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RENTON, Wash | AP Source: Seahawks to sign Mychal Kendricks

RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks are expected to sign linebacker Mychal Kendricks to a one-year contract despite his recent guilty plea on insider trading charges. Two people with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday that Kendricks’ agreement is expected to be finalized in time for him to join the Seahawks … Continue reading RENTON, Wash | AP Source: Seahawks to sign Mychal Kendricks

NEW ORLEANS | AP source: Saints acquiring QB Bridgewater from Jets

NEW ORLEANS — A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Saints have agreed to acquire veteran quarterback Teddy Bridgewater from the New York Jets for a draft pick. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade has not been announced. While record-setting quarterback Drew Brees is … Continue reading NEW ORLEANS | AP source: Saints acquiring QB Bridgewater from Jets

NEW YORK | AP Source: Aretha Franklin is seriously ill

NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to a person close to the singer. The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic, told The Associated Press on Monday that Franklin is seriously ill. No more details were provided. The Queen … Continue reading NEW YORK | AP Source: Aretha Franklin is seriously ill

ATLANTA | AP source: Falcons won’t offer WR Jones new deal this year

ATLANTA — Stifled by the salary cap, the Atlanta Falcons won’t be offering Julio Jones a more lucrative contract. Not this year, at least. Now the question is: Will the star receiver show up for training camp? The Falcons informed Jones several weeks ago that they would not renegotiate his current $71.5 million package, which … Continue reading ATLANTA | AP source: Falcons won’t offer WR Jones new deal this year

BOSTON | AP source: Celtics re-sign Smart to 4-year, $52 million deal

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics re-signed guard Marcus Smart on Thursday, bringing him back for four more years after he found the market for a restricted free agent defensive specialist wasn’t as lucrative as he’d hoped. A person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press that Smart will be paid $52 million over … Continue reading BOSTON | AP source: Celtics re-sign Smart to 4-year, $52 million deal

OKLAHOMA CITY  | AP source: Thunder’s Anthony to opt in, take $28 million

OKLAHOMA CITY  — Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony plans to opt in and take the $28 million he is due next season. The New York Times first reported the 34-year-old Anthony’s decision to bypass the chance to become a free agent. A person with knowledge of details confirmed Anthony’s choice to The Associated Press … Continue reading OKLAHOMA CITY  | AP source: Thunder’s Anthony to opt in, take $28 million