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Tampa Bay Rays Principal Owner Stuart Sternberg greets people before a press conference at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Fla., Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Sternberg spoke about exploring the prospect of playing some future home games in Montreal. (Scott Keeler/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
June 25, 2019 - 5:24 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The principal owner of the Rays says it's unrealistic for his team to play full time in the Tampa Bay area, and a shared season with Montreal is the best option. "I don't see it happening in St. Petersburg and would be hard-pressed to see it working in Tampa from what I...
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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a news conference before Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Boston, where Dunkin' brands announced a new multi-year agreement partnership with the National Hockey League. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
June 19, 2019 - 5:48 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Meruelo was approved as the new majority owner of the Arizona Coyotes during the NHL's Board of Governors meeting on Wednesday. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman also reaffirmed the league's belief that the Coyotes need a downtown arena for the long-troubled franchise to have a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference in Irving, Texas. Goodell is reiterating his stance in wanting to reduce the four-game preseason schedule at a time the league and player's association have begun preliminary talks on a new collective bargaining agreement. Goodell cites discussions he's had with coaches in saying he doesn't believe four preseason games are necessary to evaluate and develop players for the start of the regular season. He says the NFL should do everything to the highest quality, "and I'm not sure preseason games meet that level right now." Goodell spoke Monday, June 3, 2019, while participating in Bills' Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly's 33rd charity golf tournament outside of Buffalo. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
June 03, 2019 - 1:32 pm
BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Four preseason games remain too much for Roger Goodell. The NFL Commissioner on Monday reiterated his stance of wanting to reduce the preseason schedule at a time the league and players' association have begun preliminary talks on a new collective bargaining agreement. "I feel...
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In this April 13, 2019, photo, Las Vegas Lights FC fans celebrate the team's goal against the Tacoma Defiance in a soccer match at Cashman Field in Las Vegas. Lights goalie Thomas Olsen is at center. Las Vegas is considering a deal with a developer to reshape a downtown stadium area to boost a bid for a Major League Soccer expansion franchise. The City Council plans a vote next week to give The Renaissance Companies Inc. six months to come up with a plan involving the aging Cashman Field baseball stadium, now home to the minor-league Las Vegas Lights. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
May 30, 2019 - 7:51 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas is considering giving a developer exclusive rights to develop a proposal to reshape an aging downtown stadium area to boost a bid for a Major League Soccer expansion franchise. The City Council plans to vote Wednesday whether to give The Renaissance Companies Inc. six...
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives to the net past Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during first half NBA Eastern Conference finals basketball action in Toronto on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 20, 2019 - 2:43 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo has agreed to fund the construction of an indoor basketball court in a fire-ravaged area outside Athens where at least 100 people were killed last year. The mayor of the Rafina area where the fire occurred last July said on Monday the local...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Jared Goff drops back to pass against the New England Patriots during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game in Atlanta. The Los Angeles Rams have exercised their fifth-year contract option on quarterback Jared Goff for the 2020 season. Rams general manager Les Snead announced the long-anticipated move Tuesday, April 23, 2019. He also affirmed the NFC champions' plan to sign Goff to a long-term contract. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
April 23, 2019 - 5:39 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have locked down Jared Goff through the 2020 season, and they intend to keep their franchise quarterback around for a whole lot longer. The Rams exercised Goff's $22.783 million, fifth-year contract option Tuesday. General manager Les Snead and...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 120-99. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
April 20, 2019 - 3:22 am
Little Caesars Arena in Detroit will finally host its first playoff game — in what is probably the last chance the Pistons have to make their series against Milwaukee competitive. "Let's make it hard on them," Detroit coach Dwane Casey said. "Let's make it a home atmosphere, because we need...
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This rendering provided by the Indiana Pacers, shows renovations and expansion of the NBA basketball team's downtown arena in Indianapolis. The Pacers will stay in Indianapolis for 25 more years in a deal that includes $295 million in public subsidies. The Marion County Capital Improvement Board voted Friday, April 12, 2019, in favor of the agreement. (Indiana Pacers via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 2:27 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers will stay in Indianapolis for 25 more years in a deal approved Friday that includes $295 million in public subsidies for a renovation and expansion of Bankers Lief Fieldhouse, the NBA team's downtown arena. The Marion County Capital Improvement Board's vote in...
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In this, March 28, 2019, photo, Don Logan, president of the Las Vegas Aviators, stands in front of a new baseball park in Las Vegas. Logan spent years trying to get a new minor league ballpark in this gambling city. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 08, 2019 - 8:12 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Don Logan spent years trying to get a new minor league ballpark in this gambling city, so the president of the Las Vegas Aviators understands what the Oakland Athletics are going through in their quest for new digs in the Bay Area. After all, he's had sewage in his dugout, too. The...
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FILE - This is a Feb. 15, 2019, file photo showing Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London. Years before Tottenham Hotspur Stadium started rising like a spaceship in a north London neighborhood needing regeneration, planning on how to finance it was under way nearly 3,500 miles away. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
April 01, 2019 - 1:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Years before Tottenham Hotspur Stadium started rising like a spaceship in north London, planning on how to finance the structure was underway nearly 3,500 miles away. In a glass tower near the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, Greg Carey and his team at Goldman Sachs worked...
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