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NCAA, leagues back $2.8 billion settlement, setting stage for current, former athletes to be paid

May. 23, 2024 23:04 PM EDT

The NCAA and the nation's five biggest conferences announced Thursday night that they have agreed to pay nearly $2.8 billion to settle a host of antitrust claims, a monumental decision that sets the stage for a groundbreaking revenue-sharing model that could start steering millions of dollars...

Brown matches career playoff high with 40 points, Celtics beat Pacers to take 2-0 lead in East

May. 24, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown was a big enough problem for the Indiana Pacers even before an All-NBA snub that may have given him an added desire to show how much he can do for the Boston Celtics. “I think he cares about it in a way that motivates him, and I think he doesn’t...

Pacers trying to regroup after star Tyrese Haliburton leaves Game 2 with hamstring, chest injuries

May. 23, 2024 23:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Pacers left the opener of their Eastern Conference finals matchup with the Celtics lamenting a rash of late turnovers that spoiled one of their best performances this postseason. Indiana walked off the court following a 126-110 Game 2 loss Thursday night with its...

McDavid gets the winner in the 2nd OT after Oilers overcome captain's penalty to beat Stars 3-2

May. 24, 2024 01:48 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Oilers captain Connor McDavid felt absolutely miserable sitting in the penalty box after he was called for a double-minor penalty only seconds into the first overtime of the Western Conference Final opener. After his teammates bailed out McDavid with yet another...

Paying college athletes is closer than ever. How could it work and what stands in the way?

May. 23, 2024 20:32 PM EDT

The proposed settlement of a federal class-action antitrust lawsuit that has been approved by the NCAA and major college conferences would cost billions and pave the way for college athletes to get a cut of the revenue that has been flowing to their schools for years. A judge must...

Officer who arrested Scottie Scheffler disciplined for not having bodycam activated

May. 23, 2024 16:47 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky police officer who arrested top-ranked golfer Scottie Scheffler outside the PGA Championship is receiving “corrective action” for not having his body-worn camera activated when he approached the golfer's vehicle — an interaction that allegedly resulted in...

Chris Evert thinks Iga Swiatek could surpass her record of 7 French Open titles

May. 24, 2024 06:20 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — No less an authority on clay-court tennis than Chris Evert thinks her record of seven French Open championships could be surpassed by Iga Swiatek. “Absolutely,” Evert, a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, said in a phone interview. “Iga is a player...

Raiders give Maxx Crosby a $7.2 million raise over the next 2 seasons, AP source says

May. 23, 2024 22:35 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders are rewarding star pass rusher Maxx Crosby with a $6 million raise this season and another $1.2 million next year, a person with knowledge of the deal said Thursday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity...

Leeds and Southampton seek immediate return to Premier League in soccer's richest one-off game

May. 24, 2024 07:09 AM EDT

One club has a U.S. ownership group that contains a couple of major-winning golfers. The other is run by a Serbian media mogul. Both are seeking a return to the Premier League after just one season away. The Championship playoff final between Leeds and...

Orioles survive ChiSox rally, win 8-6 in a game that ended with infield fly and interference call

May. 24, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jorge Mateo hit a go-ahead, three-run homer and the Baltimore Orioles withstood a late Chicago comeback try and beat the White Sox 8-6 Thursday night in a game that ended on an infield fly and an interference call. Trailing 8-2 entering the bottom of the ninth...

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Sherpa guide Kami Rita who climbed Everest 30 times vows to return to the mountain next year

May. 24, 2024 07:24 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Renowned Sherpa mountain guide Kami Rita was back from Mount Everest on Friday after his record 30th ascent of the world's highest peak, vowing to return to the mountain again next year, The 54-year-old guide had scaled the 8,849-meter (29,032-foot) peak...

Leeds and Southampton seek immediate return to Premier League in soccer's richest one-off game

May. 24, 2024 07:09 AM EDT

One club has a U.S. ownership group that contains a couple of major-winning golfers. The other is run by a Serbian media mogul. Both are seeking a return to the Premier League after just one season away. The Championship playoff final between Leeds and...

Chris Evert thinks Iga Swiatek could surpass her record of 7 French Open titles

May. 24, 2024 06:20 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — No less an authority on clay-court tennis than Chris Evert thinks her record of seven French Open championships could be surpassed by Iga Swiatek. “Absolutely,” Evert, a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, said in a phone interview. “Iga is a player...

With college athletes on cusp of revenue-sharing, there are Title IX questions that must be answered

May. 24, 2024 06:14 AM EDT

The looming athlete pay system that will upend the traditional college sports model and still-to-be-determined details about how millions of dollars will be distributed are certain to bring questions about gender equity. Of special interest will be whether schools must comply with...

Fueled by postseason failures, Phillies riding high with best record in baseball

May. 24, 2024 06:05 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies are winning games at such a torrid pace, you have to stretch to the halcyon days of when Grover was a hip name in America to find anything like what Philly’s favorite team has already achieved this season. Take ace lefty Ranger Suárez. ...

AC Milan says coach Stefano Pioli is leaving the club at the end of the season

May. 24, 2024 04:31 AM EDT
MILAN, Italy (AP) — AC Milan says coach Stefano Pioli is leaving the club at the end of the season.

Stars drop 7th straight Game 1, falling 3-2 to Oilers in 2nd overtime in West final

May. 24, 2024 02:59 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars got a tying goal from Tyler Seguin late in regulation, then had a four-minute power play early in overtime in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final. That still wasn't enough to keep them from their seventh consecutive series-opening loss since 2022,...

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

May. 24, 2024 02:32 AM EDT

May 16–23, 2024. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called the UK's national elections for July 4, months earlier than expected. Stars attended the Cannes Film Festival in France. Bayer Leverkusen and Manchester City won their national soccer leagues, the Bundesliga and the Premier...

Nessler's pinch hit in 10th lifts UCF to 7-6 victory over Oklahoma State at Big 12 Tournament

May. 24, 2024 02:29 AM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — AJ Nessler drove in the winning run with a two-out pinch-hit single in the top of the 10th inning and UCF overcame a four-run deficit to beat No. 2 seed Oklahoma State 7-6 at the Big 12 Tournament on Thursday night. UCF (35-18) will play the winner of a matchup...

McDavid gets the winner in the 2nd OT after Oilers overcome captain's penalty to beat Stars 3-2

May. 24, 2024 01:48 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Oilers captain Connor McDavid felt absolutely miserable sitting in the penalty box after he was called for a double-minor penalty only seconds into the first overtime of the Western Conference Final opener. After his teammates bailed out McDavid with yet another...