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Atlanta Hawks general manager and head of basketball operations Travis Schlenk speaks to reporters after it was announced the team and head basketball coach Mike Budenholzer have decided to part ways Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
April 26, 2018 - 1:38 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk on Thursday described coach Mike Budenholzer's exit as "harmonious" and "as mutual as parting can be." Schlenk also said the decision, finalized and announced late Wednesday , came after many discussions with Budenholzer and was not based on just...
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FILE - In this April 22, 2018, file photo, Washington Wizards guard Ty Lawson (4) looks on during the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors, in Washington. Less than three weeks ago, Lawson was playing professional basketball in China. Nowadays, he's been one of the first subs off the bench for the Washington Wizards in their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series against the No. 1 seed Toronto Raptors (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
April 26, 2018 - 1:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than three weeks ago, Ty Lawson was playing professional basketball in China. Nowadays, he's one of the first subs off the bench for the Washington Wizards in their Eastern Conference first-round series against the Toronto Raptors. Lawson is hardly the only player who went...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2007 file photo, a Yawkey Way street sign hangs on a pole outside Fenway Park before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners in Boston. The City of Boston approved a plan Thursday, April 26, 2018, to change the name of Yawkey Way to Jersey Street, it's original name. The street had been named in honor of former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey, who some have said was racist. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki, FIle)
April 26, 2018 - 12:07 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the city of Boston's approval to rename Yawkey Way (all times local): 11:55 a.m. The charity named for former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey says it is disappointed with Boston's decision to rename Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park. The city's Public Improvement Commission on...
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FILE - In this Sunday Oct. 31, 2010 file photo, the arena ahead of the NFL Football match between the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers at Wembley Stadium in London. The English Football Association received an offer on Thursday April 26, 2018, to buy Wembley Stadium, from Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham owner Shahid Khan. (AP Photo/Dave Shopland, Pool, File)
April 26, 2018 - 11:07 am
LONDON (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan has made an offer to buy Wembley Stadium from the English Football Association, increasing the prospect of an NFL franchise in London. Wembley has staged regular-season NFL games since 2007 and the Jaguars started playing at the stadium in 2013...
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Tom Cruise, star of the upcoming film "Mission: Impossible - Fallout," addresses the audience during the Paramount Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2018, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
April 26, 2018 - 1:00 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paramount Pictures is ready for its comeback story. On Wednesday at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas, studio chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos announced a sequel to the breakthrough thriller "A Quiet Place," two new Star Trek movies and trotted out its biggest star, Tom Cruise,...
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a news conference at the NCAA headquarters, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Indianapolis. The Commission on College Basketball led by Rice, released a detailed 60-page report Wednesday, seven months after the NCAA formed the group to respond to a federal corruption investigation that rocked college basketball. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
April 25, 2018 - 5:46 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The most difficult part of the NCAA's attempt to clean up college basketball begins now. Hours after former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice presented the Commission on College Basketball's sweeping recommendations for reforming a sport weighed down by corruption, NCAA...
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FILE- In this March 28, 2018, file photo, visitors take photos in front of the Facebook logo at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook reports earnings Wednesday, April 25. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
April 25, 2018 - 5:00 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook's troubles with Russian election meddlers , "fake news " and misused data have dominated headlines globally. But they don't seem to be affecting Facebook's bottom line, so far, as advertisers continue to flock to the service in droves. Facebook's revenue, which largely...
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FILE- In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo a pedestrian walks by a Comcast Service Center, in Miami. Comcast Corp. reports earnings Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
April 25, 2018 - 1:29 pm
LONDON (AP) — U.S. media giant Comcast on Wednesday offered 22 billion pounds ($30.7 billion) for Sky PLC, topping a bid from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox and setting up a bidding war for Britain's biggest satellite television company. Comcast said it would pay 12.75 pounds for each Sky share...
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FILE- In this Feb. 8, 2018, file photo the logo for Twitter is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter reports earnings Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 25, 2018 - 1:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has remained largely outside of the crosshairs of Congress over the privacy issues that have tripped up Facebook, but it continues to face its own, unique challenges. The company is wrestling with abuse on its own platform as well as a potential accounting for disinformation...
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FILE - Adidas basketball shoes and socks are worn by a college basketball player during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Los Angeles. The Commission on College Basketball sharply directed the NCAA to take control of the sport, calling for sweeping reforms to separate pro and college tracks, permit players to return to school after going undrafted by the NBA and ban cheating coaches for life. The commission also called for greater financial transparency from shoe and apparel companies such as Nike, Under Armour and Adidas. These companies have extensive financial relationships with colleges and coaches worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and Adidas had two former executives charged by federal prosecutors in New York in the corruption case. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
April 25, 2018 - 11:39 am
Apparel companies are heavily involved in elite-level youth basketball, with Nike, Adidas and Under Armour all running their own circuits. The shoe companies also have lucrative sponsorship deals with schools and coaches worth millions of dollars. When a federal investigation revealed some of the...
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