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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, New York Jets tight end Eric Tomlinson plays during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday,, in East Rutherford, N.J. The New York Giants have reached a one-year contract agreement with tight end Eric Tomlinson.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Giants agree to terms with veteran TE Eric Tomlinson

Mar. 28, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have reached a one-year contract agreement with tight end Eric Tomlinson. Tomlinson confirmed the signing on his Instagram account. The Giants posted the news on their website and Twitter account, citing reports, but they will not confirm it until the player...

Locked gates and empty walkways are shown at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles baseball team, on what was to be opening day March 26, 2020, in Baltimore, Md. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

MLB final pitch could be closer to Christmas than Halloween

Mar. 27, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If the final pitch of the 2020 baseball season comes closer to Christmas than Halloween, that's fine with the players. Major League Baseball owners ratified a 17-page agreement with the union on Friday in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, with players willing to extend the season as...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein walks on the field during an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Los Angeles. A person with knowledge of the deal says the Dallas Cowboys and kicker Greg Zuerlein have agreed on a $7.5 million, three-year contract. The Cowboys are set for a kicking competition because they also re-signed Kai Forbath after he made all 10 field goals last season as the replacement for a shaky Brett Maher. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)

Cowboys agree on deals with kicker Zuerlein, defender Poe

Mar. 27, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

The Dallas Cowboys are going to let two proven kickers go at it in the offseason for a change. The Cowboys and kicker Greg Zuerlein agreed Friday on a $7.5 million, three-year contract, with $2.3 million guaranteed. The deal with Zuerlein comes just a few days after the Cowboys re-signed Kai Forbath, who made all...

FLE - In this Jan. 12, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Reggie Ragland (59) plays against the Houston Texans during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. The Detroit Lions have agreed to a contract with linebacker Reggie Ragland, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Friday, March 27, 2020, because the deal had not been announced.  (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann, File)

Lions reach deals with LBs Reggie Ragland, Elijah Lee

Mar. 27, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to contracts with linebackers Reggie Ragland and Elijah Lee. The Lions confirmed the deals Friday. Ragland started 32 games over the past three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round in 2016, but a knee...

The Latest: Sparks guard Wiese tests positive for virus

Mar. 27, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Los Angeles Sparks guard Sydney Wiese posted on Twitter that she tested positive for COVID-19. Wiese said that she was “feeling well — fortunate to only show mild symptoms, but I am capable of spreading...

Boston University's Trevor Zegras (13) celebrates his tying goal against Northeastern's Craig Pantano, left, during the third period of the Beanpot Tournament championship NCAA college hockey game in Boston, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Ducks sign first-round pick Trevor Zegras to 3-year contract

Mar. 27, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

Trevor Zegras is in hockey limbo like everyone else, but he is hoping that signing with the Anaheim Ducks on Friday will serve as motivation until he can get back on the ice. “The past week has been pretty much sitting and waiting,” Zegras said during a conference call after inking a three-year...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon (25) runs past Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Anthony Hitchens (53) during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. The Denver Broncos continued an impressive offseason haul Friday, March 20, 2020, by agreeing to a two-year deal with former Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann, File)

Melvin Gordon using lessons of holdout as motivation in 2020

Mar. 27, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Melvin Gordon's futile holdout last season holds many a lesson for the sixth-year running back, including the realization that the former Chargers star still has plenty of doubters despite scoring 49 touchdowns in college and 47 more in the NFL. "I'm coming in hungry, ready to work,...

San Diego Padres players and coaches line up during playing of the national anthem before a spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, March 9, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

AP sources: MLBers keep service time in deal; draft may trim

Mar. 27, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Players agreed to a deal with Major League Baseball that would preserve service time in the event this season is canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but left open details of what a configured schedule would look like. As part of the agreement approved by the union Thursday night,...

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams Michael Brockers is shown in action against the New England Patriots during NFL Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta. Brockers is re-signing with the Los Angeles Rams after his free agent deal with the Ravens fell through, apparently because Baltimore's team doctors couldn't examine him properly due to the coronavirus pandemic. Brockers' representatives at Team Sports Agency confirmed the surprising reversal Friday, March 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

Ravens lose DT Brockers, who returns to Rams for 3-year deal

Mar. 27, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens won't have Michael Brockers on their retooled defensive line after all, and now he's headed back to Los Angeles. Baltimore reached agreement on a three-year contract with the Rams free agent last week. But the deal was never sealed in part because Brockers...

Vikings re-sign backups RB Ameer Abdullah, OL Brett Jones

Mar. 27, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

The Minnesota Vikings re-signed two more of their own free agents on Friday, with new contracts for running back Ameer Abdullah and center Brett Jones. Abdullah has been the team's primary kickoff returner since being claimed off waivers from Detroit on Nov. 7, 2018. He also carved out a niche on coverage units...