Sports transactions

January 19, 2018 - 5:49 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Brazil midfielder Fernandinho has signed a two-year contract extension with Manchester City, two days after the Premier League leaders tied Argentina defender Nicolas Otamendi to a new deal. City says the 32-year-old Fernandinho's new contract runs through 2020. He joined...
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January 19, 2018 - 3:46 am
NBA-SCHEDULE Embiid leads Sixers UNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have handed the Boston Celtics their second consecutive loss since a seven-game winning streak. Joel Embiid (joh-EHL' ehm-BEED') celebrated his first NBA All-Star selection with 26 points and matched a career best with 16...
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January 19, 2018 - 2:30 am
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Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) tangles with Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague (0) as he pivots during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
January 19, 2018 - 1:19 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Eric Gordon scored in a variety of ways Thursday night. One shot stood out from the rest. Gordon banked in a half-court heave at the end of the third quarter, part of a 30-point performance that helped the Houston Rockets to a 116-98 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. "When I...
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January 18, 2018 - 11:30 pm
The Washington Spirit selected midfielder Andi Sullivan out of Stanford with the first pick in the National Women's Soccer League draft on Thursday. Draft day also featured a high-profile three-team trade involving U.S. national team star Carli Lloyd. A person familiar with the deal said Sky Blue...
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January 18, 2018 - 10:31 pm
BASEBALL American League MINNESOTA TWINS — Named Jim Kaat special assistant. TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with C Curt Casali, OF Jose Cardona and RHP Tayler Scott on minor league contracts. National League CHICAGO CUBS — Named Jacob Cruz minor league hitting coordinator, Brendan Sagara minor...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2015, file photo, Carolina Panthers assistant head coach Steve Wilks watches players warm up during NFL football team's training camp in Spartanburg, S.C. Wilks was the second coaching candidate the Tennessee Titans interviewed Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, as they kicked off their search for a new head coach. The Titans earlier interviewed Mike Vrabel, Houston's defensive coordinator. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
January 18, 2018 - 8:28 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans kicked off their search for a new head coach Thursday with a pair of interviews — both defensive coordinators who've never been NFL head coaches. The Titans confirmed they interviewed Houston's Mike Vrabel and Carolina's Steve Wilks. Tennessee is looking...
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January 18, 2018 - 7:30 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Rangers have signed three more players to minor league contracts that include invitations to major league spring training. Texas announced Thursday that it has signed catcher Curt Casali and re-signed outfielder Jose Cardona and right-hander Tayler Scott. The trio is...
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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) takes part in a drill during an NFL football practice in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)
January 18, 2018 - 7:08 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Leonard Fournette was sitting in his wrecked Mercedes-Benz on Interstate-295 earlier this week, waiting for the police to arrive, when he got an unusual request. One of the first responders wanted Jacksonville's rookie running back to sign something. It wasn't a hat, a...
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January 18, 2018 - 6:09 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Steelers didn't look very far for offensive coordinator Todd Haley's replacement, promoting longtime quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner to the position on Thursday, four days after Pittsburgh's season ended with a divisional round playoff loss to Jacksonville. The Steelers...
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