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Manfred remains optimistic on labor; pitch clock encouraging

Oct. 27, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred exchanged a handshake with players’ union head Tony Clark on the field before the World Series opener and expressed optimism about reaching an agreement before the current deal expires Dec. 1 but did not detail any progress in talks that...

Giants place Peppers on injured reserve with ACL injury

Oct. 26, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have placed safety Jabrill Peppers on injured reserve with a rupture to the ACL and a high ankle sprain, both on his right leg. Peppers was hurt in the third quarter on a punt return in the Giants’ 25-3 victory over the...

Broncos' new linebackers aim to get up to speed quickly

Oct. 26, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are trying to get their two reinforcements for their obliterated linebacking group up to speed — and fast — so they can play Sunday against Washington. The Broncos acquired pass rusher Stephen Weatherly from the Vikings...

New York Islanders sign Ross Johnston to 4-year contract

Oct. 26, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders have signed tough guy forward Ross Johnston to four-year contract extension. The team did not release contract terms in making the announcement on Tuesday. Johnston has seven goals and eight assists in...

After going from last place to ALCS, Red Sox optimistic

Oct. 25, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Rebuilding plans for the Boston Red Sox are ahead of schedule. Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom said Monday that going from last place in 2020 to within six wins of a championship shows the organization is back on the track that led to four World Series...

Lucky lumber: Rosario's hot bat leads Braves to Series

Oct. 24, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Eddie Rosario talked the other day about his lucky lumber, a 33 1/2-inch, 31-ounce Chandler Bat that started to heat up with a four-hit night in mid-September. “I’ve been using that bat that I hit for the cycle with and it has not disappointed,” he...

Major League Baseball work stoppage almost certain on Dec. 2

Oct. 24, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Baseball’s ninth work stoppage and first in 26 years appears almost certain to start Dec. 2, freezing the free-agent market and threatening the start of spring training in February. Negotiations have been taking place since last spring, and each side...

With N’Faly Dante's return, No. 13 Ducks hope to play bigger

Oct. 21, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

Oregon hopes it can incorporate its newcomers quickly in a tough conference that exceeded expectations. The No. 13 Ducks, who have won back-to-back Pac-12 regular season titles, were hampered last season by injuries, forcing the team to play smaller than planned. ...

Panthers' Anderson struggling since contact extension

Oct. 21, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When the Carolina Panthers rewarded Robby Anderson with a three-year, $37.5 million contract extension this offseason, they figured he would be an important and productive part of the offense this season. But Year 2 in Carolina has been a struggle...

Buckner leads Colts into showdown vs. his old 49ers team

Oct. 21, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Fresh off a trip to the Super Bowl in the 2019 season, the San Francisco 49ers had a difficult decision to make. With salary cap room tight and star defensive tackle DeForest Buckner headed into the final year of his contract looking for a big...