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Baseball agent Scott Boras jokes during a news conference at the Major League Baseball winter meetings Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in San Diego. Nationals pitcher and World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg agreed to a record $245 million, seven-year contract on Monday. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
December 12, 2019 - 3:32 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A mostly dreary winter meetings lacking spectacular swaps will be remembered as the Scott Boras show. Baseball's most prominent agent dominated each of the three full days of meetings with a nine-figure contract, deals for Stephen Strasburg, Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon that...
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December 12, 2019 - 3:32 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's fast-growing sports betting market continued to set monthly records in November as more than a half-billion dollars' worth of wagers were placed on sports. The extra money also helped Atlantic City's casino industry, which saw its annual winnings surpass the...
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December 12, 2019 - 2:41 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major League Baseball will start testing for opioids and cocaine, but only players who do not cooperate with their treatment plans will be subject to discipline. Marijuana will be removed from the list of drugs of abuse and will be treated the same as alcohol as part of changes...
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FILE - This Sept. 12, 2010, file photo shows Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis before the start of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, in Landover, Md. Ten former NFL players have been charged with defrauding the league’s healthcare benefit program. They include five who played on the Washington Redskins, including Clinton Portis and Carlos Rogers. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)
December 12, 2019 - 2:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten former NFL players were charged in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud the league’s health care benefit program by submitting false claims for medical equipment, including devices used on horses, the Justice Department said Thursday. The players were charged in two...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Rick Porcello pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, in Boston. Former AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello and the New York Mets have a agreed to a $10 million, one-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, because the agreement had not been announced. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
December 12, 2019 - 2:25 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello and the New York Mets have agreed to a $10 million, one-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement had not been...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 file photo, Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon throws out Houston Astros' George Springer during the third inning of Game 6 of the baseball World Series in Houston. Third baseman Anthony Rendon and the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a $245 million, seven-year contract a person with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
December 12, 2019 - 3:38 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Third baseman Anthony Rendon and the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a $245 million, seven-year contract Wednesday, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced and was...
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Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during the Major League Baseball winter meetings Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
December 12, 2019 - 12:11 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Anthony Rendon is joining the Los Angeles Angels, quickly following mega-deals for Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg in a trifecta of nine-figure contracts for agent Scott Boras at a wild winter meetings. With baseball still buzzing over Cole's $324 million, nine-year agreement...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 30, 2016 file photo, San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer watches action from the bench during the first period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final against the Pittsburgh Penguins series in Pittsburgh. The San Jose Sharks have fired coach Peter DeBoer, a person with direct knowledge of the move said, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the firing hadn't been formally announced. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
December 11, 2019 - 10:04 pm
The slumping San Jose Sharks fired coach Peter DeBoer on Wednesday less than seven months after playing in the Western Conference final. Doug Wilson announced the change after the Sharks returned home from a road trip on a five-game losing streak and five points out of playoff contention. San Jose...
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Former Toronto Raptors and now Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard salutes the crowd as he receives his 2019 NBA championship ring prior to an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 11, 2019 - 8:40 pm
TORONTO (AP) — If any people came to boo Kawhi Leonard on his return to Toronto, it was sure hard to hear them over all the cheering. Leonard received his championship ring to deafening applause and chants of “MVP! MVP!" before the Los Angeles Clippers visited the Raptors on Wednesday night...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, Buffalo Bills middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds (49) prepares for the snap against the Denver Broncos during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Ferrell and Felicia Edmunds can't lose. Nor can they be prouder when the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Buffalo Bills on Sunday night, Dec. 15. It's a game that will feature all three of the Edmunds' sons _ the Steelers' Terrell and Trey Edmunds and the Bills' Tremaine _ facing off against each other. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)
December 11, 2019 - 7:52 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Felicia Edmunds would rouse her three preteen boys from bed hours before school — and even on vacation — to put them through a rigorous daily workout of long runs and suicide sprints. If Trey, Terrell and Tremaine Edmunds aspired to one day play in the NFL, Felicia's phys-...
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