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NFL suspends Peterson for at least rest of season (Yahoo Sports)
11/18/2014 12:48:55 PM

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson speaks to the media after pleading no contest to an assault charge in Conroe, Texas. The NFL suspended Adrian Peterson without pay for at least the remainder of the season. The league said Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, it informed the Minnesota Vikings running back he will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15 for violating the NFL personal conduct policy. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Adrian Peterson's future with the Minnesota Vikings dimmed further Tuesday, with the NFL suspending the star running back without pay for at least the rest of the season.


Steelers release running back LeGarrette Blount (Yahoo Sports)
11/18/2014 4:13:07 PM

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount (27) warms up before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Pittsburgh. The Steelers have released running back LeGarrette Blount. The move comes less than 24 hours after Blount left the field early in a victory over the Tennessee Titans on Monday night, Nov. 17. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- LeGarrette Blount's early exit Monday night cost the volatile running back his job.


Browns waive disgruntled running back Ben Tate (Yahoo Sports)
11/18/2014 2:36:14 PM

Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate jogs off the field after a 23-7 loss to the Houston Texans in an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Ben Tate doesn't have to worry about losing carries with the Browns any longer.


Giants' Tim Hudson 'pretty sure' 2015 his last (Yahoo Sports)
11/18/2014 4:32:12 PM

FILE - This Oct. 23, 2014, file photo shows San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Hudson answering questions during a news conference in San Francisco. Hudson says next season will probably be his last. The 39-year-old right-hander finally reached and won the World Series in his 16th major league season. He said Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, he plans to fulfill his $23 million, two-year contract with the Giants then possibly call it a career. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- San Francisco pitcher Tim Hudson says next season will probably be his last. Now, he won't leave without a World Series championship.


Mets move in fences at Citi Field for 2nd time (Yahoo Sports)
11/18/2014 4:31:09 PM

A white chalk line marks the location of the prior season's outfield wall at Citi Field in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. The Mets are moving their fences in at Citi Field for the second time. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Mets are moving their fences in at Citi Field for the second time.


Police report names Vols players in investigation (Yahoo Sports)
11/18/2014 4:35:24 PM

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson (45) leaps over the Florida offensive line towards Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel, left, during an NCAA college football game in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee has suspended leading tackler Johnson and defensive back Michael Williams amid a sexual assault investigation. The school announced Monday, Nov. 17 on the football program's Twitter account that both players had been suspended

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson and cornerback Michael Williams have been identified as subjects of a rape investigation, according to a Knoxville Police report released Tuesday.


Colts sign Cribbs, put Bradshaw on injured reserve (Yahoo Sports)
11/18/2014 3:58:22 PM

Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw (44) walks on the field before an NFL football game against the New York Giants Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Colts have signed former Pro Bowl return specialist Josh Cribbs and tight end Weslye Saunders.


Martin, Jays finalize $82 million, 5-year contract (Yahoo Sports)
11/18/2014 10:34:22 AM

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2014, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Russell Martin reacts after the Pirates completed an inning-ending bases-loaded double play on a grounder by St. Louis Cardinals' Oscar Taveras in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh. A person with knowledge of the deal says the Toronto Blue Jays and free agent catcher Russell Martin have agreed to a five-year, $82 million contract. Martin took a physical Monday, Nov 17 and the Blue Jays are expected to finalize the deal Tuesday, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet complete. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

TORONTO (AP) -- Free agent catcher Russell Martin and the Toronto Blue Jays finalized an $82 million, five-year contract on Tuesday.


White Sox agree $15 million, 3-year deal with Duke (Yahoo Sports)
11/18/2014 4:42:46 PM

Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Zach Duke delivers to the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning of an interleague baseball game Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox boosted their bullpen Tuesday, reaching agreement with left-hander Zach Duke on a $15 million, three-year contract.


Stanton agrees to record deal with Marlins (Yahoo Sports)
11/18/2014 2:20:14 AM

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2014, file photo, Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton celebrates his home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif. A person familiar with the negotiations says Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has agreed to terms with the team on a $325 million, 13-year contract. It's the most lucrative deal for an American athlete. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Marlins hadn't confirmed the agreement Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.(AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

MIAMI (AP) -- The Marlins persuaded Giancarlo Stanton to say yes. He couldn't afford to say no.