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Women’s soccer claim of unequal pay tossed, can argue travel

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A federal judge threw out the unequal pay claim by players on the U.S. women's national soccer team in a surprising loss for the defending World Cup champions but allowed their allegation of discriminatory working conditions to go to trial. Players led by Alex Morgan sued in March 2019, ...

NCAA’s top doctor: Testing crucial to having sports in fall

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Widespread testing for coronavirus will be crucial to having college sports in the fall — especially contact sports such as football and basketball, the NCAA's chief medical officer said Friday. Dr. Brian Hainline expressed cautious optimism that college sports could be played during the ...

NBA pushes back draft combine, draft lottery

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The NBA is delaying the draft lottery and draft combine, events scheduled for Chicago later this month. The league made the decision Friday, though it has been expected for some time. The lottery cannot occur until the regular season is completed or is declared over, because team records ...

Nascimento takes up reins as new MCC soccer coach

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Raphael Nascimento got a taste of coaching the Marshalltown Community College men’s soccer team as an assistant in the Tigers’ best season on record. He returns two years later as the head coach hoping to guide MCC back to that level. Nascimento on Thursday was announced as the ...

Ex-Mustang Fritz takes top honor at Central

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PELLA — Three-time national champion men’s track and field decathlete Will Daniels and American Rivers Conference softball pitcher of the year Mariah Fritz took the male and female athlete of the year awards to cap the Central College Student-Athlete Advisory Council’s (SAAC) Dutchies ...

SPORTS SHORTS: 53rd annual MCC Tiger Days is Sept. 4

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The Marshalltown Community College Athletic Department has announced the date for the 53rd Annual Tiger Days Golf Outing. This year’s tournament will be held on Friday, Sept. 4. Tiger Days will be held at Elmwood Country Club as a four-person best shot tournament with a shotgun start at ...

Lee shares Sullivan Award with Ionescu

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Oregon women's basketball star Sabrina Ionescu and Iowa wrestler Spencer Lee shared the Sullivan Award on Wednesday night as the country's top amateur athlete. They are the third co-winners in the 90-year history of the Amateur Athletic Union award, following Coco Miller and Kelly Miller in ...

Skeptics loom as NCAA builds guardrails around compensation

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For more than 60 years, NCAA leaders have insisted college athletes had to be amateurs and to be amateurs they could not be paid for being athletes — by anybody. That will no longer be the case. The NCAA announced Wednesday it is moving forward with a plan to allow college athletes to earn ...

MLB teams offer ticket refunds, credit for games not played

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The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox announced ticket refund policies on Wednesday for games not played through May because of the virus outbreak, with some Major League Baseball teams offering plans for cash returns and bonus credit. A day after MLB told clubs they could decide their ...

Goodell reduces salary to $0, NFL workers taking pay cuts

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Commissioner Roger Goodell has reduced his salary to $0 and other NFL employees will be taking pay cuts or furloughs due to the coronavirus pandemic. Goodell, who makes upward of $30 million a year from salaries and bonuses, voluntarily had his salary reduced this month, a person familiar ...

AP sources: MLB opening options include 3 regional divisions

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NEW YORK — Major League Baseball is exploring various options that could allow the season to start if the medical situation allows, including a plan in which the 30 teams might be split into three regional divisions. Among the formats under consideration is one in which teams could be ...

North Carolina governor OKs NASCAR race at Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR can go forward with the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway without fans in attendance at the end of May unless health conditions deteriorate in the state, the governor of North Carolina said Tuesday. Gov. Roy Cooper said he and state public health officials ...

Chiefs’ Breeland arrested in South Carolina

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YORK, S.C. — Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland was arrested on several charges Tuesday in South Carolina, including possessing marijuana or hash, driving with an open container of alcohol and resisting arrest. The 28-year-old Breeland, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was being ...

Nebraska backup QB Vedral to transfer

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska quarterback Noah Vedral has entered the transfer portal and plans to play his final two seasons at another school, an athletic department spokesman confirmed Tuesday. Vedral has been backup to Adrian Martinez for two years and will be a junior in the fall. He ...

NBA pushes back plan to reopen facilities

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MIAMI — The NBA has pushed back the possible reopening date of some team practice facilities for at least a week until May 8 at the earliest, saying Monday the extra time was needed in part to make sure player training options would be safe and controlled in an effort to try to mitigate the ...

New Rangers park among possible MLB ideas for season start

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North Texas has more to offer than just the new Rangers ballpark should MLB decide to start the pandemic-delayed 2020 baseball season with teams grouped together in different regions. Among the different plans looked at by Major League Baseball is to use Texas as a mid-American ...

USA Swimming unveils tentative schedule

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USA Swimming is planning a return to the pool. Though, no one is quite sure how it will all play out during the coronavirus pandemic. The national governing body unveiled a tentative schedule Monday that begins with a series of regional events in August before a national lineup of meets ...

Tulane basketball player charged with murder

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MCDONOUGH, Ga. — A Tulane University basketball player who recently declared for the NBA draft is charged with murder and other counts in a Georgia slaying. Teshaun Hightower, who led the Green Wave in scoring last season, was booked into jail Saturday on multiple charges, including murder ...

NFL draft averages record 8.4M viewers across 3 days

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Seth Markman was just as nervous as NFL coaches and general managers about the unknown factors involved with a virtual draft. But the ESPN executive producer said he was overwhelmed with how everything came together over the three days. It also ended up being must-see TV as the first ...

AP source: Saints, Winston in ‘advanced’ negotiations

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NEW ORLEANS — The Saints and quarterback Jameis Winston are working on a contract proposal to make the former Buccaneers starter a backup to Drew Brees in New Orleans, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. Winston and the Saints are in "advanced" talks, the person ...