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Overwatch League to host 2-5 homestands in each city in 2020

Jul. 16, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

Each Overwatch League franchise will host two to five homestand weekends in 2020 as the esports league launches an unprecedented home-and-away schedule spanning three continents. The esports league on Tuesday revealed plans for each of its 20 teams to host homestand series, similar to events staged by teams this...

2-city solution seen as way to preserve MLB in Tampa

Jul. 9, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Giving the Rays permission to explore playing part of their home schedule in Montreal is seen by baseball owners as "a way to preserve baseball in Tampa," according to baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. Major League Baseball's executive council last month told Rays owner Stuart Sternberg...

Owner: Fan-related costs factor into Bills' stadium decision

Jun. 29, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula says he won't ask fans to break the bank when it comes to deciding whether to renovate the team's current stadium in the suburbs or build a new one downtown. "Whatever we're going to do stadium-wise is going to be in the best interest of...

Steph Curry makes faithful moves through production company

Jun. 27, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Curry may be a sharpshooting three-time NBA champion, but he is quickly building a career away from the court to inspire the masses through his burgeoning production company. The Golden State Warriors superstar is strategically producing content that focuses on sports, family and...

Seattle NHL franchise to have AHL affiliate in Palm Springs

Jun. 26, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Seattle's new NHL franchise intends to have its American Hockey League affiliate in Palm Springs as part of a new arena proposed for the city. The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and Oak View Group announced plans Wednesday to build a privately-funded arena on tribal land...

Rays owner says shared season with Montreal is best option

Jun. 25, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The principal owner of the Rays says it's unrealistic for his team to play full time in the Tampa Bay area, and a shared season with Montreal is the best option. "I don't see it happening in St. Petersburg and would be hard-pressed to see it working in Tampa from what I know,"...

Column: Baseball is doomed on Florida's Gulf Coast

Jun. 21, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

Baseball is doomed on Florida's Gulf Coast. Sure, they'll still have spring training, not to mention sparkling beaches and early bird specials. But the Tampa Bay Rays will become the Montreal Expos (Version 2.0) in the not-too-distance future. Or, if that doesn't pan out, there are potential backup plans in...

Bettman: NHL board approves Coyotes sale, new arena needed

Jun. 19, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Meruelo was approved as the new majority owner of the Arizona Coyotes during the NHL's Board of Governors meeting on Wednesday. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman also reaffirmed the league's belief that the Coyotes need a downtown arena for the long-troubled franchise to have a future in...

The Latest: Raptors on the brink, beat Warriors 105-92

Jun. 7, 2019 11:42 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest from Friday night's Game 4 of the NBA Finals (all times local): 8:40 p.m. The Toronto Raptors are one win from their first NBA title. Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Serge Ibaka came off the bench to score 20 points and the Raptors beat the Golden...

Mystics beat Sky 103-85 for 2nd win in new arena

Jun. 5, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kristi Tolliver had 19 points, six assists and four steals, Elena Delle Donne added 12 points and seven rebounds, and the Washington Mystics beat the Chicago Sky 103-85 on Wednesday night. Washington led 27-25 at the end of the first quarter before using a 24-8 spurt, including a 9-0 run,...