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CORRECTS TO $2 BILLION, NOT 1.9 BILLION AS ORIGINALLY SENT - FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, the sun sets behind Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders football team, in Las Vegas. The NFL is opening in Sin City, something even the bookies in this gambling city would never have bet on happening. But on Monday night, Sept. 21, 2020, the gamble pays off when the Raiders meet the New Orleans Saints in the opening game of the glittering $2 billion stadium that Raiders owner Mark Davis dubbed the Death Star.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
September 18, 2020 - 1:04 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Death Star comes alive for the first time Monday night in a prime-time debut that just a few years ago would have been unimaginable. The NFL in Sin City. Even the bookies in this gambling city would never have bet on this happening. It took a seismic shift in philosophy from a...
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With face masks in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, Harbor Creek High School soccer players Haylee Wilson, 17, left, and Ali Tobin, 18, right, listen to Harbor Creek School District Superintendent Kelly Hess, not pictured, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, at Paul J. Weitz stadium in Harborcreek Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania prior to the first day of official high school sports practices across the state. Athletes in Pennsylvania are allowed to remove face masks once they begin practicing or playing. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)
September 03, 2020 - 9:04 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Turkish soccer federation has reversed an earlier decision and now says league games will be played without spectators in the first half of the new season. The federation had planned to allow stadiums around...
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FILE - The Dallas Cowboys play the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFC wild-card NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. The owner of the Cowboys hopes the 80,000-seat venue with standing room space that pushes capacity past 90,000 will be filled closer to capacity as the pandemic-altered NFL season goes on. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman, File)
September 02, 2020 - 9:02 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jerry Jones won't put a number on the attendance for the Dallas Cowboys' home opener until the crowd is announced later this month at AT&T Stadium. The owner of the Cowboys also hopes the 80,000-seat venue with standing room space that pushes capacity past 90,000 will be...
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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is sacked by Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa during the first half of an NFL football game in Carson, Calif. Teams could afford recent contracts like the megabucks given to Patrick Mahomes and Bosa under normal circumstances. Because of economic effects from the coronavirus pandemic, future player deals and a salary cap that will be adjusted due to some monetary setbacks, upcoming free agents might find the marketplace tighter. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
September 01, 2020 - 4:51 pm
Let's get this straight from the outset: If the NFL has no fans at any games this season — or doesn't have much of a season at all — it will not go out of business. Sure, the 32 teams and the league itself will lose millions, very possibly billions of dollars. Its broadcast partners will take a hit...
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A Herriman player wear a mask during a high school football against Davis on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Herriman, Utah. Utah is among the states going forward with high school football this fall despite concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that led other states and many college football conferences to postpone games in hopes of instead playing in the spring. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
August 18, 2020 - 6:48 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Texas A&M has established a reduced capacity, distanced seating plan designed to host fans at Kyle Field as safely as possible. The university's plan focuses on the recommended health protocols and ensures...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)
July 02, 2020 - 10:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The title sponsor of the Washington Redskins’ stadium wants the NFL team to change its name. “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name,“ FedEx said in a statement Thursday. The company paid the team $205 million in 1999 for the...
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FILE In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 a general view of the Camp Nou stadium prior of a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort, File)
June 22, 2020 - 2:40 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona generated 1.2 million euros ($1.3 million) with its inaugural sale of “fan tokens” on Monday. The club sold all 600,000 of the cryptocurrency-based tokens in less than two hours at a price of 2 euros each ($2.20), online seller Socios.com said. The virtual tokens...
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Photo credit FILE In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 a general view of the Camp Nou stadium prior of a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort, File)
June 22, 2020 - 10:40 am
Barcelona generates $1.3 million with virtual ‘fan tokens’…
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FILE - In this April 17, 2014, file photo, a statue of former Twins' owner Calvin Griffith stands in the snow outside Target Field before a baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and the Toronto Blue Jays in Minneapolis. The Twins say they’ve removed a statue of former owner Calvin Griffith at Target Field, citing racist remarks he made in 1978. (AP Photo/Paul Battaglia, File)
June 19, 2020 - 3:59 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins removed a statue of former owner Calvin Griffith at Target Field, citing his racist remarks in 1978 and saying the team could no longer “remain silent.” Griffith's statue was one of several installed when the team opened the ballpark in 2010. Its removal came...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2020, file photo, Gavin Bollmer, left, and his buddy, Austin LaFountain, wear Globe Life Field masks as they tour the home of the Texas Rangers baseball team in Arlington, Texas. Many organizations are trying to bridge the budget gap from the coronovirus through enhanced sponsorship sales, such as temporary billboards that could be stretched over unsold sections of seats. Teams and leagues are selling branded face masks and other personal protective equipment. Almost all of them are trying to engage fans in new and creative ways. It won't come close to making up the budget shortfall, but the hope is to survive long enough for sports to return to normal. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
June 11, 2020 - 9:50 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Premier League soccer clubs have approved the match protocols for when the competition resumes on Wednesday after a 100-day shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. The procedures cover matchday operations...
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