• Jets promote Jacqueline Davidson to dir. of football admin.

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have promoted long-time front-office executive Jacqueline Davidson to director of football administration.

  • Marcus Johansson, Capitals agree to $3.75M, 1-year contract

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Forward Marcus Johansson has re-signed with the Washington Capitals, getting a $3.75 million, one-year contract based on an arbitrator’s decision Friday.

  • In this Dec. 15, 2014 file photo, New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette (93) chases Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) before a sack during the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago. Galette agreed to a one-year contract with the Washington Redskins for the league minimum on Friday, according to agent Alvin Keels. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

    Agent says Junior Galette agrees to 1-year deal with Skins

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Pass rusher Junior Galette agreed to a one-year contract with the Washington Redskins for the league minimum on Friday, according to agent Alvin Keels.

  • Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Khris Davis, left, center fielder Carlos Gomez (27) and left fielder Gerardo Parra celebrate after beating the San Francisco Giants 5-2 in a baseball game in San Francisco, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Astros, Blue Jays add pieces in trades to make playoff push

    HOUSTON (AP) — With mere hours until the trade deadline, the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays have sent a clear message that they’re going for it — making big moves to try and propel their teams into the playoffs for the first time in a long time.

  • In this July 21, 2015, file photo, Miami Marlins starting pitcher Mat Latos throws during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. The first-place Los Angeles Dodgers have bolstered their pitching staff, acquiring from the Marlins and Alex Wood, Jim Johnson and Luis Avilan from the Atlanta Braves in a 13-player deal Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

    Dodgers bolster pitching in huge deal with Braves, Marlins

    ATLANTA (AP) — The first-place Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their pitching staff on the eve of the trade deadline, completing a 13-player deal with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins that sent two starters and two relievers to the NL West leaders on Thursday.

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a media briefing for the Basketball without Borders Africa 2015 at the American International School in Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, July 30, 2015.  The NBA with some 20 top players is in South Africa for an exhibition, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver expects more important games to come, led by Chris Paul and two-time All Star Luol Deng, featuring a Team World versus Team Africa on upcoming Saturday. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Commissioner: NBA relationship with players ‘best’ in sports

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — With a multi-billion dollar new broadcast rights deal set to kick in from the 2016-17 season, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says “it’s a very good time” for the league right now and, he stressed on Thursday, the players, too.

  • In this Sept. 28, 2014, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) is sacked by Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (55) during the first half of an NFL football game in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

    Gettleman looks to make it 3 straight playoffs Panthers

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There were some questions when Panthers owner Jerry Richardson hired Dave Gettleman as the team’s new general manager in 2013.