Sports team and league operation

New Yankee Giancarlo Stanton answers questions during a press conference at the Major League Baseball winter meetings in Orlando, Fla., Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)
December 11, 2017 - 8:27 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton eased his 6-foot-6 frame into a pinstriped No. 27 jersey, ready to join 6-foot-7 Aaron Judge as the Towers of Power on the resurgent New York Yankees. "They're winners," Stanton said after his trade from the Miami Marlins to New York was finalized...
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December 11, 2017 - 1:54 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter says that when his ownership group took over the Miami Marlins in October, he thought Giancarlo Stanton would be with the team in 2018. Jeter says the Marlins traded Stanton because the National League MVP didn't want to be part of the franchise's rebuilding and instead...
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Baseball player Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, poses for photos after a news conference at Angel Stadium, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. The Japanese star is bringing his arm and bat to the Los Angeles Angels, pairing him with two-time MVP Mike Trout. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
December 09, 2017 - 9:59 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — General manager Billy Eppler rose from his seat in rapturous joy when he got the phone call telling him Shohei Ohtani wanted to join the Los Angeles Angels. When Eppler attempted to sit back down, he missed his chair completely, sprawling onto the floor. Ohtani has inspired...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton stands on the field during a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Miami. A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Yankees and Miami Marlins are working on a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to New York and infielder Starlin Castro to Miami. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, because no agreement has been completed. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
December 09, 2017 - 12:26 pm
MIAMI (AP) — After helping the New York Yankees to five World Series titles, Derek Jeter might help them win another. The Yankees and Jeter's Miami Marlins have agreed to a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to New York, pending a physical, a person familiar with the negotiations said...
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Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, right, introduces the NFL football teams new general manager, John Dorsey, left, gestures during an introductory press conference in Berea, Ohio, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (John Kuntz/The Plain Dealer via AP)
December 08, 2017 - 7:44 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns owner Jimmy Haslam didn't mince words or waste time. He introduced John Dorsey as the general manager Friday, then removed any doubt about what must be done. "The Cleveland Browns are not going to be successful until we get a quarterback," Haslam said. "We're going to look...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Browns vice president of football operations, Sashi Brown, watches before an NFL football game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Browns in Cleveland. A person familiar with the decisions says the Cleveland Browns have fired Sashi Brown. Brown, who was named the team’s top executive by owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam during an overhaul following the 2015 season, was relieved of his duties on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, said the person who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the move. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
December 07, 2017 - 9:57 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Sashi Brown brought analytics, a bevy of draft picks and some stability to the Cleveland Browns. In the end, losing mattered most. With the Browns not winning and still the NFL's saddest franchise, owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam decided it was time to make yet another change at the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey speaks during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. The Cleveland Browns have hired former Kansas City general manager Dorsey as their new GM. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
December 07, 2017 - 9:51 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — John Dorsey turned the Kansas City Chiefs back into winners. His new project is more daunting. The Cleveland Browns hired Dorsey on Thursday to be their new general manager and fix a team that has won just one game over the past two seasons and remains in a perpetual search for a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2017, file photo, Miami Marlins' Dee Gordon hits a single during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Miami. Gordon has been traded to the Seattle Mariners for three prospects in a deal that marks the start of the Marlins’ latest payroll purge, this time under new CEO Derek Jeter. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
December 07, 2017 - 8:56 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Landing Dee Gordon via trade is an immediate upgrade for the Seattle Mariners. Getting Gordon may ultimately help the Mariners land the most coveted prize of the offseason: Shohei Ohtani. Seattle pulled off one of the biggest moves of the offseason to date by acquiring Gordon from...
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The iconic sloped roof of KeyArena, center, a sports and entertainment venue at the Seattle Center, is seen from above Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Seattle. The Seattle City Council on Monday approved a memorandum of understanding with Los Angeles-based Oak View Group in a $600 million privately financed project to renovate the facility, formerly the home of the NBA's SuperSonics. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
December 07, 2017 - 8:03 pm
MANALAPAN, Fla. (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league's board of governors agreed to consider an expansion application from Seattle. Bettman said the expansion fee has been set at $650 million for Seattle, which would become the league's 32nd team, if approved. He made the...
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December 06, 2017 - 5:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to remain commissioner of the NFL through 2024. A memo from the NFL's compensation committee to team owners and obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press confirms that Goodell and committee chairman Arthur Blank, owner of the...
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