By Rob Maaddi AP Pro Football Writer Chip Kelly got another versatile playmaker for his offense. The Philadelphia Eagles acquired running back Darren Sproles from the New Orleans Saints for a fifth-round draft pick on Tuesday. The Eagles also agreed on a two-year contract with former Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll. “Darren Sproles is an unbelievable […]

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) – The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with former Green Bay safety M.D. Jennings. Jennings, who starred at Calhoun City High School, spent three years with the Packers after going undrafted out of Arkansas State. He made 16 starts last season, recording a career-high 68 tackles with one […]

Dexter McCluster made his first Pro Bowl last season playing for Kansas City.  (Marco Garcia/ AP Images for NFL)

Associated Press NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Titans kicked off the first day of NFL free agency by agreeing to terms with Chiefs running back, receiver and kick returner Dexter McCluster, said a person familiar with the situation. A person familiar with the former Ole Miss star’s deal spoke on condition of anonymity on Tuesday because […]

By Don Ketchum Associated Press SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Barry Bonds certainly thinks he’s worthy of election to the Hall of Fame. “Without a doubt,” baseball’s home run king said Monday at the San Francisco Giants’ spring training camp, where he will serve as a hitting instructor for a week. The 49-year-old Bonds spent his last […]

By Stephen Hawkins AP Sports Writer SURPRISE, Ariz. – Mitch Moreland’s role with the Texas Rangers immediately changed when they acquired Prince Fielder in a trade early in the offseason. There was even some uncertainty then if Moreland, one of their longest-tenured position players, would still be with the Rangers after starting a team-high 211 […]

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) snapped a 55-race losing streak on Sunday. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

By Jenna Fryer AP Auto Racing Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Through rain and wrecks, on Daytona’s longest day, this was a drought Dale Earnhardt Jr. was determined to end. NASCAR’s most popular driver won the Daytona 500 for the second time – a decade after his first victory – to snap a 55-race losing […]

DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Chicago Bulls have signed forward Jarvis Varnado to a 10-day contract. The team announced the move on Tuesday. A second-round draft pick by Miami in 2010 out of Mississippi State, Varnado played overseas for two seasons. He was averaging 14.1 and 11 rebounds in 22 starts for the Iowa Energy […]

NEW YORK (AP) – Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says he will retire after this season, ending one of the greatest careers in the history of baseball’s most storied franchise. The 39-year-old captain posted a long letter on his Facebook page Wednesday saying that 2014 will be his final year. A 13-time All-Star who has led […]

By Janie McCauley AP Baseball Writer Right-hander Roy Oswalt is retiring after 13 major league seasons. Oswalt’s agent, Bob Garber, confirmed Oswalt’s retirement Tuesday and said the pitcher would come to work for his agency. Oswalt, 36, had a 163-102 career record with a 3.36 ERA. The Weir native’s best season came with Houston in […]