Sports industry

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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Miami Marlins owner Derek Jeter talks to reporters during a news conference, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in Miami. Jeter says he will help develop a winning culture with the Marlins that will emphasize hard work, discipline and no excuses. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
October 03, 2017 - 2:50 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Back in the ballgame, Derek Jeter says he'll learn on the job as he tries to lead the Miami Marlins out of the wilderness. How Jeter expects to get there remains a secret, even after his first public comments about the Marlins since beginning his pursuit of the team nearly a year ago...
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St. Louis Cardinals catcher Carson Kelly sits in the dugout during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
October 03, 2017 - 12:02 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach Derek Lilliquist and bullpen coach Blaise Ilsley will not return to the team's coaching staff next season. John Mozeliak, the Cardinals president of baseball operations, says both coaches will not have their contracts renewed following a second...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2014, file photo, hockey pucks bounce off the wall during the warm up session before the USA vs Finland men's bronze medal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia. While older generations had no connection to an Olympic tournament that was previously reserved for amateurs, today’s NHL stars spend their whole lives looking forward to competing on that stage. Instead of going to South Korea this winter to play for their countries, players now must reckon with an 82-game season that rolls on without the Olympics while counterparts in the minors, college and Europe take their places. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
October 03, 2017 - 11:47 am
The NHL became entwined with the Olympics before young stars like Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel or Auston Matthews even pulled on a pair of skates. Nagano in 1998 started a string of five consecutive Olympics featuring NHL players, a tradition that became so routine that young players around the...
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The U.S. Team celebrates with the winner's trophy after the final round of the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J., Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 03, 2017 - 10:43 am
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Tiger Woods' tournament outside Washington is still talking to potential title sponsors, including Quicken Loans, which did not renew. But it's on the schedule for the new season as The National, and PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan says it's not coming off. "We made the...
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October 03, 2017 - 8:57 am
Oct. 4 1895 — Horace Rawlins wins the first U.S. Open at the Newport Golf Club in Newport, R.I. Rawlins beats Willie Dunn with 36-hole total of 173. 1927 — John Longden rides the first official winner of his career, aboard Hugo K. Asher in Salt Lake City. 1940 — Fritzie Zivic scores a 15-round...
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Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder J.D. Martinez smiles as he talks with another player during practice Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at Chase Field for a National League wild-card playoff baseball game in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks face the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
October 03, 2017 - 2:10 am
PHOENIX (AP) — On July 18, the Arizona Diamondbacks acquired slugging outfielder J.D. Martinez from the Detroit Tigers for three minor leaguers. It might go down as one of the best mid-season acquisitions in baseball history. Martinez has had a thunderous last half to the season, and it only picked...
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FILe - In this Oct. 1, 2015, file photo, Atlanta Braves general manager John Coppolella speaks during a baseball news conference at Turner Field in Atlanta. Coppolella has resigned from his position, the Braves announced on Monday afternoon, Oct. 2, 2017 (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
October 02, 2017 - 4:53 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — John Coppolella was forced to resign as Braves general manager Monday after an investigation by Major League Baseball revealed serious rules violations in the international player market. Gordon Blakeley, a special assistant to the GM who was the team's international scouting chief,...
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