Major League Baseball

FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 file photo, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during an NFL game in Arlington, Texas. The Dallas Cowboys have given young linebacker Jaylon Smith a new contract while the holdout by Pro Bowl running back Ezekiel Elliott nears a month since the team reported to training camp. Smith’s extension was announced Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Jacobsohn, File)
August 20, 2019 - 5:56 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have agreed on a $64 million, five-year contract extension with young linebacker Jaylon Smith while the holdout by Pro Bowl running back Ezekiel Elliott nears a month since the team reported to training camp. The 24-year-old Smith's contract, which includes $...
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Quarterback Drew Brees with the New Orleans Saints throws a pass during the NFL football team's joint practice with Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Costa Mesa, Calif. (Mark Rightmire/The Orange County Register via AP)
August 20, 2019 - 5:38 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees sees discussions about his arm strength and recently declining passing yardage as moot points. Efficiency is what wins, the 40-year-old, record-setting Saints quarterback says — and that will be a driving factor in determining his longevity. "I can't throw the ball 70...
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Oakland Raiders' Antonio Brown, center, walks off the field after NFL football practice in Alameda, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 20, 2019 - 5:03 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Star receiver Antonio Brown practiced in a certified helmet with the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday, two days after being given an ultimatum by general manager Mike Mayock to be "all in or all out." "He's all in, ready to go," coach Jon Gruden said. "That's my understanding...
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Oakland Raiders' Antonio Brown stretches during NFL football practice in Alameda, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 20, 2019 - 2:54 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Star receiver Antonio Brown was back on the field for the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday after missing the previous practice as part of his dispute with the league and union over his helmet. Brown took part in a walkthrough without wearing a helmet and then went into the weight...
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Oakland Raiders' Antonio Brown stretches during NFL football practice in Alameda, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 20, 2019 - 2:53 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Star receiver Antonio Brown was back on the field for the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday after missing the previous practice as part of his dispute with the league and union over his helmet. Brown took part in a walkthrough without wearing a helmet and then went into the weight...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) talks with head coach Freddie Kitchens at the team's NFL football training facility in Berea, Ohio. Browns coach Freddie Kitchens says he doesn’t care if controversial comments by brash quarterback Baker Mayfield put a target on his team. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
August 20, 2019 - 2:52 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Freddie Kitchens says he doesn't care if comments by brash quarterback Baker Mayfield put a target on his team. In an interview with GQ, Mayfield took a swipe at the New York Giants and rookie QB Daniel Jones. Mayfield said it "blows my mind" the Giants drafted the...
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) throws against the Denver Broncos during an NFL preseason football game, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 20, 2019 - 12:55 am
DENVER (AP) — Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders and 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo each made a triumphant return to action Monday night when the San Francisco 49ers' backups engineered a 24-15 preseason win over the Denver Broncos. Sanders' comeback overshadowed Garoppolo's return. After...
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) throws against the Denver Broncos during an NFL preseason football game, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 19, 2019 - 11:25 pm
DENVER (AP) — Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders had a better return to action than 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in San Francisco's 24-15 preseason win at Denver on Monday night. Broncos rookie QB Drew Lock injured his right thumb when he was sacked on the first series of the second half,...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Sean Murphy-Bunting (26) grabs Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills (10) after a reception during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)
August 19, 2019 - 7:35 pm
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills objected Monday to recent comments from rapper Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick. Jay-Z and the league last week announced a partnership he characterized as a progressive step to carry on...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Sean Murphy-Bunting (26) grabs Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills (10) after a reception during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)
August 19, 2019 - 7:17 pm
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills is objecting to recent comments from rapper Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick. Jay-Z and the league last week announced a partnership he characterized as a progressive step to carry on...
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