WOMEN’S SOCCER-EQUAL PAYUS soccer men’s union says women’s pay should be tripledNEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. men’s national team has urged the U.S. Soccer Federation to sharply increase pay of the American women and accused the governing body of making low-ball offers in negotiations with the men. The union for the women’s team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the USSF that is scheduled for trial starting May 5. The women agreed to a collective bargaining agreement in April 2017 that extends through 2021.The men’s labor contract expired at the end of 2018. The men claimed the federation wants their pay to stay at the same level as in their expired contract.WINTER OLYMPICS-SALT LAKE CITY TRUMP-DAYTONA 500Trump expected to attend Daytona 500 race Sunday in FloridaWASHINGTON (AP) — Daytona International Speedway is going to be a little more crowded than usual for the annual Daytona 500 on Sunday.The Federal Aviation Administration issued a flight restriction for Sunday indicating that President Donald Trump is expected to attend the NASCAR race. The U.S. Secret Service, which is responsible for presidential security, also tweeted to fans that drones are prohibited within 30 miles of the race — a restriction put in place for presidential visits.Trump is scheduled to spend part of the Presidents Day weekend at his private club in Palm Beach, Florida. The White House has not confirmed his attendance at the race. Update on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-NEWSCavaliers-Love OutCLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love is out against the Atlanta Hawks with a sore right Achilles. Love’s injury is another setback for the Cavaliers, who are coming off their worst home loss in franchise history, a 133-92 rout by the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. Cleveland has lost 12 straight at home and 13 of 14 overall. Coach John Beilein says he doesn’t think Love’s injury is a major issue. In other NHL news:— Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba has been fined $5,000 for slashing Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced the punishment. It’s the maximum allowable amount under the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Dumba hit Reaves with his stick in the midsection in the first period of the game on Tuesday night. The Wild beat the Golden Knights 4-0.— Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice has signed a multi-year extension with the Jets. In his seventh season as Jets coach, Maurice has guided Winnipeg to the playoffs three times, including a run to the Western Conference final in 2018.— Montreal Canadiens captain Shea Weber will be out four to six weeks with a sprained left ankle.— The NHL and NHL Players’ Association have scheduled another round of labor talks next week. One of the more pressing issues is whether the NHL elects to send players to compete in the 2022 Beijing Games after not participating in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. The NHL remains reluctant to reverse course, despite Olympic officials providing assurances of being ready to lift various major stumbling blocks during a meeting that included NHLPA representatives. The date 2/24 corresponds with the No. 24 jersey he wore and the No. 2 worn by Gianna, whose team was coached by her father.NFL-NEWSBrowns’ Garrett reinstated by NFL after 6-game suspensionUNDATED (AP) — Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett has been reinstated by the NFL after being suspended for hitting Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with a helmet in a Nov. 14 game. The 24-year-old Garrett missed Cleveland’s final six games last season after his disturbing attack on Garrett. The 2017 top overall pick met with Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday in the final step before he could be cleared. Garrett has expressed remorse for pulling off Rudolph’s helmet and smashing him in the head with it in the final seconds of Cleveland’s nationally televised win over Pittsburgh. In other NFL news: COLLEGE FOOTBAL-NEWSAP Sources: Michigan State hires Colorado coach Mel TuckerUNDATED (AP) — Michigan State has hired coach Mel Tucker away from Colorado to lead Michigan State’s football program. The Buffaloes gave Tucker a shot to run a program a little more than a year ago after he was Georgia’s defensive coordinator. They were 5-7 last season. Tucker succeeds Mark Dantonio, the school’s all-time winningest coach. Dantonio retired less than two weeks ago. Tucker has ties to Michigan State, where he was on Nick Saban’s staff two decades ago. He went on to work in the NFL and for major programs in college football.In other college football news:— Two Ohio State University football players have been kicked off the team after being charged with kidnapping and rape. Coach Ryan Day Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint “did not live up to our standards and my expectations.” They were booked into jail early Wednesday and are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning. The woman told police she started having consensual sex with Riep before Wint came into the room and both raped her. Elsewhere in the NBA:— Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns is out for tonight’s game against the Charlotte Hornets with a left wrist injury.KOBE BRYANT-BURIALKobe Bryant, daughter buried in Southern California cemeteryLOS ANGELES (AP) — Death certificates show Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were buried Friday in a cemetery near the family’s Southern California home. Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona del Mar features meticulous landscaping, open courtyards and fountains. Actor John Wayne also is buried there. The Bryants and seven others were killed in a Jan. 26 helicopter crash. The cause is under investigation. The retired basketball superstar, his daughter and the other victims will be honored at a Feb. 24 public memorial at Staples Center, where Bryant starred for most of his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers. — The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo (MAK’-uh-doo) as quarterbacks coach. He replaces Scott Milanovich, who left at the end of last season to take the head coaching job with the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos. McAdoo is the second former NFL head coach to join Doug Marrone’s staff. Jacksonville hired former Washington head coach Jay Gruden last month as offensive coordinator, a position that opened when Marrone fired John DeFilippo. The Giants fired McAdoo late in the 2017 season. He has been out of the NFL the past two seasons.— Sean McVay still isn’t saying why he decided to fire defensive coordinator Wade Phillips after their third straight winning season with the Los Angeles Rams. Phillips was dismissed after the Rams finished 9-7 while ranking 13th in the NFL in total defense. McVay declined to give any particular reasons behind his decision to replace a 42-year NFL veteran one year removed from a Super Bowl appearance with Brandon Staley, a 37-year-old outside linebackers coach with three years of NFL experience. The Rams also introduced new offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell and special teams coordinator John Bonamego.NHL-NEWSBouwmeester remains hospitalizedUNDATED (AP) — St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester remains hospitalized and is undergoing tests a day after suffering a cardiac episode and collapsing on the bench during a game in Anaheim. General manager Doug Armstrong says the 36-year old defenseman was unresponsive and a defibrillator was used Tuesday night. He says Bouwmeester regained consciousness immediately before being taken to an Anaheim hospital. The team stayed overnight in Southern California before taking a chartered flight to Las Vegas, where they will play the Golden Knights on Thursday. In other racing news:— Speedweeks is facing a significant shakeup. The Daytona 500 is scheduled for Valentine’s Day in 2021. That’s a week earlier than usual and puts NASCAR’s version of the Super Bowl seven days after the actual Super Bowl. The revised date could cause changes to Speedweeks. The opening stretch of stock car racing includes Daytona 500 pole qualifying, the exhibition Busch Clash and the ARCA Series opener. Cramming everything into one week seems like the obvious outcome. That would eliminate two off days at the track and help shorten a long regular season that drivers have railed against for years.F1-CHINESE GP POSTPONEDFormula One’s Chinese Grand Prix postponed due to virusLONDON (AP) — Formula One’s governing body says it has postponed the Chinese Grand Prix that was due to be staged in Shanghai in April due to the viral outbreak in the country. Organizers will study potential alternative dates for later in the year “should the situation improve,” according to a statement Wednesday from F1 organizers. The grand prix was due to be raced on April 19. Other virus-enforced cancellations or postponements range from soccer and Olympic qualifying events to golf tournaments. — The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a minor league contract with reliever Josh Tomlin that includes an invitation to the big-league camp. The Braves announced the deal on Wednesday, one day before the first workout for pitchers and catchers at the team’s new spring training facility in North Port, Florida. The 35-year-old right-hander returns to the Braves after making a career-high 51 appearances in 2019.— Major League Baseball went ahead with its planned rules changes for this season, including the requirement a pitcher must face at least three batters or end the half-inning, unless he is hurt. The three-batter minimum will start in spring training games on March 12. The active roster limit will increase by one to 26 from opening day through Aug. 31, then, will drop from 40 to 28 through the end of the regular season and return to 26 for the postseason.— Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Pedro Báez became the first player to win in salary arbitration this year and will earn $4 million rather than the team’s offer of $3.5 million. MLB teams have won the first four decisions this year, beating Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson, Minnesota pitcher José Berríos (beh-REE’-ohs), Atlanta reliever Shane Greene and Colorado catcher Tony Wolters.