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AP study: MLB salary down 4.8% in 2 years; top 100 earn half

Apr. 16, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The average major league salary dropped 4.8% to just under $4.17 million on opening day from the start of the previous full season in 2019. The average has fallen 6.4% since the start of the 2017 season, when it peaked at $4.45 million, according to a...

Steelers players 10th group skipping in-person workouts

Apr. 16, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

The Pittsburgh Steelers have become the 10th group of NFL players to say they won't be attending in-person voluntary offseason workouts. With a post through the NFL Players Association, the Steelers joined the Super Bowl champion Buccaneers, Broncos, Seahawks, Giants,...

NFL teams drafting, changing QBs at dizzying pace

Apr. 16, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

One after another, quarterbacks once believed to be franchise cornerstones after being top five draft picks changed addresses this offseason in staggering succession. Matthew Stafford and Jared Goff switched teams in a swap of former No. 1 overall picks. Carson Wentz and...

LSU reeling amid protracted reviews of sexual assault cases

Apr. 16, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

When LSU's football team emerges from the north end zone tunnel in 102,000-seat Tiger Stadium for its traditional spring scrimmage on Saturday, players will take a field emblazoned with a logo recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The logo symbolizes an effort to...

Christian Coleman to miss Olympics despite reduced ban

Apr. 16, 2021 07:31 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The man who had been expected to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion will miss the Tokyo Games after failing Friday in an appeal to overturn his ban for missed doping tests. The Court of Arbitration for Sport cut current 100-meter world champion...

Minus injured Mitchell, Jazz rally to beat Pacers 119-111

Apr. 16, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 22 points before leaving the game with a sprained ankle in the third quarter, and the NBA-leading Utah Jazz beat the Indiana Pacers 119-111 on Friday. Bojan Bogdanovic had 24 points and Rudy Gobert added 13 points, 23...

Jimmy Rollins reflects on decline of Black players in MLB

Apr. 16, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Jimmy Rollins made his first All-Star team as a rookie with the Philadelphia Phillies 20 years ago, the percentage of Black players in the majors was 13. It’s down to 7.6% this year. As the Phillies celebrated Jackie...

NASCAR, motorsports approach to virus vaccine varies greatly

Apr. 16, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Bubba Wallace says get the shot, like he did. Brad Keselowski says he hasn't decided yet whether to get vaccinated against COVID-19 while Austin Dillion and reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott say it's a personal choice and no one...

Column: The Tokyo Olympics will go on, but in name only

Apr. 16, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

In 1964, less than two decades removed from World War II, Japan used the Summer Olympics to showcase its astonishing recovery from a horrific defeat. It was an undeniable triumph for the host nation. This time, the Tokyo Games will be a...

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Jimmy Rollins reflects on decline of Black players in MLB

Apr. 16, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Jimmy Rollins made his first All-Star team as a rookie with the Philadelphia Phillies 20 years ago, the percentage of Black players in the majors was 13. It’s down to 7.6% this year. As the Phillies celebrated Jackie...

Family affair: Jimmy Boeheim to play for his dad at Syracuse

Apr. 16, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

Jimmy Boeheim is going home. Poised to graduate from Cornell in May and with one year of college eligibility left, Jim Boeheim's oldest son announced Friday on social media that he's transferring to Syracuse. He will play as a graduate student for his father and alongside...

Injury to Ullmark further depletes Sabres' goalie depth

Apr. 16, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres will be leaning on their fourth, fifth and even sixth-string goalies for potentially the remainder of the season with Linus Ullmark listed week to week with a lower-body injury. Interim coach Don Granato provided the update on...

Minus injured Mitchell, Jazz rally to beat Pacers 119-111

Apr. 16, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 22 points before leaving the game with a sprained ankle in the third quarter, and the NBA-leading Utah Jazz beat the Indiana Pacers 119-111 on Friday. Bojan Bogdanovic had 24 points and Rudy Gobert added 13 points, 23...

NASCAR, motorsports approach to virus vaccine varies greatly

Apr. 16, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Bubba Wallace says get the shot, like he did. Brad Keselowski says he hasn't decided yet whether to get vaccinated against COVID-19 while Austin Dillion and reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott say it's a personal choice and no one...

Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell sprains right ankle vs Pacers

Apr. 16, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell exited during the third quarter of an NBA game between the Utah Jazz and Indiana Pacers on Friday afternoon after suffering a sprained right ankle. The Jazz announced he would not return. Mitchell was helped...

Steelers players 10th group skipping in-person workouts

Apr. 16, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

The Pittsburgh Steelers have become the 10th group of NFL players to say they won't be attending in-person voluntary offseason workouts. With a post through the NFL Players Association, the Steelers joined the Super Bowl champion Buccaneers, Broncos, Seahawks, Giants,...

White Sox at Red Sox series opener postponed

Apr. 16, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have postponed Friday night's game against the Chicago White Sox because of snow and rain. The series opener will be rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader on Sunday. Bostonians woke up on Friday morning to...

Column: The Tokyo Olympics will go on, but in name only

Apr. 16, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

In 1964, less than two decades removed from World War II, Japan used the Summer Olympics to showcase its astonishing recovery from a horrific defeat. It was an undeniable triumph for the host nation. This time, the Tokyo Games will be a...

Browns release veteran DT Richardson in salary-cap move

Apr. 16, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — This off-season remodeling of the Browns' defense includes a surprising removal. Veteran tackle Sheldon Richardson's contract was terminated on Friday, a head-scratching move that creates more salary-cap space but also a hole in the middle of...