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MLB's snail-paced lockout talks to resume with union offer

Jan. 20, 2022 20:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Locked out baseball players plan to make a counteroffer to management on Monday, 11 days after clubs gave the union a proposal when the snail-paced negotiations resumed following a 42-day break. The players’ association asked Major League Baseball on Thursday to...

Patriots not quite back yet after another early playoff exit

Jan. 17, 2022 14:46 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Talk of a resurgence by the New England Patriots this season appears to have been a bit premature. A 10-win season following a 7-9 finish in 2020 would be a sign of progress for almost any other NFL team. Yet, for a franchise that has grown accustomed to...

WNBA stars could be on the move as free agency set to begin

Jan. 14, 2022 02:16 AM EST

Some of the biggest stars in the WNBA could be on the move with free agency set to begin this weekend. Teams can start talking to their own restricted and unrestricted free agents Saturday. Deals can't be officially announced until Feb. 1. Everyone in the league would...

Despite just 4 wins, Jets head into offseason with optimism

Jan. 10, 2022 19:45 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The vibe is different around the New York Jets. Even with only four wins. Yes, the franchise just completed another season without a postseason appearance, an NFL-worst drought of 11 straight years. And, yep, the Jets have just six victories in the past...

Rhule: Panthers will 'look at everything' at quarterback

Jan. 10, 2022 19:17 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Having survived Black Monday, embattled coach Matt Rhule turned his attention to a number of issues facing the Carolina Panthers moving forward. Such as how to fix the quarterback situation, hiring the right offensive coordinator, and upgrading a porous...

Broncos GM Paton begins search for Fangio's replacement

Jan. 10, 2022 19:06 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Before George Paton begins his quest to find the right quarterback for the Denver Broncos, he has to find the correct coach. “I know how important that position is. It’s the most important position in sports," the general manager said. "But we’re...

Seahawks face changes after first losing season in a decade

Jan. 10, 2022 18:22 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — After the first losing season in more than a decade it seems as if there will, or should, be changes coming for the Seattle Seahawks. The unknown is how deep those changes will go and how involved owner Jody Allen will be with the direction moving forward. ...

No ending: Garrett pushing DE Clowney to re-sign with Browns

Jan. 07, 2022 15:49 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett has enjoyed chasing quarterbacks and trying to wreck games alongside Jadeveon Clowney this season. He'd love to do it again. “I want him here,” Garrett said. And what Garrett wants, he usually gets. For all that went...

Sue Bird says she's returning to Storm for another season

Jan. 07, 2022 14:07 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird announced Friday that she will return to the Seattle Storm next season, putting off retirement for at least one more year. The four-time WNBA champion and 12-time All-Star selection has spent her entire WNBA career with the Storm after being the No. 1 pick...

Trickle-down economics at heart of baseball labor dispute

Dec. 17, 2021 16:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Lindor’s $341 million contract with the New York Mets was supposed to be a boon for other shortstops. Same for pitchers when aces Gerrit Cole and Max Scherzer signed megadeals. Baseball players have long benefited from trickle-down economics, where stars...