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Indy 500 drivers find crypto craze fuels needed sponsorship

May. 27, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Should he win one of auto racing’s crown jewel races, Conor Daly would gladly take the seven-figure payout awarded to the Indianapolis 500 champion and deposit traditional American cash straight in his bank. Oh, and throw in some digital dollars, too. ...

López, Houser lose arbitration cases; clubs lead players 5-2

May. 25, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Miami Marlins defeated Pablo López in salary arbitration and the Milwaukee Brewers defeated Adrian Houser in a pair of cases involving right-hander pitchers, giving teams a 5-2 lead over players in decisions with 11 cases remaining. López will receive $2.45...

Brittney Griner's wife tells ABC she wants WNBA star home

May. 25, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

Brittney Griner's wife, Cherelle, wants President Joe Biden to secure her partner's release, doing whatever is necessary to get the WNBA star home from Russia where she has been detained for more than three months. “I just keep hearing that, you know, he has the power. She’s a...

Proposed women's hockey league teams with Billie Jean King

May. 25, 2022 10:05 AM EDT

North America’s top women’s hockey players are teaming up with former tennis star Billie Jean King and Los Angeles Dodgers chairman Mark Walter to explore launching a pro league within the next year, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press on Tuesday night. ...

Washington looking to build off Stringer success at Rutgers

May. 24, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Coquese Washington isn't looking to replace C. Vivian Stringer as the women's basketball coach at Rutgers. That's an impossible task. Stringer, a Hall of Famer, won more than 1,000 games in 50 years and went to the Final Four four times with three different...

Eflin, Phillies agree to $5.7M deal, avoid arbitration

May. 24, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Right-hander Zach Eflin and the Philadelphia Phillies agreed Tuesday to a $5.7 million, one-year contract. Eflin gets a $5.55 million salary this year, and the deal includes a $15 million mutual option for 2023 with a $150,000 buyout. He can earn an additional...

Bauer grievance hearing begins on attempt to overturn ban

May. 23, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The hearing on Trevor Bauer’s attempt to overturn his unprecedented two-year suspension under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy began Monday before an arbitrator. Bauer was suspended by Commissioner Rob Manfred on April 29, a penalty that if...

Bassitt has $8.65M salary, Mets deal includes $19M option

May. 22, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — New York Mets pitcher Chris Bassitt has an $8.65 million salary this season as past of a one-year contract. Bassitt is guaranteed $8.8 million as part of the deal, which avoided an arbitration hearing set for Monday. The deal includes a $19 million...

Orioles reach 2-year deal with injured lefty John Means

May. 22, 2022 20:24 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a $,5,925,000, two-year contract with left-handed pitcher John Means, avoiding arbitration. Means is out for the season following Tommy John surgery. His salary was $593,500 last year. He originally asked for $3.1 million and...

Two-time defending champion Lightning chasing NHL history

May. 21, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

The Tampa Bay Lightning don’t want to get ahead of themselves in their bid to become the first team in 40 years to win three consecutive Stanley Cup titles. The two-time defending champions are up 2-0 on the Presidents Trophy-winning Florida Panthers in the Eastern Conference...