3 players quit Argentina women’s team in dispute over pay and conditions

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Three players quit Argentina’s women’s squad on Monday in a dispute over not being paid and conditions at a camp ahead of two friendlies. Goalkeeper Laurina Oliveiros, defender Julieta Cruz and midfielder Lorena Benítez, all regular starters, walked out. “We reached a point in which we are tired of the injustices, … Read more

EA Sports College Football 25 comes out on July 19. Edwards, Ewers, Hunter are on standard cover

EA Sports revealed a release date of the College Football 25 video game on Thursday and a cover image that features Michigan running back Donovan Edwards, Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers and Colorado two-way player Travis Hunter. The game will launch July 19 for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X’S. The video-game developer unveiled the standard … Read more

Avs forward Valeri Nichushkin suspended for at least 6 months an hour before Game 4 against Stars

DENVER — Colorado Avalanche forward Valeri Nichushkin was suspended for at least six months without pay and placed in stage 3 of the league’s player assistance program before Game 4 on Monday night of a second-round series with Dallas. The National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players’ Association announced the news about an hour … Read more

After appearing on red carpet at Met Gala, Nelly Korda goes for a sixth straight win on LPGA Tour

CLIFTON, N.J. — Things are going well for Nelly Korda these days, that’s for sure. The 25-year-old has won a record-tying five straight tournament starts. She has the No. 1 ranking in the world, along with the 2024 lead in earnings, scoring average and points for the player of the year award. And on top … Read more

Say hello (again) to EA Sports College Football. The beloved video-game behemoth is back

In a Michigan basement decked out in maize and blue, a father sat with his son. They’d bond over a video game. One with a story mode that would transport the 7-year-old into a college dorm room, where letters from fans filled his mailbox, the campus newspaper teased a championship and a list of Heisman … Read more

This year’s NFL draft has lowest number of early entrants since 2011. That trend figures to continue

The lure of starting a pro career early apparently isn’t quite as tempting for underclassmen now as it was in the days before college stars could profit off their name, image and likeness. This month’s draft features 58 early entrants, the lowest number of players to enter the draft with college eligibility remaining since 2011. … Read more

Final Four, football, fencing? College athlete salaries will deeply impact future US Olympic hopes

GLENDALE, Ariz. — GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — At the Final Four this week, they will play for a trophy and the right to cut down the nets. Also at stake: Olympic gold medals. In one of the increasingly urgent peculiarities of big-time college sports, the financial fates of college basketball players and their brethren will … Read more

Netflix’s recent forays into live sports programming not expected to create any big waves soon

After being on the sidelines, Netflix has started dipping into live sports. Over the past few months, the streaming giant has aired exhibition events in golf and tennis. It is also slated to air the July 20 bout between Mike Tyson and Jake Paul. Beginning next year, Netflix will start carrying World Wrestling Entertainment’s flagship … Read more

EA Sports College Football 25 to block gamers from manually adding players who reject NIL opt-in

Gamers will be blocked from manually adding players to EA Sports’ new college football game who decide not to accept an offer to have their name, image and likeness used in it, the video-game developer said Thursday. EA Sports revealed the safeguard in its announcement that it has begun reaching out to athletes to pay … Read more

NCAA spent years fighting losing battles and left itself helpless to defend legal challenges

Years of fighting losing battles have left the NCAA almost helpless to defend itself. The legal pile-on against the largest governing body for college sports in the Unites States continued Wednesday when attorneys general from Tennessee and Virginia filed an antitrust lawsuit that seeks to throw out the few rules the NCAA has to regulate … Read more