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The New York Jets traded quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and a sixth-round pick to the New Orleans Saints for a third-round pick, according to multiple reports Wednesday. According to multiple reports, the Jets loaded their team buses in preparation to drive to Philadelphia for Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles before pulling Bridgewater off the bus to inform him of the deal with the Saints.
CLEVELAND — The bad game Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco had last week against Boston proved to be an aberration, not the start of a late-season slump. Carrasco tossed 7 2/3 shutout innings and the Indians' offense provided him more than enough support in an 8-1 home win for Cleveland over Minnesota on Tuesday at Progressive Field.
After nearly 40 years at NBC, Bob Costas is ready to leave the network. According to USA Today, Costas and his representatives have discussed with NBC a release from his contract, which runs through 2021. While NBC declined to comment, Costas discussed his situation with the newspaper on Tuesday.
The New York Giants and Odell Beckham Jr. agreed to a five-year extension worth up to $95 million to make him the highest-paid wideout in NFL history, according to multiple reports Monday. Per reports, the deal is worth $90 million in base value, with an additional $5 million available through incentives. The contract includes $65 million guaranteed for injury and $41 million fully guaranteed at signing. According to NFL Network, the deal averages $20 million over the first three seasons.
PARAMUS, N.J.—Bryson DeChambeau carded a stress-free, final-round 69 on Sunday, Aug. 26, to post a four-stroke win at The Northern Trust at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J., in the first of the PGA Tour's four FedEx Cup Playoff events. DeChambeau finished at 18-under 268 after 72 holes to move from ninth place to first in the playoff standings after a four-birdie, two-bogey round on Sunday. Tony Finau, vying with DeChambeau for one of the four captain's picks for the United States Ryder Cup team, fired a 68 in the final round and ended up in second at 14 under.
MINNEAPOLIS—Jonathan Lucroy hit the 13,000th home run in Oakland Athletics franchise history Saturday night, Aug. 25, a three-run shot that paved the way for a 6-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Right-hander Mike Fiers (10-6) remained unbeaten in four starts since joining the A's earlier in the month, limiting the Twins to one run in 5 2/3 innings en route to Oakland's second straight win after a loss in the series opener Thursday. Left-hander Stephen Gonsalves (0-2), making just his second major-league start, took the loss.
KANSAS CITY, Kan.—Yohan Croizet came off the bench to score early in the second half to spark Sporting Kansas City to 2-0 victory over visiting Minnesota United at Children's Mercy Park on Saturday, Aug. 25. Tim Melia made eight saves as SKC (13-6-6 , 45 points) won their fourth straight, all by shutout. He made diving stops on Abu Danladi in the 76th minute and second-half stoppage time and Angelo Rodriguez in the 79th minute for his Major League Soccer-best 11th shutout.
MINNEAPOLIS — Mark Chapman bashed a three-run home run in the eighth inning to break open a close game and secure a victory for Sean Manaea as the Oakland Athletics halted a two-game losing streak with a 7-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday, Aug. 24, in Minneapolis, evening the four-game series at a game apiece. The win allowed Oakland to keep pace with the first-place Houston Astros in the American League West. The Athletics started the day 1 1/2 games behind the Astros.
MINNEAPOLIS — Max Kepler homered, and Joe Mauer moved into a tie for second place with Rod Carew on Minnesota's all-time hits list with an RBI single to help lead the Twins to a 6-4 victory over the visiting Oakland Athletics on Thursday night at Target Field. Mitch Garver added a two-run double, and Eddie Rosario and Jorge Polanco also had RBI singles for Minnesota. Alan Busenitz (4-0) picked up the win, allowing one hit in 1 1/3 innings in relief of starter Kohl Stewart, who was yanked after 98 pitches with two outs in the fifth.
Ohio State University suspended head football coach Urban Meyer without pay through Sept. 2, and he will be forced to miss the Buckeyes' first three games of the season, school president Michael V. Drake announced Wednesday night. The decision came after an 11-hour meeting by the university's board of trustees to discuss the fate of Meyer after an investigation into the head coach's actions in the wake of the Zach Smith scandal.