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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2016, file photo, Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack (52) scores a touchdown after intercepting a pass from Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. The Chicago Bears have acquired star pass rusher Khalil Mack from the Raiders on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in a massive trade that sends two first-round draft picks to Oakland. A person with direct knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press that Oakland will get first-round selections in 2019 and 2020, a sixth-rounder next year and a third-rounder in 2020. Oakland also included its second-round selection in 2020. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
September 02, 2018 - 5:36 pm
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Armed with a record extension after a blockbuster trade, Khalil Mack is looking forward to a fresh start with the Chicago Bears. The two-time All-Pro said he is "glad I'm here" and "blessed" after a contract holdout with the Oakland Raiders ended with the star pass rusher...
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File- This May 16, 2018, file photo shows Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt skating with the puck against the Winnipeg Jets during Game 3 of the NHL Western Conference finals hockey playoff series in Las Vegas. The NHL has suspended Schmidt the first 20 games of the regular season for violating the league and Players’ Association’s performance enhancing substances policy. The league announced the suspension Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. Schmidt released a statement saying he did not intentionally take a banned substance, adding, “I will not accept being labelled a cheater.” (AP Photo/David Becker, File)
September 02, 2018 - 2:06 pm
Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt will miss the first 20 games of the season after he was suspended for violating the NHL's performance-enhancing substances policy. It's the league's first suspension under the policy since Jarred Tinordi in 2016 and just the fifth since the most recent...
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September 01, 2018 - 11:00 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's mobile sports betting market is getting bigger as football season gets closer. The American affiliate of a major British bookmaker and a fantasy sports titan began offering mobile sports betting in New Jersey on Saturday night, joining that state's rapidly...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2016, file photo, Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack (52) scores a touchdown after intercepting a pass from Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. The Chicago Bears have acquired star pass rusher Khalil Mack from the Raiders on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in a massive trade that sends two first-round draft picks to Oakland. A person with direct knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press that Oakland will get first-round selections in 2019 and 2020, a sixth-rounder next year and a third-rounder in 2020. Oakland also included its second-round selection in 2020. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
September 01, 2018 - 8:23 pm
The Chicago Bears spent the offseason loading up to end a string of losing seasons. They just made their biggest move. The Bears have acquired star pass rusher Khalil Mack from the Raiders in a massive trade that sends two first-round draft picks to Oakland. Mack held out for the entire offseason...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon, foreground, carries against Dallas Cowboys defensive end Datone Jones (56), linebacker Jaylon Smith, center left, and linebacker Joe Thomas (48) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Santa Clara, Calif. McKinnon has injured his knee in practice and could be facing a serious injury. Coach Kyle Shanahan said Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, that McKinnon got hurt in his first day of team drills since injuring his right calf Aug. 9. McKinnon will undergo an MRI and Shanahan said the team is "nervous" about his outlook. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe, File)
September 01, 2018 - 7:33 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon has suffered a season-ending knee injury in practice. McKinnon got hurt Saturday in his first day of team drills since injuring his right calf Aug. 9. An MRI determined he tore his ACL in his right knee and he will miss the...
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September 01, 2018 - 4:34 pm
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The comeback of Robert Griffin III is complete: The quarterback will start the season with the Baltimore Ravens. Griffin survived Baltimore's final cutdown Saturday and will join starter Joe Flacco and first-round pick Lamar Jackson on the depth chart. The Ravens have not...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson hits a double against Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Toronto. The Cleveland Indians have acquired former AL MVP Donaldson in a trade with the Blue Jays. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
September 01, 2018 - 9:17 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Donaldson's rough season has taken a positive turn. The Indians are giving him a swing at October. The 2015 AL MVP was traded Friday night by Toronto to Cleveland, which is hoping a healthy Donaldson can bolster its lineup and help the club get back to the World Series. "This...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2018, file photo, San Francisco Giants' Andrew McCutchen hits a three-run home run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal and home plate umpire Stu Scheurwater watch during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles. The playoff-contending New York Yankees are close to completing a trade for San Francisco Giants outfielder Andrew McCutchen. A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday night, Aug. 30, 2018, the Yankees would send infielder Abiatal Avelino and another minor leaguer to San Francisco for McCutchen. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal wasn't finalized. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
August 31, 2018 - 8:37 pm
Andrew McCutchen is shaving his beard for a possible World Series run. Ryan Madson is switching bullpens, trying to help another team win a title. And Gio Gonzalez? He might be moving across the diamond at Nationals Park. A bunch of contenders got busy Friday, making trades to bolster potential...
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FILE - This Oct. 22, 2016, file photo shows Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald on stage during an NFL Fan Rally in London. All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald has agreed to a massive new contract with the Los Angeles Rams, ending his second consecutive preseason holdout as the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history. The Rams on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, announced a new six-year deal through 2024 for Donald, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)
August 31, 2018 - 8:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aaron Donald's two-year quest to become the NFL's highest-paid defensive player finally ended in success Friday morning. And just a few minutes after signing his deal, Donald was at work on the Los Angeles Rams' practice fields for the first time in months, determined to keep...
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August 31, 2018 - 6:56 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers added bullpen help for the final stretch, acquiring veteran Xavier Cedeno from the Chicago White Sox for two minor leaguers on Friday. Cedeno is 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA in 33 appearances after signing with Chicago as a minor league free agent in January. The left-...
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