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Interim President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Gafur Rakhimov attends a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov.1, 2018. With boxing’s Olympic future on the line, one-time Olympic silver medalist from Kazakhstan, Serik Konakbayev, will fight to save his sport, running against Interim President Rakhimov, as candidates in the upcoming presidential vote Saturday Nov. 3, at AIBA, the amateur boxing federation. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
November 03, 2018 - 2:33 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — An Uzbek businessman who has been accused of ties to organized crime was elected president of the amateur boxing association on Saturday, putting the sport on a collision course with the International Olympic Committee. The IOC criticized Gafur Rakhimov's bid to become head of AIBA,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike looks toward the scoreboard after receiving treatment for a cut on the face during the second half in Game 3 of the WNBA basketball finals against the Minnesota Lynx in Los Angeles. The WNBA players have opted out of the current collective bargaining agreement that runs through October 2021, allows the players' union to start negotiating the new one now. "We look forward to our upcoming discussions and negotiating a new agreement with the league," the players' union, led by Ogwumike, said in a statement. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
November 01, 2018 - 7:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA players have exercised their right to terminate their collective bargaining agreement after the 2019 season, cutting the deal short by two years. The current labor contract started on March 5, 2014, and had been scheduled to run through October 2021 or the day after the last...
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Los Angeles Dodger general manager Farhan Zaidi talks as President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman, left, during a press conference, on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles (Scott Varley/The Orange County Register via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 7:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers are in ongoing negotiations with ace Clayton Kershaw, and they still need to resolve the future of manager Dave Roberts, too. According to president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, the talks with Kershaw's camp are "ongoingly pleasant." The three-time NL Cy...
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A clock in Dodger Stadium turns to midnight at the beginning of the 17th inning in Game 3 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 27, 2018 - 3:19 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 12:15 a.m. The Dodgers and Red Sox are headed to the 18th inning in Game 3 of the World Series. Neither team did much offensively in the 17th against Los Angeles reliever Julio Urias and Boston's Nathan Eovaldi, who has now thrown...
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FILE - In this March 22, 1979, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider, left, talks with NHL president John Ziegler before an NHL Board of Governors meeting in Chicago. Former NHL President John Ziegler has died. He was 84. The NHL confirmed Ziegler's death in a statement by Commissioner Gary Bettman. Ziegler was living in Florida. The cause of death was not immediately known.(AP Photo/File)
October 26, 2018 - 2:19 pm
John Ziegler Jr., the NHL president who oversaw the merger with the World Hockey Association and was eventually ousted following labor unrest and a players' strike in 1992, has died. He was 84. The NHL confirmed Ziegler's death on its website, although the cause was not immediately known. He was...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, file photo, Carolina Panthers strong safety Eric Reid, center, takes a knee during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia. Reid's grievance against the Cincinnati Bengals has been denied by an arbitrator, a decision that has irked the NFL Players Association. The grievance claimed that Reid wasn't signed by any team because of his anthem protests. Reid joined this Panthers this month. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 24, 2018 - 2:44 pm
Eric Reid's grievance against the Cincinnati Bengals has been denied by an arbitrator, a decision that has irked the NFL Players Association. The union said that arbitrator Shyam Das found that the team asking Reid during a free-agent visit if he planned to kneel during the national anthem violated...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2006, file photo, New York Islanders owner Charles Wang addresses members of the media during a news conference, in Uniondale, N.Y. Wang, a technology company founder who formerly owned the New York Islanders hockey team has died. He was 74. His attorney John McEntee says in an emailed statement that Wang died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Oyster Bay, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
October 21, 2018 - 11:18 pm
OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (AP) — Charles Wang, a technology company founder and former owner of the New York Islanders hockey team, died Sunday. He was 74. Wang died of lung cancer in Oyster Bay, New York, his attorney, John McEntee, said in an emailed statement. Wang "was an entrepreneur, visionary, author...
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Houston Rockets' Chris Paul, second from left, is held back by Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, left, as Paul fights with Lakers' Rajon Rondo, center obscured, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Rockets won, 124-115. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 21, 2018 - 8:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lakers teammates Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul of the Rockets were suspended without pay Sunday for an on-court fight, with Paul taking the heaviest financial hit. Ingram was suspended four games, Rondo will sit out three games and Paul two games. The NBA handed...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2001 file photo, Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen appears in a suite in the team's stadium in Seattle. Allen, billionaire owner of the Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks and Microsoft co-founder, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 at age 65. Earlier this month Allen said the cancer he was treated for in 2009, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, had returned. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
October 15, 2018 - 7:09 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65. He died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, his...
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A view of the exterior of Wembley Stadium in London, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Britain is looking to host up to 60 major sporting events over the next 15 years, including soccer’s World Cup, to assert global influence and secure trade deals after Brexit. Building on the successful of the 2012 Olympics in London and the English Premier League, hosting major sporting events is now embraced as a key instrument of soft power by British Prime Minister Thresa May’s government. The UK Sport list of sporting events being targeted was revealed hours after May’s speech to her Conservative Party conference, with the centerpiece the 2030 World Cup. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 11, 2018 - 10:59 am
LONDON (AP) — The English Football Association will hold a special meeting to vote on whether to sell Wembley Stadium to Shad Khan, the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL franchise and London-based Premier League club Fulham. The FA council meeting will be held on Oct. 24 and the governing body'...
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