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Try shooting with your f-stop more closed down (obviously not closed all the way). This will increase the depth of field. If you do this, auto focus will be able to keep up with the movement. If you are shooting inside, this may be hard to do because closing the f-stop will create a dark image. You can boost the gain, but then the image gets grainy. So try that and what BarefootMedia said. Staying wide like he said will help, however, you will need to get close ups and cut-aways at some point. So like I said, close the f-stop.
I’ve shot sports a lot, and my method has always worked for me. I have tried to pull focus in the past. It’s hard, but i’ve had some success.