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NFL players’ union files grievance on behalf of Eric Reid

The NFL players’ union has filed a non-injury grievance on behalf of free agent safety Eric Reid. The NFLPA cites one team appearing “to have based its decision not to sign a player based on the player’s statement that he would challenge the implementation of a club’s policy prohibiting demonstration” during the national anthem. League […]

AP source: Spurs’ Becky Hammon plans to interview with Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon plans to interview for the Milwaukee Bucks’ coaching job, a person familiar with the search told The Associated Press. The person requested anonymity because the team does not comment on potential candidates. A woman has never been a head coach in the NBA. Hammon is the […]

Brewers two-hit by Kuhl, Rodriguez in blowout

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers bring out the best in Chad Kuhl. Kuhl and Richard Rodriguez combined on a two-hitter, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Brewers 9-0 on Sunday. Kuhl is 3-0 with a 1.91 ERA in six starts against the Brewers, and the Pirates are unbeaten in those games. “There were a […]

Former La Crosse Logger, Max Scherzer, fans 15 for Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a day when the Philadelphia Phillies appeared to survive Max Scherzer, they were done in by Wilmer Difo. Scherzer struck out 15 in only 6⅓ innings, and the Washington Nationals then rallied for two runs in the ninth to beat the Phillies 5-4 Sunday. The feat comes two years ago this month, […]

Column: Time’s up for cheerleaders/dancers at NFL, NBA games

ATLANTA (AP) — This is not a rant against cheerleading. That’s a legitimate sport, played by elite athletes — men and women — who are worthy of admiration for their daring and skill. There might even come a day when cheerleaders are competing for gold, silver and bronze at the Olympics. None of which has […]

Matt Ryan re-signs with Falcons so where’s that leave Packers and Rodgers?

ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan is the NFL’s first $100 million man. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback became the league’s highest-paid player Thursday by agreeing to a five-year contract extension that could be worth as much as $150 million. A person familiar with the deal, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the […]

Little bro Raptors no match for the LeBron

LeBron James had 43 points on 19-of-28 shooting, 14 assists, eight rebounds and just one turnover. TORONTO (AP) — Watching LeBron James at shootaround, Kevin Love knew something special was in store. Maybe not the fadeaway jumpers James kept making, each seemingly with a higher degree of difficulty than the last, but he was sure […]

Coach: WNBA champs Lynx still waiting for White House invite

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve says the team is still waiting for a White House invitation after winning its latest WNBA title in October. Reeve says the lack of an invite from President Donald Trump is disappointing. She noted at practice Wednesday that then-President Barack Obama contacted the Lynx immediately after they […]

Authorities: Slaying possibly linked to killing of ex-Packer

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man whose bullet-riddled body was found dumped along a rural road in Alabama apparently was killed in retaliation for the slaying of a former Green Bay Packers player, authorities said Wednesday. A statement from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department said Darryl Thomas, 21, of Center Point appeared to have been […]

Study: Diversity remains low in sports news departments

The number of jobs held by people of color and women in sports departments at newspapers and websites has improved slightly but remains low, with most positions dominated by white males, according to a study released Wednesday. The report by Central Florida’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports issued the more than 75 outlets […]

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