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FILE - In this a, Memphis Grizzlies head coach J.B. Bickerstaff reacts in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. The Grizzlies fired Bickerstaff on Thursday, April 11, 2019. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 11, 2019 - 2:44 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies started the offseason Thursday with plenty of questions to answer, then controlling owner Robert Pera added to the to-do list by firing coach J.B. Bickerstaff as part of a front-office shake-up that demoted general manager Chris Wallace to scout. The...
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April 11, 2019 - 12:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two congressmen want Major League Baseball to produce documents by April 25 tied to its attempt to purchase control of 21 regional sports networks. The two Democrats are Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, chairman of the House oversight and reform committee, and Rep. Raja...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2018, file photo, Sacramento Kings head coach Dave Joerger talks with reporters after a training camp practice at the teams practice facility in Sacramento, Calif. Joerger was fired as coach of the Kings Thursday, April 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
April 11, 2019 - 10:58 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings fired coach Dave Joerger on Thursday after three losing seasons. Joerger had a 98-148 record since joining the Kings, but also helped the team reach its best record in 13 seasons this year with 39 wins. But it wasn't enough to earn him a fourth season...
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Boston Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, right, reacts next to catcher Blake Swihart after walking Oakland Athletics' Marcus Semien to load the bases during the second inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 10, 2019 - 11:49 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: SHAKY STARTS Nathan Eovaldi tries to snap Boston out of its early-season funk. The Red Sox are 3-9 in defense of their World Series championship, and the rotation has an 8.78 ERA. Eovaldi (0-0, 8.10) has struggled during starts against Seattle and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2012, file photo, Baylor's Matt Ritchey (45) stands by the Big 12 Conference logo on the field during an NCAA college football game against TCU in Waco, Texas. The Big 12 has agreed to a deal with ESPN that gives the network rights to all football championship game through 2024 and makes the league the first Power Five conference to provide exclusive content to ESPN+, the cable giant’s subscription online streaming service. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
April 10, 2019 - 11:13 am
The Big 12 has agreed to a deal that gives ESPN the rights to all football championship game through 2024 and makes the league the first Power Five conference to provide exclusive content to ESPN+, the cable giant's online subscription streaming service. Sports Business Journal Daily first reported...
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Kansas City Royals' Whit Merrifield (15) celebrates at third base after hitting a triple off Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, April 9, 2019. With that hit Merrifield tied George Brett with a team record for hits in consecutive games. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
April 10, 2019 - 12:23 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: THE BIG 3-0 Whit Merrifield can set a record for the longest hitting streak in Royals history. He extended his streak to 30 games Tuesday night, tying the team mark set by George Brett in 1980. Merrifield's string started last season and he's hit...
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Magic Johnson wipes his eyes as he speaks to reporters prior to an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. Johnson abruptly quit as the Lakers' president of basketball operations Tuesday night, citing his desire to return to the simpler life he enjoyed as a wealthy businessman and beloved former player before taking charge of the franchise just over two years ago. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 09, 2019 - 11:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Magic Johnson abruptly quit as the Los Angeles Lakers' president of basketball operations Tuesday night, citing his desire to return to the simpler life he enjoyed as a wealthy businessman and beloved former player before taking charge of this tempestuous franchise just over two...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019,file photo, St. John's head coach Chris Mullin in action during the first half of an NCAA basketball game against Butler in Indianapolis. Chris Mullin has "stepped down" as basketball coach at St. John's. Athletic Mike Cragg director announced the decision, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 saying in a statement the team "progressed well" during Mullin's four years. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
April 09, 2019 - 10:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For a second time in the storied history of St. John's basketball, the Chris Mullin era is over. The school's greatest player resigned as coach Tuesday after four years on the job, citing a "personal loss." And while the program progressed under Mullin during his time on the...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2013, file photo, Orbit, the Houston Astros' mascot, fires a T-shirt gun during the sixth inning of the team's spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Kissimmee, Fla. A woman has sued the Astros for more than $1 million, saying that a T-shirt cannon by the team's mascot at a game last season broke her finger. The Houston Chronicle reports that Jennifer Harughty alleges that the mascot, who is named Orbit, "shattered" her left index finger during a game last July when a T-shirt fired from a "bazooka style" cannon into the stands struck her finger. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
April 09, 2019 - 4:37 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A woman has sued the Houston Astros for more than $1 million, saying that a T-shirt cannon by the team's mascot at a game last season broke her finger. The Houston Chronicle reports that Jennifer Harughty alleges that the mascot, who is named Orbit, "shattered" her left index finger...
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FILE - In this July 2, 2015, file photo, Los Angeles Kings' Slava Voynov enters Superior Court with his wife, Marta Varlamova, in Torrance, Calif. The NHL has suspended defenseman Slava Voynov for the 2019-20 season and 2020 playoffs for domestic violence. Commissioner Gary Bettman suspended Voynov on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, for what the league called unacceptable off-ice conduct. The 29-year-old Russian could have his eligibility to restored July 1, 2020, based on good behavior. Voynov was suspended indefinitely in October 2014 after being arrested for domestic abuse. He pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor, left the United States to go back to Russia and in July had the conviction dismissed by a judge in Los Angeles county. (Brad Graverson//The Orange County Register via AP, File)
April 09, 2019 - 2:52 pm
The NHL suspended defenseman Slava Voynov on Tuesday for the 2019-20 season and 2020 playoffs after determining he committed acts of domestic violence. Commissioner Gary Bettman suspended Voynov for what the league called unacceptable off-ice conduct. The 29-year-old Russian could have his...
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