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AP Source: Pacers sign Justin Holiday to 1-year contract

Jul. 19, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says free agent guard Justin Holiday has agreed to a one-year contract worth $4.8 million with the Indiana Pacers. Holiday joins his younger brother, Aaron, with the Pacers, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of...

Top negotiator Rick Shapiro leaves baseball players' union

Jul. 19, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rick Shapiro left his job as a top negotiator for the Major League Baseball Players Association on Friday after 9½ years. He worked as a consultant on salary arbitration starting in the 1980s and joined the staff full time in 2010, a month after Michael Weiner succeeded Donald Fehr as...

Alibaba to run Olympic ticketing for Beijing, likely beyond

Jul. 19, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says top-tier sponsor Alibaba will run ticketing services for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, putting the Chinese online retail giant in line to do the same for future hosts Paris and Los Angeles. The International Olympic Committee says the Beijing contract to sell...

Broncos out to forge new identity following owner's death

Jul. 18, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Ever since soon-to-be Hall of Famer Pat Bowlen stepped down from his daily duties as owner of the Denver Broncos, team president and CEO Joe Ellis ran the team in a "What would Pat do?" sort of way. With Bowlen's death last month, that's no longer the case. Ellis told The Associated...

Cubs get catcher Maldonado from Royals for LHP Montgomery

Jul. 16, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — With their All-Star catcher sidelined, the Chicago Cubs quickly found some experienced help behind the plate. The NL Central leaders acquired Martín Maldonado in a trade with Kansas City on Monday night that sent left-hander Mike Montgomery to the Royals. Cubs president of baseball...

The Latest: Ed Orgeron, LSU facing championship expectations

Jul. 15, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local): 5:45 p.m. LSU won 10 games last season and even more is expected this fall. Coach Ed Orgeron said Monday he knows what needs to happen if the Tigers want to make that jump. The 58-year-old said LSU must "get better at the lines of...

Rakhimov resigns from troubled boxing body AIBA

Jul. 15, 2019 9:21 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Gafur Rakhimov, a businessman with alleged links to organized crime, resigned Monday as president of the International Boxing Association after his tenure played a role in the body being stripped of the right to organize the Olympic boxing events. The Uzbekistani became interim...

Convincing Hall to stay is a Devil of a task for New Jersey

Jul. 15, 2019 2:24 AM EDT

After the New Jersey Devils acquired P.K. Subban, Taylor Hall texted Ray Shero a green checkmark. "Like, 'Check that box off,'" Shero said. "I guess that's good." The Devils have a much longer checklist to complete to convince Hall to re-sign and not leave as a free agent next summer. There is no rush from either...

Patriots' Kraft pledges $100K for families of bikers killed

Jul. 13, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft joined leather-clad bikers from across the country at a memorial Saturday for the seven motorcyclists killed in a collision with a truck last month and pledged to donate $100,000 to help the victims' families. Bikers from as far as Louisiana...

Interference or not, NFL refs preparing for replay reviews

Jul. 12, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

PLANO, Texas (AP) — Veteran NFL referee Tony Corrente was quick to make the distinction about what changes now that pass interference can be challenged by coaches and reviewed by officials. "First of all, the rule has not changed whatsoever. Pass interference is still the same rule that we have had in the...