Sports transactions

September 20, 2018 - 10:25 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The former investment bank analyst who fed confidential stock tips to NFL player Mychal Kendricks has pleaded guilty to securities fraud. Damilare Sonoiki, who also wrote for the television show "Black-ish" for a season, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday. Prosecutors...
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Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
September 19, 2018 - 10:41 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gio Gonzalez pitched six smooth innings on his 33rd birthday and Jesus Aguilar hit a three-run homer in the Milwaukee Brewers' 7-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night. Manny Pina also had a three-run shot and Aguilar finished with four RBIs. Gonzalez's stellar...
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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chris Archer delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
September 19, 2018 - 10:32 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Archer came to Pittsburgh with much fanfare when he was acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays on July 31. Then he went 1-3 in his first eight starts with the Pirates. It's almost certainly too late for the Pirates to make a playoff push this season, but on Wednesday night, Archer...
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New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon holds the ball during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
September 19, 2018 - 7:27 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Josh Gordon arrived at a Patriots' team facility that was abuzz with excitement about what he could potentially bring to their depleted receiving group. There was also just as strong a sentiment in the building to keep any lofty expectations in check — at least for now...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) listens to head coach Bill O'Brien before an NFL preseason football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. The Texans fired back at an East Texas school superintendent who wrote: "You can't count on a black quarterback," in the comment section of an online news article where he was criticizing Watson. O 'Brien called the comments “outdated, inaccurate, ignorant and idiotic.” Watson said he didn't waste time worrying about the post. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File)
September 19, 2018 - 3:41 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans fired back Wednesday at an East Texas school superintendent who wrote: "You can't count on a black quarterback," in the comment section of an online news article where he was criticizing quarterback Deshaun Watson. Lynn Redden is superintendent of the Onalaska...
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FILE - This Aug. 30, 2018 file photo, shows Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston before an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Tampa, Fla. A female Uber driver in Arizona is suing Winston, accusing him of sexual assault. Court documents say the woman filed the suit in Arizona on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, and is seeking more than $75,000 in damage. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio, File)
September 19, 2018 - 4:16 am
PHOENIX (AP) — A female Uber driver in Arizona is suing Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, accusing him of sexual assault. Court documents say the woman filed the suit in Arizona on Tuesday and is seeking more than $75,000 in damages. She said Winston grabbed her crotch in the drive-...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Falcons offensive guard Andy Levitre (67) runs onto the field during the team's NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. The Falcons have lost Levitre to a season-ending triceps injury, the third starter to go down in the first two weeks of the season. Levitre left Sunday's victory over the Carolina Panthers with what was initially described as an elbow injury. After further examination, it was determined that he's done for the year because of a triceps problem. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
September 18, 2018 - 7:58 pm
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have lost offensive guard Andy Levitre to a season-ending triceps injury, the third player to go down with a major injury in the first two weeks of the season. Levitre left Sunday's victory over the Carolina Panthers with what was initially described...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2016, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers forward Elton Brand stands during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. A person familiar with the situation says the Sixers have made Brand their new general manager, replacing Bryan Colangelo. Colangelo resigned in June as the 76ers' president of basketball operations after what an investigation concluded was "careless and in some instances reckless" sharing of sensitive team information on Twitter. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
September 18, 2018 - 7:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Elton Brand is in charge of the Philadelphia 76ers. A person familiar with the situation says the Sixers have made Brand their new general manager, replacing Bryan Colangelo. Colangelo resigned in June as the 76ers' president of basketball operations after what an investigation...
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Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Denver. The Broncos won 20-19. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 18, 2018 - 3:08 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Jon Gruden was welcomed back to Oakland as a returning hero when he got hired for his second stint as coach of the Raiders. There was a party he hosted for fans at a local sports bar, loud ovations in the preseason and a heightened level of excitement that Gruden could get...
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Florida Panthers NHL hockey players Aleksander Barkov, left, of Finland, and Derek MacKenzie pose after a practice session in Sunrise, Fla., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Barkov is the new captain of the Florida Panthers. Barkov is taking over for forward MacKenzie, who held the role for the last two seasons. (Emily Michot/Miami Herald via AP)
September 18, 2018 - 3:27 am
Ryan Johansen remembers how the Columbus Blue Jackets didn't have a captain until one day it clicked and everyone knew it should be Nick Foligno. "There was just no doubt," Johansen said. "It's just one of those things you don't want to force. You don't want to rush. You don't want to regret. Once...
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