Sports team and league operation

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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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 - 6:20 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Jeb Bush says he is optimistic he can close a deal to buy the Miami Marlins, with his partner Derek Jeter taking charge of baseball operations. "Given the interest we have inside Miami and among people that are potential partners, I'm really excited about it," Bush said, speaking...
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Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones (10) celebrates with right fielder Craig Gentry, right, and left fielder Joey Rickard left, after defeating the Boston Red Sox 5-2 during a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, May 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 02, 2017 - 12:40 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on Orioles center fielder Adam Jones being taunted with racial slurs at Fenway Park (all times local): 1:35 p.m. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says it's completely unacceptable that Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was taunted with racial slurs during a game against the...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 9, 2015, file photo, Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley reacts to a question about the future of the team during a news conference at the Ralph Wilson Media Center in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Buffalo Bills fired Whaley in a move that came a day after the NFL draft, and further solidifies rookie head coach Sean McDermott's control over the team. Team owner Terry Pegula announced the move Sunday, April 30, 2017, saying he reached the decision after a lengthy review of the team. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert, File)
April 30, 2017 - 8:07 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have fired general manager Doug Whaley one day after the end of the NFL draft, a move that further solidifies rookie head coach Sean McDermott's control over the team. Team owner Terry Pegula said Sunday he and his wife, Kim, reached the decision after a...
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Texas A&M's Myles Garrett puts on a Cleveland Browns hat after Garrett was taken as the No. 1 pick in the NFL football draft, at Terre Verde Golf Course in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, April 27, 2017. (Nathan Hunsinger/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
April 27, 2017 - 11:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With defensive studs everywhere in this draft, NFL teams turned offensive. With an emphasis on quarterbacks. Hardly stunning in a pass-happy league, except that no quarterbacks in this crop have been highly touted. Yet three went in the first dozen Thursday night, with two...
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Tom Hanks attends "The Circle" premiere during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
April 27, 2017 - 2:00 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tom Hanks says he's going on an "NFL moratorium" for two years after his hometown Oakland Raiders leave for Las Vegas, but he didn't explain what that entails. The NFL approved the Raiders' plan to move last month. A $1.9 billion stadium is slated to be built for the team with...
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Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. speaks during a ceremonial ground breaking for the Jackie Robinson Museum, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 27, 2017 - 11:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says two groups are still bidding to buy the Miami Marlins from Jeffrey Loria. One of the groups includes former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Speaking Thursday at the groundbreaking for the Jackie Robinson...
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