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Harris returns home to become new Giants GM

Nov. 11, 2019 5:45 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After playing a role in the Chicago Cubs' transformation from rebuilding club to World Series champion, Scott Harris aims to guide the San Francisco Giants along a similar path. Harris was introduced Monday as the Giants' new general manager, the first of what should be two significant...

Column: Gibbs walks fine line managing 3 title contenders

Nov. 11, 2019 5:06 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs is a retired Hall of Fame NFL coach with three Super Bowl titles who changed course in his early 50s to wade into NASCAR and see if he couldn't build a second career and a family business. Gibbs not only developed a championship-winning organization that gave both of his...

Giants finally find their general manager in Cubs' Harris

Nov. 10, 2019 10:14 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants hired Scott Harris from the Chicago Cubs to become general manager, filling a void of more than a year after the club had gone without a GM during president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi's first season in the position. That's one big hire done, another...

Bettman: NHL set to return to Europe

Nov. 8, 2019 2:49 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the NHL plans to return to Europe for games in the next two years. Citing huge demand, Bettman said on Friday that the Boston Bruins and the Nashville Predators will open the regular season next year with a game in Prague. The Colorado Avalanche and the...

Kemba Walker: MJ will always be "special guy in my life"

Nov. 8, 2019 2:03 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker says he holds no ill feelings toward Michael Jordan, even though the Hornets owner and six-time NBA champion decided not to keep him in Charlotte by paying him a $221 million supermax contract. In fact, Walker only has love for Jordan. "MJ is always going to be a special...

Astros president Ryan shifts to lesser role with team

Nov. 7, 2019 9:05 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros president Reid Ryan is shifting to a lesser role in the organization and owner Jim Crane's son is joining the executive team, moves announced 11 days after Crane apologized to a Sports Illustrated reporter and retracted a statement by the club accusing her of trying to "fabricate a...

AP source: Browns, C Tretter agree on 3-year extension

Nov. 7, 2019 7:56 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns may have major issues at several positions. Center isn't one of them. Steady JC Tretter, who endeared himself to teammates by playing much of last season with a severely sprained ankle, has agreed with Cleveland on a three-year, $32.5 million contract extension, a person told...

Column: NFL riding wave of sports betting

Nov. 7, 2019 2:54 PM EST

Luckily, the black cat making its primetime debut at MetLife Stadium didn't seem to be an omen. The cat not only found the end zone but found a way to escape Monday night, which is more than most members of the Giants can do before their season is mercifully over. That's life midway through the NFL's 100th...

Seattle set new standards for MLS, now gets to host final

Nov. 7, 2019 2:21 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — As much as his lingering doubts want to convince him otherwise, Adrian Hanauer knows what's about to take place Sunday and the numbers aren't lies. Hanauer is the majority owner of the popular Seattle Sounders but sometimes can't let go of his early struggles with the club. That was back in...

Australian men, women soccer players close gender pay gap

Nov. 7, 2019 8:28 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's football federation and players' union say they have agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement that closes the pay gap between the men's and women's national teams. The new four-year CBA announced on Wednesday ensures the Socceroos and Matildas receive a 24% share of an...