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World Cup prize money disparity is an obstacle to Equal Pay

Nov. 15, 2022 17:28 PM EST

World Cup prize money continues to be a sticking point for equality in soccer, despite the historic equal pay agreement between U.S. Soccer and its men's and women's teams. Earlier this year, the U.S. national teams decided to split prize money, which means that the haul from playing...

Latinos love football, but numbers lag at NFL, college level

Nov. 15, 2022 12:49 PM EST

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Benjamin Ley-Shipley is like thousands of other teenagers across the United States. He's a high school football player who loves the game and has hopes of playing at the small college level over the next few years. He's a running back, defensive back and a...

NFL sees higher grades for gender hiring in diversity study

Nov. 10, 2022 16:19 PM EST

The NFL posted significant gains in hiring women for coaching, team front-office and league-headquarters positions, according to an annual diversity report. Thursday’s report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida assigned an overall B...

Analysis: NHL has place to start with demographic study

Oct. 19, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Davis, a Black woman hired five years ago to help the NHL with diversity initiatives, was not surprised by much of the league's first workplace demographic study. “We are where we expected to be, but now we have the facts to back it up,” Davis said. ...

Deion Sanders says HBCUs can be path to NFL for top players

Oct. 19, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

Jackson State coach Deion Sanders says historically Black college football programs can be a path to the NFL for top recruits, but it is difficult to compete with the wealthier, traditional power schools. Sanders, a Pro Football Hall of Famer who starred with the Falcons, 49ers and...

NHL, its workforce 84% white, sets baseline to up diversity

Oct. 18, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL for the first time has done an internal demographic study of its staff and all 32 teams, and the results show that hockey has a lot of work to do to increase diversity at all levels. The report released Tuesday found that 83.6% of the NHL's workforce is...

Alexis Ohanian gets sports award, calls for reforms in NWSL

Oct. 13, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alexis Ohanian called out the need for a safe work environment in the National Women's Soccer League while receiving the Champions for Equality Award at the annual Salute to Women in Sports event on Wednesday night. The former executive chairman of Reddit is a...