• Braves lose 9 international players in MLB sanctions

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves lost 13 prospects and former general manager John Coppolella was banned for life by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for circumventing international signing rules from 2015-17.

    Updated: 6:58 pm

  • Witness: Men accused of bribes negotiated sale to Qataris

    NEW YORK (AP) — A sports marketing company whose owners have been charged with bribing top soccer officials tried to negotiate a sale to an entity associated with Paris Saint-Germain team president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, a witness testified Tuesday in federal court.

  • Players’ union extends deadline to Tuesday for Japan deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Major League Baseball Players Association has extended its deadline by a day to 8 p.m. EST Tuesday for an agreement on a new posting system between the Major League Baseball and its Japanese counterpart, a deal that would allow star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Ohtani to be put up for bid.

  • World Cup bribes, death threats: Corrupt world of FIFA

    Hour after hour in a New York City courtroom, the schemes to corrupt world soccer are spilling out.

  • Bettman: Montreal lacked venue for outdoor anniversary game

    MONTREAL (AP) — The NHL wanted to hold an outdoor game in Montreal to mark its 100th anniversary, but couldn’t find a suitable venue, commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday.

  • John Hart leaves Braves after being stripped of power

    ATLANTA (AP) — John Hart left the Atlanta Braves on Friday, less than a week after being stripped of his role as president of baseball operations.

  • Rockets owner Fertitta interested in NHL team in Houston

    New Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta is interested in bringing an NHL team to Houston, a possibility that didn’t exist under the NBA team’s previous regime.

  • Manfred: Marlins fans shouldn’t be upset if Stanton dealt

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred thinks Miami Marlins fans should be understanding if the team’s new owners trade All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton.

  • Manfred: MLB pace changes will happen with or without union

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball will change rules to speed games next year with or without an agreement with the players’ association.

  • ‘Wind River’ filmmakers take control back from Weinstein

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Like an avenging character straight out of one of his films, writer-director Taylor Sheridan said he was not going to let “Wind River” stay in Harvey Weinstein’s control.