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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert, addresses attendees at the former site of the J.L. Hudson Co. department store, in Detroit. Gilbert has reached an agreement to sell Greektown Casino-Hotel in downtown Detroit for $1 billion. Gilbert's Detroit-based JACK Entertainment said Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, it planned to sell the casino to Pennsylvania-based Penn National and New York-based VICI Properties. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
November 14, 2018 - 1:50 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Businessman and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has reached a $1 billion agreement to sell the Greektown Casino-Hotel in downtown Detroit, one of the city's three casinos, companies involved in the deal announced Wednesday. The move marks the latest in billions of dollars in...
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Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman speaks to reporters during the Major League Baseball General Manager Meetings Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Carlsbad, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
November 08, 2018 - 6:29 pm
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Major League Baseball and its players' union likely will not decide until the eve of spring training whether to change rules in an effort to increase action on the field next year. Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem said Thursday as the annual general managers' meetings ended...
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FILE- In this July 14, 2018 file photo, a patron places a bet at the FanDuel sports book in East Rutherford, N.J., on the first day the facility offered it. FanDuel has reached deals with the National Hockey League and its New Jersey Devils franchise for sports betting and fantasy sports play. In deals announced Monday, Nov. 5 the company has become a sports betting partner of the league, as well as its official daily fantasy sports partner. They are the latest in a series of affiliations between sports books and gambling companies, and professional sports leagues who once vigorously fought against legal sports betting in the U.S. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
November 05, 2018 - 11:13 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The wall that professional sports leagues in the U.S. fought so hard to maintain between themselves and legal sports betting continues to crumble. The four major pro sports leagues fought New Jersey's efforts to legalize sports betting in a case that went all the way to...
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November 03, 2018 - 7:58 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds say pitcher Jairo Capellan was killed and two other minor leagues players injured in a car accident Saturday morning in the Dominican Republic. Dick Williams, the Reds' president of baseball operations, confirmed Capellan's death and said pitcher Raul Hernandez...
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Interim President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Gafur Rakhimov attends a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov.1, 2018. With boxing’s Olympic future on the line, one-time Olympic silver medalist from Kazakhstan, Serik Konakbayev, will fight to save his sport, running against Interim President Rakhimov, as candidates in the upcoming presidential vote Saturday Nov. 3, at AIBA, the amateur boxing federation. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
November 03, 2018 - 11:33 am
MOSCOW (AP) — An Uzbek businessman who has been accused of ties to organized crime was elected president of the amateur boxing federation on Saturday, putting the sport on a collision course with the International Olympic Committee. The IOC criticized Gafur Rakhimov's bid to become head of AIBA,...
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Los Angeles Dodger general manager Farhan Zaidi talks as President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman, left, during a press conference, on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles (Scott Varley/The Orange County Register via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 6:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers are in ongoing negotiations with ace Clayton Kershaw, and they still need to resolve the future of manager Dave Roberts, too. According to president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, the talks with Kershaw's camp are "ongoingly pleasant." The three-time NL Cy...
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National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks to the media prior to the ice hockey NHL Global Series match Florida Panthers vs Winnipeg Jets in Helsinki, Finland on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Martti Kainulainen/Lehtikuva via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 12:58 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said that the NHL is planning to play a season-opening game in Prague and another two games in Stockholm next season. Bettman, speaking before the Florida Panthers and the Winnipeg Jets play for the first of their two regular-season games in Finland on...
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New York Mets new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen poses at CitiField Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 30, 2018 - 7:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — At first, the New York Mets reached out to Brodie Van Wagenen simply for recommendations. Preparing to begin a general manager search last summer, Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon already had a long relationship with Van Wagenen and figured the powerful player agent could...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, New York Mets newly-signed third baseman Todd Frazier, left, poses for photographers with his agent, Brodie Van Wagenen, after the former New York Yankees third baseman signed with the Mets, in New York. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Mets and Van Wagenen are getting closer to completing a deal that would make the high-profile agent the team's next general manager. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
October 29, 2018 - 9:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When the New York Mets went looking for a general manager, they found one in a peculiar place. On the other side of the bargaining table. Baseball agent Brodie Van Wagenen has agreed to switch roles and become GM of the Mets, team spokesman Harold Kaufman confirmed Monday. Kaufman...
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President of Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox Dave Dombrowski sits in the team's dugout before Game 5 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 29, 2018 - 1:22 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man ahead of his time more than 40 years ago, Dave Dombrowski studied to become a general manager. Going into his junior year at Western Michigan's Lee Honors College in 1977, he started work on his thesis: "The General Manager, 'The Man in the Middle'" and wrote letters to...
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