Sports team and league operation

June 26, 2017 - 7:43 pm
Charlie Sheen hasn't portrayed Babe Ruth in a film, but the actor was the owner of two of the most prized items of Ruth memorabilia. Sheen on Monday revealed himself as the owner of Ruth's 1927 World Series ring and the 1919 contract of Ruth's sale from the Red Sox to the Yankees which are part of...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2014 photo, Detroit Pistons guard Chauncey Billups watches from the sideline during an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. Two people familiar with the negotiations say the Cleveland Cavaliers have not yet offered Billups a role in their front office. Billups and Cavs owner Dan Gilbert met for two days this week to discuss a position, but the talks did not lead to a formal offer, the people said. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 22, 2017 - 7:10 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — An interesting, confusing, upsetting week for the Cavaliers hasn't settled down. Instead of closing the gap over the past few days on the champion Golden State Warriors, Cleveland has been trying to fill a significant hole. Owner Dan Gilbert's search to replace general manager...
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Sidney Crosby, left, and Carl Hagelin of the Pittsburgh Penguins pose with the Stanley Cup before the NHL Awards, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 21, 2017 - 8:48 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the NHL Awards and Vegas expansion draft (all times local): 5:46 p.m. Jonathan Marchessault, Cody Eakin and Brayden McNabb are among the first players joining the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft. The NHL revealed the first several picks during the first...
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Sidney Crosby, left, and Carl Hagelin of the Pittsburgh Penguins pose with the Stanley Cup before the NHL Awards, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 21, 2017 - 8:17 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the NHL Awards and Vegas expansion draft (all times local): 5:16 p.m. The first trophy of the NHL awards show has been handed out to Connor McDavid. The Edmonton captain won the Ted Lindsay Award, given to the most outstanding player chosen in a vote by NHL players...
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FILE - At left is an Oct. 2, 2015, file photo showing Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock watching from the bench during an NHL game against the Detroit Red Wings, in Detroit. At center, in a Jan. 13, 2017, file photo, Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella speaks before an NHL hockey game between Tampa and the Blue Jackets, in Tampa, Fla .At right, in a Nov. 6, 2016, file photo, Edmonton Oilers head coach Todd McLellan watches his team play against the Detroit Red Wings, in Detroit. Babcock, Tortorella and McLellan had plenty in common. Not only did the three steer their playoff-starved franchises to the postseason, they are the NHL coach of the year Jack Adams Trophy candidates. (AP Photo/File)
June 21, 2017 - 7:38 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the NHL Awards and Vegas expansion draft (all times local): 4:38 p.m. Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley is eager to reveal the roster that his franchise is building through the expansion draft. When asked to give a sneak peek at that roster before the NHL awards...
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Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee speaks during a news conference Monday, June 19, 2017, in Las Vegas. McPhee answered questions about his hockey team and the NHL's expansion draft. (AP Photo/John Locher)v
June 20, 2017 - 8:11 pm
It's 116 degrees in the ice hockey capital of the world. For the next few days, Las Vegas is the place to be on skates. The desert gambling mecca is hosting the NHL's annual postseason awards show on Wednesday, when the league also will reveal the Vegas Golden Knights' choices in the expansion...
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June 20, 2017 - 10:05 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are getting into the jersey advertisement game with a Fitbit patch in a three-year deal. The Timberwolves announced the marketing collaboration for the team's first jersey patch on Tuesday. Fitbit also will be featured in the newly renovated Target...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin speaks at a news conference in Cleveland. Griffin have decided to part ways following three consecutive trips to the NBA Finals. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said in a statement Monday, June 19, that the Cavaliers will not extend Griffin's current contract when it expires June 30. (Joshua Gunter/The Plain Dealer via AP, File)
June 19, 2017 - 11:08 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — One year ago, David Griffin celebrated the biggest win in Cavaliers history. He marked the anniversary Monday by walking away from the team. Griffin's three-year run as general manager with Cleveland is over after one championship and three straight trips to the NBA Finals. After...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin speaks at a news conference in Cleveland. Griffin have decided to part ways following three consecutive trips to the NBA Finals. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said in a statement Monday, June 19, that the Cavaliers will not extend Griffin's current contract when it expires June 30. (Joshua Gunter/The Plain Dealer via AP, File)
June 19, 2017 - 9:02 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — David Griffin's run with the Cleveland Cavaliers is over after one championship and three straight trips to the NBA Finals. The general manager and team mutually parted ways on Monday when owner Dan Gilbert said Griffin's contract will not be extended once it expires June 30. "On...
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FILE - This Oct. 21, 2011 file photo shows the golden arches of McDonalds, in Omaha, Neb., McDonald's has ended its Olympic sponsorship deal three years early. The International Olympic Committee says confidential financial terms of the immediate separation were agreed to.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 16, 2017 - 12:25 pm
The Olympics and McDonald's used to go together like a hamburger and fries. They are no longer a combo. In a surprise move, the International Olympic Committee announced Friday it was ending its Olympic sponsorship deal with the fast-food giant three years before it was supposed to expire —...
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