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MLB commissioner Manfred says 2023 'big year' for A's future

Dec. 06, 2022 23:12 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Oakland Athletics will have their relocation fee waived if they decide to move to Las Vegas, and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says 2023 is a big year when it comes to the future of the franchise. Speaking at baseball's winter meetings in San Diego, Manfred also...

Ohtani keeping watch on Angels' offseason moves from afar

Dec. 06, 2022 19:27 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Even though Shohei Ohtani is back in Japan for the offseason, he has been in frequent contact with Los Angeles Angels general manager Perry Minasian about the team’s offseason moves. “We talk a lot. He’s asking me daily who we’re getting,” Minasian said...

Portland Sea Dogs are being sold, but sticking with Red Sox

Dec. 06, 2022 12:49 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Portland Sea Dogs are being sold to a group that owns several minor league baseball teams, ending nearly three decades of family ownership, the club announced Tuesday. The sale to Diamond Baseball Holdings is expected to be completed by year's end. The...

Panthers owner David Tepper scrutinized in criminal probe

Dec. 02, 2022 15:42 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper and his real estate company are the focus of a criminal investigation to see if they misused any public money in their failed effort to build a practice facility for the NFL team in South Carolina. The York County Sheriff's...

Thorns to be sold amid fallout from women's soccer scandals

Dec. 01, 2022 12:01 PM EST

The owner of the Portland Thorns announced Thursday he is putting the club up for sale, the latest fallout from an investigation into misconduct in the National Women’s Soccer League. Merritt Paulson’s decision comes nearly two months after a pair of team executives were...

Seattle Sounders promote Craig Waibel to general manager

Nov. 30, 2022 14:08 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Sounders have promoted Craig Waibel to general manager and chief soccer officer, the team announced Wednesday. Waibel steps into the role that was held by Garth Lagerwey before he left last week to take over as the president and CEO of Atlanta...

Auburn hires Liberty's Hugh Freeze, who's coming back to SEC

Nov. 28, 2022 19:35 PM EST

Auburn is bringing Hugh Freeze back to the Southeastern Conference as head coach of the Tigers, more than five years after his resignation from SEC West rival Mississippi amid both personal and NCAA scandals. Auburn athletic director John Cohen announced on Monday the hiring of...

Inflation or not, price of pro sports teams keeps going up

Nov. 24, 2022 05:31 AM EST

Inflation isn’t going to hurt the bankrolls of sports team owners. In fact, it may help. While the uber-rich will have to pay a little more for their eggs at the grocery store – just like everyone else – inflation isn’t likely to affect the bottom lines at...

Monday night return has Colts, Steelers planning prime show

Nov. 23, 2022 19:32 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (3-7) at INDIANAPOLIS (4-6-1) Monday, 8:15 p.m. EST, ESPN FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Colts by 3 AGAINST THE SPREAD: Steelers 4-5-1; Colts 5-6 SERIES RECORD: Steelers lead 25-6 LAST MEETING: Steelers beat the...

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...