Sports team ownership changes

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) makes a layup as Detroit Pistons forwards Thon Maker, left, and Sekou Doumbouya (45) defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
February 20, 2020 - 9:30 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 16 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks routed the Detroit Pistons 126-106 on Thursday night. The Bucks led 70-41 at halftime and by as many as 34 points in the second half. Detroit could never get enough stops to mount any significant rally in the...
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New Jersey Devils defenseman Will Butcher (8) defends against Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand (28) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
February 17, 2020 - 6:15 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — With the NHL trade deadline a week away, the New Jersey Devils may as well have a giant “for sale” sign hanging outside the dressing room. Interim general manager Tom Fitzgerald gave a clear indication the Devils are ready to unload when he shipped defenseman and captain Andy...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson, watches the team warm up, before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in New Orleans. The Saints contend their behind-the-scenes public relations work on the area’s Roman Catholic sexual abuse crisis was “minimal,” but attorneys suing the church allege hundreds of confidential Saints emails show just the opposite, the team actively helping to shape a list of credibly accused clergy that appears to be an undercount. Benson, who is close friends with the local archbishop, have disputed as “outrageous” any suggestion that the team helped cover up crimes. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
February 10, 2020 - 7:30 pm
The owner of the New Orleans Saints said Monday that the NFL team played no role in determining which priests would be named in the list of “credibly accused” clergy published by the area's Roman Catholic Church. Gayle Benson, a devout Catholic who has donated millions of dollars to church causes,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2015, file photo, members of the media and grounds crew work on the field at Citi Field in New York, the day before Game 3 of the World Series between the Mets and the Kansas City Royals at the stadium. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says talks have ended over the proposed sale of a controlling share of the Mets from the families of Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz to hedge fund manager Steven Cohen. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
February 07, 2020 - 8:21 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and the New York Mets say talks have ended over the proposed sale of a controlling share of the team from the families of Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz to hedge fund manager Steve Cohen. The Mets said Thursday night in a statement they intend to...
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New York Knicks forward Julius Randle (30) blocks the shot of Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
February 06, 2020 - 10:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Julius Randle scored 22 points, Taj Gibson had 19 and the New York Knicks beat the Orlando Magic 105-103 on Thursday night for their third straight victory. Despite trading leading scorer Marcus Morris to the Clippers earlier in the day, the Knicks rallied from 10 down in the fourth...
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Hal Steinbrenner, principal owner of the New York Yankees, talks with reporters during MLB baseball owners meetings, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 05, 2020 - 4:03 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner understands why his players feel cheated by the Houston Astros. If Houston had not been using a video camera to steal opposing catcher's signs in 2017, maybe the Yankees would have won the AL Championship Series instead of losing to the...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2018, file photo, New York Knicks' general manager Scott Perry, right, and president Steve Mills listen during an NBA basketball news conference in Tarrytown, N.Y. The Knicks fired Mills on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. Perry will take over control of the basketball operations, according to the person, who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
February 04, 2020 - 5:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks made a big move before the trade deadline — by getting rid of the guy who would have been making their deals. They fired President Steve Mills on Tuesday, shaking up the front office at a most unusual time. General manager Scott Perry will take over control of...
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Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, left, and quarterback Patrick Mahomes speak during a television interview after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 03, 2020 - 2:30 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — When Andy Reid walked into an interview with the Philadelphia Eagles armed with a 6-inch binder containing notes on how to build a winning team, management was sold. But it took him 21 years and two teams to win it all. Big Red finally got his Super Bowl title thanks to...
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New York Knicks head coach Mike Miller, center, argues with NBA official Justin Van Duyne as New York Knicks forward Marcus Morris Sr. reacts to a call in the closing minutes of the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Charlotte won 97-92. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
January 31, 2020 - 4:28 pm
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Marcus Morris talked tough in the preseason, when the New York Knicks made their annual boasts that things were going to be different. He spoke softly Friday, apologizing for his misplaced machismo on another night the Knicks embarrassed themselves on the court and in the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2019, file photo, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald attends a news conference after winning an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, in Cincinnati. Fitzgerald is coming back to the team for the 2020 season. There was speculations the 36-year-old Fitzgerald might retire, but the team announced Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, he has signed a one-year contract. (AP Photo/Frank Victores, File)
January 22, 2020 - 11:18 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has purchased a minority stake in the NBA's Phoenix Suns. Fitzgerald just finished his 16th season with the Cardinals and is among the most productive receivers in NFL history. He recently signed a one-year deal to return for 2020. The...
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