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LAS VEGAS | AP source: Free agent reliever Familia set to return to Mets

LAS VEGAS— A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent reliever Jeurys Familia is set to rejoin the New York Mets after being traded away last summer. Familia has agreed to a $30 million, three-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity late Wednesday night at the winter meetings … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | AP source: Free agent reliever Familia set to return to Mets

TORONTO | The Latest: Canada raises detention of citizen with China

TORONTO— The Latest on the detention of a former Canadian diplomat in China (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Canada’s Global Affairs Department says it’s aware of the detention of a Canadian citizen in China and has raised the case with the Chinese government. The department says in a statement it is “seized with this case” … Continue reading TORONTO | The Latest: Canada raises detention of citizen with China

AP Source: Temple coach Collins meets with GTech officials

Temple coach Geoff Collins has met with Georgia Tech officials about the Yellow Jackets’ vacant head-coaching position, a person with knowledge of the meetings told The Associated Press on Thursday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Georgia Tech was not releasing information about its search to replace Paul Johnson, who is stepping down … Continue reading AP Source: Temple coach Collins meets with GTech officials

KANSAS CITY, Mo | Chiefs RB Hunt put on NFL exempt list after video surfaces

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt was placed on the NFL’s Commissioner Exemption List on Friday night after video surfaced of the reigning NFL rushing champion knocking over and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel hallway in February. Police were called to the scene during the Feb. 10 incident, but no … Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Mo | Chiefs RB Hunt put on NFL exempt list after video surfaces

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Chiefs RB Hunt appears headed to NFL exempt list

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A person with knowledge of the move tells The Associated Press that Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt appears headed to the NFL’s Commissioner Exempt List, sidelining him while the league investigates a video of Hunt striking a woman in February. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the … Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Chiefs RB Hunt appears headed to NFL exempt list

NEW YORK | AP source: Yankees agree to acquire Paxton from Mariners

NEW YORK — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press the New York Yankees have agreed to acquire left-hander James Paxton from the Seattle Mariners for left-hander Justus Sheffield and two other prospects. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the trade had not yet been announced. Paxton turned 30 … Continue reading NEW YORK | AP source: Yankees agree to acquire Paxton from Mariners

LAWRENCE, Kan. | AP Source: Les Miles hired as coach at Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. — A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that former LSU coach Les Miles has been hired to lead Kansas’ downtrodden football program. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement was expected later Sunday. Miles had arrived at the airport in nearby Topeka on Sunday morning. … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Kan. | AP Source: Les Miles hired as coach at Kansas

NEW ORLEANS | Saints place Bryant on injured reserve, promote Kirkwood

NEW ORLEANS— Dez Bryant’s season is over before it had even begun. The New Orleans Saints placed the newly acquired Bryant on injured reserve Saturday, promoting receiver Keith Kirkwood from the practice squad to the active roster before Sunday’s game at Cincinnati. Bryant was injured during his second practice with New Orleans on Friday. A … Continue reading NEW ORLEANS | Saints place Bryant on injured reserve, promote Kirkwood

AP Source: Jimmy Butler going to 76ers from Minnesota

Jimmy Butler is headed to Philadelphia, ending the weeks-long saga of him wanting out of Minnesota. A person with knowledge of the situation says Butler is being traded to the 76ers in a package that will send Dario Saric and Robert Covington to the Timberwolves. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of … Continue reading AP Source: Jimmy Butler going to 76ers from Minnesota

METAIRIE, La. | AP source: Saints sign ex-Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant

METAIRIE, La. — A person familiar with the situation says free-agent Dez Bryant and the Saints have agreed on contract terms that will add the former Dallas Cowboys star to one of the NFL’s top offenses in New Orleans. The person spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the roster move … Continue reading METAIRIE, La. | AP source: Saints sign ex-Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant

NEW YORK | AP source: Mets, agent Van Wagenen getting closer to GM deal

NEW YORK — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press the New York Mets and Brodie Van Wagenen are getting closer to completing a deal that would make the high-profile agent the team’s next general manager. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Saturday night because negotiations were ongoing. … Continue reading NEW YORK | AP source: Mets, agent Van Wagenen getting closer to GM deal

