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FILE - Slovakia's Juraj Slafkovsky scores an empty net goal against Sweden during the men's bronze medal hockey game at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, in Beijing. The new 3ICE 3-on-3 league debuted in mid-June with Hall of Famers Bryan Trottier, Grant Fuhr, Joe Mullen and Larry Murphy among the coaches. The International Ice Hockey Federation and IOC have discussed the possibility of bringing 3-on-3 to the Olympics for another medal event after the same happened with basketball at the Tokyo Games. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

3-on-3 hockey league launches, could be step toward Olympics

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) sprays water on his face during a timeout against the Florida Panthers during the third period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Monday, May 23, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Russians star in NHL playoffs as nation wages war in Ukraine

FILE - Christian Coleman, of the United States, finishes a men's 60 meters heat at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, March 19, 2022. American sprinter Christian Coleman is steadily getting up to speed after an 18-month ban that kept him out of the Tokyo Games last summer. This weekend at the Prefontaine Classic will be the first step in what could be a long and fruitful run in Eugene, Oregon, for the 100-meter world champion. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)

World 100 champion Coleman back up to speed after suspension

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FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, Troy Vincent, NFL executive vice president of football operations, speaks to the media during the owners meetings in Key Biscayne, Fla. Flag football will be played at an international, multi-sport event for the first time next week during the World Games in Birmingham, Alabama.  The NFL may be the sport’s biggest cheerleader. “When we talk about the future of the game of football, it is, no question, flag,” NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

NFL makes strong push for flag football with eye on Olympics

Flag football will be played at an international, multi-sport event for the first time next week during the World Games in Birmingham, Alabama.

FILE - Yulimar Rojas, of Venezuela, reacts after setting a new world record in the Women's triple jump at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, March 20, 2022. Rojas cannot compete in long jump at the world championships in Oregon this month because her qualifying leap was done in unapproved shoes, track and field’s governing body World Athletics said Wednesday, July 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)

Shoe issue bars triple jump star Rojas from worlds long jump

MONACO (AP) — Olympic triple jump champion Yulimar Rojas cannot compete in long jump at the world championships in Oregon this month because her qualifying leap was done in unapprove

FILE - Allyson Felix, of the United States, prepares to start in a semifinal of the women's 400 meters at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Aug. 4, 2021, in Tokyo. Felix was named to her 10th world championships team, where she will have a chance to run in the mixed relay event and add to her record medal collection. Felix, whose 18 medals are the most in world-championship history, has announced that this will be her final season in track. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)

Allyson Felix gets mixed relay nod, heading to 10th worlds

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Allyson Felix was named to her 10th world championship team, where she will have a chance to run in the mixed relay event and add to her record medal collection.

Langston Galloway of the U.S, fights for the ball with several Cuban players during the FIBA Americas qualifiers for the 2023 Basketball World Cup, In Havana, Cuba, Monday, July 4, 2022. The U.S. defeated Cuba 87-64. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

A win on the 4th: USA Basketball pulls away, tops Cuba 87-64

HAVANA (AP) — There were some cheers for “The Star-Spangled Banner” before USA Basketball’s game in Cuba on Independence Day.