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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 file photo SpaceX billionaire founder and chief executive, and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, is interviewed in New York. The billionaire's Boring Company tweeted Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, a proposal for autonomous, zero-emissions electric sleds that would run through a tunnel between the Dodger Stadium and a location in the city's Hollywood area. A proposal to build a gondola from Union Station to Dodger Stadium was announced in April. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 16, 2018 - 3:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Traffic-weary baseball fans could someday travel to and from Dodger Stadium on a public transportation system underneath Los Angeles — if Elon Musk's latest bold plan comes to fruition. The billionaire's Boring Company tweeted a proposal Wednesday for autonomous, zero-emissions...
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August 16, 2018 - 11:26 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal officials are investigating Ohio State University's response to allegations against a team doctor now accused of sexual misconduct against scores of athletes and other male students in the 1980s and 1990s. The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights will...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2018, file photo, Maryland head coach DJ Durkin speaks at the Big Ten Conference NCAA college football media days in Chicago. The parents of offensive lineman Jordan McNair say suspended University of Maryland coach DJ Durkin should be fired. McNair collapsed during a preseason conditioning drill May 29 and died two weeks later. Durkin was placed on administrative leave Saturday, Aug. 11, after ESPN reported that coaches had been bullying the players. (AP Photo/Annie Rice, File)
August 16, 2018 - 10:39 am
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The parents of offensive lineman Jordan McNair say suspended University of Maryland coach DJ Durkin should be fired. McNair collapsed during a preseason conditioning drill May 29 and died two weeks later. Durkin was placed on administrative leave Saturday after ESPN...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, U.S. gymnast Kyla Ross poses at the Karolyi Ranch in New Waverly, Texas. Olympic gold-medal winning gymnasts Kyla Ross and Madison Kocian say they are among the sexual abuse victims of disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Ross, who won gold as part of the “Fierce Five” at the 2012 Olympics, told The Associated Press the abuse began when she was 13 and continued throughout her career. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
August 16, 2018 - 9:23 am
BOSTON (AP) — Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross watched the women they won Olympic gold with step forward one by one over the last 18 months to detail their abuse at the hands of disgraced former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar. The more their Olympic teammates talked, the more Kocian...
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Items left by visitors decorate the grave of George "Babe" Ruth and Claire Ruth at the Gates of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, N.Y., Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Seventy years after Babe Ruth’s death, fans still flock to his grave with tributes: baseballs, bats, beer and more. The indelible slugger and larger-than-life personality died Aug. 16, 1948. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 16, 2018 - 9:12 am
HAWTHORNE, N.Y. (AP) — Amid the serene graves at Gate of Heaven Cemetery sits the one where visitors leave baseballs and bats instead of bouquets, tributes to a baseball superstar who still outshines others seven decades after his death. It's the resting place of Babe Ruth, the indelible slugger...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, center, greets basketball camp participants after taking a group photo at Ultimate Fieldhouse in Walnut Creek, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. For the first time, Curry hosted only girls for a free, Warriors-run camp Monday and Tuesday at Walnut Creek's Ultimate Fieldhouse. Last week at the same facility that he has also chosen in recent years, the Golden State star held his Under Armour "Stephen Curry Select Camp" with two of the nation's top high school girls playing mixed right in with the best boys. The two-time MVP and father of two young daughters has made it his mission to better support the girls' game. He asked longtime Warriors camp director Jeff Addiego to plan an all-girls session this summer. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 16, 2018 - 5:26 am
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Just like Steph, seventh-grader Amanda Kerner stood before a big crowd and knocked down shot after shot from five different spots on the court — 20 makes in 2 1/2 minutes, complete with a buzzer-beater. For one afternoon, Stephen Curry ensured that 200 girls in his camp...
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August 15, 2018 - 4:08 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's alumni magazine has opted for a positive message after the original issue addressing the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal was scrapped by Interim President John Engler. The issue is the first since the former sports doctor was sentenced to...
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August 15, 2018 - 3:38 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State University Diving Club is asking a federal court to dismiss the claims against it in a lawsuit over allegations that a former coach sexually abused young divers years ago. Lawyers for the club argued in a Tuesday court filing that as part of the public...
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FILE- In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo balloons are released in Memorial Stadium before an NCAA college football game between Indiana and Michigan in Bloomington, Ind. The celebration of releasing balloons into the air has long bothered environmentalists, who say the pieces that fall back to earth can be deadly to seabirds and turtles that eat them. So as companies vow to banish plastic straws, there are signs balloons are among the products getting more scrutiny. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)
August 15, 2018 - 10:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Now that plastic straws may be headed for extinction, could Americans' love of balloons be deflated? The joyous celebration of releasing balloons into the air has long bothered environmentalists, who say the pieces that fall back to earth can be deadly to seabirds and turtles that...
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August 15, 2018 - 10:22 am
WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) — The trainer facing charges in the death of a dog that belonged to former New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo says she didn't cause the death and she cried "for what seemed like hours" when she found the pet dead. Amelia Ferreira, of Cranston, Rhode Island, told the Sun...
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