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People pass a display during the Major League Baseball winter meetings Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
December 11, 2019 - 2:57 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jack Wang came all the way from Taiwan, well aware of the hurdles and long odds to pursuing a career in baseball. All this talk of minor league contraction isn’t shaking him off his dream. “It’s just not in my mind,” he said. Wang is among over 400 young professionals submitting...
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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick takes questions from reporters before an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
December 10, 2019 - 5:46 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says neither he nor his coaching staff has watched any video footage shot by an in-house production team now at the center of an NFL investigation for inappropriately filming the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline at a recent game...
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December 09, 2019 - 11:56 pm
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday the NHL will work swiftly to make changes to better deal with personnel conduct issues in the wake of incidents that surfaced in recent weeks. Speaking at the end of the first day of the Board of Governors meeting at the Inn at Spanish...
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FILE - This March 11, 1972, file photo shows Marvin Miller, executive director of the Major League Players Association, talking to New York Mets' Tom Seaver (41), and Ed Kranepool, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Miller, the union leader who revolutionized baseball by empowering players to negotiate multimillion-dollar contracts and to play for teams of their own choosing, was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/File)
December 09, 2019 - 8:54 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marvin Miller's Hall of Fame candidacy split baseball, much like his tenure as the head of the players' association. Former Commissioner Fay Vincent, a long and vociferous proponent of Miller's election to the Hall, felt the honor was long overdue and understood the enmity felt by...
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FILE - This July 16, 1981 file photo shows baseball union leader Marvin Miller speaking to reporters after rejecting a proposal to end a baseball strike, in New York. Miller, the union leader who revolutionized baseball by empowering players to negotiate multimillion-dollar contracts and to play for teams of their own choosing, was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Howard, File)
December 09, 2019 - 12:13 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marvin Miller, the union leader who revolutionized baseball by empowering players to negotiate multimillion-dollar contracts and to play for teams of their own choosing, was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday along with former St. Louis Cardinals catcher Ted Simmons...
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File-This Dec. 22, 2012, file photo shows Pittsburgh Steelers chairman emeritus Dan Rooney attending the unveiling of a marker commemorating the 40th anniversary of the "Immaculate Reception" at the sight of the catch on the Northside of Pittsburgh. In 2003, the NFL had three minority head coaches: future Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dungy, Herman Edwards and Marvin Lewis. In the 12 previous seasons, there had been six. Total. Considering that the majority of the players in the league 16 years ago were minorities, that imbalance was enormous. And disturbing. And, frankly, it was unfair. Paul Tagliabue, then the NFL commissioner, put together a committee that established the "Rooney Rule," which requires all teams with coaching and front office vacancies to interview minority candidates. The rule, long overdue, was named for Rooney, then president of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the overseer of that committee. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
December 07, 2019 - 11:10 am
In 2003, the NFL had three minority head coaches: future Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dungy, Herman Edwards and Marvin Lewis. In the 12 previous seasons, there had been six. Total. Considering that the majority of the players in the league 16 years ago were minorities, that imbalance was...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals' Howie Kendrick hits a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of Game 7 of the baseball World Series, in Houston. A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells the AP that postseason star Howie Kendrick and the World Series champion Washington Nationals agreed in principle to a one-year contract worth $6.25 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal is still pending a successful physical. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
December 06, 2019 - 2:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Postseason star Howie Kendrick and the World Series champion Washington Nationals agreed to a $6.25 million, one-year contract, according to two people with knowledge of the negotiations. Speaking on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal was still pending a successful...
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Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan questions a call during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. The Pacers won 111-85. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
December 06, 2019 - 1:37 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Billy Donovan is returning to Florida for good. The Gators are naming their basketball court after Donovan, who led them to back-to-back national championships, four Final Four appearances and six Southeastern Conference titles during his 19 years in Gainesville. “Billy...
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FILE - in this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Michael Pineda prepares to throw during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. The Twins and Pineda agreed Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, to a two-year, $20 million contract to bring the right-hander back after a suspension for a banned diuretic, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
December 05, 2019 - 11:02 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and starting pitcher Michael Pineda agreed Thursday to a two-year, $20 million contract to bring the right-hander back after a suspension for a banned diuretic, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on...
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December 04, 2019 - 5:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A hedge fund manager whose company paid $1.8 billion in U.S. criminal and civil settlements is in negotiations to increase his stake in the New York Mets, who left open the possibility he eventually could become controlling owner. The team said Wednesday the deal between Sterling...
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