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Judges question warrants in Kraft massage parlor sex case

Jun. 30, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida appellate judges on Tuesday questioned the legality of search warrants that let police secretly video record New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others paying for massage parlor sex, pressing a prosecutor on his contention that the warrants were legally valid. ...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft waves to fans as he walks on the field prior to the team's NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore. Florida prosecutors will try to save their prostitution solicitation case against Kraft when they argue before an appellate court Tuesday, June 30, 2020, that his rights weren't violated when police secretly video recorded him allegedly paying for sex at a massage parlor. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Patriots owner's prostitution case heads to appellate court

Jun. 29, 2020 8:55 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors charging New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with twice buying sex from massage parlor prostitutes will attempt to save their case this week by arguing to an appeals court that his rights weren't violated when police secretly video-recorded him in the act. ...

Dixie Brewery looks to rebrand amid discussions about racism

Jun. 26, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A historic New Orleans brewery and all of its products are getting a new name. New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson said Friday she is in the process of rebranding Dixie Brewery, which reopened this year in New Orleans after being shuttered since Hurricane Katrina hit the...

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020, file photo, Boston Red Sox baseball team owner John Henry, left, listens as chairman Tom Werner speaks during a news conference at Fenway Park in Boston. Liverpool won its first league title since 1990, clinching Thursday, June, 25, 2020. Because of the pandemic, Henry and Werner, who headed the group that bought the team in 2010, watched on television from the U.S. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Shouting distance: Henry, Werner cheer Liverpool title

Jun. 26, 2020 2:49 AM EDT

They had waited 10 years for this, just the last of three decades of frustration for Liverpool supporters that included tragedy and heartbreak yet rarely silenced the passionate scouse voices singing in the Kop. When the final whistle sounded at London's Stamford Bridge, John Henry was in Brookline,...

FILE - In this March 24, 2019, file photo, Detroit Lions owner and chairwoman Martha Firestone Ford, right, along with daughter Sheila Hamp, arrives at the annual NFL owners meetings in Phoenix. Martha Firestone Ford is stepping down as principal owner of the Detroit Lions. The Lions announced Tuesday, June 23, 2020, that Ford's daughter, Sheila Ford Hamp, is taking over as the team's principal owner and chairman. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)

Ford stepping down as Lions owner, daughter taking over

Jun. 23, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Sheila Ford Hamp went to visit with NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle in 1973 after being part of the first class of women who went to Yale as freshmen and graduated. She told him all she ever wanted to do was work for the league. As the daughter of the Detroit Lions’ owner, she had...

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2019, file photo, baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks to the media at the owners meeting in Arlington, Texas. The chance that there will be no Major League Baseball season increased substantially Monday, June 15, 2020, when the commissioner's office told the players' association it will not proceed with a schedule amid the coronavirus pandemic unless the union waives its right to claim management violated a March agreement between the feuding sides. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

MLB thinks Manfred has framework with Clark, union stays mum

Jun. 18, 2020 12:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After days of angry exchanges over money between Major League Baseball and the players' association, Commissioner Rob Manfred started to doubt whether there would be a 2020 season and said as much on national television. He then called union head Tony Clark and offered to fly from New York...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo, New York Giants coach Joe Judge speaks during a news conference in East Rutherford, N.J. Since taking over as the New York Giants coach in January, Joe Judge has made the team and its welfare his main focus.  His approach to being the head guy for the first time was to be prepared, demanding, disciplined and ready to adjust. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Judge says Giants' will approach social issues as a team

Jun. 17, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

Even before he has spent one day with his full team, Joe Judge has been tested in unforeseen ways. Two months after starting his new job as coach of the New York Giants, the coronavirus pandemic hit. The Giants had to learn as a young team with a new coach and staff how to conduct business and even a draft...

FILE - In this July 10, 2018, file photo, a statue of former Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson stands outside an entrance to Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. The statue of former Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson was removed from in front of the team's stadium, Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Statue of ex-Panthers owner removed from outside stadium

Jun. 10, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A statue of former Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, who was accused in 2017 of making sexually suggestive comments to women and a racial slur directed at a black team scout, was lifted from its pedestal outside the team's stadium and taken away Wednesday. “We were...

Court rules that Chiefs don't owe $1M in back taxes

Jun. 2, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court has found that the Kansas City Chiefs don't owe $1 million in back taxes on the decade-old Arrowhead Stadium renovation after all. The Kansas City Star reports that the court found Tuesday that the state's Administrative Hearing Commission erred last...

FILE - In this April 8, 2020, file photo, an empty Parkview Field minor league baseball stadium is viewed in downtown Fort Wayne, Ind. Minor league umpires are out of jobs so far and maybe all year with no minor league seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Mike Moore/The Journal-Gazette via AP, File)

The Latest: West Indies cricket cutting pay by 50%

May. 29, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Cricket West Indies has announced a temporary 50% reduction in salaries and funding across the region from July 1. CWI has kept players, staff, umpires and coaches on full pay since the outbreak began, but the lack of any...