Posts Tagged Sports business

Owner defends front office shake-up with new hires

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis owner Robert Pera says he made changes in the Grizzlies’ front office this offseason to make sure the organization is headed in the direction he wants it going.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Spurs sign Tony Parker to extension

The San Antonio Spurs have signed point guard Tony Parker to a multi-year contract extension.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Virginia gov. sidesteps Redskins name debate

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, right, meets NFL referee Terry McAulay, left, at the beginning of the Washington Redskins football training camp in Richmond, Va. on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.   McAuliffe's only request was to jokingly ask for favorable calls for the Redskins this season, which McAulay overruled. (AP Photo/ Richmond Times-Dispatch, Dean Hoffmeyer)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe sidestepped the debate over the Washington Redskins name Friday, preferring instead to focus on the economic benefits of having the team in his state.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Correia pitches well before Twins bullpen falters

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kevin Correia throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.  (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kevin Correia gave the Minnesota Twins a quality start after pitching poorly in his previous two outings.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Astros blow late lead in 6-5 loss to Blue Jays

Houston Astros relief pitcher Chad Qualls rests his head on the dugout rail after giving up a home run to Toronto Blue Jays' Nolan Reimold during the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Houston. The Blue Jays won 6-5. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON (AP) — Playing with a trade-depleted roster, Houston had a chance to cool off streaking Toronto. The bullpen just couldn’t shut the door on the powerful Blue Jays.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,