— Toronto Blue Jays catcher Reese McGuire is facing an indecent exposure charge in Florida. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were dispatched to a shopping center parking lot in Dunedin Friday afternoon following reports that a man sitting inside an SUV was exposing himself. Deputies say they spoke with McGuire, who was cooperative and did not deny the allegations. McGuire was charged with a misdemeanor count of exposure of sexual organs and given a notice to appear in court on March 16. The team’s spring training facility is located in Dunedin, just a few miles from where deputies found McGuire.— Preparing to return to the major leagues after a one-season absence, Salvador Pérez caught a bullpen session from prospect Brady Singer in the Kansas City Royals’ first spring training workout on Wednesday. Pérez hurt his right elbow ligament during drills in spring training last year and received Tommy John surgery. Pérez is hitting and throwing to bases. — Mookie Betts and David Price have been introduced as Los Angeles Dodgers, completing their journey from Boston as part of a trade that dragged out for over a week before being finalized. Betts says the waiting game was “fun at times, kind of stressful at times.” Price says being moved from one storied franchise to another was something special. Betts will still be No. 50 in Los Angeles; a number he says he chose long ago because “no one wants it.” The 2018 AL MVP will join current NL MVP Cody Bellinger in the Dodgers’ outfield.— Versatile infielder Wilmer Flores and the San Francisco Giants finalized a $6.25 million, two-year contract as spring training began, giving the club a proven hitter against left-handed pitching. The 28-year-old Flores batted .317 with nine home runs, 18 doubles and 37 RBIs in 89 games for the NL West rival Arizona Diamondbacks last season. The Giants agreed to a minor league contract with right-hander Trevor Cahill. The Giants also signed veteran pitcher Trevor Cahill to a minor-league contract.— Cameron Maybin is back with the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers and the 32-year-old outfielder agreed Wednesday on a $1.5 million, one-year contract. Maybin began his career with Detroit in 2007 before he was traded to the Marlins in the deal that sent Miguel Cabrera to the Tigers. Maybin returned to Detroit in a trade and played for the Tigers in 2016. To make room on the 40-man roster, Detroit put right-hander Michael Fulmer on the 60-day injured list.— Mookie Betts and David Price have been introduced as Los Angeles Dodgers, completing their journey from Boston as part of a trade that dragged out for over a week before being finalized. Betts says the waiting game was “fun at times, kind of stressful at times.” Price says being moved from one storied franchise to another was something special. Betts will still be No. 50 in Los Angeles; a number he says he chose long ago because “no one wants it.” The 2018 AL MVP will join current NL MVP Cody Bellinger in the Dodgers’ outfield.— Kyle Schwarber was among the position players who reported early to spring training after the Chicago Cubs missed the playoffs for the first time since 2014. Anthony Rizzo and Jason Heyward also were among the early arrivals ahead of Monday’s first full-squad workout. Associated Press — Jeremy Roenick will not be returning to NBC Sports after his suspension for making inappropriate comments about coworkers during a podcast. A network spokesman confirmed to The Associated Press that Roenick will not be back on the air. Roenick played 20 NHL seasons with the Blackhawks, Coyotes, Flyers, Sharks and Kings before moving into television. He had been an analyst at NBC Sports since 2010.MLB-NEWSA look around the majorsUNDATED (AP) — Atlanta Braves newly acquired starting pitcher Cole Hamels won’t be ready for the start of the season. General manager Alex Anthopoulos says Hamels hurt his left shoulder while throwing a weighted ball during an offseason workout. Hamels has been shut down for three weeks. The 36-year-old left-hander will then be evaluated to determine if he is ready to begin a throwing program. Hamels signed an $18 million, one-year deal to add experience to Atlanta’s young rotation. Hamels pitched for the Chicago Cubs last season. Due to the injury, Hamels was not present when pitchers and catchers reported to the team’s new spring facility for Thursday’s first workout.In other MLB news: February 12, 2020 Salt Lake City eyes 2034 Olympics after Sapporo bid for 2030SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City may shift its focus to bidding for the 2034 Winter Olympics rather than the Games being held four years earlier following the announcement last month that Sapporo, Japan, will bid for 2030, organizing committee members said Wednesday.A new organizing committee unveiled Wednesday will do a careful analysis in the coming months of the pros and cons between bidding for 2030 or 2034 and then inform the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee of its decision.