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Nashville, Tenn. soccer fans celebrate during an announcement that Nashville has been awarded a Major League Soccer franchise Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
December 20, 2017 - 7:34 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Major League Soccer is expanding its presence in the southeast, awarding Nashville the first of its newest expansion franchises as MLS' 24th team . Commissioner Don Garber made the announcement Wednesday at a news conference with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Nashville Mayor...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2016 file photo, Utah Jazz NBA basketball team 2016 draft pick Joel Bolomboy adjusts his hat during a media availability at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. Bolomboy has been back and forth between the NBA Developmental League’s Salt Lake City Stars and the Jazz 15 times since November. The NBA Developmental League has grown from an eight-team, largely overlooked sideshow to a 22-team league inching closer to becoming a legitimate minor league system since 2001. The league is no longer a final grasp for players clinging to a dream of playing professional basketball, but a respected avenue to get to the NBA. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
February 23, 2017 - 2:41 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Joel Bolomboy has been back and forth between the NBA Development League's Salt Lake City Stars and the Utah Jazz 15 times since November. In the old system, the second-round draft pick would have been racking up frequent flyer miles bouncing around the minor leagues and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 1998 file photo, Ed Garvey, center, Democratic nominee for governor, receives congratulations from School Board President Leon Todd, left, Pamela Malone, a campaign volunteer, and Garvey's wife, Betty, after addressing his supporters and the media in Milwaukee. Garvey, the lawyer who led the National Football League Players Association through strikes in 1974 and 1982, has died at age 76. Garvey was the players' union counsel and executive director from 1971-83. (Karen Sherlock /Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)
February 22, 2017 - 2:57 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ed Garvey, the lawyer who led the National Football League Players Association through strikes in 1974 and 1982, has died at age 76. The Capital Times reported that Garvey died Wednesday at a nursing home in Verona after a battle with Parkinson's disease. Garvey was the players...
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February 22, 2017 - 2:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — There won't be any wild pitches on intentional walks this season. The players' association has agreed to Major League Baseball's proposal to have intentional walks without pitches this year. While the union has resisted many of MLB's proposed innovations, such as raising the bottom...
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February 22, 2017 - 12:33 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ed Garvey, the lawyer who led the National Football League Players Association through strikes in 1974 and 1982, has died at age 76. Garvey was the players' union counsel and executive director from 1971-83. Garvey graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1969...
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FILE - In a Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 file photo, former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for a stadium which will be home to the Los Angeles Football Club in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers fired general manager Mitch Kupchak on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, and put Magic Johnson in charge of basketball operations in a major shake-up of the struggling franchise’s front office. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
February 21, 2017 - 10:47 pm
With the Los Angeles Lakers mired in the worst years in franchise history, owner Jeanie Buss has turned to Magic Johnson to lead them back to championship contention. And she removed her own brother from his job to do it. Jeanie Buss fired general manager Mitch Kupchak on Tuesday and put Johnson in...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, Wall Street is etched in the facade of a building in New York's Financial District. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, as investors return from the holiday weekend in a buying mood. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 21, 2017 - 3:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are breaking records again Tuesday as investors come back from a long weekend hungry for deals. While Kraft Heinz and Unilever couldn't complete a proposed $143 billion mega-merger, food and household goods makers are rising as investors think other deals are coming. Chicken...
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