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Gray traded from Yanks to Reds after getting new contract

Jan. 21, 2019 6:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Adding Sonny Gray to a rotation already improved by the offseason acquisitions of Tanner Roark and Alex Wood has the Cincinnati Reds thinking about their first NL Central title since 2012. "I think we have a group of guys that can hold their own with anybody in this division. I really do,"...

Saints owner vows to pursue changes in NFL policies

Jan. 21, 2019 5:28 PM EST

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints owner Gayle Benson says she pledges to aggressively pursue changes in NFL policies that will promote more "fairness and integrity." Benson says it's clear the Saints were "unfairly deprived" of a trip to the Super Bowl by the inaction of game officials "charged with creating a...

AP sources: Nets minority owner agrees to buy WNBA's Liberty

Jan. 21, 2019 4:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty are finally about to have a new owner. An investment group led by Brooklyn Nets minority owner Joseph Tsai has agreed to buy the New York Liberty, pending approval by the NBA Board of Governors, two people familiar with the purchase told The Associated Press on Monday....

Sportsbook credits Saints bets over uncalled penalty

Jan. 21, 2019 3:34 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A sportsbook in New Jersey is offering betting credits for customers who bet on the New Orleans Saints due to the widespread belief that the team was victimized by a blown call by referees during its loss Sunday in the NFC championship game. PointsBet initially said Monday it...

Zibanejad, Lundqvist lead Rangers past Bruins 3-2

Jan. 19, 2019 11:32 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist hopes his teammates take some time to think about how well they've played going into a long break. He'll also have some time to reflect on his climb up the NHL's career wins list. Lundqvist made 27 saves to take over sole possession of sixth place in wins and...

American team takes NLFPA Collegiate Bowl, 10-7

Jan. 19, 2019 10:23 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — It may not seem the most vexing of losing streaks, the eighth NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl being an all-star game, but after the American team knocked off their National counterparts 10-7 on Saturday at the Rose Bowl, they celebrated as if they had ended an age-old demon....

Cubs to launch their own sports network

Jan. 19, 2019 5:44 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are launching their own sports network. President of business operations Crane Kenney said the team hopes to have it running in time for spring training next year. "You'll have a Cubs channel," he said at the team's annual fan convention on Saturday. "We'll launch in 2020."...

Cam Newton, Von Miller among 5 finalists for Alan Page Award

Jan. 18, 2019 10:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller are among five finalists for the NFL Players Association's Alan Page Community Award. Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins, New York Jets left tackle Kelvin Beachum and Los Angeles Rams left...

Russell getting "conditional second chance" with Cubs

Jan. 18, 2019 9:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell's future with the Chicago Cubs is a tentative proposition. President of baseball operations Theo Epstein says Russell is getting a "conditional second chance" with the Cubs after he was suspended for 40 games last October for violating Major League Baseball's domestic...

Garcia can earn up to $6M under 1-year deal with Rays

Jan. 18, 2019 7:51 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Avisail Garcia can earn up to $6 million as part of his one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. The team announced the deal Friday, an agreement that guarantees $3.5 million this season. He can earn $250,000 each for 350, 400, 450, 500, 550 and 600 plate appearances, and $1...