Sports team and league operation

FILE - In this March 23, 2016, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers forward Elton Brand stands during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. A person familiar with the situation says the Sixers have made Brand their new general manager, replacing Bryan Colangelo. Colangelo resigned in June as the 76ers' president of basketball operations after what an investigation concluded was "careless and in some instances reckless" sharing of sensitive team information on Twitter. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
September 18, 2018 - 6:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Elton Brand is in charge of the Philadelphia 76ers. A person familiar with the situation says the Sixers have made Brand their new general manager, replacing Bryan Colangelo. Colangelo resigned in June as the 76ers' president of basketball operations after what an investigation...
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September 13, 2018 - 2:13 am
BEIJING (AP) — Wayne Gretzky says the NHL should again allow its players to compete in the winter Olympics because sending the world's top hockey players is "always much better for everyone." Speaking to The Associated Press, the National Hockey League's all-time leading scorer says he hopes the...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge takes batting practice before a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 12, 2018 - 6:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees are set to achieve their goal of coming under baseball's luxury tax threshold for the first time since the penalty started in 2003. Boston and Washington remain the only teams on track to pay the tax his year, according to Aug. 31 figures compiled by the...
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Steve Yzerman, left, speaks alongside Julien BriseBois during an NHL hockey news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Tampa, Fla., where Yzerman announced that he is stepping down as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning. BriseBois, a longtime assistant, will take over as Yzerman moves to a senior adviser role working under BriseBois. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
September 11, 2018 - 5:40 pm
Steve Yzerman stepped down as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning after building them into a perennial contender, handing the reins to longtime assistant Julien BriseBois just two days before training camp. Yzerman will move to a senior adviser role working under BriseBois and he said he was...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2015 file photo, U.S. Olympic Committee Chairman Larry Probst speaks during a news conference in Redwood City, Calif. Larry Probst will step down as chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee at the end of 2018 ending a decade-long stay during which he restored the federation’s international reputation but will leave it facing as many problems as he inherited on the home front. Probst will be replaced by Susanne Lyons, who recently finished serving as interim CEO following the resignation of Scott Blackmun in February.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
September 10, 2018 - 8:35 pm
DENVER (AP) — Larry Probst will step down as chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee, exiting with a complicated legacy that includes restoring the federation's international reputation while leaving it saddled with as many problems on the home front as he faced when he arrived. Probst, who...
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Tennessee Titans players leave the field after a second lightning delay was called during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
September 09, 2018 - 8:14 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Jakeem Grant scored on a tiebreaking 102-yard kickoff return with 14 minutes to go, and the Miami Dolphins overcame two weather delays to win the longest game since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger, beating the Tennessee Titans 27-20 Sunday. Delays for lightning lasted a total of...
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A Chicago Bears fan drives into a parking lot near Lambeau Field before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
September 09, 2018 - 8:10 pm
The Latest on the NFL's first Sunday of the regular season (all times EDT): 9 p.m. The Chicago Bears are off to a fast start. A defense reinforced with pass-rushing linebacker Khalil Mack has forced the Green Bay Packers to punt on their first two drives. Chicago quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is...
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Tottenham Hotspur's Lucas Moura, left, celebrates with Harry Kane after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
September 09, 2018 - 12:32 pm
GENEVA (AP) — In a record result for European soccer, top-tier clubs combined to make a first-time profit of 600 million euros ($694 million) last year with spending on player transfers included. UEFA research — involving 711 clubs' financial accounts ending in 2017 — showed they turned around a...
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Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan prepares to throw a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
September 06, 2018 - 9:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Atlanta Falcons playing the Philadelphia Eagles in the opening game of the NFL season (all times local): 10:35 p.m. The Atlanta Falcons lead the Philadelphia Eagles 6-3 after a sloppy, penalty-filled first half Thursday night to open the NFL season. Although...
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NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly speaks at a news conference for the NHL Winter Classic hockey game at United Center in Chicago, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. The Boston Bruins will play the Chicago Blackhawks at Notre Dame Stadium on New Year's Day in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
September 06, 2018 - 5:29 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Clayton Keller took an eight-hour bus ride from Montreal to Boston for a hockey game at Fenway Park and won't soon forget the experience of playing outdoors. "It was pretty cool," Keller said. He'd love to take the game outside again in the NHL with the Arizona Coyotes but will...
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