Sports team and league operation

An End Racism sign is displayed before Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series between the Colorado Avalanche and the Dallas Stars, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 27, 2020 - 1:26 am
NHL players are discussing options to protest racial injustice after the NBA and other professional sports leagues postponed games, according to a person with knowledge of those talks. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity early Thursday because those discussions were...
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August 24, 2020 - 8:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New England Revolution head coach Bruce Arena has been suspended for two more games and fined $15,000 for confronting game officials after receiving a red card in the team’s July 25 match against Philadelphia. MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced the punishment on Monday “for...
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FILE - Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski directs practice at the NFL football team's training facility Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Berea, Ohio. The NFL’s process to test for COVID-19 has raised questions and concerns, two-plus weeks before the league plans to kick off the season during a pandemic. BioReference Laboratories said Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 an isolated contamination caused 77 most likely false positive results at its lab in New Jersey. Stefanski had one of the false positive tests, triggering anxiety for him at home with his wife and three children when was informed. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
August 24, 2020 - 5:27 pm
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — In two-plus weeks, the NFL kicks off its season. That doesn't leave the league much time to resolve significant issues about its COVID-19 testing procedures. BioReference Laboratories, which is conducting tests for the league, said Monday an isolated contamination caused 77...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, Troy Vincent, NFL executive vice president, speaks to the media during the owners meetings in Key Biscayne, Fla. The NFL will consult an advisory committee made up of former coaches, general managers and players on such issues as postponing, moving or even canceling games this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Vincent said Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020 that the advisers, who will report to Commissioner Roger Goodell, will help avoid any “inequities” in those decisions. Vincent did not identify any members of the panel, saying he was awaiting their approval to do so. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
August 19, 2020 - 5:18 pm
The NFL will consult an advisory committee made up of former coaches, general managers and players on such issues as postponing, moving or even canceling games this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Troy Vincent, the league's football operations chief, said Wednesday that the advisers, who...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft points to fans as his team warms up before an NFL football game against the New York Jets, in East Rutherford, N.J. A Florida appeals court ruled Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, that police violated the rights of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others when they secretly video recorded them paying for massage parlor sex acts, barring the tapes' use at trial and dealing a potentially deadly blow to their prosecution. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
August 19, 2020 - 11:45 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida appeals court ruled Wednesday that police violated the rights of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others when they secretly video recorded them paying for massage parlor sex acts, barring the tapes' use at trial and dealing a potentially deadly blow...
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August 17, 2020 - 4:00 pm
The Canadian Football League canceled its 2020 season Monday because of the pandemic, marking the first year since 1919 the Grey Cup won’t be awarded. The move by the nine-team league dashed hopes of a shortened season in the hub city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Commissioner Randy Ambrosie said the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2011, file photo, Arizona Cardinals running back Jason Wright, center, talks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Washington Football Team has hired Jason Wright as team president. He’s the first Black person to hold this job in NFL history and at 38 becomes the youngest team president in the league. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
August 17, 2020 - 3:10 pm
Reality began to sink in for Jason Wright in the days after accepting the job as president of the Washington Football Team. Not only was he becoming the first Black team president in NFL history, but he was hired by the organization that was last in the league to integrate, and is in the midst of a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones waits for the team's NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Jones sidestepped the question of whether he would change his policy requiring players for the Cowboys to stand during the national anthem. Still, the owner who has taken the hardest line among his NFL counterparts against protesting racial injustice during “The Star-Spangled Banner” did acknowledge a changing social tide after the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
August 13, 2020 - 6:41 pm
Jerry Jones sidestepped the question of whether he would change his policy requiring Dallas Cowboys players to stand during the national anthem. Still, the owner who has taken the hardest line among his NFL counterparts against protesting racial injustice during “The Star-Spangled Banner” did...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2014, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Stephen Jones, executive vice president and director of player personnel, walks on the field before the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Arlington, Texas. The cancellation of college football games will have a far more significant impact on the NFL beyond giving the league an opportunity to play Saturday games this fall. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)
August 13, 2020 - 5:15 pm
The cancellation of college football games will have a far more significant impact on the NFL beyond giving the league an opportunity to play Saturday games this fall. Evaluating players for the draft will be among the biggest challenges. “I think until you understand exactly what the landscape is...
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Due to the new coronavirus pandemic a man wears a face mask of the German first division soccer team FC Schalke 04 and a hat with the word reading "Deutschland" (Germany) in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
August 12, 2020 - 8:29 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Notre Dame tested 117 football players for COVID-19 on Monday and two tested positive, according to university physician Dr. Matt Leiszler. Of the two positive tests, one player was mildly symptomatic and the...
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