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Anaheim Ducks re-sign D Larsson to 2-year, $2.4 million deal

Aug. 6, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed defenseman Jacob Larsson to a two-year, $2.4 million deal. The Ducks announced the return of their restricted free agent Thursday. Larsson will make $1.1 million next season and $1.3 million in the 2021-22 campaign. The 23-year-old Swede has two goals...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (86) runs with the ball during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. The San Francisco 49ers have agreed on a one-year contract with Jordan. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

49ers agree to 1-year deal with TE Jordan Reed

Aug. 3, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

The San Francisco 49ers got training camp started by agreeing to a one-year contract with a free agent tight end and meeting face-to-face with their own star at the position. The 49ers agreed to an incentive-laden deal with oft-injured former Pro Bowler Jordan Reed on Monday, giving the defending NFC champions a...

FILE - In this July 19, 2019, file photo, Denver Broncos offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James (70) stretches during NFL football training camp in Englewood, Colo. James informed the Broncos on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, that he's opting out of the 2020 season over coronavirus concerns. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Broncos' Ja'Wuan James skipping 2020 over COVID-19 concerns

Aug. 3, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Right tackle Ja’Wuan James informed the Denver Broncos on Monday that he’s opting out of the 2020 season over coronavirus concerns. The Broncos were counting on their headliner from last year’s free agent class to bounce back from a balky right knee that limited...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Foxborough, Mass. Belichick is being coy about his expectations for the quarterback position as his teams prepares for the start of training camp. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Belichick mum on plans for QB position as camp nears

Jul. 31, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Like all NFL teams, the Patriots face a variety of unknowns heading into a 2020 season in the midst of the ongoing pandemic. So it’s no surprise Bill Belichick is being coy about his expectations for the quarterback position as his team prepares for the start of training camp. ...

FILE - In this May 19, 2020, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady runs across the field during a an NFL football workout at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Fla. Bruce Arians didn’t give much thought to the prospect of opting out of trying to help Tom Brady win a Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 67-year-old whose aggressive offensive philosophy is dubbed “no risk it, no biscuit” is one of the oldest head coaches in the NFL, as well as a cancer survivor who once retired because of health concerns.  (Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)

NFL training camps opening with eye on baseball, babysitting

Jul. 28, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

Brady and Brees aren't the B words dominating the opening of NFL training camps. Try baseball and babysitting. As veterans report Tuesday for COVID-19 testing, with on-field work far on the horizon for now, eyeballs are focused on the pandemic issues in Major League Baseball. The coronavirus outbreak with the...

Sonny Milano gets 2-year extension, stays with Anaheim Ducks

Jul. 28, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Left wing Sonny Milano has agreed to a two-year, $3.4 million contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks announced the deal Tuesday night. Anaheim acquired Milano from Columbus last February in a trade for Devin Shore. Milano contributed two goals and three assists in nine...

The Latest: Texas has zero active coronavirus infections

Jul. 28, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Texas has no active coronavirus infections on the football team or among the volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball team players on campus, athletic director Chris Del Conte said Tuesday. The football team...

Cincinnati Reds' Mike Moustakas (9) hits a two-run home run in the seventh inning during a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Friday, July 24, 2020. The Reds won 7-1. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Opening impression: Moustakas leads Reds over Tigers 7-1

Jul. 24, 2020 9:56 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mike Moustakas drove in four runs in an emphatic first impression, teaming with fellow Cincinnati newcomers Shogo Akiyama and Nick Castellanos to turn the Reds' long-delayed opener into a 7-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday. The Reds tried to make themselves relevant again by...

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2020, file photo, St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo skates during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Denver.  Pietrangelo, and many other pending free agents would have already cashed in at this point in the summer in a regular year. Instead, returning to compete in the NHL playoffs after time away represents a significant injury risk with free agency looming in October and the chance of something serious jeopardizing next season. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Pending free agents confront injury risk in NHL playoffs

Jul. 23, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

Alex Pietrangelo and his wife had ongoing discussions about whether he should return to the ice when the NHL season resumes. In addition to wanting to keep the couple’s infant triplets safe during the pandemic, the 30-year-old captain of the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues is heading into free agency...

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2019, file photo, Detroit Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit. The Tigers put Zimmermann on the 45-day injured list last weekend because of a right forearm strain, and in this shortened season, that means he won't pitch much — if at all. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Shortened season puts potential free agents in tough spot

Jul. 23, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — This is the final year of Jordan Zimmermann's contract with Detroit — and after battling injuries and ineffectiveness through most of his tenure with the Tigers, this is also his last chance to make a good impression before free agency arrives again. And now that opportunity may be...