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US Soccer equalizes pay in milestone with women, men

May. 18, 2022 22:35 PM EDT

The U.S. Soccer Federation reached milestone agreements to pay its men's and women's teams equally, making the American national governing body the first in the sport to promise both sexes matching money. The federation on Wednesday announced separate collective bargaining...

Pac-12 scraps divisions moments after NCAA paves way

May. 18, 2022 22:07 PM EDT

The Pac-12 announced Wednesday it was scrapping its divisional format for the upcoming football season moments after the NCAA Division I Council tossed out requirements that dictate how conferences can determine a champion. The Pac-12 will now pair the teams with the highest...

Mavericks fined 2nd time for breaking bench rules at Suns

May. 18, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks were fined $50,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for a second violation of bench decorum during their Western Conference semifinal series against Phoenix. The second fine, twice as much as the first, was issued after Dallas' blowout Game 7 victory in...

Transit police warn fans about NBA playoff ticket scammers

May. 18, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — With the Boston Celtics making a deep run in the NBA playoffs, transit police are warning fans to be careful when buying tickets from secondary sources. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police in a statement posted on their website said they have received...

State Dept pushing to see Griner; NBA Commissioner weighs in

May. 17, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

The State Department said Tuesday that it still pushing to have regular contact with WNBA star Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury, who has been detained in Russia for nearly three months. A consular official was able to meet with Griner last week, when her pre-trial detention in...

O's Harvey suspended 60 games by MLB for drug distribution

May. 17, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baltimore Orioles pitcher Matt Harvey was suspended for 60 games by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for distributing a prohibited drug of abuse, a punishment stemming from his admission of providing opioids to a teammate who fatally overdosed. The former New York...

Orioles pitcher Matt Harvey suspended 60 games by MLB for distribution of prohibited drug of abuse

May. 17, 2022 16:34 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Orioles pitcher Matt Harvey suspended 60 games by MLB for distribution of prohibited drug of abuse.

AP source: Browns QB Watson to meet with NFL reps in Texas

May. 16, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — NFL officials will meet this week with Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson as the league continues to investigate whether he violated its personal conduct policy, a person familiar with the plans told The Associated Press on Monday. Watson, who is facing 22...

States hands off when it comes to NCAA, athlete compensation

May. 16, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The NCAA waited nearly a year to issue a warning that there are still rules to follow now that college athletes can earn money off their fame, sparking speculation that a crackdown could be coming for schools and boosters that break them. But the NCAA isn't the...

AP source: Bauer’s appeal of suspension to begin May 23

May. 14, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Bauer’s arbitration appeal of his unprecedented two-year suspension under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy has been scheduled to start May 23, a person familiar with the hearing told The Associated Press. The person spoke Friday on...