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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 file photo, men work on the construction site of the Ras Abu Aboud stadium, backdropped by the city skyline in Doha, Qatar. A FIFA feasibility study concluded the 2022 World Cup can expand to 48 teams by using at least one of Qatar's neighbors as an additional host, and found there is a low legal risk to changing the format and an additional $400 million in revenue could be generated The Associated Press obtained a copy of the 81-page report on Monday, March 11, 2019 that assesses the political, logistical and legal issues surrounding adding 16 teams _ a significant change to the format more than eight years after Qatar won the hosting rights. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
March 12, 2019 - 1:46 am
LONDON (AP) — A FIFA feasibility study concluded the 2022 World Cup can expand to 48 teams by using at least one of Qatar's neighbors as an additional host, and found there is a low legal risk to changing the format and an additional $400 million in revenue could be generated. The Associated Press...
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United States' Tobin Heath, second from right, is congratulated on her goal by Mallory Pugh (11), Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan (13) during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Brazil Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
March 11, 2019 - 3:12 am
While Serena Williams admittedly doesn't follow soccer, the U.S. women's national team caught her attention with its lawsuit seeking equitable pay. The players accuse the U.S. Soccer Federation of "institutionalized gender discrimination" that includes unequal pay with their counterparts on the men...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 1966, file photo, NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle, left, announces that New Orleans has been awarded the league's 16th franchise during a news conference in New Orleans. Under Rozelle, there were two strikes and three other work stoppages, though only the strikes affected the regular season. And, to be fair, Rozelle was not involved in negotiations with the union, then led by Ed Garvey; the NFL’s management council had full authority. (AP Photo, File)
March 10, 2019 - 1:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lombardi Trophy. TV contracts. New stadiums. Huge profits. Those are some two-word phrases that mean the most to NFL owners. Another that should be listed: labor peace. That has not been an easily attained objective, particularly since the NFL Players Association was created in 1956...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints' Tommylee Lewis during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game in New Orleans. NFL teams have proposed major changes to replay and overtime after a season of consistent criticism of officiating and which plays can be challenged or automatically reviewed. The competition committee will present teams' proposals and some of its own to the 32 owners at the league meetings March 24-27. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
March 09, 2019 - 1:28 pm
NFL teams proposed major changes to replay and overtime on Saturday after a season of consistent criticism of officiating and which plays can be challenged or automatically reviewed. Among the proposals teams have made to the league's competition committee are an increase in the number of plays...
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The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees stand for their national anthems before a spring training baseball game, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 08, 2019 - 3:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees are buying back the YES Network, partnering with Amazon in a deal that will give the company the right to stream games in the team's broadcast territory. The deal for the team's parent company to purchase 80 percent of the network from The Walt Disney Co. values...
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March 08, 2019 - 1:42 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A photo published Friday in the Miami Herald shows the founder and one-time owner of a spa implicated in a human-trafficking ring attended President Donald Trump's Super Bowl watch party at his West Palm Beach country club in February. While the New England Patriots played the Los...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell greets Dartmouth strength and conditioning intern Tessa Grossman and other participants, including Bear Lake High School offensive coordinator Sam Mullet, right wearing glasses, at the NFL Women's Forum held in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)
March 08, 2019 - 2:45 am
Sam Mullet sat at a table during a lunch break at the NFL combine in Indianapolis, where she was attending the Women's Careers In Football Forum conducted by the league. In walked Roger Goodell, who sat down at Mullet's table and began chatting with several women, including Mullet, a high school...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2017, file photo, the lineups are displayed in the visitor's dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves in Miami. Major league teams this season must notify the commissioner’s office of their starting lineups before they are announced at stadiums. The decision Thursday, March 7, 2019, comes in response to the Supreme Court ruling that has led to more widespread legal gambling. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
March 07, 2019 - 1:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major league teams this season must notify the commissioner's office of their starting lineups before they are announced at stadiums. The decision Thursday comes in response to the Supreme Court ruling that has led to more widespread legal gambling. Through last season, clubs...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, the United States Women’s National Team celebrates with the trophy after they defeated Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. People with knowledge of FIFA’s finances told The Associated Press that in the four-year period covering the 2018 World Cup, FIFA’s reserves soared to $2.74 billion and revenue rose to $6.4 billion, but it also underscores the glaring disparity between men and women’s soccer. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
March 07, 2019 - 3:58 am
LONDON (AP) — When world soccer executives receive FIFA's annual report this year, they will see that $753,000 is funding a women's league in Colombia, $588,197 is helping female players in New Zealand and girls in Botswana are benefiting from $341,600. That's merely a snapshot of the $270.3...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, the United States Women’s National Team celebrates with the trophy after they defeated Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. People with knowledge of FIFA’s finances told The Associated Press that in the four-year period covering the 2018 World Cup, FIFA’s reserves soared to $2.74 billion and revenue rose to $6.4 billion, but it also underscores the glaring disparity between men and women’s soccer. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
March 06, 2019 - 8:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — When world soccer executives receive FIFA's annual report this year, they will see that $753,000 is funding a women's league in Colombia, $588,197 is helping female players in New Zealand and girls in Botswana are benefiting from $341,600. That's merely a snapshot of the $270.3...
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