Women players are calling USA Hockey's characterization of their wage demands "patently false" after the organization stated it exceeds $8 million in wages in an Olympic year and $5.7 million in a non-Olympic year.
USA Hockey posted compensation estimates on its website Friday. Players have said they will boycott the upcoming world championships unless there's progress toward a deal.
USA Hockey estimated it pays $237,000 per player for winning gold at the Olympics and $149,000 per player in non-Olympic years. Players say they're paid $1,000 a month for the six-month pre-Olympic period and nothing for the other 3½ years. They say USA Hockey has since offered $3,000 a month in Olympic years but hasn't addressed non-Olympic years.
"We don't know where some of those numbers came from," said former Gophers and North Dakota player Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson. "We're very aware and clear of what we've asked for. ... They throw out these pretty big numbers, which we read those and we go, 'Really, we asked for that?'"
Finished strong: Charley Hoffman, who closed with three birdies in a row, shooting a 1-under 71 for a share of the lead with Kevin Kisner (68) at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Kept upward trend: Roger Federer, who made the BNP Paribas Open final with a victory over Jack Sock. Federer, the Australian Open winner in January, will play Stan Wawrinka in the final.
Won the big one: Wisconsin's Anne-Marie Desbiens, who received the Patty Kazmeier Award as the top player in college women's hockey. She led the nation in all major goaltending stats.
MLS expansion side Atlanta keeps rolling
Josef Martínez scored twice in the second half, pushing his league-leading total to five, and MLS expansion side Atlanta United won its second straight, defeating Chicago 4-0 in Atlanta
Alec Kann posted the first shutout in Atlanta's history, making three saves. United is 2-1-0.
Elsewhere in MLS, Cyle Larin scored twice, helping host Orlando City improve to 2-0-0, and host Sporting Kansas City beat San Jose 2-1 on an own goal in the 89th minute.
Leicester City recovery continues
• Leicester City's revival under manager Craig Shakespeare continued with a 3-1 Premier League victory at West Ham. Three wins in a row under Shakespeare have moved the team six points clear of relegation.
Golovkin unifies middleweight title
Gennady Golovkin unified the world middleweight title, taking a close unanimous decision over Danny Jacobs at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Golovkin, from Kazakhstan, won 115-112 on two judges' cards and 114-113 on the other. It was the first time in 24 fights that he didn't win by knockout. He improved to 32-0; Jacobs fell to 32-2.
AROUND THE HORN
Golf: Anna Nordqvist shot a tournament-record 11-under 61 to take a two-stroke lead over Stacy Lewis (66) and Ariya Jutanugarn (66) into the final round of the LKPGA Tour's Bank of Hope Founders Cup in Phoenix. … Steve Stricker shot a 10-under 63 and took a three-stroke lead in the Tucson Conquistadores Classic, putting him in position to win in his PGA Tour Champions debut.
College basketball: Joey Flannery scored 23 points and blocked a potential game-winning shot in the final seconds, lifting Babson to its first Division III men's national championship, 79-78 over Augustana (Ill.) in Salem, Va. … Terence Davis scored 30 points to lead fifth-seeded Mississippi to an 85-80 upset of No. 1 Syracuse in the NIT.
Auto racing: Justin Allgaier held on to the lead in a restart with four laps to go and won the NASCAR Xfinity DC Solar 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.
NFL: The New York Jets signed former Dallas cornerback Morris Claiborne to a one-year deal. … Veteran kicker Nick Folk signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Tennis: Andy Murray, the world's top-ranked player, pulled out of the Miami Open because of a right elbow injury.
$18.8MRecords show Chicago spent $18.8 million in worker overtime during the Cubs' World Series title run. The Chicago Sun-Times obtained the records through a public records request. Most of the Cubs-related overtime went to the Chicago Police Department, about $17.2 million. The city spent $743,000 for Streets and Sanitation overtime after the rally and parade celebrating the Cubs' win.