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Amazon cloud technology aids NFL in schedule making

May. 12, 2021 20:53 PM EDT

The process of building the NFL schedule used to be a painstaking one with executives such as Val Pinchbeck spending months slotting the games one by one on his board until there was a final product for the commissioner to approve. Making late tweaks or looking at...

WNBA tips off 25th anniversary season

May. 12, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA will tip off its 25th season on Friday after an eventful offseason that was full of player movement, including Candace Parker returning home to Chicago. The former league MVP headed home after playing her entire 13-year career in Los Angeles...

Analysis: On Kobe, and the women in this Hall of Fame class

May. 12, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

This long-awaited Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement weekend will be largely about Kobe Bryant. Of course, it won’t be solely about Bryant, nor would he have wanted it that way. If he were here, he’d almost certainly be raving about the women going...

MLB tells Athletics to explore relocation if no new ballpark

May. 11, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Major League Baseball instructed the Athletics to explore relocation options as the team tries to secure a new waterfront ballpark it hopes will keep the club in Oakland long-term. MLB released a statement Tuesday expressing its longtime...

Brewers, Bucks both raising fan capacity to 50%

May. 11, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks are both bringing more fans back into their buildings as the coronavirus crisis ebbs. The clubs announced separately on Tuesday that they will raise their fan capacity limits to 50%. The Brewers will do it at American...

MLBPA increases investments to $178M ahead of bargaining

May. 11, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Major League Baseball Players Association increased its liquid assets by about $19 million to $178.5 million ahead of collective bargaining that could lead to a spring training lockout next year. The union had $178.5 million in cash, U.S. Treasury...

NFL renews 9 social justice grants totaling $2.5 million

May. 10, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

The NFL has renewed nine grants totaling $2.5 million through its social justice platform Inspire Change. The renewals announced Monday were recently approved by the Social Justice Working Group comprised of five team owners and five current and former players. Since...

AP source: Colts sign Fisher to fill need at left tackle

May. 10, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When the Indianapolis Colts didn't select a left tackle in the NFL draft, they started shopping for veterans. On Monday, they may have found a solution. The Colts filled their most glaring need by signing free agent Eric Fisher,...

Chicago Sky trade Gabby Williams to Los Angeles Sparks

May. 09, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Sparks acquired Gabby Williams from the Chicago Sky for rookie Stephanie Watts and the rights to German guard Leonie Fiebich on Sunday. Williams, the No. 4 pick in the 2018 draft, was put on the suspended list for the season by Chicago...

Buffalo tabs Michigan's Linguist to take over football team

May. 07, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Maurice Linguist was hired as the University at Buffalo’s football coach Friday night, just months after he became Michigan's co-defensive coordinator. Linguist joined Jim Harbaugh's Michigan staff in January as part of an offseason overhaul...