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Move to the burbs? Bears confirm bid to buy horse track site

Jun. 17, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears have submitted a bid to buy a spacious suburban horse racing track site, signaling a potential willingness to move out of downtown Soldier Field for a new stadium. Bears President and CEO Ted Phillips announced...

At swimming trials, Ledecky keeping an eye on NHL playoffs

Jun. 13, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Even as she attempts to qualify for her third U.S. Olympic team, champion swimmer Katie Ledecky is keeping an eye on the NHL playoffs. Her uncle, Jon Ledecky, is a co-owner of the New York Islanders. The team has advanced to the final four of the...

Brewers acquire reliever Hunter Strickland from Angels

Jun. 12, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Reliever Hunter Strickland is switching teams again as the Milwaukee Brewers attempt to see if he can regain his early-season form. The Brewers announced Saturday they have acquired Strickland from the Los Angeles Angels for cash. ...

Noelle Quinn ready for challenge of leading Seattle Storm

May. 31, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Noelle Quinn is thrilled to join the lineage of former WNBA players to graduating from playing to being head coaches in the league. She’s honored to be the first Black head coach for the Seattle Storm. It’s just happening maybe sooner than anyone...

Sued by partner over sale, Taylor says T-wolves won't move

May. 27, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor expressed confidence Thursday that the NBA franchise will remain in Minnesota after it is sold, responding to a federal lawsuit against him by one of his investors alleging breach of contract. Taylor, who also owns the...

North Carolina man sues over fumes from South Carolina mill

May. 21, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A pulp and paper mill in South Carolina emits fumes that smells like rotten eggs and which nearby residents say have caused headaches and sore throats, a North Carolina homeowner says in a lawsuit. Kenny White, who lives in the Ballantyne area of...

Walker added to Mets' lengthy IL list, Maybin joins OF mix

May. 19, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The New York Mets added right hander Taijuan Walker to their lengthy injured list on Wednesday after he lasted only three innings in this week's start against the Braves due to tightness in his left side. In a related move, the Mets selected the contract...

AP source: T-wolves sale to Lore, A-Rod up for NBA approval

May. 13, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has reached agreement on his $1.5 billion sale of the club to e-commerce mogul Marc Lore and former baseball star Alex Rodriguez, a person with knowledge of the negotiation told The Associated Press on Thursday. ...

WNBA tips off 25th anniversary season

May. 12, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA will tip off its 25th season on Friday after an eventful offseason that was full of player movement, including Candace Parker returning home to Chicago. The former league MVP headed home after playing her entire 13-year career in Los Angeles...

Chicago Sky trade Gabby Williams to Los Angeles Sparks

May. 09, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Sparks acquired Gabby Williams from the Chicago Sky for rookie Stephanie Watts and the rights to German guard Leonie Fiebich on Sunday. Williams, the No. 4 pick in the 2018 draft, was put on the suspended list for the season by Chicago...