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Kaepernick, Eric Reid settle collusion lawsuits with NFL

NEW YORK (AP) — With a public hearing looming and the threat of owners and league officials facing depositions, the NFL settled collusion cases brought by Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid. The league, about to celebrate its 100th season, faced criticism from all sides thanks to the protest movement started by Kaepernick. Many Kaepernick supporters wanted to see him back ...

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White Sox LHP Rodon feels bit abnormal being healthy at camp

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Once Carlos Rodon settled back into the Chicago White Sox rotation last season after returning from shoulder surgery, the left-hander had an impressive stretch of starts before fading badly down the stretch. All that really mattered for Rodon and the White Sox was that he made it through the rest of the season healthy, and got ...

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Bruins blank Ducks 3-0 in Anaheim

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jaroslav Halak made 30 saves in his fourth shutout of the season, and the Boston Bruins beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 on Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Noel Acciari and Jake DeBrusk scored for the Bruins, who have earned at least a point in nine consecutive games. Chris Wagner added an empty-netter with 1:31 ...

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Broncos inform Marshall they won’t pick up his option

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Even though Brandon Marshall was expecting it, Friday’s news that he had likely played his last game in a Denver Broncos uniform threw him for a bit of a loop. “It’s just different when it’s in the news and everybody knows about it and it’s not just you and your agent talking about it,” Marshall said ...

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Even in bullpen age, several teams still built on starters

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Forget about this bullpen obsession for a moment. Believe it or not, plenty of big league teams are still anchored by well-armed rotations. In this age of openers and closers, with relievers starting games and starters rarely finishing them, it might seem starting pitchers have been devalued by executives all over baseball. Dallas Keuchel, ...

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As betting widens, NBA teams positioning to cash in

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ted Leonsis does not gamble. The owner of the Washington Wizards is a venture capitalist and investor, along with the owner of the NHL champion Washington Capitals, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, the G League Capital City Go-Go and two Arena Football teams. He, personally, doesn’t bet. But sports betting — and how to cash in on ...

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Cespedes says he thinks he’ll return to Mets this season

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes says he thinks he’ll be able to play at some point this season. Recovering from surgery on both heels, the New York Mets slugger told reporters through a translator at spring training Friday he is finally pain-free. He has been working out and plans to begin throwing next week, but there’s no ...

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