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AP source: Marlins' Mattingly agrees to contract extension

Sep. 19, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly has agreed to a contract extension and will return for a fifth season in 2020, a person familiar with the negotiations said Thursday. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Marlins hadn't announced...

Yankees' Germán on leave under MLB domestic violence policy

Sep. 19, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees star pitcher Domingo Germán was placed on administrative leave under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy on Thursday, casting doubt over whether New York's top winner this season will be available for the playoffs. Manager Aaron Boone was informed of the decision...

Belmont Park to host entire fall meet on site

Sep. 19, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Belmont Park's entire 37-day fall meet will be run at the venerable track instead of having a portion of it at Aqueduct. The New York Racing Association said Thursday that the current construction site preparation for the New York Islanders' new arena at Belmont Park is having less impact...

Devils promote Hugh Weber, with Jake Reynolds new president

Sep. 19, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have promoted team president Hugh Weber and replaced him with Jake Reynolds. Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, the team owners, announced the move Thursday. It takes effect immediately. Reynolds will oversee all business, revenue, strategy and operations...

Saints QB Brees has surgery on hand, teammates move on

Sep. 18, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — As Drew Brees underwent surgery on his injured throwing hand Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles, his New Orleans Saints teammates went about business mostly as usual preparing for their first game without the star quarterback. The plan remains to be a Super Bowl contender. Nothing's changed....

MLB, players' union donate to Bahamas relief on Clemente Day

Sep. 18, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players' union have made a joint donation of $210,000 to help with relief and recovery in the Bahamas after the destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian. The donation was made Wednesday, recognized as Roberto Clemente Day in the majors. The late Pittsburgh Hall...

Tsai completes purchase of Nets, arena, hires Levy as CEO

Sep. 18, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have a new owner and a new CEO. Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai completed his purchase of the team and Barclays Center on Wednesday, then announced that he had hired former Turner Broadcasting President David Levy to oversee both. Tsai's purchase of the Nets was unanimously...

AP sources: Miami's Minkah Fitzpatrick traded to Steelers

Sep. 16, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick got his wish and was traded Monday night to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a first-round draft pick in 2020, two people familiar with the negotiations said. The people confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity...

Taking his shot: Jordan, NBA owners, enter tequila business

Sep. 16, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When Michael Jordan decided to get into the tequila business, he could have slapped his name on the label, maybe autographed a few bottles and sold out the whole run in hours. No matter what it tasted like. Instead, the basketball hall of famer and owner of the Charlotte Hornets teamed up...

NHL players stay with CBA, labor peace set to at least 2022

Sep. 16, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

The National Hockey League will play its next three seasons without the threat of a work stoppage amid optimism that labor peace will stretch beyond 2022. The NHL Players' Association on Monday announced it would not opt out of the current collective bargaining agreement. Combined with the owners' decision...