Sports team and league operation

June 29, 2017 - 4:35 pm
NBA-WARRIORS-DURANT AP source: Kevin Durant declines to opt into contract OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Kevin Durant has declined to opt in for the second year of his contract with Golden State and will become an unrestricted...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2017, file photo, Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Scott Hartnell heads to the penalty box during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators, in Nashville, Tenn. The Columbus Blue Jackets have bought out the final two years of 35-year-old forward Scott Hartnell’s contract, opening up salary cap space to possibly sign another free agent. The buyout, announced Thursday, June 29, 2017, clears $3.25 million against the cap next season and $1.75 million in 2018-19.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
June 29, 2017 - 3:02 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have bought out the final two years of 35-year-old forward Scott Hartnell's contract, opening up salary cap space to possibly sign another free agent. Hartnell would have cost the team $4.75 million against the cap over the next two years. The buyout...
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June 29, 2017 - 2:48 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have bought out the final two years of 35-year-old forward Scott Hartnell's contract, opening up salary cap space to possibly sign another free agent. Hartnell would have cost the team $4.75 million against the cap over the next two years. The buyout...
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President Donald Trump holds a Chicago Cubs jersey as he meets with members of the 2016 World Series Champions Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant holds a "45" sign. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 28, 2017 - 7:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed manager Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs into the Oval Office on Wednesday, their second visit to the White House in eight months since winning the World Series. Trump entertained the Cubs in an informal visit Maddon said was set up by the team's...
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President Donald Trump holds a Chicago Cubs jersey as he meets with members of the 2016 World Series Champions Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant holds a "45" sign. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 28, 2017 - 7:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed manager Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs into the Oval Office on Wednesday, their second visit to the White House in eight months since winning the World Series. Trump entertained the Cubs in an informal visit Maddon said was set up by the team's...
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June 28, 2017 - 4:53 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An ex-financial adviser to retired San Antonio Spurs player Tim Duncan has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for defrauding the former NBA star of millions of dollars. Federal prosecutors say 49-year-old Charles Banks of Atlanta was sentenced during a court hearing...
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FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2015, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul reacts after dunking the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, in Washington. The Houston Rockets have reached an agreement to trade for Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul according to a person familiar with the deal. The league source spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, on the condition of anonymity because the team hasn't finalized the trade.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
June 28, 2017 - 12:24 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Houston Rockets have reached an agreement to acquire Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul. The Clippers will get Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, Sam Dekker and a protected first-round pick next year. The person spoke...
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FILE- In this Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 file photo, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Emir of Qatar, left, gets the World Cup trophy by FIFA President Joseph Blatter, right, after the announcement of Qatar hosting the 2022 soccer World Cup in Zurich, Switzerland. The report into suspected corruption in the 2018-2022 World Cup bidding contests, involving 11 nations and won by Russia and Qatar, has been the mystery ever since American investigator Michael Garcia delivered it more than 2-1/2 years ago. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
June 27, 2017 - 4:32 pm
With the country's vast wealth at its disposal, Qatar spent heavily to convince FIFA to hand the World Cup to the Middle East for the first time. The World Cup bidding report published for the first time on Tuesday highlights the unease of investigators looking into Qatar's methods to win the vote...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2016, file photo, actor Charlie Sheen reacts during the fifth inning of Game 4 of the National League baseball championship series between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles. Sheen hasn't portrayed Babe Ruth in a film, but the actor was the owner of two of the most prized items of Ruth memorabilia. Sheen on Monday, June 26, 2017 revealed himself as the owner of Ruth's 1927 World Series ring and the 1919 contract of Ruth's sale from the Red Sox to the Yankees which are part of the first Lelands.com Invitational Auction, which ends on Friday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
June 26, 2017 - 8:16 pm
Charlie Sheen hasn't portrayed Babe Ruth in a film, but the actor did have two of the most prized items of Ruth memorabilia. Sheen on Monday revealed himself as the owner of Ruth's 1927 World Series ring and the 1919 contract of Ruth's sale from the Red Sox to the Yankees, which are part of the...
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June 26, 2017 - 7:43 pm
Charlie Sheen hasn't portrayed Babe Ruth in a film, but the actor was the owner of two of the most prized items of Ruth memorabilia. Sheen on Monday revealed himself as the owner of Ruth's 1927 World Series ring and the 1919 contract of Ruth's sale from the Red Sox to the Yankees which are part of...
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