NHL's Olympic decision also big news at women's tournament

PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) — The NHL's announcement that it would not participate in the 2018 Olympics was a newsworthy topic at another big international hockey tournament — the women's world championship.

  • Written by NOAH TRISTER , AP Sports Writer

1 year to go: Gold Coast counts down to Commonwealth Games

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Just days after floods devastated nearby cities and towns, one of Australia's most popular tourist destinations is marking the one-year countdown to the Commonwealth Games.

  • Written by JOHN PYE , AP Sports Writer

AP source: Cowboys' Romo retiring, replacing Simms at CBS

DALLAS (AP) — A person with knowledge of the decision says Tony Romo is replacing analyst Phil Simms on the top NFL broadcasting team for CBS after choosing retirement over playing for a team other than the Dallas Cowboys.

  • Written by SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer

Females are facing an off-ice fight at all levels of hockey

PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) — The best women's hockey players in the U.S. can now make a living playing the sport they love thanks to a landmark agreement with USA Hockey reached after a threat to boycott the world championship. The deal will likely help their counterparts north of the border make more money in their next Olympic agreement with Hockey Canada.

  • Written by LARRY LAGE, AP Hockey Writer