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Vikes GM: Wall Street to NFL is 'different canvas, same art'

Jan. 27, 2022 20:19 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Kwesi Adofo-Mensah spent his first eight years out of Princeton on Wall Street, working as a commodities trader and a portfolio manager. Crossing the country to continue his studies and become an economics professor at Stanford was only the start of a sharp turn...

AP source: Kane joining Oilers after being cleared by NHL

Jan. 27, 2022 19:22 PM EST

The NHL has cleared Evander Kane after an investigation into his cross-border travel during the holiday break, paving the way for him to join the Edmonton Oilers. A person with knowledge of the deal said Thursday that Kane has agreed to terms with the Oilers on a contract for the...

Broncos hire Packers OC Nathaniel Hackett as their new coach

Jan. 27, 2022 18:50 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett has agreed to become the Denver Broncos' new head coach. He replaces Vic Fangio, who was fired a day after the Broncos finished 7-10, their sixth consecutive season out of the playoffs and fifth...

MLB not requiring COVID-19 vaccines for minor leaguers

Jan. 27, 2022 15:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will not require players with minor league contracts to be vaccinated against COVID-19 this season but is mandating that most staff receive the shots. While players with major league contracts are unionized and rules regarding them must be...

'It's a man's world': Male athletes leading way in NIL money

Jan. 27, 2022 15:14 PM EST

Male athletes are leading the way six months after the NCAA cleared the way for college athletes to earn money on their celebrity. They lead in total name, image and likeness compensation and have more NIL deals than women, according to third-party data from July 1 through Dec. 31...

Advocacy group: MLB improves minor housing but not enough

Jan. 27, 2022 15:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An advocacy group for minor leaguers says Major League Baseball's new housing policy is an improvement but still inadequate. The player steering committee of Advocates for Minor Leaguers issued a statement Thursday objecting to housing two players per bedroom and...

RHP Tropeano gets minor deal with Rangers, invite to camp

Jan. 26, 2022 19:04 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Right-hander Nick Tropeano has agreed on a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers, a deal the team said Wednesday includes an invitation to major league spring training. Tropeano has seen big league action in seven of the last eight seasons. The...

New Giants GM Schoen talks process, building the right way

Jan. 26, 2022 18:26 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Rather than promise a quick turnaround, new general manager Joe Schoen promised to build the New York Giants the right way while keeping in mind he wants to see improvement every season. The fresh-faced 42-year-old Schoen was introduced as the Giants...

Penguins sign veteran F Jeff Carter to 2-year extension

Jan. 26, 2022 17:39 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Carter still has plenty of hockey in front of him. The veteran Pittsburgh Penguins forward agreed to a two-year contract extension with the team on Wednesday that runs through the 2023-24 season. The deal carries an average annual value of $3.125 million. ...

Unlucky 13: Flyers stumble in franchise-worst losing streak

Jan. 26, 2022 16:51 PM EST

VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) — The stirring “Rocky” soundtrack cranked full blast inside the Flyers’ training complex seemed a strange dichotomy for a fallen franchise mired in the longest losing streak of its 54-year existence. Then again, much like the fictional fighter, the...