APNewsBreak: Commish: 1 women’s hockey league ‘inevitable’

Players want a single North American women’s professional hockey league. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman does, too. And now National Women’s Hockey League founder and Commissioner Dani Rylan is on record saying she is working toward that objective. “One league is inevitable,” Rylan wrote in an email to The Associated Press, her strongest statement regarding a … Continue reading APNewsBreak: Commish: 1 women’s hockey league ‘inevitable’

All current US champions to compete at Skate America

For the season following an Olympics, when the world’s best figure skaters tend to take a break, Skate America certainly is packed with top U.S. competitors. The six-event Grand Prix series begins in Everett, Washington, on Friday with all six American champions in action: world gold medalist Nathan Chen, U.S. women’s champ Bradie Tennell, ice … Continue reading All current US champions to compete at Skate America

NEW YORK | Canelo Alvarez inks 11-bout deal with streaming service DAZN

NEW YORK — Canelo Alvarez has signed an 11-fight deal to have his fights shown on the sports-streaming service DAZN, beginning with his next bout. Alvarez will move up in weight to challenge WBA super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding on Dec. 15 at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Golden Boy Promotions said Wednesday that Alvarez’s … Continue reading NEW YORK | Canelo Alvarez inks 11-bout deal with streaming service DAZN

NEW YORK | NFL officiating not a hot topic in formal owners meetings

NEW YORK — NFL officiating was not a hot topic in the formal owners meetings that ended Wednesday, Commissioner Roger Goodell noted. “There was talk on several occasions in the context of what the competition committee is looking to propose and implement and how to adjust to those rules,” Goodell said. But there were no … Continue reading NEW YORK | NFL officiating not a hot topic in formal owners meetings

Smith, Carlos set fear aside as they raised their fists

Tommie Smith and John Carlos insist fear was not a factor in their thinking when they reached the medals stand at the Mexico City Olympics. The sprinters, discussing their black-gloved protest at the 1968 Games, said the threats they had received in the lead-up to the Olympics, to say nothing of what they’d experienced growing … Continue reading Smith, Carlos set fear aside as they raised their fists

DAVIE, Fla. | AP sources: NFL looking into Tannehill injury

DAVIE, Fla. — Two people with knowledge of the situation say the NFL is looking into how the Miami Dolphins reported quarterback Ryan Tannehill shoulder problem on injury reports last week. The people confirmed the NFL’s interest in the matter to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the league wasn’t commenting. It’s … Continue reading DAVIE, Fla. | AP sources: NFL looking into Tannehill injury

CLEVELAND | AP Sources: Astros sent second person to get near Indians

CLEVELAND  — Two people familiar with the situation say the Houston Astros attempted to get a second person next to Cleveland’s dugout during Game 3 of the AL Division Series after another man was removed earlier by security for taking pictures with his cellphone. The second person tried to gain access to the field photographer’s … Continue reading CLEVELAND | AP Sources: Astros sent second person to get near Indians

WEST VIRGINIA News: MARTINSBURG, Fourteen indicted on drug distribution and firearms charges

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Fourteen West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia residents are facing multiple drug and firearms charges after being indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in Wheeling on October 3, 2018, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. The 28-count indictment alleges a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Mineral, Hardy, Hampshire Counties, and elsewhere … Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA News: MARTINSBURG, Fourteen indicted on drug distribution and firearms charges