Sports team and league operation

August 30, 2019 - 5:23 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Glass family agrees to sell Major League Baseball's Kansas City Royals.
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott pushes off Los Angeles Rams inside linebacker Cory Littleton during the first half in an NFL divisional football playoff game in Los Angeles. Elliott's holdout clouds the expectations for a franchise longing to return to the Super Bowl for the first time since the last of five championships nearly 25 years ago. The Cowboys have a fourth-year quarterback already with two NFC East titles in Dak Prescott, a receiver ready to show what a full season looks like in Amari Cooper and a defense with an established star in pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence and two emerging ones in linebackers Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
August 30, 2019 - 3:26 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he's operating under the assumption that Ezekiel Elliott will miss regular-season games because of a holdout, but doesn't think his star running back will be absent for all of them. The Cowboys passed the most significant benchmark in...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2019, file photo, fans cheer during the seventh inning stretch during in the first baseball game of a doubleheader between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees have reacquired the YES Network, partnering with Amazon.com and the Sinclair Broadcast Group to purchase 80 percent of the station from The Walt Disney Co. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in a deal that values it at $3.47 billion. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 29, 2019 - 6:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have reacquired the YES Network, joining Amazon and the Sinclair Broadcast Group to buy an 80% stake in the channel from The Walt Disney Co. The deal announced Thursday values YES at $3.47 billion, nearly $500 million less than when 21st Century Fox acquired a...
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In this image provided by Adidas, Hall of Fame tennis player Billie Jean King, center, poses with hockey players, from left, Canadian Renata Fast, Canadian Rebecca Johnston, American Brianna Decker, King, American Kendall Coyne Schofield and Canadian Sarah Nurse at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. The hockey players are launching what's being called "The Dream Gap Tour," announced by the newly formed Professional Women's Hockey Players' Association on Wednesday, Aug 28. The gap represents the missing link young girls have in their dreams of ever playing professionally. (Samantha Hughey/Adidas via AP)
August 28, 2019 - 11:31 am
Growing up, Kendall Coyne Schofield recalled how her dreams of playing hockey ended at college, or maybe the Winter Games — something the two-time U.S. Olympian forward eventually would achieve. Playing professionally was never part of the equation, which is something Coyne Schofield remembers once...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2019, file photo, Alain Vigneault, left, newly hired Philadelphia Flyers head coach, and general manager Chuck Fletcher pose for a photograph after an introductory press conference at the Flyer's practice facility in Voorhees, N.J. When NHL officials approached the Philadelphia Flyers about appearing on their latest behind-the-scenes show, they faced almost no resistance. “There weren’t many reservations,” general manager Chuck Fletcher said. “There really aren't any negatives as far as I'm concerned.” The Flyers will be featured on NHL Network’s second season of “Behind the Glass” that gives a peek behind the curtain to training camp, exhibition games and the regular-season opener in Europe. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
August 28, 2019 - 10:01 am
When NHL officials approached the Philadelphia Flyers about appearing on their latest behind-the-scenes show, they faced almost no resistance. "There weren't many reservations," general manager Chuck Fletcher said. "There really aren't any negatives as far as I'm concerned." The Flyers will be...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, file photo shows the Las Vegas skyline. Las Vegas is set to bid on nearly a half dozen different NCAA college championship events, including women’s basketball. The NCAA will start accepting bids Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, on nearly two dozen sports championships over all three divisions. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
August 26, 2019 - 2:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Las Vegas is going to take a chance on hosting major college sporting events. The city is set to bid on nearly a half dozen different NCAA championship events, including women's basketball. The NCAA will start accepting bids Monday on nearly two dozen sports championships over all...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 1973, file photo, NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle appears before the House Communications Subcommittee on Capitol Hill In Washington. Rozelle was a visionary but no one knows if he could have seen the league turn into a financial juggernaut that has its own network and countless hours of programming per week dedicated to what is happening on and off the field. (AP Photo/File)
August 24, 2019 - 12:52 pm
Pete Rozelle would not be surprised to see television's impact on the NFL as the league celebrates its 100th season this year. It was Rozelle, the commissioner from 1960 to 1989, who was able to convince owners that it was in their best interest to sign a league-wide rights deal instead of teams...
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In this file photo from Sept. 10, 2017, cadets from the West Point military academy present the American flag across the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium before the start of the men's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. New York City's comptroller says the organizers of the U.S. Open tennis tournament owe the city $311,000 in back rent for use of the tournament site in Queens. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 23, 2019 - 2:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's comptroller says the organizers of the U.S. Open tennis tournament owe the city $311,000 in back rent for use of the tournament site in Queens. Scott Stringer said in an audit report released Thursday that the United States Tennis Association underreported the...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 2, 2018 file photo, Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov, of Russia, warms up before Game 3 of the team's NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the Vegas Golden Knights, in Washington. Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov tested positive for cocaine at the world championship and has been banned from the Russian national team for four years. The IIHF says the ban expires on June 12, 2023. The ban does not affect Kuznetsov playing for the Capitals, who won the 2018 Stanley Cup. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
August 23, 2019 - 11:51 am
GENEVA (AP) — Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov tested positive for cocaine at the world championship and has been banned from the Russia team for four years. Kuznetsov failed a doping test after a sample was taken on May 26, the day Russia won the bronze medal game against the Czech...
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August 22, 2019 - 2:53 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam have donated $4.5 million to the city's eclectic musical arts. The couple has given to the Cleveland Orchestra, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Playhouse Square to help fund scholarships and educational programs at all three...
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