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Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

BALTIMORE | Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink.

August 14, 2014 8:05 pm
Rob Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

Rob Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

Major League Baseball Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred, center, smiles after team owners elected him as the next commissioner of Major League Baseball during an owners quarterly meeting in Baltimore on Thursday.

August 14, 2014 8:05 pm
Commissioner candidates make pitches ahead of vote

Commissioner candidates make pitches ahead of vote

BALTIMORE | The three candidates in Major League Baseball's first contested election for a new commissioner in 46 years made presentations to the 30 teams Wednesday, a day ahead of the vote.

August 13, 2014 6:20 pm
Commissioner candidates make pitches ahead of vote

Commissioner candidates make pitches ahead of vote

Major League Baseball Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred is a candidate to succeed Bud Selig.

August 13, 2014 6:20 pm
Bulls use amnesty clause to cut Boozer

Bulls use amnesty clause to cut Boozer

CHICAGO | The Bulls said goodbye to forward Carlos Boozer on Tuesday, using the amnesty clause to cut the veteran forward after four seasons with the team.

July 15, 2014 10:00 pm
NBA signing day arrives, but action moves slowly

NBA signing day arrives, but action moves slowly

Signing day arrived Thursday in the NBA, though the biggest free agents didn't rush to grab their pens.

July 10, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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NBA signing day arrives, but action moves slowly

NBA signing day arrives, but action moves slowly

Signing day has arrived in the NBA, if the biggest free agents care to grab their pens. But it’s unclear if Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, right, and Dwyane Wade — who all might be waiting on LeBron James, left, to go first — are ready.

July 10, 2014 6:59 pm
NBA signing day arrives, but action moves slowly

NBA signing day arrives, but action moves slowly

New York Knicks President Phil Jackson was still awaiting word Thursday night from Carmelo Anthony, above, whether he will accept a maximum allowable contract offer, worth nearly $130 million over five years.

July 10, 2014 6:59 pm
NBA signing day arrives, but action moves slowly

NBA signing day arrives, but action moves slowly

Washington center Marcin Gortat, left, has signed a five-year, $60 million contract to remain with the Wizards.

July 10, 2014 3:15 pm
AP Source: Cavs agree to multiplayer, 3-team trade

AP Source: Cavs agree to multiplayer, 3-team trade

CLEVELAND | The Cavaliers made moves to clear a path for LeBron James to return.

July 09, 2014 4:35 pm
Arbitrator rules Saints' Graham is a tight end

Arbitrator rules Saints' Graham is a tight end

NEW ORLEANS | The Saints' Jimmy Graham and the NFL Players Association were dealt a setback Wednesday when an arbitrator ruled that he can only be considered a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag designation.

July 02, 2014 4:06 pm

Northwestern QB says union push was rushed, wrong

Northwestern's Trevor Siemian said Wednesday it was wrong for former quarterback Kain Colter and other players to explore unionization without first taking their concerns to their coach and administrators.

April 09, 2014 4:42 pm

Texas uses double plays to edge Boston

Robinson Chirinos started a five-run third inning with his first homer of the season and the Texas Rangers won 10-7 as the Boston Red Sox hit into five double plays Tuesday night.

April 08, 2014 11:00 pm

Judge's decision means NFL may have to pay more

NEW YORK | The NFL's concussion settlement popped back into the national consciousness Tuesday — and it's no closer to being resolved — just as the league was set for a big couple of weeks.

January 14, 2014 8:00 pm
Deng excited about joining Cavaliers

Deng excited about joining Cavaliers

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio | Luol Deng was surprised. His mom was shaken.

January 08, 2014 4:45 pm
Injuries, losses prompt MLB to seek collision ban

Injuries, losses prompt MLB to seek collision ban

White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf, left, and Reds general manager Walt Jocketty chat while leaving baseball's winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Thursday.

December 12, 2013 2:18 pm
Injuries, losses prompt MLB to seek collision ban

Injuries, losses prompt MLB to seek collision ban

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. | Baseball officials are up front about this: They want to ban home-plate collisions to guard their investments.

December 12, 2013 2:18 pm
Another level for Kane, Toews would help Hawks’ quest to repeat

Another level for Kane, Toews would help Hawks’ quest to repeat

CHICAGO | Patrick Kane reveled in being a Sports Illustrated cover boy this week.

September 29, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Deep Blackhawks hoping for 2nd straight title

Deep Blackhawks hoping for 2nd straight title

CHICAGO | The last time the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, the team was dismantled during the offseason and a frustrating title defense ended in the first round of the playoffs.

September 25, 2013 5:00 pm
Deep Blackhawks hoping for 2nd straight title

Deep Blackhawks hoping for 2nd straight title

The Blackhawks' Byron Froese (58) celebrates his first period goal with teammates Brad Mills and Ben Smith, right, during a preseason NHL hockey game against Detroit. Smith is one player who could have a larger role this season.

September 24, 2013 3:53 pm
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