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Workers and cranes continue construction on the south entrance to SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The estimated $5 billion project is on schedule to open in July as the most expensive stadium in NFL history. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)

SoFi Stadium is 85% complete, on schedule for Rams, Bolts

Jan. 22, 2020 8:18 PM EST

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — In just six months, Taylor Swift is scheduled to step onto a stage inside a stadium that's currently a dusty cement bowl filled with busy construction workers moving around a 120-yard-long, 45-foot-high black oval sitting in the center. A few weeks after that concert on July 25,...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019 file photo, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is shown before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y.  Snyder has met with Maryland lawmakers to discuss allowing sports betting at a new stadium in the state. Sen. Guy Guzzone told reporters Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, that Snyder asked to be included in the sports betting realm. Snyder met with state lawmakers Tuesday, Jan. 21 in Annapolis. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)

Maryland lawmakers met with Redskins owner on sports betting

Jan. 22, 2020 7:44 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder met with Maryland lawmakers to discuss allowing sports betting at a new stadium in the state, a lawmaker who participated in a meeting with the team's owner said Wednesday. Sen. Guy Guzzone, who chairs the Maryland Senate's budget committee,...

FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to the media during an NFL football owners meeting in Key Biscayne, Fla. NFL owners gather for their winter meeting amid talk of labor negotiations, the future of pass interference review and another episode of the New England Patriots being investigated over questions of inappropriate filming of a future opponent's sideline. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Goodell’s stint atop NFL quite a roller-coaster ride

Jan. 21, 2020 3:42 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — During the fall of 2011, a couple of months after the NFL's lockout of the players ended and the regular season began as scheduled, a class of graduate students was asked to rate the pro sports commissioners. Roger Goodell stood first, far above his peers. A few years later, after such...

Extreme Makeover: Pitt unveils ambitious 'Victory Heights'

Jan. 14, 2020 5:05 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh athletic director Heather Lyke believes the Atlantic Coast Conference is the toughest league in the country, both athletically and academically. She think it's past time that Pitt's athletic facilities live up to that pedigree. All of them. Saying the Panthers need to raise...

FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo, construction cranes surround the football stadium under construction in Las Vegas. Officials say installation of a translucent roof is behind schedule on the $2 billion football stadium being built in Las Vegas for the relocated NFL Raiders. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Raiders team and construction officials are expected to provide an update on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. to the Las Vegas Stadium Authority about the cover for 65,000-seat indoor Allegiant Stadium. Team officials say the stadium is still on track to open July 31, in time to host a first scheduled event Aug. 16. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Delay in new NFL stadium roof in Las Vegas causes concern

Jan. 14, 2020 12:59 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Installation of a translucent roof for the $2 billion football stadium being built in Las Vegas for the NFL's Raiders is months behind schedule, but officials say it should be ready by the start of next season. An independent monitor working for the Las Vegas Stadium Authority, however,...

Truist Park new name for Atlanta Braves' ballpark

Jan. 14, 2020 12:25 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Truist Park is the new name of the Atlanta Braves' stadium, replacing SunTrust Park. Atlanta announced the change Tuesday following SunTrust bank's merger with BB&T to form Truist Financial Corp. The stadium in Cobb County, north of downtown Atlanta, opened in 2017. Most new purple signs...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) celebrates his 12-yard touchdown run with running back Spencer Ware in the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Chiefs face Chargers with eye on Dolphins-Patriots outcome

Dec. 26, 2019 4:47 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The thousands of fans who pack into Arrowhead Stadium to see the Kansas City Chiefs play the Los Angeles Chargers in their regular-season finale Sunday will likely have one eye on the game and one eye on their phones. At the same time, the New England Patriots will be playing the...

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers passes against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Rivers wants to keep playing after Chargers drop home finale

Dec. 22, 2019 10:12 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The awkwardness of playing three seasons in a temporary home where visiting fans usually outnumbered their own is finally over for Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers. Now the discomfort comes from whether Rivers will be back with the Chargers next season to see if they can...

Fire isn't expected to delay opening of Rangers' new stadium

Dec. 16, 2019 11:21 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The opening of the new ballpark for the Texas Rangers isn't expected to be delayed after a fire that damaged about 2,000 square feet near the roof, construction officials said Monday. The fire Saturday started when sparks from welding work ignited combustible materials being stored...

Fire sends smoke through roof of new Texas Rangers stadium

Dec. 14, 2019 11:04 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A crate of materials caught fire inside the new Texas Rangers' ballpark that is under construction, sending black smoke through the stadium's retractable roof Saturday. The Arlington Fire Department tweeted that the fire was located and contained in the upper sections of the...