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Islanders sell out season tickets for 1st year at UBS Arena

Jun. 21, 2021 07:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the midst of the New York Islanders' second straight trip to the semifinal round of the Stanley Cup playoffs and nearly 4 1/2 months before the opening of their new arena, season tickets for the first season in their new home are sold out. UBS Arena,...

Blue Jays acquire reliver Jacob Barnes from Mets

Jun. 19, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Reliever Jacob Barnes was acquired by the Toronto Blue Jays from the New York Mets on Saturday for pitching prospect Troy Miller. Barnes, 31, is 1-1 with two saves and a 6.27 ERA over 19 relief appearances this season. He has a 4.53 ERA over his...

Report: Bills hire Jones-connected firm on new stadium talks

Jun. 18, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

The Buffalo Bills are pursuing plans to build a new stadium to replace their aging facility, and have selected a company controlled by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and the New York Yankees to represent them in negotiations, VenuesNow.com reported on Friday. The publication...

NFL holding its inaugural General Manager Forum next week

Jun. 18, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

The NFL is holding its inaugural General Manager Forum next week in an effort to increase minority hiring in front offices. The forum, named after Ozzie Newsome, will be held virtually on Monday ahead of the fourth annual Quarterback Coaching Summit. There are only four...

Move to the burbs? Bears confirm bid to buy horse track site

Jun. 17, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears have submitted a bid to buy a spacious suburban horse racing track site, signaling a potential willingness to move out of downtown Soldier Field for a new stadium. Bears President and CEO Ted Phillips announced...

UEFA asks Euro 2020 teams to stop removing sponsor bottles

Jun. 17, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Reacting to a bottle-snatching trend at the European Championship started by Cristiano Ronaldo, players on the 24 teams have been asked to stop removing strategically placed sponsor drinks from the news conference platforms, UEFA said Thursday. Ronaldo,...

GM Donnie Nelson, who brought Nowitzki, Doncic, leaving Mavs

Jun. 16, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson, instrumental in the club's acquisitions of Dirk Nowitzki and Luka Doncic, is leaving the organization after 24 seasons. The Mavericks said Wednesday the club and Nelson agreed to part ways, with owner Mark...

Rangers confirm Gallant has been hired to replace Quinn

Jun. 16, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

Gerard Gallant is the new coach of the New York Rangers and will be tasked with taking one of the NHL’s youngest clubs to the next level. The Rangers announced Gallant's hiring Wednesday after agreeing to a four-year contract with him this week. ...

NFL loosening many COVID restrictions for vaccinated players

Jun. 16, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

The NFL is almost back to business as usual — for vaccinated players. The NFL and NFL Players Association have updated COVID-19 protocols to loosen restrictions for fully vaccinated players and to encourage others to get the vaccine. Unvaccinated...

Rays' Hill says union 'dropped the ball' on grip enhancers

Jun. 16, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Veteran Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Rich Hill says the players' union “dropped the ball” when it came to this week’s announcement from Major League Baseball about grip-enhancing substances. MLB said pitchers will be ejected and suspended for 10 games...