Sports business

March 02, 2019 - 4:43 pm
BOSTON (AP) — In the early years of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, a couple hundred math whizzes gathered on the school's campus hoping for a breakthrough that would make them the next Bill James. As the event and the field grew, they aspired to professional front office jobs, like Theo...
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Bryce Harper walks on the field after being introduced as a Philadelphia Phillies player during a news conference at the team's spring training baseball facility, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. Harper and the Phillies agreed to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 02, 2019 - 4:32 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper sounded like a typical Philadelphian talking about a goal every Phillies fan will endorse. "I want to be on Broad Street on a frickin' boat or bus or whatever it is and hold a (World Series) trophy over my head," the six-time All-Star said Saturday after putting...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, state Senate president Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, speaks at a pre-legislative news conference in Tallahassee, Fla. Galvano said he believes sports betting could be legalized without voter approval, although he said he might ask for it, anyway(AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)
March 02, 2019 - 3:42 pm
Over the past decade, teams from California, Florida or Texas have competed in more than half the championship series in the four major professional sports — including every NBA final. That may be no surprise, considering the three states account for 27 percent of all franchises in those leagues...
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Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler (19) shakes hands with team owner John Middleton before a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Friday, March 1, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 01, 2019 - 5:07 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper has the Philadelphia Phillies thinking October baseball before even arriving in camp. The six-time All-Star outfielder and the Phillies agreed Thursday to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. Now a team that hasn't had a...
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March 01, 2019 - 5:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's salary cap will jump $11 million next season to $188.2 million. In the ninth year of the 10-year labor agreement, the cap moves up from $177.2 million. It has increased in every year of the contract, with the biggest move in 2015 to 2016, when it went up by just under $12...
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FILe - In this Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, Ottawa Senators head coach Guy Boucher, left, speaks with assistant coach Marc Crawford during the third period of a preseason NHL hockey game in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Senators have fired coach Guy Boucher and named Marc Crawford as the interim replacement. General manager Pierre Dorion announced the abrupt firing Friday, March 1, 2019. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
March 01, 2019 - 1:21 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators fired coach Guy Boucher on Friday and named assistant Marc Crawford as the interim replacement with the NHL's last-place team mired in a six-game losing streak. The 47-year-old Boucher coached the Senators to within one victory of the Stanley Cup Final in...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2018, file photo, Washington Nationals Bryce Harper (34) reacts to his winning hit during the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby, in Washington. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
March 01, 2019 - 11:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It turns out $330 million may not be all the Philadelphia Phillies pay Bryce Harper. To entice him, the team agreed to bonus provisions in the 13-year contract. According to contract details obtained by The Associated Press, Harper would earn an extra $50,000 each time he is an All-...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper bats during a baseball game against the New York Mets, in Washington. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
March 01, 2019 - 1:50 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper is kind of a big deal in Philly. No, not just with his colossal contract — Harper and the Phillies agreed Thursday to a $330 million, 13-year deal that is the largest contract in baseball history. But as an attraction. Harper zipped to the top of the list as the...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2018, file photo, Washington Nationals Bryce Harper (34) reacts to his winning hit during the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby, in Washington. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 28, 2019 - 6:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It took a long time and a lot of money, but the Philadelphia Phillies finally landed Bryce Harper with a record contract. The young star outfielder and the Phillies agreed Thursday to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. Harper's agent, California-...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018, file photo, former NFL player Jason Witten and broadcaster is recognized by the Dallas Cowboys before the first half of an NFL football game between the Cowboys and the Tennessee Titans in Arlington, Texas. Witten is coming out of retirement and rejoining the Cowboys after one season as a television analyst. The Cowboys announced Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, that the 11-time Pro Bowl tight end had agreed to a one-year contract. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
February 28, 2019 - 4:20 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jason Witten said the hardest thing about deciding to retire nine months ago was leaving football without winning a Super Bowl with the Dallas Cowboys. The 36-year-old tight end is giving it another shot. Witten announced Thursday he is coming out of retirement and rejoining...
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