Sports team and league operation

May 26, 2017 - 1:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge says a lawsuit accusing the NFL and team owners of conspiring to suppress wages for cheerleaders lacks evidence to support that claim. U.S. District Judge William Alsup dismissed the lawsuit by a former San Francisco 49ers cheerleader. The suit sought class...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2007, file photo, Texas' Kevin Durant, left, and Ohio State's Greg Oden pose before the 2007 NBA Draft in New York. Truth be told, Golden State's coach wasn't sure the Warriors needed Kevin Durant. Don Nelson thought the Warriors needed Greg Oden. That was 10 years ago, after months leading up to the heavily hyped draft in which the Oden-Durant debate raged throughout basketball. And now, as Durant leads the league's most potent team into the NBA Finals while Oden is long gone from the NBA spotlight, it's easy to forget that a lot of people agreed with Nelson. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
May 26, 2017 - 1:07 pm
Truth be told, Golden State's former coach wasn't sure the Warriors needed Kevin Durant. The Warriors were already small-ball sensations, capable of piling up the points with their daring drives and sizzling shooting. So rather than add another scorer, Don Nelson figured Golden State might be...
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May 25, 2017 - 12:14 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks hired Travis Schlenk as general manager and head of basketball operations on Thursday, giving the Golden State assistant GM control of personnel decisions. Schlenk succeeds Wes Wilcox, who resigned May 5 as part of the restructuring of the Hawks' front office...
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May 25, 2017 - 11:24 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have hired Travis Schlenk as general manager and head of basketball operations, giving the Golden State assistant GM control of personnel decisions. Schlenk succeeds Wes Wilcox, who resigned May 5 as part of the restructuring of the Hawks' front office. Schlenk...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2015, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference to announce Charlotte, N.C., as the site of the 2017 NBA All-Star basketball game. The NBA All-Star game will be coming to Charlotte in 2019, two years after the city was to host the event, the NBA announced Wednesday, May 24, 2017. The All-Star game had been set for Charlotte last February, but the NBA moved the game to New Orleans because of the state law restricting the rights of LGBT people. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 24, 2017 - 2:41 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA All-Star game is headed back to Charlotte in 2019, a couple of years later than anticipated. The NBA announced that the All-Star weekend will be held Feb. 15-17 in Charlotte and the game will be played at the Spectrum Center, home of the Charlotte Hornets. The league...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2015, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference to announce Charlotte, N.C., as the site of the 2017 NBA All-Star basketball game. The NBA All-Star game will be coming to Charlotte in 2019, two years after the city was to host the event, the NBA announced Wednesday, May 24, 2017. The All-Star game had been set for Charlotte last February, but the NBA moved the game to New Orleans because of the state law restricting the rights of LGBT people. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 24, 2017 - 12:10 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA All-Star game is headed back to Charlotte in 2019, a couple of years longer than anticipated. The NBA announced that the All-Star weekend will be held Feb. 15-17 in Charlotte and the game will be played at the Spectrum Center, home of the Charlotte Hornets. The league...
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This undated photo provided by the Toronto Raptors shows Jeff Weltman. Weltman is the new president of basketball operations for the Orlando Magic, who have failed to reach the playoffs for five consecutive seasons. Magic president Alex Martins announced the hire on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (Ron Turenne/Toronto Raptors via AP)
May 23, 2017 - 7:38 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Weltman is finally getting the chance to run his own team after more than two decades of toil in NBA front offices. Faced with the daunting task of remaking the Orlando Magic, he wasted little time in adding a familiar face to help him. Hours after the Magic formally...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman (24) celebrates his interception with a "bow and arrow," gesture during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Landover, Md. The NFL wants to put some flair back into celebrations, allowing players to use the football as a prop, celebrate as a group and roll around on the ground again if they choose. The league, however, will continue to penalize any celebration deemed offensive, including those that embarrass opponents or mimic the use of weapons. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
May 23, 2017 - 6:41 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — NFL owners cut the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 minutes during the regular season, but also gave players plenty of leeway to celebrate after a touchdown. The two moves are expected to result in more tie games and much more elaborate end zone dance parties. "I always planned...
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This undated photo provided by the Toronto Raptors shows Jeff Weltman. Weltman is the new president of basketball operations for the Orlando Magic, who have failed to reach the playoffs for five consecutive seasons. Magic president Alex Martins announced the hire on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (Ron Turenne/Toronto Raptors via AP)
May 23, 2017 - 4:26 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Weltman didn't wait long to make his first move as the Orlando Magic's president of basketball operations. Hours after the Magic formally announced Tuesday morning they had hired Weltman, he named longtime NBA executive John Hammond as the club's new general manager...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 1983, file photo, Washington Redskins get together in the end zone to do their trademark high five to celebrate the first half touchdown against the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII at the Rose Bowl inPasadena, Calif. Jubilant Redskins include, from left, Rick Walker (88), Charlie Brown (87), Otis Wonsley (39), Virgil Seay (80) and Alvin Garrett (89). The NFL wants to put some flair back into celebrations, allowing players to use the football as a prop, celebrate as a group and roll around on the ground again if they choose. (AP Photo)
May 23, 2017 - 4:11 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The 2021 Super Bowl has been moved by the NFL from Los Angeles to Tampa. Five days after the opening of the $2.6 billion football stadium in Inglewood, California was pushed back to 2020 because of construction delays caused by Los Angeles' uncommonly wet winter, league owners...
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