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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2019, file photo, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald attends a news conference after winning an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, in Cincinnati. Fitzgerald is coming back to the team for the 2020 season. There was speculations the 36-year-old Fitzgerald might retire, but the team announced Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, he has signed a one-year contract. (AP Photo/Frank Victores, File)

Cardinals WR Fitzgerald purchases minority stake in Suns

Jan. 22, 2020 11:19 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has purchased a minority stake in the NBA's Phoenix Suns. Fitzgerald just finished his 16th season with the Cardinals and is among the most productive receivers in NFL history. He recently signed a one-year deal to return for 2020. The...

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, Kansas City Royals owner David Glass reacts as he watches batting practice before the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Former Walmart Inc. chief executive Glass, who owned the Royals for nearly two decades before selling the franchise last fall, died last week of complications form pneumonia. He was 84. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley, File)

Former Walmart exec, Royals owner David Glass dies at 84

Jan. 17, 2020 10:43 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Walmart Inc. chief executive David Glass, who owned the Kansas City Royals for nearly two decades before selling the franchise last fall, died last week of complications from pneumonia. He was 84. The Glass family said the businessman died Jan. 9. He had been dealing with...

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2019, file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock shouts from behind the bench during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks in Toronto. Babcock and Peter Laviolette are among the six coaches already fired this season. (Hans Deryk/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Analysis: NHL season marked by coaching carousel, changes

Jan. 15, 2020 3:15 PM EST

Firing coaches during the season has been relatively common in the NHL for decades. The volume is nonetheless jaw-dropping in 2019-20 — and there is still half a season to go. Seven coaches have been either fired or forced out. Gerard Gallant of the Golden Knights became the latest casualty Wednesday when...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Vikings interim offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, in Minneapolis. It's Kevin Stefanski's turn to try and fix the broken Browns. The Vikings offensive coordinator was officially hired by Cleveland on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020,  as the 18th full-time coach in franchise history and 10th since the Browns' expansion return, which to this point has been a resounding two-decade debacle. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes, File)

Stefanski officially hired as Browns coach, GM search on

Jan. 13, 2020 6:35 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Stefanski is getting a turn at fixing the busted Browns. The Vikings offensive coordinator was officially hired by Cleveland on Monday as the 18th full-time coach in franchise history and 10th since the Browns' 1999 expansion return, which to this point has been a resounding...

New Jersey Devils owner Josh Harris, left, announces interim general manager Tom Fitzgerald, right, to replace Ray Shero prior to an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Ray Shero is out as New Jersey Devils' general manager

Jan. 12, 2020 7:35 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Ray Shero has been fired as the New Jersey Devils' general manager after a four-plus year tenure that saw the three-time Stanley Cup champions make the playoffs only once. Owner Josh Harris announced the change less than 90 minutes before the struggling Devils were to face the Tampa Bay...

San Francisco 49ers players celebrate as a group after cornerback Richard Sherman (25), bottom center, intercepted a pass against the Minnesota Vikings during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

49ers win 1st playoff game in 6 years, 27-10 over Vikings

Jan. 11, 2020 8:58 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Richard Sherman anticipated the route for an interception and then watched the San Francisco 49ers run eight straight times for the touchdown that put them in control of their first playoff game in six years. The dominant defense and powerful running game that carried the Niners...

Agrazal clears waivers, sent to Triple-A Toledo

Jan. 11, 2020 7:36 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers announced Saturday right-hander Dario Agrazal has cleared waivers and been sent outright to Triple-A Toledo. The Tigers acquired him from the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash in a November trade. They designated the 25-year-old Agrazal for assignment earlier this month, when...

Villar avoids arbitration by reaching deal with Marlins

Jan. 10, 2020 10:35 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins newcomer Jonathan Villar reached an agreement Friday on an $8.2 million, one-year contract. Right-hander Jose Ureña agreed to $3.75 million and left-hander Adam Conley to $1,525,000. First baseman Jesús Aguilar swapped proposed salaries with the Marlins. He asked for a...

Tigers trade for Haase, designate Agrazal for assignment

Jan. 8, 2020 4:54 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers acquired catcher Eric Haase from the Cleveland Indians for cash on Wednesday and designated right-hander Dario Agrazal for assignment. Haase, who turned 27 last month, played in 19 games for Cleveland over the past two seasons, going 3 for 32 at the plate. He hit .226 with...

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots special teams coach Joe Judge speaks with reporters before an NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass. The New York Giants and Patriots assistant Joe Judge are working on a deal for him to become the team's head coach, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press The person spoke to the on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, because the deal is not done. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

AP source: Giants nearing deal with Pats' Judge to be coach

Jan. 7, 2020 7:33 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New England Patriots assistant Joe Judge probably is going to have to wait another day before finalizing a contract to become the somewhat surprising choice as head coach of the four-time champion New York Giants. The team and representatives for Judge worked most of Tuesday on...