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Kyle Williams, right, and his son Grant, 8, of Monroe, Ga., watch a video while waiting in line to see the Vince Lombardi Trophy at the NFL Experience ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl 53 football game between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots in Atlanta, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
January 31, 2019 - 4:02 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Super Bowl 53 (all times EST): 4 p.m. As chairman of the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee, Rodney Barreto is eager to show the NFL what it has been missing. Next year the game will be played in Miami for the first time since 2010, and Barreto predicts visitors are "going...
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January 31, 2019 - 1:14 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers will use specially designed synthetic playing surface rather than grass in their new retractable-roof stadium that opens in 2020. Texas' decision will make it the fourth of the 30 major league teams to use artificial turf. Toronto's Rogers Centre and Tampa...
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Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman (23) celebrates in the locker room after overtime of the NFL football NFC championship game, against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in New Orleans. The Rams won 26-23. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 21, 2019 - 11:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL will play four games in London next season but did not say which would be at Tottenham's delayed new stadium and which would be at Wembley. The league also said Monday one game will be in Mexico City — Kansas City vs. the Los Angeles Chargers at Azteca Stadium, which hosted...
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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, left, shakes hands with Seattle Hockey Partners majority owner David Bonderman after the announcement by the National Hockey League Board of Governors to name Seattle as the home of the league's 32nd franchise, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Sea Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
December 04, 2018 - 2:13 pm
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Seattle is getting a National Hockey League team. It will just have to wait a little bit longer to drop the puck. The NHL Board of Governors unanimously approved adding Seattle as the league's 32nd franchise on Tuesday, with play set to begin in 2021 instead of 2020 to allow...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2010, file photo, Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Ontario. The NHL is dealing with some uncertain situations as it prepares to finalize expansion to Seattle. The Ottawa Senators’ downtown arena project is in danger of falling apart, and Arizona Coyotes owner Andrew Barroway is looking for a partner and trying to secure a long-term home in the desert. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
December 03, 2018 - 8:40 pm
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Things are going well enough that the NHL is ready to expand to Seattle and the salary cap keeps going up. But the league is still dealing with a few uncertain situations on the eve of what should be a slam-dunk expansion vote to bring Seattle into the fold. The Ottawa...
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Oakland Athletics President Dave Kaval, second from left, gestures beside Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf during a media conference Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. The Oakland Athletics have found a location for their modern new ballpark, announcing plans to build near Jack London Square along the water. At left is President of the Board of Port Commissioners Ces Butner, Oakland City Council President Larry Reid is seen at right. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
November 28, 2018 - 3:50 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dave Kaval can look out his office window and immediately envision a new privately funded ballpark he plans to get built, and it now feels like much more of a reality — with renderings and a real plan, not to mention the city's support. The Oakland Athletics have found a...
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A broken fire alarm is shown in the visitors locker room at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. The New Orleans Saints played the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Saints coach Sean Payton says he broke a blaring fire alarm in visitor’s locker room at Cincinnati’s Paul Brown stadium and that he intends to ensure the repairs are paid for. Payton says it would be “a little sensationalist” to say he “destroyed” the fire alarm and that the act was not intended as a motivational ploy. Rather, Payton says the alarm had been blaring for what seemed to him like 10 minutes and that he “needed the noise to stop” as he prepared his team to play against the Bengals. (Michael DeMocker/The Times-Picayune via AP)
November 12, 2018 - 12:51 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton says he broke a blaring fire alarm in visitor's locker room at Cincinnati's Paul Brown stadium and that he intends to ensure the repairs are paid for. Payton says it would be "a little sensationalist" to say he "destroyed" the fire alarm and that the...
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October 30, 2018 - 4:52 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says the Cleveland Cavaliers will host the 2022 NBA All-Star Game. An announcement is expected later this week, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the league has not yet made Cleveland's selection...
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A view of the exterior of Wembley Stadium in London, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Britain is looking to host up to 60 major sporting events over the next 15 years, including soccer’s World Cup, to assert global influence and secure trade deals after Brexit. Building on the successful of the 2012 Olympics in London and the English Premier League, hosting major sporting events is now embraced as a key instrument of soft power by British Prime Minister Thresa May’s government. The UK Sport list of sporting events being targeted was revealed hours after May’s speech to her Conservative Party conference, with the centerpiece the 2030 World Cup. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 11, 2018 - 10:59 am
LONDON (AP) — The English Football Association will hold a special meeting to vote on whether to sell Wembley Stadium to Shad Khan, the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL franchise and London-based Premier League club Fulham. The FA council meeting will be held on Oct. 24 and the governing body'...
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FILE - In this July 14, 1997, file photo, San Diego Chargers owner Alex Spanos poses in front of the Spanos Park development in Stockton, Calif. Alex Spanos, who used his fortune from construction and real estate to buy the Chargers in 1984, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. He was 95. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
October 09, 2018 - 1:51 pm
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Alex Spanos, the son of Greek immigrants who used a self-made fortune from construction and real estate to buy the Chargers in 1984, died Tuesday. He was 95. The Chargers announced Spanos' death. Faye Spanos, his wife, died in August at 92. After building a nationwide...
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