Sports industry

June 01, 2017 - 6:45 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have selected the team's official broadcast partners in Las Vegas. The team announced a FOX affiliate and radio stations owned by Beasley Media Group will carry exclusive Raiders content and coverage. KVVU-TV will hold the television rights for the Raiders...
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June 01, 2017 - 4:08 pm
The new leader of USA Swimming knows he's got some big shoes to fill. And, barring another comeback, he won't have Michael Phelps to make the job a bit easier. USA Swimming turned to Major League Soccer for its new leader on Thursday, picking Colorado Rapids president Tim Hinchey to succeed Chuck...
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June 01, 2017 - 1:06 pm
USA Swimming has appointed Major League Soccer executive Tim Hinchey to lead the organization after the death of Chuck Wielgus. Hinchey is a former college swimmer who served as president of the Colorado Rapids. He will start his tenure as USA Swimming's president and chief executive officer on...
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FILE – In this Aug. 31, 2011, file photo, Bobby Geiger of Oaklawn Racing and Gaming explains how wagers are placed on a "Yukon Willie's Gold Rush!" game in the instant racing area at Kentucky Downs in Franklin, Ky. The result of each wager on the game is tied to a past horse race. With New Jersey's horse racing industry struggling, a state Assembly committee held a hearing Thursday, June 1, 2017, on a proposal to legalize gambling on races that already happened, known as historical racing. The date and place of the races, and the names of horses and jockeys, remain secret until money is wagered and the recording of the race begins to play. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File)
June 01, 2017 - 12:29 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It sounds like the ultimate sure thing — or the ultimate sucker's bet: Wagering money on horse races that have already happened. It's called historical racing. The date and place of the pre-recorded races and the names of horses and jockeys remain secret until after the money...
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June 01, 2017 - 11:11 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It sounds like the ultimate sure thing — or the ultimate sucker's bet: Wagering money on horse races that have already happened. It's called historical racing. The date and place of the pre-recorded races and the names of horses and jockeys remain secret until after the money...
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June 01, 2017 - 11:11 am
NBA FINALS Long-awaited rematch starts tonight OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Cavaliers-Warriors showdown everybody has been predicting for the past 11 months starts tonight when Golden State hosts defending champion Cleveland in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. It's the first time in league history the same...
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June 01, 2017 - 10:28 am
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Shawn Thornton is now a Florida Panthers executive. The recently retired forward was announced Thursday as the Panthers' new vice president of business operations. Thornton revealed in April that he would be joining the team's front office and work under Panthers president and...
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Jack Nicklaus answers questions during a news conference a few days before the start of the Memorial golf tournament Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
May 30, 2017 - 9:11 pm
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Rory McIlroy isn't playing the Memorial to make sure a rib injury is fully healed before the U.S. Open. Justin Rose cited a sore back in pulling out of the tournament where he earned his first PGA Tour victory. Paul Casey was another withdrawal because of a foot injury that has...
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Jack Nicklaus answers questions during a news conference a few days before the start of the Memorial golf tournament Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
May 30, 2017 - 7:33 pm
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — It's not as simple as shifting a couple of tournaments on the PGA Tour schedule. The concept of moving the PGA Championship from August to May is gaining traction, even though there are so many other pieces of the puzzle that PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan should be believed...
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May 30, 2017 - 3:18 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is no longer interested in buying the Miami Marlins and has ended his pursuit of the team, a person close to the negotiations said Tuesday. The person confirmed Bush's decision to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Marlins have not...
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