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  • Pagano planning to remain Colts coach for ‘years to come’

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts coach Chuck Pagano says in a statement Friday night that he expects to keep his current job for “many years to come.” Pagano is entering the final year of his original…

  • Aaron Hernandez fiancee discusses money, gun at murder trial

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and his fiancee traded expressionless glances Friday as she took the witness stand to testify in his murder trial. Shayanna Jenkins was called…

  • Panthers claim OT Martin off waivers; sign Boykin

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers spent Friday looking to upgrade their depth on offense. Carolina claimed offensive tackle Jonathan Martin off waivers from San Francisco and signed free wide receiver Jarrett Boykin from Green…

  • Vikings, cornerback Terence Newman agree to contract

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings and cornerback Terence Newman have agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth as much as $2.5 million, including $750,000 guaranteed, that will reunite the veteran with coach Mike…

  • Bengals sign defensive tackle Pat Sims as free agent

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals brought back defensive tackle Pat Sims on Thursday, signing him as an unrestricted free agent from Oakland. Sims was Cincinnati’s third-round pick in 2008 and spent five seasons with the…

  • Wednesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Optioned OF Bryce Brentz, 3B-OF Garin Cecchini and RHPs Heath Hembree and Zeke Spruill to Pawtucket (IL). Reassigned LHP Henry Owens to their minor league camp. Released RHP…

  • Ex-NFL star Sharper to appear twice in New Orleans court

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An April 7 court date has been set in a Louisiana state court for Darren Sharper, the former NFL star who has entered pleas in four states where he is accused…

  • Wednesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Optioned OF Bryce Brentz, 3B-OF Garin Cecchini and RHPs Heath Hembree and Zeke Spruill to Pawtucket (IL). Reassigned LHP Henry Owens to their minor league camp. Released RHP…

  • 49ers waive OL Jonathan Martin after 1 season with team

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have waived offensive lineman Jonathan Martin. The team announced the move on Thursday to end Martin’s one-year trial run with the team. The Niners acquired Martin…

  • Vikings sign Polish-born tackle Babatunde Aiyegbusi

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed Polish tackle Babatunde “Babs” Aiyegbusi. The Vikings announced the move Thursday. Aiyegbusi, whose name is pronounced bah-BUH’-toon-day ah-YEG’-boo-see, is a native of Olesnica, Poland. The…

  • Dolphins defensive lineman Shelby signs $2.4 million tender

    MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins defensive lineman Derrick Shelby has signed his restricted tender offer and will make $2.4 million this year. Shelby, who signed Thursday, provides depth in a front four upgraded with the…

  • Brandon Magee switches from Buccaneers to Red Sox

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — On Tuesday, Brandon Magee was a Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker. On Wednesday, he became a Boston Red Sox outfielder. A day after he was cut by the Bucs, Magee reported…

  • Ex-Husker DE Randy Gregory to NFL Media: I failed drug tests

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Defensive end Randy Gregory said he tested positive for marijuana at the NFL scouting combine last month and that he failed two drug tests at Nebraska last year. Gregory disclosed his…

  • Steelers stadium keeps Heinz Field name despite Kraft merger

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers’ football stadium will keep the name Heinz Field despite the company’s planned merger with Kraft Foods Group. Pittsburgh-based H.J. Heinz Co. says if the merger announced Wednesday is approved,…

  • Extra talk about extra points, then perhaps changes in 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — It’s the dullest play in football, the one when viewers head for the fridge, fans in the stands head for the concessions. Even some of the players don’t pay attention when the…