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April 19, 2017 - 2:39 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — If Buffalo Sabres coach Dan Bylsma's job is in jeopardy, star forward Jack Eichel's representatives insist their client is not the one pushing for a change. Whether Bylsma returns for a third season won't have any effect on Eichel negotiating a contract extension this summer,...
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Pallbearers, including former Pittsburgh Steelers Ike Taylor, left front, carry the casket of longtime Pittsburgh Steelers chairman, Pro Football Hall of Famer and former U.S. ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney, out of St. Paul's Cathedral Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Rooney died Thursday, April 13. He was 84. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
April 18, 2017 - 2:43 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dan Rooney's priorities were always clear. Family. Football. Faith. Ireland. It's the order they came in for the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers president and chairman, however, that occasionally became blurry. Often in the best way possible. The evidence could be found in the pews...
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New York Knicks president Phil Jackson answers questions during a news conference at the team's training facility, Friday, April 14, 2017, in Greenburgh, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
April 15, 2017 - 9:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Basketball Players Association says it has spoken to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver about Phil Jackson's comments regarding Carmelo Anthony. Jackson said Friday that perhaps it was best if Anthony sought to be traded from the New York Knicks, and the team president added...
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FILE--This Nov. 2, 2014 file photo shows Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Greene, left, hugging Steelers chairman Dan Rooney following a ceremony to retire Greene's jersey number 75 at half time of an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers announced that Mr. Rooney died Thursday, April 13, 2017. He was 84. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar/File)
April 13, 2017 - 7:43 pm
Dan Rooney, the powerful and popular Pittsburgh Steelers chairman whose name is attached to the NFL's landmark initiative in minority hiring, died Thursday. He was 84. The team announced his death but details were not immediately available. Rooney took over operation of the team in the 1960s from...
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FILE--This Nov. 2, 2014 file photo shows Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Greene, left, hugging Steelers chairman Dan Rooney following a ceremony to retire Greene's jersey number 75 at half time of an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers announced that Mr. Rooney died Thursday, April 13, 2017. He was 84. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar/File)
April 13, 2017 - 6:59 pm
Dan Rooney, the powerful and popular Pittsburgh Steelers chairman whose name is attached to the NFL's landmark initiative in minority hiring, died Thursday. He was 84. The team announced his death but details were not immediately available. Rooney took over operation of the team in the 1960s from...
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FILE--This Nov. 2, 2014 file photo shows Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Greene, left, hugging Steelers chairman Dan Rooney following a ceremony to retire Greene's jersey number 75 at half time of an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers announced that Mr. Rooney died Thursday, April 13, 2017. He was 84. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar/File)
April 13, 2017 - 4:55 pm
Dan Rooney, the powerful and popular Pittsburgh Steelers chairman whose name is attached to the NFL's landmark initiative in minority hiring, died Thursday. He was 84. The team announced his death but details were not immediately available. Rooney took over operation of the team in the 1960s from...
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April 13, 2017 - 4:07 pm
Dan Rooney, the powerful and popular Pittsburgh Steelers chairman whose name is attached to the NFL's landmark initiative in minority hiring, died Thursday. He was 84. The team announced his death but details were not immediately available. Rooney took over operation of the team in the 1960s from...
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April 13, 2017 - 4:03 pm
Dan Rooney, the powerful and popular Pittsburgh Steelers chairman whose name is attached to the NFL's landmark initiative in minority hiring, died Thursday. He was 84. The team announced his death but details were not immediately available. Rooney took over operation of the team in the 1960s from...
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Josh Hunt protests as fans walk to the ballpark before a baseball game, Tuesday between the Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians, April 11, 2017, during opening day in Cleveland. Hunt is from the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribe. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
April 12, 2017 - 3:54 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has made his strongest comments on wanting the Cleveland Indians to eradicate their Chief Wahoo logo. Manfred has been in talks with Indians owner Paul Dolan about abolishing the divisive symbol, which has sparked debate for decades. In the past,...
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A new Minnesota Timberwolves logo is unveiled on the scoreboard during halftime of the team's NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
April 11, 2017 - 8:35 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When designer Rodney Richardson made the trek from Hattiesburg, Mississippi to Minneapolis to further his research in the rebranding of the Minnesota Timberwolves, he heard a familiar phrase over and over again. The motto "Minnesota Nice" serves as both genuine praise for the...
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