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MLS concludes Beckham's Miami broke league budget rules

Apr. 16, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — David Beckham's Inter Miami was found by Major League Soccer to have violated league budget rules with its signing of French midfielder Blaise Matuidi, and the team bought out the contract of Argentine midfielder Matías Pellegrini to get back in compliance. ...

Browns release veteran DT Richardson in salary-cap move

Apr. 16, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — This off-season remodeling of the Browns' defense includes a surprising removal. Veteran tackle Sheldon Richardson's contract was terminated on Friday, a head-scratching move that creates more salary-cap space but also a hole in the middle of...

AP study: MLB salary down 4.8% in 2 years; top 100 earn half

Apr. 16, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The average major league salary dropped 4.8% to just under $4.17 million on opening day from the start of the previous full season in 2019. The average has fallen 6.4% since the start of the 2017 season, when it peaked at $4.45 million, according to a...

A's pound Tigers, back Manaea's 1st victory of season, 8-4

Apr. 16, 2021 02:10 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics are scoring runs every which way again and they're back to playing their winning brand of baseball. Stephen Piscotty and Matt Olson homered to back Sean Manaea's first victory of the season, and the A's won their fifth...

Arenado gets extra $15M, Cards defer $50M in amended deal

Apr. 15, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nolan Arenado’s contract was amended when the All-Star third baseman was traded to the Cardinals by the Colorado Rockies, adding a $15 million salary for 2027 to leave him owed $214 million over seven seasons by St. Louis. As part of the amended...

NFL’s revised offseason program includes mandatory minicamp

Apr. 14, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

The NFL’s revised offseason program still includes a post-draft rookie minicamp, voluntary workouts and a mandatory minicamp next month despite the union’s objection to in-person activities due to COVID-19 concerns. A memo obtained by The Associated Press that was...

Montana hires Oregon State assistant to coach women's hoops

Apr. 14, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Oregon State assistant Brian Holsinger has been hired as the next women’s basketball coach at Montana, athletic director Kent Haslam said. Holsinger has spent 13 years as an assistant in the Pac-12 and has more than two decades of college...

Another Granato making a case for the family name in Buffalo

Apr. 14, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Tony Granato can laugh now in recalling how angry he was at his brother Don for giving up goaltending at 15 and switching to forward. Tony regarded his younger sibling as one of the better goalies he faced, even at three years younger, and worried...

MLS 2021: Newcomers to MLS lack star power of previous years

Apr. 13, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

Whether it was the ongoing financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the delay to the start of the season due to negotiations over the collective bargaining agreement or challenges in bringing players in from overseas, the newcomers joining Major League Soccer for the 2021 season lack...

Lightning and Maple Leafs among NHL trade deadline winners

Apr. 13, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

The defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning went into the NHL trade deadline without much money to make a move. As the league's best teams often do, the cash-strapped Lightning found a way to improve their chances of winning with a shrewd deal. ...