Sports team and league operation

June 05, 2018 - 8:21 pm
Lou Lamoriello moved quickly to shake up the New York Islanders by firing general manager Garth Snow and coach Doug Weight and naming himself the team's new GM just two weeks after taking over as president of hockey operations. Lamoriello made the moves Tuesday that begin to reshape the...
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President Donald Trump sings the National Anthem during a "Celebration of America" event at the White House, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Washington, in lieu of a Super Bowl celebration for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles that he canceled. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 05, 2018 - 6:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking on the NFL and football's Super Bowl champs, President Donald Trump gave the boot to a White House ceremony for the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday and instead threw his own brief "Celebration of America" after it became clear most players weren't going to show up. Both...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018 photo, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, right, hands the Vincent Lombardi trophy to Nick Foles after winning the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the New England Patriots in Minneapolis. The Eagles won 41-33. President Donald Trump has called off a visit by the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House Tuesday due to the dispute over whether NFL players must stand during the playing of the national anthem. Trump says in a statement that some members of the Super Bowl championship team “disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart.” Trump says the team wanted to send a smaller delegation, but fans who planned to attend “deserve better.” (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 05, 2018 - 9:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's cancellation of the Philadelphia Eagles' visit to the White House (all times local): 9:35 a.m. The NFL Players Association says President Donald Trump's decision to scrap a White House visit for the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles led...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray (1) passes during an NCAA college football spring intrasquad game in Norman, Okla. Oklahoma’s quarterback competition took an unexpected twist at the Major League Baseball draft. Murray, the favorite to replace Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield this season as Oklahoma’s starter, was selected ninth overall by the Oakland Athletics. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
June 04, 2018 - 11:00 pm
Oklahoma's quarterback competition took an unexpected twist at the Major League Baseball draft. Kyler Murray, the favorite to replace Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield as the Sooners' starter this year, was selected ninth overall by the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. The speedy Murray has...
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Fifa President Gianni Infantino, center right, watches the Champions League Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, May 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 04, 2018 - 4:06 pm
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA can afford to have Morocco host the 2026 World Cup, according to President Gianni Infantino, even if the rival North American bid promises billions of dollars more in revenue. Ahead of next week's vote by FIFA member federations in Moscow, Infantino said on Monday: "FIFA can...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns' Damarious Randall speaks at an NFL football news conference in Berea, Ohio. Randall underestimated two things: the power of social media and the passion of Cleveland fans. Randall said Wednesday, May 30, 2018, he never imagined that an innocent Twitter posting about the NBA Finals would blow up into a national story - and maybe something he may live to regret. A big fans of Golden State star guard Stephen Curry, Randall posted a tweet on Monday night promising that if the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Warriors in the “2018 NBA finals, I’ll buy everyone who retweet’s this a jersey…” By Wednesday afternoon, Randall’s tweet had been retweeted 869,000 times. (Joshua Gunter/The Plain Dealer via AP, File)
May 31, 2018 - 12:33 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns safety Damarious Randall underestimated two things: the power of social media and passion of Cleveland fans. Randall said Wednesday he never imagined that an innocent Twitter posting about the NBA Finals would blow up into a national story — and maybe something he lives to...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo speaks during a news conference at the NBA basketball team's practice facility in Camden, N.J. Colangelo is denying a report connecting the executive to Twitter accounts that criticized Sixers players Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, among other NBA figures. The accounts also took aim at former Sixers GM Sam Hinkie, Toronto Raptors executive Masai Ujiri and former Sixers players Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel, according to a report by The Ringer. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 30, 2018 - 9:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are investigating whether team president Bryan Colangelo used a variety of Twitter accounts to anonymously trash some of his own players and fellow executives and defend himself against criticism from fans and the sports media. The allegations, reported...
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New York Jets' Jermaine Kearse, left, Kelvin Beachum talk to reporters after a practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Florham Park, N.J., Tuesday, May 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 29, 2018 - 5:59 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Jermaine Kearse was far from pleased last week when he heard the details of the NFL's new policy on the national anthem. The veteran wide receiver and his New York Jets teammates couldn't be happier, though, to have the full support of acting owner Christopher Johnson. "...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018 file photo, the Philadelphia Eagles celebrate their 41-33 win over the New England Patriots at the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game, in Minneapolis. The frigid Super Bowl brought $370 million in net new spending to the "Bold North" Twin Cities area, according to a report released Tuesday, May 29, 2018, by Gov. Mark Dayton's office and the local host committee. The final tally by Rockport Analytics came in $50 million over the consulting company's pre-Super Bowl projections. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn File)
May 29, 2018 - 5:44 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Frigid Super Bowl LII brought $370 million in net new spending to the "Bold North" Twin Cities area, according to a report released Tuesday by Gov. Mark Dayton's office and the local host committee. The final tally by Rockport Analytics came in $50 million over the consulting...
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Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson, right, of Sweden, celebrates his goal with left wing James Neal, center, as Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie skates away during first period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Monday, May 28, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 28, 2018 - 9:58 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the Stanley Cup between the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights (all times local): 6:45 p.m. One of the hottest shows on the Strip isn't showing signs of slowing down. Reilly Smith put the Vegas Golden Knights ahead early in the second period and...
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