Sports team ownership changes

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2017 file photo, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay speaks before former general manager Bill Polian is inducted into the team's Ring of Honor during half time of an NFL football game in Indianapolis. The founding document of Alcoholics Anonymous, known to adherents as the "Big Book," has been sold at auction for $2.4 million to Irsay. The auction house Profiles in History says the manuscript with handwritten notes from group's founding fathers, sold to Irsay on Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
May 05, 2018 - 7:04 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The founding document of Alcoholics Anonymous, known to adherents as the "Big Book," sold at auction Saturday for $2.4 million to billionaire and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay. The auction house Profiles in History announced the sale of the manuscript with handwritten notes...
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FILE - In this Sunday Oct. 31, 2010 file photo, the arena ahead of the NFL Football match between the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers at Wembley Stadium in London. The English Football Association received an offer on Thursday April 26, 2018, to buy Wembley Stadium, from Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham owner Shahid Khan. (AP Photo/Dave Shopland, Pool, File)
April 26, 2018 - 11:07 am
LONDON (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan has made an offer to buy Wembley Stadium from the English Football Association, increasing the prospect of an NFL franchise in London. Wembley has staged regular-season NFL games since 2007 and the Jaguars started playing at the stadium in 2013...
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Danica Patrick talks to Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics Friday, April 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
April 20, 2018 - 10:35 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has joined the ownership group of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks as a limited partner. The Bucks made the announcement Friday night between the first and second quarters of Game 3 of their Eastern Conference playoff series against the Boston...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2018, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters watches from the bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, in Raleigh, N.C. Peters has resigned as the Hurricanes’ coach after four seasons and no playoff berths. Peters announced his decision Friday, April 20, 2018, through the team, saying in a statement that “this is a good time to move on.”(AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)
April 20, 2018 - 12:40 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Bill Peters has not been able to lead the Carolina Hurricanes back to the NHL playoffs and after coming up short following his fourth season with the club, announced Friday that he is resigning. "I feel like this is a good time to move on," Peters said in a statement issued by...
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FILE - At left, in a Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, rapper Meek Mill arrives at the criminal justice center in Philadelphia. At right, in a Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft leaves the field after the Patriots defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship in Foxborough, Mass. Patriots owner Robert Kraft is calling for reform of the criminal justice system after visiting rapper Meek Mill in a Pennsylvania prison. Kraft and Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin visited the Philadelphia-born rapper on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. (AP Photo/File)
April 11, 2018 - 5:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is calling for reform of the criminal justice system after visiting rapper Meek Mill in a Pennsylvania prison. Kraft and Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin visited the Philadelphia-born rapper on Tuesday. Kraft said Mill's...
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New England Patriots head football coach Bill Belichick, right, answers a question from a reporter at the coaches breakfast during the NFL owners meetings, Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Orlando, Fla. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Images for NFL)
March 27, 2018 - 6:48 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Maybe it's too late for Jesse James and the Steelers or Zach Miller and the Bears. No matter, the NFL has a simplified catch rule designed to eliminate confusion — and, the league hopes, controversy — about receptions. Team owners unanimously approved the new language Tuesday,...
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FILE- This Sept. 16, 2007, file photo shows H. Wayne Huizenga on the sidelines before a football game between the Miami Dolphins and the Dallas Cowboys at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Huizenga, a college dropout who built a business empire that included Blockbuster Entertainment, AutoNation and three professional sports franchises, has died. Valerie Hinkell, a longtime assistant to Huizenga, said Friday that he died Thursday night, March 22, 2018, at his South Florida home. He was 80. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
March 24, 2018 - 3:30 am
MIAMI (AP) — H. Wayne Huizenga, a college dropout who built a business empire that included Blockbuster Entertainment, AutoNation and three professional sports franchises, has died. He was 80. Huizenga (HY'-zing-ah) died Thursday night at his home, said Valerie Hinkell, a longtime assistant. The...
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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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