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FILE - Miami Heat's Goran Dragic, bottom left, Jae Crowder, top left, and Jimmy Butler (22) defend as Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) shoots during the first half of an NBA basketball conference semifinal playoff game inin Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in this Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, file photo. Bucks Khris Middleton, right rear, looks on. Having the NBA’s best regular-season record and the league’s MVP each of the last two years hasn’t paid off for the Bucks in the playoffs. They’re hoping an offseason overhaul of their roster will help them earn the title that has eluded this franchise since 1971 and make sure two-time reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo stays in Milwaukee for years to come.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
December 15, 2020 - 5:01 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo has agreed to a supermax extension with the Milwaukee Bucks that takes the two-time reigning MVP off next summer's free-agent market. “I’m blessed to be a part of the Milwaukee Bucks for the next 5 years,” Antetokounmpo posted Tuesday on his social media...
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File-This Sept. 9, 2020, file photo shows Texas Rangers relief pitcher Rafael Montero throwing to the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game in Arlington, Texas. The Seattle Mariners bolstered their bullpen on Tuesday by acquiring right-handed reliever Montero from the Rangers. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
December 15, 2020 - 1:43 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners bolstered their bullpen on Tuesday by acquiring right-handed reliever Rafael Montero from the Texas Rangers. The 30-year-old Montero was the Rangers closer for most of last season after Jose Leclerc was sidelined for the season due to a right shoulder injury...
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December 13, 2020 - 7:23 pm
The Las Vegas Raiders fired defensive coordinator Paul Guenther after he failed to make any significant improvement for the unit in nearly three full seasons on the job. The Raiders (7-6) announced the decision Sunday following a 44-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts that dealt a severe blow to...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020 file photo, Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) celebrates after a dunk against Orlando during the first half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Giannis Antetokounmpo praised the “amazing” moves the Bucks have made to improve their team, but the two-time reigning MVP didn’t indicate whether he would sign their supermax contract extension offer. Right now I’m not focusing on that,” Antetokounmpo said Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)
December 09, 2020 - 6:31 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo praised the “amazing” moves the Milwaukee Bucks have made to improve the team, but the two-time reigning MVP stopped short Wednesday of saying he would sign a supermax contract extension offer. “Right now I’m not focusing on that,” Antetokounmpo said during...
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Denver Broncos cornerback A.J. Bouye (21) breaks up a pass intended for Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) in the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
December 09, 2020 - 11:58 am
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A.J. Bouye’s six-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances caps a disheartening first season in Denver for the eight-year veteran and leaves the Broncos without their top three cornerbacks. Bouye’s suspension is the latest blow in a...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, file photo, Texas Rangers starting pitcher Lance Lynn winds up during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Houston Astros in Arlington, Texas. Late Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, a person with direct knowledge of the deal said the Texas Rangers are trading right-hander Lynn to the Chicago White Sox. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
December 07, 2020 - 10:23 pm
The Chicago White Sox are set to acquire right-hander Lance Lynn in a trade with the Texas Rangers, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Monday night, at the end of the first day of Major League Baseball's...
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New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) celebrates after scoring during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
December 06, 2020 - 4:11 pm
The Latest on Week 13 in the NFL (all times EST): ___ 7:05 p.m. Cam Newton is the first quarterback in league history with four games in a season with multiple rushing touchdowns. Newton ran for scores in the first and second quarters. He also passed for a TD in the third quarter as the Patriots...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 15, 2019 file photo, Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber bats during a spring training baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Glendale, Ariz. Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr. became free agents Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 when the Chicago Cubs declined to offer contracts to two key players from their historic 2016 World Series championship. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
December 03, 2020 - 12:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr. were cut loose by the Chicago Cubs after helping the team win its first World Series title in more than a century, among 59 players who became free agents as part of the fallout from the coranavirus pandemic when their teams declined to offer...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 file photo, Houston Rockets' Russell Westbrook (0) goes up for a shot as Oklahoma City Thunder's Nerlens Noel, right, defends during the second half of an NBA first-round playoff basketball game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Houston Rockets have traded Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for John Wall and a future lottery-protected. first-round pick. Both teams announced the trade Wednesday night, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
December 02, 2020 - 6:58 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook is headed to the Washington Wizards and John Wall is moving to the Houston Rockets in a significant swap of point guards — one an MVP, the other a No. 1 overall draft pick — just weeks before the season starts. The Wizards shipped a future lottery-protected first...
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Oklahoma City Thunder's Steven Adams plays against the Boston Celtics during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March, 8, 2020, in Boston. Adams has agreed to a two-year extension with the Pelicans following his trade to New Orleans as part of a four-team deal that also sent guard Jrue Holiday from the Pelicans to Milwaukee. A person familiar with the deal says Adams’ extension is worth $35 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 because financial terms have not been announced. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
November 24, 2020 - 9:49 pm
Veteran 7-foot NBA center Steven Adams has agreed to a two-year extension with the Pelicans following his trade to New Orleans as part of a four-team deal that also sent guard Jrue Holiday from the Pelicans to Milwaukee. Adams' extension is for $35 million, said a person familiar with the deal. The...
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