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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have released four-time Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles, clearing more than $6 million in salary cap space. Part of the savings were used for a $78 million, six-year deal with All-Pro safety Eric Berry. The Chiefs have also signed offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to a $41.25 million, five-year contract extension.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Redskins have given the franchise tag to quarterback Kirk Cousins. This is the second straight year he has been named the franchise player by the 'Skins. Under the tag last year he was paid nearly $20 million and under this year's formula he will get about $24 million.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets captain David Wright has been diagnosed with impingement in his right shoulder and has been told not to throw for two weeks. The seven-time All-Star third baseman has been limited to 75 regular-season games during the past two seasons because of injuries.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps has testified before a congressional hearing on improving anti-doping measures. The 28-time Olympic medalist told the subcommittee the he doesn't think the Olympics and other competitions are clean and that athletes don't believe in the testing system that's in place.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the NBA's division leaders are squaring off tonight in Washington. The game has the Wizards, who lead the Southeast Division, playing host to the Pacific leading Golden State Warriors. The Wizards have a two-game lead over Atlanta in their division while once again the Warriors are walking away with theirs.
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