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The stadium is partially empty during the opening winter season game between Los Leones de Caracas and Los Tigres de Aragua in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. A deepening crisis has left her nation in shambles, and a recent curve ball from the Trump administration has prevented big league players in the MLB from taking the field, stripping away star-power that fans have come to expect over decades. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
November 06, 2019 - 1:52 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Maria Graciela Briceno and her two best friends squeezed into their seats behind home plate at the baseball stadium in Venezuela's capital, knowing this season's opening game wouldn't measure up to past years. A deepening crisis has left her nation in shambles, and a...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 24, 2019 file photo, members of the Milan-Cortina delegation celebrate after winning the bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games, during the first day of the 134th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), at the SwissTech Convention Centre, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Former telecommunications chief Vincenzo Novari has been named the CEO of the organizing committee for the Milan-Cortina 2026 Winter Olympics. (Philippe Lopez/Pool via AP, File)
November 06, 2019 - 10:34 am
ROME (AP) — Vincenzo Novari has been named CEO of the organizing committee for the Milan-Cortina Olympics. The unanimous choice was made by the pre-organizing committee during a meeting at the Italian sports ministry. The 60-year-old Novari was previously the CEO of telecommunications company Tre...
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Sergey Kovalev, left, and Canelo Alvarez exchange punches during a light heavyweight WBO title bout, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Las Vegas (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 05, 2019 - 4:21 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The ring was empty, boxing's biggest attraction was taking a nap and fans who paid more than $1,000 a ticket to see Canelo Alvarez and Sergey Kovalev face off for the light heavyweight title were instead watching a UFC fight from New York on the big screens at the MGM Grand Garden...
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In this Sept. 5, 2019 photo, a gambler makes a sports bet at Bally's casino in Atlantic City N.J. on the first night of the new National Football League season. On Monday Nov. 4, 2019, panelists at a sports betting forum in New York City estimated that sports betting will become a $7 billion to $8 billion market in the U.S. by 2025. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
November 04, 2019 - 3:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors and sports betting companies are running up the score when it comes to sports betting, predicting the fast-growing industry will be a $7 billion to $8 billion business in the U.S. within five years. But not all the many companies flocking to get in on the ground floor will...
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October 25, 2019 - 7:39 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Oregon certified public accountant who stole about $4.5 million from his clients, including Olympic snowboarder Daniel Kass, to support his "Playboy" lifestyle and marijuana business has been sentenced to over four years in prison. Victims told a federal judge...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2019, file photo, former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, left, speaks as Perry Antelman, CEO of Abacus Health Products, listens during a news conference announcing in New York. The home of the New England Patriots has a new sponsorship deal with Abacus Health Products that will put the cannabidiol company's hemp leaf logo on a water tower looming over the stadium and on a sign overlooking an entrance. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin, File)
October 25, 2019 - 2:16 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Cannabis is knocking at the NFL's door, but it can't get in. Not yet, at least. The home of the New England Patriots has a new sponsorship deal that will put a cannabidiol company's hemp leaf logo on a water tower looming over the stadium and on a sign overlooking an...
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Juventus' Paulo Dybala celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League group D soccer match against Lokomotiv Moscow at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (Andrea Di Marco/ANSA via AP)
October 24, 2019 - 9:53 am
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus will now be making more than $100 million per season from its jersey sponsorships. The club announced a 25 million euro ($28 million) increase annually in sponsorship from Jeep automobiles, which like Juventus is controlled by Exor, the Agnelli family holding company...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2016, file photo Nike CEO Mark Parker speaks during a news conference in New York. Parker is stepping down early next year. He will be replaced by board member John Donahoe, who formerly ran e-commerce company eBay. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
October 22, 2019 - 6:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nike said Tuesday that its longtime CEO Mark Parker is stepping down early next year. He will be replaced by board member John Donahoe, who formerly ran e-commerce company eBay. Parker will become executive chairman of the board. Nike's sales have been on the rise as the company...
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FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers runs for a touchdown as New York Jets outside linebacker Brandon Copeland (51) chases him during the second half of an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. Copeland is suing a company that sold a supplement he says was contaminated with a banned substance that didn't appear on the product's label. Copeland practiced Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, for the first time this season after being suspended by the NFL for the first four regular-season games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Copeland says he failed the test on April 15, and the NFL announced his suspension on Aug. 21. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
October 09, 2019 - 8:16 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Brandon Copeland is back from his suspension and he's taking aim at a company he says sold him "contaminated" supplements. The New York Jets linebacker is suing the company after he took a recovery supplement that contained a banned substance that didn't appear on the...
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October 08, 2019 - 4:15 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the college admissions bribery scandal (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A business executive and his wife have each been sentenced to a month in prison for paying $125,000 to rig their daughter's college entrance exams. Gregory and Marcia Abbott, of New York and Colorado,...
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