Sports transactions

In this April 24, 2018, fphoto, Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) drives to the basket past Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) during the second half of Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Houston. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Houston Rockets and Gordon have agreed on a contract extension. It’s for at least three years, starting in 2020-21, with an option that a fourth season could be added. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
August 30, 2019 - 11:55 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says the Houston Rockets and veteran guard Eric Gordon have agreed on a contract extension that could keep him with the team for another five seasons in all. Gordon and the Rockets agreed on a three-year extension, which begins with the 2020-...
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Chicago Cubs' Nicholas Castellanos watches his two-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, Aug 30, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
August 30, 2019 - 4:18 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Nicholas Castellanos has been in quite a hitting groove since joining the Chicago Cubs. Castellanos hit a pair of two-run homers, José Quintana took a shutout into the sixth inning, and the Cubs cruised to their fourth straight win, 7-1 over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday...
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Kansas City Royals' Cheslor Cuthbert celebrates on second after hitting a two-run double during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 30, 2019 - 2:31 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — David Glass and his family have agreed to sell the Royals to an ownership group led by Kansas City entrepreneur John Sherman in a deal that is expected to be worth about $1 billion. The Royals announced the sale in a statement Friday, just days after word began to leak that...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws to the Oakland Athletics during a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif. Skaggs died from a toxic mix of the powerful painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone along with alcohol in an accidental overdose, a medical examiner in Texas ruled in a report released Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 30, 2019 - 1:41 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died from a toxic mix of the powerful painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone along with alcohol in an accidental overdose, a medical examiner in Texas said in a report released Friday. The 27-year-old Skaggs was found dead in his hotel...
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August 30, 2019 - 1:23 pm
The NHL informed the NHL Players' Association on Friday it will not use its option to terminate the existing labor deal next year. The league announced its decision two days before its deadline to notify the union whether it would reopen collective bargaining talks. The union has until Sept. 15 to...
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August 30, 2019 - 1:21 pm
The NHL has informed the NHL Players' Association it won't use its option to terminate the existing labor deal next year. The league announced its decision Friday, two days before its deadline to notify the union whether it would reopen collective bargaining talks. The union has until Sept. 15 to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2018, file photo, Buffalo Bills center Russell Bodine, right, waits to snap the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, in Orchard Park, N.Y. A person familiar with the move tells The Associated Press the Buffalo Bills have traded center Russell Bodine to the New England Patriots for a sixth-round pick in the 2020 draft. The person spoke to The AP on the condition of anonymity Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, because the trade hasn't been announced.(AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)
August 30, 2019 - 12:09 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The New England Patriots have addressed a sudden need at center by acquiring Russell Bodine in a trade with the Buffalo Bills, a person familiar with the move told The Associated Press on Friday. The Patriots sent Buffalo a 2020 sixth-round draft pick, the person said,...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt, left, talks with running back Nick Chubb during practice at the NFL football team's training camp facility, in Berea, Ohio. Suspended Browns running back Kareem Hunt will not be permitted inside the team’s facility while serving his eight-game ban for physical altercations. The team had petitioned the NFL to allow Hunt to be around his teammates during his ban, arguing he could use the extra support. League spokesman Brian McCarthy said Hunt, who signed with Cleveland in March after being released by Kansas City in December, can’t be at the facility starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
August 29, 2019 - 3:06 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Suspended Browns running back Kareem Hunt has undergone surgery for a sports hernia. Hunt, who will serve an eight-game NFL suspension for two physical off-field altercations while he played for Kansas City, had the operation Thursday — hours before the Browns played Detroit in...
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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 28, 2019 - 11:27 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: DOING IT ALL Jacob deGrom (8-7, 2.56 ERA) tries to stop the Mets' five-game skid when he faces Cubs lefty Jon Lester (10-9, 4.49) in a series finale between playoff hopefuls at Citi Field. Last year's NL Cy Young Award winner, deGrom has pitched...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt, left, talks with running back Nick Chubb during practice at the NFL football team's training camp facility, in Berea, Ohio. Suspended Browns running back Kareem Hunt will not be permitted inside the team’s facility while serving his eight-game ban for physical altercations. The team had petitioned the NFL to allow Hunt to be around his teammates during his ban, arguing he could use the extra support. League spokesman Brian McCarthy said Hunt, who signed with Cleveland in March after being released by Kansas City in December, can’t be at the facility starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
August 28, 2019 - 2:57 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kareem Hunt will have to spend his NFL suspension isolated from his team. The suspended Browns running back, who must serve an eight-game ban for physical altercations, will not be permitted inside the team's facility starting Saturday at 4 p.m., league spokesman Brian McCarthy...
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