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New Giants GM Schoen talks process, building the right way

Jan. 26, 2022 18:26 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Rather than promise a quick turnaround, new general manager Joe Schoen promised to build the New York Giants the right way while keeping in mind he wants to see improvement every season. The fresh-faced 42-year-old Schoen was introduced as the Giants...

Providence names Steven Napolillo its athletic director

Jan. 26, 2022 16:04 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence has named Steven Napolillo its next athletic director, the school's president, the Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard, announced Wednesday. Napolillo succeeds Bob Driscoll, who announced last week that he would retire after serving as the Friars’ AD for 21...

Brewers make Henderson bullpen coach, Erickson gets infield

Jan. 18, 2022 11:26 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have promoted Jim Henderson to take over as bullpen coach for the departing Steve Karsay. In other moves, the Brewers moved Matt Erickson to infield and assistant hitting coach and hired Daniel Vega as an assistant strength and conditioning...

Kuzma, Beal lead Wizards to 117-98 rout of 76ers

Jan. 17, 2022 18:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joseph Blair was next in Washington's line of succession. With coach Wes Unseld Jr. and assistant Pat Delany in health and safety protocols, it would be his job to run the team. Blair's players made that task a little easier. “Some feelings, words...

Court victory clears path for sale of Denver Broncos

Jan. 11, 2022 20:33 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have cleared their final legal hurdle to begin the process of transferring ownership of the team, likely through a sale of the franchise valued at nearly $4 billion. Denver County District Court Judge Shelley I. Gilman ruled Tuesday that a...

Jazz owner Smith, 76ers part owner Blitzer buying RSL

Jan. 05, 2022 17:47 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Major League Soccer has approved the sale of Real Salt Lake to David Blitzer and Smith Entertainment Group. Blitzer also has an ownership stake in the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, the NHL's New Jersey Devils and the Premier League's Crystal Palace. Smith...

Iowa Cubs outgoing owner, associates give $600K in bonuses

Jan. 03, 2022 15:46 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When outgoing Iowa Cubs chairman and owner Michael Gartner gathered the team’s 23 full-time employees last week in Principal Park’s Betfred Sports Lounge, he told them he was handing out new business cards. What he handed out instead were bonus checks...

Reaction to the death of former NFL coach, player Dan Reeves

Jan. 01, 2022 16:01 PM EST

Reaction to the death of longtime NFL coach and player Dan Reeves: “Legendary NFL player and coach Dan Reeves passed away, peacefully and surrounded by his loving family at his home in Atlanta, GA, early this morning at age 77 due to complications from dementia. His legacy will...

NFL players, owners help 'Inspire Change' for social justice

Dec. 31, 2021 12:05 PM EST

The NFL is highlighting its Inspire Change social justice initiative in stadiums and during game broadcasts during the final two weeks of the regular season. Video content will be used to amplify the impactful social justice work done by NFL players, clubs, league, and social justice...

Man to plead guilty in Tom Brady Super Bowl ring fraud

Dec. 20, 2021 21:20 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A New Jersey man who posed as a former New England Patriots player in order to buy and sell Super Bowl rings that he claimed were gifts to Tom Brady's family will plead guilty to fraud, federal prosecutors said Monday. The plea agreement by Scott V. Spina Jr.,...