Sports team and league operation

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts hits an RBI-double during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Boston. Betts has agreed to a $27 million contract with the Red Sox. It is the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
February 10, 2020 - 9:31 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Mookie Betts and David Price are Los Angeles Dodgers. The Boston Red Sox are tax dodgers. Boston and Los Angeles finalized the on-again, off-again deal that will send the 2018 AL MVP and 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner to the West Coast on Monday night — just hours before the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson, watches the team warm up, before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in New Orleans. The Saints contend their behind-the-scenes public relations work on the area’s Roman Catholic sexual abuse crisis was “minimal,” but attorneys suing the church allege hundreds of confidential Saints emails show just the opposite, the team actively helping to shape a list of credibly accused clergy that appears to be an undercount. Benson, who is close friends with the local archbishop, have disputed as “outrageous” any suggestion that the team helped cover up crimes. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
February 10, 2020 - 6:36 pm
The owner of the New Orleans Saints said Monday that the NFL team played no role in determining which priests would be named in the list of “credibly accused” clergy published by the area's Roman Catholic Church. Gayle Benson, a devout Catholic who has donated millions of dollars to church causes,...
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February 07, 2020 - 6:18 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former fan favorite Hunter Pence is returning to the San Francisco Giants, agreeing to a contract that will give the young club a veteran presence in both the outfield and clubhouse in a season of big change ahead. A person with direct knowledge of the deal said Friday that...
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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred answers questions at a press conference during MLB baseball owners meetings, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 06, 2020 - 9:51 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball intends to impose new limits on what live video is available to teams, and Commissioner Rob Manfred hopes to complete his investigation into alleged electronic sign stealing by the Boston Red Sox before spring training camps open next week. "I think you...
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Fred Wilpon, principal owner of the New York Mets, waves as he heads to a meeting during MLB baseball owners meetings, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 06, 2020 - 7:13 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says talks have ended over the proposed sale of a controlling share of the New York Mets from the families of Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz to hedge fund manager Steven Cohen. The Mets said Dec. 4 the contemplated deal between Sterling Partners and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo, Seattle Sounders captain Nicolas Lodeiro, right, lifts the MLS Cup trophy as he celebrates with teammates after the Sounders defeated Toronto FC in the MLS Cup championship soccer match in Seattle. Major League Soccer and its players have reached a new five-year collective bargaining agreement in time for the start of the season. The new contract must be approved by the MLS Board of Governors and the membership of the Major League Soccer Players Association. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
February 06, 2020 - 11:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The minimum salary for senior players in Major League Soccer will rise from $70,250 last year to $109,200 in 2024 as part of a five-year collective bargaining agreement, and the use of charter flights will expand. Free agent eligibility also will increase under the agreement...
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Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, right, defends along with guard Landry Shamet during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 06, 2020 - 1:02 am
MIAMI (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says Andre Iguodala is headed to Miami after the Heat and Memphis Grizzlies agreed Wednesday night on his long-awaited trade. As part of the deal, Iguodala agreed to a two-year extension, with the second of those years being a team option,...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2017, file photo, former Cincinnati Reds player Pete Rose attends a news conference during his statue dedication ceremonies before a baseball game between the Reds and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Cincinnati. Rose once again asked Major League Baseball to end his lifetime ban, saying the penalty is unfair compared with discipline for steroids use and electronic sign stealing. Rose's lawyers submitted the application Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, to baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, who in December 2015 denied the previous request by the career hits leader. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
February 05, 2020 - 12:13 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Pete Rose again asked Major League Baseball to end his lifetime ban, saying the penalty is unfair compared with discipline for steroids use and electronic sign stealing. Rose's lawyers submitted the application Wednesday to baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, who in December...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts smiles as he crosses home plate on his solo home run off Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Aaron Brooks in the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston. Betts and the Red Sox agreed Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, to a $27 million contract, the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
February 04, 2020 - 11:57 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Banking on Mookie Betts to be the missing piece in their World Series pursuit, the Los Angeles Dodgers finally pulled off a blockbluster deal with the cost-cutting Red Sox. Boston agreed to trade the 2018 AL MVP to the Dodgers on Tuesday night, according to two people with knowledge...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan celebrates with his dad, Mike, after the NFC Championship NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Santa Clara, Calif. Passing the family business onto the kids is a delicate chore, even when the whole world isn't watching. When it plays out in the NFL, everyone gets to see the successes and failures unveiled in real time. This year’s Super Bowl features two of those stories. San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan learned a lot of what he knows from his dad, Mike, who has three Super Bowl rings of his own back at home. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
February 01, 2020 - 1:36 am
MIAMI (AP) — San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan grew up living the life of a football coach's son. He liked it so much, he decided he wanted to be just like his dad. Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt grew up living the life of a football magnate's son. All signs pointed toward the likelihood...
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