Sports industry

August 30, 2019 - 4:21 pm
The NHL has informed the NHL Players' Association it won't use its option to terminate the existing labor deal next year. The league announced its decision Friday, two days before its deadline to notify the union whether it would reopen collective bargaining talks. The union has until Sept. 15 to...
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In this image provided by Adidas, Hall of Fame tennis player Billie Jean King, center, poses with hockey players, from left, Canadian Renata Fast, Canadian Rebecca Johnston, American Brianna Decker, King, American Kendall Coyne Schofield and Canadian Sarah Nurse at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. The hockey players are launching what's being called "The Dream Gap Tour," announced by the newly formed Professional Women's Hockey Players' Association on Wednesday, Aug 28. The gap represents the missing link young girls have in their dreams of ever playing professionally. (Samantha Hughey/Adidas via AP)
August 28, 2019 - 11:31 am
Growing up, Kendall Coyne Schofield recalled how her dreams of playing hockey ended at college, or maybe the Winter Games — something the two-time U.S. Olympian forward eventually would achieve. Playing professionally was never part of the equation, which is something Coyne Schofield remembers once...
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In this image provided by Adidas, Hall of Fame tennis player Billie Jean King, center, poses with hockey players, from left, Canadian Renata Fast, Canadian Rebecca Johnston, American Brianna Decker, King, American Kendall Coyne Schofield and Canadian Sarah Nurse at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. The hockey players are launching what's being called "The Dream Gap Tour," announced by the newly formed Professional Women's Hockey Players' Association on Wednesday, Aug 28. The gap represents the missing link young girls have in their dreams of ever playing professionally. (Samantha Hughey/Adidas via AP)
August 28, 2019 - 9:40 am
Growing up, Kendall Coyne Schofield recalled how her dreams of playing hockey ended at college, or maybe the Winter Games — something the two-time U.S. Olympian forward eventually would achieve. Playing professionally was never part of the equation, which is something Coyne Schofield remembers once...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, file photo shows the Las Vegas skyline. Las Vegas is set to bid on nearly a half dozen different NCAA college championship events, including women’s basketball. The NCAA will start accepting bids Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, on nearly two dozen sports championships over all three divisions. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
August 26, 2019 - 2:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Las Vegas is going to take a chance on hosting major college sporting events. The city is set to bid on nearly a half dozen different NCAA championship events, including women's basketball. The NCAA will start accepting bids Monday on nearly two dozen sports championships over all...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2019 file photo Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws against the Houston Texans during the first half of an NFL wild card playoff football game in Houston. The popular pick to win the AFC South all offseason has been Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts. The ever-changing diagnosis for his strained left calf and ankle is dredging up bad memories of 2017 when his recovery from shoulder surgery kept him out all season. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)
August 24, 2019 - 10:14 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is planning to retire according to a report from ESPN. ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported that Luck felt mentally worn down and had met with team owner Jim Irsay to inform him of his decision. Team officials did not immediately confirm...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 2, 2018 file photo, Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov, of Russia, warms up before Game 3 of the team's NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the Vegas Golden Knights, in Washington. Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov tested positive for cocaine at the world championship and has been banned from the Russian national team for four years. The IIHF says the ban expires on June 12, 2023. The ban does not affect Kuznetsov playing for the Capitals, who won the 2018 Stanley Cup. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
August 23, 2019 - 11:51 am
GENEVA (AP) — Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov tested positive for cocaine at the world championship and has been banned from the Russia team for four years. Kuznetsov failed a doping test after a sample was taken on May 26, the day Russia won the bronze medal game against the Czech...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) is defended by Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree' Jackson (25) in the first half of an NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn. The NFL has conditionally reinstated Gordon. Commissioner Roger Goodell notified Gordon on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, that on Sunday, Gordon can rejoin the team for meetings and conditioning and individual workouts. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)
August 16, 2019 - 7:41 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Josh Gordon's winding career has included several second chances following a trail of multiple drug suspensions that cast doubt whether the talented but troubled playmaker would ever get on an NFL field again. He's getting yet another opportunity. The NFL conditionally reinstated the...
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August 16, 2019 - 6:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has conditionally reinstated Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon. Commissioner Roger Goodell notified Gordon on Friday that on Sunday, Gordon can rejoin the team for meetings and conditioning and individual workouts. After that, according to a league statement, "Subject to...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo, Joe Tsai speaks to reporters during a news conference before a WNBA exhibition basketball game between the New York Liberty and China in New York. Tsai has agreed to buy the remaining 51 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center from Mikhail Prokhorov in deals that two people with knowledge of the details say are worth about $3.4 billion. Terms were not disclosed Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, but the people told The Associated Press that Tsai is paying about $2.35 for the Nets — a record for a U.S. pro sports franchise — and nearly $1 billion in a separate transaction for the arena. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 16, 2019 - 2:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a record sale for a U.S. sports franchise, the co-founder of Alibaba agreed to buy the remaining 51 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center for about $3.4 billion, two people with knowledge of the details said Friday. Joe Tsai already had purchased 49 percent of the team...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo, Joe Tsai speaks to reporters during a news conference before a WNBA exhibition basketball game between the New York Liberty and China in New York. Tsai has agreed to buy the remaining 51 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center from Mikhail Prokhorov in deals that two people with knowledge of the details say are worth about $3.4 billion. Terms were not disclosed Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, but the people told The Associated Press that Tsai is paying about $2.35 for the Nets — a record for a U.S. pro sports franchise — and nearly $1 billion in a separate transaction for the arena. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 16, 2019 - 1:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a record sale for a U.S. sports franchise, the co-founder of Alibaba agreed to buy the remaining 51 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center for about $3.4 billion, two people with knowledge of the details said Friday. Joe Tsai already had purchased 49 percent of the team...
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