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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2004, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies' Doug Glanville congratulates a teammate in the 10th inning against the San Diego Padres in San Diego. The Chicago Cubs say they're investigating a fan using what appeared to be an offensive hand gesture associated with racism behind Glanville, now a television reporter, who was on the air for NBC Sports Chicago. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
May 08, 2019 - 8:45 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have banned indefinitely from Wrigley Field the fan that used what appeared to be a racist hand gesture behind an African American television reporter during a game at their ballpark. The Cubs sent a letter Wednesday to the bearded man who flashed the offensive sign...
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This March 8, 2019 photo shows a wall of video screens in the sports betting lounge at the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J. On May 8, 2019, Fox Sports announced it is buying nearly 5 percent of The Stars Group, the parent company of PokerStars, and that the two companies will offer sports betting in the fall in the U.S. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
May 08, 2019 - 8:20 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A major U.S. sports network is getting into the sports betting game. Fox Sports says it is buying just under 5% of The Stars Group, the parent company of PokerStars, for about $236 million. Both companies will offer real-money sports betting this fall in states where it...
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Driver Kyle Busch poses with his car for the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Cup series auto race during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 8, 2019. The car will carry the name of fallen Army Sgt. Dale Griffin during the race on May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 08, 2019 - 3:45 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch was not surprised he dodged a fine from NASCAR for ranting about its current rules package. Busch's expletive-riddled assessment after Monday's rain-postponed race in Delaware in years past likely would have drawn a hefty fine. But NASCAR let Busch's criticism go...
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FILE - At left, in a May 18, 2012, file photo, Vince McMahon is shown at the Republican state convention in Hartford, Conn. At right, in a Feb. 7, 2019, file photo, XFL Commissioner and CEO Oliver Luck makes comments during a news conference in Arlington, Texas. The XFL has reached multiyear agreements with ESPN and Fox Sports to broadcast its games beginning in 2020. The league also announced Monday, May 6, 2019, that its season will start Feb. 8, the weekend after the NFL season ends with the Super Bowl. This is the second time Vince McMahon has launched a football league. (AP Photo/File)
May 06, 2019 - 11:02 am
The XFL reached multiyear agreements with ESPN and Fox Sports on Monday to broadcast its games beginning in 2020. The league also announced its season will start Feb. 8, the weekend after the NFL season ends with the Super Bowl. This is the second time Vince McMahon has launched a football league...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2018, file photo, New York Liberty's Tina Charles attends a preseason WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. Charles has produced a documentary about her father Rawlston and his record store and label _ known as Charlie’s Calypso City and Charlie’s Records _ and it debuted over the weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
May 06, 2019 - 2:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Charles can add filmmaker to her already impressive resume. The WNBA star produced a documentary about her father Rawlston and his Brooklyn-based record store and music label — known as Charlie's Calypso City and Charlie's Records, respectively — and it debuted over the weekend...
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May 05, 2019 - 5:54 pm
For all the accolades he's received as a college and professional basketball coach and an even longer career in broadcasting, Dick Vitale insists his greatest accomplishment has been raising money for pediatric cancer research. It's an obsession, he says, that one night each spring transforms his...
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May 03, 2019 - 5:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Media company Sinclair Broadcasting Group is buying Fox's regional sports networks for $9.6 billion. The Walt Disney Co. agreed to sell the networks to get regulatory approval for its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment assets, which was completed in March. The 21...
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A horse gets a bath after an early-morning workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
May 03, 2019 - 2:35 am
When Rob Hyland worked his first Kentucky Derby for NBC in 2001, it was a 90-minute show with a handful reporters and only one race — the Derby — was aired. Hyland, the coordinating producer of NBC's horse racing coverage, now is at the helm of 15 hours of coverage over three days. The broadcast...
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May 01, 2019 - 8:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Healey turned Runyon's: A New York Saloon into the sports world's crossroads where players, umpires, writers, television executives, police and fans ritually congregated for nightly discourse that could last until nearly dawn. Healey died Tuesday at age 77, more than two decades...
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Austin Dillon (3) leads the pack to start a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
May 01, 2019 - 5:15 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR abandoned its years-long bid to add excitement to qualifying and announced Wednesday it will return to single-car laps after the current format became a laughingstock. All three national series will make the change at all oval tracks, starting this weekend at Dover...
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