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'Hopalong' Cassady, Ohio State Heisman winner, dies at 85

Sep. 20, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, the 1955 Heisman Trophy winner at Ohio State and running back for the Detroit Lions, died Friday. He was 85. He died in Tampa, Florida, his longtime home, the university said. "We've lost not only a legendary Buckeye, but also a wonderful person in Hop...

Salary cap economics squeezing out NHL's middle class

Sep. 19, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

Stanley Cup-winning experience isn't worth what it used to be. Neither is experience of any kind. As NHL teams move toward paying their stars more money and relying on young players to fill the gaps, hockey's middle class is being squeezed out. Veterans like 2018 Washington Capitals playoff hero Devante...

NHL players stay with CBA, labor peace set to at least 2022

Sep. 16, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

The National Hockey League will play its next three seasons without the threat of a work stoppage amid optimism that labor peace will stretch beyond 2022. The NHL Players' Association on Monday announced it would not opt out of the current collective bargaining agreement. Combined with the owners' decision...

NHL players decide not to opt out of the collective bargaining agreement, guaranteeing labor peace until at least 2022

Sep. 16, 2019 2:51 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — NHL players decide not to opt out of the collective bargaining agreement, guaranteeing labor peace until at least 2022.

Red Sox on track for $13M luxury tax despite mediocre record

Sep. 14, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are on track to pay a $13.05 million luxury tax for a season in which they are likely to miss the playoffs. The World Series champions' payroll for purposes of the tax increased from $239.7 million on opening day to $242.8 million on Aug. 31, according to calculations by...

AP source: NBA set to vote on raising tampering fines

Sep. 14, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — NBA teams could be fined up to $10 million for tampering and up to $6 million for entering into unauthorized agreements with players, a person with knowledge of the league's plans told The Associated Press on Saturday. Other maximum-fine levels could be raised significantly as well, provided...

After short summer, Hurricanes optimistic to start camp

Sep. 13, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Defenseman Brett Pesce and the Carolina Hurricanes zipped up and down the ice again, less than four months after wrapping up last season way later than usual. For a team that suffered through plenty of long summers, they can get used to these quick turnarounds. The Hurricanes opened...

4 Nations tournament canceled because of Swedish boycott

Sep. 13, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Swedish Ice Hockey Federation has canceled the Four Nations women's hockey tournament in November because it can't guarantee its players' participation due to an ongoing pay dispute. The federation announced the decision Friday and noted the uncertainty regarding their players' status...

Uncertainty with Kuznetsov threatens to hang over Capitals

Sep. 12, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — They're no longer defending Stanley Cup champions, don't know if one of their best players will be eligible for opening night, are over the salary cap ceiling and face expiring contracts for two franchise cornerstones after the season. That parade feels like a long time ago. No bigger...

California college athlete 'fair pay' bill goes to governor

Sep. 11, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Athletes at California colleges could hire agents and sign endorsement deals under a bill the state Legislature sent to the governor Wednesday, setting up a potential confrontation with the NCAA that could jeopardize the athletic futures of powerhouse programs like USC, UCLA and...