Sports team ownership changes - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Sports team ownership changes Manfred says Marlins' bidders relatively even in price NEW YORK (AP) — The two groups bidding to buy the Miami Marlins from Jeffrey Loria are relatively even in their price offers, according to Commissioner Rob Manfred. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush leads one group, which includes former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter, who would head the team's baseball operations. The other group is led by businessman Tagg Romney, son of f... Thu, 18 May 2017 19:56:00 GMT 2017-05-18T19:56:00Z AP source: MLB wants Marlins' bidders to show cash up front NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball wants the groups bidding for the Miami Marlins to show their cash up front, and thus far the group led by the son of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney appears to be ahead. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the commissioner's office has told the parties that before... Fri, 12 May 2017 22:37:00 GMT 2017-05-12T22:37:00Z Former NHL player gets probation in drug-selling scheme BOSTON (AP) — A former NHL player who was on two Stanley Cup championship teams has been sentenced to probation for his role in the illegal sale of prescription painkillers. Kevin Stevens was sentenced Thursday in U.S District Court in Boston to three years' probation and fined $10,000. He pleaded guilty in December. The 52-year-old Mas... Fri, 05 May 2017 14:40:00 GMT 2017-05-05T14:40:00Z Zeke and Dak on top again _ in NFL player merchandising Here's more proof that the 2016 season was a superb one for rookies: Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott topped NFL player merchandise and products sales. The Dallas Cowboys running back who led the league in rushing and the quarterback who was the Offensive Rookie of the Year represent the first time two rookies led the list compiled by the NFL Players Association. ... Wed, 03 May 2017 13:44:00 GMT 2017-05-03T13:44:00Z Jeb Bush optimistic he and Jeter can close deal for Marlins MIAMI (AP) — Jeb Bush says he is optimistic he can close a deal to buy the Miami Marlins despite stiff competition, and partner Derek Jeter would take charge of baseball operations. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says two groups remain in the mix. The second bid is led by Tagg Romney, son of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. ... Wed, 03 May 2017 00:38:00 GMT 2017-05-03T00:38:00Z Raiders purchase land near Las Vegas Strip for new stadium LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have checked off one more item on a long to-do list in their effort to move to Las Vegas after buying more than 60 acres near the Las Vegas Strip where their partially tax-funded, 65,000-seat stadium is to be built. A sale deed that became effective Monday shows a team-owned company paid $77.5 million for four parcels ... Wed, 03 May 2017 00:12:00 GMT 2017-05-03T00:12:00Z Manfred says 2 groups still in Miami Marlins' bidding NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says two groups are still bidding to buy the Miami Marlins from Jeffrey Loria. Former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are involved in one of the groups. Bloomberg reported Tuesday that the Jeter/Bush group won an auction for the team with a $1.3 billion bid. Manfred said some reports on t... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:30:00 GMT 2017-04-27T17:30:00Z MLB: Multiple groups have submitted bids to buy Marlins MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush still haven't touched all the bases in their bid to buy the Miami Marlins. Far from it. Multiple groups have submitted bids to buy the team, and none has yet been accepted, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday. His comments came after Bloomberg reported a group led by former New York Yankees captain Jeter and former Florida Gov... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:38:00 GMT 2017-04-26T12:38:00Z LEADING OFF: Pedroia set to return, Bundy emerging for O's A look at what's happening around the majors today: WELCOME BACK The Red Sox had to wait another day to get Dustin Pedroia back in the lineup. Manager John Farrell said after Tuesday night's game was rained out that his injured second baseman would have been able to play after missing the previous two games. Instead,... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:07:00 GMT 2017-04-26T07:07:00Z Kris Bryant of Cubs has baseball's most popular jersey NEW YORK (AP) — Kris Bryant has the most popular jersey in baseball. The Chicago Cubs third baseman has taken over that spot from retired Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz. The commissioner's office and players' association also said Friday that the Cubs had four of the five most popular jerseys following their first title since 1908. ... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:43:00 GMT 2017-04-21T20:43:00Z AP source: Jeter, Bush join forces in bid to buy Marlins MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush have formed a team in their attempt to buy a team. The former New York Yankees star and former Florida governor have joined forces in their pursuit of the Miami Marlins, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. The person confirmed the partnership to The Associated Press on condition of ... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:47:00 GMT 2017-04-19T23:47:00Z Stephen Curry has NBA's best-selling jersey once again NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Curry has the best-selling jersey in the NBA for the second consecutive year. The league announced Tuesday that sales show the Golden State Warriors' two-time league MVP leading LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving for the most popular jersey this season. The NBA also said t... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 19:40:00 GMT 2017-04-11T19:40:00Z NFL owners revamp video replay for officiating PHOENIX (AP) — NFL owners got busy Tuesday passing several rules changes, adopting resolutions they believe will speed the game and enhance player safety, and perhaps even allow for more personality in player celebrations. One day after approving the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas, the owners sped up discussions on dozens of subjects. That led to a ch... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 01:07:00 GMT 2017-03-29T01:07:00Z Royals outfielder Jorge Soler likely out to start season Royals outfielder Jorge Soler likely will begin his first season in Kansas City on the disabled list after straining his oblique in a minor league game. Soler, acquired from the Chicago Cubs in December for closer Wade Davis, hurt himself on a swing Sunday. Soler went for an MRI on Monday, which revealed a Grade 1 strain. He'll rest for five to seven days before slowly resum... