Sports team and league operation

March 01, 2019 - 6:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's salary cap will jump $11 million next season to $188.2 million. In the ninth year of the 10-year labor agreement, the cap moves up from $177.2 million. It has increased in every year of the contract, with the biggest move in 2015 to 2016, when it went up by just under $12...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during NBA All-Star festivities in Charlotte, N.C. A person with knowledge of the matter says that the NBA recently sent a proposal to the National Basketball Players Association about lowering the minimum age to enter the NBA Draft from 19 to 18, as the sides continuing moving toward eliminating the "one-and-done" policy that has many elite players going to college for one season. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
March 01, 2019 - 5:08 pm
BOSTON (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he would consider shortening the regular season, but only if the league could develop something meaningful to do to replace the games — and revenue — they would be giving up. Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, Silver...
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FILe - In this Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, Ottawa Senators head coach Guy Boucher, left, speaks with assistant coach Marc Crawford during the third period of a preseason NHL hockey game in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Senators have fired coach Guy Boucher and named Marc Crawford as the interim replacement. General manager Pierre Dorion announced the abrupt firing Friday, March 1, 2019. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
March 01, 2019 - 1:23 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators fired coach Guy Boucher on Friday and named assistant Marc Crawford as the interim replacement with the NHL's last-place team mired in a six-game losing streak. "I want to thank Guy for his three years of service," general manager Pierre Dorion said. "He...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2018, file photo, Washington Nationals Bryce Harper (34) reacts to his winning hit during the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby, in Washington. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 28, 2019 - 4:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement is...
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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. The illicit massage parlor sting in Florida that ensnared Kraft is a reminder of how challenging it’s been to crackdown on underground prostitution operations. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
February 28, 2019 - 1:43 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has pleaded not guilty to two counts of misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution in a Florida case. Kraft's attorney Jack Goldberger filed the written plea in Palm Beach County court documents released Thursday. The 77-year-old...
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Jasmine Grace Marino, of Nashua, N.H., a former massage parlor prostitute, stands for a photograph, in Somerville, Mass., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Marino says she was forced to work at sites in Connecticut and Maine for five years by her then-boyfriend as she struggled with drugs and alcohol in her 20s. She's since written a book about her experience and runs Bags of Hope, a Boston-based nonprofit that helps women who have been trafficked or dealing with addiction and homelessness. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
February 27, 2019 - 6:04 pm
BOSTON (AP) — They're nestled amid bustling downtowns and tucked into nondescript strip malls across quiet suburbs. Brothels posing as massage parlors and Asian spas have been part of many American communities for decades, hidden in plain sight. But the Florida prostitution sting that ensnared New...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 file photo, Timo Boll carries the flag of Germany during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Athletes in Germany have scored a victory over Olympic restrictions on games-times advertising. A German federal agency says "abusive" limits on Olympic promotional activities should be relaxed. The Federal Cartel Office says the Olympic Charter's rules are "too far-reaching and thus constitute abusive conduct." (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
February 27, 2019 - 12:38 pm
GENEVA (AP) — In a win for athletes over Olympic restrictions, a German anti-trust agency has ruled that "abusive" limits on games-time promotional activities should be relaxed. The Olympic Charter's rules are "too far-reaching and thus constitute abusive conduct," the Federal Cartel Office said in...
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File-This Sept. 21, 2018, file photo shows Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado in the first inning during a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Arenado likes where he's at and the direction the Colorado Rockies are headed. So he's staying put. For possibly a long, long time. And for a chance to finish what this team has been brewing. The All-Star third baseman agreed to a $260 million, eight-year contract on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been finalized. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
February 26, 2019 - 8:43 pm
DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado likes where he's at and the direction the Colorado Rockies are headed. So he's staying put. For possibly a long, long time. And for a chance to finish what this team has been brewing. The All-Star third baseman and Rockies agreed to an eight-year contract on Tuesday, and...
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February 25, 2019 - 5:41 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 24, 2019 - 9:43 pm
RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Martin Trainer won the Puerto Rico Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a 5-under 67 at windy Coco Beach Golf and Country Club for a three-stroke victory over four players. Making his 11th PGA Tour start, Trainer birdied four of the last 10 holes...
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