Cleveland Guardians sign free agent Josh Bell to 2-year, $33M deal

The Cleveland Guardians have agreed to a two-year, $33 million deal with first baseman Josh Bell that includes an opt-out clause after the 2023 season. The 30-year-old Bell spent the first five seasons of his career with the Pirates before playing for the Nationals in 2021; and played for both the Nationals and Padres last …

Tennessee Titans fire GM Jon Robinson after seven seasons

Tennessee Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk announced Tuesday they have fired general manager Jon Robinson. The 46-year-old Robinson became the Titans general manager in 2016. The Titans said vice president of player personnel Ryan Cowden will take over player personnel duties for the rest of the season; and they will search for a new general manager this …

NY Mets and pitcher Justin Verlander agree to two-year, $86M contract

The New York Mets and free-agent pitcher Justin Verlander have agreed to a two-year, $86 million contract. The deal includes a third-year option worth $35 million. Verlander — a three-time Cy Young Award winner, nine-time All-Star and 2011 American League MVP — joined the Houston Astros in a 2017 trade from the Detroit Tigers, where he began his …

Carolina Panthers waive QB Baker Mayfield

The Carolina Panthers announced on Monday they have waived veteran quarterback Baker Mayfield.  Panthers coach Steve Wilks told reporters Monday that Sam Darnold will start in Week 14; and P.J. Walker will be the second-string quarterback.  Said Wilks of Mayfield: “Baker has been nothing but a professional since he’s been here. He is a complete pro. …

49ers’ QB Jimmy Garoppolo out for season after suffering broken foot vs. Dolphins

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters on Sunday that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken left foot during Sunday’s 33-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins. Garoppolo was sacked for a 10-yard loss near the end of San Francisco’s first drive of the game, when …

World Cup 2022: England beat Senegal 3-0; advance to face France in quarter-finals

England defeated Senegal 3-0 in round of 16 on Sunday, and will now face reigning champions France in the quarter finals at 2022 Qatar World Cup round of 16 on Sunday. France defeated Poland 3-1 earlier in the day Sunday. England captain Harry Kane scored his first goal of this year’s World Cup; said Kane: “The ball …

Arrest order issued in Florida for ex-NFL star Antonio Brown

An arrest order has been issued for former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Brown is wanted for a misdemeanor battery charge related to an alleged domestic incident Monday afternoon in south Tampa involving the mother of Brown’s children. According to a Tampa Police Department spokesperson, police attempted to enforce the …

Boston Celtics and center Al Horford agree to 2-year, $20M contract extension

The Boston Celtics and veteran center Al Horford agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract extension. Horford was due to become a free agent after the 2022-23 NBA season. Horford’s agency Glushon Sports Management said on Twitter and Instagram that Horford’s new deal will start in 2023-24 and run through the 2023-25 season. He will make $26.5 …

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Kris Letang out indefinitely after suffering second stroke

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Wednesday that Kris Letang will be out indefinitely after suffering a second stroke. General manager Ron Hextall said the defenseman reported symptoms on Monday to the training staff and “was immediately taken to the hospital for testing … The test results were shocking to hear, but we are grateful that Kris is …

Rams’ Aaron Donald ruled out of Week 13 game vs Seahawks with ankle sprain

Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald will miss a game due to injury for the first time in his NFL career.  Donald was ruled out of this Sunday’s Week 13 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks because of a high ankle sprain.  Donald injured his ankle early on against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week …