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Sports construction rolls right through economic uncertainty

Nov. 17, 2022 06:17 AM EST

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — The hulking grandstand at the shuttered Arlington International Racecourse casts an eerie shadow as the sun sets on a weekday evening. It sits dormant on a tract of land that could be transformed in a major way. With the galloping horses long gone,...

Royals considering several sites for new stadium, owner says

Nov. 15, 2022 21:24 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have selected several potential sites to build a replacement for aging Kauffman Stadium, owner John Sherman said Tuesday. In a letter to fans posted on social media, Sherman said the sites are in or near downtown Kansas City, but he...

Panthers players push owner Tepper for grass field

Nov. 14, 2022 15:44 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A number of Carolina Panthers players are pushing the team’s multibillionaire owner David Tepper to replace the existing artificial surface at Bank of America Stadium with a grass field to help prevent injuries. Wide receiver D.J. Moore said team leaders...

A's still pursuing Oakland ballpark with eye on Las Vegas

Nov. 08, 2022 22:01 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Oakland Athletics continue to push for a new stadium in the Bay Area, general manager David Forst said Tuesday, despite baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred's recent concerns about whether a deal would get done there. The A's, Forst said at baseball's general...

Brooklyn Nets owners start program for minority-led startups

Nov. 07, 2022 15:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Clara Wu Tsai, co-owner of the Brooklyn Nets, launched the largest business accelerator for minority founders of early-stage startups on Monday. Named BK-XL, the accelerator will invest up to $500,000 each in 12 startups led by Black, Indigenous and other minority...

Dan Snyder and other billionaires who own the NFL's teams

Oct. 18, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder may not be on the formal agenda when his counterparts meet in New York on Tuesday. His name is sure to come up anyway. Snyder is the subject of multiple ongoing investigations by Congress and the league, and his status got renewed scrutiny last...

Fan sues Patriots, says they ruined his Brady-signed flag

Oct. 06, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots caused irreparable damage to a U.S. flag signed by Tom Brady by improperly displaying it in the team's hall of fame at Gillette Stadium, the flag's owner contends in a federal lawsuit. After it had been on display a couple of months, Brady's...

Indonesian police to charge 6 people in soccer disaster

Oct. 06, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police said Thursday they are bringing criminal charges against three officers and three civilians for their roles in the deaths of 131 people when police fired tear gas inside a soccer stadium, setting off a panicked run for the exits in which many were...

Broadway theater renamed in honor of James Earl Jones

Sep. 13, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The newly restored Cort Theatre on Broadway has been renamed after James Earl Jones, becoming the second theater on the Great White Way named after a Black artist. During Monday's ceremony included Norm Lewis singing “Go the Distance,” Brian Stokes Mitchell...

Movie chain Cineworld files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Sep. 07, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

Movie theater operator Cineworld Group LLC has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. as it deals with billions of dollars in debt and lower-than-expected attendance at screenings. “The pandemic was an incredibly difficult time for our business, with the enforced...