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Buckner leads Colts into showdown vs. his old 49ers team

Oct. 21, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Fresh off a trip to the Super Bowl in the 2019 season, the San Francisco 49ers had a difficult decision to make. With salary cap room tight and star defensive tackle DeForest Buckner headed into the final year of his contract looking for a big...

Buckner eagerly anticipates return to San Francisco

Oct. 20, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — DeForest Buckner is preparing for Sunday's game the same way he does every week. The Indianapolis Colts' star defensive tackle studies tape, focuses on executing the game plan, making sure he's in top shape and doing everything he can to help his...

Araújo, Driussi, Loba top-paid to join MLS during season

Oct. 20, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brazilian winger Luiz Araújo has a $3.6 million base salary after joining Atlanta from Lille and has total compensation of $3,941,667, the highest among players to join Major League Soccer teams during the 2021 season. Argentine forward Sebastián...

MLB qualifying offer price drops by $500,000 to $18.4M

Oct. 19, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of a qualifying offer to Major League Baseball free agents dropped by $500,000 to $18.4 million, a sign of the slide in salaries. The figure is determined by the average of the top 125 major league contracts this year and marks only the second...

NHL suspends Evander Kane 21 games for COVID violations

Oct. 18, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The NHL has suspended San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane for 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card. The league on Monday announced the suspension without pay and said Kane will not be eligible to play until Nov. 30 at New...

Ellis says biennial Women's World Cup can help grow the game

Oct. 18, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

Former U.S. women's national team coach Jill Ellis is now leading a group that is exploring a biennial Women's World Cup as a way to grow the game, but insists the controversial plan isn't a foregone conclusion. FIFA revealed aspirations last month to redraft the calendar...

New hoops league for prep standouts signs deal with Gatorade

Oct. 18, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A startup basketball league with goals of giving high school players another option besides the college route has added Gatorade as its first brand sponsor. Overtime Elite (OTE) announced the multiyear deal to The Associated Press on Monday. The terms...

WNBA looks ahead to 2022 season with potential changes

Oct. 18, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

Candace Parker made the biggest move last offseason choosing to return home to Chicago. The decision paid off as the WNBA star led the Sky to the franchise's first championship. Chicago will have choices to make if it wants to become the first repeat champion since the...

MLB to require housing for some minor leaguers in 2022

Oct. 17, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball says its owners have agreed to begin providing housing to certain minor league players beginning in the 2022 season. “In mid-September, the owners discussed the issue of player housing and unanimously agreed to begin providing...

Good deal: Benching doesn't sully Rattler's marketability

Oct. 17, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

Oklahoma's Spencer Rattler and Miami's D'Eriq King have been two of the most prominent football players to cash in on college sports' new era of allowing athlete endorsements. A month and a half into the first season during which a player can earn money from his name,...