Sports transactions

Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez bats during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Associated Press
February 12, 2020 - 5:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball went ahead with its planned rules changes for this season, including the requirement a pitcher must face at least three batters or end the half-inning, unless he is hurt. The changes were agreed to by MLB and the players' association last March 8, subject to...
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Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Starling Marte
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Associated Press
January 27, 2020 - 4:23 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte is heading to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Pittsburgh Pirates sent the two-time Gold Glove outfielder and 2016 All-Star to the Diamondbacks on Monday for prospects Liover Peguero and pitcher Brennan Malone. The Diamondbacks received cash considerations as part of...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) on the sidelines, during the first half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. NFL free agent Antonio Brown turned himself in at a Florida jail on Thursday night, Jan, 24, 2020, following accusations that he and his trainer attacked another man. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
Associated Press
January 24, 2020 - 7:02 am
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — NFL free agent Antonio Brown turned himself in at a Florida jail on Thursday night following accusations that he and his trainer attacked the driver of a moving truck that carried some of his possessions from California. Brown, 31, arrived at Broward County Jail around...
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; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Members of the Houston Astros are presented with the Commissioner's Trophy after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in game seven of the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium.
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Associated Press
January 21, 2020 - 3:46 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With Los Angeles fans reeling from news that two of the Dodgers' recent World Series opponents were linked to a cheating scandal that tipped off batters to what pitch was about to be thrown, the City Council voted Tuesday to ask Major League Baseball to strip the Houston Astros...
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Houston Astors third baseman Alex Bregman is interviewed by the media during the baseball team's FanFest at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Houston. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Associated Press
January 18, 2020 - 9:00 pm
Players from two teams at the center of baseball’s sign-stealing scandal faced their fans on Saturday for the first time since the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox ousted their managers amid the fallout from the investigation into Houston’s elaborate scheme. The Astros and Red Sox held their...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots special teams coach Joe Judge, center, speaks to head coach Bill Belichick, left, and safeties coach Steve Belichick, right, in the second half of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. The New York Giants and Patriots assistant Joe Judge are working on a deal for him to become the team's head coach, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press The person spoke to the on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, because the deal is not done. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
Associated Press
January 08, 2020 - 4:45 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New England Patriots special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach Joe Judge has been hired as the New York Giants head coach. The Giants and representatives for Judge reached a contract agreement Wednesday, less than 24 hours after the 38-year-old was offered the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy watches the team's NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. The Dallas Cowboys didn't take long to settle on Mike McCarthy as their coach after waiting a week to announce they were moving on from Jason Garrett. McCarthy, who won a Super Bowl at the home of the Cowboys nine years ago as Green Bay's coach, has agreed to become the ninth coach in team history, a person with direct knowledge of the deal said Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't announced the move. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Associated Press
January 03, 2020 - 5:05 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Mike McCarthy, who won a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers and led them to nine playoff appearances in 13 seasons, has interviewed for the head coaching job with the New York Giants. The 56-year-old McCarthy met with Giants co-owner John Mara, general manager Dave...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Associated Press
December 31, 2019 - 8:43 pm
A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president. This year saw the deaths of people who...
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Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens, left, watches during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
Associated Press
December 29, 2019 - 8:17 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have fired coach Freddie Kitchens after a disheartening season that didn't come close to meeting expectations. Kitchens was let go Sunday night, just hours after the Browns were beaten by the lowly Cincinnati Bengals (2-14) to finish 6-10 and miss the...
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Former Florida State coach Willie Taggart introduced as Florida Atlantic University's, new football head coach during press conference Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Boca Raton, Fla. (Carline Jean/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
Associated Press
December 21, 2019 - 8:41 pm
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Lane Kiffin was watching his now-former Florida Atlantic team play from elsewhere. A bunch of key FAU starters, including the school's only first-team All-American, were missing. The coaching staff the Owls had Saturday faces a very uncertain future starting Sunday...
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