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Mead to replace Idelson as Hall of Fame president on June 24

May. 20, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Longtime Los Angeles Angels media relations director Tim Mead will take over from Jeff Idelson as president of baseball's Hall of Fame on June 24, about a month ahead of schedule. Idelson, the Hall's president since 2008, announced Feb. 4 that he planned to retire following this...

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...

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...

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...

Jackson plays for record 14th team, Blue Jays lose to Giants

May. 15, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Edwin Jackson thinks his new place in baseball history has as much to do with his reputation as it does his repertoire. Nearly 16 years after Jackson made his big league debut, both are still holding up. Jackson became the first player in major league history to play for 14 teams when...

Judge: Kraft's prosecutors cannot use massage parlor video

May. 13, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors cannot use secretly recorded video allegedly showing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft engaging in massage parlor sex, a judge ruled Monday, striking a serious blow to their case against him and others charged with soliciting prostitutes at the Orchids of Asia...

Bucks have Milwaukee dreaming of first title since '71

May. 13, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hunter Trimmel couldn't give away his season tickets to Milwaukee Bucks games five years ago. Losing season after season made the Bucks almost an afterthought in Wisconsin, where most teams live in the shadow of the Green Bay Packers. But now the Bucks are the hottest ticket in town, with...

Liberty owner Joe Tsai wants to help grow US-China relations

May. 10, 2019 9:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty's new owner Joe Tsai saw the team's exhibition game against the Chinese national team Thursday night as a chance to grow relations between the two countries. The co-founder of Chinese multinatioinal conglomerate AliBaba said he travels a lot for work and at each...

Revolution fire coach Brad Friedel after 2 wins in season

May. 9, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Revolution have fired coach Brad Friedel after just two wins so far this season. The team announced Thursday that assistant coach Mike Lapper will take over as interim coach. Friedel finished with a 12-21-13 record through less than two seasons in charge. The...

Pitched battle: Kraft attorneys fire back at prosecutors

May. 8, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The rivalry between Robert Kraft's New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins appears tame compared to the heated contempt expressed between Florida prosecutors and Kraft's defense attorneys in his misdemeanor prostitution solicitation case. One day after prosecutors accused...