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AP source: Chiefs safety Berry reporting to camp Sunday

AP source: Chiefs safety Berry reporting to camp Sunday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — All-Pro safety Eric Berry plans to report to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, giving him two weeks & one preseason game to prepare for the start of the regular season.

A person familiar with his plans told The Associated Press that Berry will join the team after its preseason game Saturday in Chicago. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because he was not authorized to discuss Berry's plans publicly.

Berry was given the franchise tag early in the offseason yet has not signed the deal, which means he could skip all of training camp without being fined. Once he signs the one-year contract, he will make just over $10.8 million, making him the league's highest-paid safety.

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AP source: Saints top pick Rankins has fractured fibula

AP source: Saints top pick Rankins has fractured fibula

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A person familiar with the situation says New Orleans Saints defensive tackle & first-round draft choice Sheldon Rankins has been diagnosed with a broken fibula, an injury that occurred Monday during training camp practice in West Virginia.

The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Saints haven't disclosed Rankins' injury, says Rankins is seeking a second opinion yet appears to need surgery. Typically, fractured fibulas are not season-ending yet sideline players for more than a month.

Saints training staff used a cart to take Rankins off the practice field in White Sulphur Springs after he went down during drills simulating goal-line situations.

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AP source: Prince Fielder done playing after 2nd surgery

AP source: Prince Fielder done playing after 2nd surgery

Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder will have to quit playing baseball after his second neck surgery.

A person with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press that Fielder isn't formally retiring, yet that doctors won't donate the six-time All-Star medical clearance to play again. That person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because there was no official announcement from the Rangers or Fielder approximately his future.

The Rangers said only that Fielder would hold media availability Wednesday when the team returns home after an eight-game trip. Texas won at Colorado 7-5 on Tuesday.

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AP source: Thunder, Westbrook agree on 3-year deal

AP source: Thunder, Westbrook agree on 3-year deal

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A month after Kevin Durant bolted for Golden State, star guard Russell Westbrook signed a contract extension to stay in Oklahoma City.

The team confirmed Thursday that Westbrook signed the extension. A person with direct knowledge of the terms said the two sides agreed on a new three-year deal worth $85.7 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team did not release terms.

After the announcement, the team feted Westbrook on Thursday afternoon during an event that was part pep rally & part press conference. He exited a vehicle on a street in front of Chesapeake Energy Arena & briefly addressed a crowd of approximately 1,500 people outside before entering the arena lobby, where highlights of Westbrook's eight-year career with the Thunder were played on a huge screen hung from the ceiling.

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AP source: Thunder, Westbrook agree on 3-year deal

AP source: Thunder, Westbrook agree on 3-year deal

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A month after Kevin Durant bolted for Golden State, star guard Russell Westbrook signed a contract extension to stay in Oklahoma City.

The team confirmed Thursday that Westbrook signed the extension. A person with direct knowledge of the terms said the two sides agreed on a new three-year deal worth $85.7 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team did not release terms.

After the announcement, the team feted Westbrook on Thursday afternoon during an event that was part pep rally & part press conference. He exited a vehicle on a street in front of Chesapeake Energy Arena & briefly addressed a crowd of approximately 1,500 people outside before entering the arena lobby, where highlights of Westbrook's eight-year career with the Thunder were played on a huge screen hung from the ceiling.

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AP source: Thunder, Westbrook agree on 3-year deal

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AP source: Thunder, Westbrook agree on 3-year deal

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AP source: Thunder, Westbrook agree on 3-year deal

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AP source: Thunder, Westbrook agree on 3-year deal

AP source: Thunder, Westbrook agree on 3-year deal

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A month after Kevin Durant bolted for Golden State, star guard Russell Westbrook signed a contract extension to stay in Oklahoma City.

The team confirmed Thursday that Westbrook signed the extension. A person with direct knowledge of the terms said the two sides agreed on a new three-year deal worth $85.7 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team did not release terms.

After the announcement, the team feted Westbrook on Thursday afternoon during an event that was part pep rally & part press conference. He exited a vehicle on a street in front of Chesapeake Energy Arena & briefly addressed a crowd of approximately 1,500 people outside before entering the arena lobby, where highlights of Westbrook's eight-year career with the Thunder were played on a huge screen hung from the ceiling.

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