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File - In this Oct. 16, 2018 file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft arrives for the NFL football fall meetings in New York. On Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, Kraft was awarded Israel's 2019 Genesis Prize, a $1 million recognition widely known as the "Jewish Nobel Prize." Organizers of the prize announced they were recognizing Kraft’s philanthropy and commitment to Israel. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 09, 2019 - 3:16 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been awarded Israel's 2019 Genesis Prize in recognition of his philanthropy and commitment to combatting anti-Semitism, organizers of the prize announced on Wednesday. The $1 million award, widely known as the "Jewish Nobel" prize, is...
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Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau directs his team against the Orlando Magic in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
January 06, 2019 - 9:44 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves had just posted their fourth-largest margin of victory of the season, and Tom Thibodeau looked and sounded satisfied Sunday as the demanding and intense coach used his postgame news conference to praise the attitude and energy with which his team had...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 file photo, New York Yankees relief pitcher Zach Britton delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning of Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series in New York. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that reliever Zach Britton and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $39 million, three-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 because the agreement was subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
January 05, 2019 - 8:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Britton is staying with the New York Yankees, agreeing to a $39 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday night because the agreement was subject to a successful physical...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2016, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Troy Tulowitzki throws out Arizona Diamondbacks' Brandon Drury during the fourth inning of an interleague baseball game, in Phoenix. The Yankees have obtained a low-cost infield replacement, agreeing to a one-year contract with shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for the major league minimum $555,000, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, because the agreement, first reported by ESPN, is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
January 02, 2019 - 10:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press the New York Yankees have agreed to a one-year contract with shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for the major league minimum $555,000. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement,...
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A general view of Notre Dame Stadium is seen in the second period of the NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
January 01, 2019 - 5:57 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said he hasn't reached out to the Dallas Stars about CEO Jim Lites' expletive-laced criticism of high-priced forwards Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin. Lites ripped Benn and Seguin on Friday, telling reporters their play has been "terrible" and...
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Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross speaks during a news conference after head football coach Adam Gase was fired, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Davie, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
December 31, 2018 - 1:11 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins' coaching carousel is spinning again. Adam Gase was fired Monday as part of the latest organizational shake-up after the Dolphins finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the 15th time in 17 years. Owner Stephen Ross ordered a roster overhaul and acknowledged it may...
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December 31, 2018 - 12:02 pm
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have fired offensive coordinator Steve Sarkasian, defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel and special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong one day after the end of the team's first losing season since 2014. Falcons owner Arthur Blank said recently he still...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2017, file photo, Dallas Stars wing Jamie Benn skates the puck upice as center Tyler Seguin trails during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes in Dallas. Stars CEO Jim Lites ripped captain Benn and fellow high-priced forward Seguin, telling reporters their play has been “terrible” and saying owner Tom Gaglardi was frustrated as well. Lites requested the interviews Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, saying he believed Seguin and Benn deserved more public criticism with a team Lites says is underachieving. (AP Photo/Mike Stone, File)
December 28, 2018 - 6:50 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Stars CEO Jim Lites ripped captain Jamie Benn and fellow high-priced forward Tyler Seguin, telling reporters Friday their play has been "terrible" and saying owner Tom Gaglardi was frustrated as well. Lites requested the interviews, saying he believed Seguin and Benn...
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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 - 12:56 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have agreed to buy the Columbus Crew, guaranteeing the soccer team will not relocate. Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam have been working for months with a group headed by former Crew team doctor Peter Edwards to keep the Major League Soccer franchise in Ohio...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig (66) hits a three -run home run during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Milwaukee. The Dodgers shook up their National League-championship roster Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, trading Puig, Matt Kemp and left-hander Alex Wood and cash to the Cincinnati Reds for right-hander Homer Bailey. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
December 21, 2018 - 5:41 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers shook up their National League-championship roster Friday, trading Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and left-hander Alex Wood and cash to the Cincinnati Reds for right-hander Homer Bailey, who threw a pair of no-hitters before three major arm operations sidetracked...
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