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Reds get OF Nick Castellanos on $64 million, 4-year deal

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Free agent outfielder Nick Castellanos signed a $64 million, four-year deal Monday with the Reds, Cincinnati's latest big-money move to emerge from years of losing. The deal allows Castellanos to opt out and become a free agent after the 2020 or ...

Morris, Randle lead Knicks past Cavs 106-86

STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The New York Knicks came out on top in a matchup between teams at the bottom of the standings Monday night. Marcus Morris Sr. and Julius Randle each scored 19 points and New York used a strong second half to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

AP source: Browns interview Vikings assistant GM for opening

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns could be turning a little more purple. After hiring former Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski as its coach, Cleveland interviewed Minnesota assistant general manager George Paton for its GM opening this past weekend, a ...

Nicklaus turns 80 and remains a part of golf’s conversations

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jack Nicklaus turns 80 on Tuesday, no closer to retirement than when he was at the peak of his golf career. Never mind that he rarely competes, and when he does play the occasional round of golf, he doesn't always finish the hole. His ...

Scott’s double-double leads Cincinnati over ECU 82-57

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevon Scott had another double-double, but it was another number in the box score — one on the other side of the ledger — that meant the most to him. Scott played a hand in holding down East Carolina's Jayden Gardner, the key to Cincinnati ...

Bjorkstrand scores twice, rallies Jackets over Rangers 2-1

By ALLAN KREDA Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The surging Columbus Blue Jackets received a dose of stellar play from a rookie goaltender and a two-goal boost from returning Oliver Bjorkstrand to forge another close victory. Bjorkstrand scored twice, including with 26.5 seconds left, to ...

Lewis, Jackson back on sidelines to coach in Collegiate Bowl

By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Hue Jackson and Marvin Lewis don't know if they will appear again on an NFL sideline but on Saturday they will be coaching players who hope to get to the next level. The close friends are the head coaches for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. ...

Berry back to interview with Browns about GM opening

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Berry may still have his parking spot with the Browns. After spending three seasons in Cleveland's front office, Berry, who is currently the Eagles' vice president of football operations, interviewed Friday to be the Browns' new ...

Crutcher’s 3 in OT lifts No. 13 Dayton over Saint Louis

By STEVE OVERBEY Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Obi Toppin and Trey Landers did all the talking in Dayton's huddle heading into overtime against St. Louis. Jalen Crutcher did the listening. Crutcher hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime and finished with 21 points, lifting No. 13 ...

Brooks has 26 points as Grizzlies defeat Cavaliers 113-109

By CLAY BAILEY Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies kept the NBA's longest winning streak alive with a fourth-quarter burst and defensive stops in the final seconds. Dillon Brooks scored 26 points, Ja Morant added 16 points and eight assists and the Grizzlies ...