Boycotts

In this Thursday, March 30, 2017, photo, U.S. teammates practice with fans holding support signs in preparation for the IIHF Women's World Championship hockey tournament in Plymouth, Mich. USA Hockey and the women's national team agreed to a contract Tuesday, March 28 that ended a wage dispute. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
April 02, 2017 - 2:30 pm
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...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2016, file photo, Team USA's Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson (17) celebrates teammate Alex Carpenter's winning goal to defeat Canada 1-0 in overtime and win the gold medal at the women's world hockey championships in Kamloops, British Columbia. While the impending start of the world championships created urgency for USA Hockey and the women's national team to hammer out a deal, the agreement had everything to do with tournaments over the next four years. and beyond. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
March 29, 2017 - 9:09 am
Just three days before hosting the world championships, USA Hockey and the women's national team reached an agreement to end a wage dispute and avoid a boycott on home ice. The four-year deal finalized Tuesday night pays players beyond the six-month Olympic period, up to $129,000 if they win...
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March 29, 2017 - 1:39 am
While the impending start of the world championships created urgency for USA Hockey and the women's national team to hammer out a deal, the agreement had everything to do with tournaments over the next four years and beyond. The sides finalized an agreement Tuesday night that avoided what would've...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2014, file photo, Meghan Duggan of the United States looks up during a face off during the second period of the 2014 Winter Olympics women's semifinal ice hockey game against Sweden at Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia. USA Hockey has reached a wage agreement with women's national team players to avoid a boycott of the world championships. USA Hockey announced the agreement Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
March 28, 2017 - 10:22 pm
USA Hockey and the women's national team reached an agreement to end a wage dispute and avoid a boycott of the world championships on home ice that would've been a black eye for the sport. Players and USA Hockey finalized the deal Tuesday night and announced it in a joint statement just three days...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2014, file photo, Meghan Duggan of the United States looks up during a face off during the second period of the 2014 Winter Olympics women's semifinal ice hockey game against Sweden at Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia. USA Hockey has reached a wage agreement with women's national team players to avoid a boycott of the world championships. USA Hockey announced the agreement Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
March 28, 2017 - 9:13 pm
USA Hockey and the women's national team reached an agreement to end a wage dispute and avoid a boycott of the world championships on home ice that would've been a black eye for the sport. Players and USA Hockey finalized the deal Tuesday night and announced it in a joint statement just three days...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2014, file photo, Meghan Duggan of the United States looks up during a face off during the second period of the 2014 Winter Olympics women's semifinal ice hockey game against Sweden at Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia. USA Hockey has reached a wage agreement with women's national team players to avoid a boycott of the world championships. USA Hockey announced the agreement Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
March 28, 2017 - 8:47 pm
USA Hockey and the women's national team reached an agreement to end a wage dispute and avoid a boycott of the world championships on home ice that would've been a black eye for the sport. Players and USA Hockey finalized the deal Tuesday night and announced it in a joint statement just three days...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2017 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Warren, and other senators have written a letter to USA Hockey executive director Dave Ogrean to express their concerns about the organization’s treatment of the women’s national team. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 27, 2017 - 6:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixteen U.S. senators wrote a letter to USA Hockey's executive director Monday over their concerns about the treatment of the women's national team. Players have threatened to boycott the upcoming world championships over a wage dispute. The senators, all Democrats, urged David...
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British Ambassador to the United Nations Matthew Rycroft speaks to reporters outside the General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, March 27, 2017. Rycroft and other supporting countries were not participating in a meeting about prohibiting nuclear weapons, claiming that it was not the right time to do so in consideration of other countries that are trying to develop the weapons. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 27, 2017 - 6:13 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. talks aimed at banning nuclear weapons began Monday, but the United States, Russia, China and other nuclear-armed nations are sitting out a discussion they see as impractical. Supporters of the potential pact say it's time to push harder toward eliminating atomic weapons...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2017 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Warren, and other senators have written a letter to USA Hockey executive director Dave Ogrean to express their concerns about the organization’s treatment of the women’s national team. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 27, 2017 - 12:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen U.S. senators wrote a letter to USA Hockey's executive director Monday over their concerns about the treatment of the women's national team. Players have a href=' https://apnews.com/cac4b959fac248629ba637676d83cce0/US-women 's-hockey-players-threaten-boycott-over-wages'...
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Followers of Iraq's influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr chant slogans demanding the government's reform during a demonstration in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, March 24, 2017. Al-Sadr has threatened to boycott the upcoming provincial elections, urging instead followers to join a "reform revolution." (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
March 24, 2017 - 4:43 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — An influential Iraqi Shiite cleric addressed thousands of anti-government protesters who filled the streets of downtown Baghdad on Friday, threatening to boycott the country's upcoming provincial elections if the committee overseeing the vote is not overhauled. Muqtada al-Sadr's...
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