NEW YORK (AP) - Megan Rapinoe is enjoying the whirlwind of a two-time World Cup winner. She picked up the FIFA Player of the Year award in Milan, sent off retiring U.S. coach Jill Ellis with an undefeated victory tour and kept up the fight for pay equity against the U.S. Soccer Federation. The U.S. women's team sued the federation in March for gender and pay discrimination. A May 5 trial date is set in federal court in Los Angeles.
SEATTLE (AP) - There is an understandable mutual admiration between Baltimore's Lamar Jackson and Seattle's Russell Wilson. Jackson and Wilson will meet on the field or the first time on Sunday when the Seahawks host the Ravens in a showdown between two of the better teams in each conference and two of the early MVP candidates. The rare matchup between two of the league's better teams also includes Earl Thomas' return to Seattle after spending his first nine seasons with the Seahawks.
UNDATED (AP) - Earl Thomas is heading back to Seattle and this time as an opponent. Thomas' Ravens take on the Seahawks on Sunday in one of this week's most intriguing matchups. While Thomas' return is the focus going in, Seattle's Russell Wilson and Baltimore's Lamar Jackson also headline a showdown of dynamic playmaking quarterbacks.
UNDATED (AP) - No. 17 Arizona State plays at No. 13 Utah with the Pac-12 South lead on the line. The Sun Devils and Utes are tied with Arizona and USC for the division lead at 2-1. Arizona State is coming off an impressive win, outlasting Washington State 38-34 in Tempe.