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Franchise tags ... Yankees Pineda to have Tommy John ... Lonzo Ball to sit out Summer League final

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jul. 17, 2017 at 5:37 p.m.



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UNDATED (AP) — Two NFL stars will be playing under the franchise tag this season after failing to reach a long-term deal with their clubs. For Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, it'll be the second consecutive season under the tag. This year, he'll make close to $24 million. Steelers' running back Le'Veon will make the average of the five highest-paid running backs in the league. That's a little more than $12 million. General manager Kevin Colbert says the team will "resume its efforts" to re-sign Bell next offseason.

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda is set to have Tommy John surgery tomorrow, likely putting him out of action until at least late next year. The 28-year-old Pineda is 8-4 with a 4.39 ERA in 17 starts. He is eligible for free agency after this season.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals have reinstated reliever Neftali Feliz from the paternity list and optioned right-hander Miguel Almonte to Triple-A Omaha during a series of roster moves before Monday night's game against the Tigers. Kansas City also recalled outfielder Billy Burns from the Storm Chasers and optioned Jorge Soler to the same club.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball will not play in the Las Vegas Summer League final. The team announced that Ball suffered a mild calf strain in the semifinals and will be cautious with the No. 2 overall pick.

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators avoided arbitration with restricted free agent forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau by agreeing to terms on a $9.3 million, three-year contract. Pageau had eight playoff goals last spring as the Senators reached the Eastern Conference final. He had 12 goals and 21 assists in 82 regular-season games.

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