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  • Cubs decline option on Fujikawa

    Yesterday

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have declined their option for next season on reliever Kyuji Fujikawa, making him eligible for free agency. The option was for $5.5 million with a $500,000 buyout. A longtime closer in Japan, the right-hander signed with the Cubs before the 2013 season...

  • Orioles exercise options on Chen and O'Day

    Yesterday

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Orioles have exercised a $4.75 million option on left-hander Wei-Yin Chen and a $4.25 million option on right-hander Darren O'Day. Chen, 29, was 16-6 with a 3.54 ERA in 31 starts, setting a career best for wins. He had 54 starts in the past two seasons, two shy of...

  • AP source: Hardy's appeal trial postponed

    Yesterday

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy's domestic violence appeal trial set for Nov. 17 has been postponed until after the NFL season, a person familiar with the situation said Thursday night. The person said the new trial date has not been set. The person told The...

  • MacKinnon scores twice, Avs shut out Islanders

    The Associated Press
    Yesterday

    DENVER — Nathan MacKinnon scored his first two goals of the season and Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 shots for his 14th NHL shutout, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-0 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. MacKinnon, the 19-year-old reigning rookie of the year, has...

  • Nats keep Span, decline LaRoche, Soriano options

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Center fielder Denard Span is staying with the Washington Nationals, who exercised their $9 million option for 2015 on his contract Thursday, while declining options on first baseman Adam LaRoche and reliever Rafael Soriano. Span, Washington's leadoff hitter, batted...

  • Vick as starting QB familiar for Jets' Mornhinweg

    Yesterday

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Marty Mornhinweg has seen it all before from Michael Vick. The flicks of the wrist that rocket footballs downfield 50-plus yards with ease. The pretty spirals. The video game-like elusiveness. The New York Jets offensive coordinator hopes to see it all...

  • Rex picks Jets' QB: 'that Bumgarner guy'

    Yesterday

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Despite his Jets' 1-7 start, Rex Ryan has at least been able to maintain his sense of humor. He joked after practice Thursday that he might go with "that Bumgarner guy" as his quarterback this week. Ryan was referring to San Francisco Giants star left-hander...

  • LeBron welcomed back on special night in Cleveland

    Yesterday

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Carried onto the floor by an emotional ovation building for years, LeBron James is back where he began. He's home. Introduced to a deafening roar from Cleveland fans, James was welcomed back Thursday night by a city desperate to end a championship drought that's...

  • Weeden waits as Cowboys monitor Romo's balky back

    Yesterday

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Brandon Weeden was putting on his ball cap after leading scoring drives on the only two possessions Tony Romo missed against Washington when he felt a tap and turned to see the Dallas starter. "Hey man, hell of a job. I'm going back in," Weeden said Romo told him....

  • Red Sox sign closer Koji Uehara for 2 years

    Yesterday

    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have signed Koji Uehara for two more years, committing $18 million to the reliever who closed out the 2013 World Series but struggled along with the team this season. One year to the day after Uehara struck out Matt Carpenter to seal Boston's third...

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