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Manager Dave Roberts, Andrew Friedman to return to Dodgers

Oct. 14, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman will be back next season. Roberts led the team to its seventh straight NL West title and a franchise-record 106 wins — second-most in the majors — but he's been criticized for his...

Rags to riches: MLB to open NYC retail store at new offices

Oct. 14, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball's new office will have a rags-to-riches component. The commissioner's office said Monday it will open its first permanent retail location in the U.S., the MLB Flagship Store, next summer. MLB is moving its offices in January to the west side of midtown Manhattan, near...

Plan to build music venue at Cincinnati waterfront approved

Oct. 14, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Will The Banks soon be alive with the sound of music? County commissioners have reached an agreement with the Cincinnati Bengals and a business to allow a music venue to be built on the riverfront. Three Hamilton County commissioners unanimously approved a deal with concrete company...

Rockets focused on basketball after fallout from GM's tweet

Oct. 13, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Rockets are back home in Houston, looking to leave behind the distractions from their trip to Asia. Their two games in Japan were overshadowed by the aftermath of a tweet by general manager Daryl Morey in support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, angering fans and officials in...

Cavaliers visit owner Dan Gilbert, recovering from stroke

Oct. 12, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers visited team owner Dan Gilbert, who is recovering at home after suffering a stroke in May. After playing an exhibition game in Detroit on Friday night, the Cavs delayed their trip to Boston so they could spend time Saturday with the 57-year-old Gilbert. He recently...

Nationalism over NBA fandom: Fans support 'motherland' China

Oct. 12, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — When Wu Xintong's favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers, played the Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai this Thursday, she broke a viewing streak of more than 10 years and deliberately missed the game. Until recently, the 20-year-old student in northern Hebei province had followed her idol, Kobe...

Court tosses award to Cowboys' fan jumped in Eagles' stadium

Oct. 11, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court overturned a jury verdict Friday against the Philadelphia Eagles, saying the football team should not have been held liable for injuries suffered by a fan wearing a Troy Aikman jersey who was jumped in a stadium bathroom. Superior Court vacated the...

NBA decides to remain silent for rest of China trip

Oct. 11, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

The NBA will complete its trip to China in silence. Saturday's game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets to end this year's NBA China Games series will be played as scheduled in Shenzhen, though there will be no news conferences for players or coaches before or after that contest. The NBA came to...

Commissioner demands vote on Beckham soccer stadium deal

Oct. 11, 2019 6:47 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The debate over building a $1 billion retail, hotel and Major League Soccer stadium complex on Miami's only city-owned golf course is expected to come to a climax as commissioners consider a lease that would allow the redevelopment. The Miami Herald reports two city commissioners on Thursday...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher on trade optimism

Oct. 10, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Friday on optimism about U.S.-Chinese talks on ending a tariff war. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced, while Shanghai edged lower following a week of gains. Traders were encouraged by President Donald Trump's plan to meet...