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Escrow tops NHL players' list of concerns ahead of CBA talks

Jun. 16, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

Jonathan Toews says he just wants his contract to be worth what it says on paper. Right now, it's not that simple. Under terms of the collective bargaining agreement, NHL owners and players divide hockey-related revenue 50/50, and if player salaries exceed that split a certain percentage is withheld in escrow to...

FIFA wants Saudis to stop pirated Women's World Cup TV feeds

Jun. 16, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — FIFA wants Saudi-backed satellite broadcaster Arabsat to stop transmitting pirated feeds of Women's World Cup games from a Qatari network, part of an ongoing sports television rights dispute linked to the Gulf diplomatic crisis. Bootlegged feeds from Doha-based beIN Sports of top soccer...

Yankees get slugger Encarnación in trade with Mariners

Jun. 16, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Yankees acquired AL home run leader Edwin Encarnación in a trade with the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night, adding another feared slugger to what could be baseball's most powerful lineup when Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton return from injuries. Seattle is sending the...

AP Source: Lakers, Pelicans, agree on Anthony Davis trade

Jun. 15, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis will wind up with LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers after all. The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade the disgruntled Davis to the Lakers for point guard Lonzo Ball, forward Brandon Ingram, shooting guard Josh Hart and three first-round draft choices, several...

LA Kings buy out remainder of contract for D Dion Phaneuf

Jun. 15, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have bought out the final two years of defenseman Dion Phaneuf's contract. The Kings made the move Saturday. The 34-year-old veteran spent 93 games with the Kings, who acquired him in February 2018. Phaneuf scored 16 points and racked up 68 penalty minutes,...

Texans drop pursuit of Caserio, Patriots drop complaint

Jun. 14, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Texans have dropped their pursuit of Patriots executive Nick Caserio for their vacant general manager's job, and New England has withdrawn the grievance it filed against Houston. Texans owner Cal McNair released a statement Friday saying the Texans would no longer seek interviews with...

Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at 75 before Hall enshrinement

Jun. 14, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — On a cool night in Santa Clara, California, on Feb. 7, 2016, John Elway thrust the Lombardi Trophy into the air and hollered, "This one's for Pat!" It came 18 years after Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen had declared, "This one's for John!" following the franchise's first Super Bowl...

Pat Bowlen was not your typical NFL owner

Jun. 14, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Hall of Famer Gary Zimmerman realized Pat Bowlen wasn't your typical, meddlesome NFL owner his first Thanksgiving in Denver when he found a sign-up sheet for a turkey, surely a prank on the rookies and other newcomers like himself. What the heck, he figured he'd play along, so he scribbled...

Judge clears Robert Kraft's attorneys of contempt accusation

Jun. 14, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge handed another loss to the prosecution in New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's misdemeanor prostitution solicitation case Friday, dismissing allegations that his attorneys tried to verbally intimidate a police officer and falsely accused him of lying. Judge...

Draft, free agency ... and lots of questions await the NBA

Jun. 14, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is expected to open next week's draft by announcing that Zion Williamson is the No. 1 overall selection headed to New Orleans. And four months after that, Silver will be in Toronto on opening night to help the Raptors hand out championship rings and watch...