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For David Beckham and M.L.S., a Miami Marriage at Last

Still, officials here were happy to bask in the glory of an apparently successful deal with a newly configured ownership group for the Beckham team and stadium that includes Sprint’s chief executive, Marcelo Claure; the company’s chairman, Masayoshi Son; the entertainment mogul Simon Fuller; and Jorge Mas and his brother, …

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Indians Will Abandon Chief Wahoo Logo Next Year

Discussions about ending the use of the logo did not include deliberations over changing the actual name of the franchise, though opponents have also sought that over the years. Many schools and universities have changed their nicknames away from representations of American Indians. The St. John’s University Redmen, for example, …

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Steve Yzerman Keeps Adapting, and the Lightning Keep Winning

“Whatever you do in life, part of being successful is passion,” said Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland, who began training Yzerman during his playing career and presided over Yzerman’s three championships as a player before working with him when Detroit won another title in 2008. “It can’t be work. …

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At African Soccer Event, Games of Cat and Mouse

Newspaper reports this month in Britain and Germany, where Keita plays for RB Leipzig, said the Reds were so eager to bring forward Keita’s transfer that they were willing to add $20 million to the record $85 million fee the clubs had agreed upon if the midfielder would move to …

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Russia Is Banned From Paralympics, Again, for Doping

The Paralympic decision stands somewhat in contrast to the International Olympic Committee’s ruling on Russia’s participation in the 2018 Winter Games next month in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Unlike their Olympic counterparts, Paralympic officials had not previously allowed Russian athletes to bypass the ban and compete as individuals outside of qualifying …

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Windfall for Super Bowl Hosts? Economists Say It’s Overstated

“We are taking a conservative approach with the numbers,” Michael Langley, the chief executive of the Minneapolis-St. Paul economic development agency, said. “But even if you are only talking about $350 million to $400 million, that’s a huge benefit to the community, just in terms of dollars spent in February.” …

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