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Ex-Marlins owner Loria reaches settlement on sale dispute

Jan. 28, 2021 10:45 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Former Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria reached a lawsuit settlement to reimburse local government $4.2 million for the cost of building Marlins Park, which opened in 2012. The payment stems from the $1.2 billion sale of team in 2017 by Loria to Derek Jeter and his ownership group. In 2009,...

Bass can earn $8.5M over 3 years with Marlins if he closes

Jan. 27, 2021 11:38 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Right-hander Anthony Bass is guaranteed $5 million in his two-year contract with the Miami Marlins and could make $8.5 million over three seasons if a 2023 team option is exercised and he is used extensively as a closer during the first two years. Bass gets $1 million this year and $3 million...

AP source: Lefty Aaron Loup agrees to 1-year deal with Mets

Jan. 27, 2021 8:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets added a left-hander to their bullpen, agreeing to a one-year contract with Aaron Loup, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement was subject to a successful physical. Loup, 33, was...

San Jose Sharks center Ryan Donato, back, redirects a shot past Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer and wide of the goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Latest: San José returning to Shark Tank in mid-February

Jan. 27, 2021 6:27 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The San José Sharks finally know when they are returning home. The team said Wednesday that it will return to the Shark Tank in San José for home games against Anaheim on Feb. 13 and 15 and play the remainder of the...

New minor league hockey team to locate in Savannah

Jan. 27, 2021 6:02 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Savannah's new arena will host a minor league hockey team. Officials announced plans Wednesday for the team to join the ECHL, formerly known as the East Coast Hockey League, beginning in the fall of 2022. The owners of the ECHL's Jacksonville Icemen in Florida will also own the new...

FILE - Atlanta Braves pitcher Darren O'Day works against the Miami Marlins during a baseball game in Atlanta, in this Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, file photo. The Yankees quickly found a replacement for their bullpen, agreeing to a $2.5 million, one-year contract with submarining right-hander Darren O’Day, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

AP source: Darren O'Day agrees to $2.5M deal with Yankees

Jan. 27, 2021 3:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees quickly found a replacement for their bullpen, agreeing to a $2.5 million, one-year contract with submarining right-hander Darren O’Day, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The deal includes player and club options for 2022, the...

Bills would shield North Dakota businesses from virus suits

Jan. 27, 2021 2:25 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Some North Dakota lawmakers are pushing legislation aimed at shielding businesses and health care facilities from lawsuits over customers’ or employees’ COVID-19 exposure, despite criticism that it may be unconstitutional and could relax protections for workers. The...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen pauses while speaking to the media following spring training baseball practice in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Van Wagenen and many of his top aides are out, moves announced less than an hour after hedge fund manager Steve Cohen completed his $2.4 billion purchase of the team Friday, Nov. 6, 2020.   (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Van Wagenen back to representing players, with Roc Nation

Jan. 27, 2021 1:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen is switching back to representing players after 2 1/2 years working for a club. Van Wagenen joined Roc Nation Sports on Wednesday as chief operating officer and head of strategy and business development. He will report to the company's...

Empty stands are covered with photos of supporters ahead of the English FA Cup 4th round soccer match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (Laurence Griffiths/Pool via AP)

European clubs' head fears pandemic losses of up to $10BN

Jan. 27, 2021 7:00 AM EST

European football teams face losing up to $10 billion due to disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest forecast of the umbrella organization for clubs on the continent. Supporters have been kept out of stadiums in Europe's main leagues longer than anticipated as the second wave of...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 4, 2020 file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Andrelton Simmons throws the ball against the Seattle Mariners during the second inning of a spring training baseball game in Tempe, Ariz. The Minnesota Twins and shortstop Andrelton Simmons have agreed to a $10.5 million, one-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the agreement is subject to a physical exam.(AP Photo/Matt York, File)

AP source: Twins, SS Andrelton Simmons agree to $10.5M deal

Jan. 26, 2021 11:05 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and slick-fielding shortstop Andrelton Simmons agreed Tuesday night to a $10.5 million, one-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal is subject to a...