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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban argues a call as they played the Utah Jazz during the second half an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Utah defeated Dallas 123-119. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
March 06, 2020 - 5:21 pm
The NBA fined Dallas owner Mark Cuban $500,000 on Friday for “public criticism and detrimental conduct” regarding officiating. Separately, the league sent a memo to teams reminding them of rules that govern conduct of owners, coaches and other team personnel during games. The memo, obtained by The...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish looks on before starting the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 05, 2020 - 5:42 pm
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago Cubs scratched right-hander Yu Darvish and second baseman Jason Kipnis on Thursday because of illness. In a series of tweets in Japanese, Darvish said he had a cough Wednesday and expressed reluctance about entering the clubhouse amid the coronavirus outbreak, but he...
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New York Yankees' Zack Britton delivers a pitch during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 04, 2020 - 7:21 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball has proposed banning player access to video during games, according to New York Yankees pitcher Zack Britton, but the union wants to allow it with protections that would prevent catchers' signs from being visible. Players' association head Tony Clark met...
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Former player agent and new New York Knicks president Leon Rose, center, takes a phone call during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets in New York, Monday, March 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 02, 2020 - 7:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Leon Rose has spent years as one of the NBA's most powerful agents. Now he will try to turn around one of its weakest franchises. The New York Knicks hired Rose as their president Monday, hoping he can sign and draft the kind of dominant players he's been representing. Rose is...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) rushes New York Jets offensive tackle Chuma Edoga during the first half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla. Standout defensive end Yannick Ngakoue no longer wants to sign a long-term deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Ngakoue announced his desire to play elsewhere via social media Monday, March 2, 2020, a move that could force the team to place the franchise tag on the 24-year-old disgruntled defender and trade him.(AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
March 02, 2020 - 2:52 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Firing unbending taskmaster Tom Coughlin was supposed to alleviate concerns some Jacksonville Jaguars had about playing for the oft-mismanaged franchise. It clearly didn't work. Standout defensive end Yannick Ngakoue said Monday he no longer wants to sign a long-term deal...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2017, file photo, retired Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, smiles outside Fenway Park in Boston. Ortiz is selling a lot of memorabilia from his baseball career at an estate sale scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at his home in the affluent Boston suburb of Weston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
February 27, 2020 - 10:59 am
WESTON, Mass. (AP) — Former Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is cleaning house, and you might be surprised by what he's selling. The man known to Red Sox fans as Big Papi is, of course, selling tons of memorabilia from his baseball career at an estate sale scheduled for Saturday at his...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2007, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, top, goes up for a shot between Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, left, and Al Jefferson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Bryant was one of eight finalists announced Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, as candidates for enshrinement into the Basketball Hall of Fame later this year, a decision that came as absolutely no surprise in his first year of eligibility. (AP Photo/Branimir Kvartuc, File)
February 27, 2020 - 8:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Some key Kobe Bryant memorabilia, including two of his Los Angeles Lakers uniforms and cement handprints from his induction into the Grauman’s Chinese Theater hall of fame gallery, are going up for sale in April. Julien’s Auctions said Thursday that the items would be up for sale on...
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Inter Miami CF Managing Owner Jorge Mas is interviewed during the Major League Soccer 25th Season kickoff event in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 26, 2020 - 4:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Three days ahead of the Major League Soccer's 25th season, owners, executives and players gathered for a day of unbridled optimism and hyperbole. Los Angeles FC lead owner Larry Berg predicted MLS will surpass Major League Baseball in popularity during the next 10 years and Inter...
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February 23, 2020 - 5:24 pm
RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Viktor Hovland won the Puerto Rico Open on Sunday to become the first Norwegian winner in PGA Tour history, chipping in for eagle on the par-5 15th and racing in a 30-footer for birdie on the par-5 18th for a one-stroke victory over Josh Teater. “The only or the first...
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Former Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade reacts during a ceremony for his jersey retirement at halftime as the Heat host the Cleveland Cavaliers in an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Miami. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
February 22, 2020 - 10:23 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade went through a long list of thank-yous as he delivered a 20-minute speech at his jersey retirement ceremony Saturday night, mentioning everyone from his business manager and the Miami Heat ball boys to Pat Riley. “I could have gone on for an hour,” Wade said following the...
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