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Padres get Pham, Cronenworth from Rays for Renfroe

Dec. 7, 2019 1:46 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — General manager A.J. Preller continued to remake the San Diego Padres' outfield, and added an intriguing two-way player as well. Preller acquired outfielder Tommy Pham and infielder-pitcher Jake Cronenworth from the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday for outfielder Hunter Renfroe, minor league...

Jarry spoils Kessel's return, Penguins beat Coyotes 2-0

Dec. 7, 2019 1:01 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tristan Jarry spoiled Phil Kessel's return to Pittsburgh, turning aside all 33 shots to post his second consecutive shutout as the Penguins edged the Arizona Coyotes 2-0 Friday night. Kessel helped Pittsburgh to back-to-back Stanley Cup titles in 2016 and 2017 before being traded to the...

AP source: Ole Miss working to bring Kiffin back to SEC

Dec. 7, 2019 12:45 AM EST

A person familiar with the negotiations says Mississippi is working to hire FAU's Lane Kiffin to be its next head football coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday night because negotiations were ongoing and Kiffin still has a game to coach. Florida Atlantic faces UAB in...

Reports: Howard University football coach Ron Prince resigns

Dec. 7, 2019 12:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Howard University football coach Ron Prince resigned after less than a season on the job, according to multiple reports Friday night. The Washington Post and ESPN reported on their websites that Howard athletic director Kery Davis said the school and Prince agreed to mutually part ways....

Pens ride Jarry to 2-0 win over Coyotes in Kessel's return

Dec. 6, 2019 10:47 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Phil Kessel drank in the moment in the most Phil Kessel way. He tried to avoid it. Yet as the standing ovation the Arizona Coyotes forward received in his return to Pittsburgh wore on Friday night, the mercurial forward who helped the Penguins to a pair of Stanley Cups couldn't escape it...

Knicks fire David Fizdale, make Mike Miller interim coach

Dec. 6, 2019 8:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — David Fizdale was the latest coach tasked with trying to turn around the New York Knicks. He was given barely 100 games before the longtime losers decided it was time to try someone else. The Knicks cut ties with Fizdale and promoted assistant Mike Miller to interim head coach Friday after...

Rangers complete $28M, 3-year deal with RHP Kyle Gibson

Dec. 6, 2019 7:15 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have completed a $28 million, three-year contract with right-hander Kyle Gibson, adding another veteran in the middle of their starting rotation. Texas announced Gibson’s addition on Friday. He spent the first seven years of his big league career with the...

Cubs agree to 1-year contract with reliever Winkler

Dec. 6, 2019 6:21 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs and reliever Dan Winkler agreed Friday to a one-year contract that pays $750,000 in the majors. The 29-year-old right-hander is 8-2 with two saves and a 3.68 ERA in 117 relief appearances over five seasons with Atlanta. He was 3-1 with a 4.98 ERA in 27 outings for the Braves...

Mets re-sign reliever Brach after solid show late last year

Dec. 6, 2019 6:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets re-signed reliever Brad Brach to a one-year, $850,000 contract on Friday, encouraged by his solid showing after they added him last August. Brach’s deal includes a player option for 2021 at $1.25 million. The 33-year-old right-hander was 1-1 with a 3.68 ERA in 16...

AP source: Free agent catcher Avila, Twins reach 1-year deal

Dec. 6, 2019 5:41 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Free agent catcher Alex Avila and the Minnesota Twins have reached agreement on a one-year contract for $4.25 million. A person with direct knowledge of the deal, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been finalized, confirmed the details...