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Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders signs Patriots' offer sheet

The NFL restricted free-agent market is active once again. Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has signed an offer sheet with the New England Patriots, his agent Jordan Woy confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.


Sources: Verlander gets record $180M deal

Justin Verlander - WC

Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers have reached agreement on a new contract that could exceed $202 million, according to sources. Verlander's deal, which would make him the highest-paid pitcher in the game, is for seven years and worth $180 million, sources said. A vesting option for an eighth year could push the deal to $202 million.


Ducks re-sign captain Getzlaf to eight-year deal

The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed captain Ryan Getzlaf to an eight-year contract.


Craig, Cardinals reach $31M, 5-year deal

Allen Craig, coming off a breakout season with the St. Louis Cardinals, agreed Friday to a $31 million, five-year contract that could be worth $43 million over six seasons....


Report: Tom Brady agrees to contract extension

Tom Brady

Tom Brady took a huge step today to ensure he'll retire a Patriot, agreeing to a three-year contract extension that will keep him under center for New England through the 2017 season, when he will be 40 years old.


Hamilton, Angels finalize $125M, five-year deal

Outfielder Josh Hamilton and the Los Angeles Angels have finalized their $125 million, five-year contract.


Kevin Youkilis, Yankees finalize $12 million deal

Kevin Youkilis and the Yankees have finalized their $12 million, one-year contract, giving New York a third baseman for the first half of next season while Alex Rodriguez recovers from hip surgery....


Mets, David Wright agree to 7-year extension

David Wright

The New York Mets, saddled by bad contracts, poor performance and financial woes in recent years, apparently never wavered in identifying David Wright as the player to help lead them out of this dark period. Early Friday, that notion became official when the club finalized a $138 million contract extension with their third baseman and all-time hits leader that will keep him in Flushing for the next eight years.


PFT: Broncos give Manning 5 years, $96 million

There was no glitch. No last-minute curveball. No monkey wrench in the gears. The Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning have agreed to terms on a five-year, $96 million contract, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.


Peyton Manning Is Said to Be Headed to Broncos

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning, a free agent quarterback, has chosen to play for Denver next season, and the two sides are negotiating a contract, a person briefed on the decision said.


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