Author: Associated Press

Cowboys, WR Gallup agree on $62.5M, 5-year deal

Gallup is returning on a $62.5 million, five-year contract

The Dallas Cowboys agreed on a long-term contract with receiver Michael Gallup a day after agreeing to trade Amari Cooper to Cleveland. Gallup is returning on a $62.5 million, five-year contract, two people with knowledge of the agreement said Sunday.…

Tom Brady is returning to Tampa to play 23rd season in NFL

The seven-time Super Bowl champion announced his decision on Twitter and Instagram

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady’s retirement lasted 40 days. Brady said Sunday he’s returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for his 23rd NFL season. The seven-time Super Bowl champion announced his decision on Twitter and Instagram, saying he has…

No. 18 Houston to AAC title game with 86-66 win over Tulane

Cougars advanced to their fourth consecutive American Athletic Conference Tournament championship game

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyler Edwards put more emphasis on what he needed to do for 18th-ranked Houston with standout forward Fabian White hurting. J’Wan Roberts was the player who actually had to replace the big man on the…

No indictment for Texans QB Watson over sex assault claims

Houston police began investigating Watson in April 2021 after a criminal complaint was filed.

HOUSTON (AP) — A grand jury on Friday declined to indict Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson following a police investigation sparked by lawsuits filed by 22 women who have accused him of sexual assault and harassment. The grand jury’s decision…

Mavericks beat Rockets 113-100

Luka Doncic has 30 points

HOUSTON (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 30 points, Dwight Powell tied a career high with 26 and the Dallas Mavericks built a big lead and coasted to 113-100 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night. Spencer Dinwiddie added 16…

Cowboys Amari Cooper heading to the Cleveland Browns

Browns landing WR Cooper in trade with Cowboys

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns weren’t willing to wait for free agency or the NFL draft to get their No. 1 wide receiver. Cleveland general manager Andrew Berry filled his club’s biggest need on Saturday by agreeing to acquire Amari…

No indictment for Texans QB Watson over sex assault claims

HOUSTON (AP) — A grand jury on Friday declined to indict Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson following a police investigation sparked by lawsuits filed by 22 women who have accused him of sexual assault and harassment. The grand jury’s decision…

Surging Texas A&M stuns No. 4 Auburn 67-62 in SEC tourney

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Texas A&M isn’t done reviving its season after an arduous, month-long tailspin threatened its chances of earning a spot in the NCAA Tournament. The Aggies improved to 7-1 since an eight-game skid, bolstering their case to…

Play ball! MLB players reach deal, salvage 162-game season

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s players and owners ended their most bitter money fight in a quarter-century Thursday when the players’ association accepted management’s offer to salvage a 162-game season that will start April 7. The work stoppage…

Colts agree to trade Carson Wentz to Commanders

This will be the sixth consecutive year the Colts will have a different opening day starter

The Indianapolis Colts are moving on from Carson Wentz after one season, sending him to a team he’s familiar with from his days in the NFC East. The Colts agreed to trade Wentz to the Washington Commanders, according to a…

NFL salary cap for 2022 increases by nearly $26M to $208.2M

Adding in benefits attached to the cap, teams will be allowed to have a total player cost of $284.367 million

The NFL’s salary cap for 2022 will be $208.2 million, a healthy increase from the previous, pandemic-impacted years. The cap is going up from $182.5 million, which was down by nearly $10 million from the 2020 season. Adding in benefits…

Deion Sanders has 2 toes amputated after medical setback

Sanders was hospitalized for around a month in the middle of last season when the Tigers finished 11-2

Deion Sanders had two toes on his left foot amputated due to blood clots stemming from a previous surgery. The Jackson State head coach and NFL Hall of Famer revealed the severity of his foot injury in an episode of…

MLB, union meet ahead of deadline to salvage 162-game season

On the 97th day of baseball’s second-longest work stoppage, the sides met in person for the third straight day.

NEW YORK (AP) — Negotiators for locked out players and Major League Baseball held bargaining sessions ahead of Commissioner Rob Manfred’s Tuesday deadline for a deal that would preserve a 162-game season. Union chief negotiator Bruce Meyer and general counsel…

Seahawks agree to trade Russell Wilson to Denver

The NFL Network reported the Seahawks agreed to send Wilson and a fourth-round pick to Denver

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to trade nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos for a massive haul of draft picks and players, two people familiar with the negotiations confirmed to The Associated…

Aaron Rodgers says he will remain with Packers next season

Rodgers sent out a tweet Tuesday afternoon confirming his return.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers is planning to come back to the Green Bay Packers for an 18th season, a move that keeps the reigning MVP off the trade market and answers the question that had dominated NFL…

Smith’s 35 points helps No. 5 Baylor women win Big 12

Smith had a career-high 35 points with 12 rebounds in her senior day game

WACO, Texas (AP) — Another green-and-gold confetti celebration for NaLyssa Smith and fifth-ranked Baylor, and another Big 12 title that the Bears don’t have to share. Smith had a career-high 35 points with 12 rebounds in her senior day game…

Oklahoma State sinks No. 12 Texas Tech’s Big 12 title hopes

The Red Raiders (23-8, 12-6) needed a victory and losses by Baylor and Kansas to finished tied for the Big 12 lead.

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Bryce Thompson made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 19.4 seconds left and Oklahoma State beat No. 12 Texas Tech 52-51 on Saturday, eliminating the Red Raiders from the Big 12 title race. Terrence Shannon missed a contested…

WNBA’s Brittney Griner arrested in Russia on drug charges

WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner was arrested last month at a Moscow airport

WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner was arrested last month at a Moscow airport after Russian authorities said a search of her luggage revealed vape cartridges. The Russian Customs Service said Saturday that the cartridges were identified as containing oil derived from…

Texas primary sets up Abbott-O'Rourke race as midterms begin

Both easily won their party’s nomination for governor

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Republican Gov. Greg Abbott will face Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke after voters in Texas opened what could be a lengthy, bruising primary season. Both easily won their party’s nomination for governor on Tuesday. Abbott is in…

Gov. Greg Abbott vs. Beto O'Rourke in November General Election

More Primary Election results

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott easily bested a group of conservative challengers to lock up his party’s nomination Tuesday, and will face Democrat Beto O’Rourke in the November general election. O’Rourke nearly ousted Texas Sen. Ted…

MLB cancels opening day, sides fail to reach lockout deal

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball has canceled opening day, with Commissioner Rob Manfred announcing Tuesday the sport will lose regular-season games over a labor dispute for the first time in 27 years after acrimonious lockout talks collapsed in…