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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, center left, holds a jersey after the NHL Board of Governors announced Seattle as the league's 32nd franchise, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Sea Island Ga.. Joining Bettman, from left to right, is Jerry Bruckheimer, David Bonderman, David Wright, Tod Leiweke and Washington Wild youth hockey player Jaina Goscinski. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
December 05, 2018 - 9:22 am
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Seattle's NHL expansion team has its roots in Dave Tippett's computer. That's where the longtime coach-turned-senior adviser keeps a running list of players around the league who might be available in an expansion draft that is still 2½ years off. It is just an exercise for...
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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, left, shakes hands with Seattle Hockey Partners majority owner David Bonderman after the announcement by the National Hockey League Board of Governors to name Seattle as the home of the league's 32nd franchise, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Sea Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
December 04, 2018 - 1:13 pm
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Seattle is getting a National Hockey League team. It will just have to wait a little bit longer to drop the puck. The NHL Board of Governors unanimously approved adding Seattle as the league's 32nd franchise on Tuesday, with play set to begin in 2021 instead of 2020 to allow...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, right, high-five's Washington Wild hockey team wing Jaina Goscinski, 11, as Tod Leiweke, CEO of NHL Seattle, looks on during a news conference in Seattle. The NHL Board of Governors is meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Sea Island, Ga., to give final approval to Seattle's bid to add the league's 32nd team. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
December 04, 2018 - 11:24 am
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The Latest from the National Hockey League's Board of Governors meeting, where expansion to Seattle was on the agenda. (all times Eastern): 12:18 p.m. Fans at a downtown Seattle bar erupted with cheers following the announcement that the city was being awarded the 32nd NHL...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2018, file photo, Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera talks with the media following an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in Tampa, Fla. Rivera will take over defensive play calls from coordinator Eric Washington following the team’s four-game losing streak. The Panthers also fired defensive line coach Brady Hoke and assistant secondary/cornerbacks coach Jeff Imamura. The moves were announced after Rivera met with new owner David Tepper and general manager Marty Hurney on Monday morning, Dec. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken, File)
December 03, 2018 - 1:14 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Desperate to shake things up amid a four-game losing streak, Panthers coach Ron Rivera announced Monday he is taking over defensive playing calling duties In addition to demoting defensive coordinator Eric Washington, the Panthers also fired defensive line coach Brady Hoke...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2018, file photo, National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a news conference in New York. The NHL Board of Governors is expected to vote to approve Seattle expansion at their two-day meeting and will get updates on collective bargaining talks and the concussion lawsuit settlement. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
December 02, 2018 - 3:54 pm
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Seattle is one step away from landing an NHL franchise. Team and city executives have already secured more than 30,000 season-ticket deposits, got an arena plan passed through local government and wowed the executive committee of owners. It all pays off Tuesday when the NHL...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2017, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt warms up for the team's NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Houston. The Chiefs released Hunt on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, after video surfaced that showed the NFL's reigning rushing champion knocking over and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel hallway in February. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)
December 01, 2018 - 9:16 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs released running back Kareem Hunt on Friday night after video surfaced that showed the NFL's reigning rushing champion knocking over and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel hallway in February. The team issued a statement shortly after the NFL had...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2017, file photo, Tony Clark, head of the MLB Players Association, stands on the field before the All-Star Futures baseball game in Miami. The Major League Baseball Players Association has extended Clark's contract through 2022, a year past the expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement with Major League Baseball. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
November 29, 2018 - 11:13 am
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Tony Clark's contract as executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association was extended through 2022, a year past the expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement with MLB. The former All-Star first baseman became executive director after previous...
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Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference at MLB headquarters in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 27, 2018 - 5:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will put in place new procedures for vetting political contributions after giving $5,000 to Cindy Hyde-Smith, a Republican senator from Mississippi, and then asking for the money back following her controversial remarks. MLB's political action committee donated...
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MGM Resorts CEO James Murren, left, and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred speak during a news conference at MLB headquarters in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 27, 2018 - 4:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — MGM Resorts International became Major League Baseball's official gambling partner in the U.S. and Japan, a deal made as the sport tries to ensure more prevalent legal sports betting does not lead to any scandals of the type sparked by illegal wagers in its past. "Over the past 18...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2017, file photo, Texans owner Robert "Bob" McNair walks on the turf before an AFC Wild Card NFL game between the Texans and the Oakland Raiders, in Houston. McNair, billionaire founder and owner of the Texans, has died. He was 81. One of the NFL's most influential owners, McNair had battled both leukemia and squamous cell carcinoma in recent years before dying in Houston on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)
November 23, 2018 - 6:27 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Robert "Bob" McNair, billionaire founder and owner of the Houston Texans, has died. He was 81. One of the NFL's most influential owners, McNair had battled both leukemia and squamous cell carcinoma in recent years before dying in Houston on Friday. The team did not immediately...
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