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Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., who is running for reelection, speaks to the media at Cobb County International Airport on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Kennesaw, Ga. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

Dream close to being sold, taking Loeffler out of WNBA

Jan. 20, 2021 3:40 PM EST

The Atlanta Dream are close to being sold, ending defeated U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler's contentious stint as a WNBA owner. “As it relates to the Atlanta Dream, we understand a sale of the franchise is close to being finalized,” the league said in a statement. “Once the sale negotiation is...

49ers promote DeMeco Ryans to DC, Mike McDaniel to OC

Jan. 18, 2021 3:16 PM EST

The San Francisco 49ers promoted linebackers coach DeMeco Ryans to defensive coordinator and run game coordinator Mike McDaniel to offensive coordinator on Monday to fill openings on the staff after Robert Saleh left to take over as head coach for the New York Jets. Saleh was hired by the Jets after a four-year...

Beerschot's Hernán Losada hired as coach of DC United

Jan. 18, 2021 11:39 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hernán Losada was hired Monday as coach of Major League Soccer's D.C. United. Losada had been manager of Belgium's Beerschot since the middle of the 2018-19 season. Ben Olson was D.C. United's coach from August 2010 until he was fired Nov. 8 and Chad Ashton followed as interim coach....

FILE - Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis, center, speaks during a news conference, officially renaming the Oakland Raiders to the Las Vegas Raiders, in front of Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas in this, Jan. 22, 2020, file photo. Raiders president Marc Badain listens at right. Mark Davis is expanding his sports empire in Las Vegas, buying the Aces from MGM Resorts International. The Raiders owner purchased the WNBA team Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, pending approval from the league's board of governors.(Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)

Raiders owner Mark Davis buying WNBA's Las Vegas Aces

Jan. 14, 2021 3:40 PM EST

Mark Davis is expanding his sports empire in Las Vegas, buying the Aces from MGM Resorts International. The Raiders owner purchased the WNBA team Thursday pending approval from the league's board of governors. “I am excited to announce that I have entered into an agreement to purchase the Las Vegas...

MLS still waiting to hear from players on new CBA proposal

Jan. 12, 2021 6:29 PM EST

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber said Tuesday that the MLS Players Association hasn't responded yet to the league’s proposed changes to the collective bargaining agreement. Garber said that while he understands players need an opportunity to adequately review the league’s proposal, time...

LAFC acquires Baird from Salt Lake, Kim from Busan IPark

Jan. 11, 2021 10:03 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles FC acquired forward Corey Baird from Real Salt Lake and defender Kim Moon-hwan from South Korean club Busan IPark on Monday. LAFC sent $500,000 in general allocation money, a 2021 international roster spot and future considerations to Salt Lake for Baird, who won the 2018 MLS...

In this screen grab taken from video, Major League baseball player Francisco Lindor answers questions during a virtual press conference introducing him as the New York Mets new shortstop, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in New York. (New York Mets via AP)

Francisco Lindor all smiles after trade from Indians to Mets

Jan. 11, 2021 2:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Lindor smiled widely for a full 40 minutes, enthralled to join a New York Mets team bulking up under new owner Steven Cohen. “They say it’s probably very contagious,” the Mets' new shortstop said. “I’m living my dream. I’m living the life...

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (24) runs through a hole during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

The Latest: Browns open 28-0 lead over Steelers

Jan. 10, 2021 9:15 PM EST

The Latest on wild-card Sunday in the NFL playoffs (all times EST): ___ 9 p.m. The Cleveland Browns are off to a record-setting start in Pittsburgh. The Browns have raced to a 28-0 lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Browns’ 28 points are the most by any team in the first quarter of a playoff game since...

FILE - Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor runs after hitting a double against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, in this Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, file photo. The Cleveland Indians have agreed to trade four-time All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor and pitcher Carlos Carrasco to the New York Mets, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told the Associated Press on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Mega deal: Indians trade star Lindor, Carrasco to Mets

Jan. 7, 2021 10:11 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians drafted and developed Francisco Lindor, who blossomed into an All-Star shortstop and one of baseball's best all-around players. Cleveland chased a World Series title with him. They'll now do it without Lindor. Knowing they could never meet his price, the Indians dealt the...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes throws a pass while being chased down by Atlanta Falcons Jacob Tuioti-Mariner during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Mahomes leads champion Chiefs to 14-2 mark in stacked AFC

Jan. 7, 2021 4:14 PM EST

So often, uneasy is the head that wears the crown. Yet the Kansas City Chiefs followed up their first Super Bowl title in half a century by posting the NFL’s best record at 14-2, earning the AFC’s only first-round bye in the expanded playoff format. Before their “B” team lost to the...