Sports team and league operation

May 18, 2017 - 2:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The two groups bidding to buy the Miami Marlins from Jeffrey Loria are relatively even in their price offers, according to Commissioner Rob Manfred. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush leads one group, which includes former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter, who would head the team's...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2017, file photo, Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones prepares to bat during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston. Jones says the widely condemned racial insult hurled at him at Fenway Park illustrates the need for dialogue about race and for fans to police each other. Jones spoke Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City while his team plays a series with the Royals. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
May 13, 2017 - 4:35 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — With the Negro Leagues museum as his backdrop, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones said the recent racial taunting he endured in Boston shows there needs to be more dialogue about diversity. Almost two weeks after he said he was called the N-word and had a bag of peanuts...
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May 12, 2017 - 5:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball wants the groups bidding for the Miami Marlins to show their cash up front, and thus far the group led by the son of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney appears to be ahead. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that...
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May 12, 2017 - 5:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball wants the groups bidding for the Miami Marlins to show their cash up front, and thus far the group led by the son of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney appears to be ahead. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2008, file photo, Glenn Dorsey, a defensive tackle from LSU, speaks at a news conference after being selected fifth overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the NFL football draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York. North Carolina financial planner Michael Rowan was recently sentenced to prison for stealing nearly $3 million from clients. Rowan, hired by Dorsey before he was drafted in 2008, presented himself as a caretaker of players’ newfound wealth while they dealt with grueling training and travel. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
May 07, 2017 - 9:22 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina financial planner's prison sentence for stealing from pro football players offers a cautionary tale to young athletes set to make millions after the NFL draft. The instant millionaires may know where they'll be playing professional football, but they're still...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2017, file photo, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks to reporters after a ceremonial ground breaking for the Jackie Robinson Museum in New York. Days after a fan at Fenway Park directed racial slurs at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, Manfred said he is determined to "provide our players with an environment where they feel comfortable in every major league stadium that they play." (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
May 05, 2017 - 9:38 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Days after a fan at Fenway Park directed racial slurs at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said he is determined to "provide our players with an environment where they feel comfortable in every major league stadium that they play." Manfred...
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FILE - In this April 9, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer reacts during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Atlanta. Budenholzer resigned as the Hawks' president of basketball operations and will remain as coach, the team announced on Friday, May 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland, File)
May 05, 2017 - 11:53 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks' next general manager will have total authority of personnel decisions following moves on Friday which dismantled the two-tier management team of Mike Budenholzer and Wes Wilcox. Budenholzer resigned as the Hawks' president of basketball operations and will remain...
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May 05, 2017 - 7:07 am
BOSTON (AP) — A former NHL player who was on two Stanley Cup championship teams has been sentenced to probation for his role in the illegal sale of prescription painkillers. Kevin Stevens was sentenced Thursday in U.S District Court in Boston to three years' probation and fined $10,000. He pleaded...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2016, file photo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) smiles as he and running back Ezekiel Elliott, right, participate in a post game interview after an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, in Arlington, Texas. Prescott and Elliott topped NFL player merchandise and products sales. The Dallas Cowboys running back who led the league in rushing, and the quarterback who was the Offensive Rookie of the Year, represent the first time two rookies led the list compiled by the NFL Players Association. The list is based on total sales of officially licensed NFL player merchandise, tracking year-end results from March 1, 2016 through Feb. 28, 2017. “It’s pretty humbling,” Elliott said. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
May 03, 2017 - 8:43 am
Here's more proof that the 2016 season was a superb one for rookies: Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott topped NFL player merchandise and products sales. The Dallas Cowboys running back who led the league in rushing and the quarterback who was the Offensive Rookie of the Year represent the first time...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2016, file photo, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush visits a polling place at Eastlan Baptist Church in Greenville, S.C. Bush says he’s optimistic he can close a deal to buy the Miami Marlins, with his partner Derek Jeter taking charge of baseball operations. Speaking publicly for the first time about his efforts to purchase the team from Jeffrey Loria, Bush said Tuesday, May 2, 2017, that baseball has huge potential in Miami, and he’s pleased with the interest by potential partners. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
May 02, 2017 - 7:30 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Jeb Bush says he's optimistic he can close a deal to buy the Miami Marlins, with his partner Derek Jeter taking charge of baseball operations, despite stiff competition. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says two groups remain in the mix. The second bid is led by Tagg Romney, son of...
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