- Penguins top Capitals 3-2 to take 2-1 series lead Updated: May-02-16 11:06 pm
PITTSBURGH - Patric Hornqvist and Tom Kuhnhackl scored a minute apart in the first period, Matt Murray stopped 47 shots and the Pittsburgh Penguins took control of their Eastern Conference semifinal with a 3-2 win in Game 3 on Monday.
- Vikings decline 5th-year option on WR Cordarrelle Patterson Updated: May-02-16 10:39 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Vikings have spent about a year sending gifted but flighty receiver and kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson messages that he needs to buckle down and come to training camp prepared to earn a spot.
- Harrison plans to play in 2016, Steelers re-sign Gradkowski Updated: May-02-16 8:28 pm
PITTSBURGH - Looks like there's still a little fuel left James Harrison's tank after all.
- Jets pick up option on Richardson, decline on Milliner Updated: May-02-16 8:16 pm
NEW YORK - The New York Jets exercised their fifth-year option on defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson on Monday, keeping him under contract with the team through the 2017 season.
- Alabama QB among 16 Cardinals rookie free agents Updated: May-02-16 8:14 pm
TEMPE, Arizona - Alabama quarterback Jake Coker is among 16 undrafted rookie free agents to agree to terms with the Arizona Cardinals.
- Dodgers' pitcher Ravin given 80-game drug suspension Updated: May-02-16 7:40 pm
NEW YORK - Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Ravin was suspended Monday for 80 games following a positive test under Major League Baseball's drug program.
- Mark Sanchez sees Paxton Lynch selection as endorsement Updated: May-02-16 6:03 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colorado - Normally, watching the boss trade up in the first round of the NFL draft to take a player at your position wouldn't be such good news. Mark Sanchez saw it as a vote of confidence.
- Colts waive former draft pick, add 21 undrafted rookies Updated: May-02-16 5:35 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Colts signed 21 undrafted rookies and waived four players Monday, including center-guard Khaled Holmes.
- Bills agree to sign 14 undrafted rookies, including Striker Updated: May-02-16 5:26 pm
ORCHARD PARK, New York - As Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker predicted in an emotional speech made to family and friends after going undrafted last weekend, the sun has risen on his opportunity to pursue an NFL career.
- Hornets future unclear with 4 starters becoming free agents Updated: May-02-16 5:19 pm
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - The Charlotte Hornets have a major decision ahead of them this offseason - keep the core group from a team that tied for the third-best record in the Eastern Conference or revamp the roster by adding new pieces.
- Chiefs exercise fifth-year option on LT Eric Fisher Updated: May-02-16 5:12 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The Kansas City Chiefs have exercised their fifth-year option on left tackle Eric Fisher, which means the former No. 1 overall draft pick is scheduled to make $11.9 million during the 2017 season.
- Safety Eric Reid's fifth-year option picked up by 49ers Updated: May-02-16 5:11 pm
SANTA CLARA, California - Safety Eric Reid has had his fifth-year contract option exercised by the San Francisco 49ers for the 2017 season.
- Rivers: Clippers will not trade Paul, Griffin or Jordan Updated: May-02-16 5:02 pm
LOS ANGELES - Doc Rivers said Monday that he would not break up the Los Angeles Clippers' big three of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan during the offseason - regardless of any trade offers that may arise.
- AP source: Jaguars decline 5th-year option on LT Joeckel Updated: May-02-16 5:00 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - According to a person familiar with the process, the Jacksonville Jaguars have declined to exercise a fifth-year option on former first-round draft pick Luke Joeckel.
- AP Source: Raiders decline 5th-year option on CB DJ Hayden Updated: May-02-16 4:58 pm
ALAMEDA, California - The Oakland Raiders have declined their fifth-year option on cornerback DJ Hayden.
- Former Bismarck volleyball coach alleges gender bias Updated: May-02-16 4:24 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - A women's volleyball coach who was fired from a private Catholic university in Bismarck after less than a year on the job says the school opted to get rid of her rather than investigate her complaints about gender bias.
- Injured CB Chris Culliver released by Washington Redskins Updated: May-02-16 3:55 pm
ASHBURN, Virginia - Chris Culliver's time with the Washington Redskins lasted all of six games.
- Browns release linebacker Scott Solomon, injured last season Updated: May-02-16 2:54 pm
CLEVELAND - The Browns released linebacker Scott Solomon, whose 2015 season was stopped short by injuries.
- Vikings undrafted rookies include Cockran, Stave Updated: May-02-16 2:51 pm
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minnesota - The Minnesota Vikings have signed 10 undrafted free agents, including two area prospects: Minnesota defensive end Theiren Cockran and Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave.
- Capitals defenseman Orpik thinks 3-game suspension is fair Updated: May-02-16 2:11 pm
PITTSBURGH - Brooks Orpik was trying to be physical. Yet the instant the Washington Capitals defenseman made contact with Pittsburgh defenseman Olli Maatta's head early in Game 2 on Saturday night, Orpik knew he had crossed a sometimes vague line between aggressive and illegal.
- Titans don't pick up 5th-year option on guard Chance Warmack Updated: May-02-16 2:09 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Titans have declined to pick up the fifth-year option for guard Chance Warmack, giving the 10th overall draft pick in 2013 the chance to convince them he should stick around after this season.
- Lions pick up 5th-year option for 2017 on Ziggy Ansah Updated: May-02-16 1:27 pm
ALLEN PARK, Michigan - The Detroit Lions have exercised the fifth-year option for 2017 on defensive end Ziggy Ansah.
- Liberty trade for All-Star guard Shoni Schimmel Updated: May-02-16 1:01 pm
- Rangers agree to deal with backup goalie Antti Raanta Updated: May-02-16 1:00 pm
NEW YORK - The New York Rangers have agreed to a deal with backup goalie Antti Raanta.
- Montana players drafted, signed with NFL teams Updated: May-02-16 10:54 am
HELENA, Montana - Two athletes who played college football in Montana were drafted by NFL teams over the weekend, while three signed free agent contracts and two others received rookie camp invitations.