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Extreme Makeover: Pitt unveils ambitious 'Victory Heights'

Jan. 14, 2020 5:05 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh athletic director Heather Lyke believes the Atlantic Coast Conference is the toughest league in the country, both athletically and academically. She think it's past time that Pitt's athletic facilities live up to that pedigree. All of them. Saying the Panthers need to raise...

FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo, construction cranes surround the football stadium under construction in Las Vegas. Officials say installation of a translucent roof is behind schedule on the $2 billion football stadium being built in Las Vegas for the relocated NFL Raiders. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Raiders team and construction officials are expected to provide an update on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. to the Las Vegas Stadium Authority about the cover for 65,000-seat indoor Allegiant Stadium. Team officials say the stadium is still on track to open July 31, in time to host a first scheduled event Aug. 16. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Delay in new NFL stadium roof in Las Vegas causes concern

Jan. 14, 2020 12:59 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Installation of a translucent roof for the $2 billion football stadium being built in Las Vegas for the NFL's Raiders is months behind schedule, but officials say it should be ready by the start of next season. An independent monitor working for the Las Vegas Stadium Authority, however,...

Truist Park new name for Atlanta Braves' ballpark

Jan. 14, 2020 12:25 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Truist Park is the new name of the Atlanta Braves' stadium, replacing SunTrust Park. Atlanta announced the change Tuesday following SunTrust bank's merger with BB&T to form Truist Financial Corp. The stadium in Cobb County, north of downtown Atlanta, opened in 2017. Most new purple signs...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) celebrates his 12-yard touchdown run with running back Spencer Ware in the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Chiefs face Chargers with eye on Dolphins-Patriots outcome

Dec. 26, 2019 4:47 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The thousands of fans who pack into Arrowhead Stadium to see the Kansas City Chiefs play the Los Angeles Chargers in their regular-season finale Sunday will likely have one eye on the game and one eye on their phones. At the same time, the New England Patriots will be playing the...

Cop's conviction, Omar rise highlight Minnesota news in 2019

Dec. 23, 2019 1:01 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota saw it's share of notable news events in 2019. Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor was convicted in the shooting death of a civilian — a rarity for a police officer. U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar’s rise to prominence continued as the new Minnesota congresswoman...

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers passes against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Rivers wants to keep playing after Chargers drop home finale

Dec. 22, 2019 10:12 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The awkwardness of playing three seasons in a temporary home where visiting fans usually outnumbered their own is finally over for Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers. Now the discomfort comes from whether Rivers will be back with the Chargers next season to see if they can...

Fire isn't expected to delay opening of Rangers' new stadium

Dec. 16, 2019 11:21 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The opening of the new ballpark for the Texas Rangers isn't expected to be delayed after a fire that damaged about 2,000 square feet near the roof, construction officials said Monday. The fire Saturday started when sparks from welding work ignited combustible materials being stored...

Fire sends smoke through roof of new Texas Rangers stadium

Dec. 14, 2019 11:04 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A crate of materials caught fire inside the new Texas Rangers' ballpark that is under construction, sending black smoke through the stadium's retractable roof Saturday. The Arlington Fire Department tweeted that the fire was located and contained in the upper sections of the...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2002, file photo, Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden greets fans in the

Raiders leaving Coliseum where every Sunday was Halloween

Dec. 11, 2019 5:42 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Let the outsiders mock the dirt infield, flooding locker rooms and antiquated facilities. For coach Jon Gruden and many of the players who have called the Oakland Coliseum home during the team's 41 seasons there, it was a special and unique venue that had no match across the NFL....

Development agency to take over Aloha Stadium redevelopment

Dec. 11, 2019 9:49 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii state agency is set to begin overseeing redevelopment of the state's largest stadium, officials said. The Hawaii Community Development Authority will take over the redevelopment of Aloha Stadium in suburban Honolulu, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday. The authority's...