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Injury-riddled Broncos get linebacker Kenny Young from Rams

Oct. 25, 2021 23:45 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The injury-riddled Denver Broncos acquired inside linebacker Kenny Young from the Los Angeles Rams on Monday, four days after they were gouged by third-string Cleveland running back D’Ernest Johnson. The teams also exchanged 2024 late-round...

Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. joins Mariners ownership group

Oct. 25, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. is investing in the Seattle Mariners in a way he never has before. He’ll be part of the ownership group going forward. The Mariners announced Monday that their most famous former player has also become...

Oliver Marmol takes over as St. Louis Cardinals manager

Oct. 25, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

As Oliver Marmol transitioned into a coaching career with the St. Louis Cardinals, it became clear he had the potential to become a big league manager one day. That day has arrived — a little earlier than expected. The 35-year-old Marmol was...

Scherzer watches, Buehler struggles as Dodgers' season ends

Oct. 24, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Baseball’s biggest payroll couldn’t buy the Los Angeles Dodgers another championship. Certainly not with so many high-priced expenditures stuck on the bench when it mattered most. The defending World Series champion Dodgers...

Bucks sign guard Grayson Allen to multiyear extension

Oct. 18, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Grayson Allen has signed a multiyear contract extension less than 2 ½ months after the team acquired him from the Memphis Grizzlies. Allen joined the Bucks in an Aug. 7 trade that set guard Sam Merrill and two future second-round...

Packers taking early command of NFC North race again

Oct. 18, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

When he celebrated a touchdown run at Chicago on Sunday by shouting to the crowd, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers may have been selling his team short. Rodgers yelled, “I still own you!” to the Bears fans at Solder Field. In fact, Rodgers and the Packers...

AP WAS THERE: 1st Black player's contract bought by NBA team

Oct. 18, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Earl Lloyd, Chuck Cooper and Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton broke the color barrier in the NBA as the league’s first Black players during the 1950-51 season. Clifton was the first Black player to have his contract purchased when the New York Knicks bought his deal from the...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 13, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

Tampa Bay Times. October 13, 2021. Editorial: The Tampa Bay Rays loss hurts. Losing the Rays would hurt a lot more The Rays are looking for a new stadium. Will the Tampa Bay area deliver? That hurt. Losing a playoff series always...

Dream picks longtime WNBA player Tanisha Wright as new coach

Oct. 12, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Dream hired longtime WNBA player Tanisha Wright as its new head coach on Tuesday, looking to bring stability to a team that struggled under two interim coaches this past season. The 37-year-old Wright played 14 seasons with the Seattle Storm,...

Washington's Rivera not considering major changes on defense

Oct. 11, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

Ron Rivera bristled at the notion of taking over defensive play-calling or making any changes to his coaching staff Monday in the aftermath of Washington giving up 33 points in a loss to New Orleans. Rivera said, “That stuff makes no sense to me” and insisted four or...