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December 21, 2018

ARLINGTTON, Texas (AP) — Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar has been traded to the Oakland Athletics in a three-team deal that included Tampa Bay and got Texas four players. Oakland also agreed to a two-year deal with free agent reliever Joakim Soria. The Rangers acquired left-handers Kyle Bird and Brock Burke and right-handed pitcher Yoel Espinal from Tampa Bay and infielder Eli White from Oakland. Texas sent minor league right-hander Rollie Lacy to Tampa Bay, which got right-hander Emilio Pagan from the A’s.

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks say Kristaps Porzingis’ left knee is healing well from a torn ligament and he will be re-evaluated in mid-February. Knicks President Steve Mills says Porzingis is doing individual work on the court. The evaluation in two months will determine if the All-Star forward can advance to team drills and activities. Porzingis was hurt last February after landing on a dunk.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed quarterback Matt Barkley to a two-year contract extension, securing what’s been an unsettled backup spot behind rookie starter Josh Allen. The signing is a reflection of how Barkley performed in winning his one start this season and the role he’s played in helping mentor Allen.

MIAMI (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says injured Miami Dolphins running back Frank Gore has decided against retirement and wants to play a 15th NFL season next year. The person confirmed the decision to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Gore had not commented publicly.

DETROIT (AP) — A special prosecutor has accused Michigan State University of stonewalling his investigation into the school’s handling of the sexual abuse scandal involving disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar. Special counsel Bill Forsyth released a report Friday accusing the school of fighting the release of certain relevant documents.