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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, left, and his son Stephen Jones, the team's executive vice president, leave after NFL owners meet to discuss a proposed labor agreement, Thursday Feb. 20, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Cowboys put free-agent plans on hold because of CBA deal

Feb. 24, 2020 6:12 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Stephen Jones continues to play the waiting game — just like every other NFL team executive. Until they get answers, nobody is ready to move. While the Dallas executive vice president made it clear Monday he wants a long-term commitment with quarterback Dak Prescott, intends to...

2B Dozier gets agreement with Padres, invite to spring camp

Feb. 23, 2020 6:07 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Free agent second baseman Brian Dozier and the San Diego Padres have reached agreement on a minor league contract with an invitation to big league spring training. Dozier has played in the World Series the past two years. He hit 20 home runs with 50 RBIs for the champion Washington...

Jets sign free agent WR Josh Doctson

Feb. 22, 2020 1:34 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed free agent Josh Doctson to add depth to their wide receiver position. The Jets announced the signing Saturday. Doctson was a first-round pick by Washington out of TCU in 2016 but failed to live up to his lofty draft status. The 27-year-old Doctson...

Houston Astros pitcher Austin Pruitt (51) warms up before pitching live batting practice during baseball spring training Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Astros must fill hole in rotation after Cole's departure

Feb. 20, 2020 9:27 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As the Houston Astros put together their rotation for this season, they're faced with a Texas-sized hole after Gerrit Cole left as a free agent to sign with the New York Yankees. New manager Dusty Baker is looking for somebody to step up and help make up for the loss. But more...

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen (97) warms up before an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans. Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen will become a free agent for the first time in his 11-year career. He's coming off a bounce-back season for the longest-tenured player on the team. Griffen has chosen to exercise his option to void the remaining three years on his contract, a person with knowledge of the decision confirmed to The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Brett Duke, File)

AP source: Vikings DE Griffen to void deal, hit free agency

Feb. 20, 2020 3:03 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen will become a free agent for the first time in his 11-year career, coming off a bounce-back season for the longest-tenured player on the team. Griffen has chosen to exercise his option to void the remaining three years on his contract, a...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Greg Robinson smiles during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. Robinson was being held Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020,  in a Texas jail on a pending drug distribution charge from a federal agency, records show. Robinson, 27, was booked Tuesday, according to El Paso County jail records.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

NFL free agent Greg Robinson jailed in Texas on pot charge

Feb. 19, 2020 8:20 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — NFL offensive tackle Greg Robinson remained in a West Texas jail without bond Wednesday after federal agents said they found 157 pounds (71.21 kilograms) of marijuana in a rented vehicle in which he and two other people were riding. Robinson, 27, of Thibodeaux, Louisiana, and Jaquan...

New Jersey Devils defenseman Andy Greene (6) watches a replay on a giant video screen above the ice after scoring a game-tying goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Devils trade captain Andy Greene to New York Islanders

Feb. 16, 2020 10:36 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Islanders solidified their defense for the playoff push Sunday, acquiring New Jersey Devils captain Andy Greene. The Devils got young defenseman David Quenneville and the Islanders' second-round pick in the 2021 draft in return for Greene. The deal came eight days before...

Pitcher Chad Bettis, Yankees reach minor league deal

Feb. 16, 2020 1:42 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Free agent pitcher Chad Bettis signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees on Sunday with an invitation an invitation to big league spring training. The 30-year-old right-hander was 1-6 with one save and a 6.08 ERA in 39 games, including three starts, for Colorado last...

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant speaks to reporters during spring training baseball Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Cubs 3B Bryant: No hard feelings on losing grievance

Feb. 15, 2020 8:01 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant realized all along his service-time grievance against the team would be tough to win, and he still believes how he handled himself might help players in the future. The 28-year-old Bryant will be eligible for free agency in two years after arbitrator Mark...

Cincinnati Reds manager David Bell talks during the teams' first spring training baseball workout, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Wade Miley brings new direction to the Reds' rotation

Feb. 15, 2020 4:55 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Reds went in a slightly different direction when they signed left-hander Wade Miley in the offseason, departing from their preference for developing or trading to acquire starting pitching. Instead, they chose to spend a considerable amount of money on a free agent. Miley got a...