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Flamengo soccer club president Rodolfo Landim, right, attends a mass in honor of the 10 teenage soccer players who were killed by a fire at the Flamengo training center last Friday, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. The victims were between 14 and 16 years old. Police are still investigating what caused the fire. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
February 16, 2019 - 12:06 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Within hours of a fire at soccer club Flamengo's training facility that would kill 10 teenage players, the club's president called it "the worst tragedy" in the team's 123-year history. Soccer greats around the world expressed condolences, Rio de Janeiro's mayor declared three...
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February 15, 2019 - 4:46 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The acting president of Michigan State University has apologized to victims of imprisoned sexual abuser Larry Nassar, the former campus sports doctor who molested patients. Satish Udpa was named acting president in January after the forced resignation of interim President...
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In this Feb. 9, 2019, photo, invitees listen during an orientation for volunteers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo. Unpaid Olympic volunteers do almost everything: guide athletes around, greet dignitaries, and translate for lost fans. IOC officials acknowledge the games couldn’t be held without them; invariably smiling, helpful and praised by presidents, prime ministers, and monarchs. That’s the case at next year’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics where about 80,000 will be needed. Just over 200,000 have applied with orientation and interviews for Japan residents starting this month. (Mizuki Ikari/Kyodo News via AP)
February 15, 2019 - 3:22 am
TOKYO (AP) — Unpaid Olympic volunteers do almost everything: guide athletes around, greet dignitaries and translate for lost fans. IOC officials acknowledge the games couldn't be held without them; invariably smiling, helpful and praised by presidents, prime ministers and monarchs. The billion-...
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February 14, 2019 - 9:24 am
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A discrimination and retaliation award is growing for a former women's hockey coach who sued the University of Minnesota Duluth. A federal judge granted a motion Wednesday to award Shannon Miller an additional $460,000 in pay and future benefits. That brings the total award to...
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In this February 2018 photo, Hayden Halter, then a freshman wrestler for Burlington High School, has his hand raised by a referee after a victory en route to the 106-pound state championship at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. Now a sophomore at Waterford Union High School, Halter faced suspension after receiving two unsportsmanlike penalties during the Southern Lakes Conference championship match on Feb. 2, 2019. A Wisconsin judge overturned a high school wrestler's suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct after the student's parents took legal action, worrying referees and the state's athletic association that officiating decisions could be undermined by courts. (Amber Arnold/The Journal Times via AP)
February 12, 2019 - 6:19 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin judge overturned a high school wrestler's suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct after the student's parents took legal action, worrying referees and the state's athletic association that officiating decisions could be undermined by courts. At issue is a Feb. 2...
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Friends and relatives carry the coffin containing the remains of the young soccer player Arthur Vinicius, one of the victims of a fire at a Brazilian soccer academy, during his burial in Volta Redonda, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. A fire early Friday swept through the sleeping quarters of an academy for Brazil's popular professional soccer club Flamengo, killing several and injuring others, most likely teenage players, authorities said. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
February 09, 2019 - 7:25 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Under mounting criticism Saturday, Brazilian soccer club Flamengo defended its management of the training ground where a fire killed 10 of its academy players — all between 14 and 16 years old — at a dormitory that had been registered with the city as a parking lot. Rio de...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018 file photo, Detroit Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann throws against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit. Zimmermann and his wife are donating $500,000 to the baseball program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where both were student athletes. The university said Thursday, Jan. 7, 2019, that the gift is the largest of its kind to a Pointers athletic program. The school says the money will help upgrade University Field with a new scoreboard, backstop and batting cages. The field also will be renamed Zimmermann Field. Mandy Zimmermann played softball at UW-Stevens Point. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
February 07, 2019 - 5:02 pm
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — Detroit Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann and his wife are donating $500,000 to the baseball program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where both were student athletes. The university said Thursday that the donation from Zimmermann and his wife, Mandy, marks...
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This Jan. 11, 2019 photo shows the mascot "Redmen" at Cedar High School in Cedar City, Utah. The southern Utah high school is getting rid of its “Redmen” mascot as it becomes the latest team to shed a Native American moniker deemed offensive to some people. (Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
February 06, 2019 - 5:44 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sports teams will no longer be known as the "Redmen" at a southern Utah high school, becoming the latest to get rid of a Native American name deemed offensive despite opposition from some residents and a national American Indian group. The Iron County School Board voted 3-2...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2017, file photo, then-University of New Mexico athletics director Paul Krebs answers questions during a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M. Krebs has been charged with fraud and money laundering. The New Mexico Attorney General's Office filed a criminal complaint Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, against Krebs in connection with a 2015 golf trip to Scotland and allegations he tried to conceal a $25,000 donation. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
February 06, 2019 - 3:16 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former University of New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs, who left in 2017 amid questions over spending, was charged Wednesday with fraud, money laundering and other felonies, state prosecutors said. The attorney general's office said in a criminal complaint that Krebs...
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In this Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, photo provided by WOAY-TV authorities respond after a charter bus carrying a high school girls basketball team rolled over in Oak Hill, W.Va. Berkeley County Schools officials say the bus was carrying a team from Martinsburg High School when it crashed Saturday night on a highway near Beckley. (Dylan Fearon/WOAY-TV via AP)
February 03, 2019 - 1:15 pm
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia girls' high school basketball team is expected to return home a day after its charter bus rolled over. Berkeley County School officials said in a statement 14 people taken to hospitals Saturday night were medically cleared. The bus carrying the Martinsburg High...
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