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FILE - In this July 14, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Orioles' Zach Britton throws to a Texas Rangers batter during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Baltimore. A person familiar with the talks tells The Associated Press the New York Yankees are close to agreement on a trade to acquire Britton from the rebuilding Orioles for three prospects, a deal that would bolster New York's bullpen for the stretch run. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
July 24, 2018 - 11:31 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Yankees have acquired left-hander Zach Britton from the rebuilding Baltimore Orioles for three prospects, a trade that will bolster New York's bullpen for the stretch run. Right-hander Dillon Tate is going to the Orioles along with left-hander Josh Rogers and right-hander Cody...
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Former New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis stands in front of a makeshift island at the main entrance to the team's training facility after a news conference officially announcing his retirement Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Florham Park, N.J. Revis leaves behind an 11-season career that included four All-Pro selections and a Super Bowl win with the New England Patriots. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 24, 2018 - 7:25 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Darrelle Revis officially shut down his dominant playing career by signing one final contract. The seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback who routinely frustrated opposing receivers with his blanket-like coverage officially retired Tuesday as a member of the New York Jets — the...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, center, shoots against Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant during the first half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. All-Star forward Kevin Love has signed a new four-year, $120 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are beginning anew following LeBron James’ departure. Love signed the extension Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, Pool, File)
July 24, 2018 - 5:14 pm
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Kevin Love signed his new contract and proudly put on a hard hat. The Cleveland Cavaliers will rebuild around him. The All-Star forward made a long-term commitment to the franchise on Tuesday by signing a four-year, $120 million extension with the Cavaliers, who believe...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley pushes away Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney during the first half of an NFL football game, in Los Angeles. Gurley has agreed to a lucrative contract extension with the Rams. Rams general manager Les Snead confirmed the new deal Tuesday, July 24, 2018, for the NFL’s offensive player of the year. The Rams didn’t announce the terms of the deal, but ESPN says it’s a four-year extension worth $60 million through 2023. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)
July 24, 2018 - 1:55 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Running back Todd Gurley agreed to a lucrative four-year contract extension through 2023 with the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday. Rams general manager Les Snead confirmed a new deal for the NFL's offensive player of the year, calling Gurley a cornerstone of a team with Super Bowl...
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New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes takes batting practice before a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Friday, July 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
July 23, 2018 - 11:22 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: YO, YOU GOOD? Yoenis Cespedes and the Mets are awaiting a report and recommendation from doctors after the slugger had an MRI on both feet Monday. Cespedes may need surgery to address calcification on both heels that has bothered him for 15...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Zach Eflin pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
July 23, 2018 - 10:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Power got the Los Angeles Dodgers started. Patience gave them a win. Max Muncy, Yasmani Grandal, Chris Taylor and Joc Pederson hit solo homers and Alex Verdugo scored the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch in the top of the ninth inning, lifting Los Angeles to a 7-6 victory over...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 2, 2018, file photo, New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley, left, goes to the basket while defended by Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. In a deal announced Monday, July 23, 2018, the Los Angeles Lakers have signed Beasley to a one-year contract, adding the veteran forward to their revamped core around LeBron James. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
July 23, 2018 - 6:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Beasley thinks the basketball world is foolish to assume the Los Angeles Lakers' revamped locker room will be combustible before the fuse is even lit. The Lakers announced their signing of Beasley to a one-year contract Monday, adding the versatile forward to their new...
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July 23, 2018 - 1:34 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey took in nearly $3.5 million in sports bets during its first nine days of accepting such bets. And most of that came from two weekends that sandwiched a dead period for major professional sports caused by baseball's All-Star break,...
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