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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...

Orioles reach 2-year deal with injured lefty John Means

May. 21, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a $5.925 million, 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...

EXPLAINER: Why will Russia's Ukraine war affect Wimbledon?

May. 21, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

The usual trophies and prize money will be on the line for Novak Djokovic, Iga Swiatek and other top players at Wimbledon, but there is a significant change there this year: No one will earn ranking points, a valuable currency in tennis, when play begins June 27. The women’s and...

US women's soccer equal pay victory decades in the making

May. 21, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

The U.S. women's national team has not only been wildly successful on the field, the players have also been unabashedly outspoken, using their platform to advocate for equal rights for themselves and others. The team's efforts to secure equitable pay finally came to fruition this...

Right-hander Pablo López, Marlins go to salary arbitration

May. 20, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pablo López went to a salary arbitration hearing with the Miami Marlins on Friday, with the right-hander asking for $3 million and the team arguing for $2.45 million. The case was heard by Allen Ponak, Scott Buchheit and Brian Keller. A decision will be witheld...

NBA prospects see value of college despite other options

May. 19, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — TyTy Washington Jr. remembers being in awe gazing at the banners in Madison Square Garden as he watched the New York Knicks meet the Cleveland Cavaliers and the feeling he had two days later when Kentucky faced Duke at the famed arena. Something else he won't forget?...

'Facing Nolan' looks at Ryan's longer-than-expected career

May. 19, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nolan Ryan was already striking out plenty of batters with his blazing fastball, and at age 22 pitched the last seven innings in the National League pennant-clinching game for the 1969 Miracle Mets and got what would be his only World Series ring. If not...

'We're done': A&M's Fisher fires back at 'narcissist' Saban

May. 19, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

The Southeastern Conference spring meetings will be held in person for the time since 2019 in a little less than two weeks. It is unlikely two of the SEC's superstar coaches will be chumming around Destin, Florida, together. Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher called Nick...

Injured reliever Luke Jackson loses arbitration vs Braves

May. 19, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Luke Jackson, sidelined for the season by Tommy John surgery, lost his salary arbitration hearing with the Atlanta Braves on Thursday. Jackson was awarded the team's $3.6 million offer rather than his $4 million request by Robert Herzog, Richard Bloch and Scott...

US Soccer equalizes pay in milestone with women, men

May. 18, 2022 22:35 PM EDT

The U.S. Soccer Federation reached milestone agreements to pay its men's and women's teams equally, making the American national governing body the first in the sport to promise both sexes matching money. The federation on Wednesday announced separate collective bargaining...