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Washington Nationals second baseman Starlin Castro is unable to field a ground ball by Baltimore Orioles' Bryan Holaday during the sixth inning in the continuation of a suspended baseball game, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Baltimore. The first part of the game was suspended on Aug. 9, when the groundskeepers had technical difficulties with the infield tarp in the sixth inning during a rain delay, causing the infield to become too wet and muddy to play. Orioles' Dwight Smith Jr. scored on the play. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Nationals bring up prospect Luis Garcia, place Castro on IL

Aug. 14, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Washington Nationals are ready to find out if 20-year-old infielder Luis Garcia has the poise and talent to play in the big leagues. The Nationals selected Garcia's contract on Friday, a move that coincided with infielder Starlin Castro being placed on the 10-day injured list with a...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle celebrates after beating the Green Bay Packers 37-20 in the NFL NFC Championship football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Kittle has agreed to a five-year extension with the San Francisco 49ers that reportedly is the richest contract ever at the position. A person familiar with the deal says the sides agreed Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, on the deal to keep Kittle off the market next offseason. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

George Kittle signs $75M, 5-year extension with 49ers

Aug. 14, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — All-Pro tight end George Kittle has signed his five-year, $75 million extension with the San Francisco 49ers that is the richest contract ever at the position. Kittle officially signed the deal Friday, a day after agreeing to the contract that keeps him locked up in San Francisco...

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) prepares for a pass play during the NFL football team's practice Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Eagan, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Cook at Vikings camp, but no deal yet: 'Where I want to be'

Aug. 14, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings conducted their first official practice of the season Friday, and Dalvin Cook was a full participant. The NFL's latest running back contract conundrum appears to be on track for resolution without a public clash between team and player. “The Vikings and my...

FILE - Kansas City Chiefs' Travis Kelce smiles before the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Chiefs and the star tight end have agreed to a four-year, $57.25 million contract extension that will keep him with the Super Bowl champions through 2025, a person familiar with the contract tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal has not been announced. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Chiefs keep gambling by doling out another big-money deal

Aug. 14, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs had just finished their first padded practice of training camp Friday when safety Tyrann Mathieu was asked about the long-term contract signed by Travis Kelce, which ensured he would remain in Kansas City through the 2025 season. “I think Travis is a special...

Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Dion Dawkins sits on the bench in the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. The Bills are protecting quarterback Josh Allen’s blindside for the long term after signing Dawkins to a four-year, $60 million contract extension. Dawkins has been a starter in Buffalo since being selected in the second round of the 2017 draft out of Temple. He had one year left on his rookie contract, and is now signed through the 2024 season. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Bills sign left tackle Dawkins to 4-year contract extension

Aug. 13, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

First, the Buffalo Bills made sure that their improvement could continue under coach Sean McDermott. Then they made sure their franchise left tackle would remain a big part of it. One day after locking up McDermott with a contract extension through 2025, the Bills signed Dion Dawkins to a four-year, $60 million...

FILE - Kansas City Chiefs' Travis Kelce smiles before the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Chiefs and the star tight end have agreed to a four-year, $57.25 million contract extension that will keep him with the Super Bowl champions through 2025, a person familiar with the contract tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal has not been announced. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

AP source: Chiefs, Kelce agree to 4-year, $57.25M extension

Aug. 13, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs weren't done when they signed star quarterback Patrick Mahomes to a record-setting extension, or when they put together a pricey package to keep Pro Bowl defensive tackle Chris Jones on the line. Now, they're shelling out more big money to keep tight end...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay runs with the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, in Denver. Lindsay insists his noticeably bigger biceps have nothing to do with the Broncos' signing of free agent Melvin Gordon.

Lindsay says addition of Gordon isn't what drives him in '20

Aug. 13, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Phillip Lindsay insists his noticeably bigger biceps have nothing to do with the Denver Broncos’ signing of free agent Melvin Gordon. “I don’t need another man to fuel my fire,” said Lindsay, the only undrafted running back in NFL history to make it to...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle celebrates after beating the Green Bay Packers 37-20 in the NFL NFC Championship football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Kittle has agreed to a five-year extension with the San Francisco 49ers that reportedly is the richest contract ever at the position. A person familiar with the deal says the sides agreed Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, on the deal to keep Kittle off the market next offseason. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

AP source: Kittle agrees to 5-year extension with 49ers

Aug. 13, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

All-Pro tight end George Kittle agreed to a five-year, $75 million extension with the San Francisco 49ers that is the richest contract ever at the position. A person familiar with the deal said the sides agreed Thursday on the deal to keep Kittle off the market next offseason. The person spoke on condition of...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) rushes New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) during the first half of an NFL football game, in Jacksonville, Fla. When or if Yannick Ngakoue returns to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the disgruntled defensive end will need several introductions. The Jaguars have been forced to revamp their defensive line during the first two weeks of training camp, and they don’t appear done. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

Injuries, opt-outs force Jags to retool D-line sans Ngakoue

Aug. 13, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — If or when Yannick Ngakoue returns to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the disgruntled defensive end will need several introductions. The Jaguars have been forced to revamp their defensive line during the first two weeks of training camp, and they don’t appear done. Veteran...

File-Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen celebrates a sack during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Minneapolis. The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a contract with longtime Minnesota defensive end Everson Griffen, a person with knowledge of the deal said Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Griffen is the latest addition of a pass rusher with a pedigree for the Cowboys, who signed former San Francisco end Aldon Smith during the offseason.  (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File)

AP source: Cowboys agree to deal with pass rusher Griffen

Aug. 12, 2020 10:26 PM EDT

The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a contract with longtime Minnesota defensive end Everson Griffen, a person with knowledge of the deal said Wednesday. Griffen is the latest addition of a pass rusher with a pedigree for the Cowboys, who signed former San Francisco end Aldon Smith during the offseason. Griffen is...