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NCAA expects massive changes

Iowa State has already scrapped plans for a new wrestling facility. Texas A&M laid off a dozen or so athletic staffers. That could be the tip of the iceberg when millions in college revenue starts going directly to the athletes and away from escalating coaching salaries, facilities and ...

Adams among 12 players at US training

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — U.S. captain Tyler Adams, coming off a season at Bournemouth limited by injuries, was among 12 players who started training with the U.S. on Wednesday ahead of the Copa America. The 25-year-old defensive midfielder played just one club match from March 2023 until this ...

In Brief: Major leaguers praise inclusion

CHICAGO (AP) — Baseball players and fans alike are learning more about the Negro Leagues after the statistics for more than 2,300 players — historic figures like Josh Gibson, Oscar Charleston, Satchel Paige and Mule Suttles — were incorporated into the major league record book following a ...

Josh Gibson becomes MLB career and season batting leader

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Gibson became Major League Baseball’s career leader with a .372 batting average, surpassing Ty Cobb’s .367, when Negro Leagues records for more than 2,300 players were incorporated Tuesday after a three-year research project. Gibson’s .466 average for the 1943 ...

Hayes conducts 1st practice with US women’s soccer

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The directions called out by U.S. women’s soccer coach Emma Hayes carried throughout the field as her team went through drills Tuesday in their first practice together. It’s a new voice. A new way. But same lofty standards. Hayes and the squad are trying to ...