Sports team ownership changes

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 1949, file photo, Los Angeles Rams quarterbacks Bob Waterfield, left, and Norm Van Brocklin warm up at a practice session in Hershey, Pa. Waterfield was the NFL MVP in 1945 as a rookie while leading the Cleveland Rams to the championship. Then the former UCLA player got to go home to California when the franchise moved to Los Angeles following that title season. Waterfield was a three-time All-Pro and led the league in passing twice. (AP Photo/File)
October 04, 2019 - 10:30 am
A look at the NFL's third decade, the 1940s: FRANCHISES The NFL reached the West Coast for the first time when the defending champion Cleveland Rams moved to Los Angeles for the 1946 season. After stabilizing for the first time in the late 1930s, the league was mostly unchanged in its third decade...
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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II (15) attempts to avoid a tackle during the second half in the NFL game against the Denver Broncos in Denver Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.(Eric Bakke via AP)
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October 03, 2019 - 7:49 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Minshew Mania meet Anonymous Allen. Two young backup quarterbacks with different looks but similar styles have taken over in Jacksonville and Carolina, energizing their teams with back-to-back victories after 0-2 starts. On Sunday, Jacksonville’s Gardner Minshew and Carolina’...
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September 13, 2019 - 4:05 pm
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Billionaire Joe Mansueto has purchased full ownership of the Chicago Fire. The team announced Friday that Mansueto — the founder and executive chairman of Chicago-based financial services firm Morningstar Inc. — bought the remaining shares of the team from Andrew Hauptman...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2019 file photo Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber speaks at a news conference in Los Angeles. Garber's 20th anniversary as Major League Soccer's commissioner is Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019 and the league's challenge these days is growth and not survival, an upward trajectory that will be boosted when the U.S. co-hosts the World Cup in 2026. MLS has doubled in size to 24 teams under Garber's leadership, plays primarily in soccer specific stadiums and maintains an average attendance among the top 10 soccer leagues in the world. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, file)
August 01, 2019 - 5:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Don Garber keeps a fireman's hat in his office. "When you're running a business like this, you are a fireman. You're putting out fires every day," he said. Garber's 20th anniversary as Major League Soccer's commissioner is Sunday, and the league's challenge these days is growth, an...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, file photo, Denver Broncos president Joe Ellis speaks during a news conference at the team's headquarters in Englewood, Colo. Ever since soon-to-be Hall of Famer Pat Bowlen stepped down from his daily duties as owner of the Denver Broncos, team president Joe Ellis ran the team in a "What would Pat do" sort of way. With Bowlen's death last month, that's no longer the case. Ellis tells The Associated Press it's time for the Broncos to establish a new identity. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
July 18, 2019 - 1:52 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Ever since soon-to-be Hall of Famer Pat Bowlen stepped down from his daily duties as owner of the Denver Broncos, team president and CEO Joe Ellis ran the team in a "What would Pat do?" sort of way. With Bowlen's death last month, that's no longer the case. Ellis told The...
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June 22, 2019 - 5:44 pm
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Colton Herta became the youngest pole winner in IndyCar history Saturday, topping qualifying at Road America with a lap of 1 minute, 42.9920 seconds on the 4.014-mile circuit. The 19-year-old Herta raced to his first career victory at the Circuit of the Americas this year...
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June 22, 2019 - 5:44 pm
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Colton Herta became the youngest pole winner in IndyCar history Saturday, topping qualifying at Road America with a lap of 1 minute, 42.9920 seconds on the 4.014-mile circuit. The 19-year-old Herta raced to his first career victory at the Circuit of the Americas this year...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 1948, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Howard Hickey (53) catches a pass for a touchdown as New York Giants' Tony Minisi (38) defends at the Polo Grounds in New York. In its early days, the NFL often relied on baseball stadiums for its teams. Often, the football team took the name of the baseball team, looking to create the illusion there was a connection between the teams. But once pro football expanded and was shown for free on television, the sport was on its way. (AP Photo/HH, File)
June 19, 2019 - 1:03 pm
George Halas wanted an NFL team in Dallas, and in 1960 the influential founder of the Chicago Bears helped Clint Murchison get one. Less than 10 years later, a league that for decades piggybacked geographically on baseball went from 16 to 26 franchises in a merger with the rival American Football...
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In this Jan. 5, 2011, photo, Broncos owner Pat Bowlen talks about Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway who he named Executive V.P. of football operations during a news conference at the team's headquarters in Englewood, Colo. Bowlen, the Denver Broncos owner who transformed the team from also-rans into NFL champions and helped the league usher in billion-dollar TV deals, has died. He was 75. (AP Photo/ Ed Andrieski)
June 14, 2019 - 4:28 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — On a cool night in Santa Clara, California, on Feb. 7, 2016, John Elway thrust the Lombardi Trophy into the air and hollered, "This one's for Pat!" It came 18 years after Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen had declared, "This one's for John!" following the franchise's first...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2019, file pool photo, Attorneys William Burck, left, Alex Spiro, center, and Jack Goldberger, part of the defense team for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, emerge from a courtroom at the Palm Beach County Courthouse in West Palm Beach, Fla. Judge Leonard Hanser on Friday, June 14, 2019, handed another loss to the prosecution in Kraft’s misdemeanor prostitution solicitation case, dismissing allegations that his attorneys Alex Spiro and William Burck tried to verbally intimidate a police officer and falsely accused him of lying. (Patrick Dove/TCPalm.com via AP, Pool)
June 14, 2019 - 2:44 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge handed another loss to the prosecution in New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's misdemeanor prostitution solicitation case Friday, dismissing allegations that his attorneys tried to verbally intimidate a police officer and falsely accused him of...
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