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Dodger Stadium to get $100 million renovation for 2020

Jul. 23, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers plan to welcome the All-Star Game back to Dodger Stadium with a $100 million renovation of their landmark ballpark. The Dodgers unveiled the logo for next year's Midsummer Classic along with their latest modernization plans Tuesday for their 57-year-old home, the...

Brian Gaine returns to Buffalo Bills as special adviser

Jul. 23, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Brian Gaine is returning to the Buffalo Bills, this time as a special adviser under general manager Brandon Beane. The team announced Tuesday that he'll assist with pro and college scouting. Gaine spent the 2017 season as the Bills' vice president of player personnel before taking over...

Wizards name Tommy Sheppard GM, part of front office redo

Jul. 22, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard is losing his interim tag as part of an organizational restructuring that includes hires from outside the NBA. Changes announced Monday are part of the new leadership team for Monumental Basketball, a fledgling collective composed of the Wizards,...

Families spend freely to gain edge in travel sports

Jul. 22, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — For Dale and Amy Uttecht, guiding two sons through the competitive world of youth travel sports meant sacrificing a few things along the way. Football, basketball or baseball trips with various teams to Minneapolis, Omaha or Kansas City became a way of life, with the extra costs...

AP Source: Pacers sign Justin Holiday to 1-year contract

Jul. 19, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says free agent guard Justin Holiday has agreed to a one-year contract worth $4.8 million with the Indiana Pacers. Holiday joins his younger brother, Aaron, with the Pacers, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of...

APNewsBreak: Horse racing regulator ousted over comments

Jul. 19, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the five commissioners responsible for overseeing New Mexico's horse racing industry has been ousted over comments she made regarding changes in the way horses are tested for certain medications. The governor's office confirmed Friday that Freda McSwane was removed from the...

Top negotiator Rick Shapiro leaves baseball players' union

Jul. 19, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rick Shapiro left his job as a top negotiator for the Major League Baseball Players Association on Friday after 9½ years. He worked as a consultant on salary arbitration starting in the 1980s and joined the staff full time in 2010, a month after Michael Weiner succeeded Donald Fehr as...

Alibaba to run Olympic ticketing for Beijing, likely beyond

Jul. 19, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says top-tier sponsor Alibaba will run ticketing services for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, putting the Chinese online retail giant in line to do the same for future hosts Paris and Los Angeles. The International Olympic Committee says the Beijing contract to sell...

Broncos out to forge new identity following owner's death

Jul. 18, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Ever since soon-to-be Hall of Famer Pat Bowlen stepped down from his daily duties as owner of the Denver Broncos, team president and CEO Joe Ellis ran the team in a "What would Pat do?" sort of way. With Bowlen's death last month, that's no longer the case. Ellis told The Associated...

Cubs get catcher Maldonado from Royals for LHP Montgomery

Jul. 16, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — With their All-Star catcher sidelined, the Chicago Cubs quickly found some experienced help behind the plate. The NL Central leaders acquired Martín Maldonado in a trade with Kansas City on Monday night that sent left-hander Mike Montgomery to the Royals. Cubs president of baseball...