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FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo United States' team celebrates with the trophy after winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match between U.S. and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. The U.S. Soccer Federation has filed a motion opposing the U.S. women’s national team request to certify the players’ lawsuit seeking equitable pay as a class action. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
October 07, 2019 - 12:40 pm
U.S. Soccer was misleading when it asserted some players for the women's national team made more money than their male counterparts, the women's team players said in court documents filed Monday. The players say in the documents that the men's pay would have been far greater if they'd had the same...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice at the NCAA tournament college basketball in Pittsburgh. The NCAA is on its heels again, playing defense of its archaic amateurism rules after missing an opportunity to get out in front of an issue. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
October 07, 2019 - 11:29 am
The NCAA is on its heels again, playing defense of its archaic amateurism rules after missing an opportunity to get out in front of an issue. Five years ago, a federal judge ruled against the NCAA in an antitrust lawsuit brought by former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon, who claimed the...
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October 07, 2019 - 11:04 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has expressed serious concerns about a new law that would allow college athletes in California to hire agents and be compensated for the use of their name or likeness through endorsement deals. The law signed last week by Gov. Gavin Newsom would...
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Ohio State coach Ryan Day, right, shouts to the team during the first half against Michigan State in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
October 06, 2019 - 2:12 pm
Ohio State and Georgia are tied at No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll, and Florida surged to No. 7 after a big victory. No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson held their spots Sunday after a week off for both, but the Buckeyes caught up to the Bulldogs in the AP Top 25 presented by...
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October 05, 2019 - 11:38 am
ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine is unhappy with Kent State's investigation of a decision to cut short a tied women's field hockey game to make way for fireworks for a football game. Kent State said Friday that an investigation by its Office of Compliance, Equal Opportunity and...
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A man comes in to bowl during a cricket match on a patch of wasteland in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. At dozens of makeshift pitches on wasteland around Doha, workers from all over South Asia gather to play on their one free day of the week. The stadium hosting the world track and field championship, and the arenas for the 2022 soccer World Cup, are at best distant lights on the horizon. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
October 05, 2019 - 2:27 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The most played sport in Qatar is nowhere near the country's glitzy, air-conditioned stadiums. Cricket is king among the migrant workers who make up most of the energy-rich emirate's population, and Friday is game day. At dozens of grass-free pitches in the shadow of construction...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Sparks executive vice president and general manager Penny Toler poses during a WNBA basketball news conference in Los Angeles. Toler was fired by the Sparks on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
October 04, 2019 - 6:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Sparks fired general manager Penny Toler on Friday, a move that followed a postgame tirade when the team lost Game 2 in the second round of the WNBA playoffs. The team said Eric Holoman, the team's managing partner and governor, will replace Toler as GM and...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2019 file photo, Agustin Huneeus, center, arrives at federal court in Boston, to plead guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Huneeus was scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, Oct. 4. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
October 04, 2019 - 2:55 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The former owner of a California wine business was sentenced Friday to five months in prison for paying $50,000 to rig his daughter's ACT score and for trying to bribe her way into the University of Southern California as a fake water polo recruit. Agustin Huneeus, 53, of San...
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In this Sept. 15, 2019, photo, Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Rose takes the ball forward during an English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane in London. The number of soccer players seeking support for mental health issues in England is surging. Only 160 Professional Footballers’ Association members accessed counselling services from the union in 2016. But any stigma around seeking help for mental health problems has been eased in the national sport by leading players, including Rose, talking about fighting depression. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 04, 2019 - 12:37 am
Dropping in on football clubs across England to speak to players, Michael Bennett poses a question he already know the answers to. “How many of you look after the physical aspects of your game?” The hands all go up, of course. They don’t need to be reminded of the importance of sleep, nutrition and...
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Lazio fans cheer during a Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Genoa, at the Rome Olympic Stadium, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
October 03, 2019 - 5:50 am
ROME (AP) — After weeks of silence, Italian soccer leaders are finally starting to confront the growing problem of racism inside the country’s stadiums _ although not without another insulting gaffe by one official. Italian soccer federation president Gabriele Gravina hailed new rules approved this...
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