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Activists urge athletes to speak out at Beijing Olympics

Human rights activists issued a call to action against the Beijing Olympics on Friday, imploring athletes and sponsors to speak out against what they...

Roethlisberger retires at 39: Time to ‘hang up my cleats’

No more comebacks for Ben Roethlisberger. The longtime Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback announced his retirement on Thursday, saying it was “time to clean out my locker,...

Big Papi elected to HOF; Bonds, Clemens, Schilling left out

David Ortiz was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first turn on the ballot, while steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds and Roger...
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Barron Collier cross country teams excelling in academics

A group of student-athletes from Southwest Florida are top in that state. But the Barron Collier boys and girls cross country teams are not...

NCAA adopts new policy for transgender athletes

The NCAA has adopted a sport-by-sport approach for transgender athletes, bringing the organization in line with the U.S. and International Olympic Committees. Under the new...

Florida lawmakers tie national anthem to sports money

Florida lawmakers moved forward Tuesday with a plan that would connect playing the national anthem at sports events to state and local dollars. The Senate...

Djokovic lands in Serbia as questions arise over French Open

Novak Djokovic returned home Monday after being thwarted from defending his Australian Open title only to face a new predicament: He could be barred...

Beijing to offer Olympic tickets to ‘selected’ spectators

Only “selected” spectators will be permitted at next month’s Beijing Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said Monday. Beijing had already announced that no...

Ruled out: Australia deports Djokovic for being unvaccinated

Novak Djokovic was deported from Australia on Sunday after losing a bid to stay in the country to defend his Australian Open title despite...

A digital divide haunts schools adapting to virus hurdles

When April Schneider’s children returned to in-person classrooms this year, she thought they were leaving behind the struggles from more than a year of...

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