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Bridgewater has the Broncos riding high after long slide

Sep. 20, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Maybe it's time for the Denver Broncos and their fanbase to start viewing Teddy Bridgewater as more than just a bridge over the team's turbulent quarterback waters. Thanks to his excellent start, the Broncos are one of two AFC teams that are...

Mets, Phillies minor leaguers protest pay with wristbands

Sep. 19, 2021 02:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Minor league players in the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies farm systems wore teal wristbands Saturday to protest pay that they say is insufficient. At least 10 players from the Brooklyn Cyclones and Jersey Shore BlueClaws wore the wristbands —...

Alex Morgan: New contract must not cut existing compensation

Sep. 15, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

Alex Morgan says the U.S. women's national team needs to make sure players aren't losing any of their existing compensation under the identical contract proposals the U.S. Soccer Federation has made to both the men's and women's teams. But the team is hopeful for a new...

US Soccer says it has offered men, women identical contracts

Sep. 14, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation said it had offered identical contract proposals Tuesday to the players' associations for the men's and women's national teams, and the governing body said it would refuse to agree to a deal in which World Cup prize money is not equalized. ...

Cantlay too busy concentrating to think of celebrating

Sep. 14, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

Even with the kind of season that earned him the PGA Tour vote as player of the year, Patrick Cantlay doesn’t watch a lot of his golf highlights on television. And when he does, there are some things he doesn’t remember or can’t explain. Take...

Marvin Miller remains "Godfather of it all" to modern MLBPA

Sep. 07, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

Marvin Miller surveyed the baseball landscape and came to a radical conclusion: if ballplayers could be convinced to see themselves as blue collar laborers — not unlike the steelworkers Miller had once represented — there existed an opportunity to drastically shift the balance of power in...

NWHL rebrands to Premier Hockey Federation entering 7th year

Sep. 07, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

The National Women’s Hockey League is history. Welcome, Premier Hockey Federation. North America’s first women’s professional hockey league to pay players a salary is adopting the new name on Tuesday as part of a rebranding to reflect sweeping changes made to its...

Broncos' secondary has gone from weakness to strength in '21

Sep. 06, 2021 20:33 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — George Paton inherited a snakebitten secondary when he succeeded John Elway as the Denver Broncos general manager last winter. Now, it's the Broncos' biggest strength heading into their opener at the Meadowlands against the New York Giants on...

Detroit signs defenseman Filip Hronek to $13.2M, 3-year deal

Sep. 03, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings signed Filip Hronek to a three-year, $13.2 million Friday. The Czech defenseman will count $4.4 million against the salary cap through the 2023-24 season. Hronek has 16 goals and 64 assists for 80 points through...

NHL reaches agreement to send players to Olympics in Beijing

Sep. 03, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

The NHL is set to return to the Olympics in Beijing this winter after reaching an agreement with international officials, though the league and players have the opportunity to withdraw if pandemic circumstances warrant. The NHL, its players' union, the International...