As gap narrows, MLB proposes reopening deal after 2024

NEW YORK — As negotiators for locked-out players took steps toward Major League Baseball on Wednesday, management gave the union a new option that… Read more

Rodgers reportedly agrees to stay with Packers next season

GREEN BAY, Wis.  — Aaron Rodgers is planning to come back to the Green Bay Packers for an 18th season, a move that keeps the reigning MVP off the trade… Read more

As planet warms, less ice covering North American lakes

GRAND LAKE, Colorado — With a backdrop of mountain vistas and a rink of natural ice, the annual ice hockey tournament at Grand Lake offers a picturesque… Read more

Behind China’s Olympics, the saga of a chained woman unfolds

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The post, on China’s Weibo social platform, resembled many others posted by official media during these Olympics — an ode to freestyle… Read more

Remote school makes academic, Olympic juggling act easier

BEIJING  — Here’s one thing the pandemic has made easier for the young stars of the Beijing Olympics: juggling the demands of elite athletic competition… Read more

Panel denies US skaters’ appeal to get Olympic silver medals

BEIJING  — Arbitrators have rejected a last-ditch request by American figure skaters to have their silver medals awarded before the end of the Olympics.

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Flores hired to Steelers staff; lawsuit against NFL proceeds

PITTSBURGH  — Brian Flores is back in the NFL.

The Pittsburgh Steelers hired the former Miami Dolphins coach on Saturday to serve as a senior… Read more

Lindholm, Flames beat Kraken 2-1 for 9th straight win

CALGARY, Alberta — Elias Lindholm scored for the seventh straight game and the Calgary Flames beat the Seattle Kraken 2-1 Saturday night for their… Read more

Olympic mascots: Creative, cartoonish, at times contentious

BEIJING — The panda mascot of the Beijing Games has been a huge success here in the Chinese capital, where fans have lined up for hours to buy plush… Read more