With team sports, you have instant stories. Two teams play. One wins, one loses. You tell how. Get some good pics. Talk to the players. Instant story.
"News" doesn't come with instant stories and controversy all wrapped up neatly in a bow. You gotta work at it finding the story before you can even write it. It's like a whole sports league is playing in secret and you have to spend all day just to find where the game is and nobody will tell you who won or what happened.