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At swimming trials, Ledecky keeping an eye on NHL playoffs

Jun. 13, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Even as she attempts to qualify for her third U.S. Olympic team, champion swimmer Katie Ledecky is keeping an eye on the NHL playoffs. Her uncle, Jon Ledecky, is a co-owner of the New York Islanders. The team has advanced to the final four of the...

Brewers acquire reliever Hunter Strickland from Angels

Jun. 12, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Reliever Hunter Strickland is switching teams again as the Milwaukee Brewers attempt to see if he can regain his early-season form. The Brewers announced Saturday they have acquired Strickland from the Los Angeles Angels for cash. ...

CFP expansion could increase annual revenue to $2 billion

Jun. 11, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

A new College Football Playoff with triple the number of teams involved could bring in three times as much money to the conferences and schools that share the wealth. The television rights for a proposed 12-team playoff could be worth about $1.9 billion annually,...

Judge rejects effort to return MLB All-Star Game to Georgia

Jun. 10, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan judge on Thursday rejected an attempt to force Major League Baseball to return next month’s All-Star Game to Atlanta. U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Carponi ruled against a not-for-profit organization representing small businesses, saying a...

AFC champion Chiefs make several promotions in front office

Jun. 09, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday promoted Mike Borgonzi to assistant general manager and Brandt Tilis to vice president of football operations amid a wave of personnel moves within the AFC champions' front office. Borgonzi began with the...

Jill Ellis to lead NWSL expansion team in San Diego

Jun. 08, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

Former U.S. national team coach Jill Ellis will serve as president of a National Women's Soccer League expansion team in San Diego. The new team, owned by investor Ron Burkle, will be launched next season. The team is expected to announce a name in the coming weeks, and...

Panthers owner: 'No way' I'd build domed stadium post-COVID

Jun. 08, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper said he's no longer considering building a domed stadium in downtown Charlotte in the post-COVID-19 era. Tepper said in 2019 he hoped to build a retractable roof stadium in Charlotte within the next 10 years,...

Morey, 76ers fined for team president's Stephen Curry tweet

Jun. 07, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers and their president of basketball operations, Daryl Morey, have each been fined $75,000 for a tweet Morey sent about Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry. Morey and the team were fined for violating the NBA's anti-tampering...

Blazers hope to begin coach candidate interviews this week

Jun. 07, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers are compiling a list of possible candidates to replace coach Terry Stotts and general manager Neil Olshey said Monday that he hopes to start conducting a first round of virtual interviews this week. Rumors swirled this...

Blue Jays extending stay in Buffalo through July 21

Jun. 07, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

The Toronto Blue Jays will be extending their stay at their adopted home in Buffalo, New York, through July 21. The team previously was committed to playing in Buffalo through July 4. The extension comes as the Blue Jays on Monday announced the...