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Schuerholz stepping back from day-to-day role with Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — Longtime Atlanta Braves executive John Schuerholz has stepped back from a day-to-day role with the team as it prepares for the final season at Turner Field. The Braves announced several front-office changes Thursday, including Schuerholz moving from team president to vice chairman. Mike Plant will take over a president in charge of […]

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Goodell doesn’t dismiss Las Vegas as team home

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Roger Goodell didn’t dismiss Las Vegas as a potential home for an NFL franchise when asked about Raiders owner Mark Davis’ interest in moving his team there. Traditionally, the NFL has strongly opposed the idea of America’s gambling capital hosting a franchise. After being passed over for relocation to Los […]

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NFL approves ejection proposal for 1-year trial

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — NFL owners have approved as a one-year trial ejecting a player who draws two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties from specific categories. Those categories include throwing a punch at or kicking an opponent; taunting; and using abusive, threatening or insulting language or gestures. ”Sportsmanship is important to the membership,” NFL Commissioner Roger […]

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Forbes estimates Yankees worth MLB-high $3.4 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Forbes estimates the New York Yankees are worth $3.4 billion, up 6 percent from last year and the highest evaluation for the 19th straight year. In its annual rankings, released Wednesday, Forbes claims the average value of a Major League Baseball team increased 7 percent in the last year to $1.3 […]

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Fox, Telemundo Get US World Cup rights

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA cashed in on a $1.2 billion bonanza from United States broadcasters Friday, striking World Cup deals with Fox, Telemundo and Spanish language radio. Fox won the English-language U.S. television rights for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments, outbidding incumbent ESPN and NBC for soccer’s showpiece tournament. Fox agreed to pay around $425 […]

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