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NFL's Trust gives players Plan B when careers end (suddenly)

Aug. 19, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

Devin Fuller got his first taste of the NFL's business side during his rookie minicamp. One of the receiver's would-be teammates had a bad practice. Not much later, that player got pulled out of a meeting. Not much after that, the player was no longer Fuller's teammate. "I was like, 'Wow, so it's like that?'"...

NFL conditionally reinstates Patriots WR Josh Gordon

Aug. 16, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Josh Gordon's winding career has included several second chances following a trail of multiple drug suspensions that cast doubt whether the talented but troubled playmaker would ever get on an NFL field again. He's getting yet another opportunity. The NFL conditionally reinstated the Patriots...

Appeals court expands minor leaguers salary lawsuit

Aug. 16, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has expanded a lawsuit by minor league baseball players alleging they are being paid less than minimum wage. Players sued major league teams in February 2014, claiming most earn less than $7,500 annually in violation of several laws. Magistrate Judge Joseph C....

AP sources: Alibaba exec to buy Nets, arena for $3.4 billion

Aug. 16, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a record sale for a U.S. sports franchise, the co-founder of Alibaba agreed to buy the remaining 51 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center for about $3.4 billion, two people with knowledge of the details said Friday. Joe Tsai already had purchased 49 percent of the team from...

Minor league owner refuses to meet with Muslim rights group

Aug. 15, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — The owner of two minor league baseball teams is refusing to meet with a Muslim civil rights group, accusing it of supporting terrorists. The Connecticut chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations sought a meeting with E. Miles Prentice, owner of the Single-A Connecticut...

New Orleans Superdome to be renovated before 2024 Super Bowl

Aug. 15, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New Orleans' iconic Superdome, home to the Saints football team and a symbol of the city's revival after Hurricane Katrina, will undergo a $450 million facelift, under a financing plan approved Thursday that is aimed at keeping the NFL team in Louisiana for decades. The 44-year-old...

WR Stills says he and Dolphins owner agree to disagree

Aug. 14, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills says he and team owner Stephen Ross have agreed to disagree. Last week Stills objected to Ross hosting a fundraiser for President Donald Trump, and said there was a contradiction in the Dolphins owner supporting both the president and racial equality....

Jeter noncommittal on Mattingly's future as manager

Aug. 14, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — His club seemingly headed to a second consecutive last-place finish in the NL East, Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter isn't ready to disclose whether manager Don Mattingly will return next season. "There hasn't been a decision yet," Jeter said before Miami hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers on...

California Editorial Rdp

Aug. 14, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

Aug. 13 Los Angeles Times on school segregation: Charter schools in California tend to enroll large numbers of low-income black and Latino students. That's not surprising; from the start, that was their main mission — to provide excellent educational options to students who had been let down by unambitious...

Saints quarterback joins Louisiana governor in announcement

Aug. 13, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards has enlisted help from New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in promoting Louisiana's new program to certify veteran-owned businesses. Brees appears with the Democratic governor in a new public service announcement about the program that was released...