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Chargers GM Telesco has no timetable on Rivers deal

Jan. 17, 2019 7:16 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers just concluded his 15th season with the Los Angeles Chargers but the quarterback's future beyond 2019 is one of many areas that general manager Tom Telesco will have to address during the offseason. Telesco reiterated during his season-ending news conference Thursday...

Lowrie can earn bonus with Mets for 550 plate appearances

Jan. 17, 2019 2:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jed Lowrie can earn a $500,000 performance bonus during each season of his deal with the New York Mets if he makes 550 plate appearances. The Mets and the infielder finalized the $20 million, two-year contract on Wednesday. He gets a $5 million signing bonus, of which $1 million is due on...

Europeans unravel massive tennis match-fixing ring

Jan. 16, 2019 3:25 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The crooked tennis players knew him as "Maestro." To European investigators, the Armenian based in Belgium is emerging as the suspected ringleader of an organized gambling syndicate suspected of fixing hundreds of matches and paying off more than 100 players from around Europe. As Roger...

Swimming body ends threat to ban breakaway athletes

Jan. 15, 2019 9:08 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — In a standoff about the right of swimmers to compete for improved prize money, governing body FINA on Tuesday lifted its threat to ban those taking part in independently run competitions. FINA has been criticized in recent weeks by top swimmers who want more say in how their sport is run and...

AP sources: Moore, Charles given franchise tags

Jan. 14, 2019 10:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Moore and Tina Charles aren't going anywhere. Two people familiar with the deals told The Associated Press that the former UConn teammates were given the franchise tag by Minnesota and New York for the upcoming WNBA season. It's no real surprise that the perennial All-Stars won't hit...

Sooners QB, A's pick Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft

Jan. 14, 2019 8:48 PM EST

Kyler Murray, the first-round Major League Baseball draft pick and Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback, declared himself eligible for the NFL draft on Monday. Murray announced his decision in a tweet , ending his brief and storied college career. What's next for the Murray is not yet known. The Oakland...

Dozier's deal with Nationals includes $2M in deferred money

Jan. 14, 2019 12:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Free agent infielder Brian Dozier's $9 million, one-year contract with the Washington Nationals includes $2 million in salary that is deferred without interest until Jan. 15, 2020. Washington announced the deal Sunday, three days after it was agreed to subject to a successful physical....

Cardinals avoid arbitration with Wacha, Ozuna and Leone

Jan. 12, 2019 12:58 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cardinals and right-hander Michael Wacha avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $6.35 million contract, a raise of $1.05 million. St. Louis also agreed to one-year deals with outfielder Marcell Ozuna at $12.25 million and right-hander Dominic Leone at $1.26 million. Wacha's 2018 season...

Tigers reach $9.95 million deal with Castellanos for 2019

Jan. 12, 2019 12:56 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers avoided arbitration with Nicholas Castellanos, agreeing on a $9.95 million deal with the outfielder for 2019. Detroit also reached agreements with left-handers Matthew Boyd ($2.6 million), Daniel Norris ($1,275,000) and Blaine Hardy ($1.3 million). Right-hander Michael...

Twins reach 1-year deals with 8 players to avoid arbitration

Jan. 12, 2019 12:55 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Right-hander Kyle Gibson and left fielder Eddie Rosario were among eight Minnesota Twins players who avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to one-year contracts Friday. Gibson and Rosario received hefty raises: Gibson will earn $8,125,000, an increase from his 2018 salary of $4.2...