Sports team and league operation

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2019, file photo, musician Meek Mill, right, speaks about his incarceration along with Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin at the launch of REFORM Alliance in New York. With factories closed, tens of millions out of work and a recession looming because of the coronavirus pandemic, athletes, teams, entertainers and business leaders are donating prized possessions in response to a challenge to feed families suddenly in need. The “All In Challenge” was started by Rubin on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, and some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment have answered the call, including Meek Mill. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
April 15, 2020 - 6:22 pm
With factories closed, tens of millions out of work and a recession looming because of the coronavirus pandemic, athletes, teams, entertainers and business leaders are donating prized possessions in response to a challenge to feed families suddenly in need. The “All In Challenge” was started by...
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FIULE - In this April 13, 2020, file photo, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens as Vice President Mike Pence speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington. The commissioners of the major college football conferences held a 30-minute conference call Wednesday, April 15, 2020, with Vice President Mike Pence and stressed to him that college sports could not return from the coronavirus shutdown until college campuses have re-opened. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 15, 2020 - 6:01 pm
The commissioners of the nation's major college football conferences held a 30-minute conference call Wednesday with Vice President Mike Pence and stressed that college sports cannot return from the coronavirus shutdown until campuses have reopened. The 10 commissioners, along with the athletic...
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FILE - In this March 11, 2008, file photo, New York Yankees principal owner George Steinbrenner, left, and his son, Yankees general partner Hank Steinbrenner, watch the Yankees play the Toronto Blue Jays in a spring baseball game at Legends Field in Tampa, Fla. Henry "Hank" Steinbrenner died Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at his home in Clearwater, Fla. He was 63. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
April 14, 2020 - 6:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hank Steinbrenner, the oldest son of George Steinbrenner and one of the four siblings who own the controlling shares of the New York Yankees, died Tuesday at age 63. The team said he died at home in Clearwater, Florida, due to a long-standing health issue. A chain smoker and...
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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Christian McCaffrey runs during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, in Indianapolis. McCaffrey's versatility and superb statistics helped him to a rare double: The Carolina Panthers running back has made The Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team at two positions. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
April 14, 2020 - 1:41 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have rewarded Christian McCaffrey for his production and versatility, making him the highest-paid running back in the NFL. The team agreed to a four-year, $64 million contract extension with McCaffrey on Monday, a person familiar with the contract...
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A man on a paddle board takes a dog for a ride at Mordialloc Beach in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, April 9, 2020, while observing social distancing regulations to help stop the spread of COVID-19. (Michael Dodge/AAP Image via AP)
April 13, 2020 - 10:47 pm
Australia is doing no better or worse than other countries deprived of their professional sport due to the new coronavirus. Which is probably surprising in itself. This is a nation that prides itself on its sporting competitions and its love of sport. At this time of the year there was to be action...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2016, file photo, workers hang an NFL shield on the main stage before a news conference in San Francisco. The NFL and its players union have agreed to conduct “virtual” offseason workout programs until every team is permitted to open its facilities. Teams can hold classroom instruction, workouts and non-football educational programs using online platforms, according to a memo sent to the teams that was obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
April 13, 2020 - 8:10 pm
The NFL and its players union have agreed to conduct “virtual” offseason workout programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic until every team is permitted to open its facilities. Teams can hold voluntary classroom instruction, workouts and non-football educational programs using online platforms,...
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Detroit Police Capt. Jevon Johnson talks with Lt. Pride Henry outside the TCF Center, Friday, April 10, 2020, in Detroit. Johnson, 44, was quarantined for a little less than week after developing a cough and being exposed to another officer who tested positive for the coronavirus. About 10 to 13 minutes after taking the Abbott Labs nasal swab test Johnson was told he didn't have COVID-19. "That was a weight off my mind," the 21-year police veteran said. "Our medical subunit was able to return me to work immediately." (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April 13, 2020 - 7:46 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook has donated 650 computers to children in need so they can continue learning with schools shut down because of the new coronavirus. Westbrook’s Why Not? Foundation teamed with...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2011, file photo, Houston Rockets director of global scouting Arturas Karnisovas poses during the NBA basketball team's media day in Houston. The Bulls hired Denver Nuggets general manager Karnisovas to run their basketball operation, a person familiar with the situation said Thursday night, April 9, 2020. The person, who confirmed reports by several outlets, spoke on the condition of anonymity because the move has not been announced. Longtime executive John Paxson was expected to move into an advisory role. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
April 13, 2020 - 4:36 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Arturas Karnisovas developed a passion for the Chicago Bulls when he was a teenager in Lithuania. He watched from afar as Michael Jordan set out on a path that turned Chicago into a championship dynasty and a global brand. Now it’s his job to direct Jordan's old team back to the top...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, Edmonton Oilers' Colby Cave (12) returns to the bench after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. The Edmonton Oilers say forward Colby Cave is out of emergency surgery after suffering a brain bleed. The team posted on Twitter that doctors removed a colloid cyst that was causing pressure on Cave’s brain Tuesday, April 7, 2020. He remains in a medically induced coma at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. Cave’s wife, Emily, said earlier on Instagram that doctors were “fighting to keep him alive” in surgery. “We need a miracle,” Emily Cave wrote. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
April 11, 2020 - 3:03 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Colby Cave, an excellent teammate whose lone goal for the Edmonton Oilers this season came on an “awesome” rush down the ice, died Saturday after a brain bleed this week. He was 25. The NHL club did not say what caused the bleed. Cave’s agent, Jason Davidson, has said the condition...
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Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo, left, drives to the basket as Chicago Bulls guard Denzel Valentine defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Friday, March 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
April 10, 2020 - 6:57 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Victor Oladipo is going to be busy on the next few Friday nights. The Indiana Pacers guard says he has committed to hosting a Friday night Instagram Live concert series called BASE:LINE LIVE. Each week, three...
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