Sports team ownership changes

File-This Nov. 4, 2018, file photo shows, Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam walk on the field prior to an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in Cleveland. The Browns owners have bought the Columbus Crew, guaranteeing the team will not relocate. The Haslams have been working for months with the a group to keep the Major League Soccer franchise in Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
December 28, 2018 - 1:56 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have agreed to buy the Columbus Crew, guaranteeing the soccer team will not relocate. Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam have been working for months with a group headed by former Crew team doctor Peter Edwards to keep the Major League Soccer franchise in Ohio...
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December 23, 2018 - 1:38 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Frank de Boer, who appeared in two World Cups for the Netherlands during an illustrious playing career and went on to capture four straight league titles as the coach at Ajax, is taking over at Atlanta United. The Major League Soccer champions announced the coaching hire Sunday. The...
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Phoenix Suns' Trevor Ariza, second from left, drives past Los Angeles Lakers' Tyson Chandler (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 15, 2018 - 8:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a three-way trade fell apart over mistaken identity, the Wizards are getting Trevor Ariza after all. Washington agreed in principle Saturday to acquire Ariza from the Phoenix Suns for Kelly Oubre Jr. and Austin Rivers, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Edwin Encarnacion follows through on his second two-run home run of the night, during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, in Boston. Edwin Encarnacion has been traded to Seattle and first baseman Carlos Santana has returned to the Indians in a three-team deal that also involved Tampa Bay. The Rays got infielder Yandy Diaz and minor league right-hander Cole Slusser from Cleveland. The Indians also acquired first baseman Jake Bauers. The swap came Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at the close of the winter meetings. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
December 13, 2018 - 1:48 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Durable left-hander Alex Claudio was acquired by the Milwaukee Brewers from the Texas Rangers for a draft pick. Claudio was 4-2 with a 4.48 ERA and one save in 65 relief appearances and one start...
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File - In this June 24, 2018, file photo, Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron (10) has a shot defended by Portland Timbers defender Larrys Mabiala (33) in the second half of an MLS soccer match in Atlanta. Before an expected crowd of more than 70,000, Atlanta United will host the Portland Timbers in the MLS Cup championship game Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Brett Davis, File)
December 07, 2018 - 6:38 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The commissioner of Major League Soccer wants his teams to get in the selling business. In his annual state of the league address leading up to the MLS Cup final, Don Garber said the transfer deals that sent teenagers Alphonso Davies and Tyler Adams to the German Bundesliga should be...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2016, file photo, St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock takes the ice for practice in preparation of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals, in Dallas. The Edmonton Oilers have fired coach Todd McLellan and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock with the team languishing in sixth place in the Pacific Division. McLellan was in his fourth season behind the Oilers' bench. The team missed the playoffs in two of his previous three seasons despite having superstar Connor McDavid on its roster. The Oilers were just 9-10-1 entering its game Tuesday night, Nov. 20, 2018, at San Jose. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
November 20, 2018 - 4:32 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Ken Hitchcock knows the routine well by now as he begins his tenure as new coach of the Edmonton Oilers. For the fourth time in his long coaching career, Hitchcock has been tasked with taking over a struggling team in the middle of the season. Hitchcock was hired Tuesday as...
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November 14, 2018 - 7:08 am
DETROIT (AP) — Businessman and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has reached a $1 billion agreement to sell the Greektown Casino-Hotel in downtown Detroit, one of the city's three casinos, companies involved in the deal announced Wednesday. Gilbert's Detroit-based JACK Entertainment said it...
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November 03, 2018 - 6:50 pm
Tyson Chandler is going home. The Phoenix Suns are buying out Chandler's contract, a move that will allow the 18-year veteran — once he clears waivers — to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed the buyout plan to The Associated Press on Saturday...
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FILE - In this March 22, 1979, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider, left, talks with NHL president John Ziegler before an NHL Board of Governors meeting in Chicago. Former NHL President John Ziegler has died. He was 84. The NHL confirmed Ziegler's death in a statement by Commissioner Gary Bettman. Ziegler was living in Florida. The cause of death was not immediately known.(AP Photo/File)
October 26, 2018 - 2:19 pm
John Ziegler Jr., the NHL president who oversaw the merger with the World Hockey Association and was eventually ousted following labor unrest and a players' strike in 1992, has died. He was 84. The NHL confirmed Ziegler's death on its website, although the cause was not immediately known. He was...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2006, file photo, New York Islanders owner Charles Wang addresses members of the media during a news conference, in Uniondale, N.Y. Wang, a technology company founder who formerly owned the New York Islanders hockey team has died. He was 74. His attorney John McEntee says in an emailed statement that Wang died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Oyster Bay, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
October 21, 2018 - 11:18 pm
OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (AP) — Charles Wang, a technology company founder and former owner of the New York Islanders hockey team, died Sunday. He was 74. Wang died of lung cancer in Oyster Bay, New York, his attorney, John McEntee, said in an emailed statement. Wang "was an entrepreneur, visionary, author...
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