Sports team and league operation

April 11, 2017 - 11:51 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have appointed Malik Rose as general manager of their NBA Development League affiliate in Erie, Pennsylvania, beginning next season. Rose also will maintain his duties as manager of basketball operations for the Hawks, who made the announcement Tuesday. The Hawks'...
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This Jan. 10, 2013 file photo shows Los Angeles Kings president and general manager Dean Lombardi and head coach Darryl Sutter laughing during a news conference to help kick off the NHL hockey team's season in Los Angeles. The Kings have fired Sutter and Lombardi, who led the franchise to its only two Stanley Cup championships. On Monday, April 10, 2017, the team also promoted former defenseman Rob Blake to vice president and general manager, while longtime executive Luc Robitaille will be their new team president in charge of all hockey and business operations. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)
April 10, 2017 - 10:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coach Darryl Sutter and general manager Dean Lombardi were the Los Angeles Kings' leaders during the best years of the franchise's mostly ordinary history. When they couldn't replicate that success over the past three seasons, not even their Stanley Cup pedigree could keep their...
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This Jan. 10, 2013 file photo shows Los Angeles Kings president and general manager Dean Lombardi and head coach Darryl Sutter laughing during a news conference to help kick off the NHL hockey team's season in Los Angeles. The Kings have fired Sutter and Lombardi, who led the franchise to its only two Stanley Cup championships. On Monday, April 10, 2017, the team also promoted former defenseman Rob Blake to vice president and general manager, while longtime executive Luc Robitaille will be their new team president in charge of all hockey and business operations. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)
April 10, 2017 - 8:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings on Monday fired coach Darryl Sutter and general manager Dean Lombardi, the duo that led the franchise to its only two Stanley Cup championships. The Kings promoted former defenseman Rob Blake to vice president and general manager. Longtime executive Luc...
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April 07, 2017 - 4:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Charlotte will be eligible to host the 2019 NBA All-Star Game after a compromise deal to replace a North Carolina law that limited anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people, the league's commissioner said Friday. "It's not a done deal yet," NBA...
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Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly listens to a reporter's question during a media availability before an opening day baseball game against the Washington Nationals, at Nationals Park, Monday, April 3, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 06, 2017 - 8:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly says Derek Jeter, his successor as captain of the New York Yankees, has "always talked about" owning a major league team one day. Mattingly was asked before Miami's game at the Washington Nationals on Wednesday about a report on FoxBusiness.com...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2016, file photo, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) covers Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) during the second quarter of an NFL football game, in Tampa, Fla. Seahawks general manager John Schneider acknowledged the team has listened to trade offers regarding cornerback Richard Sherman, but downplayed that a deal may actually happen. Schneider made his comments in an interview with KIRO-AM on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack, File)
April 05, 2017 - 1:43 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said Wednesday the team has listened to trade offers regarding cornerback Richard Sherman, but downplayed that a deal may actually happen. Schneider made his comments in an interview with KIRO-AM . Schneider said, "What you've seen...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2016, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, in Washington. Ovechkin and other players are raising doubts about the finality of the NHL announcement that it won’t participate in the 2018 Olympics. Capitals superstar reiterated his intention to represent Russia next year in South Korea, calling the league’s decision not to go a “bluff.”(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
April 04, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Alex Ovechkin isn't budging. Jonathan Toews is preparing for a possible showdown with owners. Justin Faulk is just plain angry that the NHL pulled the plug on the Olympics. A day after the NHL said that it will not participate in the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, disappointed players hit the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2016, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, in Washington. Ovechkin and other players are raising doubts about the finality of the NHL announcement that it won’t participate in the 2018 Olympics. Capitals superstar reiterated his intention to represent Russia next year in South Korea, calling the league’s decision not to go a “bluff.”(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
April 04, 2017 - 4:49 pm
Alex Ovechkin and other players aren't so sure the NHL's decision to skip the Winter Olympics in South Korea next year is final. The Washington Capitals superstar on Tuesday reiterated his intention to represent Russia next February, calling the league's decision a "bluff." Montreal Canadiens...
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Ondrej Palat (18), of Czech Republic, is congratulated on his goal by teammates, including Tyler Johnson (9) and Nikita Kucherov (86), of Russia, as Dallas Stars' Gemel Smith reacts during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning won 6-3. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
April 04, 2017 - 4:10 am
The NHL announced Monday that it will not participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, refusing for the first time in 20 years to halt its season for three weeks so its stars can chase gold for their home countries. From Alex Ovechkin and Jonathan Toews to Connor McDavid and Henrik...
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Los Angeles Angels pitcher Ricky Nolasco works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 3, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
April 04, 2017 - 1:53 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin threw batting practice to Khris Davis all spring and cannot remember the slugger clearing the fences once. Not in an exhibition game, either. Davis saved those shots for opening night, hitting a go-ahead homer in the sixth and connected again leading off the eighth...
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