Diversity in sports

FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, the United States Women’s National Team celebrates with the trophy after they defeated Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. People with knowledge of FIFA’s finances told The Associated Press that in the four-year period covering the 2018 World Cup, FIFA’s reserves soared to $2.74 billion and revenue rose to $6.4 billion, but it also underscores the glaring disparity between men and women’s soccer. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
March 07, 2019 - 3:58 am
LONDON (AP) — When world soccer executives receive FIFA's annual report this year, they will see that $753,000 is funding a women's league in Colombia, $588,197 is helping female players in New Zealand and girls in Botswana are benefiting from $341,600. That's merely a snapshot of the $270.3...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, the United States Women’s National Team celebrates with the trophy after they defeated Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. People with knowledge of FIFA’s finances told The Associated Press that in the four-year period covering the 2018 World Cup, FIFA’s reserves soared to $2.74 billion and revenue rose to $6.4 billion, but it also underscores the glaring disparity between men and women’s soccer. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
March 06, 2019 - 8:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — When world soccer executives receive FIFA's annual report this year, they will see that $753,000 is funding a women's league in Colombia, $588,197 is helping female players in New Zealand and girls in Botswana are benefiting from $341,600. That's merely a snapshot of the $270.3...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino meets the journalists during a press conference at the end of an executive committee meeting in Rome, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 06, 2019 - 2:28 am
LONDON (AP) — FIFA's cash reserves soared to a record $2.74 billion and revenue climbed to $6.4 billion in the four-year period covering the 2018 World Cup, The Associated Press has learned. The robust financial results suggest FIFA has weathered the deepest crisis in its history, which erupted in...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino meets the journalists during a press conference at the end of an executive committee meeting in Rome, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 06, 2019 - 12:02 am
LONDON (AP) — FIFA's cash reserves soared to a record $2.74 billion and revenue climbed to $6.4 billion in the four-year period covering the 2018 World Cup, The Associated Press has learned. The robust financial results suggest FIFA has weathered the deepest crisis in its history, which erupted in...
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February 14, 2019 - 9:24 am
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A discrimination and retaliation award is growing for a former women's hockey coach who sued the University of Minnesota Duluth. A federal judge granted a motion Wednesday to award Shannon Miller an additional $460,000 in pay and future benefits. That brings the total award to...
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In this Jan. 31, 2019 photo, 12-year-old Candelabra Villegas poses for a photo wearingLionel Messi's national team jersey, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. "Women are always recognized as less, and we are much more, we are stronger than them and we can achieve much more," said Villegas. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
February 07, 2019 - 12:28 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Almost 90 years after men's soccer turned professional in Argentina, the women's game is still being played by amateur athletes who get little to no money for their work on the field. Macarena Sanchez wants to change that — now. The 27-year-old Sanchez is taking legal...
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Winnipeg Jets' Adam Lowry (17) chases Columbus Blue Jackets' Seth Jones (3) around the net during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 01, 2019 - 8:58 am
The NHL will celebrate Black History Month for the first time, shifting its focus in February from its wide-ranging "Hockey Is For Everyone" campaign to emphasize racial diversity in the sport. The league and NHL Players' Association will announce the joint initiative Friday morning. It includes a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores watches his team warm up before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Foxborough, Mass. The Miami Dolphins have called a news conference for Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, and are expected to introduce Brian Flores as their coach less than 24 hours after he helped the New England Patriots win the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
January 30, 2019 - 9:36 am
After all the points were piled up in the second-highest scoring season in NFL history, the popular prototype for a head coach became predictably clear. Teams on the annual coaching carousel this winter searched for their own version of prodigy Sean McVay, the creative play caller and quarterback...
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Someone records New England Patriots' Tom Brady talking during Opening Night for the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
January 28, 2019 - 10:10 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta (all times EST): 10:10 p.m. The New England Patriots' practice home this week is Georgia Tech. That's not easy to take for Patriots center David Andrews, a former Georgia standout. "I'm behind enemy lines right now," Andrews said Monday night...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2018, file photo, entertainer Jermaine Dupri is shown during an interview in New York. Big-name entertainers believe social injustice needs to be addressed during the Super Bowl and are ensuring the topic that ignited a political firestorm and engulfed the NFL will be in the spotlight. Dupri says he was called a “sellout” during a meeting with people who had lost family members as result of police brutality. The music mogul plans to give mothers a platform to speak onstage during his Super Bowl Live event in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Carucci, File)
January 25, 2019 - 8:18 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Some entertainers believe social injustice needs to be addressed during the Super Bowl and are ensuring the topic that ignited a political firestorm, engulfing the NFL, will be in the spotlight. They passionately disagree on how. Some will perform in Super Bowl-related events while...
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