Sports business

December 25, 2020 - 12:28 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Chris Wondolowski, Major League Soccer’s career scoring leader, signed one-year contract to remain with the San Jose Earthquakes. The 37-year-old forward scored a team-high seven goals during the 2020 regular season to extend his career record to 166. “While the pandemic has...
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Graphic shows NFL team matchups and predicts the winners in Week 16 action; 3c x 4 3/8 inches; ETA 5 p.m.
December 23, 2020 - 6:09 pm
With the NFL opting not to play a Thursday game on Christmas Eve, it moved the prime-time showcase to late afternoon Friday and sent Minnesota down to New Orleans. The game doesn't have the same headline-grabbing potential with the Saints (10-4) unlikely to secure the NFC's only playoff bye, which...
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2020, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback coach Jedd Fisch coaches players during NFL football training camp in Foxborough, Mass. Arizona is hiring New England Patriots assistant Jedd Fisch as its head coach, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. Fisch is filling the vacancy created when Arizona fired Kevin Sumlin earlier this month after the Wildcats finished the season winless, according to the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the school was still preparing an official announcement. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool, File)
December 23, 2020 - 4:37 pm
Jedd Fisch was a law student wanting a chance to witness history when he followed O.J. Simpson's lawyers into the courthouse elevator. After being confronted, he made a good enough case to earn a seat for the trial of the century. When Fisch wanted a chance to serve as a graduate assistant coach...
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December 23, 2020 - 3:35 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York health commissioner is considering whether to allow 6,700 fans to attend a rare Buffalo Bills home playoff game if all attendees are tested beforehand. But nothing has been finalized yet, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and a spokesperson for the Bills. The playoffs...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, Madison Square Garden in New York sits empty after NCAA college basketball games in the men's Big East Conference tournament were cancelled due to concerns about the coronavirus. With the virus raging in March, several conferences called off their postseason basketball tournaments, and the NCAA canceled the billion-dollar bonanza known as March Madness, proceeds from which trickle down in some form to almost every Division I school in America. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
December 23, 2020 - 12:44 pm
The coronavirus was only one factor in a chain of events that consumed college sports in 2020, and is poised to do more of the same in 2021 and beyond. The virus, combined with the harsh spotlight that shined on racial inequality in the United States, further exposed the exploitative side of a...
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FILE - This 1987 file photo shows an aerial view of Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, Calif., site of Super Bowl XXII. Now the stadium is coming to an unceremonious end, leaving generations of fans feeling melancholy because, due to the coronavirus pandemic, they didn't get to say a proper goodbye to the place where they tailgated with gusto in the massive parking lot before cheering on the Chargers, Padres and Aztecs, or watched myriad other events and concerts. (AP Photo/File)
December 22, 2020 - 5:24 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The biggest piece of San Diego’s sports history is slowly being knocked down and ground to bits. They’re tearing down the stadium once affectionately known as “The Murph.” Every day, heavy equipment obliterates more and more of 70,000-seat SDCCU Stadium in Mission Valley, where...
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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson talks with starting quarterback Jalen Hurts as quarterback Carson Wentz (11) looks on during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
December 22, 2020 - 1:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Doug Pederson led the Philadelphia Eagles to the franchise’s only Super Bowl title with a backup quarterback just three years ago and followed up with consecutive playoff appearances. He’s not planning to bail after one losing season. “I don’t want out of Philly,” Pederson told...
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December 22, 2020 - 4:12 am
GENEVA (AP) — FIFA files criminal complaint against former president Sepp Blatter over finances of soccer museum project in Zurich.
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FILE - In this April 17, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney speaks to the media in Charlotte, N.C. The Panthers have fired Hurney after the team lost eight of its last nine games and failed to make the playoffs for a third straight season. Hurney’s contract was set to expire after the season. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
December 21, 2020 - 11:51 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Marty Hurney is out again as Carolina's general manager. The Panthers fired their GM for a second time on Monday after the team lost eight of its last nine games and failed to make the playoffs for a third straight season. Hurney’s contract was set to expire after the season...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) falls on the field after he was sacked by Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Jerome Baker (55), during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
December 19, 2020 - 11:41 pm
A rite of December in the NFL, along with Christmas, Hanukkah and meaningless games for the Jets, Bengals and Lions, is the release of playoff scenarios. Those scenarios become less complicated as the league gets deeper into the month. Suffice to note that eight of the top teams can clinch...
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