• Braves get 1B Matt Adams from Cards as fill-in for Freeman

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have made a trade with St. Louis for first baseman Matt Adams, hoping he can help fill the void left by injured star Freddie Freeman.

  • Braves add bullpen depth, acquire Burgos from Diamondbacks

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have added bullpen depth by acquiring right-hander Enrique Burgos from the Arizona Diamondbacks for cash considerations.

  • Ducks captain Getzlaf fined for apparent homophobic slur

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf was fined $10,000 on Saturday for apparently using a homophobic slur during Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.

  • Buccaneers sign Ryan Fitzpatrick as Jameis Winston’s backup

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed to terms Friday on a one-year contract with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick as a veteran backup to Jameis Winston.

  • Sharks F Joel Ward has surgery on injured shoulder

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose Sharks forward Joel Ward had surgery on his injured right shoulder and is expected to be completely healed for the start of next season.

  • Tennessee Titans sign WR Darius Jennings, FB Joe Bacci

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans signed wide receiver Darius Jennings and fullback Joe Bacci on Friday and waived receiver K.J. Maye.

  • Bills sign 2nd-round pick, offensive lineman Dion Dawkins

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Bills have signed offensive lineman Dion Dawkins, the second of Buffalo’s two second-round draft picks.

  • GM Dennis Lindsey focused on Jazz retaining their own

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz took the long stride from lottery team to the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference playoffs this season but general manager Dennis Lindsey knows significant hurdles remain before the team becomes a true contender.

  • Manfred hopes for changes in MLB agreement with Japan

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball would like to make changes in the player acquisition agreement with its Japanese counterparts.

  • Judge denies release of 38 Studios grand jury records

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island judge on Thursday denied a request to release secret grand jury records from the criminal investigation into the state’s $75 million deal with 38 Studios, the video game company started by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.