Sports team and league operation

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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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015, file photo, Atlanta Braves general manager John Coppolella speaks during a news conference at Turner Field in Atlanta. The former Braves general manager apologized Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, for rules violations that led to him being banned from baseball for life, saying he's "disgraced and humbled" by his actions(Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
December 05, 2017 - 3:27 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Banned from baseball for life, former Atlanta Braves general manager John Coppolella apologized Tuesday for rules violations that led to major sanctions against the team and "cost me my dream job and my future in the game that I love." In his first public comments since losing his...
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December 03, 2017 - 7:02 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington has moved quickly to fill its opening for offensive coordinator, hiring Bush Hamdan, the quarterbacks coach for the Atlanta Falcons. Washington announced the hiring Sunday, though Hamdan won't take over his new role until the NFL season is over. He replaces Jonathan Smith...
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November 30, 2017 - 2:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA President Lisa Borders says she expects the Liberty to stay in New York. Borders tells the Associated Press in an interview that "there is a significant interest in the team. We will have a team in New York." The league's president referred discussion of potential suitors to...
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning speaks with reporters at the NFL football team's training facility, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants announced on Tuesday that Geno Smith will start in place of Manning when they face the Raiders in Oakland on Sunday. (AP Photo/Tom Canavan)
November 29, 2017 - 4:45 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Co-owner John Mara says there was probably a better way for the New York Giants to handle the benching of two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning after 13 seasons. But he was at a loss to know what it was. Speaking for the first time since coach Ben McAdoo announced Tuesday...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2016, file photo, MLS Commissioner Don Garber holds a state of the league news conference in Toronto. Four cities are in the running to join Major League Soccer. MLS announced Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, that Cincinnati; Detroit; Nashville, Tennessee; and Sacramento, California, are finalists for two expansion clubs. Owners and officials representing the expansion markets will make presentations to MLS Commissioner Don Garber and the league's expansion committee on Dec. 6 in New York. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
November 29, 2017 - 12:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nashville, Tennessee, is among four finalists for a pair of Major League Soccer expansion teams after government financing for a new stadium was approved this month. Sacramento, California, is considered a front-runner along with Nashville for the teams, which the league intends to...
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Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib (21) fights Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
November 27, 2017 - 11:16 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland receiver Michael Crabtree and Denver cornerback Aqib Talib were suspended two games each without pay on Monday for fighting during the recent game between the two teams. NFL Vice President of Football Operations Jon Runyan announced the suspensions a day after the two...
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November 27, 2017 - 8:18 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have hired Andrew Tinnish as vice president of amateur and international scouting under new executive vice president and general manager Alex Anthopoulos. The Braves also announced the promotion Monday of Perry Minasian to vice president of baseball operations and...
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FILE- THIS Nov. 11, 2016, file photo shows Team Japan, from left, manager Hiroki Kokubo, infielder Tetsuto Yamada, infielder Ryosuke Kikuchi and designated hitter Shohei Ohtani and infielder Sho Nakata standing during a ceremony prior to their international exhibition series baseball game against Mexico at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. A person familiar with the agreement tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball, its Japanese counterpart and the American players' union agreed Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, to a new posting system that could allow Japanese star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Ohtani to be put up for bid next week. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
November 22, 2017 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball, its players' union and the Japanese commissioner's office agreed Tuesday to a new posting system that could allow star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Ohtani to be put up for bid next week, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The agreement is...
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