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Oakland Raiders President Marc Badain listens during a meeting of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board, Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Las Vegas. The public entity that oversees the proposed stadium where the Raiders want to start playing in 2020 has approved a conditional lease agreement for the facility. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 18, 2017 - 8:29 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The public board that oversees the proposed stadium where the Raiders want to start playing in 2020 on Thursday unanimously approved a conditional lease agreement for the facility after months of negotiations that were affected by the sudden exit of an instrumental financial backer...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred answers questions at a news conference in Phoenix. Baseball fans can like their team's games with a click starting Friday. Major League Baseball announced Facebook will carry a live game nationally each Friday starting with Colorado at Cincinnati this week. The Facebook package of 20 games will use the broadcast feed of one of the involved teams. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Thursday, May 18, 2017. He calls it "really important for us in terms of experimenting with a new partner in this area."(AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
May 18, 2017 - 6:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Even talks to speed the pace of Major League Baseball games are going slowly. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said management will speak some more with the players' association before deciding whether to push ahead with initiatives to speed games in 2018. The average time of a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred answers questions at a news conference in Phoenix. Baseball fans can like their team's games with a click starting Friday. Major League Baseball announced Facebook will carry a live game nationally each Friday starting with Colorado at Cincinnati this week. The Facebook package of 20 games will use the broadcast feed of one of the involved teams. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Thursday, May 18, 2017. He calls it "really important for us in terms of experimenting with a new partner in this area."(AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
May 18, 2017 - 6:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Even talks to speed the pace of Major League Baseball games are going slowly. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said management will speak some more with the players' association before deciding whether to push ahead with initiatives to speed games in 2018. The average time of a...
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May 18, 2017 - 4:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Acknowledging that games have gotten even slower this season, Commissioner Rob Manfred says MLB with will meet with players in an attempt to find a solution. The average time of a nine-inning game is a record 3 hours, 5 minutes this season, up from 3 hours last year and 2:56 in 2015...
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May 18, 2017 - 3:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The two groups bidding to buy the Miami Marlins from Jeffrey Loria are relatively even in their price offers, according to Commissioner Rob Manfred. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush leads one group, which includes former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter, who would head the team's...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2016, file photo, a three-dimensional model of the new Los Angeles Rams stadium is on display during the groundbreaking for the team's new stadium and entertainment district in Inglewood, Calif. The opening date for the $2.6 billion football stadium under construction in Inglewood, Calif., has been pushed back one year to 2020. The Los Angeles Rams are financing the stadium to be shared with the Los Angeles Chargers. The delay is blamed on heavy rains that have hindered the excavation process in recent months. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
May 18, 2017 - 3:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The opening of the $2.6 billion football stadium under construction in Inglewood, California, has been pushed back one year to 2020 because of construction delays caused by Los Angeles' uncommonly wet winter. Los Angeles Rams spokesman Artis Twyman confirmed the delay Thursday...
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Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons NFL football team, sits under construction at left next to the team's current stadium, the Georgia Dome, in Atlanta, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Several high-profile failures have plagued Atlanta's reputation on a national stage over the years: transportation woes during the 1996 Olympics, unpreparedness for ice and snow storms, a recent highway collapse and subsequent shutdown from a fire. Now, the city's new $1.5 billion stadium, touted as a state-of-the-art facility that can help transform downtown, is facing construction setbacks with its key feature, a retractable roof that will open and close like a camera lens. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
May 18, 2017 - 10:56 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Several high-profile failures have plagued Atlanta's reputation on a national stage over the years: unpreparedness for ice and snow storms, a recent highway collapse and subsequent shutdown from a fire, and chronic traffic and public transportation woes. Now, the city's new $1.5...
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Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons NFL football team, sits under construction at left next to the team's current stadium, the Georgia Dome, in Atlanta, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Several high-profile failures have plagued Atlanta's reputation on a national stage over the years: transportation woes during the 1996 Olympics, unpreparedness for ice and snow storms, a recent highway collapse and subsequent shutdown from a fire. Now, the city's new $1.5 billion stadium, touted as a state-of-the-art facility that can help transform downtown, is facing construction setbacks with its key feature, a retractable roof that will open and close like a camera lens. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
May 18, 2017 - 4:06 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Several high-profile failures have plagued Atlanta's reputation on a national stage over the years: unpreparedness for ice and snow storms, a recent highway collapse and subsequent shutdown from a fire, and chronic traffic and public transportation woes. Now, the city's new $1.5...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Jett Bandy watches his RBI single during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
May 18, 2017 - 2:07 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Look who's leading the NL Central — the Milwaukee Brewers. Jett Bandy singled in the go-ahead run with one out in the ninth inning and the Brewers beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 on Wednesday night to take the division lead from St. Louis, which lost to Boston in 13 innings. "High...
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FILE- This Aug. 17, 2016 file photo shows New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner talking to the media at the baseball owners' meetings in Houston. Given his team’s fast start after jettisoning veterans last summer, Steinbrenner will consider adding players as the trade deadline approaches in July. Steinbrenner said New York will not trade top prospects. Speaking Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the baseball owners’ meeting, he said starting pitching has been a “pleasant surprise.” (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, file)
May 17, 2017 - 5:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees may be buyers, not sellers, as the July 31 trade deadline approaches. Led by young stars Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, the retooled Baby Bombers began Wednesday in the AL East lead at 23-13, a seven-win improvement over last year at this time. Owner Hal Steinbrenner said...
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