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Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, dies

Oct. 16, 2018 2:03 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist, technology investor and owner of several professional sports teams, has died. He was 65. He died Monday in Seattle, according to his company Vulcan Inc. Earlier this...

Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

Oct. 16, 2018 1:14 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65. He died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin's...

Paul Allen was major part of sports landscape in Northwest

Oct. 15, 2018 8:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — No one had more influence on professional sports in the Pacific Northwest than Paul Allen. But though he was the owner of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks and the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers and partial owner of Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders, Allen usually shied away from the spotlight...

Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

Oct. 15, 2018 8:03 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65. He died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin's...

Bucks acquire Meeks from Wizards, teams swap 2nd-rounders

Oct. 15, 2018 7:53 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired suspended guard Jodie Meeks, a future second-round draft pick and cash from the Wizards, sending a future second-round pick back to Washington. The NBA suspended Meeks in April for 25 games for a violation of the league's drug program. He has 19 games left...

NHL stays with status quo as Canada pot legalization looms

Oct. 15, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers. Early on, marijuana was touted to the enforcer as a healing option. "I started noticing some therapeutic benefits," Cote said. "It helped me sleep, helped with my anxiety and...

Former soccer executive to lead US Olympic marketing venture

Oct. 15, 2018 11:22 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The LA 2028 organizing and U.S. Olympic committees have named former U.S. soccer executive Kathy Carter to lead their marketing team. Carter will be responsible for cutting sponsorship and hospitality deals expected to raise more than $5 billion through the end of the 2028 Olympics. She...

Looking for an edge: Teams trying to turn data into wins

Oct. 13, 2018 11:05 AM EDT

Data is pored over by coaches and staff of the Orlando Magic on a regular basis. They'll dissect how far a player runs during practice, how quickly that player accelerates and decelerates, how his performance changes as the workout goes along, biometric measurements like his heartbeat or when his workload is...

Panthers' Micheal Haley enters assistance program

Oct. 12, 2018 7:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Florida Panthers forward Micheal Haley has entered the NHL/NHL Players' Association assistance program. The NHL and union said Friday that Haley will be away from the team while taking part in the program. "Michael is a valued part of our team and Panthers family," Dale Tallon, the...

Browns owners exploring purchase of Columbus Crew

Oct. 12, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam said Friday they are part of a group trying to buy the Columbus Crew to keep the MLS team in the city. The group, which also includes Columbus-area investors, said in a statement it is moving forward to acquire the team, which appeared...