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Why are Man United and Liverpool suddenly on the market?

Nov. 27, 2022 07:06 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — English soccer’s two most storied teams are suddenly in play. Manchester United has joined great rival Liverpool in opening its doors to a potential buyout that could be the biggest in sporting history. Following the sale of Chelsea in May, it...

Inflation or not, price of pro sports teams keeps going up

Nov. 24, 2022 05:31 AM EST

Inflation isn’t going to hurt the bankrolls of sports team owners. In fact, it may help. While the uber-rich will have to pay a little more for their eggs at the grocery store – just like everyone else – inflation isn’t likely to affect the bottom lines at...

Monday night return has Colts, Steelers planning prime show

Nov. 23, 2022 19:32 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (3-7) at INDIANAPOLIS (4-6-1) Monday, 8:15 p.m. EST, ESPN FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Colts by 3 AGAINST THE SPREAD: Steelers 4-5-1; Colts 5-6 SERIES RECORD: Steelers lead 25-6 LAST MEETING: Steelers beat the...

Rangers hire Maddux as pitching coach, Moore as advisor

Nov. 23, 2022 12:48 PM EST

The Texas Rangers hired Mike Maddux as their new pitching coach Wednesday, and added former Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore as a senior advisor in their baseball operations department. Maddux is returning to Texas to be on new manager Bruce Bochy's staff. Maddux was...

St. Louis region announces plan for Rams settlement money

Nov. 23, 2022 10:32 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — One year after Rams owner Stan Kroenke and the NFL agreed to pay $790 million to settle a lawsuit over the team's departure to Los Angeles, St. Louis interests have announced a plan to split up the money. The office of St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones released...

Once forbidden, gambling now embraced by NFL

Nov. 22, 2022 17:57 PM EST

Gambling has gone from the forbidden topic in the NFL to a key part of the league's present and future. The days of lobbying against widespread legalized sports betting, preventing broadcast partners from even discussing point spreads and even prohibiting players from holding a...

Vegas oddsmakers, officials say NFL finally hears message

Nov. 22, 2022 15:54 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jay Kornegay, who has built a reputation as one of Las Vegas' top sports book directors, spoke at a conference in Indianapolis several years ago that included the major professional sports leagues, the NCAA and the FBI. Only four states offered legalized sports...

NL champ Phillies extend President Dombrowski through 2027

Nov. 22, 2022 11:16 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The National League champion Philadelphia Phillies gave team President Dave Dombrowski a three-year contract extension that takes him through the 2027 season. “This is a great organization and I feel so fortunate to be surrounded by such tremendous personnel....

FIFA revenue hits $7.5B for current World Cup period

Nov. 20, 2022 10:03 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — FIFA earned record revenues of $7.5 billion in the four years of commercial deals tied to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the governing body of soccer said Sunday. The last three sponsors — two American and one from the Middle East — were announced hours before...

Beane moves into advisory role for A's, Forst stays GM

Nov. 18, 2022 16:06 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Longtime executive Billy Beane is stepping away from the day-to-day operations of the Oakland Athletics to become the senior advisor to owner John Fisher. David Forst will lead baseball operations, maintaining his title of general manager. ...