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Report: LIV draft contract has restrictions and major bonus

Aug. 17, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A draft contract to play for Saudi-funded LIV Golf includes clauses that require players be available to recruit other players to the league and to get permission before granting exclusive interviews, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The Journal...

Former Phillies manager Joe Girardi to join Cubs TV booth

Aug. 17, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi has joined Marquee Sports Network as a game analyst for the Chicago Cubs, one of his former teams. Marquee said Wednesday that Girardi will be in the booth with Jon Sciambi and former big league pitcher Jim Deshaies...

Russian media: Lawyers for US basketball star Brittney Griner appeal her Russian prison sentence for drugs possession.

Aug. 15, 2022 05:48 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian media: Lawyers for US basketball star Brittney Griner appeal her Russian prison sentence for drugs possession.

Len Dawson, MVP of Chiefs' first Super Bowl win, in hospice

Aug. 12, 2022 22:18 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Len Dawson, the 87-year-old Hall of Fame quarterback who led the Kansas City Chiefs to their first Super Bowl title, has entered hospice care in Kansas City. KMBC-TV, the Kansas City station where Dawson began his broadcasting career in 1966, confirmed...

More than 3.1 million TV viewers for 'Field of Dreams' game

Aug. 12, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 3.1 million viewers watched Fox Sports' broadcast of Major League Baseball's second “Field of Dreams” game, about half of the audience for the 2021 game. The Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 on Thursday night at a throwback ballpark in eastern...

Barcelona sells more assets to clear Lewandowski for opener

Aug. 12, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Working against the clock, Barcelona sold off even more of its club assets on Friday so it could meet the Spanish league’s financial rules and clear Robert Lewandowski and other summer signings to play in its season opener. The troubled Spanish club was...

Go the Distance: Cubs, Reds play at Iowa's 'Field of Dreams'

Aug. 10, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) — David Bell's grandfather, father and brother played in the majors. Bell spent 12 years in the big leagues himself and worked as a coach and front office executive before taking over as manager of the Cincinnati Reds. So yeah, “ Field of Dreams,” a movie...

Notre Dame AD: Big Ten deal with NBC 'perfect' for Irish

Aug. 10, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick says the coming Big Ten television contract with NBC is a “perfect” way for the network to complement its deal with the Fighting Irish. Swarbrick held a live online chat for Notre Dame's alumni association...

Prime-time network, cable viewership for the week of Aug. 1

Aug. 09, 2022 21:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 1. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 6.24 million. 2. “60 Minutes Presents,” CBS, 5.93 million. 3. NFL Pre-Season Hall of Fame Game (Raiders vs. Jaguars), NBC, 5.48 million. 4. “Celebrity Family Feud,” ABC, 4.73...

AP sources: ESPN out of Big Ten TV rights negotiations

Aug. 09, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

As the Big Ten prepares to become a 16-team, coast-to-coast superconference with the additions of USC and UCLA in 2024, it is ending a 40-year relationship with ESPN and moving toward partnerships with two new networks. Two people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated...