Free agency

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr talks with reporters at the NBA basketball team's practice facility Friday, June 14, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. Their three-peat quest denied by the champion Raptors, the Warriors now brace for major uncertainty ahead as Kevin Durant begins a long rehab from right Achilles tendon surgery and must decide where to sign and Klay Thompson has a torn left ACL that will be another lengthy recovery. (AP Photo/Janie McCauley)
June 14, 2019 - 4:11 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Steve Kerr still considers Golden State an ideal fit for Kevin Durant. Whether Durant sees it that way going into free agency next month, Kerr isn't about to guess. Especially now that the two-time NBA Finals MVP is headed for what could be a yearlong recovery from surgery...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2019, file photo, Buffalo Sabres center Jeff Skinner (53) skates with the puck away from Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (20) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y. The Sabres have re-signed leading scorer Skinner to an eight year, $72 million contract. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)
June 07, 2019 - 7:33 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed leading scorer Jeff Skinner to an eight year, $72 million contract in addressing one their most pressing offseason needs. Skinner becomes the team's second-highest paid player behind captain Jack Eichel in a deal reached Friday night, and three...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2018, file photo, Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel works against the Atlanta Braves in the ninth inning of baseball game, in Atlanta. Free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel has agreed to a contract with the Chicago Cubs. The team said Friday, June 7, 2019, he has passed his physical. Contract terms were not disclosed. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
June 07, 2019 - 8:56 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel has agreed to a contract with the Cubs in a big move to strengthen Chicago's bullpen. The team said Friday he passed his physical. Contract terms were not disclosed. The addition plugs a major hole for Chicago, which has been beset by blown saves but...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning in Game 3 of a baseball American League Championship Series in Houston. Pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel, the last two top free agents on the market, can sign starting Monday, June 3, 2019, with their new teams having to forfeit amateur draft picks as compensation. Both turned down $17.9 million qualifying offers in November, Keuchel from Houston and Kimbrel from the World Series champion Boston Red Sox. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
June 06, 2019 - 8:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that free agent pitcher Dallas Keuchel and the Atlanta Braves are near agreement on a one-year contract that would pay the 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner about $13 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity...
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May 28, 2019 - 5:54 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos and Chris Harris Jr. have ended their contract stalemate with the team bumping the cornerback's pay in 2019 from about $8 million to $12 million, which is $1 million more than the team's new cornerback, free agent Kareem Jackson is making. "Done deal!" the...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2018, file photo, Buffalo Bisons third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. looks on before a minor league baseball against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in Buffalo, N.Y. The Toronto Blue Jays top prospect says he feels ready to finally make the jump to the majors, while adding the decision is out of his control. Blue Jays assistant general manager Joe Sheehan said this week the team is still evaluating when to make the move. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)
April 19, 2019 - 4:01 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — While saying he's ready to make his major league debut, Toronto Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero didn't need a translator to insist he's not frustrated over still playing in the minors. "No. No," Guerrero said before continuing in Spanish on Friday. Interpreter Jesse...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (41) works in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
March 23, 2019 - 1:33 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — After winning a World Series with the Red Sox, Chris Sale preferred to stay in Boston rather than find out what he would be worth as a free agent after this season. "When half the league isn't trying to win anything, and we have a team that's trying to win every year? That...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt, center, hits a double in the third inning during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals on Monday, March 11, 2019, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
March 23, 2019 - 10:57 am
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt wanted to stay in St. Louis, just like Mark McGwire, Jim Edmonds and Matt Holliday. Acquired in December from Arizona, the six-time All-Star first baseman gave up a chance to become a free agent after this season when he finalized a new contract with the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout is greeted in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Seattle. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press Tuesday, March 19, 2019, that Trout and the Angels are close to finalizing a record $432 million, 12-year contract that would shatter the record for the largest deal in North American sports history. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
March 20, 2019 - 1:02 am
Mike Trout is about to cash in. Big time. Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to finalizing a $432 million, 12-year contract that would shatter the record for the largest deal in North American sports history, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The deal was...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2018, file photoColorado Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez walks in the dugout after scoring against the New York Mets during the second inning of a baseball game in Denver. A person familiar with the agreement says Gonzalez intends to sign a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians. Gonzalez, who played the past 10 seasons with Colorado, will sign once he completes a physical and join the Indians at spring training, said the person who spoke Saturday, March 16, to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been finalized. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
March 19, 2019 - 12:36 pm
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Free agent Carlos Gonzalez has signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians, who just might have an outfield spot for the three-time All-Star. Gonzalez could help the Indians settle their outfield situation, which became muddled following the club's decision not...
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