Sports team and league operation

FILE - Duke players celebrate after the NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament championship game against Wisconsin in Indianapolis, in this Monday, April 6, 2015, file photo. The NCAA announced Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, it plans to hold the entire 2021 men’s college basketball tournament in one geographic location to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 and is in talks with Indianapolis to be the host city (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
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November 16, 2020 - 7:05 pm
The University of Maryland-Baltimore County pulled off one of the greatest upsets in American sports history at the 2018 NCAA Tournament, knocking off Virginia to become the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1. The madness kept coming that March from Pittsburgh to San Diego. Top-ranked Xavier lost in...
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Two TV cameras mounted on a moving cart stand ready to capture action before an NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Seattle. No fans were allowed in CenturyLink Field for the game due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving the TV broadcast as the only way for fans to experience the game. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
November 13, 2020 - 4:50 pm
Philip Rivers could hardly believe the sound of silence when his Indianapolis Colts played in Detroit the first time the Lions let 250 family members and friends attend. It's probably no surprise to the 38-year-old quarterback that the NFL is on track for home teams to have a losing overall record...
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Detroit Lions running back Adrian Peterson (28) praying during a NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN. The Vikings defeated the Lions 34-20. (Detroit Lions via AP).
November 11, 2020 - 3:24 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have given up on trying to host larger crowds and said Wednesday that the team will no longer seek permission to sell tickets to fans for their remaining home games, as the state blew past its daily record for new deaths. The Vikings said in a statement that...
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November 10, 2020 - 6:42 pm
NFL owners have approved a proposal that will reward organizations for developing minority coaches and front office executives who become head coaches, general managers or team presidents for other clubs. Also, the league’s owners unanimously approved a contingency plan to expand the playoff field...
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In this June 29, 2020 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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November 02, 2020 - 10:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday an antitrust challenge can go forward to the way the National Football League sells the rights to telecasts of pro football games. The league's 32 teams pool the rights to telecast their games, negotiating packages with the major networks as well as...
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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) talks with wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones after Peoples-Jones' touchdown reception during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
October 28, 2020 - 2:52 am
Cleveland, Buffalo and Chicago have piled up wins early this season, even if they haven't come in dominating fashion. Those three teams are all 5-2 after seven games despite being outscored by the opposition. The Browns have been outscored by 21 points thanks to blowout losses to Pittsburgh and...
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FILE - This Nov. 17, 1982 photo shows Minnesota Vikings Matt Blair. Blair, one of the great linebackers in Minnesota Vikings history and a six-time Pro Bowler who played in two Super Bowls, has died. He was 70 years old. Blair, who had been suffering from dementia, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 after an extended period in hospice care, according to the Star Tribune. (Bruce Bisping/Star Tribune via AP)
October 23, 2020 - 10:54 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Matt Blair, one of the great linebackers in Minnesota Vikings history and a six-time Pro Bowler who played in two Super Bowls, has died. He was 70 years old. His death was announced by the team. Blair, who had been suffering from dementia, died Thursday after an extended period...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Tennessee Titans outside linebackers coach Shane Bowen, left, and head coach Mike Vrabel watch players during NFL football training camp in Nashville, Tenn. The NFL and the NFL Players Association found instances when the Titans failed to wear masks at all times and were “insufficiently clear” to players about not meeting or working out once the facility closed in a review given to the team Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, a person familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press. But the person familiar with the review says there was no discussion of any discipline for an individual including general manager Jon Robinson, coach Mike Vrabel or any players, and there was no discussion of punishment, including forfeitures or draft picks.  (George Walker IV/The Tennessean via AP, Pool, File)
October 23, 2020 - 10:43 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For Jeffery Simmons, being sidelined by COVID-19 and having to watch his Tennessee teammates beat Buffalo without him hurt. He sat on his couch and tweeted almost a play by play in his desire to get back to work. “I felt more and more anxious that I really wanted to be on...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2017, file photo, fans shop in the merchandise tent on opening day of Buffalo Bills NFL football training camp in Pittsford, N.Y. The Mafia is becoming legitimate in Buffalo — the Bills Mafia that is. The Bills last week filed an application to trademark its fanbase’s adopted nickname in preparation to launch a series of branded merchandise and apparel available at its team store and sold online. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)
October 22, 2020 - 2:59 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Mafia is becoming legitimate in Buffalo — the Bills Mafia that is. The Bills last week filed an application to trademark the fan base’s adopted nickname in preparation to launch a series of branded merchandise and apparel available at Buffalo's team store and sold...
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October 19, 2020 - 4:08 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The NFL and the NFL Players Association found instances when the Tennessee Titans failed to wear masks at all times and were “insufficiently clear” to players about not meeting or working out once the facility closed in a review given to the team Monday, a person familiar...
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