Sports team ownership changes

June 11, 2018 - 7:32 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A little more than a year after a life-threatening brain injury, Daniel Poncedeleon is ready to make his major league debut. The St. Louis Cardinals bought the 26-year-old right-hander's contract from Triple-A Memphis on Monday before they opened a three-game series against the San...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns' Damarious Randall speaks at an NFL football news conference in Berea, Ohio. Randall underestimated two things: the power of social media and the passion of Cleveland fans. Randall said Wednesday, May 30, 2018, he never imagined that an innocent Twitter posting about the NBA Finals would blow up into a national story - and maybe something he may live to regret. A big fans of Golden State star guard Stephen Curry, Randall posted a tweet on Monday night promising that if the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Warriors in the “2018 NBA finals, I’ll buy everyone who retweet’s this a jersey…” By Wednesday afternoon, Randall’s tweet had been retweeted 869,000 times. (Joshua Gunter/The Plain Dealer via AP, File)
May 31, 2018 - 12:33 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns safety Damarious Randall underestimated two things: the power of social media and passion of Cleveland fans. Randall said Wednesday he never imagined that an innocent Twitter posting about the NBA Finals would blow up into a national story — and maybe something he lives to...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Santa Clara, Calif. NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand if they come to the field. The decision was announced Wednesday, May 23, 2018, by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the league's spring meeting in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
May 24, 2018 - 12:49 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Stand or stay out of sight. Looking to quell a national debate that was sparked by Colin Kaepernick, stoked by President Trump and some say chipped away at the very popularity of America's game, NFL owners approved a new policy Wednesday that allows players to protest during the...
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Seattle Mariners' Dee Gordon stands on second base after stealing in the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Seattle. Gordon scored from second on a walk-off RBI single hit by Jean Segura and the Mariners won 3-2 in 11 innings. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 22, 2018 - 8:52 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Seattle Mariners' Dee Gordon has joined Robinson Cano on the disabled list, just after taking over from the All-Star at second base. Seattle said Tuesday that Gordon hurt his right big toe on May 9 in Toronto and reinjured it Sunday. Manager Scott Servais said the team...
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David Tepper smiles as he speaks to the media during a news conference where he was introduced as the new owner of the Carolina Panthers at the NFL owners spring meeting Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
May 22, 2018 - 3:42 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The new owner of the Carolina Panthers is committed to keeping the team in the Carolinas. And Charlotte is his clearly his first choice. But David Tepper left a bit of wiggle room on his first day as owner of the team. The NFL unanimously approved Tepper's $2.2 billion purchase of...
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FILE - Int his May 10, 2016, file photo, billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper mingles during a grand opening of rock star and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi's Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation Soul Kitchen and B.E.A.T. Center, which stands for Bringing Everyone All Together, in Toms River, N.J. People familiar with the situation say Tepper has agreed to buy the Carolina Panthers from team founder Jerry Richardson for a record $2.2 billion. The people spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, on condition of anonymity because the team has not yet announced the sale. The purchase is subject to a vote at the NFL owners meeting next week in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
May 16, 2018 - 11:40 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers are off the market. The Panthers announced Wednesday they have signed a "definitive agreement" to sell the team to David Tepper, the founder and president of global hedge fund Appaloosa Management. The deal is subject to NFL approval. League owners will...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2016, file photo, billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper, addresses a gathering during a grand opening of rock star and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi's Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation Soul Kitchen and B.E.A.T. Center, which stands for Bringing Everyone All Together, in Toms River, N.J. People familiar with the situation say Tepper has agreed to buy the Carolina Panthers from team founder Jerry Richardson for a record $2.2 billion. The people spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, on condition of anonymity because the team has not yet announced the sale. The purchase is subject to a vote at the NFL owners meeting next week in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
May 15, 2018 - 2:55 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers are being sold for an NFL-record $2.2 billion. Hedge fund manager David Tepper has agreed to buy the Panthers from team founder Jerry Richardson, two people familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition...
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FILE - In an April 25, 2018 file photo, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning speaks to reporters during NFL football training camp, in East Rutherford, N.J. Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 14, 2018, in a New Jersey memorabilia dealer’s lawsuit that accuses New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning of conspiring with the team's equipment staff to sell bogus "game-used" helmets to unsuspecting collectors as part of a long-running scam.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
May 14, 2018 - 3:44 pm
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A trial has been delayed in a lawsuit accusing New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning of selling bogus "game-worn" equipment to unsuspecting collectors as part of a long-running scam. Jury selection was to have begun this week, but a death in the family of one of the...
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In this May 7, 2018 photo, Philadelphia 76ers' co-owner Michael Rubin, center, talks with rappers Lil Uzi Vert, left, and Meek Mill during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics in Philadelphia. Meek Mill had a string of high-profile names support him during a five-month campaign to be freed on bail from prison for probation violations. But the Philly rapper’s biggest advocate was one of his closest friends, the e-commerce entrepreneur who arranged for a helicopter to take Mill from prison to a Sixers' playoff game. Michael Rubin owns Fanatics and co-owns the Sixers and has vowed to tackle criminal justice reform. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
May 09, 2018 - 8:06 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Rubin poses for pictures and shares bro hugs from his courtside seat before Philadelphia 76ers playoff games with a hodgepodge of celebrities that could be straight out of a "Dancing With The Stars" casting call. Hey, there's Kevin Hart ! Look, it's Questlove! Wait, is...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2018, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes assistant coach Rod Brind'Amour watches from the bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, in Raleigh, N.C. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that former Carolina captain Rod Brind’Amour is expected to be promoted to head coach of the Hurricanes. The person said the deal was being finalized and the announcement could come later this week. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday, May 8, 2018, because the team has not publicly discussed its coaching search. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)
May 08, 2018 - 11:18 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have hired former captain and current assistant Rod Brind'Amour as their head coach. The team also announced Tuesday that team president Don Waddell will take over as the full-time general manager after serving as the acting GM. The team scheduled a news...
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