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FILE - This Jan. 1, 2017, file photo shows then San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick speaking at a news conference after the team's NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Santa Clara, Calif. Kaepernick is among eight recipients who will honored by Harvard University with the W. E. B. Du Bois Medal during a ceremony on Oct. 11, for contributions to black history and culture. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
September 20, 2018 - 2:45 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among eight people being honored by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture, the university announced Thursday. All eight recipients of the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal will be...
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FILE - In tis Feb. 26, 2018, file photo, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban stands on stage before an NBA basketball press conference in Dallas. Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to women’s causes and domestic violence awareness as part of the NBA’s investigation into workplace conditions with his franchise. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)
September 19, 2018 - 7:06 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to help further the cause of women in sports and raise awareness about domestic violence after an investigation released Wednesday substantiated numerous incidents of sexual harassment and improper workplace...
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In this Sept. 7, 2017, photo provided by Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena poses for a photo. The former ISU golfer was found dead Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at a golf course in Ames. Collin Daniel Richards, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in her death. (Luke Lu/Iowa State University via AP)
September 19, 2018 - 5:57 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The cases are strikingly similar: Two talented young women were stabbed to death by male strangers while doing athletic activities alone in normally safe parts of Iowa. But politicians who quickly expressed outrage about the immigrant suspect charged with killing runner...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) listens to head coach Bill O'Brien before an NFL preseason football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. The Texans fired back at an East Texas school superintendent who wrote: "You can't count on a black quarterback," in the comment section of an online news article where he was criticizing Watson. O 'Brien called the comments “outdated, inaccurate, ignorant and idiotic.” Watson said he didn't waste time worrying about the post. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File)
September 19, 2018 - 3:41 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans fired back Wednesday at an East Texas school superintendent who wrote: "You can't count on a black quarterback," in the comment section of an online news article where he was criticizing quarterback Deshaun Watson. Lynn Redden is superintendent of the Onalaska...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2014, file photo, the names and faces of gamers are shown as they compete in a round of the League of Legends championship series video-game competition at the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle. Esports giant Riot Games is adding its first global sponsor, even as the company behind League of Legends contends with backlash over claims it has fostered a sexist culture. Riot announced Wednesday, Sept. 19, that Mastercard has signed on to be the first global advertising partner for League of Legends, the world’s most-watched esport. It’s a crucial step for Riot in a year when competitors like Overwatch and Fortnite have grabbed a bigger share of the esports pie. It also comes roughly a month after the company came under fire for its treatment of women employees. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
September 19, 2018 - 1:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Esports giant Riot Games is adding its first global sponsor, even as the company behind League of Legends contends with backlash over claims it has fostered a sexist culture. Riot announced Wednesday that Mastercard has signed on to be the first global advertising partner for League...
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September 18, 2018 - 8:42 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — An East Texas school superintendent who wrote "You can't count on a black quarterback" in the comment section of an online news article says he thought it was a private message. Lynn Redden is superintendent of the Onalaska Independent School District in the Piney Woods, about 75...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2017, file photo, former North Carolina basketball player Michael Jordan applauds during a half-time presentation at an NCAA college basketball game between North Carolina and Duke in Chapel Hill, N.C. Jordan, who played high school basketball in Wilmington, N.C., one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Florence, has donated $2 million to assist residents affected by the hurricane. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
September 18, 2018 - 4:13 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan grew up playing high school basketball in Wilmington, North Carolina. So when the former NBA star watched the destruction caused by Hurricane Florence to his hometown and surrounding area, he acted quickly to help. The six-time NBA champion and Charlotte...
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September 18, 2018 - 9:44 am
BEIJING (AP) — Snow-making for the 2022 Beijing Olympics won't bring lasting damage to the environment in the parched region of northern China, IOC vice president Juan Antonio Samaranch said Tuesday. Samaranch told The Associated Press that Beijing's air and water quality are constantly improving...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, people in New York walk past a Nike advertisement featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, known for kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality. In response to Nike's support of Kaepernick, the Rhode Island town of North Smithfield is considering asking its departments to refrain from purchasing Nike products. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 17, 2018 - 9:20 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on a Rhode Island town considering a boycott of Nike (all times local): 9:13 p.m. A Rhode Island town voted has voted 3-2 Monday for a resolution to refrain from purchasing Nike products. The North Smithfield Town Council will ask its departments to not buy Nike...
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Ohio State NCAA college football head coach Urban Meyer gestures while speaking at a press conference in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mitch Stacy)
September 17, 2018 - 4:33 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he has sent letters and had conversations with families of players as a key step toward containing and repairing the scandal that led to his three-game suspension, a saga he describes as "a window in time I made an error." He acknowledged...
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