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A look at agreements for US men's and women's soccer teams

May. 18, 2022 09:20 AM EDT

The U.S. Soccer Federation agreed to landmark collective bargaining agreements with its men's and women's teams, equalizing compensation for the first time. The CBAs announced Wednesday run through 2028. The USSF is the first national governing body to promise both sexes matching...

US Soccer equalizes pay in milestone with women, men

May. 18, 2022 08:33 AM 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 announced separate collective bargaining agreements through...

N. Carolina legislature returning for annual work session

May. 18, 2022 04:18 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly is returning to Raleigh for its traditional budget-adjustment work session, but lawmakers won't be getting out of the blocks quickly. The House and Senate will gavel in floor sessions at midday Wednesday, but Republican...

A's snap out of offensive funk to beat Twins 5-2

May. 18, 2022 01:17 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Seth Brown hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning, Sean Murphy followed with a two-run single and the Oakland Athletics ended their four-game losing streak against the Twins, beating Minnesota 5-2 on Tuesday night. Kevin Smith homered to end a long...

Lynx win first game of season after 0-4 start

May. 18, 2022 00:46 AM EDT

This definitely wasn't the start that the Minnesota Lynx envisioned to their season — the final of Sylvia Fowles' career. For the second consecutive year the Lynx have lost their first four games. They hope they can turn things around the way they did last season when Cheryl...

Magic Moment: Orlando wins lottery, lands No. 1 pick

May. 17, 2022 22:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Orlando Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman was supposed to be at the podium for the NBA draft lottery. He benched himself in favor of coach Jamahl Mosley. “I haven’t been very good at this,” Weltman said. “Coach was feeling...

AP source: Ham, Atkinson get second interviews with Hornets

May. 17, 2022 22:11 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Hornets have scheduled second interviews with Bucks assistant coach Darvin Ham and Warriors assistant coach Kenny Atkinson this week, along with former Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts for their head coaching vacancy, according to a person familiar with the situation. ...

Curry, Thompson ready to lead Warriors vs surprising Mavs

May. 17, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Many months ago and well before he returned to the court from an injury absence of more than 2 1/2 years, Klay Thompson made a bold proclamation: “It's championship or bust." Thompson, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are one step closer to having...

State Dept pushing to see Griner; NBA Commissioner weighs in

May. 17, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

The State Department said Tuesday that it still pushing to have regular contact with WNBA star Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury, who has been detained in Russia for nearly three months. A consular official was able to meet with Griner last week, when her pre-trial detention in...

Bears try to prove they can support QB Justin Fields

May. 17, 2022 20:31 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — From his work ethic to understanding a new offense, quarterback Justin Fields has convinced his new coaches with the Chicago Bears that he is making progress. The real question facing the Bears is whether they have made enough progress supporting Fields. ...