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FILE - In this July 9, 2017, file photo, Tony Clark, head of the MLB Players Association, stands on the field before the All-Star Futures baseball game in Miami. The Major League Baseball Players Association has extended Clark's contract through 2022, a year past the expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement with Major League Baseball. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
November 29, 2018 - 12:13 pm
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Tony Clark's contract as executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association was extended through 2022, a year past the expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement with MLB. The former All-Star first baseman became executive director after previous...
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Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, left, loses the ball while driving against Brooklyn Nets guard Allen Crabbe during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
November 28, 2018 - 11:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Donovan Mitchell is back and Kyle Korver is on the way. Things certainly looked much better for the struggling Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. Mitchell returned from a two-game absence with 29 points, taking over down the stretch and leading the Jazz to a 101-91 victory over the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2009, file photo, Greg McLaughlin, Tiger Woods Foundation president and CEO, talks to reporters at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif. McLaughlin, president of the PGA Tour Champions, has been appointed head of the World Golf Foundation, First Tee and World Golf Hall of Fame. He previously was chief executive of the Tiger Woods Foundation. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
November 28, 2018 - 5:02 pm
Greg McLaughlin is moving from president of the PGA Tour Champions to leading three noncompetitive operations at the PGA Tour, including oversight of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The appointment announced Wednesday gives McLaughlin a sprawling role previously held by three people. "I'm not sure we...
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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) looks on after being ejected after an altercation with Buffalo Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
November 28, 2018 - 9:28 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette's appeal of a one-game suspension for fighting has been denied, meaning he will sit out Sunday's game against Indianapolis. Fournette was suspended without pay for leaving the sideline, running across the field and...
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Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference at MLB headquarters in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 27, 2018 - 11:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will put in place new procedures for vetting political contributions after giving $5,000 to Cindy Hyde-Smith, a Republican senator from Mississippi, and then asking for the money back following her controversial remarks. MLB's political action committee donated...
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MGM Resorts CEO James Murren, left, and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred speak during a news conference at MLB headquarters in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 27, 2018 - 6:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — MGM Resorts International became Major League Baseball's official gambling partner in the U.S. and Japan, a deal made as the sport tries to ensure more prevalent legal sports betting does not lead to any scandals of the type sparked by illegal wagers in its past. "Over the past 18...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2018, file photo, New Era Field is prepared before an NFL football game between the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots, Monday, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The owners of the Bills and Buffalo Sabres have hired consulting and architectural firms to study the future needs of both teams' facilities. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)
November 27, 2018 - 6:17 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills will have a better idea within the next nine months if they will continue playing at their suburban stadium or if a new one will be built downtown. That's the timeframe given to two firms hired by the parent company that owns the Bills and the NHL's Buffalo...
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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) looks on after being ejected after an altercation with Buffalo Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
November 26, 2018 - 7:33 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The NFL has suspended Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette one game without pay for leaving the sideline, running across the field and throwing punches at Buffalo Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson. NFL Vice President of Football Operations Jon Runyan handed...
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November 26, 2018 - 4:10 pm
ABC is joining the NFL draft broadcast business and will televise all three days of picks next April. The network will join ESPN, also part of Walt Disney Company's TV properties, for prime-time coverage on Thursday and Friday nights, April 25 and 26, from Nashville. NFL Network also will televise...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2017, file photo, Texans owner Robert "Bob" McNair walks on the turf before an AFC Wild Card NFL game between the Texans and the Oakland Raiders, in Houston. McNair, billionaire founder and owner of the Texans, has died. He was 81. One of the NFL's most influential owners, McNair had battled both leukemia and squamous cell carcinoma in recent years before dying in Houston on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)
November 23, 2018 - 8:31 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Robert "Bob" McNair, the man who brought football back to Houston after the Oilers left for Tennessee by founding the Texans, has died. He was 81. One of the NFL's most influential owners, McNair had battled both leukemia and squamous cell carcinoma in recent years before dying in...
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