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Gio Gonzalez, Yankees agree to minor league deal

Mar. 19, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees reached into the remainder of the free-agent market to bolster their ailing rotation, agreeing Monday to a minor league contract with Gio Gonzalez. If added to the 40-man roster, the 33-year-old left-hander would get a $3 million salary while in the major leagues...

Union head praises Jays for raising minor league pay by half

Mar. 18, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Union head Tony Clark lauded the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday for giving minor league players a 50 percent raise, and he hopes other clubs do the same. Representatives from the players' association visited the Blue Jays spring training camp a day after The Athletic reported the team...

AP source: Indians, OF Gonzalez agree to minor deal

Mar. 17, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Free agent outfielder Carlos Gonzalez intends to sign a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians, a person familiar with the agreement told The Associated Press. Gonzalez, who played the past 10 seasons with Colorado, will sign once he completes a physical, the person said...

Argentina announces professionalization of women's soccer

Mar. 16, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's soccer association announced Saturday that the national women's league will be granted professional status, marking a milestone in a country that is home to Lionel Messi and some of the world's greatest players but still views soccer as largely a men's game. At a...

New Mexico Democrats boost school spending, shun marijuana

Mar. 16, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Democrat-led Legislature approved a $700 million general fund spending increase Friday that will go mostly toward public education as lawmakers scramble to address a court order to expand learning opportunities for low-income and minority students. The budget for the fiscal year...

US Soccer president says women's lawsuit a surprise

Mar. 15, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro said the governing body was surprised when women's national team players sued alleging gender discrimination. Cordeiro said in a statement Friday the USSF is reviewing the suit filed a week ago. He spoke with some of the players this week and said he hopes for...

Chiefs' Hill linked to domestic battery case in suburban KC

Mar. 15, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The Chiefs are investigating an incident in which star receiver Tyreek Hill was involved in a domestic battery episode in suburban Kansas City earlier this week. The team said in a statement to The Associated Press that it was aware of a police report filed Thursday by the...

Free Agency: Disenchantment works, trench warriors coveted

Mar. 15, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

It's probably fair to compare the opening of the NFL's business season with the wildness often seen on the stock market floor. A frenzy of bidding and trading and changes of mind — all involving millions of dollars. Several trends already have appeared during the two days of the "legal tampering" period,...

Relieved Barr remains a Viking after uneasy pledge to Jets

Mar. 14, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Anthony Barr slept for a mere two hours on Monday night, awakened at 3 a.m. by the angst of his decision about which team to pick in free agency. His verbal commitment to join the New York Jets triggered immediate unease about leaving the Minnesota Vikings. "I was up all morning just...

Raiders cut WR Jordy Nelson, QB AJ McCarron to save cap room

Mar. 14, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — After making several big-ticket additions to start free agency, the Oakland Raiders are now making some cuts. The Raiders released 2018 leading wide receiver Jordy Nelson and backup quarterback AJ McCarron on Thursday to create salary cap space after going on a spending spree earlier...