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Atlanta mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks owners

In this May 29, 2013, file photo, Atlanta Hawks general managerr Danny Ferry waits during a news conference in Atlanta.   Ferry has taken an indefinite leave of absence after making racially charged comments about a potential free agent. (AP Photo/David Tulis, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.

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Commissioner Selig defends Mets’ finances

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig’s latest stop on his ballpark farewell tour turned testy over his unyielding support of the New York Mets’ ownership.

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Hawks facing challenges on court and in stands

In this June 25, 2012, file photo, Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson introduces new  Hawks president of operations and general manager Danny Ferry, right,  during a news conference in Atlanta. Ferry has been disciplined by CEO Steve Koonin for making racially charged comments about Luol Deng when the team pursued the free agent this year.  Ferry apologized Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014,  for “repeating comments that were gathered from numerous sources” about Deng. Hawks spokesman Garin Narain said that team’s investigation of Ferry's comments uncovered the racially inflammatory email written by Levenson. That discovery led to Levenson’s announcement Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, that he will sell his controlling share of the team. (AP Photo/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Johnny Crawford) MARIETTA DAILY OUT. GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT LOCAL TV OUT (WXIA WGCL FOX 5)

ATLANTA (AP) — Racially inflammatory comments made by Hawks’ management left the NBA team facing a crisis that threatens its progress on the court and in the stands.

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Former Bills owner Ralph Wilson honored

In this April 7, 2006, file photo, Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson speaks during a news conference at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. The next step in the sale of the Bills happens on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, when prospective ownership groups face a deadline to submit their formal bids. Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula are among at least three candidates still in the running to buy the franchise, which is for sale after Hall of Fame owner Ralph Wilson died in March. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — With the Bills’ long-term future in Buffalo appearing secure and their best quarterback in franchise history cancer free, the team spent Friday evening celebrating the life of the man who started it all.

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Basketball player’s clothes to be sold in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The former roommate of Chicago Bulls forward Doug McDermott is preparing to sell clothes that the basketball player left behind in Nebraska.

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