Sports team ownership changes

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019 file photo, Rob Manfred, commissioner of Major League Baseball, speaks during a news conference at owners meetings in Orlando, Fla. Major League Baseball and Reds are this season commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Cincinnati Red Stockings, who pioneered professional baseball. Manfred will be grand marshal Thursday, March 28 of the 100th Findlay Market Opening Day Parade in Cincinnati. The colorful parade featuring floats, marching bands and celebrities will begin winding through the city. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
March 27, 2019 - 1:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball hopes to gain control of local broadcasting agreements involving its teams, the reason behind its bid to purchase regional sports networks from The Walt Disney Co. Disney acquired 22 RSNs as part of its $71 billion purchase of 21st Century Fox's entertainment...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft walks on the field before the AFC Championship NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. Florida prosecutors have offered a plea deal to Kraft and other men charged with paying for illicit sex at a massage parlor. The Palm Beach State Attorney confirmed Tuesday, March 19, 2019, it has offered Kraft and 24 other men charged with soliciting prostitution the standard diversion program offered to first-time offenders. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
March 23, 2019 - 2:44 pm
MIAMI (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is apologizing after being charged in a Florida massage parlor prostitution investigation. In a statement Saturday, Kraft acknowledged disappointing family, friends, co-workers, fans "and many others who rightfully hold me to a higher standard."...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft walks on the field before the AFC Championship NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. Florida prosecutors have offered a plea deal to Kraft and other men charged with paying for illicit sex at a massage parlor. The Palm Beach State Attorney confirmed Tuesday, March 19, 2019, it has offered Kraft and 24 other men charged with soliciting prostitution the standard diversion program offered to first-time offenders. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
March 19, 2019 - 3:10 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors have offered a plea deal to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men charged with paying for illicit sex at a massage parlor. The Palm Beach State Attorney's Office confirmed Tuesday it has offered Kraft and 24 other men charged with...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2019 file photo, Attorney General of New York, Letitia James, smiles during an inauguration ceremony in New York. James has opened a civil investigation into President Donald Trump's business dealings, taking action after his former lawyer told Congress he exaggerated his wealth to obtain loans. A person familiar with the inquiry said James issued subpoenas Monday, March 11, to Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank seeking records related to four Trump real estate projects and his failed 2014 bid to buy the NFL's Buffalo Bills. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
March 12, 2019 - 6:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general has opened a civil investigation into President Donald Trump's business dealings, acting after his former personal lawyer and fixer told Congress that he exaggerated his wealth to obtain loans. Trump tweeted an apparent response Tuesday night, decrying...
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FILE - At left, in a March 18, 2014, file photo, James Dolan, executive chairman of Madison Square Garden, listens to a question at a news conference, in New York. At right, in an April 11, 2017, file photo, former New York Knicks basketball player Charles Oakley talks to the press after an appearance in Manhattan Criminal Court, in New York. New York Knicks great Charles Oakley is tired of "bully" team owner James Dolan threatening to ban fans from Madison Square Garden. Oakley, the former NBA enforcer and rebounding machine with the Knicks, said Dolan was wrong to mouth off at a fan who encouraged him to sell the team during a loss at MSG. (AP Photo/File)
March 12, 2019 - 6:15 am
Former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley says team owner James Dolan is a "bully" for threatening to ban fans from Madison Square Garden. Oakley, a longtime NBA enforcer and rebounding machine, said Dolan was wrong to mouth off at a fan who told him to sell the team during a loss at MSG. Oakey...
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The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees stand for their national anthems before a spring training baseball game, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 08, 2019 - 2:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees are buying back the YES Network, partnering with Amazon in a deal that will give the company the right to stream games in the team's broadcast territory. The deal for the team's parent company to purchase 80 percent of the network from The Walt Disney Co. values...
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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, listens as he finishes a day of testimony to the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 27, 2019 - 6:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen said during his congressional testimony Wednesday that Donald Trump grossly overstated his wealth before becoming president, including inflating his assets during a failed bid to buy the Buffalo Bills in 2014. The claim raises questions about whether Trump could face...
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February 25, 2019 - 4:41 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft visited a Florida massage parlor for sex acts the night before and the morning of last month's AFC Championship Game, authorities said Monday in documents charging him with two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution. Kraft...
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February 22, 2019 - 9:39 pm
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, faces charges of soliciting a prostitute after he was twice videotaped in a sex act at a shopping-center massage parlor in Florida, police said Friday. The 77-year-old Kraft denied any wrongdoing. The case comes...
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FILE - In this May 12, 2015, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps speaks during an NBA basketball news conference at the team's practice facility in Metairie, La. A person familiar with the situation says the Pelicans have fired general manager Dell Demps. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, because the club has not announced it. Demps did not immediately return voice and text messages left with him Friday morning. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
February 15, 2019 - 12:54 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Pelicans have decided to fire ninth-year general manager Dell Demps and start the process of finding someone to deal with the fallout of All-Star Anthony Davis' recent trade demand, said a person familiar with the situation said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on...
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