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MLB bans players from Venezuelan Winter League

Aug. 22, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is banning players from participating in the Venezuelan Winter League in one of the first public repercussions of new U.S. economic sanctions against the Venezuelan government. MLB said Thursday it is in contact with the U.S. government to determine how to proceed...

Judge confirms TV rights payment to Nats in Orioles dispute

Aug. 22, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has confirmed an arbitration decision from baseball executives ordering the Washington Nationals to be paid $296.8 million by the cable network they jointly own with the Baltimore Orioles for their television rights from 2012-16. The Orioles and Nationals jointly own the...

NFL 2019: Lions banking on QB Stafford with no backup plan

Aug. 22, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have leaned heavily on Matthew Stafford since selecting him No. 1 overall in the 2009 NFL draft. Stafford has started since he was a rookie, and after injuries stunted his first two seasons, the strong-armed quarterback has started every game for eight straight years....

NFL 2019: Jaguars' rebound rests on Fournette's progress

Aug. 22, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Leonard Fournette shadowed offensive coordinator John DeFilippo during Jacksonville's first two preseason games. Fournette wore a headset, listened to every play call and then chatted with "Flip" and his fellow running backs between series. The former LSU star was as involved as...

NFL 2019: Belief in Buffalo is Bills closer to contending

Aug. 22, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane stressed it would require time when outlining their extensive plan to rebuild the team to owners Terry and Kim Pegula some 2 1-2 years ago. Grateful for the patience the Pegulas have shown, McDermott and Beane aren't yet...

Women's national team lawsuit goes to trial May 5

Aug. 20, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has set a May 5 trial date for the gender discrimination lawsuit filed by the women's national team against U.S. Soccer. District Judge R. Gary Klausner assigned the date at a hearing Monday in Los Angeles, which came less than a week after mediation between the two sides broke...

NFL's Trust gives players Plan B when careers end (suddenly)

Aug. 19, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

Devin Fuller got his first taste of the NFL's business side during his rookie minicamp. One of the receiver's would-be teammates had a bad practice. Not much later, that player got pulled out of a meeting. Not much after that, the player was no longer Fuller's teammate. "I was like, 'Wow, so it's like that?'"...

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...