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UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 23, 2019

Curt Flood set off the free-agent revolution 50 years ago

Curt Flood set off the free-agent revolution 50 years ago Tuesday with a 128-word, two-paragraph letter to baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn.

UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019

Mark Bradley: The NBA is the world champ of offseasons

Nobody does offseasons like the NBA. One day in, this one was astonishing.

Jimmy Butler-to-Miami Heat gets done

The Miami Heat completed agreements on what will become a four-team trade Monday to land Butler from the Philadelphia 76ers, with the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers also …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

Carmelo Anthony signs 1-year, $2.4 million deal with Houston Rockets

Carmelo Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Houston Rockets on Monday.

UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018

It’s official: Lakers announce LeBron James has signed

The Los Angeles Lakers announced the signing of LeBron James as a free agent Monday night, confirming the seismic shift created by the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player’s decision to …

UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018

Matt Calkins: If and when Sonics return, let’s hope NBA is different than its current version

Yes, it will be thrilling when the Sonics return to Seattle but unless new policies are instituted, fans might not have much to cheer about based on the recent super …

UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018

NBA free agency: Stay home, or sign short deals

The trend in NBA free agency this year: Most players are either staying put, or taking short-term deals that allow them to hit the market again next summer.

UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018

Sources: LeBron James declines option with Cleveland Cavaliers, becomes NBA free agent

Two people familiar with the decision says LeBron James has informed the Cavaliers he’s declining his $35.6 million option for next season and is a free agent. James’ representatives informed …

So many dominoes: LeBron James can dictate NBA free agency

The rumor mill is in overdrive, with nuggets such as these: LeBron James has looked at schools in Los Angeles, he’s not particularly fond of Houston and he’s hugging restaurant …

UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018

Seahawks eschew franchise tag, prepare for free agency

Tuesday’s NFL franchise tag deadline came and went without the Seahawks using it — the last time they have was in 2010 on kicker Olindo Mare.

Assessing where the Seahawks’ potential free agents stand

The Seahawks have 15 players listed as now potentially becoming unrestricted free agents with the 2017 season having concluded. That means they are technically under contract until the new league …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017

Chris Paul’s free agency decision becomes a documentary

Chris Paul had a new home in Los Angeles and the potential for a $200 million contract with the Clippers. But he wasn’t sure he’d ever win there. He eventually …

NBA deals happening this summer, but amid perhaps more caution

Pat Riley saw this coming. Surveying the landscape going into free agency, the Miami Heat president had a clear sense that smarter spending was going to be the rule in …

UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017

Toronto Raptors re-sign Kyle Lowry, Serge Ibaka

Kyle Lowry is staying home, saying he wants to finish what he started in Toronto.

AP Source: Blake Griffin returning to the Los Angeles Clippers

Hours before other teams could officially start trying to woo him away from the Los Angeles Clippers, Griffin agreed to terms on a five-year deal worth approximately $175 million to …

Osweiler deal a stunner; Cutler’s release no surprise

Everyone expected a free agency flurry when the NFL’s year began on Thursday. Predicting what happened with Brock Osweiler was beyond anyone’s projections.

WNBA free agency begins

Angel McCoughtry isn’t going anywhere when she returns from her break from the WNBA.

Brock Osweiler leaves Denver for Houston as free agency kicks off

Brock Osweiler left Denver. Doug Martin remained in Tampa.

What to look for as NFL free agency begins

With another major spike in the NFL’s salary cap, up about $12 million to $155.27 million, the spending spree that is free agency begins Wednesday.

Jeremy Lane one free agent the Seahawks can’t set free

Now comes the hardest week of the NFL calendar: Filling roster holes faster than they are made. It’s particularly difficult in Seattle, where success has made free-agent Seahawks players seem …

RB Matt Forte done in Chicago after 8 seasons

Matt Forte won’t be returning to the Chicago Bears for a ninth season.

NFL notes: Eagles swap Nick Foles for Rams’ Sam Bradford in blockbuster QB trade

Nick Foles wasn’t Chip Kelly’s franchise quarterback after all. The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to send Foles to the St. Louis Rams for Sam Bradford in a stunning quarterback swap. …

NBA signing day arrives, but action moves slowly

Signing day arrived Thursday in the NBA, though the biggest free agents didn’t rush to grab their pens. Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh might be waiting on LeBron …

South Beach flight? Dwayne Wade, Udonis Haslem set to become free agents; Chris Bosh deciding

Dwyane Wade has made his choice. Chris Bosh is still mulling his. Either way, free agency for the Miami Heat is shaping up as an absolute circus. Wade (left in …

Free agent Jared Allen mulling Seahawks’ offer

The Seattle Seahawks have been quiet more than a week into free agency, but could they be on the verge of making a big splash? Defensive end Jared Allen, a …

Moss reported returning to NFL with 49ers

A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Randy Moss is back in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers. ESPN first reported the move.

NFL notes: Eagles sign prized cornerback Asomugha

Nnamdi Asomugha had a tough choice: the New York Jets or the Dallas Cowboys? Then, the Philadelphia Eagles swooped in and snagged the biggest prize in this year’s free-agent frenzy.