Sports industry

New Jersey Devils' Nico Hischier, center, sits with head coach John Hynes, left, and general manager Ray Shero during a news conference in Newark, N.J., Monday, June 26, 2017. The 18-year-old center was the first Swiss-born player to be drafted first overall in the NHL draft. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 30, 2017 - 6:28 pm
Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon was already talking about getting aggressive in the free agent market. Now he has some extra room to do that. Florida was one of several teams to buy out a player in the last chance this offseason, clearing salary-cap space for the start of free agency...
Read More
June 30, 2017 - 5:29 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cardinals promoted general manager John Mozeliak to president of baseball operations and Michael Girsch to GM on Friday. Both received contracts through 2020. Mozeliak has served as the team's general manager since October 2007. "Over the past 10 years, baseball operations have...
Read More
June 30, 2017 - 4:39 pm
NFL-RAIDERS-JACKSON AP source: Jackson agrees to $56M, 5-year deal with Raiders ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a five-year extension to keep guard Gabe Jackson under contract through the 2022 season. A person familiar with the deal said Friday that it is worth $56 million...
Read More
June 30, 2017 - 3:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ian Penny is replacing David Prouty as general counsel of the Major League Baseball Players Association in a transition following a new labor contract. The 53-year-old Penny joined the union in 2010 after 10 years with the National Hockey League Players Association and most recently...
Read More
June 30, 2017 - 3:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ian Penny is replacing David Prouty as general counsel of the Major League Baseball Players Association in a transition following a new labor contract. The 53-year-old Penny joined the union in 2010 after 10 years with the National Hockey League Players Association and most recently...
Read More
June 30, 2017 - 12:39 pm
NHL teams are taking advantage of their final chance to buy out players this offseason. Among the players placed on unconditional waivers for buyout purposes were New Jersey Devils forwards Michael Cammalleri and Devante Smith-Pelly, Florida Panthers forward Jussi Jokinen, Boston Bruins forward...
Read More
San Francisco Giants' Jae-Gyun Hwang, of South Korea, crosses the plate next to Colorado Rockies catcher Tom Murphy after hitting a solo home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 29, 2017 - 4:48 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jae-Gyun Hwang would earn $786,885 if he remains on the San Francisco Giants' major league roster for the remainder of the season and could gain more in performance bonuses. The South Korean third baseman homered in his major league debut Wednesday for San Francisco, a...
Read More
June 29, 2017 - 4:35 pm
NBA-WARRIORS-DURANT AP source: Kevin Durant declines to opt into contract OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Kevin Durant has declined to opt in for the second year of his contract with Golden State and will become an unrestricted...
Read More
FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2017, file photo, Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Scott Hartnell heads to the penalty box during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators, in Nashville, Tenn. The Columbus Blue Jackets have bought out the final two years of 35-year-old forward Scott Hartnell’s contract, opening up salary cap space to possibly sign another free agent. The buyout, announced Thursday, June 29, 2017, clears $3.25 million against the cap next season and $1.75 million in 2018-19.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
June 29, 2017 - 3:02 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have bought out the final two years of 35-year-old forward Scott Hartnell's contract, opening up salary cap space to possibly sign another free agent. Hartnell would have cost the team $4.75 million against the cap over the next two years. The buyout...
Read More
June 29, 2017 - 2:48 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have bought out the final two years of 35-year-old forward Scott Hartnell's contract, opening up salary cap space to possibly sign another free agent. Hartnell would have cost the team $4.75 million against the cap over the next two years. The buyout...
Read More

Pages