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Rangers honor retired jerseys with dimensions at new stadium

Dec. 4, 2019 8:35 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The dimensions at the new Texas Rangers' ballpark will be similar to their old stadium, with slightly altered distances designed to honor the team's retired jersey numbers. The left field pole will be 329 feet from home plate, the 29 a reference to former third baseman Adrian...

St. Pete won't allow Rays to share games with Montreal

Dec. 4, 2019 8:29 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The mayor of St. Petersburg says the city will not allow the Tampa Bay Rays to pursue a plan to split home games between new stadiums that would be built in Florida and Montreal. Mayor Rick Kriseman informed the City Council in a memo Wednesday that he and the team agree that...

Angels to buy Angel Stadium, stay in Anaheim through 2050

Dec. 4, 2019 2:20 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have reached a proposed agreement to stay in Anaheim through 2050 as part of a deal in which they will pay $325 million to buy Angel Stadium and its surrounding parking lots from the city. The Angels and the city government announced the deal Wednesday that...

Builder says Raiders stadium on track to be finished by July

Nov. 28, 2019 2:37 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The $2 billion stadium being built near the Las Vegas Strip for the NFL’s Oakland Raiders is not expected to have a roof in place until April but should be finished in summer. Don Webb, the chief operating officer of a Raiders subsidiary that’s building the stadium, said the...

Column: MLB ignores grassroots with plan to whack minors

Nov. 22, 2019 1:16 PM EST

Baseball is already struggling to attract new fans — especially younger ones. So, what brilliant idea have the powers-that-be come up with to expand the popularity of the national pastime? Contraction, of course. With its eyes firmly on the bottom line and not the future of the game, Major League Baseball...

Chargers still struggling to build fan base in Los Angeles

Nov. 17, 2019 4:20 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers are the designated home team for Monday night’s game in Mexico City against the Kansas City Chiefs, perhaps a fitting circumstance for a team that never quite feels at home. With local excitement about the NFL coming back to Mexico after two years, the...

NBA teams enhancing fan experience with high-tech replays

Nov. 15, 2019 11:43 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — NBA fans will soon be able to look up at the big videoboard above the court and get a different look at that deep Trae Young 3-pointer early in the first quarter. Or see a different perspective of that monstrous Giannis Antetokounmpo dunk. In a reversal of roles, NBA teams are bringing the...

Audit: US Bank Stadium fund doing better than expected

Nov. 14, 2019 6:39 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The reserve account used to pay off bonds that funded construction of U.S. Bank Stadium, where the Minnesota Vikings play, is exceeding expectations, according to a financial audit. The audit projects that the 3-year-old, $1.1 billion stadium’s fund could grow from the $44 million...

Contract approved to start $450 million Superdome overhaul

Nov. 14, 2019 5:58 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The state board that oversees Louisiana’s Superdome approved a contract Thursday for the first phase of a $450 million renovation of the 44-year-old New Orleans landmark that became a symbol of the city’s rebirth following Hurricane Katrina. The unanimous vote by the...

Beckham’s Miami team to play MLS home opener March 14

Nov. 13, 2019 1:35 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — David Beckham’s new MLS team will play its first home match against his former club. Inter Miami officials announced Wednesday that the club's home debut will be March 14 at 2:30 p.m. against the LA Galaxy. That means Inter Miami will begin its inaugural season on the...