Sports team and league operation

In this May 19, 2017, photo provided by ESPN, Ryan Leaf is shown on the set of NFL Live in Bristol, Conn. Leaf's personal life spiraled out of control after his pro career and his addiction to painkillers led him to spend 32 months in prison after an arrest in 2012. His dramatic turnaround began with a challenge from his prison cellmate who had served in Afghanistan and Iraq. (Melissa Rawlin /ESPN Images via AP)
August 01, 2019 - 3:04 pm
Ryan Leaf spent most of his time in prison alone and angry until a military veteran persuaded the former No. 2 overall NFL draft pick to stop self-loathing long enough to help fellow inmates learn to read. Now the once-star college quarterback who is widely considered the biggest bust in league...
Read More
FILE - In this July 13, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer delivers in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, in Cleveland. The Indians bulked up for the playoff race by trading temperamental starter Trevor Bauer before the deadline to Cincinnati in a three-team deal they hope can help them run down the Minnesota Twins. Cleveland, which trails the AL Central by three games but leads the wild-card race, sent Bauer to the Reds for slugger Yasiel Puig and left-hander Scott Moss. The Indians also acquired outfielder Franmil Reyes, lefty Logan Allen and infield prospect Victor Nova from the San Diego Padres, who acquired outfielder Taylor Trammel from the Reds. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)
July 31, 2019 - 10:01 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians added some power — and a little punch — for their playoff push. Still chasing the homer-happy Minnesota Twins in the AL Central, Cleveland traded temperamental starter Trevor Bauer to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday in a three-team deal that landed the Indians two big...
Read More
FILE - In this March 27, 2015, file photo, Gil Brandt talks on the phone as he watches players work out for scouts at TCU NFL football Pro Day in Fort Worth, Texas. Brandt will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on Aug. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
July 31, 2019 - 1:52 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Gil Brandt is finally going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, nearly three decades after Tom Landry and Tex Schramm were enshrined a year apart for their roles in the rise of America's Team, the Dallas Cowboys. If the former player personnel director who helped build one of the most...
Read More
FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 file photo, New Orleans Saints' Michael Thomas warms up before the NFL football NFC championship game against the Los Angeles Rams in New Orleans. Fans worry that the summer rite in the NFL, training camp holdouts, won’t affect their team’s chances for a championship. This year’s crop of no-shows includes an All-Pro receiver, the Saints’ Michael Thomas; a standout offensive tackle who might be the key to the Redskins’ offense, Trent Williams; and budding stars DEs Jadeveon Clowney of the Texans, Yannick Ngakoue of the Jaguars, and RB Melvin Gordon of the Chargers.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
July 31, 2019 - 12:03 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints and leading receiver Michael Thomas have agreed to a new five-year, $100 million contract, his agent said Wednesday. Andrew Kessler of the agency Athletes First, who joined colleague David Mulugheta in negotiating the deal with the Saints, said the contract...
Read More
FILE - In this June 16, 1998, file photo, then-President Clinton, left, and Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen hold the Vince Lombardi Trophy during a ceremony at the White House where the president honored the Super Bowl XXXII champions. The late Pat Bowlen will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on Aug. 3, 2019.(AP Photo/Greg Gibson, File)
July 31, 2019 - 3:08 am
DENVER (AP) — John Elway is glad he had the chance to return the favor and dedicate a championship to his beloved boss 18 years after Pat Bowlen jabbed the Super Bowl 32 trophy into the San Diego night and hollered, "This ... one's ... for ... John!" Elway called it the greatest moment of his...
Read More
FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo Minnesota Wild NHL hockey team general manager Paul Fenton smiles during an introductory news conference in St. Paul, Minn. The Wild have fired Fenton after just one rough season, marked by the end of a six-year streak of making the playoffs and a disassembly of the once-promising core of forwards by trading Charlie Coyle, Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter prior to the deadline. Wild owner Craig Leipold said he told Fenton of his dismissal on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 shortly before the team made the surprising late-summer announcement. (Shari L. Gross/Star Tribune via AP, file)
July 30, 2019 - 7:14 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Less than 15 months after hiring Paul Fenton as general manager, Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold changed his mind. Still confident he has a contending team, Leipold decided to fire Fenton on Tuesday despite the unusual late-summer timing to try to redirect the franchise...
Read More
Construction workers continue work in the bowl of the NFL stadium rising in Inglewood, Calif., Tuesday, July 30, 2019. The multi-billion-dollar complex is on schedule to open in July 2020. Officials from the NFL, the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers toured the stadium as part of early preparations for the Super Bowl in February 2022. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)
July 30, 2019 - 6:41 pm
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The NFL committed the 2022 Super Bowl to the Los Angeles area back when the 298-acre stadium complex in Inglewood was still mostly a waterlogged hole in the ground. That hole has long since been filled by the skeleton of a massive arena, and thousands of workers are making...
Read More
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2017, file photo, then-Los Angeles Rams linebacker Robert Quinn (94) raises his fist during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, in Arlington, Texas. Dallas Cowboys defensive end Robert Quinn says the issue of protesting during the national anthem “might come up” before the season with owner Jerry Jones, who in the past has taken a hardline stance against displays by his players. Quinn joined the Cowboys in an offseason trade. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)
July 29, 2019 - 9:34 pm
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Dallas defensive end Robert Quinn says he chose his new team before an offseason trade from Miami because it felt like the right fit when he visited the Cowboys. There remains one issue unaddressed with owner Jerry Jones: protesting during the national anthem. Quinn raised his...
Read More
FILE - In this July 7, 2019 file photo United States' team celebrates with the trophy after winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. U.S. Soccer says the players on the World Cup champion women's national team were paid more than their male counterparts from 2010 through 2018. According to a letter released Monday, July 29, 2019 by U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro, the federation has paid out $34.1 million in salary and game bonuses to the women as opposed to $26.4 million paid to the men. Those figures do not include the benefits received only by the women, like health care. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file)
July 29, 2019 - 9:24 pm
Facing mounting public pressure in a fight over equitable pay, U.S. Soccer said the World Cup champion women's national team has been paid more than the men's team. According to a letter released Monday by U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro, the federation paid out $34.1 million in salary and...
Read More
This Oct. 21, 2018 photo shows a general view of FedEx Field in Landover, Md. FedEx Field is a concrete relic of stadiums past with a clock ticking on its status as an NFL building. The Washington Redskins’ training camp home away from home is only six years old and yet it appears to be on borrowed time. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, file)
July 29, 2019 - 9:51 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — FedEx Field is just 22 years old but a concrete relic of stadiums past, with the clock ticking on its status as an NFL building. The Washington Redskins' training camp home away from home is only 6 years old and yet it's also on borrowed time. On the field, Washington is three...
Read More

Pages