Sports team and league operation

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2015, file photo, Boston Red Sox owners John Henry, left, and Tom Werner look on before a baseball game between the Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles in Boston. Henry and Werner intend to slash payroll to get under the luxury tax threshold next season, saying they fired Dave Dombrowski because of differing opinions on how to build for the future. The pair made their first public comments Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, since parting with Dombrowski, the president of baseball operations, on Sept. 8. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
September 27, 2019 - 9:14 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox owners John Henry and Tom Werner intend to slash payroll to get under the luxury tax threshold next season, saying they fired Dave Dombrowski because of differing opinions on how to build for the future. The pair made their first public comments Friday since parting with...
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September 27, 2019 - 8:45 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox owners John Henry and Tom Werner intend to slash payroll to get under the luxury tax threshold next season, saying they fired Dave Dombrowski because of differing opinions on how to build for the future. The pair made their first public comments Friday since parting with...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge rounds second base after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
September 27, 2019 - 3:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge had the top-selling jersey in Major League Baseball for the third consecutive season. The New York Yankees slugger beat out Bryce Harper, according to results released Friday by MLB. Judge maintained the top spot despite missing more than a third of the season. The 2017...
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Red Star's Milan Pavkov, left, duels for the ball with Bayern's Benjamin Pavard during the Champions League group B first round soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Red Star Belgrade, in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
September 27, 2019 - 10:23 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has punished Red Star Belgrade for the latest "racist behavior" by its fans, and banned the club from selling tickets to its fans for a Champions League game at Tottenham. UEFA said Friday its disciplinary panel found the charge proven against the Serbian champion at a...
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Miami Marlins' Tyler Heineman reacts after hitting a two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
September 26, 2019 - 11:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For seven innings Thursday night, Zack Wheeler looked like he was going to go into free agency with a flourish. But then Curtis Granderson stepped to the plate and came up with his own ending. Granderson's go-ahead, pinch-hit homer capped a three-run eighth inning against his former...
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Jose Osuna, left, is framed by the legs of Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester, as he scores past the attempted tag by catcher Willson Contreras on a double by Erik Gonzalez during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
September 26, 2019 - 12:33 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs felt they were in the beginning stages of a dynasty three years ago. The Cubs ended a 108-year drought in 2016 by winning their first World Series since 1908. With a talented young core of hitters, Chicago thought it would be the first of multiple trips to the...
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FILE - This is an Aug. 31, 2019, file photo showing New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German throwing to first in a pickoff attempt during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, in New York. Yankees star pitcher Domingo Germán has been placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball because of domestic violence. MLB did not give details in its statement Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, but said the leave "may last up to seven days, barring an extension." (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
September 25, 2019 - 6:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán's administrative leave under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy has been extended through the World Series. Germán was placed on leave for seven days last Thursday. MLB and the players' association agreed to the extension on Wednesday,...
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September 25, 2019 - 6:37 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Theo Epstein says he has no plans of returning to the Boston Red Sox. Speculation in Boston has centered on Epstein possibly replacing Dave Dombrowski, who was fired Sept. 8 as the president of baseball operations for the Red Sox. Epstein is finishing his eighth season as the...
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September 24, 2019 - 4:08 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — In a story Sept. 22 about former New England Patriots receiver Antonio Brown, The Associated Press reported erroneously that team owner Robert Kraft was arrested in connection with a prostitution and sex trafficking sting in a Florida massage parlor. Kraft was charged with...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, the Detroit Red Wings play an NHL preseason game against the Boston Bruins at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The Red Wings are desperately trying to keep fans filing into Little Caesars Arena while the allure of the relatively new facility wears off while the team goes through a painful rebuild. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
September 24, 2019 - 11:58 am
DETROIT (AP) — Red Wings season-ticket holder Matt Larson pays about $74 for two of the cheapest seats in Little Caesars Arena. The 32-year-old fan gets a pair of chairs set up behind a counter — giving him plenty of space for food and drink — in a spacious area perched near the rafters behind a...
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