Sports team ownership changes

FILE - In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 file photo, David Stern, NBA Commissioner, right, and Adam Silver, Deputy Commissioner, speak before the start of Game 1 of the NBA Finals basketball game between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat in Miami. David Stern, who spent 30 years as the NBA's longest-serving commissioner and oversaw its growth into a global power, has died on New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. He was 77. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
January 03, 2020 - 2:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern had been NBA commissioner for barely a year when the Knicks won the 1985 draft lottery, sending Patrick Ewing on the way to New York. Skeptics cried conspiracy, that the league rigged the result to bail out the faltering franchise in its largest market. Stern would shrug...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey walks on the field after an NFL preseason football game between the Detroit Lions, in Cleveland. The Browns and Dorsey have mutually agreed to part ways the team announced Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
December 31, 2019 - 3:41 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns “mutually parted ways” with general manager John Dorsey two days after the team fired coach Freddie Kitchens following a disappointing season. Dorsey's stunning departure on Tuesday came after he refused to take a reduced role within the organization offered to...
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Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, center left, walks off the field after of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Philadelphia (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
December 30, 2019 - 7:37 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — With the future of coach Jason Garrett in limbo, the Dallas Cowboys have other reasons to believe there will be plenty of change in 2020 — 23 of them, to be exact. The Cowboys have 23 unrestricted free agents-to-be, headlined by quarterback Dak Prescott and No. 1 receiver Amari...
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File-This July 12, 2019, photo shows Greg Roman of the Baltimore Ravens NFL football team. The mastermind behind the Baltimore Ravens' prolific offense may be headed elsewhere after the team has completed its playoff run. Coach John Harbaugh confirmed Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, that the Cleveland Browns have asked permission to talk to Roman about their vacant head coaching job, and the Ravens will allow that interview to take place. Harbaugh suspects the interview could occur this week, because top-seeded Baltimore has a bye before opening the playoffs on Jan. 11. (AP Photo/File)
December 30, 2019 - 6:56 pm
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The mastermind behind the Baltimore Ravens' prolific offense may be headed elsewhere after the team has completed its playoff run. Coach John Harbaugh confirmed Monday that the Cleveland Browns have asked permission to talk to offensive coordinator Greg Roman about their...
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Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, left, Charlotte MLS owner David Tepper, center, and Charlotte mayor Vi Lyles pose for a photo after announcing the MLS will have a team in Charlotte in 2021 at an event in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
December 17, 2019 - 12:26 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — David Tepper's vision of bringing a Major League Soccer team to Charlotte has been realized. Charlotte was awarded an MLS expansion team on Tuesday by MLS commissioner Don Garber at a news conference in downtown Charlotte. The team will begin play in 2021 and can sign players...
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Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, left, and Charlotte MLS team owner David Tepper announce that Major League Soccer will be coming to Charlotte in 2021 at an event in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond
December 17, 2019 - 11:02 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — David Tepper's vision of bringing a Major League Soccer team to Charlotte has been realized. Charlotte was awarded an MLS expansion team on Tuesday by MLS commissioner Don Garber at a news conference in downtown Charlotte. The team will begin play in 2021 and can begin...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2007, file photo, NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya, left, of Colombia, shares a laugh with co-owners Felix Sabates, center, and Chip Ganassi as they wait for qualifying for the Daytona 500 auto race, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Felix Sabates is leaving NASCAR after 30 years as a team owner. The Cuban refugee came to the United States at 15 and built a lucrative business that allowed him to enter NASCAR in 1989. (AP Photo/Glenn Smith, File)
December 12, 2019 - 11:18 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In his den overlooking the 14th hole at Quail Hollow, there are a handful of reminders of Felix Sabates' 30 years in NASCAR — a photo of the team owner at one of his first races; a bobblehead of close friend and rival Rick Hendrick; in the corner, a replica of the Monster...
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December 04, 2019 - 5:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A hedge fund manager whose company paid $1.8 billion in U.S. criminal and civil settlements is in negotiations to increase his stake in the New York Mets, who left open the possibility he eventually could become controlling owner. The team said Wednesday the deal between Sterling...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2018 file photo Los Angeles Galaxy's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, of Sweden, acknowledges fans as he walks off the field after an MLS soccer match against the Los Angeles FC in Carson, Calif. Ibrahimovic and the LA Galaxy both announced Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 they are officially parting ways after two seasons. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, file)
November 27, 2019 - 5:32 pm
A statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic was vandalized and apparently set on fire outside the stadium of his boyhood club, Malmo, as fans reacted with fury at the Swedish soccer star buying a stake in one of its biggest rivals on Wednesday. Ibrahimovic outlined his desire to make Hammarby the “best in...
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New Kansas City Royals baseball team owner John Sherman gestures while speaking at a press conference at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, as Royals general manager Dayton Moore, center, and manager Mike Matheny look on. (James Wooldridge/The Kansas City Star via AP)
November 26, 2019 - 4:18 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — John Sherman had sold his successful energy company and embarked on a nine-month trip around the world with his wife, Marny. They had visited Africa and Asia and all points between, and had landed in Europe when the most incredible of things happened. Sherman’s long-...
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