Sports transactions

August 12, 2019 - 6:41 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — A 14-year-old soccer player has signed a professional contract with USL Championship club Orange County SC. Francis Jacobs is the youngest male player ever to sign a pro soccer contract in the U.S., according to the club. Jacobs is from Laguna Beach, California. He was 14...
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Cleveland Indians' Yasiel Puig hits an RBI double off Minnesota Twins pitcher Jose Berrios in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
August 12, 2019 - 1:13 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig has dropped the appeal for his three-game suspension for his involvement in a brawl when he was with Cincinnati. Puig will begin serving his ban Monday night when the Indians, who have climbed back into a tie for first in the AL Central, open a three-...
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Tennessee Titans defensive lineman and top draft pick Jeffery Simmons (98) stretches during NFL football training camp Monday, July 29, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
August 10, 2019 - 3:26 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans eagerly welcomed four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Jurrell Casey to training camp, even though he didn't stick around too long past individual drills. No need for the Titans' reigning sack leader to push too hard on his first day back. "Oh, it felt...
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Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Trevor Bauer throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 09, 2019 - 7:02 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevor Bauer fanned 11 batters in his Reds home debut Friday night, and Aristides Aquino homered again as Yasiel Puig's replacement, leading Cincinnati to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs. The Reds' biggest July trade paid off both ways against the NL Central leaders...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) warms up before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Santa Clara, Calif. Colin Kaepernick wants to play in the NFL, even if he has to compete to get on the field. A source close to Kaepernick told The Associated Press on Friday: “Colin has always been prepared to compete at the highest level and is in the best shape of his life.” Kaepernick released a video earlier this week saying: “5 a.m. 5 days a week. For 3 years. Still Ready.” (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
August 09, 2019 - 12:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Colin Kaepernick is eager to prove he's good enough to play in the NFL. A person close to Kaepernick told The Associated Press on Friday: "Colin has always been prepared to compete at the highest level and is in the best shape of his life." The person spoke anonymously because...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Blake Bortles throws a pass during the NFL football team's training camp in Irvine, Calif. Bortles gets his first opportunity to show if an offseason with coach Sean McVay has led to improvement. Bortles signed with Los Angeles following his first five seasons in Jacksonville. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)
August 09, 2019 - 8:25 am
San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan doesn't see a whole lot of value in a four-game preseason. So with several players, including first-round draft pick Nick Bosa and running back Jerick McKinnon nursing injuries, and others such as quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo coming back from one, the 49ers aren't...
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New York Mets' Michael Conforto, right, is greeted by teammate Pete Alonso after hitting a solo run home run against the Miami Marlins in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
August 08, 2019 - 11:16 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: UNEXPECTED IN THE EAST The Nationals and Mets begin a three-game series in Queens with surprising significance considering both teams have been more than 10 games below .500 this season. Washington now leads the NL wild-card race, and New York is...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale delivers to the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 08, 2019 - 7:52 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox ace Chris Sale and assistant pitching coach Brian Bannister logged long hours in the video room after Sale was lit up twice by the rival Yankees recently. With a few tweaks, the lanky left-hander was picture perfect Thursday night. Sale righted himself and struck out 13 over...
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A young fan climbs on a large Kansas City Chiefs logo at NFL football training camp Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in St. Joseph, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 08, 2019 - 11:58 am
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to terms with cornerback Morris Claiborne on a one-year deal Thursday to fortify a thin and unproven backfield, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person, who said the deal could be worth about $3 million with...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson (29) warms up before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, in Cleveland. The Browns have traded disgruntled running back Duke Johnson, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, to the Houston Texans for an undisclosed 2020 draft pick. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
August 08, 2019 - 9:58 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Duke Johnson got his wish, and the Browns got more than expected for him. Cleveland traded the disgruntled running back to the Houston Texans on Thursday for an undisclosed 2020 draft pick. A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press that the Browns are getting a...
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