Sports team and league operation

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2015, file photo, Puerto Rico plays Dominican Republic at the Caribbean Series baseball tournament at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins play baseball in San Juan on April 17-18. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)
April 17, 2018 - 3:53 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Carmen Yulin Cruz has attended only a handful of Major League Baseball games in her life, and she won't be adding to that total this week. Soon, she hopes, that will change. Cruz, San Juan's mayor, isn't attending the two-game series in her city between the Cleveland...
Read More
April 16, 2018 - 5:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Under Armour's takeover from Majestic Athletic as the supplier of Major League Baseball uniforms has been pushed back a year to 2020, the original terms of its agreement. Fanatics Inc. and MLB announced a deal in December 2016 that gave the company licensing rights to manufacture...
Read More
FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2017, file photo, a VICIS Zero1 helmet is displayed in New York. The NFL for the first time is prohibiting certain helmets from being worn by players. In notifying the 32 teams Monday, April 16, 2018, the league has sought to have players stop using 10 helmet varieties. Laboratory testing showed that the VICIS Zero 1 models of 2017 and 2018 rate best for player safety. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 16, 2018 - 4:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL for the first time is prohibiting certain helmets from being worn by players. In notifying the 32 teams Monday, the league has sought to have players stop using 10 helmet varieties. Some, particularly those manufactured by Rawlings, no longer are being made and don't have...
Read More
April 12, 2018 - 9:09 pm
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — And now the real season begins for the Los Angeles Lakers. At least that's what the fans of the 16-time NBA champions repeatedly have been told while Los Angeles missed the playoffs and finished with a losing record for the fifth consecutive year. Ever since they took over...
Read More
April 12, 2018 - 4:29 pm
Frank Vogel was brought to Orlando two years ago with hopes he could get the Magic back to the playoffs, and stop the spinning of the revolving door to their coaches' office. Neither of those things happened. Vogel was fired by the Magic on Thursday about 10 hours after the team wrapped up a 25-57...
Read More
FILE - In this March 15, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns' Jarvis Landry speaks at an NFL football press conference in Berea, Ohio. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Browns are close to finalizing a contract extension with star wide receiver Jarvis Landry. The sides remain in talks but expect to get a deal done, said the person who spoke Thursday, April 12, 2018, to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been finalized.(Joshua Gunter/The Plain Dealer via AP, File)
April 12, 2018 - 12:49 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jarvis Landry is about to make a major grab. The star wide receiver is close to finalizing a multiyear contract extension with the Cleveland Browns, who believe the three-time Pro Bowler can hasten their turnaround. The team and Landry's representatives are closing in on a deal, a...
Read More
April 11, 2018 - 8:49 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — During his first stint in Seattle, Tod Leiweke helped develop the Seattle Seahawks into a benchmark franchise. He's returning to the Northwest this time with a chance to build a franchise from scratch — pending NHL approval. Leiweke was introduced Wednesday as the CEO and president...
Read More
April 11, 2018 - 5:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is calling for reform of the criminal justice system after visiting rapper Meek Mill in a Pennsylvania prison. Kraft and Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin visited the Philadelphia-born rapper on Tuesday. Kraft said Mill's...
Read More
FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, Feb 22, 2014, Gianni Infantino gestures during a press conference at the Acropolis Convention Centre in Nice, southeastern France. FIFA President Gianni Infantino wants to team up with American, Chinese and Saudi Arabian interests to launch an expanded 24-team Club World Cup, played every four years starting in 2021, and a two-yearly global competition for national teams. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, FILE)
April 11, 2018 - 5:59 am
GENEVA (AP) — FIFA is planning to team up with Saudi Arabian, Chinese and American investors in a $25 billion, 12-year deal that could add two major international tournaments to an already crowded soccer calendar. With preparations for this year's World Cup in Russia reaching a climax, FIFA...
Read More
FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2017, file photo, Buffalo Bills offensive guard Richie Incognito (64) takes the field prior to an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito texts The Associated Press he's "done," amid reports he is considering retirement after 11 NFL seasons. Incognito followed up the text on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, with a laughing-face emoji and did not respond to further questions seeking clarification. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 10, 2018 - 11:17 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Richie Incognito is abruptly calling it quits on an 11-season NFL career, three years after the Buffalo Bills gave the offensive guard a second chance at playing following his role in the Miami Dolphins' bullying scandal. The NFL Players Association on Tuesday night announced...
Read More