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Swedish hockey players boycott training, tournament over pay

Aug. 15, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The top female hockey players in Sweden refused to attend training camp Thursday or play in an upcoming international tournament in Finland, the latest such move by a women's national team to get better compensation. The Swedish Ice Hockey Federation said it had been informed of the...

US Soccer, team talks break down; likely head to jury trial

Aug. 15, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

Players for the World Cup champion women's national team say mediation talks with the U.S. Soccer Federation in their dispute over equal pay are over. Molly Levinson, who represents the players in matters concerning the dispute, said in a statement Wednesday that the players look forward to a jury trial. "We...

Giants WR Tate: Doctor told him fertility drug not banned

Aug. 14, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate III never hesitated to take a prescribed fertility drug because the doctor who wrote the prescription told him he had given it to other NFL players and it was not banned. Speaking to reporters a day after an independent arbiter upheld...

MLS gets another chance to chip away at Mexico's dominance

Aug. 13, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Major League Soccer has another chance to chip into Mexico's continental dominance. Reigning MLS Cup champion Atlanta United will host the second annual Campeones Cup on Wednesday night, facing Liga MX powerhouse Club América in a game that certainly means more to the home team and its...

Report: Petition with NLRB seeks union for NFL running backs

Aug. 12, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

A petition reportedly has been filed with the National Labor Relations Board seeking to create a separate union for NFL running backs. According to the website Law360, the petition was filed Thursday by the International Brotherhood of Professional Running Backs and focuses on the shorter careers for players at...

NFL at 100: How college football became the pipeline to NFL

Aug. 10, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

Jay Berwanger won the inaugural Heisman Trophy in 1935 for the University of Chicago and became the No. 1 player taken in the first NFL draft a few months later. He chose to work at a rubber company and be a part-time coach for his alma mater rather than try to make a living playing football. More than five...

Blues' Edmundson awarded $3.1M, 1-year deal in arbitration

Aug. 6, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Blues defenseman Joel Edmundson has been awarded a $3.1 million, one-year contract in arbitration. Edmundson was one of four St. Louis restricted free agents to file for player-elected salary arbitration this summer after helping the team win its first Stanley Cup in franchise history....

Braves recall RHP Foltynewicz after Gausman goes to Reds

Aug. 5, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves recalled Mike Foltynewicz from the minor league on Monday, hoping the hard-throwing right-hander can regain the form that made him an All-Star last season. A roster spot became available when Kevin Gausman was claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds. Foltynewicz was...

Prescott, Cooper shrug off money talk in camp with Cowboys

Aug. 5, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott pretends he can't hear questions about a new contract, while receiver Amari Cooper steadfastly says he simply doesn't think about his negotiations. Both reported to training camp on time as they prepare for the final year of their deals, unlike...

Ngakoue ends holdout, reports to Jags camp without new deal

Aug. 4, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Yannick Ngakoue's holdout failed to land him a new contract. The standout pass rusher reported to Jacksonville Jaguars training camp Sunday following an 11-day absence and is ready to play out his rookie deal. He insisted he's not angry and not worried about risking an injury that...