Labor issues

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2019, file photo, Kyle Larson sits in his car before the final practice for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. Kyle Larson was fired Tuesday, April 14, 2020, by Chip Ganassi Racing, a day after nearly every one of his sponsors dropped the star driver for using a racial slur during a live stream of a virtual race. Larson, in his seventh Cup season with Ganassi and considered the top free agent in NASCAR mere weeks ago, is now stunningly out of a job in what could ultimately be an eight-figure blunder by the star. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley, File)
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April 14, 2020 - 3:52 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As sponsor after sponsor dropped Kyle Larson after he used a racial slur during a live-streamed virtual race, his NASCAR team owner was backed into a corner. Chip Ganassi could let McDonald's and Credit One Bank and Chevrolet pull their funding and bankrupt his team or he...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020, file photo, Kyle Larson gets ready to climb into his car to practice for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Kyle Larson used a racial slur on a live stream Sunday. April 12, 2020, during a virtual race — the second driver in a week to draw scrutiny while using the online racing platform to fill time during the coronavirus pandemic.(AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
April 13, 2020 - 6:22 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson's racial slur cost him his two primary NASCAR supporters. It likely will cost him his job soon. McDonald's and Credit One Bank ended their sponsorship of Larson on Monday, a day after he used the N-word during a live stream of a virtual race. The decision came...
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FILE - In this Dc. 18, 2017 file photo, former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant talks during a news conference in Los Angeles. Bryant and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headlined a nine-person group announced Saturday, April 4, 2020, as this year’s class of enshrinees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. They all got into the Hall in their first year of eligibility, as did WNBA great Tamika Catchings. Two-time NBA champion coach Rudy Tomjanovich, longtime Baylor women’s coach Kim Mulkey, 1,000-game winner Barbara Stevens of Bentley and three-time Final Four coach Eddie Sutton were selected. So was former FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
April 08, 2020 - 11:07 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka is drawing inspiration from his friendship with Kobe Bryant as he navigates the coronavirus pandemic. Pelinka was Bryant’s longtime agent before he took over the...
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April 07, 2020 - 4:49 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The Qatari government said Tuesday it has implemented widespread measures to protect immigrant workers from the coronavirus, after a German documentary highlighted that ongoing construction of World Cup infrastructure raised the risk of infections. The government said in a statement...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 11, 2015 file photo, Bayern fans wave flags and scarfs before their Champions League soccer match against Shakhtar Donetsk in Munich, southern Germany. Even though the protests have stopped amid the coronavirus outbreak, many Bayern Munich fans are still pushing for their club to take its Qatari sponsor to task for human rights abuses in the country. Bayern is sponsored by state-owned carrier Qatar Airways and has been holding mid-season training camps in the Persian Gulf country since 2011.(AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson, file)
March 27, 2020 - 12:03 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Even though the protests have stopped amid the coronavirus outbreak, many Bayern Munich fans are still pushing for their club to take its Qatari sponsor to task for human rights abuses in the country. Bayern is sponsored by state-owned carrier Qatar Airways and has been holding mid-...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2003, file photo, Will Wilson, then-marketing director for NFL Mexico, speaks at a press conference in Houston. Wilson, the head of the NFL division of the Wasserman Media Group and the uncle of former Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck, was hired Monday, March 23, 2020, as chief executive officer of the troubled U.S. Soccer Federation. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)
March 23, 2020 - 4:43 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Will Wilson, co-head of the NFL division of a sports representation agency and the uncle of former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, was hired Monday as chief executive officer of the troubled U.S. Soccer Federation. He starts work March 30 and will fill a job that had been...
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A young United States fan holds up a sign advocating for equal pay for women's soccer players after the United States defeated Japan in a SheBelieves Cup women's soccer match, Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
March 12, 2020 - 12:32 pm
The U.S. Soccer Federation apologized after it contended in court documents that women on its national team had lesser responsibilities and physical abilities than their male counterparts, an assertion that drew widespread criticism and sparked a player protest. The statement from USSF President...
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March 10, 2020 - 4:02 pm
The deadline for applying franchise and transition tags to free agents has been moved from Thursday to Monday by the league and players' union. With the NFL Players Association's members still voting on a new labor agreement the owners already have approved — that deadline was extended by two days...
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Eric Winston, president of the NFL Players Association, speaks at the annual state of the NFLPA press conference, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla. The San Francisco 49ers will face the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
March 09, 2020 - 6:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL players' union extended the deadline by two days for its members to vote on a new labor agreement with the league. Ballots from some 2,500 members now are due at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Saturday. The NFL Players Association gave no reason for the extension, though reaching so many...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) hands off to running back Tevin Coleman (26) during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Minnesota Vikings at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The current collective bargaining agreement expires in March 2021, but NFL owners are eager to get a new contract in place as soon as possible. That would enable them to begin looking toward new, lucrative broadcast deals, with a decade of labor peace assured. But the players don't appear to be in a rush to approve the new agreement that is the result of 10 months of negotiations between the sides. Indeed, several player reps last Friday night were adamant that more negotiating is needed. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
February 26, 2020 - 1:34 am
The NFL moved closer to labor peace for another decade early Wednesday when player representatives voted to send a new deal already approved by the owners to the full union membership. A simple majority of some 2,000 players must accept the agreement for it to go into effect this year. After nearly...
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