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LPGA has new sponsor, big commitment for developmental tour

Jan. 26, 2022 09:54 AM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — The LPGA Tour has a new title sponsor for its developmental tour that will boost prize money, award $10,000 to each of the leading 10 players that graduate to the LPGA Tour and seek to eventually cut entry fees in half. Epson America has a five-year deal...

Saints' Sean Payton steps down as coach after 16 years

Jan. 25, 2022 19:34 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Before Sean Payton took his first head coaching job in New Orleans in 2006, the Saints had a grand total of one playoff victory since their founding in 1967. The standard will be considerably higher for the next head coach in the Big Easy. Payton,...

MLB drops arbitration cuts after union holds on free agents

Jan. 25, 2022 16:12 PM EST

Major League Baseball withdrew its plan for more limited salary arbitration on Tuesday, a day after the union withdrew its demand for greater free agent eligibility. In the second straight day of talks aimed at an agreement to end a lockout that started Dec. 2, clubs also accepted...

China less worried about global criticism these Olympics

Jan. 25, 2022 11:50 AM EST

When Beijing was awarded the 2008 Summer Olympics, the International Olympic Committee predicted the Games could improve human rights, and Chinese politicians hinted at the same. Such talk is all but absent this time as the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics open in just over a week. ...

ECHL suspends Panetta after he is accused of racial gesture

Jan. 24, 2022 00:30 AM EST

The ECHL suspended Jacob Panetta on Sunday after the brother of longtime NHL defenseman P.K. Subban accused the Jacksonville defenseman of making “monkey gestures" in his direction. The league said the indefinite suspension is pending a hearing under its collective bargaining...

Bucks G Allen suspended for 1 game for foul on Bulls' Caruso

Jan. 23, 2022 19:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Grayson Allen was suspended by the NBA for one game on Sunday for his hard foul on Alex Caruso that resulted in a broken right wrist for the Chicago Bulls guard. Allen will serve his suspension Wednesday when the Bucks visit the Cleveland...

It's men only in Nordic combined at the Olympics for now

Jan. 23, 2022 10:54 AM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Like her brother, Annika Malacinski dreams of going to the Olympics in Nordic combined. As wintry weather settled in at the Olympic Jumping Complex and Mount Van Hoevenberg last fall, she and Niklas trained together in this tiny town that hosted the 1980...

Sharks' minor leaguer suspended 30 games for racial gesture

Jan. 21, 2022 16:29 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The American Hockey League has suspended San Jose Barracuda forward Krystof Hrabik for 30 games for making a racial gesture toward Tucson Roadrunners forward Boko Imama during a recent game. Hrabik was suspended Friday for making the gesture during a Jan. 12...

CAS judges 'lacked anti-doping expertise' at Tokyo Olympics

Jan. 21, 2022 11:41 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport has been criticized for picking judges to work at the Tokyo Olympics who were not expert enough to handle doping cases. Days before the highest court in sports opens its special Olympic tribunals at the Winter Games in Beijing, it...

UN General Assembly head urges peace during Beijing Olympics

Jan. 21, 2022 00:24 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The president of the General Assembly appealed to the U.N.’s 193 member nations on Thursday to take “concrete actions” to promote peace during next month’s Winter Olympics in Beijing. Abdulla Shahid also called on all warring parties in conflicts...