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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...

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...

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,...

No sleep till Belmont: Islanders' new home arena on horizon

Jun. 04, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On a rainy morning at Belmont Park, boots are an absolute necessity to trudge through the mud at the construction site of the New York Islanders' new arena. It's been a slog to get to this point, but brighter days are ahead. After...

Raiders say fans can use 35K parking spots, average cost $75

Jun. 03, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders say visitors to their new stadium off the Las Vegas Strip can take advantage of 35,000 parking spots within a mile of the stadium in nearby lots and garages, along with dedicated lots for ridesharing. Raiders...

Nevada county taps reserve fund for Raiders stadium payment

Jun. 02, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County officials in Nevada have again dipped into the debt reserve account to make a scheduled bond payment for the NFL’s Raiders new home at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Clark County spokesperson Dan Kulin said the county pulled $11.7...

Huntsville redoing baseball stadium, hopes to lure soccer

May. 30, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The city of Huntsville plans to renovate an old minor league baseball stadium into a facility that can be used for football and and other sports, possibly including a new professional soccer draw. Officials unveiled plans to council members on...

Los Angeles Angels extend spring stay in Tempe through 2035

May. 28, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels will keep their spring training home in Tempe, Arizona, until at least 2035 after reaching a deal for an extensive renovation of Tempe Diablo Stadium. The city government and the Angels confirmed the agreement Friday. Tempe...

Cincinnati FC set to debut new stadium Sunday

May. 12, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

The first of three new stadiums in Major League Soccer throws open its doors on Sunday. FC Cincinnati will host Inter Miami at TQL Stadium, the team's new $250 million home. The exterior of the 26,000-seat stadium is covered with LED lights that make for something of a...

MLB tells Athletics to explore relocation if no new ballpark

May. 11, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Major League Baseball instructed the Athletics to explore relocation options as the team tries to secure a new waterfront ballpark it hopes will keep the club in Oakland long-term. MLB released a statement Tuesday expressing its longtime...