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Segal assumes majority ownership stake in Dynamo, Dash

Jun. 22, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

Real estate developer and financier Ted Segal has become the majority owner of both Major League Soccer's Houston Dynamo and the Dash of the National Women's Soccer League. Segal also acquired the leasing rights to BBVA Stadium. Gabriel Brener,...

Supreme Court win for college athletes in compensation case

Jun. 21, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday the NCAA can’t limit education-related benefits — like computers and paid internships — that colleges can offer their sports stars, a victory for athletes that could help open the door to further easing in the decades-old...

Stars re-sign veteran forward Blake Comeau for 1 year, $1M

Jun. 21, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Stars are bringing back veteran forward Blake Comeau on a $1 million, one-year contract. The 35-year-old Comeau led Dallas forwards with 106 hits while scoring 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) last season. Comeau has spent three of his...

Odicci Alexander signs to play for Athletes Unlimited

Jun. 21, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

Odicci Alexander, the energetic pitcher who led James Madison’s storybook run to the Women’s College World Series semifinals, has signed a contract to play professional softball for Athletes Unlimited. ”I’m very excited and will be forever grateful for the...

'Baby Shark' Gerardo Parra back with Washington Nationals

Jun. 20, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The “Baby Shark” is back with the Washington Nationals. Washington selected the contract of outfielder Gerardo Parra from Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, bringing back the player whose walkup music of the children's song became a theme of the...

Lester gets 1st win for Nats, Lindor 5 RBIs as Mets split

Jun. 19, 2021 21:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jon Lester pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning to gain his first win for Washington, Kyle Schwarber backed him with four RBIs on a pair of home runs and the Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-2 Saturday to split a day-night doubleheader. ...

NCAA memo: Emmert urges schools to act on NIL or he will

Jun. 18, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert told the association's more than 1,100 member schools Friday that he will seek temporary rules as early as July to ensure all athletes can be compensated for their celebrity with a host of state laws looming and congressional efforts...

Spin rate down, Cole struggles with grip on windy night

Jun. 18, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — His spin rate down, Yankees ace Gerrit Cole said he had difficulty gripping baseballs on a windy night as he beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2. Cole’s fastball spin rate averaged 2,342 revolutions per minute Wednesday, according to the MLB Statcast,...

Hurricanes extend Brind'Amour, who wins coach of year honors

Jun. 17, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

Rod Brind'Amour never worried much about being able to reach a deal to remain coach of the Carolina Hurricanes. “It was just a matter of time, really,” Brind'Amour said Thursday as the team announced a three-year contract extension. Hours later,...

Cardinals sign veteran LeBlanc, will use him in relief

Jun. 17, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have signed left-hander Wade LeBlanc to a one-year contract that pays $800,000 while in the major leagues and $150,000 while in the minors. Manager Mike Shildt said LeBlanc will pitch in relief. LeBlanc, 36,...