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Griggs returns to baseball roots as new Mariners executive

Jul. 28, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Baseball was an integral part of Catie Griggs' life growing up just not when it came to her career. Now it will dominate her professional life as she takes over as president of business operations for the Seattle Mariners. “I...

Cannabis company sues Tennessee Titans' Julio Jones, others

Jul. 28, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones is facing allegations of illegally harvesting and selling millions of dollars of cannabis in California, according to court records. California-based cannabis company Genetixs filed the suit earlier this...

Mike Sullivan named US men's hockey coach for 2022 Olympics

Jul. 28, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

Mike Sullivan of the Pittsburgh Penguins has been named U.S. men’s hockey coach for the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. Sullivan will be behind the bench if the NHL participates, which is still a question. There is not a deal currently in place to send NHL players to the...

The play-in tournament officially returning to NBA in 2022

Jul. 27, 2021 21:35 PM EDT

The NBA’s play-in tournament is back for at least one more season. As expected, the league’s board of governors gave approval Tuesday to the plan that would bring back the event in April 2022. The format will be the same as it was this past season: the teams that...

Broncos CEO says team's ownership will be settled next year

Jul. 27, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos should have a new owner by this time next year, whether that's Brittany Bowlen or a billionaire like Jeff Bezos. Team president and CEO Joe Ellis said Tuesday that the trust that runs the franchise will begin a transition in...

Mariners hire Catie Griggs as president of business ops

Jul. 27, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners hired Catie Griggs as the club’s new president of business operations on Tuesday. Griggs joins the Mariners after spending the past four seasons as the chief business officer for the Atlanta United of Major League Soccer. Griggs...

Brewers' Yelich on COVID-19 list after positive test

Jul. 27, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich has tested positive for the coronavirus and is showing mild symptoms. Yelich and utilityman Jace Peterson were placed on the COVID-19 injured list, Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns...

Jets report for camp with heavy hearts, Wilson unsigned

Jul. 27, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Robert Saleh and the New York Jets were focused on football again after spending the last several days mourning the loss of their friend, colleague and mentor. The death of assistant coach Greg Knapp last Thursday stunned the organization and...

Chiefs QB Mahomes becomes part of Sporting KC club ownership

Jul. 27, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes has become part of MLS club Sporting Kansas City's ownership group. The Chiefs quarterback and 2018 NFL MVP had his stake in the soccer team announced Tuesday. “I am grateful for the opportunity to join...

IOC to adapt refugee athletes program to counter criticism

Jul. 27, 2021 05:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Refugee athletes need to be given more chances to compete and earn money in international sports, the IOC said Tuesday following criticism from runners who left the Olympic program. Several potential members of the Refugee Olympic Team forfeited their...