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NBA teams enhancing fan experience with high-tech replays

Nov. 15, 2019 11:43 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — NBA fans will soon be able to look up at the big videoboard above the court and get a different look at that deep Trae Young 3-pointer early in the first quarter. Or see a different perspective of that monstrous Giannis Antetokounmpo dunk. In a reversal of roles, NBA teams are bringing the...

Contract approved to start $450 million Superdome overhaul

Nov. 14, 2019 5:58 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The state board that oversees Louisiana’s Superdome approved a contract Thursday for the first phase of a $450 million renovation of the 44-year-old New Orleans landmark that became a symbol of the city’s rebirth following Hurricane Katrina. The unanimous vote by the...

Beckham’s Miami team to play MLS home opener March 14

Nov. 13, 2019 1:35 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — David Beckham’s new MLS team will play its first home match against his former club. Inter Miami officials announced Wednesday that the club's home debut will be March 14 at 2:30 p.m. against the LA Galaxy. That means Inter Miami will begin its inaugural season on the...

Tennessee unveils updated plans for Neyland renovation

Nov. 8, 2019 7:06 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has unveiled updated plans for a Neyland Stadium renovation as the facility approaches its 100-year anniversary. Athletic director Phillip Fulmer had announced in November 2018 that the start of the renovation was being delayed to review all aspects of the plan. Fulmer...

Former Marshall, MLB pitcher gives $1M for college ballpark

Oct. 27, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former Marshall University and major league pitcher has donated $1 million to help build the school's new baseball stadium. News outlets report Rick Reed's contribution will go toward a ballpark scheduled to open in March 2021 in Huntington. Reed says Marshall has been in need of...

Now with Clippers, Kawhi Leonard spoils Warriors fun again

Oct. 25, 2019 2:10 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard sure knows how to spoil Golden State's fun. Leonard did it again in the Warriors' first game at Chase Center just like in their farewell at Oracle Arena four months ago, scoring 21 points in three quarters to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 141-122 victory Thursday on...

Column: 3 seasons in, Chargers are a flop in LA

Oct. 24, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

The (sort of) Los Angeles Chargers are on the road again this week, which isn't such a bad thing for fans of the former San Diego franchise. Seems like the Chargers are always on the road. Even when they're home. That was evident this month when Pittsburgh Steelers fans filled most seats at the converted soccer...

Northwestern looks to bounce back from 2 losing seasons

Oct. 23, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern looked like it was ready to go on quite a roll. The Wildcats shed the albatross hanging over the school that hosted the inaugural Final Four by reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 2017. Since then? The Wildcats have posted back-to-back losing records, and...

Raiders to partner with casino for new Las Vegas stadium

Oct. 15, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Raiders are partnering with a California-based tribal casino on their new stadium in Las Vegas. The Raiders say the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will become a "founding partner" of the still-under-construction Allegiant Stadium. The $2 billion, 65,000-seat stadium is scheduled to...

Low-budget Rays, A's meet in AL wild card game at Oakland

Oct. 1, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin has been counting on his young Oakland Athletics to build on last season's playoff return that ended in a lopsided wild-card loss at Yankee Stadium. Gain some experience under pressure. Get a little feel for October baseball. Understand how much has to go right to win on...