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In this Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 image made from video provided by SNJTODAY.COM, Buena Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson is declared the winner by referee Alan Maloney after a match in in Buena, N.J. Maloney, who told the New Jersey high school wrestler to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit the match has filed a legal claim preserving his right to a possible lawsuit. The tort claim notice sent by Maloney to a dozen possible defendants alleges $100,000 damages, defamation of character and emotional distress. (Michael Frankel/SNJTODAY.COM via AP)
March 19, 2019 - 7:46 pm
WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A referee who was heavily criticized for telling a New Jersey high school wrestler to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit his match has taken a step toward filing a defamation lawsuit. The tort claim notice sent by referee Alan Maloney to a dozen possible defendants alleges $100...
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FILE - This Tuesday, March 12, 2019 file photo shows the University Village area of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The university says a review of students possibly connected to a college admissions bribery scandal could lead to expulsions. The university said in a statement Monday, March 18, 2019, it has placed holds on the accounts of those students, which prevents them from registering for classes or acquiring transcripts while their cases are under review. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon,File)
March 19, 2019 - 7:03 pm
BOSTON (AP) — In the wake of a massive college bribery scheme, the schools caught in the middle have been left facing a thorny question: What to do about the students who may have been admitted through fraud? The University of Southern California announced late Monday it had placed holds on an...
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In this photo taken Sunday, March 10, 2019 in Saratoga, N.Y., 8-year-old Tanitoluwa Adewumi poses with his trophy after winning the New York State Scholastic Championships tournament for kindergarten through third grade. The victory will be his family's ticket out of a homeless shelter. Tani and his family have lived in a New York City shelter since fleeing Nigeria in 2017. (Russell Makofsky via AP)
March 19, 2019 - 2:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An 8-year-old boy's victory as New York state chess champion will be his family's ticket out of a homeless shelter. The New York Times reported that Tani Adewumi (TAH'-nee ah-deh-WOO'-mee) won the state chess title for his age group this month even though he learned to play only...
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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, tries to get past, Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday March 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
March 19, 2019 - 2:26 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard plans to take a bit more control over games in the absence of backcourt mate CJ McCollum. Lillard had 30 points and 15 assists as the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Indiana Pacers 106-98 on Monday night in their first game since McCollum injured his left knee...
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March 18, 2019 - 2:52 pm
LONDON (AP) — A Swedish tennis player who is a sophomore at the University of San Diego has been suspended and fined after admitting to having bet on tennis matches. The Tennis Integrity Unit said Monday that David Norfeldt has been suspended for eight months and fined $6,000 after he acknowledged...
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Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez, left, throws to first base after forcing out Arizona Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte at second base in the first inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Baez completed the double play on Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly at first. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 18, 2019 - 10:25 am
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — It does not take Javier Baez long to show off his magic tricks, even in a spring training game. The Chicago Cubs star singled in the first inning on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies and stole second, escaping a tag by shortstop Garrett Hampson with a deft swim move. "I wasn't...
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March 17, 2019 - 11:14 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Iditarod race officials say a dog on a racer's team has died of pneumonia, and the musher has been withdrawn from the event. In a statement, the Iditarod organization announced that Oshi, a 5-year-old female on the race team of Richie Beattie, died Saturday evening at an...
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March 17, 2019 - 11:09 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the death of a dog that participated in the Iditarod race (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Sunday A leader of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals denounced the Iditarod after a dog that participated in the race died. Tracy Reiman says the race is...
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Fans burn a banner in front of stands during a Greek Super League soccer match inside the Athens' Olympic stadium, in Athens, Sunday, March 17, 2019. The derby between Greek league archrivals Panathinaikos and Olympiakos has been abandoned after a small number of Panathinaikos fans clashed with police outside Athens' Olympic stadium. (InTime Sports via AP)
March 17, 2019 - 8:01 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek league rivals Panathinaikos and Olympiakos had their soccer game abandoned on Sunday after fans from host Panathinaikos clashed with police outside Athens' Olympic Stadium, and attempted to attack the Olympiakos bench inside the stadium. With tear gas heavily used as...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018 file photo, foam images of the MLB baseball Cleveland Indians' mascot Chief Wahoo are displayed for sale at the Indians' team shop in Cleveland. The Chief Wahoo logo is being removed from the Cleveland Indians' uniform in the 2019 season, but the Club will still sell merchandise featuring the mascot in Northeast Ohio. The U.S. has spent most of 2019 coming to grips with blackface and racist imagery, but Native Americans say they don't see significant pressure applied to those who perpetuate Native American stereotypes. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
March 17, 2019 - 4:00 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — John Little can hardly go a week without a reminder that he and other Native Americans often are viewed as relics of the past: the Indian maiden on the butter container at the grocery store, the kids' teepees sold at popular retailers and the sports fans with their faces...
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