Sports transactions

Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson, left, stops a shot as Hampus Lindholm, right, of Sweden, keeps Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal away from the rebound in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. The Ducks won 3-0. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
January 17, 2019 - 10:54 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Burdened with a franchise-record losing streak, the Anaheim Ducks got a spark after a roster makeover. The Minnesota Wild were left reeling after the trade of a popular teammate. John Gibson made 37 saves for his second shutout of the season, Adam Henrique and Rickard Rakell...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2018, file photo, Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Adam Ottavino throws against the New York Mets during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Denver. A person familiar with the negotiations says reliever Adam Ottavino and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $27 million, three-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, because the deal was subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
January 17, 2019 - 2:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — While shying away from high-priced free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, the New York Yankees are boosting their bullpen. Reliever Adam Ottavino and the Yankees agreed to a $27 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on...
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New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman warms up before an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
January 15, 2019 - 5:36 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — His face was still a little flushed from stepping out of the subfreezing temperatures at Gillette Stadium field just minutes following the Patriots' 41-28 divisional-round win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday . Still, Julian Edelman stood at his locker satisfied — at...
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Charlotte Hornets' Tony Parker, left, drives against San Antonio Spurs' Davis Bertans during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
January 14, 2019 - 11:46 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The fans in San Antonio didn't care too much about a rare home loss. They only wanted to shower Tony Parker with love and appreciation. Parker gave them plenty to cheer about, just as he did for 17 seasons with the Spurs. Kemba Walker scored 33 points and Parker enjoyed a...
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New York Jets head coach Adam Gase speaks during a news conference in Florham Park, N.J., Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. The Jets coach was formally introduced at the team's facility, and social media was quickly abuzz. No, not with his vision for the team or where he sees quarterback Sam Darnold’s progress going. It was all about Gase's eyes, which were intensely focused at times throughout the nearly 20-minute news conference. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
January 14, 2019 - 4:09 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Adam Gase's wide-eyed gazes were the star of his Big Apple welcome. The New York Jets coach was formally introduced Monday at the team's facility, and social media was quickly abuzz. No, not with his vision for the team or where he sees quarterback Sam Darnold's progress...
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FILE - At left, in an Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, then-Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks looks on during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, in Glendale, Ariz. At right, in a Dec. 18, 2016, file photo, then-Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken walks along the sideline during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, in Arlington, Texas. New Browns coach Freddie Kitchens has hired Todd Monken as his offensive coordinator and Steve Wilks to run his defense. (AP Photo/File)
January 14, 2019 - 9:39 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — New Browns coach Freddie Kitchens has hired Todd Monken as offensive coordinator and Steve Wilks to run his defense. Monken spent the past three years with Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers ranked first in passing yardage per game (320.3) and were 12th in points. Monken called plays, but...
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January 13, 2019 - 10:59 am
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins guard Bob Kuechenberg, a six-time Pro Bowl selection and member of the only team to achieve a perfect season, has died at age 71. His death Saturday was confirmed by the Dolphins, who had no immediate details. Kuechenberg spent his entire NFL career with the Dolphins...
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Los Angeles Rams running back C.J. Anderson scores against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half in an NFL divisional football playoff game Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 13, 2019 - 12:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With 1 yard between the Los Angeles Rams and the Dallas end zone on fourth down midway through in the fourth quarter, Sean McVay decided to go straight ahead. No clever plays for this high-flying offense. No elaborate schemes from their inventive coach. C.J. Anderson ran directly...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens talks to quarterback Baker Mayfield during an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in Cleveland. A person familiar with the decision says the Cleveland Browns are hiring Freddie Kitchens as their coach. Kitchens, who had a dazzling eight-week run as the team’s interim offensive coordinator, is finalizing his contract and will be named Cleveland’s ninth coach since 1999, said the person who spoke Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team is not commenting on the imminent hire. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
January 12, 2019 - 12:07 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Freddie Kitchens rose from obscurity to head coach in a few months. He wants to take the Browns on a similar climb. Cleveland officially named Kitchens its coach on Saturday, picking the affable 44-year-old following his strong, eight-game stint as their offensive coordinator. The...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts hits a two-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Chicago. Betts and the World Series champion Red Sox agreed to a $20 million, one-year contract on Friday, a $9.5 million raise for an arbitration-eligible player that topped pitcher Max Scherzer’s $8.8 million raise from Detroit in 2014. (AP Photo/Jim Young, File)
January 11, 2019 - 11:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — AL MVP Mookie Betts, NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and major league home run champion Khris Davis reached high-priced one-year deals to avoid salary arbitration, while slugger Nolan Arenado and pitchers Gerrit Cole, Luis Severino and Aaron Nola were among 15 players still on...
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