Sports team ownership changes

Gayle Benson, widow of NFL New Orleans Saints and NBA New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson, receives his casket with New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond for visitation at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
March 21, 2018 - 1:18 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans-style goodbye for Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson began outside a seminary Wednesday, with fans dressed in black and gold singing and chanting as they entered the chapel where Benson's body will lie in repose for two days of public visitation. More than three...
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New Jersey Devils' Taylor Hall (9) celebrates his goal as he returns to the bench during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
February 27, 2018 - 11:17 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Taylor Hall just wants to contribute to the New Jersey Devils' playoff run. The Devils are happy that he's contributing at a historic pace. Hall equaled the Devils' franchise record with points in 15 straight games, Stefan Noesen scored the only goal of the third period and New...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017, file photo, New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh, right, looks to pass in front of Columbus Blue Jackets forward Matt Calvert during an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio. The Tampa Bay Lightning have strengthened their NHL-leading team by acquiring Rangers' McDonagh. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)
February 26, 2018 - 9:47 pm
Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman now has something in common with Boston Bruins counterpart Don Sweeney. They both tapped the New York Rangers before the NHL trade deadline Monday. A day after the Bruins landed power forward Rick Nash from the Rangers, the Lightning followed suit...
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Boston Bruins forward Rick Nash (61) skates during warm-ups prior to the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
February 25, 2018 - 6:08 pm
The Boston Bruins bolstered their chances of contending for the Stanley Cup with a bold move, acquiring Rick Nash from the New York Rangers a day before the NHL trade deadline. "Our players have made a push and I wanted to inch that along if we could and reward it in a way," Bruins general manager...
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February 22, 2018 - 4:01 am
The Sacramento Kings are looking to bring the NBA All-Star game to California's capital city for the first time ever. Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, Mayor Darrell Steinberg and local tourism officials are set to detail plans for the bid for the game in either 2022 or '23 later Thursday and officially...
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February 19, 2018 - 4:48 pm
The NFL's offseason features plenty of intrigue beyond where Kirk Cousins and dozens of other quarterbacks will land. As the Philadelphia Eagles enjoy the city's first NFL title since 1960 and the New England Patriots smart over their failure to win a sixth ring, 30 other teams are plotting to...
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Miami Marlins chief executive officer Derek Jeter smiles as he watches the team during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
February 16, 2018 - 9:29 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Miami-Dade County is suing former Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and the new ownership group led by Derek Jeter seeking money from the $1.2 billion sale of the team. The suit contends a 2009 agreement calls for the county and city of Miami to receive a share of profits from any sale...
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Miami Marlins baseball team CEO Derek Jeter talks with the media during a press conference at Marlins Park in Miami, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
February 13, 2018 - 2:25 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Speaking Tuesday at Marlins Park, Derek Jeter said he was about to jump in the car and head down to spring training, even though the Miami Marlins' camp is actually up in Jupiter, 90 miles north on Interstate 95. Now in his fifth month on the job, Jeter acknowledged he's still finding...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2017, file photo, pharmaceuticals billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong waves as he arrives in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York for a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. The Los Angeles Times is reporting its parent company is in talks to be sold to Soon-Shiong. The Washington Post first reported Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 that the sale was being negotiated by Tronc Inc., formerly Tribune Publishing. The Times then reported that the price was $500 million and would include the San Diego Union-Tribune. Chicago-based Tronc owns 10 U.S. newspapers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
February 07, 2018 - 2:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man buying the Los Angeles Times is a 65-year-old physician-entrepreneur described by Forbes Magazine as "America's richest doctor," and one who has said his goal is to cure cancer in his lifetime. Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong also is a basketball fanatic who shoots hoops on a...
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February 06, 2018 - 8:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty are remaining under the control of New York Knicks owner James Dolan and Madison Square Garden for now. The WNBA team was put up for sale in November. An MSG executive confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that Dolan's group has decided to keep the...
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