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Penske Corporation Chairman Rodger Penske, left, and Hulman & Co. Chairman Tony Hulman George speak after a press conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Series were sold to Penske Entertainment Corp. in a stunning move Monday that relinquishes control of the iconic speedway from the Hulman family after 74 years. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
November 06, 2019 - 11:36 am
Roger Penske spent part of Tuesday walking Indianapolis Motor Speedway, using a cool, sunny day to look over the historic venue that will soon be his. There is work to be done at the speedway, lots of work before it can be the entertainment mecca he envisions. But more than that, there is a legacy...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams stands on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Fla. A person with knowledge of the situation says Williams has reported to the Redskins, ending his holdout. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, because the team had not announced Williams’ return. He can be kept off the 53-man roster for up to three weeks after reporting.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
November 03, 2019 - 12:13 pm
The NFL Players Association came to the defense of Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams by accusing the NFL Network of using misinformation in an attempt to tarnish the player's reputation. The NFLPA posted a statement on its Twitter account backing Williams and saying it will consider taking...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 1968, file photo, Paul Brown, president of the New Cincinnati Bengals of the American Football League, is trying to select the design of helmets in Cincinnati, to be worn by his team when it starts play in the league. Brown, the innovative coach and powerful team owner who brought dozens of improvements to the sport, has been voted pro football’s greatest game changer. (AP Photo/File)
November 01, 2019 - 10:18 pm
Paul Brown's influence on professional football has been felt for decades. He is as responsible as anyone for making it America's most popular sport. The innovative coach and powerful team owner has been voted the NFL's greatest game changer. A nationwide panel of 57 media members selected the...
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Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns is led away after an altercation with Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Philadelphia. Both players were ejected. The 76ers won 117-95. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 31, 2019 - 7:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia center Joel Embiid and Minnesota center Karl-Anthony Towns have each been suspended two games without pay for an on-court altercation and continued escalation. Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, announced the suspensions...
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Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92) and Anaheim Ducks center Devin Shore (29) go after the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
October 30, 2019 - 1:21 pm
Not long after the St. Louis Blues raised their Stanley Cup banner and the Colorado Avalanche got rolling on a season of high expectations each team has a significant obstacle to overcome. The Blues will be without sniper Vladimir Tarasenko for five months, basically the rest of the regular season...
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Pittsburgh Pirates Chairman of the Board Bob Nutting, right, meets with reporters to introduce Travis Williams, left, as the team's new president at the team's offices in Pittsburgh, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. The Pirates' front-office overhaul is complete. The team fired general manager Neal Huntington on Monday, the third high-profile dismissal following a last-place finish in the NL Central. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
October 29, 2019 - 3:50 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The new president of the Pittsburgh Pirates is confident owner Bob Nutting is committed to winning. Travis Williams, who succeeds Frank Coonelly on Nov. 1, says his job is to put the right people in place to help the Pirates climb back into contention. His first order of business...
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Pittsburgh Pirates Chairman of the Board Bob Nutting, center, talks with reporters as he introduces Travis Williams, left, as the new president of the Pirates at the team's offices in Pittsburgh, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. The Pirates' front-office overhaul is complete. The team fired general manager Neal Huntington on Monday, the third high-profile dismissal following a last-place finish in the NL Central. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
October 28, 2019 - 4:27 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Neal Huntington, Frank Coonelly and Clint Hurdle sparked a baseball renaissance in Pittsburgh. The general manager, team president and charismatic manager helped a moribund franchise emerge from two decades of losing to briefly become a contender. Beginning in 2016, however, the...
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Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu speaks to reporters during the Pac-12 Conference women's NCAA college basketball media day Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
October 28, 2019 - 2:15 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu has no doubts she did the right thing returning to Oregon for her final season and working toward her master's degree rather than turning pro. "One hundred percent, I feel like it was the right decision for me," she said. "I couldn't imagine not being here, not...
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October 28, 2019 - 12:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA and the Players Association have agreed to extend their labor agreement until the end of the year. The 60-day extension Monday comes with the collective bargaining agreement set to expire Thursday. The sides have been discussing a new deal for the past few months. Major...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2019, file photo, an athlete stands near a NCAA logo during a softball game in Beaumont, Texas. The NCAA is poised to take a significant step toward allowing college athletes to earn money without violating amateurism rules. The Board of Governors will be briefed Tuesday, Oct. 29 by administrators who have been examining whether it would be feasible to allow college athletes to profit of their names, images and likenesses. A California law set to take effect in 2023 would make it illegal for NCAA schools in the state to prevent athletes from signing personal endorsement deals. (AP Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher, File)
October 28, 2019 - 11:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA is poised to take a significant step toward allowing college athletes to earn money off the fame they have gained by playing sports. The Board of Governors will be briefed Tuesday by administrators who have been examining whether it would be feasible to allow athletes to...
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