Sports team ownership changes

File - In this Oct. 16, 2018 file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft arrives for the NFL football fall meetings in New York. On Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, Kraft was awarded Israel's 2019 Genesis Prize, a $1 million recognition widely known as the "Jewish Nobel Prize." Organizers of the prize announced they were recognizing Kraft’s philanthropy and commitment to Israel. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 09, 2019 - 4:16 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been awarded Israel's 2019 Genesis Prize in recognition of his philanthropy and commitment to combatting anti-Semitism, organizers of the prize announced on Wednesday. The $1 million award, widely known as the "Jewish Nobel" prize, is...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) drives against Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) of Germany during the the second half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
January 08, 2019 - 12:24 am
DALLAS (AP) — A challenge from their head coach gave Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball motivation. All they needed was an opening. The cold-shooting Dallas Mavericks provided it. Ingram scored 29 points and Ball added 21 as the Los Angeles Lakers handed the Mavericks a rare home loss, 107-97, on Monday...
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File-This Nov. 1, 2018 file photo shows, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announcing that the Cleveland Cavaliers will host the 2022 NBA All Star game in Cleveland. Off the court the league is going through a lot of change. President Lisa Borders stepped down at the end of the season. The next two top executives also left during the course of the year, leaving a void at the top of the longest running professional women's sports league. "We're using a professional search firm," Silver said of finding the next president. "We had a lot of interest from people who know the league and contacted us directly and the search firm has a pretty significant pool of candidates." (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
December 28, 2018 - 4:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As 2018 closes, the WNBA is at a crossroads. The play on the court has never been better, with Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird leading the Seattle Storm to a championship. Most of the playoff positions weren't decided until the final days of the season. Television ratings were up more...
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File-This Nov. 4, 2018, file photo shows, Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam walk on the field prior to an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in Cleveland. The Browns owners have bought the Columbus Crew, guaranteeing the team will not relocate. The Haslams have been working for months with the a group to keep the Major League Soccer franchise in Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
December 28, 2018 - 2:31 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — With their NFL franchise in better shape, Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam are tackling soccer. The Haslams have agreed to take over the Columbus Crew, guaranteeing the Major League Soccer team will not relocate. Since October, the Haslams have been working with a group headed by...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2016, file photo, Inter Milan coach Frank De Boer waits for the start of the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Torino at the Milan San Siro stadium. Frank de Boer, who appeared in two World Cups during an illustrious playing career and went on to capture four straight league titles as a coach at Ajax, is taking over at Atlanta United. The Major League Soccer champions announced the move Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
December 23, 2018 - 2:19 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Frank de Boer, who appeared in two World Cups for the Netherlands during an illustrious playing career and went on to capture four straight league titles as Ajax coach, is taking over at Atlanta United. The Major League Soccer champions announced the coaching hire Sunday, with plans...
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Phoenix Suns' Trevor Ariza, second from left, drives past Los Angeles Lakers' Tyson Chandler (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 15, 2018 - 8:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a three-way trade fell apart over mistaken identity, the Wizards are getting Trevor Ariza after all. Washington agreed in principle Saturday to acquire Ariza from the Phoenix Suns for Kelly Oubre Jr. and Austin Rivers, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2008, file photo, Joan Steinbrenner and her husband, New York Yankees principal owner George Steinbrenner, arrive for a pre-game ceremony renaming Legends Field as George M. Steinbrenner Field, in Tampa, Fla. Joan Steinbrenner, the widow of late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 at her home in Tampa, Fla. She was 83. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
December 14, 2018 - 1:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Steinbrenner, the wife of late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, died Friday. She was 83. The Yankees said she died surrounded by family at her home in Tampa, Florida. Joan Steinbrenner held the title of Yankees vice chair. Born Elizabeth Joan (pronounced Jo-Ann) Zieg...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Edwin Encarnacion follows through on his second two-run home run of the night, during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, in Boston. Edwin Encarnacion has been traded to Seattle and first baseman Carlos Santana has returned to the Indians in a three-team deal that also involved Tampa Bay. The Rays got infielder Yandy Diaz and minor league right-hander Cole Slusser from Cleveland. The Indians also acquired first baseman Jake Bauers. The swap came Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at the close of the winter meetings. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
December 13, 2018 - 2:01 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 10:57 a.m. A person with direct knowledge of the agreement says free agent right-hander Lance Lynn and the Texas Rangers have reached a deal on a $30 million, three-year contract. The deal is pending a...
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December 12, 2018 - 7:23 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former Sacramento Kings top executive agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to siphoning $13.4 million from the team to buy Southern California beachfront properties, court records showed. Federal prosecutors in Sacramento simultaneously filed felony fraud charges and a plea...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2018, file photo, Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber speaks during an event to announce the addition of FC Cincinnati as an expansion team in Cincinnati. In his annual state of the league address leading up to the MLS Cup final, Garber said the transfer deals that sent teenagers Alphonso Davies and Tyler Adams to the German Bundesliga should be a model for all clubs. "We need to become more of a selling league," Garber said Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at a downtown Atlanta hotel. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
December 07, 2018 - 6:44 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The commissioner of Major League Soccer wants his teams to get in the selling business. In his annual state of the league address leading up to the MLS Cup final, Don Garber said the transfer deals that sent teenagers Alphonso Davies and Tyler Adams to the German Bundesliga should be...
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