Machado booed, Yanks top Padres 5-2, win 8th in 9 games

Baseball 05/27/19, 17:33

Yankees fans drubbed Manny Machado with the same intensity Clint Frazier, Brett Gardner and Gary Sánchez pounded the baseball.The $300 million infielder was greeted with loud boos and chants of "Over-rated!" on Monday in his first visit to New York since free agency. Machado went 1 for 4 with a ...

Islanders agree to terms with Brock Nelson on 6-year deal

Hockey 05/23/19, 12:08

Less than a year after losing John Tavares, the New York Islanders re-signed new No. 1 center Brock Nelson before he could even test free agency.Nelson on Thursday agreed to terms on a six-year contract through the 2024-25 season. Nelson scored 25 goals and set career highs with 28 assists ...

Josh Jones not in attendance at Packers’ OTAs

Football 05/21/19, 18:11

The Packers would love nothing better than to put an offseason of turmoil behind them.Not so fast: Safety Josh Jones reportedly wants a trade.With just about everyone on the 90-man roster present on Tuesday for the second day of the team's voluntary organized team activities, Jones was not in attendance.Green ...

76ers leave Brown in limbo following crushing Game 7 loss

Basketball 05/13/19, 11:38

Brett Brown survived a 10-win season to steer the Philadelphia 76ers toward the top of the Eastern Conference. Brown's chances of returning for a seventh season as coach are on the rocks following back-to-back 50-win campaigns.So it goes in Philly, where patience with the Process has worn thin. The Sixers ...

With high picks, 49ers add talent, depth in draft

Football 04/27/19, 21:13

Looking to add talent, depth and competition at several positions, the San Francisco 49ers felt they met all three objectives with their eight selections in the NFL draft.With high picks in every round each of the first two days, the 49ers obtained prospects that could make a difference on both ...

Patriots select N’Keal Harry, add youth to receiving group

Football 04/25/19, 23:31

The Patriots spent their lone pick of the first round of the NFL draft getting Tom Brady a fresh pair of hands to throw to.New England used the 32nd pick of Thursday's opening round to select receiver N'Keal Harry out of Arizona State.He is the first receiver selected by the ...

Packers take Michigan’s Rashan Gary at No. 12

Football 04/25/19, 21:20

Rashan Gary was already living a dream when he was starring at Michigan.The pioneering rush specialist will get a chance to take that to a new level in Green Bay. The Packers chose Gary with the 12th overall pick Thursday night, sticking with their recent tradition of focusing on defense ...

Jazz will focus on adding offensive punch in offseason

Basketball 04/25/19, 19:19

Few teams could match the Utah Jazz in their ability to dominate on defense this season. An inability to generate consistent offense, however, ultimately doomed Utah in the postseason.After getting knocked out of the first-round of the postseason by the Houston Rockets, change is in the air for the Jazz ...

Nets’ summer includes decision on Russell after playoff run

Basketball 04/24/19, 13:56

D'Angelo Russell was an All-Star and the Brooklyn Nets became a playoff team. Neither looked likely four months ago. So it was a surprisingly successful season, though there's plenty for the Nets to build on — including a decision on whether Russell will have a role. Nets players were proud of their ...

Free-agent pickups ease pressure on Packers at draft

Football 04/22/19, 15:03

Having signed four potential starters in free agency, the Green Bay Packers enter this week's draft looking to add the missing ingredients to a team that has missed the playoffs the last two seasons."With some of the things that we've done, I think where our team sits today, I'm not ...

Free agency delayed, Guerrero feels ready to play in majors

Baseball 04/19/19, 15:49

His potential free agency already pushed back a year following a spring training injury, Toronto Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. says he feels ready for his major league debut. Toronto faced a decision whether to put him on the opening day roster or deny him 15 days of service by ...

After tough season, Falcons facing greater urgency in draft

Football 04/18/19, 15:31

The Atlanta Falcons spent the past couple of drafts filling in the pieces on a team with championship aspirations. This time around, they're coming off a hugely disappointing season that turned up the heat on coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff. The Falcons have the 14th overall pick in next ...

Giants have 2 first rounders: expect beef and maybe a QB

Football 04/18/19, 14:08

After trading offensive catalyst Odell Beckham Jr. and sacks leader Olivier Vernon to Cleveland and losing perennial leading tackler Landon Collins to free agency, the New York Giants are rebuilding heading into the NFL draft.The question is, where does general manager Dave Gettleman start? He has 12 picks overall, including ...

Large free-agency haul leaves Bills with many draft options

Football 04/18/19, 13:18

Coming off a 17-player haul in free agency, Brandon Beane has plenty of options entering the NFL draft. And the Bills general manager isn't going to restrict himself to focusing on one or two positions when it comes time for Buffalo to make the No. 9 selection.Name a position outside ...

Eagles have luxury of drafting talent over need

Football 04/18/19, 12:41

Adding proven veterans in trades and free agency has allowed the Philadelphia Eagles to stick to their philosophy of selecting talent over need in the NFL draft."We want to retool. We don't want to rebuild when we have this amount of talent on our team," said Howie Roseman, the team's ...

All-Star Kemba Walker uncertain about his Hornets future

Basketball 04/11/19, 14:29

There's a part of Kemba Walker that wants to play his entire career with the Charlotte Hornets. There's another part that wants to compete for an NBA championship before he's too old.With the Hornets not ready to compete with the Golden State Warriors of the world, the 28-year-old Walker enters ...

Raiders sign backup quarterback Landry Jones

Football 03/26/19, 15:43

The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent quarterback Landry Jones.The move on Tuesday gives the Raiders another potential backup behind starter Derek Carr. Oakland signed Mike Glennon earlier in free agency and also has Nathan Peterman on the roster.Jones was originally a fourth-round pick by Pittsburgh in 2013. He has ...

Verlander says Astros better situation than free agency

Baseball 03/24/19, 13:56

Justin Verlander thinks the free-agent process is broken. Still, he says that's not why he decided to sign a new deal with the Houston Astros rather than test the market."I can't see a better situation," Verlander said Sunday after the Astros announced a three-year contract that added $66 million in ...

Guaranteed money at half for 2019 NFL free-agent contracts

Sports 03/22/19, 15:21

Guaranteed payments for unrestricted NFL free-agent contracts this month make up just over half of the total money to be paid, down a bit from 2018, when Kirk Cousins signed a fully guaranteed $84-million deal.For the first 148 deals reached in March, the players' union says $1.116 billion is guaranteed. ...

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