Just three days before hosting the world championships, USA Hockey and the women's national team reached an agreement to end a wage dispute and avoid a boycott on home ice. The four-year deal finalized Tuesday night pays players beyond the six-month Olympic period, up to $129,000 if they win Olympic
By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Several whistleblowers have approached the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) through a new program set up after revelations of rampant state-sponsored doping in Russia, WADA President Craig Reedie said on Wednesday. WADA this month launched its "Speak Up"
By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has agreed to pay NHL players' travel and insurance costs to try to lure them to the 2018 Winter Olympics but team owners have set more commercial demands, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday
Less than three years after the most humiliating loss in its proud football history, a resurgent Brazil has become the first team to qualify for the World Cup in Russia. With a convincing 3-0 victory over Paraguay on Tuesday and results going its way elsewhere in South American qualifying, the Brazilians