Sports team and league operation

FILE - In this Saturday, June 2, 2018 file photo, Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov, of Russia, warms up before Game 3 of the team's NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the Vegas Golden Knights, in Washington. Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov tested positive for cocaine at the world championship and has been banned from the Russian national team for four years. The IIHF says the ban expires on June 12, 2023. The ban does not affect Kuznetsov playing for the Capitals, who won the 2018 Stanley Cup. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
August 23, 2019 - 10:51 am
GENEVA (AP) — Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov tested positive for cocaine at the world championship and has been banned from the Russia team for four years. Kuznetsov failed a doping test after a sample was taken on May 26, the day Russia won the bronze medal game against the Czech...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo, Aldermanic President Lewis Reed, left, high-fives Carolyn Kindle Betz after a proposed soccer stadium in St. Louis was approved by unanimous vote at a meeting in St. Louis. On Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, the league officially announced that St. Louis would become its 28th club when it begins play for the 2022 season. “Our ownership group has come a long way since we first announced our bid last October at Mathews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club, and it’s an incredible feeling to now be able to say, ‘St. Louis is home to the first official majority female-led ownership group in MLS,’” said Carolyn Kindle Betz, granddaughter of Enterprise founder Jack Taylor and the president of Enterprise Holdings Foundation. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
August 20, 2019 - 2:03 pm
The prospects of a Major League Soccer franchise ever calling St. Louis home appeared to have died two years ago when voters turned down the use of a business tax to finance a new downtown stadium. Then a new potential ownership group came along. Led by members of the founding family of car rental...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) is defended by Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree' Jackson (25) in the first half of an NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn. The NFL has conditionally reinstated Gordon. Commissioner Roger Goodell notified Gordon on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, that on Sunday, Gordon can rejoin the team for meetings and conditioning and individual workouts. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)
August 16, 2019 - 6:41 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Josh Gordon's winding career has included several second chances following a trail of multiple drug suspensions that cast doubt whether the talented but troubled playmaker would ever get on an NFL field again. He's getting yet another opportunity. The NFL conditionally reinstated the...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo, Joe Tsai speaks to reporters during a news conference before a WNBA exhibition basketball game between the New York Liberty and China in New York. Tsai has agreed to buy the remaining 51 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center from Mikhail Prokhorov in deals that two people with knowledge of the details say are worth about $3.4 billion. Terms were not disclosed Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, but the people told The Associated Press that Tsai is paying about $2.35 for the Nets — a record for a U.S. pro sports franchise — and nearly $1 billion in a separate transaction for the arena. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 16, 2019 - 12:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a record sale for a U.S. sports franchise, the co-founder of Alibaba agreed to buy the remaining 51 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center for about $3.4 billion, two people with knowledge of the details said Friday. Joe Tsai already had purchased 49 percent of the team...
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Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly yells towards umpire John Tumpane after a balk call was made on Miami Marlins starting pitcher Caleb Smith during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Miami. Mattingly was thrown out of the game. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
August 14, 2019 - 6:00 pm
MIAMI (AP) — His club seemingly headed to a second consecutive last-place finish in the NL East, Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter isn't ready to disclose whether manager Don Mattingly will return next season. "There hasn't been a decision yet," Jeter said before Miami hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers on...
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August 12, 2019 - 5:33 pm
A petition reportedly has been filed with the National Labor Relations Board seeking to create a separate union for NFL running backs. According to the website Law360, the petition was filed Thursday by the International Brotherhood of Professional Running Backs and focuses on the shorter careers...
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Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills kneels during the national anthem before the team's preseason NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
August 09, 2019 - 12:24 am
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills says he has no hard feelings toward Stephen Ross regarding the team owner's support of Donald Trump, and says his objections to a fundraiser for the president aren't political. But Stills says there's a contradiction in Ross supporting...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2019, file photo, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross speaks in Davie, Fla. Ross, a billionaire New York investor who is hosting a high-dollar fundraiser for President Donald Trump also has a financial interest in the president’s business empire. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
August 08, 2019 - 5:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A billionaire New York investor and owner of the Miami Dolphins who is hosting a high-dollar fundraiser for Donald Trump on Friday also has a financial interest in the president's business empire — including his iconic Manhattan tower. Shortly after Trump's election, Stephen M...
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August 07, 2019 - 4:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Illinois' two senators have urged Major League Baseball to be more transparent about fans who are injured by foul balls, saying the lack of data is creating confusion about the extent of the problem. Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth said in a letter to baseball...
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2019, file photo, Washington Redskins wide receiver Terry McLaurin (17) runs drills with teammates Samaje Perine (32) and Darlin Kidsy Jr., (84) during the Washington Redskins NFL football training camp in Richmond, Va. The Redskins will become the first NFL team to have a gambling-focused telecast of their games, offering cash prizes to viewers who correctly predict in-game outcomes during the preseason. The telecasts on the regional cable network NBC Sports Washington will follow a formula established by the Redskins’ NBA neighbors, the Washington Wizards. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
August 06, 2019 - 8:32 pm
The Washington Redskins will become the first NFL team to have a gambling-focused telecast of their games, offering cash prizes to viewers who correctly predict in-game outcomes during the preseason. The telecasts on the regional cable network NBC Sports Washington will follow a formula established...
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