KIGALI, Rwanda | Decision on new FIFA events stalled by planned taskforce

KIGALI, Rwanda— A FIFA decision on a $25 billion overhaul of competitions was expected to be delayed again on Friday after opposition from European soccer leaders and clubs intensified. FIFA President Gianni Infantino had hoped to secure an agreement from his council on the concept of revamping the Club World Cup and establishing a Global … Continue reading KIGALI, Rwanda | Decision on new FIFA events stalled by planned taskforce

KIGALI, Rwanda | Infantino says women justified protesting cash inequalities

KIGALI, Rwanda — FIFA President Gianni Infantino understands why female footballers are unhappy about the lack of gender equality in World Cup prize money but says doubling the cash for finalists to $30 million represents significant progress. Ahead of the FIFA Council on Friday ratifying the financial package for the 2019 Women’s World Cup, players’ … Continue reading KIGALI, Rwanda | Infantino says women justified protesting cash inequalities

AP source: NFL fires down judge Cruz for poor performance

The NFL fired down judge Hugo Cruz on Thursday for inadequate performance, a person familiar with the firing tells The Associated Press. Cruz is in his fourth season as an NFL official. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the league has not publicly announced the move. Cruz, a part of referee Carl Cheffers’ … Continue reading AP source: NFL fires down judge Cruz for poor performance

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. | Giants housecleaning: Snacks traded to Lions for 5th rounder

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Pressthe New York Giants are trading star defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison to the Detroit Lions. The person says the Giants will receive a fifth-round pick in 2019 for the stalwart in the middle of the defensive line. The person spoke … Continue reading EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. | Giants housecleaning: Snacks traded to Lions for 5th rounder

ALAMEDA, Calif. | AP Source: Raiders RB Lynch to miss month with groin injury

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch will miss at least a month because of a groin injury. A person familiar with the injury said Friday that an MRI this week determined the severity of the injury. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not made any announcement. NFL … Continue reading ALAMEDA, Calif. | AP Source: Raiders RB Lynch to miss month with groin injury

LEADING OFF: Astros on defense, Kershaw’s last turn for LA?

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: SPYGATE, THE SEQUEL The Houston Astros might find themselves defending more than their World Series title. The champions are under scrutiny after Cleveland filed a complaint to Major League Baseball about a man associated with Houston attempting to film in the Indians’ dugout during Game 3 … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Astros on defense, Kershaw’s last turn for LA?

Johnny Miller retiring after 3 decades at NBC Sports

Johnny Miller is retiring after three decades of calling the shots the way he sees them. Miller said Monday he will make his last call from the Phoenix Open the first weekend in February, ending a career as the lead golf analyst for NBC Sports that made him as famous as the 63 he shot … Continue reading Johnny Miller retiring after 3 decades at NBC Sports

BARCELONA, Spain | Spanish federation withholds approval of match in US

BARCELONA, Spain  — The Spanish league’s plan to play a regular-season match in the United States was put in serious doubt Friday after the national soccer federation refused to give its approval, according to a person with knowledge of the decision. The person told The Associated Press that the federation sent a letter to league … Continue reading BARCELONA, Spain | Spanish federation withholds approval of match in US

Bills keep QB McCarron, cut former 1st-rounder WR Coleman

The Buffalo Bills are keeping veteran AJ McCarron, leaving them with three quarterbacks on the roster, a person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press. Buffalo also has released wide receiver Corey Coleman, a 2016 first-round draft pick by Cleveland whom the Bills acquired last month. The person spoke on condition of … Continue reading Bills keep QB McCarron, cut former 1st-rounder WR Coleman

ALBANY, N.Y | AG looks to open probe into whether Cohen violated tax law

ALBANY, N.Y — New York’s attorney general is looking to open a criminal investigation into whether Michael Cohen violated state tax law. A person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Thursday that Attorney General Barbara Underwood recently requested a criminal referral from the state tax department to investigate and potentially file charges … Continue reading ALBANY, N.Y | AG looks to open probe into whether Cohen violated tax law