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FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) greets fans before an NFL football game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J. Gates has re-signed with the Los Angeles Chargers for his 16th season. The Chargers announced a one-year deal Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, with Gates, the leading receiver in franchise history. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
September 02, 2018 - 12:30 pm
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Tight end Antonio Gates re-signed with the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday for his 16th season. Four months after the Chargers publicly bade farewell to the leading receiver in franchise history, they welcomed him back one week before the start of the regular season with a...
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September 01, 2018 - 10:00 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's mobile sports betting market is getting bigger as football season gets closer. The American affiliate of a major British bookmaker and a fantasy sports titan began offering mobile sports betting in New Jersey on Saturday night, joining that state's rapidly...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2016, file photo, Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack (52) scores a touchdown after intercepting a pass from Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. The Chicago Bears have acquired star pass rusher Khalil Mack from the Raiders on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in a massive trade that sends two first-round draft picks to Oakland. A person with direct knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press that Oakland will get first-round selections in 2019 and 2020, a sixth-rounder next year and a third-rounder in 2020. Oakland also included its second-round selection in 2020. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
September 01, 2018 - 9:04 pm
The Chicago Bears spent the offseason loading up to end a string of losing seasons. They just made their biggest move. The Bears acquired star pass rusher Khalil Mack from the Raiders in a massive trade on Saturday that sent two first-round draft picks to Oakland. Mack held out for the entire...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson hits a double against Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Toronto. The Cleveland Indians have acquired former AL MVP Donaldson in a trade with the Blue Jays. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
September 01, 2018 - 8:17 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Donaldson's rough season has taken a positive turn. The Indians are giving him a swing at October. The 2015 AL MVP was traded Friday night by Toronto to Cleveland, which is hoping a healthy Donaldson can bolster its lineup and help the club get back to the World Series. "This...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson hits a double against Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Toronto. The Cleveland Indians have acquired former AL MVP Donaldson in a trade with the Blue Jays. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
August 31, 2018 - 11:53 pm
Andrew McCutchen is shaving his beard for a possible World Series run. Ryan Madson is switching bullpens, trying to help another team win a title. And Josh Donaldson is hoping he's healthy enough to contribute. The Milwaukee Brewers? They were a busy bunch, swinging trades to get starter Gio...
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August 31, 2018 - 10:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers got a proven left-handed starter for their stretch run, acquiring Gio Gonzalez from the Washington Nationals on Friday night for two minor leaguers and international slot money. The deal was announced after the Brewers beat Washington 4-1. In Gonzalez,...
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August 31, 2018 - 7:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their bullpen on Friday, acquiring right-hander Ryan Madson from the Washington Nationals for a minor league pitcher. The five-time defending NL West champions have Kenley Jansen as their closer, but he's been shaky since coming off the disabled...
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August 31, 2018 - 5:56 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers added bullpen help for the final stretch, acquiring veteran Xavier Cedeno from the Chicago White Sox for two minor leaguers on Friday. Cedeno is 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA in 33 appearances after signing with Chicago as a minor league free agent in January. The left-...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 14, 2018 file photo, Bayern's Juan Bernat reacts during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Moenchengladbach in Munich, Germany. Paris Saint-Germain left it late before finally making a key signing with a few hours left before the French league’s transfer window closes later Friday, Aug. 31. The French champion moved in for Spanish defender Juan Bernat, who is expected to play at left back. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)
August 31, 2018 - 3:27 pm
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain left it late before making a key signing only hours before the French league's transfer window shut on Friday. The French champion bought Spain defender Juan Bernat from Bayern Munich, thus resolving a problem at left back. PSG was without a recognized left back...
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FILE - This Oct. 22, 2016, file photo shows Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald on stage during an NFL Fan Rally in London. All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald has agreed to a massive new contract with the Los Angeles Rams, ending his second consecutive preseason holdout as the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history. The Rams on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, announced a new six-year deal through 2024 for Donald, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)
August 31, 2018 - 12:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald agreed to a massive new contract with the Los Angeles Rams on Friday, ending his second consecutive preseason holdout as the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history. The Rams announced a new six-year deal through 2024 for Donald, the...
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