Free agency

Rob Manfred, commissioner of Major League Baseball, speaks during a news conference at owners meetings Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 08, 2019 - 8:53 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Don't look for a National League designated hitter this year or for new anti-tanking rules in June's amateur draft. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Friday that management is focused on pace-of-game changes for 2019 and bolder ideas proposed by the players' association...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 file photo, New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic (3) looks to pass the ball over Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Houston. Toronto, Milwaukee and Philadelphia made their moves. Anthony Davis will have to wait until the summer for his. The New Orleans Pelicans held onto Davis but dealt Nikola Mirotic to the Bucks, one of the Eastern Conference contenders who fortified their teams on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 before the NBA trade deadline. The Raptors are getting center former All-Star center Marc Gasol from Memphis.(AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)
February 07, 2019 - 5:10 pm
Toronto, Milwaukee and Philadelphia made their moves. Anthony Davis will have to wait until the summer for his. The New Orleans Pelicans held onto Davis but dealt Nikola Mirotic to the Bucks, one of the Eastern Conference contenders who fortified their teams Thursday before the NBA trade deadline...
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Charlotte Hornets' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, right, steals the ball from Los Angeles Clippers' Tobias Harris, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 06, 2019 - 12:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tobias Harris drove the lane, tossed up a runner and buried the winner in what turned out to be his final shot for the Los Angeles Clippers. His packed bags needed a new destination. Next stop, Philadelphia. The 26-year-old Harris is headed to the 76ers as part of a late-night...
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Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Josh Reynolds cleans out his locker at the team's training camp Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 05, 2019 - 3:03 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have plenty of offseason work to do. Thanks to their run to the Super Bowl, they have a relatively short amount of time to do it. Sean McVay professes to love few things more than his next challenge, and the coach is already hitting the Rams'...
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Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay speaks to the media after the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Atlanta. The Patriots won 13-3. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 04, 2019 - 11:46 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Sean McVay has had very few bad days during his two seasons in charge of the Los Angeles Rams. His coaching tenure had been a rocket ride all the way to the Super Bowl. Until Bill Belichick sent this bright football mind and his exciting team plummeting back to Earth. What McVay does...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) drives to the basket against New York Knicks guard Kadeem Allen (0) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Celtics won 113-99. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 01, 2019 - 8:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving heard the "We want Kyrie! We want Kyrie!" chants that echoed through Madison Square Garden. He seemed more annoyed than flattered. "It's nothing but a distraction at this point," he said. Irving and the Boston Celtics handled it as easily as they handled the overmatched...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, center, who is sidelined with a hip strain, watches play from the bench with forward Marcus Morris, left, during the first quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
February 01, 2019 - 5:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks traded away one star for the chance to sign two. If it works, and Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving bring the playoffs back to New York, it will have been the deal that finally got the Knicks moving toward the top after years of running in place. But if Kristaps...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018, file photo, New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis, of Latvia, reacts after fouling out during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday,, in Denver. The Knicks agree to trade injured star Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 31, 2019 - 7:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks were having their doubts, wondering if Kristaps Porzingis truly wanted to be part of the franchise. On Thursday, they say he made it clear he didn't. Once that happened, they decided to trade the All-Star forward who was thought to be one of the key players for...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2015, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals' Eric Winston (73) throws his gloves to a fan following an NFL preseason football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis. Avoiding a work stoppage in 2021 could depend on whether players can secure more guaranteed money in the next collective bargaining negotiations with the NFL. Winston says the best way to ensure more guaranteed money for players is to get them to free agency sooner. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)
January 28, 2019 - 12:28 am
Though the next labor fight between the NFL and its players is more than two years off, one issue is already clear. Avoiding a work stoppage in 2021 could depend on whether players can secure more guaranteed money in the next collective bargaining negotiations with the league. "You can't look at it...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 22, 2018 file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock (11) is congratulated by teammate Daniel Descalso after scoring a run against the Colorado Rockies on a Steven Souza double during the first inning of a baseball game in Phoenix. A person familiar with the negotiations says free-agent outfielder AJ Pollock and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a $55 million, four-year contract. The person spoke Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been announced (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)
January 24, 2019 - 3:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers have landed a right-handed hitter to complement their deep, left-handed heavy lineup in free-agent outfielder A.J. Pollock. Pollock and Los Angeles agreed to a $55 million, four-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The...
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