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US Soccer, team talks break down; likely head to jury trial

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 entered this week’s mediation […]

UPDATE: Investigators: Earnhardt’s plane bounced, went off runway

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — The plane carrying NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family bounced multiple times during a crash landing and veered off the runway before ending up on a Tennessee highway, investigators said Friday. “It’s just the grace of the good Lord that a vehicle didn’t get struck by the plane,” Elizabethton […]

Rookie Grisham’s 3-run homer lifts Brewers over Twins, 6-5

MILWAUKEE — Rookie Trent Grisham hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Wednesday. The Brewers trailed 5-3 when Grisham, batting leadoff in his 11th game in the majors, blasted a 2-2 fastball from Sergio Romo (2-1) into the right-field stands. Ryan Braun […]

Ravens don’t lose preseason games. So what?

The Baltimore Ravens will see a little bit of Aaron Rodgers on Thursday night in their preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. They’ll probably just shrug: The Ravens have won 14 consecutive exhibition matches. Which doesn’t amount to a whole lot, when you think about it. Except to John Harbaugh and his team. “We […]

Pick Six: Top college awards could feature repeats

The race for the top individual awards in college football this season will have some standout players seeking repeats. Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor won the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s top running back last season, while Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy earned the Fred Biletnikoff Award as the most outstanding receiver. Both players are back for their […]

LaFleur: Rodgers to play ‘a quarter or so’ against Ravens

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — For the first time this preseason, the world will have the opportunity to see what Aaron Rodgers looks like in Matt LaFleur’s offense. The Packers’ first-year coach said Tuesday that Rodgers and the rest of the first-team offense and first-team defense will play for about “a quarter or so” on […]

Column: Video sheds new light on old problem of slow play

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — This could go down as one of the most memorable years in golf. Tiger Woods won the Masters following four surgeries on his back, and just two years after he feared he might never compete again. The British Open was not held in Britain for the first time in 68 years. […]

Michigan, Nebraska look set to make breakthroughs in Big Ten

The power structure in the Big Ten could be in for a shakeup. Jim Harbaugh enters his fifth year at Michigan overdue for a breakthrough, and two-time defending conference champion Ohio State is transitioning from Urban Meyer to Ryan Day and replacing a first-round NFL draft pick at quarterback. Momentum Nebraska built the second half […]

NBA 2019-20: Some tip-offs earlier, back-to-backs down again

The NBA schedule is a little bit easier on players. Fans might be catching a break — and some more sleep — as well. The league announced its 2019-20 schedule on Monday, featuring another dip in back-to-back games for teams and a major change in the number of nationally televised games starting at 10:30 p.m. […]

Cephus attorney says UW doesn’t want football player back

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The attorney for former Wisconsin football player Quintez Cephus says university officials are sending a “clear message” they don’t want the former Badgers wide receiver back despite his acquittal in a sexual assault case. Attorney Stephen Meyer said Monday that discussions have collapsed. University spokeswoman Meredith McGlone said Monday she couldn’t […]

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