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EXPLAINER: What's at stake as World Cup qualifying resumes

The eight stadiums are ready in Qatar and World Cup tickets have been on sale for a week. Now the mission to snap up remaining tournament slots resumes. With qualifying disrupted by ...

Cold play: Hats, gloves, long pants for US WCup qualifier

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Christian Pulisic and his teammates wore long pants and gloves as training began in 19 degree weather. Staff shoveled snow off the field while American players “warmed" up. ...

MLB drops arbitration cuts after union holds on free agents

Major League Baseball withdrew its plan for more limited salary arbitration on Tuesday, a day after the union withdrew its demand for greater free agent eligibility. In the second st...

MLB players withdraw free agency shift as labor talks resume

NEW YORK (AP) — Locked-out Major League Baseball players removed the first of three major obstacles to a labor contract, withdrawing their proposal for more liberalized free agency when the sides met ...

Morris, Weah, Dest, Zardes on US roster for WCup qualifiers

NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Morris, Tim Weah, Sergiño Dest and Gyasi Zardes returned from injuries to make the U.S. roster ahead of the next three World Cup qualifiers. Gio Reyna and Aaro...

MLB's snail-paced lockout talks to resume with union offer

NEW YORK (AP) — Locked out baseball players plan to make a counteroffer to management on Monday, 11 days after clubs gave the union a proposal when the snail-paced negotiations resumed following a 42-...

Chilly Ohio qualifier nears 'high risk' for USSF guidelines

A kickoff temperature of about 25 degrees is forecast for the United States’ World Cup qualifier against El Salvador at Columbus, Ohio, on Jan. 27, with a wind chill index approaching what the U.S. So...

Aaron Long works to rejoin US lineup after torn Achilles

Aaron Long thought back to the aftermath of May 15, when he landed awkwardly during an aerial challenge in the New York Red Bulls’ game at Philadelphia. Two days later, he had surger...

MLB talks resume after 42-day gap, little progress evident

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball labor talks to end the lockout resumed Thursday for the first time in 1 1/2 months with little evident progress during a bargaining session that lasted about an hour, jeopardi...

AP source: MLB labor talks to resume after 42-day break

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players' association are scheduled to meet Thursday, ending a 42-day break in negotiations that began when management started a lockout, the sport's firs...

US women, men have not committed to single pay structure

The unions for the U.S. women’s and men’s national teams have not committed to agreeing to a single pay structure proposed by the U.S. Soccer Federation, the head of the federation said in a letter to...

Mälkki could be 1st woman music director of NY Philharmonic

NEW YORK (AP) — Her arms at her side against her glimmering, long black jacket and her blond hair pulled into a ponytail, Susanna Mälkki soaked in several minutes of applause after a thrilling Carnegi...

Reyna, Weah uncertain for US World Cup qualifiers

Midfielder Gio Reyna and forward Tim Weah remain uncertain for the United States' next three World Cup qualifiers, which start Jan. 27 with a match against El Salvador at Columbus, Ohio. ...

AP source: Mets hiring hitting coach Chávez away from Yanks

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets are set to hire Eric Chávez as hitting coach, luring him away from the crosstown Yankees as the team begins to put together a staff under new manager Buck Showalter. ...

Ex-US Soccer president running again 2 years after quitting

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Cordeiro is running to regain his job as U.S. Soccer Federation president, two years after he quit amid a backlash to the group’s lawyers filing legal papers claiming the women’...