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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017 file photo Houston Astros owner Jim Crane is seen before Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles. Crane has sent a letter to a Sports Illustrated reporter to apologize for accusing her of trying to “fabricate a story” and to retract its statement. Assistant general manager Brandon Taubman eventually was fired for directing inappropriate comments at female reporters during the team's celebration after clinching the AL pennant. But the Astros initially called Stephanie Apstein’s report on it “misleading and completely irresponsible.” Crane now says: “We were wrong.” (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, file)
November 07, 2019 - 4:50 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros president Reid Ryan is shifting to a lesser role in the organization and owner Jim Crane's son is joining the executive team, moves announced 11 days after Crane apologized to a Sports Illustrated reporter and retracted a statement by the club accusing her of trying to "...
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November 07, 2019 - 4:20 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros president Reid Ryan is shifting to a lesser role in the organization and owner Jim Crane's son is joining the executive team, moves announced 11 days after Crane apologized to a Sports Illustrated reporter and retracted a statement by the club accusing her of trying to "...
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November 07, 2019 - 8:27 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's football federation and players' union say they have agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement that closes the pay gap between the men's and women's national teams. The new four-year CBA announced on Wednesday ensures the Socceroos and Matildas receive a 24% share of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams stands on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Fla. A person with knowledge of the situation says Williams has reported to the Redskins, ending his holdout. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, because the team had not announced Williams’ return. He can be kept off the 53-man roster for up to three weeks after reporting.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
November 03, 2019 - 12:13 pm
The NFL Players Association came to the defense of Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams by accusing the NFL Network of using misinformation in an attempt to tarnish the player's reputation. The NFLPA posted a statement on its Twitter account backing Williams and saying it will consider taking...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 1968, file photo, Paul Brown, president of the New Cincinnati Bengals of the American Football League, is trying to select the design of helmets in Cincinnati, to be worn by his team when it starts play in the league. Brown, the innovative coach and powerful team owner who brought dozens of improvements to the sport, has been voted pro football’s greatest game changer. (AP Photo/File)
November 01, 2019 - 10:18 pm
Paul Brown's influence on professional football has been felt for decades. He is as responsible as anyone for making it America's most popular sport. The innovative coach and powerful team owner has been voted the NFL's greatest game changer. A nationwide panel of 57 media members selected the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 1968, file photo, Paul Brown, president of the New Cincinnati Bengals of the American Football League, is trying to select the design of helmets in Cincinnati, to be worn by his team when it starts play in the league. Brown, the innovative coach and powerful team owner who brought dozens of improvements to the sport, has been voted pro football’s greatest game changer. (AP Photo/File)
November 01, 2019 - 10:10 pm
Paul Brown, the innovative coach and powerful team owner who brought dozens of improvements to the sport, has been voted pro football's greatest game changer. A nationwide panel of 57 media members selected the founder of the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals, giving him eight first-place...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 1968, file photo, Paul Brown, president of the New Cincinnati Bengals of the American Football League, is trying to select the design of helmets in Cincinnati, to be worn by his team when it starts play in the league. Brown, the innovative coach and powerful team owner who brought dozens of improvements to the sport, has been voted pro football’s greatest game changer. (AP Photo/File)
November 01, 2019 - 10:08 pm
Paul Brown, the innovative coach and powerful team owner who brought dozens of improvements to the sport, has been voted pro football's greatest game changer. A nationwide panel of 57 media members selected the founder of the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals, giving him eight first-place...
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Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns is led away after an altercation with Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Philadelphia. Both players were ejected. The 76ers won 117-95. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 31, 2019 - 7:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia center Joel Embiid and Minnesota center Karl-Anthony Towns have each been suspended two games without pay for an on-court altercation and continued escalation. Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, announced the suspensions...
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Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns is led away after an altercation with Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Philadelphia. Both players were ejected. The 76ers won 117-95. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 31, 2019 - 7:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia center Joel Embiid and Minnesota center Karl-Anthony Towns have each been suspended two games without pay for an on-court altercation and continued escalation. Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, announced the suspensions...
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Pittsburgh Pirates Chairman of the Board Bob Nutting, right, meets with reporters to introduce Travis Williams, left, as the team's new president at the team's offices in Pittsburgh, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. The Pirates' front-office overhaul is complete. The team fired general manager Neal Huntington on Monday, the third high-profile dismissal following a last-place finish in the NL Central. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
October 29, 2019 - 3:50 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The new president of the Pittsburgh Pirates is confident owner Bob Nutting is committed to winning. Travis Williams, who succeeds Frank Coonelly on Nov. 1, says his job is to put the right people in place to help the Pirates climb back into contention. His first order of business...
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