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FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, goals used by the NHL hockey club Nashville Predators are stored in a hallway in Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The Ottawa Senators announced late Tuesday night, March 17, 2020, one of their players has tested positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms and is in isolation. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

The Latest: Hurricanes ask employees to take time off

Mar. 25, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Carolina Hurricanes are asking full-time employees to take vacation or personal days off next week with limited operations due to the coronavirus. In an interview with The Associated Press, team president and general manager...

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 file photo, Steve Ballmer, founder of USA Facts, talks during an interview in New York. Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is buying the Forum for $400 million, clearing the way for the billionaire to build a new arena down the street in Inglewood, California. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Ballmer to buy Forum, clearing way for new Clippers arena

Mar. 24, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is buying the Forum for $400 million, ending the billionaire's legal fight with the Madison Square Garden Company and clearing the way to build a new arena for his NBA team down the street in Inglewood, California. Ballmer announced his cash...

This Dec. 18, 2019 photo shows an aerial view of Allegiant Stadium ,the new NFL football stadium under construction in Las Vegas. A person familiar with the team's plans says the Oakland Raiders have declined an option to remain in Oakland for 2020 and are on target to move into the new stadium this summer. Construction on the stadium has been deemed an essential project and is going on without interruption despite most business being shut down in Nevada because of the new coronavirus. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

AP Source: Raiders decline option to stay in Oakland in 2020

Mar. 18, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Raiders have officially declined their option to play the 2020 season in Oakland and remain set to begin play in Las Vegas this season. A person familiar with the team's plans said Wednesday that the Raiders notified officials in Oakland and Alameda County that they won't...

Maryland Senate OKs sports betting measure

Mar. 10, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Sports betting would be allowed at Maryland's six casinos, horse racing tracks and potentially at a Washington Redskins stadium, under a measure the Maryland Senate approved Tuesday. The Senate voted 47-0 for the legislation, which now goes to the House. If the General Assembly...

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, left, speaks alongside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, right, during a news conference before an NHL hockey game between the Boston Bruins and New York Islanders, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Uniondale, NY. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Islanders play all home games at Nassau Coliseum in 2020-21

Feb. 29, 2020 2:46 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders will make their Long Island return a full year early, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced ahead of Saturday’s game against the Boston Bruins. The team will play all home games during the 2020-21 season at the Nassau Coliseum and any home playoff dates...

This image provided by KABC-TV shows a crane at a construction that collapsed outside SoFi Stadium, the new home of the Los Angeles Chargers and the Los Angeles Rams on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 in  Inglewood, Calif. No injuries have been reported, fire department spokesman Franklin Lopez said. It's not clear what caused the crane to collapse in a parking lot outside the stadium.   (KABC-TV via AP)

No injuries reported when crane collapses at LA stadium site

Feb. 28, 2020 1:59 PM EST

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A large construction crane collapsed Friday morning outside SoFi Stadium, the new home of the NFL's Los Angeles Chargers and Rams, according to the fire department. No injuries were reported. Firefighters were dispatched to the stadium in suburban Inglewood shortly before 8 a.m....

LSU student charged with riding ATV on stadium field

Feb. 28, 2020 1:12 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana State University student and fraternity brother was charged Thursday with breaking into the college's under-construction football stadium and riding a four-wheeler around inside. Clayton Fleetwood, of New Jersey, is accused of entering Tiger stadium late at night on Jan....

Vanderbilt interim athletic director Candice Lee answers questions during a news conference Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Former athletic director Malcolm Turner resigned Tuesday, Feb. 4, after one year at the school. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Vandy interim AD: Strategic plan only 1st step to upgrades

Feb. 26, 2020 10:03 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt interim athletic director Candice Storey Lee knows Commodores' fans want specifics about what the Southeastern Conference's only private university will do to upgrade athletic facilities. She promised Wednesday night the strategic plan Vanderbilt released is only a first...

FILE - In this Oct, 29, 2018 file photo James Murren, CEO of MGM Resorts International, participates in a news conference in New York. Murren the head of casino giant MGM Resorts International says he'll step down as company chairman and chief executive as soon as the company leaders find his successor. Murren was praised in a company statement Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, saying he informed the corporate board he intends to leave before his contract expires, at the end of 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig,File)

Chief executive at MGM Resorts says he'll step down

Feb. 12, 2020 7:36 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jim Murren, the head of casino giant MGM Resorts International, says he’ll step down as chairman and chief executive as soon as the company finds a successor. Murren has led the company since 2008. A corporate statement Wednesday said he intends to leave before his contract expires...

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2019, file photo, Texas Rangers' Joey Gallo is greeted after a batting practice at the under construction baseball field at the new Rangers ballpark in Arlington, Texas. Joey Gallo likes what is being built for inside the new ballpark that will have a retractable roof.  (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Rangers add to young foundation before moving to new stadium

Feb. 6, 2020 1:10 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers will be at spring training in Arizona while the finishing touches are being put on their new $1 billion-plus stadium back home. All-Star slugger Joey Gallo also likes what is being built on the field. Texas traded for two-time AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber this...