Sports team and league operation

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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May 17, 2017 - 4:33 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who authorities say conspired with a former NHL player in a scheme to illegally sell prescription painkillers is headed to federal prison. The U.S. Attorney's office says 36-year-old Christopher Alonardo was sentenced Tuesday to more than a year behind bars...
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Houston Astros' Lance McCullers Jr. delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
May 17, 2017 - 4:21 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins are for sale, and their players aren't helping the team's market value. Miami mustered just three hits against Lance McCullers and three relievers Wednesday afternoon to conclude a dismal homestand with a 3-0 loss to the Houston Astros. The Marlins were outscored 22-4...
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Germany's Yasin Ehliz, left, and Latvia's Ronalds Kenins vie for the puck during the Ice Hockey World Championship match between Germany and Latvia in the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (Marius Becker/dpa via AP)
May 17, 2017 - 2:10 pm
The NHL Network has gained exclusive U.S. television rights to broadcast the International Ice Hockey Federation world championships from 2018 through 2020. The IIHF world championships are an annual international tournament featuring 16 teams. NHL Network currently is airing the 2017 IIHF world...
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Boston Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck, left, Magic Johnson, president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, center , and Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, right, react after the learning they will get one of the first three picks as the NBA basketball draft lottery is announced, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 16, 2017 - 10:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Celtics won by beating out the Lakers, giving the draft lottery an old NBA Finals feel. Yet, obvious by Magic Johnson's smile, the hated rivals were both celebrating. The Celtics won the lottery Tuesday night to continue another amazing basketball springtime in Boston,...
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Boston Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck, left, Magic Johnson, president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, center , and Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, right, react after the learning they will get one of the first three picks as the NBA basketball draft lottery is announced, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 16, 2017 - 10:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Celtics won by beating out the Lakers, giving the draft lottery an old NBA Finals feel. Yet, obvious by Magic Johnson's smile, the hated rivals were both winners. The Celtics won the lottery Tuesday night to continue another amazing basketball springtime in Boston, capitalizing...
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FILE - This June 30, 2015 file photo shows U.S. Olympic Comittee Chairman Larry Probst speaking during a news conference in Redwood City, Calif. Tucked into the more than $257 million the U.S. Olympic Committee spent in 2016 was a $10 million payment to the International Olympic Committee designed, in part, to give the United States a better chance of hosting an Olympics someday — possibly in Los Angeles in 2024. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, file)
May 16, 2017 - 7:00 pm
DENVER (AP) — Tucked into the more than $257 million the U.S. Olympic Committee spent in 2016 was a $10 million payment to the International Olympic Committee designed, in part, to give the United States a better chance of hosting an Olympics someday — possibly in Los Angeles in 2024. That $10...
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