Sports business

Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, right, signs autographs for fans during spring training baseball practice Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Associated Press
February 14, 2020 - 2:56 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Count Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo among those not impressed or satisfied by the Houston Astros' attempts to apologize for -- and put behind them -- their sign-stealing scandal. "They cheated. They were found guilty of it. And I haven't heard it yet...
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In this Jan. 29, 2020 photo, a man makes a bet on the upcoming Super Bowl at Bally's casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Business was brisk at sports books around the country on Super Bowl Sunday, with customers risking money on everything from the coin toss at the start of the game, to the color of the Gatorade dumped on the winning coach, Kansas City's Andy Reid, at the end of it. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
Associated Press
February 03, 2020 - 7:39 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Business was brisk at sports books around the country on Super Bowl Sunday, with customers risking money on everything from the coin toss at the start of the game, to the color of the Gatorade dumped on the winning coach, Kansas City's Andy Reid, at the end of it. The...
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Kansas City Chiefs' Frank Clark celebrates after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Associated Press
February 02, 2020 - 11:08 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs were staring at a double-digit deficit for the third time in three postseason games. This time with less than 15 minutes left against the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl, when defensive end Frank Clark sauntered onto the field in Hard Rock...
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In this Jan. 29, 2020, photo, a gambler makes bets on the upcoming Super Bowl at Bally's casino in Atlantic City N.J. Gambling industry officials expect Sunday's Super Bowl to be among the most heavily wagered-on championship games ever. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
Associated Press
January 31, 2020 - 1:56 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — With legal sports betting continuing to spread in the U.S., this year's Super Bowl is likely to be among the most wagered-on championship games ever. The gambling industry's trade association, the American Gaming Association, estimates $6.8 billion will be bet legally and...
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FILE - In this March 11, 2017, file photo, Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker talks to reporters in the dugout before playing New York Mets in a spring training baseball game, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. A person with knowledge of the negotiations said Tuesday, Jan. 28,2 020, that Baker, 70, is working to finalize an agreement to become manager of the Houston Astros. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not yet been completed. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
Associated Press
January 29, 2020 - 5:44 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker has been hired to replace AJ Hinch as the manager of the Houston Astros. The team announced the hiring on Wednesday and said Baker will be introduced in Houston on Thursday. The 70-year-old became the oldest manager in the big leagues. Hinch was fired Jan. 13 just an hour...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) on the sidelines, during the first half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. NFL free agent Antonio Brown turned himself in at a Florida jail on Thursday night, Jan, 24, 2020, following accusations that he and his trainer attacked another man. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
Associated Press
January 22, 2020 - 8:25 pm
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — A warrant has been issued for the arrest of NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown following accusations that he and his trainer attacked another man near Brown's Florida home, authorities said. Hollywood police spokesman Christian Latta said in a Wednesday news release that Brown...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2014, file photo, Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, right, and A.J. Hinch pose after Hinch is introduced as the new manager of the baseball club in Houston. Hinch and Luhnow were fired Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, after being suspended for their roles in the team's extensive sign-stealing scheme from 2017. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)
Associated Press
January 13, 2020 - 10:01 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal cost manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow their jobs, and Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora could be next. Hinch and Luhnow were fired Monday after being suspended by Major League Baseball for the team's illicit use of electronics...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2019, file photo, the DraftKings logo is displayed at the sports betting company headquarters in Boston. DraftKings is reviewing a former "Bachelor" contestant's $1 million win in an online fantasy football contest after she and her husband were accused of cheating. Jade Roper-Tolbert, who appeared in "The Bachelor" and "Bachelor in Paradise" television series in 2015, beat more than 100,000 entries to take the top prize in DraftKings' "Millionaire Maker" contest, which involved picking a lineup of players from the NFL's four wild-card games during the weekend of Jan. 4-5, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
Associated Press
January 07, 2020 - 3:40 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Sports gambling giant DraftKings is reviewing a former "Bachelor” contestant's $1 million win in an online fantasy football contest after she and her husband are accused of cheating. Jade Roper-Tolbert, who appeared in “The Bachelor” and "Bachelor in Paradise" television series in...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 8, 2019, file photo, then-Ottawa Senators NHL hockey team interim head coach Marc Crawford speaks to media during a year-end news conference during locker clean-out day in Ottawa, Ontario. Chicago Blackhawks assistant Marc Crawford will be away from the team while it reviews his conduct with another organization, the team announced Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
Associated Press
December 16, 2019 - 8:37 pm
Chicago Blackhawks assistant Marc Crawford will remain suspended until Jan. 2 and then resume his coaching duties after an investigation into his behavior in previous jobs. Several former players accused Crawford of physical and verbal abuse in recent weeks. Crawford on Monday apologized to Sean...
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FILE - This Sept. 12, 2010, file photo shows Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis before the start of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, in Landover, Md. Ten former NFL players have been charged with defrauding the league’s healthcare benefit program. They include five who played on the Washington Redskins, including Clinton Portis and Carlos Rogers. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)
Associated Press
December 12, 2019 - 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten former NFL players were charged in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud the league’s health care benefit program by submitting false claims for medical equipment, including devices used on horses, the Justice Department said Thursday. The players were charged in two...
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