• New England Revolution fire coach Jay Heaps

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Revolution have fired coach Jay Heaps, who had been with the team as a player or coach for 15 seasons.

  • Judge hits No. 44, Chapman saves Yankees’ 2-1 win over Twins

    NEW YORK (AP) — With the Yankees barely clinging to a late lead in a game with October implications, Aroldis Chapman made fast work of Joe Mauer and the Minnesota Twins.

  • Judge: Ex-NFL players may be targets for ‘misleading’ offers

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge overseeing the NFL’s $1 billion concussion settlement with former players says she’s concerned they’re being targeted by claims service providers, lenders and other groups seeking a share of the money.

  • Wild, Koivu agree to 2-year, $11M extension

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild and captain Mikko Koivu have agreed to a two-year, $11 million contract extension.

  • Bills defense shines, offensive lays dud in loss

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — New Bills coach Sean McDermott is showing signs of putting the bully back into Buffalo’s defense. The book hasn’t changed when it comes to stopping their popgun offense.

  • Timmons future with Dolphins uncertain after disappearance

    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase declined Monday to discuss linebacker Lawrence Timmons’ future with the team, which may be brief.

  • Jaguars sign quarterback Ryan Nassib to active roster

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed quarterback Ryan Nassib to the active roster.

  • Texas judge denies NFL bid to reinstate Elliott suspension

    FRISCO, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas has denied the NFL’s request to suspend his injunction that blocked a six-game suspension for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

  • Center Plumlee returning to Nuggets on 3-year, $41M deal

    DENVER (AP) — Mason Plumlee lived out of a hotel last season after being acquired in a February trade and didn’t get a chance to venture out much in Denver.

  • Openings to begin in trial of NBA players accused of assault

    PHOENIX (AP) — NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris went on trial Monday on felony assault charges stemming from a 2015 beating that prosecutors labeled as an “orchestrated attack” and defense lawyers dismissed as a ploy to get money out of the athletes.