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Judge grants USWNT class status in discrimination lawsuit

Nov. 9, 2019 4:18 PM EST

The U.S. women's national team has been granted class status in its lawsuit against U.S. Soccer that alleges gender discrimination in compensation and working conditions. U.S. District Court Judge R. Gary Klausner's ruling Friday in Los Angeles expands the case beyond the 28 players who originally brought the...

Braves re-sign reliever O'Day after injured season

Nov. 8, 2019 9:51 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Right-handed reliever Darren O'Day has signed a $2.25 million, one-year deal to return to the Atlanta Braves. Atlanta announced the deal Friday. The NL East champions have a club option on the contract for 2021 at $3.5 million. The 37-year-old O'Day appeared in just eight games for the...

Front and center: Browns sign C Tretter to 3-year extension

Nov. 8, 2019 9:23 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — While they wait for quarterback Baker Mayfield to develop, the Browns are confident they have the right guy giving him the ball every play. Cleveland signed steady center JC Tretter to a three-year, $32.5 million contract extension on Friday, locking him up before he considered leaving as...

Bradley's finale? Maybe not if Toronto FC wins MLS Cup

Nov. 8, 2019 4:59 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — When Michael Bradley left Italy and returned to Major League Soccer to join Toronto FC, he was the secondary attraction. Most of the attention was on Toronto's simultaneous acquisition of striker Jermain Defoe. Six seasons later, Defoe is long gone and Bradley is secondary to no one in...

AP source: Browns, C Tretter agree on 3-year extension

Nov. 7, 2019 7:56 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns may have major issues at several positions. Center isn't one of them. Steady JC Tretter, who endeared himself to teammates by playing much of last season with a severely sprained ankle, has agreed with Cleveland on a three-year, $32.5 million contract extension, a person told...

US court grants Ronaldo's bid to block accuser in rape case

Nov. 7, 2019 4:51 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's lawyers won a courtroom bid Thursday to block a Nevada woman accusing the soccer superstar of raping her in Las Vegas in 2009 from digging into the validity of their 2010 confidentiality agreement and $375,000 hush-money payment. U.S. Magistrate Judge Daniel Albregts...

Column: NFL riding wave of sports betting

Nov. 7, 2019 2:54 PM EST

Luckily, the black cat making its primetime debut at MetLife Stadium didn't seem to be an omen. The cat not only found the end zone but found a way to escape Monday night, which is more than most members of the Giants can do before their season is mercifully over. That's life midway through the NFL's 100th...

Tacko two-way: Fall is a headliner as G League season opens

Nov. 7, 2019 2:46 PM EST

The NBA has the one-name stars: LeBron, Kawhi, Giannis. When talking about them, adding the surnames James, Leonard and Antetokounmpo to the sentence is rarely necessary. The G League now has one as well: Tacko. A two-way contract has never been as hyped. Boston rookie Tacko Fall, at 7-foot-5, is unquestionably...

Broncos likely to start Allen after bye _ maybe not for long

Nov. 7, 2019 1:36 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Brandon Allen's first start for the Denver Broncos nearly rivaled that of Peyton Manning. It was that efficient. It was that precise. It may not matter. The fourth-year quarterback might be only a temporary fix. Allen is caught between the brief Joe Flacco Era and the possible Drew Lock...

Australian men, women soccer players close gender pay gap

Nov. 7, 2019 8:28 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's football federation and players' union say they have agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement that closes the pay gap between the men's and women's national teams. The new four-year CBA announced on Wednesday ensures the Socceroos and Matildas receive a 24% share of an...