Sports industry

October 05, 2017 - 9:47 am
LONDON (AP) — The chief executive of the English Football Association says there is "brittleness" in the team when it travels overseas for games. Martin Glenn spoke to sports industry executives at the Leaders conference in London on Thursday, hours before England hoped to qualify for the World Cup...
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Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer (7) is pressured in the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)
October 04, 2017 - 2:17 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Despite just one win after 20 games into a rebuilding project, Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown remains undeterred and confident. Brown met with reporters Wednesday in the lobby of the team's headquarters while the team practiced. He expressed disappointment that...
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October 04, 2017 - 8:29 am
MLB-SCHEDULE Yankees beat Twins to reach ALDS UNDATED (AP) — The New York Yankees are in the AL Division Series after rolling past the Twins in the wild-card game. The Yankees spotted Minnesota an early 3-0 lead before belting three home runs in an 8-4 victory in the Bronx. Didi Gregorius (DEE'-dee...
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October 04, 2017 - 3:40 am
MLB-SCHEDULE Yankees beat Twins to reach ALDS UNDATED (AP) — The New York Yankees are in the AL Division Series after rolling past the Twins in the wild-card game. The Yankees spotted Minnesota an early 3-0 lead before belting three home runs in an 8-4 victory in the Bronx. Didi Gregorius (DEE'-dee...
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October 04, 2017 - 2:28 am
NBA NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA is scrapping the East vs. West format for its All-Star Game and will have captains pick teams this season. The league said Tuesday that the leading vote-getter from each conference will choose teams from the pool of players who were voted as starters and reserves. The...
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October 03, 2017 - 10:45 pm
MLB-SCHEDULE Yankees leading Twins UNDATED (AP) — It took the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins about two hours to play the first four innings of their AL wild-card game. Home run trots and pitching changes had a lot to do with the slow pace as the Yankees carried a 7-4 lead into the bottom of...
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The Minnesota Twins take batting practice before an American League wild-card baseball game against the New York Yankees on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 03, 2017 - 8:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is hopeful the league and players' union will agree to changes to speed pace of play. Manfred said before Tuesday's AL wild-card game that he's encouraged by conversations with the union and "direct engagement with players." He declined to address...
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In this image taken Sept. 17, 20, 2017, and provided by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, Ted Leonsis, left, chairman and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, sits with billionaire executive Laurene Powell Jobs during a basketball game in Washington, D.C. Powell Jobs has agreed to buy a 20 percent stake in Ted Leonsis' Monumental Sports & Entertainment., pending approval from the NBA and NHL. Monumental owns the Washington Wizards, Capitals, Mystics and the Arena Football League's Washington Valor and Baltimore Brigade. (Barbara Kinney/Monumental Sports & Entertainment via AP)
October 03, 2017 - 8:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire executive Laurene Powell Jobs has agreed to buy a 20 percent stake in Ted Leonsis' Monumental Sports & Entertainment. A spokeswoman for Monumental confirmed to The Associated Press that there is an agreement in place with Powell Jobs pending approval from the NBA...
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October 03, 2017 - 7:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey D. Perconte, a former assistant U.S. Attorney in Chicago, has been hired by the Major League Baseball Players Association as an assistant general counsel. The 39-year-old was a baseball tri-captain at Norte Dame in 2000 along with Matt Nussbaum, who joined the union staff in...
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October 03, 2017 - 7:18 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have finalized their purchase of the Class A Carolina Mudcats. The Brewers announced Tuesday the team has purchased a full ownership stake in the Mudcats, the Brewers' affiliate in the Carolina League. The transaction closed and was approved by the Carolina...
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