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Nazem Kadri signs 7-year, $49M deal with Calgary Flames

Aug. 18, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Nazem Kadri is going to the Calgary Flames, leaving the Colorado Avalanche after helping them win the Stanley Cup for the first time since 2001. Calgary announced a $49 million, seven-year contract Thursday, meaning Kadri will count $7 million against the...

Braves' new contracts set them up for long-term success

Aug. 17, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Hey, Braves fans, hope you like the core of your team. You're gonna be cheering them on for a while. The reigning World Series champions have moved aggressively to lock up their most vital players to long-term contracts. Rookie sensation...

Broncos sign free agent Schobert, activate Gregory, Turner

Aug. 15, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The reinforcements arrived by the bunches Monday for the Denver Broncos. They signed veteran linebacker Joe Schobert and activated prized offseason acquisitions Randy Gregory (shoulder) and Billy Turner (knee), both of whom aim to play in the regular-season...

Saints cut Brown, waive Thompson; Costello says he's signing

Aug. 10, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have cut veteran running back Malcolm Brown and waived defensive back Bryce Thompson with an injury designation. Thompson appeared to have a serious lower leg injury during Tuesday's practice at Saints training camp and he was waived on...

Cubs to cut OF Jason Heyward after the season

Aug. 08, 2022 23:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs will cut ties with right fielder Jason Heyward after this season, ending one of baseball's most expensive and unproductive free-agent signings with a year left on his contract. “We’re not going have him with the team next year,” Cubs President...

Rangers expect to win in '23, also expected to be better now

Aug. 08, 2022 20:01 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers expect to win in 2023, which has long been part of their plan. There was also an expectation to be better this season. “We've said pretty clearly we expect to take a step forward this year,” team president Jon Daniels said. “We had...

Gilmore appears to have found right landing spot in Indy

Aug. 08, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Stephon Gilmore arrived at training camp two weeks ago with an impressive resume — and something to prove. After two injury-filled subpar seasons in New England and Carolina, the 31-year-old cornerback chose Indianapolis to revive his career. ...

Coyotes sign Lawson Crouse to 5-year deal before arbitration

Aug. 08, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have signed restricted free agent forward Lawson Crouse to a five-year contract. Terms of the deal announced Monday were not released. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound forward signed hours before a scheduled arbitration hearing. ...

Barr could help young Cowboys star Parsons' pursuit of sacks

Aug. 05, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — The signing of free agent linebacker Anthony Barr could nudge young star Micah Parsons closer to being primarily a pass rusher for the Dallas Cowboys. The club also had depth in mind with the addition of Barr, a four-time Pro Bowler who spent his first eight...

Broncos sign WR Shepherd to fill Patrick's roster spot

Aug. 04, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Darrius Shepherd made a quick first impression Thursday at training camp, hauling in a 60-yard touchdown pass on his first catch with the Denver Broncos. “It's not a bad start," said Shepherd, who raced past two defenders to haul in backup QB Josh...