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Tsai completes purchase of Nets, arena, hires Levy as CEO

Sep. 18, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have a new owner and a new CEO. Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai completed his purchase of the team and Barclays Center on Wednesday, then announced that he had hired former Turner Broadcasting President David Levy to oversee both. Tsai's purchase of the Nets was unanimously...

Brooklyn Nets player charged with assaulting girlfriend

Sep. 3, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets player Rodions Kurucs has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his former girlfriend inside his apartment. The 21-year-old Latvian-born small forward turned himself in on Tuesday and was arraigned on a misdemeanor assault charge. He's due back in court Oct. 21. Police say...

Yankees join Amazon, Sinclair to buy YES from Disney

Aug. 29, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have reacquired the YES Network, joining Amazon and the Sinclair Broadcast Group to buy an 80% stake in the channel from The Walt Disney Co. The deal announced Thursday values YES at $3.47 billion, nearly $500 million less than when 21st Century Fox acquired a majority...

Nets' Chandler suspended 25 games for positive drug test

Aug. 29, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets forward Wilson Chandler has been suspended 25 games without pay by the NBA for testing positive for Ipamorelin, a drug that increases the release of growth hormone. The league says Thursday that Chandler's suspension will begin with the first regular-season game in which he is...

Nets sign guard Caris LeVert to contract extension

Aug. 26, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have signed guard Caris LeVert to a contract extension after his remarkable recovery from injury last season. The 2016 first-round pick was averaging a team-best 18.4 points in his first 13 games before sustaining a dislocated right foot, a gruesome-looking injury that had...

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...

Raiders in spotlight as NFL preseason begins

Aug. 6, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

The players stayed at camp in California, but owner Mark Davis and other top Raiders executives were on hand for the ceremonial topping off of the team's new $1.9 billion stadium in Las Vegas. The AP's Barry Wilner talks about how the team might fare in its last season in Oakland, and prospects for the team in...

Kidd, Hollins top Frank Vogel's coaching staff with Lakers

Jul. 31, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Former NBA head coaches Jason Kidd and Lionel Hollins have joined new coach Frank Vogel's staff with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers formally announced Vogel's full coaching staff Wednesday. Phil Handy, Miles Simon, former Lakers guard Mike Penberthy and Quinton Crawford also...