Sports team and league operation

May 11, 2017 - 10:19 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres hired Pittsburgh Penguins associate general manager Jason Botterill on Thursday to oversee a franchise that owner Terry Pegula criticized for lacking structure and discipline. Botterill takes over three weeks after Tim Murray was fired, and one day after...
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May 11, 2017 - 10:10 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have hired Pittsburgh Penguins associate general manager Jason Botterill to oversee a franchise that owner Terry Pegula criticized for lacking structure and discipline. Botterill takes over three weeks after Tim Murray was fired, and one day after Pittsburgh...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, defendant Aaron Hernandez listens during his double murder trial in Suffolk Superior Court, in Boston. Bristol County Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, ordered that Hernandez's first-degree murder conviction be dismissed in the 2013 death of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Hernandez was acquitted of the double-murder charges, but was found dead in his prison cell in April while serving a life sentence. Massachusetts has long established that defendants who die before their appeals are heard should have their convictions vacated. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, Pool, File)
May 10, 2017 - 7:19 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Questions abound after a judge erased ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction in a 2013 killing. Chief among them: What, if any, wealth did the former New England Patriots tight end leave behind when he hanged himself in prison on April 19? And could the team be back on the...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, defendant Aaron Hernandez listens during his double murder trial in Suffolk Superior Court, in Boston. Bristol County Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, ordered that Hernandez's first-degree murder conviction be dismissed in the 2013 death of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Hernandez was acquitted of the double-murder charges, but was found dead in his prison cell in April while serving a life sentence. Massachusetts has long established that defendants who die before their appeals are heard should have their convictions vacated. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, Pool, File)
May 10, 2017 - 6:59 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Questions abound after a judge erased ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction in a 2013 killing. Chief among them: What, if any, wealth did the former New England Patriots tight end leave behind when he hanged himself in prison on April 19? And could the team be back on the...
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This Feb. 7, 2016 photo shows Carolina Panthers assistant general manager Brandon Beane, left, and cornerback Josh Norman, right, greeting one another prior to action vs the Denver Broncos at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The Buffalo Bills hired Beane to fill their general manager vacancy in yet another indication of rookie head coach Sean McDermott's growing influence over team decisions. The Bills announced the move on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
May 09, 2017 - 7:18 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Carolina connection continues for the Buffalo Bills in their offseason front-office overhaul. Panthers assistant general manager Brandon Beane was hired on Tuesday to fill the Bills' GM vacancy in yet another indication of rookie head coach Sean McDermott's growing...
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This Feb. 7, 2016 photo shows Carolina Panthers assistant general manager Brandon Beane, left, and cornerback Josh Norman, right, greeting one another prior to action vs the Denver Broncos at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The Buffalo Bills hired Beane to fill their general manager vacancy in yet another indication of rookie head coach Sean McDermott's growing influence over team decisions. The Bills announced the move on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
May 09, 2017 - 6:58 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Carolina connection continues for the Buffalo Bills in their offseason front-office overhaul. Panthers assistant general manager Brandon Beane was hired on Tuesday to fill the Bills' GM vacancy in yet another indication of rookie head coach Sean McDermott's growing...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, defendant Aaron Hernandez listens during his double murder trial in Suffolk Superior Court, in Boston. Bristol County Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, ordered that Hernandez's first-degree murder conviction be dismissed in the 2013 death of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Hernandez was acquitted of the double-murder charges, but was found dead in his prison cell in April while serving a life sentence. Massachusetts has long established that defendants who die before their appeals are heard should have their convictions vacated. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, Pool, File)
May 09, 2017 - 4:26 pm
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday erased a 2013 murder conviction against former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, ruling that case law in Massachusetts has long established that defendants who die before their appeals are heard should have their convictions vacated. Bristol County Superior Court...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 file photo, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, right, and International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel, left, answer questions at a news conference at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia. The president of the International Ice Hockey Federation remains hopeful that the NHL will reverse its decision not to take part in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Although the NHL is making its 2017-18 schedule without a break for the Olympics, IIHF president Rene Fasel thinks that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman may yet change his mind in time. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
May 09, 2017 - 1:05 pm
PARIS (AP) — The NHL still has a couple more months to reverse its decision and opt to participate in next year's Olympics in South Korea. International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel said Tuesday his organization was in contact with the National Hockey League Players' Association two...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 file photo, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, right, and International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel, left, answer questions at a news conference at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia. The president of the International Ice Hockey Federation remains hopeful that the NHL will reverse its decision not to take part in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Although the NHL is making its 2017-18 schedule without a break for the Olympics, IIHF president Rene Fasel thinks that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman may yet change his mind in time. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
May 09, 2017 - 11:51 am
PARIS (AP) — The NHL still has a couple more months to reverse its decision and opt to participate in next year's Olympics in South Korea. International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel said Tuesday his organization was in contact with the National Hockey League Players' Association two...
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May 09, 2017 - 8:40 am
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Tour announced a 10-year extension for the title sponsorship of the FedEx Cup, giving the lucrative series continuity for another decade and allowing some flexibility as the tour explores reshaping its season. Terms of the new deal were not disclosed Tuesday,...
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