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Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz speaks Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at an event to promote his book, "From the Ground Up," in Seattle. Schultz has faced a rocky reception since he announced earlier in January that he's considering an independent presidential bid. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
February 01, 2019 - 5:03 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — "Grande ego. Venti mistake": That was the message protesters had for former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz as he returned to his hometown of Seattle after announcing that he's mulling an independent run for president. Several dozen protesters gathered outside a downtown theater before...
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David Schwartz, of Bellevue, Wash., yells as he takes part in a protest outside a book-promotion event held by former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Seattle. Schultz has faced a rocky reception since he announced earlier in January that he's considering an independent presidential bid. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
January 31, 2019 - 11:32 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — "Grande ego. Venti mistake": That was the message protesters had for former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz as he returned to his hometown of Seattle on Thursday after announcing that he's mulling an independent run for president. Several dozen protesters gathered outside a downtown...
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From left, Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, left wing Gabriel Landeskog and right wing Mikko Rantanen, who are headed to play in the All-Star Game, are introduced after a video tribute in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 24, 2019 - 10:42 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — It is only fitting that Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and Nathan MacKinnon are serving as captains for this weekend's NHL All-Star game. The three high-scoring forwards are 23 or younger. They are part of a youth movement that is taking over the NHL and will be on center...
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January 21, 2019 - 4:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty are finally about to have a new owner. An investment group led by Brooklyn Nets minority owner Joseph Tsai has agreed to buy the New York Liberty, pending approval by the NBA Board of Governors, two people familiar with the purchase told The Associated Press on...
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January 09, 2019 - 2:51 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been awarded Israel's 2019 Genesis Prize, a $1 million recognition widely known as the "Jewish Nobel" prize. Organizers of the prize announced Wednesday they were recognizing Kraft's philanthropy and commitment to Israel. Kraft, who grew...
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File-This Nov. 4, 2018, file photo shows, Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam walk on the field prior to an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in Cleveland. The Browns owners have bought the Columbus Crew, guaranteeing the team will not relocate. The Haslams have been working for months with the a group to keep the Major League Soccer franchise in Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
December 28, 2018 - 2:31 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — With their NFL franchise in better shape, Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam are tackling soccer. The Haslams have agreed to take over the Columbus Crew, guaranteeing the Major League Soccer team will not relocate. Since October, the Haslams have been working with a group headed by...
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Phoenix Suns' Trevor Ariza, second from left, drives past Los Angeles Lakers' Tyson Chandler (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 15, 2018 - 8:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a three-way trade fell apart over mistaken identity, the Wizards are getting Trevor Ariza after all. Washington agreed in principle Saturday to acquire Ariza from the Phoenix Suns for Kelly Oubre Jr. and Austin Rivers, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person...
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November 20, 2018 - 12:01 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers have fired coach Todd McLellan and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock with the team languishing in sixth place in the Pacific Division. McLellan was in his fourth season behind the Oilers' bench. The team missed the playoffs in two of his previous three...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert, addresses attendees at the former site of the J.L. Hudson Co. department store, in Detroit. Gilbert has reached an agreement to sell Greektown Casino-Hotel in downtown Detroit for $1 billion. Gilbert's Detroit-based JACK Entertainment said Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, it planned to sell the casino to Pennsylvania-based Penn National and New York-based VICI Properties. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
November 14, 2018 - 2:50 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Businessman and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has reached a $1 billion agreement to sell the Greektown Casino-Hotel in downtown Detroit, one of the city's three casinos, companies involved in the deal announced Wednesday. The move marks the latest in billions of dollars in...
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November 03, 2018 - 6:50 pm
Tyson Chandler is going home. The Phoenix Suns are buying out Chandler's contract, a move that will allow the 18-year veteran — once he clears waivers — to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed the buyout plan to The Associated Press on Saturday...
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