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September 15, 2019 - 12:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — SoFi Stadium is the name of the palatial new home of the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers. The growing personal finance company formally known as Social Finance has reached a 20-year agreement for the naming rights to the multibillion-dollar stadium complex in...
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In this photo provided by Starpix, James Pitaro speaks at the Paley Center for Media in New York, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro expects competition from Silicon Valley when the NFL's television contracts come up for renewal. The cable network's $15.2 billion, eight-year contract with the league for Monday night games runs through 2021. CBS, NBC and Fox and NBC have deals with the NFL that extend to 2022. Amazon, Google and Facebook could be among the bidders. (Patrick Huban/Starpix via AP)
September 12, 2019 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro expects competition from Silicon Valley when the NFL's television contracts come up for renewal. The cable network's $15.2 billion, eight-year agreement with the league for Monday night games runs through 2021. CBS, NBC and Fox and NBC have deals with the...
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland lines up a putt during the second round of the European Masters golf tournament in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. (Alexandra Wey/Keystone via AP)
September 10, 2019 - 5:19 pm
Seventeen days after Rory McIlroy cashed in by winning the FedEx Cup, a new season begins at The Greenbrier. That's nothing new. A year ago, there were only 10 open days between the final putt in the Tour Championship (Tiger Woods) and the first shot of the next season (Nick Taylor). It was an even...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2019, file photo, jockey Flavien Prat, aboard Country House, center, looks on as jockey Luis Saez, right, aboard Maximum Security, crosses the finish line during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Country House was declared the winner after Maximum Security was disqualified following a review by race stewards. The home of the Kentucky Derby wants to start offering live racing in the winter. Churchill Downs says it will seek approval from Kentucky horse racing regulators to allow the Louisville track to host live racing in the winter of 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
September 06, 2019 - 3:42 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The home of the Kentucky Derby wants to expand into live winter racing in 2020. If approved by state racing regulators, it means overcoats and hot chocolate could come into vogue at Churchill Downs — where mint juleps and sundresses are in fashion in the spring. The famed...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, Larry Nassar, 54, appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich. The Education Department is fining Michigan State University $4.5 million for failing to respond to sexual assault complaints against Dr. Larry Nassar. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
September 05, 2019 - 3:23 pm
The Education Department fining Michigan State University $4.5 million for failing to respond to sexual assault complaints against former sports doctor Larry Nassar is the latest fallout from the scandal that has rocked the school for more than three years. Also Thursday, MSU President Samuel...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, fans pass by the east side of Mile High Stadium before an NFL preseason football game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Denver Broncos in Denver. The Broncos announced Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, that the team will partner with Colorado-based Empower Retirement on a 21-year deal to name the stadium "Empower Field at Mile High." (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
September 04, 2019 - 7:51 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have partnered with Empower Retirement on a 21-year deal to name their stadium "Empower Field at Mile High." The Metropolitan Football Stadium District will meet later this week to sign off on the agreement that runs through 2039 and ends a three-year span...
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August 29, 2019 - 5:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. is selling its stake in the YES Network to an investor group that includes Yankee Global Enterprises, Sinclair Broadcast Group and Amazon. The deal values YES at $3.47 billion. Disney was required to sell off Fox's regional sports networks as part of its $71...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Tampa, Fla. Baker Mayfield has a new teammate, and she rocks a headband too. The Browns’ charismatic quarterback has entered a marketing partnership with Progressive and will star alongside his wife, Emily Wilkinson, in a national advertising campaign for the insurance giant in which the couple plays homeowners inside a football stadium. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio, File)
August 28, 2019 - 9:25 am
MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield has a new teammate. She rocks a headband, too. The Browns' charismatic quarterback has entered a marketing partnership with Progressive and will star alongside his wife, Emily Wilkinson, in a national advertising campaign for the insurance giant. The ad...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge rounds the bases on his two-run home run against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
August 28, 2019 - 2:04 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Aaron Judge provided the perfect start to a night where Masahiro Tanaka knew he was going to be in the spotlight. Judge delivered. So did Tanaka. Judge became the third-fastest player in baseball history to reach 100 home runs, Tanaka threw seven sharp innings and outpitched Yusei...
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Gina Peoples, right, of Detroit, a volunteer with The Parade Company, takes a selfie in front of the newly named TCF Center in downtown Detroit Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. Politicians, executives and VIPs gathered at what had been known as Cobo Center since 1960 for the renaming announcement. (Todd McInturf /Detroit News via AP)
August 27, 2019 - 3:35 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The home of Detroit's annual auto show and other major events has officially changed its name to the TCF Center and moved on from its original name, which honored a former mayor known for racist and segregationist policies, officials announced Tuesday. Officials say the Cobo Center...
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