Latest Sports team and league operation News

AP source: Pinder, Kemp reach one-year deals with Athletics

Nov. 29, 2021 20:49 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Utilityman Chad Pinder has reached agreement on a $2,725,000, one-year contract and infielder Tony Kemp is receiving a $2.25 million, one-year deal as both players avoided salary arbitration with the Oakland Athletics, a person with direct knowledge of the...

AP source: RHP Alex Cobb closes in on contract with Giants

Nov. 29, 2021 20:20 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right-hander Alex Cobb is close to finalizing an agreement with the San Francisco Giants, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations said Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Cobb still must pass a physical to complete...

AP source: Rangers land SS Seager on $325M, 10-year deal

Nov. 29, 2021 19:49 PM EST

Corey Seager agreed to a $325 million, 10-year deal with the Texas Rangers on Monday and will now play his home games in the stadium where he was twice a postseason MVP, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition...

Ozuna suspended 20 games under MLB domestic violence policy

Nov. 29, 2021 18:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna received a retroactive 20-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Ozuna was arrested May 29 on charges of aggravated assault by strangulation and battery after police...

Key people and background in MLB labor negotiations

Nov. 29, 2021 17:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Key people and background in Major League Baseball’s labor negotiations: COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT A five-year contract between MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on Dec. 1. ...

Red Sox owners reach agreement to buy Pittsburgh Penguins

Nov. 29, 2021 17:09 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle rescued the Pittsburgh Penguins out of bankruptcy more than 20 years ago, a decision that helped turn the team into one of the NHL's marquee franchises. The Penguins' spot in Pittsburgh secure for years to come and with...

AP source: Scherzer and Mets agree to $130M, 3-year contract

Nov. 29, 2021 14:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Max Scherzer has shattered baseball's record for highest average salary, agreeing Monday to a $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of...

Franco signs $182-million, 11-year contract with Tampa Bay

Nov. 27, 2021 14:29 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wander Franco and the Tampa Bay Rays have finalized an $182 million, 11-year contract that includes a club option for the 2033 season. The shortstop's deal, which could be worth up to $223 million if the club option is exercised and...

Sharks GM Doug Wilson takes medical leave

Nov. 26, 2021 17:03 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson will take a temporary leave to deal with an undisclosed medical issue. The Sharks said Friday that assistant general manager Joe Will will take over the team's day-to-day operations during Wilson's...

Packers stock sale nets more than $41 million in 8 days

Nov. 25, 2021 11:01 AM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have sold more than $41 million worth of stock in just over a week into their sixth stock offering in franchise history. The team said Wednesday it had sold more than 138,000 shares of stock, at $300 a share. The NFL’s only...