Labor issues

Cleveland Indians pitcher Kyle Dowdy, front, fields a grounder as pitchers Carlos Carrasco, left, Shane Bieber, middle, and Logan Allen, right, look on during spring training baseball workouts for pitchers and catchers Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
February 14, 2020 - 5:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is raising the minimum salary for minor league players in 2021, according to a memo sent Friday from the commissioner’s office to all 30 teams and obtained by The Associated Press. Two years after successfully lobbying Congress to exempt minor leaguers from...
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January 17, 2020 - 4:55 am
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich fans fed up with the club’s longstanding links with Qatar organized a meeting to discuss the club's lack of response to allegations of human rights abuses in the country. Around 150 fans packed into a room in Munich’s EineWeltHaus (One World House) on Thursday to hear a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2019 file photo Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Trevor Bauer reacts after walking San Diego Padres' Josh Naylor in the first inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati. Bauer sent a series of tweets during the weekend, starting with a jab about Major League Baseball's threat to cut ties with minor league affiliates. Bauer followed up with: “At least Rob Manfred is trying to ruin baseball at all levels and isn't discriminating.” MLB had no immediate comment to Bauer's remarks, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. Manfred recently said MLB was pushing ahead with a rules change for 2020 that requires pitchers to face at least three batters or finish a half-inning. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
January 10, 2020 - 5:13 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevor Bauer agreed to a $17.5 million, one-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds on Friday, bypassing salary arbitration after the All-Star pitcher had a contentious hearing with Cleveland last offseason. Bauer, acquired from the Indians in July, relished beating Cleveland in...
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January 08, 2020 - 11:17 am
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials at Boise State University in Idaho have placed the college's assistant women's basketball coach on administrative leave after discovering he faces a lawsuit alleging sexual abuse and harassment of a player at his previous job. Assistant coach Cody Butler was sued in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
December 31, 2019 - 8:43 pm
A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president. This year saw the deaths of people who...
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December 26, 2019 - 1:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA and the players' union announced Thursday that they have agreed to extend their labor agreement for two weeks as they continue to negotiate a new one. The current collective bargaining agreement was reached in 2014. It was supposed to run through the 2021 season, but the...
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File-This 1968 file photo shows St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Curt Flood. Flood set off the free-agent revolution 50 years ago Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, with a 128-word letter to baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, two paragraphs that pretty much ended the career of a World Series champion regarded as among the sport's stars but united a union behind his cause. (AP Photo/File)
December 24, 2019 - 5:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Curt Flood set off the free-agent revolution 50 years ago Tuesday with a 128-word letter to baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, two paragraphs that pretty much ended the career of a World Series champion regarded as among the sport's stars but united a union behind his cause. St...
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From left, Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma and Fikayo Tomori celebrate their side's 2-0 win at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)
December 23, 2019 - 7:49 pm
LONDON (AP) — When FIFA asked every competition to enforce a three-step procedure in response to racism at matches, the English Premier League did not follow the advice. That disregard of the protocols set out by FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura in a July letter to every national association...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2012, file photo, Anaheim Ducks' Sheldon Brookbank, left, checks Calgary Flames' Akim Aliu, a Nigerian-born Canadian, during third period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alberta. Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving said the team is looking into an accusation that head coach Bill Peters directed racial slurs toward a Nigerian-born hockey player a decade ago in the minor leagues, then arranged for the player’s demotion when he complained. Akim Aliu tweeted Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, that Peters “dropped the N bomb several times towards me in the dressing room in my rookie year because he didn’t like my choice of music.” (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh, File)
December 22, 2019 - 8:33 am
VAUGHAN, Ontario (AP) — There was no breaking point or seminal moment that prompted Akim Aliu to post two tweets less than a minute apart that would rock the NHL in a matter of hours. Aliu was scrolling through the timeline on his phone when he saw a report of how just-fired Toronto Maple Leafs...
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Flamengo's Gabriel Barbosa celebrates with Flamengo fans end of the Club World Cup semifinal soccer match between Flamengo and Al Hilal at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar).
December 20, 2019 - 5:28 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Cut-price beer being downed in a field. Roadside walls being urinated against. Drum-beating passengers leading chants through the metro. Qatar has taken on a new, very unfamiliar guise this week for a Muslim state that adheres to a strictly conservative religious code. This...
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