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:13:00 GMT 2017-03-28T04:13:00Z Red Sox newcomer Chris Sale throws 2 innings in spring debut Boston Red Sox newcomer Chris Sale gave himself mixed reviews after his first spring training performance, an outing that ended a little earlier than originally planned. Acquired from the Chicago White Sox in December, the dominant lefty gave up two runs, one of them earned, in two innings Monday against Houston. "Happy? I don't know," ... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:37:00 GMT 2017-03-07T00:37:00Z Kushner family puts brakes on talks to buy Miami Marlins MIAMI (AP) — The Kushner family, which has close ties to the White House, put the brakes on its negotiations to buy the Miami Marlins because of a report team owner Jeffrey Loria may be nominated by President Donald Trump to become ambassador to France. Joshua Kushner, whose older brother is an adviser to the president, has a preliminary agreement to buy ... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 04:24:00 GMT 2017-02-17T04:24:00Z Detroit Tigers, Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch dies at age 87 DETROIT (AP) — Billionaire businessman Mike Ilitch, who founded the Little Caesars pizza empire before buying the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers, won praise for keeping the professional sports teams in the city as others relocated to new suburban stadiums. Ilitch's family said in a statement that he died Friday at a local hospital. He was 87. No oth... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 13:30:00 GMT 2017-02-11T13:30:00Z New Twins leadership counts on young talent to lead revival MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first step toward fortifying the fallen Minnesota Twins was a change in leadership, with chief baseball officer Derek Falvey plucked from Cleveland's front office and general manager Thad Levine hired from Texas. The revamp stopped there, though, during an inaugural offseason for the new regime that was more methodical than it was a... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 02:13:00 GMT 2017-02-11T02:13:00Z AP source: Joshua Kushner may buy Miami Marlins MIAMI (AP) — The Kushner family, which already has close ties to the White House, may soon move into Major League Baseball. Joshua Kushner, whose older brother is an adviser to President Trump, has a preliminary agreement to buy the Miami Marlins for about $1.6 billion, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations said Friday. The... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 22:11:00 GMT 2017-02-10T22:11:00Z AP source: Loria has preliminary agreement to sell Marlins MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins are for sale, and owner Jeffrey Loria may have a buyer. Loria has a preliminary agreement to sell the team to a New York businessman, but the deal could fall through because the final purchase price hasn't been determined, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations said Thursday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of ... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 20:21:00 GMT 2017-02-09T20:21:00Z Patriots return to New England, receive warm welcome in cold FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots defensive lineman Trey Flowers walked into the team's locker room on Monday night, still wearing the "Super Bowl Champions" hat the players were handed on the field in Houston after winning the NFL title. "I haven't taken it off much" in the previous 20 hours, Flowers said. "There was a lot of work to get this... Tue, 07 Feb 2017 03:30:00 GMT 2017-02-07T03:30:00Z Thousands turn out for A's FanFest that sparks positive vibe OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Seven free food trucks. Green and gold balloons strung over the waterfront walkway and a bouncy houses for kids. Complimentary zoo passes, dog toys and plenty of coffee. A picturesque, sunny winter day after weeks of heavy rain. The Oakland Athletics and new President Dave Kaval need to do little selling on one of the sites being co... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 21:07:00 GMT 2017-01-28T21:07:00Z LeBron considering return to US Olympic team under Popovich INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James might make another run at Olympic gold with Gregg Popovich. James, who already has two gold medals, said that Popovich taking over as coach of the U.S. team will influence his decision on whether to play in the 2020 Tokyo Games. "It factors a lot," James said Saturday as the Cavaliers prepared to h... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:05:00 GMT 2017-01-22T01:05:00Z Las Vegas Sands paying $7M to settle corrupt practices probe LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. authorities say billionaire Sheldon Adelson's casino company is paying almost $7 million to settle a foreign corrupt practices investigation of the firm's former relationship with a consultant in Macao and China. Justice Department and FBI officials said Thursday the agreement with Las Vegas Sands Corp. resolves a probe into more tha... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:30:00 GMT 2017-01-20T07:30:00Z The Latest: Packers' Quinten Rollins carted off with injury The Latest on Week 17 of the NFL regular season (all times Eastern): 10:50 p.m. Green Bay cornerback Quinten Rollins was carted off with an injury in a scary moment late in the third quarter Sunday night. Rollins hit his head on the ground while tumbling out of bounds on the Detroit sideline when the Lions completed a... Mon, 02 Jan 2017 03:55:00 GMT 2017-01-02T03:55:00Z AP Sources: Lynn front-runner to become Bills head coach BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills interim coach Anthony Lynn is the clear favorite to take over the job permanently, two people with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday. One person called Lynn's succession to replace Rex Ryan as being "the working plan." Another person said the final decision on general manager Doug Whal... Sun, 01 Jan 2017 18:08:00 GMT 2017-01-01T18:08:00Z Under Armour replaces Majestic as MLB jersey supplier in '20 OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Under Armour will take over as the supplier of Major League Baseball uniforms in 2020. The 10-year agreement will give Fanatics licensing rights to manufacture replica gear and distribute merchandise. "I think it's a massive statement for our company," Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank said at Monday at a news conferenc... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 04:31:00 GMT 2016-12-06T04:31:00Z