• USA Hockey, women reach agreement; seek growth for sport
    The Associated Press1 hour ago

    USA Hockey, women reach agreement; seek growth for sport

    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

  • Doping: More whistleblowers are talking to WADA, says Reedie
    Reuters3 hours ago

    Doping: More whistleblowers are talking to WADA, says Reedie

    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"

  • Exclusive: Federation to cover NHL costs at 2018 Winter Games - IOC
    Reuters3 hours ago

    Exclusive: Federation to cover NHL costs at 2018 Winter Games - IOC

    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

  • Motivated Brazil becomes 1st to qualify for 2018 World Cup
    The Associated Press5 hours ago

    Motivated Brazil becomes 1st to qualify for 2018 World Cup

    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