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  • Preller revamps Padres with series of blockbusters

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres took a break from a dizzying series of trades Friday afternoon to introduce one of their new sluggers, Matt Kemp. Kemp, in turn, put the blockbusters by general manager A.J. Preller into perspective as only a guy fresh from Hollywood could. "This...

  • Royals sign Rios to $11 million, 1-year deal

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals have been so busy this offseason they gave out two No. 15 jerseys in one week. The latest player to don that number is Alex Rios, who signed an $11 million, one-year deal Friday that includes a mutual option for the 2016 season. Rios will take over...

  • Utah State, UTEP set to meet in New Mexico Bowl

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A resilient Utah State is set to square off with UTEP and its run-heavy offense in the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday as the college football postseason gets underway. This season, the Aggies (9-4) have been hampered by injuries and were forced to play four...

  • 2 Armstrong associates settle lawsuit with Landis

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two of Lance Armstrong's longtime business partners have agreed to pay the federal government $500,000 to settle a whistleblower lawsuit filed by former teammate Floyd Landis. Notice of the agreement with Bill Stapleton, Armstrong's longtime agent, and Bart...

  • Seahawks lock up Cliff Avril with 4-year extension

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are continuing efforts to keep core players from reaching free agency, signing defensive end Cliff Avril to a four-year extension on Friday worth up to $28.5 million. "I'm happy to know that I'll be back in Seattle with such a great group of...

  • Rays, Padres, Nats complete 11-player trade involving Myers

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Rays, Padres and Nationals finalized an 11-player trade Friday that sent 2013 AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers from Tampa Bay to San Diego and outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from Washington to the Rays. The deal was announced two days after the Rays agreed...

  • Padres to acquire OF Justin Upton from rebuilding Braves

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — With the focus firmly on the opening of their new stadium, the Atlanta Braves dealt away slugger Justin Upton and made it clear that contending next season is not their primary goal. Just one year removed from an NL East championship and a perennial playoff team, the...

  • St. Louis Rams 'Hands Up' players give back at holiday event

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis Rams players who did the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" gesture treated residents of nearby Ferguson to some holiday cheer on Friday. Tight end Jared Cook and wide receivers Tavon Austin, Kenny Britt, Stedman Bailey and Chris Givens donated $10,000 and...

  • Saints' new secondary braces for Falcons

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints cornerback Terrence Frederick and safety Pierre Warren spent offseason practices, minicamp and training camp working together in New Orleans' defensive backfield, only to go their separate ways when the regular season started. Frederick wound up on the...

  • Broncos dig into their deep linebacker corps

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    ENGLEWOOD — Aside from Von Miller, Denver's once-deep linebacker corps has been reduced to four guys playing their first NFL season and an undrafted third-year pro who's started just five games. Steven Johnson, who at 26 qualifies as the greybeard among greenhorns, swears he isn't...

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