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Audit: Utah needs $39M to improve venues for new Olympic bid
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A foundation that runs venues from the 2002 Winter Olympics in the Salt Lake City area needs $39 million over the next decade for infrastructure improvements that would put the city in position to make a bid for a future Olympics in 2026 or 2030, according to a new state audit made public Tuesday....

Lawmaker: Mascot wrong to rally for kneeling cheerleaders
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) -- The student who wears the owl mascot costume at a Georgia public university where five cheerleaders knelt during the national anthem had no business leading a cross-campus march in support of the cheerleaders, an influential lawmaker said....

Air Force Academy probes alleged cheating, misconduct
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Cheating by more than a dozen freshman cadets on a test and alleged misconduct by members of the lacrosse team are under separate investigations at the Air Force Academy....

Court rules school board, coach not liable for fatal hijinks
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A former football player in North Carolina who watched his high school buddy crushed to death can't sue the coach and school district for negligence that he says caused him severe emotional pain, a state appeals court decided Tuesday....

Helmet maker vows fight against Hernandez concussion lawsuit
DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) -- Football helmet maker Riddell says it intends to vigorously defend its products and its reputation against concussion-related lawsuits like one lawyers for late New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez have filed in Massachusetts against it and the NFL....

'Purposely hidden': Cheerleaders to protest anthem in tunnel
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) -- Five cheerleaders at a college in Georgia are vowing to kneel in the stadium tunnel when the national anthem is played at Saturday's homecoming game, moved off the field by their university after an earlier protest....

Wisconsin governor tells NFL players to stop anthem protests
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he thinks NFL players should stop protesting during the national anthem and instead speak out against domestic violence....