Sports transactions

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2019, file photo, Buffalo Sabres center Jeff Skinner (53) skates with the puck away from Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (20) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y. The Sabres have re-signed leading scorer Skinner to an eight year, $72 million contract. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)
June 07, 2019 - 9:33 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed leading scorer Jeff Skinner to an eight year, $72 million contract in addressing one their most pressing offseason needs. Skinner becomes the team's second-highest paid player behind captain Jack Eichel in a deal reached Friday night, and three...
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June 07, 2019 - 8:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Douglas was the favorite all along — and the Jets got their guy. The Philadelphia Eagles executive was hired Friday night to serve as New York's general manager, tasked with leading the Jets back to respectability. Douglas, the Eagles' vice president of player personnel, was one...
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St. Louis Blues' Zach Sanford (12) checks Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak (88), of the Czech Republic, to the ice during the first period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
June 07, 2019 - 7:07 pm
Something is missing from Boston's power play. The uninterrupted puck movement and cross-ice passes to a wide-open David Pastrnak aren't there anymore. Torey Krug isn't getting the chance to fire away from the top. Patrice Bergeron isn't dominating between the faceoff circles like before. Boston...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2018, file photo, Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel works against the Atlanta Braves in the ninth inning of baseball game, in Atlanta. Free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel has agreed to a contract with the Chicago Cubs. The team said Friday, June 7, 2019, he has passed his physical. Contract terms were not disclosed. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
June 07, 2019 - 1:45 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel has agreed to a three-year contract with the Cubs that guarantees $43 million in a big move to strengthen Chicago's bullpen. The team said Friday he passed his physical and will be optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Kimbrel gets $10 million this year — a...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, June 5, 2019, referee Marc Davis, left, gestures toward Golden State Warriors investor Mark Stevens, partially obscured in blue shirt, during the second half of Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Toronto Raptors in Oakland, Calif. An NBA spokesman said Thursday the conduct of Stevens at Game 3 of the NBA Finals was "beyond unacceptable." NBA Executive Vice President for Communications Mike Bass says that Stevens will not be permitted to attend games until the review of the matter is complete. The Warriors had already said he wouldn't be attending any more games in this series. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 07, 2019 - 1:14 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Toronto guard Kyle Lowry wanted the Golden State Warriors' executive who shoved him during an NBA Finals game ousted from the league. The NBA decided a one-year ban and $500,000 fine is enough for now. Mark Stevens, a Warriors' investor and a member of the team's executive...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning in Game 3 of a baseball American League Championship Series in Houston. Pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel, the last two top free agents on the market, can sign starting Monday, June 3, 2019, with their new teams having to forfeit amateur draft picks as compensation. Both turned down $17.9 million qualifying offers in November, Keuchel from Houston and Kimbrel from the World Series champion Boston Red Sox. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
June 07, 2019 - 12:55 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BRAVE NEW WORLD It appears free agent pitcher Dallas Keuchel has finally found a home. Keuchel and the Atlanta Braves agreed to a one-year contract that would pay the 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner about $13 million, a person familiar with the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning in Game 3 of a baseball American League Championship Series in Houston. Pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel, the last two top free agents on the market, can sign starting Monday, June 3, 2019, with their new teams having to forfeit amateur draft picks as compensation. Both turned down $17.9 million qualifying offers in November, Keuchel from Houston and Kimbrel from the World Series champion Boston Red Sox. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
June 07, 2019 - 12:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent pitcher Dallas Keuchel and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year contract that would pay the 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner about $13 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning in Game 3 of a baseball American League Championship Series in Houston. Pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel, the last two top free agents on the market, can sign starting Monday, June 3, 2019, with their new teams having to forfeit amateur draft picks as compensation. Both turned down $17.9 million qualifying offers in November, Keuchel from Houston and Kimbrel from the World Series champion Boston Red Sox. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
June 06, 2019 - 11:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent pitcher Dallas Keuchel and the Atlanta Braves are near agreement on a one-year contract that would pay the 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner about $13 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity...
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Detroit Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera connects for a single during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Detroit. The single tied him at 59th with Tony Perez with 2,732 career hits. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
June 04, 2019 - 10:22 pm
DETROIT (AP) — In a perfect world, Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire would have a healthy Miguel Cabrera at first base every game. Until that day comes, however, Gardenhire's happy with whatever production he can get out of Cabrera. After missing the previous two games with chronic knee pain...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2019, file photo, United States' Jack Hughes controls the puck during the Ice Hockey World Championships group A match against Denmark in Kosice, Slovakia. Top-rated NHL draft prospect Hughes is scheduled to meet with the media on Friday, May 31, 2019, while attending the league's pre-draft scouting combine in Buffalo. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
June 03, 2019 - 8:13 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 8:05 p.m The St. Louis Blues lead the Boston Bruins 2-1 after the first period of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on goals by Ryan O'Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko. St. Louis is 6-2 in the playoffs when leading at the...
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