LeSean McCoy will lead Rex Ryan's ''ground and pound'' running attack for the Buffalo Bills next season. Two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade McCoy, their star running back, to the Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso. McCoy had an inconsistent season last year after leading the NFL with 1,607 yards rushing in 2013. Buffalo's 2010 first-round draft pick told the NFL Network the Bills informed him of the trade, and told him ''they were going in that direction, pretty much giving me a 'Thank you for your service.''' ''Nothing has changed,'' Spiller said about his offseason approach.
Last week, Denver Nuggets players broke huddle with a chant of ''1-2-3 ... Six weeks,'' interpreted by some as a countdown to the end of a season gone sour. Brian Shaw didn't even make it that far. The first-time head coach was fired after 1 1/2 seasons on Tuesday, with the team at 20-39 and on a six-game losing streak. Assistant coach Melvin Hunt will be the interim coach.
Kevin Durant will be out at least another week for the Oklahoma City Thunder, but Russell Westbrook could return Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers. Thunder coach Scott Brooks made the announcements Tuesday at practice. Westbrook, the All-Star MVP, was hurt in the final seconds of the Thunder's 115-112 loss Friday night in Portland when the knee of teammate Andre Roberson hit Westbrook's face. Westbrook had surgery on Saturday.
Jameis Winston met with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, hoping to make a good impression on the team considering taking the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback with the first pick in the NFL draft. The Bucs confirmed the former Florida State star was in town Tuesday to sit down with club officials who will be involved in deciding whether to draft Winston. Another quarterback option being considered by the Bucs is Marcus Mariota, the 2014 Heisman winner from Oregon.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The New York Yankees say they have fired a part-time ticker seller accused by Curt Schilling of making offensive comments on Twitter about the daughter of the former Boston pitcher.
A state police trooper who specializes in fingerprint analysis testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez that the fingerprints of the former NFL player and his alleged victim, Odin Lloyd, were found inside a car that was allegedly used to drive Lloyd to his death. Prosecutors say Hernandez, then a New England Patriot tight end, and two friends, Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace, picked up Lloyd from his home early on the morning of June 17, 2013, shortly before he was killed. Hernandez also is charged in another case with the fatal shootings of two men in 2012, and prosecutors previously suggested as a possible motive for Lloyd's death that Hernandez may have showed Lloyd the spot where the double slayings took place.
Since Alex Rodriguez last stepped into a batter's box during a game, Boston and San Francisco have won World Series titles, the New York Yankees missed the playoffs in consecutive years and a new commissioner has taken office. A-Rod returns on Wednesday for his first game in 17 months, slated to be a designated hitter for two or three at-bats against the Philadelphia Phillies at Steinbrenner Field in New York's spring training home opener. I have some challenges ahead.'' Are the Yankees' fans his fans? He paid his time, and now he's back, and he's a Yankee and we're going to cheer for him,'' New York manager Joe Girardi said.
World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner was roughed up in his exhibition debut, and Marcus Semien hit a pair of home runs as the Oakland Athletics opened their new spring training home by beating the champion San Francisco Giants 9-4 Tuesday. Bumgarner gave up four runs in 1 2-3 innings, allowing Semien's two-run shot in the first. ''Right now I'm not worried about results,'' Bumgarner said. You want to get guys out, but it's more about getting my arm in shape.'' Bumgarner led the Giants to the title last October, giving up just one run in 21 innings against Kansas City.
Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy will meet with NFL officials in New York on Wednesday to discuss his domestic violence case, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league had no comment. The NFL has said it is investigating Hardy's case. Hardy potentially faces up to a six-game suspension from the NFL for violating its domestic abuse policy even though the charges against him were dismissed.