Sports transactions

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid (21) goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
January 21, 2019 - 11:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid relished the chance to face James Harden, and wasn't going to let a little back tightness stop him. Embiid had 32 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past fellow MVP contender Harden and the Houston Rockets 121-93 on Monday night. "I love playing...
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Minnesota Wild left wing Pontus Aberg (26) hits the puck up the ice against the Vegas Golden Knights during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 21, 2019 - 11:14 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights' home arena has a reputation among some NHL players as being one of the toughest to play in and loudest in the league. The Minnesota Wild don't mind it a bit. Charlie Coyle scored his second game-winning goal of the season with 5:31 remaining Monday to lift...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates during the trophy presentation after the AFC Championship NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
January 21, 2019 - 9:46 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady smiled his way through the week leading up to Sunday's AFC championship game, mostly brushing aside questions about being an underdog for one of the few times during the Patriots' unprecedented run of titles. But when Rex Burkhead crossed the goal line for a 2-...
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File- This Nov. 2, 2018, file photo shows Houston Rockets forward Carmelo Anthony reacting during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New York. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Houston Rockets are trading Carmelo Anthony and an undisclosed amount of cash to the Chicago Bulls, in a deal that is expected to be completed Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Anthony will not wind up playing for the Bulls, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because nothing can be finalized until the league office approves the deal. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
January 21, 2019 - 6:57 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is going to Chicago, albeit only on paper. Where he's going next remains unclear. A person with direct knowledge of the matter said the Houston Rockets are trading Anthony and an undisclosed amount of cash to the Bulls in a deal that is expected to be completed...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2018, file photo, New York Yankees pitcher Sonny Gray throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Gray has agreed to a contract with Cincinnati adding $30.5 million from 2020-22, a deal that allows the Yankees to complete his trade to the Reds. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, because the trade had not been announced. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
January 21, 2019 - 6:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Adding Sonny Gray to a rotation already improved by the offseason acquisitions of Tanner Roark and Alex Wood has the Cincinnati Reds thinking about their first NL Central title since 2012. "I think we have a group of guys that can hold their own with anybody in this division. I...
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Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin, right, goes to the basket against Washington Wizards forward Jeff Green (32) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
January 21, 2019 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Exchanging their freewheeling ways for an improved defensive showing, the Washington Wizards looked like an entirely different team in their first game back from London. The Wizards turned in their best defensive performance of the season on Monday in beating the Detroit Pistons...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws a touchdown pass to running back Damien Williams against New England Patriots middle linebacker Kyle Van Noy (53) during the second half of the AFC Championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
January 21, 2019 - 3:41 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs came within a heartbeat of returning to the Super Bowl for the first time in 49 years, taking the greatest dynasty in NFL history to overtime in the AFC title game. Instead, they are stuck with more heartache for an entire offseason. Yet with All-Pro...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Cody Allen throws against the Cincinnati Reds during the eighth inning of a baseball game, in Cincinnati. A person familiar with the negotiations says closer Cody Allen and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to an $8.5 million, one-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, because the deal was subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)
January 20, 2019 - 10:36 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Relief pitcher Cody Allen and the Los Angeles Angels have finalized a one-year contract for $8.5 million. He can earn an additional $2 million in performance bonuses for games finished as part of the deal announced Sunday: $250,000 each for 35 and 40, and $500,000 apiece for...
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Los Angeles Rams' Aqib Talib (21) warms up during practice at the team's NFL football training facility Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 19, 2019 - 5:29 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams realize they're heading into one of the NFL's most intimidating environments when they visit the top-seeded New Orleans Saints in the deafening Superdome for the NFC championship game. Leave it to Aqib Talib, their voluble veteran cornerback, to...
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A shot by New Jersey Devils center Pavel Zacha (37), of the Czech Republic, gets by Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson (36) but does not enter the goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
January 19, 2019 - 5:16 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — After a franchise-record 12-game losing streak, the Anaheim Ducks are rolling behind John Gibson and bunch of new faces. Gibson made 29 saves and Troy Terry scored his first NHL goal and set up another Saturday, sending the new-look Ducks past the New Jersey Devils 3-2 for their...
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