Sports team and league operation

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Brian Dozier hits an RBI single during the first inning of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, in Los Angeles. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that free-agent second baseman Brian Dozier and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a $9 million, one-year contract, subject to the successful completion of a physical exam. The person confirmed the deal on condition of anonymity Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, because neither the club nor player had announced anything. (AP Photo/Jae Hong, File)
January 10, 2019 - 10:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brian Dozier found his latest team — and the Washington Nationals found a temporary solution at second base. The free agent infielder and the Nationals agreed to a $9 million, one-year contract, subject to the successful completion of a physical exam, a person familiar with the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasmani Grandal advances to second on an error by Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett during a baseball game in Cincinnati. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Grandal and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a one-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Jan. 9, because the agreement, first reported by The Athletic, was subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
January 10, 2019 - 12:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Catcher Yasmani Grandal and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to an $18.25 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because the agreement, first reported by The Athletic...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2018, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Eric Reid (25) kneels during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, in Charlotte, N.C. The NFL and the NFL Players Association has released a joint statement saying an independent administrator found Panthers safety Eric Reid received the “normal” number of drug tests this season and he was not the subject of targeting by the league. Reid said in December he had been tested seven times by the NFL. He said the league was targeting him because of the ongoing collusion case against the NFL alleging that team owners conspired to keep him out of the league because of his decision to kneel during the national anthem to protest racial and social injustice. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)
January 09, 2019 - 2:00 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NFL and the NFL Players Association say outspoken Eric Reid was not singled out with excessive drug tests. The joint statement released Wednesday said an independent administrator found Reid received the "normal" number of drug tests this season. The statement said, "...
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January 09, 2019 - 2:51 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been awarded Israel's 2019 Genesis Prize, a $1 million recognition widely known as the "Jewish Nobel" prize. Organizers of the prize announced Wednesday they were recognizing Kraft's philanthropy and commitment to Israel. Kraft, who grew...
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Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau directs his team against the Orlando Magic in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
January 06, 2019 - 10:44 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves had just posted their fourth-largest margin of victory of the season, and Tom Thibodeau looked and sounded satisfied Sunday as the demanding and intense coach used his postgame news conference to praise the attitude and energy with which his team had...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 file photo, New York Yankees relief pitcher Zach Britton delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning of Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series in New York. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that reliever Zach Britton and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $39 million, three-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 because the agreement was subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
January 05, 2019 - 10:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Britton is staying with the New York Yankees, agreeing to a $39 million, three-year contract, a deal that could be worth $53 million over four seasons, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday night...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2016, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Troy Tulowitzki throws out Arizona Diamondbacks' Brandon Drury during the fourth inning of an interleague baseball game, in Phoenix. The Yankees have obtained a low-cost infield replacement, agreeing to a one-year contract with shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for the major league minimum $555,000, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, because the agreement, first reported by ESPN, is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
January 02, 2019 - 11:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press the New York Yankees have agreed to a one-year contract with shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for the major league minimum $555,000. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement,...
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A general view of Notre Dame Stadium is seen in the second period of the NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
January 01, 2019 - 6:57 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said he hasn't reached out to the Dallas Stars about CEO Jim Lites' expletive-laced criticism of high-priced forwards Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin. Lites ripped Benn and Seguin on Friday, telling reporters their play has been "terrible" and...
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Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross speaks during a news conference after head football coach Adam Gase was fired, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Davie, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
December 31, 2018 - 2:11 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins' coaching carousel is spinning again. Adam Gase was fired Monday as part of the latest organizational shake-up after the Dolphins finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the 15th time in 17 years. Owner Stephen Ross ordered a roster overhaul and acknowledged it may...
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December 31, 2018 - 1:02 pm
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have fired offensive coordinator Steve Sarkasian, defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel and special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong one day after the end of the team's first losing season since 2014. Falcons owner Arthur Blank said recently he still...
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