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MLS announces plans to expand to 30 teams

Apr. 18, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

St. Louis and Sacramento, California, have been invited to submit formal bids for franchises as Major League Soccer's Board of Governors formally unveiled plans Thursday to expand to 30 teams. Commissioner Don Garber made the announcement at the board's meeting in Los Angeles, pointing to expansion as one of the...

Attorneys accuse police, prosecutors of leaking Kraft video

Apr. 18, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for two of the women charged in a Florida prostitution sting asked a judge on Thursday to hold police and prosecutors in contempt of court following reports that someone was shopping around undercover video of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. The motion was...

US players object to exhibition vs Venezuela in Cincinnati

Apr. 18, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — American soccer players are objecting to the decision by the U.S. Soccer Federation to have them play Venezuela at Cincinnati's Nippert Stadium, claiming the playing surface is dangerous. The U.S. National Soccer Team Players Association said the June 9 match will be played on a temporary...

Jaguars' Khan wants 'creative solutions' to improve stadium

Apr. 18, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan wants to find "creative solutions" for the sweltering summer sun that bakes the team's stadium — and fans — early each season. One potential fix involves drones. Khan said Thursday at Jacksonville's state of the franchise...

Jags' Coughlin calls out Ramsey, Smith for skipping workouts

Apr. 18, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tom Coughlin took a not-so-subtle shot at two of Jacksonville's top defenders, cornerback Jalen Ramsey and linebacker Telvin Smith, for skipping voluntary workouts. The team's executive vice president of football operations said Thursday that "championship teams are dominated by...

Network bosses pleased with NFL TV packages for this season

Apr. 18, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

Howard Katz has the most unenviable task in the National Football League. As the league's senior vice president of broadcasting and media operations, he is the point person for formulating the schedule and trying to make the executives of the league's four broadcast partners happy. Before the public got a look at...

Wilson looking at next decade after new deal with Seahawks

Apr. 17, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When Russell Wilson and his representatives started negotiations with the Seattle Seahawks on a contract extension, they were looking far beyond five more seasons. Having turned 30 late last season, Wilson tried to project into the next decade and the chances of playing his entire...

Grizzlies add Rich Cho, Glen Grunwald to front office

Apr. 17, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have hired Rich Cho vice president of basketball strategy and Glen Grunwald as a senior adviser within the franchise's basketball operations department. Cho is a former Charlotte Hornets and Portland Trail Blazers general manager. Grunwald was general manager of...

Judge bars release of Kraft massage videos before hearing

Apr. 17, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors can't release undercover video of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others allegedly receiving sex acts at a Florida massage parlor until a Florida judge rules later this month. Circuit Judge Joseph Marx on Wednesday barred the release of any video from...

The Latest: Judge bars release of Kraft massage videos

Apr. 17, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's prostitution case (all times local): 7 p.m. Prosecutors can't release undercover video of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others allegedly receiving sex acts at a Florida massage parlor until a Florida judge rules...