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No peanuts or Cracker Jack at the old ballgame in Hartford

Feb. 16, 2019 9:27 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kerry Adamowicz hoped that a meeting with Hartford Yard Goats officials might lead to a few peanut-free days or maybe a peanut-free section at the Double-A baseball team's stadium, so her son and other children with food allergies could enjoy a game. The team decided to go a bit...

Adam Silver's annual NBA address keys on competitive balance

Feb. 16, 2019 9:10 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Milwaukee has the best record in the NBA, Denver has its coaching staff at the All-Star Game and Sacramento is in position to end the league's longest current playoff drought. Overseeing a league that has wanted competitive balance, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver likes what he's seeing...

The Latest: Boston's Jayson Tatum wins skills competition

Feb. 16, 2019 8:43 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Boston's Jayson Tatum hit a 3-pointer from just beyond midcourt to beat Atlanta's Trae Young in the final round of the skills competition at All-Star Saturday night. Tatum defeated Memphis' Mike Conley in the first...

NBA, FIBA announce plans for pro league in Africa

Feb. 16, 2019 7:35 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa. The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport's global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday. The initial plan is for the 12-team league to begin play in January, and former President Barack Obama is...

AP source: OF Maybin nears minor league deal with Giants

Feb. 16, 2019 6:05 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations says free agent Cameron Maybin is closing in on a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants, who were still in the market for outfielders to add depth. Maybin must pass a physical, the person said Saturday, speaking to...

Luis Severino, Yankees agree to $40M, 4-year contract

Feb. 15, 2019 10:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander Luis Severino avoided an arbitration hearing with the New York Yankees, agreeing Friday to a $40 million, four-year contract. Severino's deal includes a team option for 2023 that could make the agreement worth $52.25 million for five seasons. If the option is not exercised,...

Pelicans fire GM Dell Demps amid Anthony Davis fallout

Feb. 15, 2019 7:55 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have decided to fire ninth-year general manager Dell Demps and start the process of finding someone to deal with the fallout of All-Star Anthony Davis' recent trade demand. Demps' dismissal comes after Davis said in late January that he would not sign an...

Nuggets extend Tim Connelly and rest of front office

Feb. 15, 2019 7:24 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Tim Connelly and the front office have assembled a Denver Nuggets team that's reaching new heights this season. For that, extensions all around. The team announced the move Friday for the president of basketball operations, along with Connelly's staff, in the midst of one of the best seasons...

Kaepernick, Eric Reid settle collusion grievances with NFL

Feb. 15, 2019 6:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — With a public hearing looming and the threat of owners and league officials facing depositions, the NFL settled collusion cases brought by Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid. The league, about to celebrate its 100th season, faced criticism from all sides thanks to the protest movement started...

As betting widens, NBA teams positioning to cash in

Feb. 15, 2019 5:23 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ted Leonsis does not gamble. The owner of the Washington Wizards is a venture capitalist and investor, along with the owner of the NHL champion Washington Capitals, the WNBA's Washington Mystics, the G League Capital City Go-Go and two Arena Football teams. He, personally, doesn't...