Los Angeles Times

U.S. Soccer offer equal for women

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The U.S. Soccer Federation said it offered identical contract proposals to the players’ associatio­ns for the men’s and women’s national teams, and the governing body said it would refuse to agree to a deal in which World Cup prize money is not equalized.

The unions for the men and women are separate. Under federal labor law, they have no obligation to bargain jointly or to agree to similar terms.

The men’s contract expired in December 2018. The women’s agreement runs through this December.

Retired Brazilian soccer star Pele was moved out of intensive care as he continues to recover from surgery to remove a tumor from his colon.

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert will undergo season-ending surgery on his knee after getting injured in the season opener . ... The Denver Broncos placed wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (high right ankle sprain) on injured reserve along with free-agent acquisitio­n cornerback Ronald Darby (hamstring) . ... Raekwon Davis (knee) was placed on injured reserve by the Miami Dolphins, meaning the defensive tackle will miss at least three games . ... Six unidentifi­ed members of the New Orleans Saints coaching staff, a player and a nutritioni­st tested positive for COVID-19, two people familiar with the situation said . ... The Tennessee Titans have another new kicker, signing Randy

Bullock off their practice squad, and safety Amani Hooker becomes the latest starter on injured reserve . ... The Buffalo Bills joined the Las Vegas Raiders as the only NFL teams to require proof of vaccinatio­n against COVID-19 for all fans over the age of 12.

The NBA told its teams that it is going ahead with a plan in which those who are fully vaccinated against the coronaviru­s will not need to submit to regular testing. Those who are unvaccinat­ed, however, will undergo rigorous testing — one test on practice or travel days, and at least one test on game days.

Forward Aaron Gordon and the Denver Nuggets agreed on a four-year, $92-million contract extension . ... The Indiana Pacers lost backup point guard Edmond Sumner indefinite­ly because of a torn left Achilles tendon.

Nan Wooden, the daughter of late UCLA basketball coach John Wooden and a fixture at the Bruins games for years, died. She was 87 . ... Gene Littles, a former coach of the Charlotte Hornets who was the all-time leading scorer in High Point University men’s basketball history, died. He was 78 . ... Former Boston Bruins center Fred Stanfield, the mildmanner­ed sidekick to Bobby Orr on the high-scoring teams of the early 1970s, died Monday. He was 77 . .... Yuriy Sedykh, a two-time Olympic champion in the hammer throw whose world record from 1986 still stands, died following a heart attack. He was 66.

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