US Soccer and women’s national team agree on new contract

FILE – In this July 5, 2015, file photo, the United States Women’s National Team celebrates with the trophy after they beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The U.S. Soccer Federation and the...

Women to run apart from men in Tehran’s first marathon

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Two days before what has been described as Tehran’s first international marathon, a top Iranian sports official cannot confirm whether Americans will participate and says women will be forced to run separately from men. The website for...

Women’s national team and US Soccer intensify talks

Talks between the U.S. women’s national team players and the U.S. Soccer Federation intensified over the weekend in the ongoing effort to reach a deal on a new contract. The latest negotiations come on the heels of an agreement between USA Hockey and its women’s...

Ahead of first Iran marathon, unclear if Americans joining

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tehran is to hold its first international marathon but two days ahead of the expected race, Iran’s Track and Field Federation chief cannot confirm whether Americans will participate. The official, Majid Keyhani, says there is no ban on any...

LEADING OFF: Sale makes Boston debut; Bartolo back in Citi

FILE – In this March 21, 2017, file photo, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws during the team’s spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees in Tampa, Fla. Sale makes his much-anticipated Boston debut when the Red Sox host Pittsburgh at...

Almora’s catch aids Arrieta in Cubs 2-1 win at St. Louis

A fan watches as Chicago Cubs center fielder Albert Almora Jr. leaps to catch a ball at the wall hit by St. Louis Cardinals’ Matt Adams for an out during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) ST. LOUIS (AP)...

Arrieta, Cubs rebound with 2-1 win over St. Louis

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) ST. LOUIS (AP) — Albert Almora Jr. robbed Matt Adams of a home run and Javier Baez...

Westbrook ties triple-double mark; Thunder top Bucks 110-79

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) waves to the crowd after tying the record for triple-doubles in a season in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) OKLAHOMA CITY...

Bruins clinch playoff berth with 4-0 win over Lightning

Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) is congratulated by Torey Krug after his goal off Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The Bruins defeated the Lightning 4-0.(AP Photo/Charles...

North Carolina returns home to celebrate 6th NCAA title

Coach Roy Williams addresses the crowd as North Carolina basketball players and coaches greet fans in Chapel Hill, N.C., Tuesday, April 4, 2017 following Monday’s win over Gonzaga in the NCAA college basketball championship. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP)...