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Browns sign Jadeveon Clowney to pair with Garrett on D-line

Apr. 14, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Free agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney signed a one-year, $10 million contract with the Cleveland Browns, who will pair him with All-Pro Myles Garrett to chase quarterbacks and maybe get them deeper in the playoffs. Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick in...

Shesterkin gets first NHL shutout, Rangers beat Devils 3-0

Apr. 13, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Igor Shesterkin made 27 saves for his first NHL shutout and the New York Rangers opened a four-game series against the rival New Jersey Devils with a 3-0 victory on Tuesday night. Mika Zibanejad and Artemi Panarin scored and Adam Fox had assists on...

AP source: RB Bernard agrees to 1-year deal with Buccaneers

Apr. 13, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Running back Giovani Bernard has agreed to a one-year contract with the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the move,...

Sakic embraces win-now mode with contract decisions looming

Apr. 13, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Deep down, this is precisely the sort of depth Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic always pictured. Two goaltenders to back up one of the best in the league. Three balanced lines to complement a top one that's anchored by Nathan MacKinnon. A blue...

Arizona Cardinals sign RB Conner to one-year deal

Apr. 13, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed running back James Conner to a one-year contract. The Cardinals made the move after starting running back Kenyan Drake announced he was signing with the Las Vegas Raiders a few weeks ago. Conner is expected to join...

Trades start likely overhaul for disappointing Blue Jackets

Apr. 13, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — General manager Jarmo Kekalainen sees the overhaul of the Columbus Blue Jackets as “an opportunity to reload" rather than a rebuilding job. Whatever he wants to call it, the Blue Jackets already look different after the trade deadline. The...

MLS 2021: Newcomers to MLS lack star power of previous years

Apr. 13, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

Whether it was the ongoing financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the delay to the start of the season due to negotiations over the collective bargaining agreement or challenges in bringing players in from overseas, the newcomers joining Major League Soccer for the 2021 season lack...

Wrestlers at youth tournament contract the coronavirus

Apr. 13, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials are urging those who attended a recent youth wrestling tournament in South Dakota to get tested for COVID-19 after a number of wrestlers contracted the coronavirus. Officials have been concerned about youth sports fueling...

LEADING OFF: Red Sox-Twins delayed opener; Phils-Mets play 2

Apr. 13, 2021 03:34 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ POSTPONED The Red Sox and Twins were scheduled to begin their series in Minnesota a day late. Monday's opener of a four-game set at Target Field was...

Lightning and Maple Leafs among NHL trade deadline winners

Apr. 13, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

The defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning went into the NHL trade deadline without much money to make a move. As the league's best teams often do, the cash-strapped Lightning found a way to improve their chances of winning with a shrewd deal. ...