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Boxing body faces Olympic inquiry team before Tokyo ruling

May. 18, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The embattled amateur boxing federation faces an Olympic inquiry on Monday fearing it could be punished for forcing out a longtime IOC member as its president. For the first time in a six-month probe, International Boxing Association (AIBA) officials will sit down with the three-member...

Kraft's prosecutors appeal block of massage parlor video

May. 17, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors are appealing a judge's decision to block them from using video that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft engaging in paid sex at a massage parlor. The Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office on Friday filed a notice to appeal Monday's...

Orioles-Nats dispute set for July 12 court arguments

May. 17, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has set July 12 for oral arguments in the long-running dispute between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over money from the cable channel they jointly own, Supreme Court Justice Joel M. Cohen on Friday accepted the schedule proposed by the teams. Washington...

Hal Steinbrenner pleased with injury-decimated team's play

May. 17, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner is pleased with the performance of his injury-decimated team. "Considering the adversity we've faced in the first two months of the season, it's phenomenal the job these guys have done," Steinbrenner said Friday at a Yankees extended spring...

Coming home: Davidson to run Rangers, leaves Blue Jackets

May. 17, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

John Davidson is going back to the New York Rangers organization he has been synonymous with for much of his hockey career. Davidson was hired as team president Friday hours after leaving his post with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He returns to New York where he spent parts of eight seasons as a Rangers goaltender...

Plans for NFL turf field at park site dropped

May. 17, 2019 5:26 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dayton, Ohio, has called off plans to build a professional-sized turf field at a local park after archaeological testing found possible evidence of Native American artifacts or remains at the site. The National Football League's foundation had announced it would finance the new field at...

Days after Kraft ruling, judge in Florida nixes spa video

May. 16, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A judge is barring prosecutors from using surveillance video taken inside a Florida massage parlor in a prostitution case, days after another judge suppressed video in a similar case involving New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. The Indian River County judge ruled Thursday that...

SC lawmakers approve pro sports incentive plan

May. 16, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — House and Senate negotiators have reached an agreement that could pave the way for the Carolina Panthers to move some of their operations to South Carolina. A conference committee voted unanimously Thursday in favor of providing tax incentives to professional sports teams that come to...

Predators, Nashville agree to 30-year arena lease extension

May. 16, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators finally have the kind of security the former expansion franchise has been wanting for years after agreeing to a new 30-year arena lease that runs through 2049. The Predators announced the agreement Thursday for Bridgestone Arena at a Metro Nashville Sports...

UEFA investigators send Manchester City case to judges

May. 16, 2019 5:58 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Manchester City's possible one-year ban from the Champions League is in the hands of a panel of independent judges. UEFA said Thursday its club finance investigators have sent the file on the Premier League champions to the judges, but the governing body did not publish the recommended...