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Devils name Kate Madigan as assistant GM, furthering trend

Jul. 06, 2022 19:15 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have named their first female assistant general manager, making Kate Madigan the sixth woman to hold the title in the NHL. General Manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the promotion Wednesday, the day before the NHL draft. ...

Rudy Gobert arrives in Minnesota, after 9 seasons with Utah

Jul. 06, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

Rudy Gobert reads Twitter comments, so he’s aware that Minnesota fans didn’t like him very much during his first nine NBA seasons. And he also heard Timberwolves coach Chris Finch complain regularly about the way he sets screens. Those perspectives are probably going to change. ...

Baseball union promotes Meyer to deputy executive director

Jul. 06, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It appears Bruce Meyer will stick around to lead baseball players in the next round of collective bargaining in 2026. Meyer was promoted to deputy executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association on Wednesday after leading the union’s...

Cowboys criticized over deal with gun-themed coffee company

Jul. 05, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys sparked criticism on social media Tuesday after announcing a marketing agreement with a gun-themed coffee company with blends that include “AK-47 Espresso,” “Silencer Smooth” and “Murdered Out.” The partnership with the Black...

Hardy ready to rebuild Jazz as NBA's youngest head coach

Jul. 05, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Will Hardy knew some of the inner workings of the Utah Jazz before being named the league's youngest current head coach. Sure, it was in 2009, and he was just an intern. Ahead of his final year at Williams College, he put in eight weeks in the...

Sharks hire Mike Grier as NHL's first Black GM

Jul. 05, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks' three-month search for a general manager ended with a barrier-breaking hire as the team made longtime NHL forward Mike Grier the first Black GM in league history. “It means a lot to me,” Grier said at his introductory news conference...

Jody Allen: Seahawks, Blazers not for sale at this time

Jul. 05, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The NFL's Seattle Seahawks and NBA's Portland Trail Blazers are not currently for sale, the chairwoman of both franchises said Tuesday. Jody Allen's statement came amid growing speculation about the future ownership of the teams due to stipulations in Paul Allen’s...

Nats extend GM Mike Rizzo, manager Dave Martinez through '23

Jul. 02, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dave Martinez and Mike Rizzo are signed through the 2023 season after the Washington Nationals exercised their contract options for the World Series-winning manager and GM. Managing principal owner Mark Lerner announced the moves Saturday before the team's 80th...

Looney returning to Warriors on 3-year deal, Payton gone

Jul. 01, 2022 23:46 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors wanted to keep their roster together to make a run at a repeat. As the NBA's free agency period began, Golden State retained center Kevon Looney when he agreed to a $25.5 million, three-year contract, but lost several other key faces....

Analysis: Settlement best solution for Deshaun Watson, NFL

Jul. 01, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

Now that Deshaun Watson’s disciplinary hearing has concluded, the best solution for the NFL and the quarterback’s legal team is to reach a settlement before retired judge Sue Robinson issues a decision. Watson was accused of sexual misconduct by 24 women and has settled 20 of the...