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Approval of Kansas bill on trans athletes isn't veto-proof

Apr. 09, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas conservatives on Friday pushed a proposed ban on transgender athletes in girl's and women's school sports through the Republican-controlled Legislature but don't have enough support yet to overcome a possible veto by the state's Democratic governor. ...

Olympic Gold: Men's gymnastics struggling to survive

Apr. 09, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

The death of a 117-year-old program, one that captured championships and produced Olympians, ended with a gasp. And then a vote. The fact the former did not alter the outcome of the latter offered a stark glimpse into the steadily eroding support for men's gymnastics at...

Advocates call on NCAA to act in response to anti-trans laws

Apr. 09, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

Athletes, coaches and advocates are calling on the NCAA to act in response to state laws banning transgender athletes from competing in organized sports. “Simply put, trans inclusion makes our sports, our teams and our communities stronger,” said Minnesota Lynx coach...

Dodgers' Roberts thinks Bauer being 'singled out' by umps

Apr. 09, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he believes right-hander Trevor Bauer is being “singled out” by Major League Baseball after umpires in Oakland collected several baseballs he threw in his last start, apparently to examine for foreign substances. ...

Coaches: Venue, coverage diminish NCAA volleyball tournament

Apr. 08, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Coaches of two of the top teams in the NCAA Division I volleyball tournament complained Thursday about the setup for the event next week, with Wisconsin's Kelly Sheffield saying it could continue shining an unfavorable light on the treatment of female athletes by college...

West Virginia transgender athlete bill wins Senate approval

Apr. 08, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Transgender females in West Virginia would be banned from competing in female sports in middle and high schools and colleges under a bill that narrowly won state Senate approval Thursday. After 90 minutes of passionate debate, the Senate passed...

Swiss banker to Venezuelan kleptocrats becomes star witness

Apr. 08, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Matthias Krull pulls up his pant leg and slides a gardening shear on the ankle monitor that for two years has been a constant reminder of his crimes. With a court order in hand, and a child’s voice echoing from the next room, the former Swiss banker...

MAC eliminates intraconference transfer restrictions

Apr. 08, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Mid-American Conference is eliminating its policies regarding intraconference transfers and no longer requiring athletes to sit out a season of competition after switching from one MAC school to another. The announcement Thursday comes about a week...

AP Source: Arizona fires head basketball coach Sean Miller as the program awaits its fate in an NCAA investigation.

Apr. 07, 2021 20:36 PM EDT
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — AP Source: Arizona fires head basketball coach Sean Miller as the program awaits its fate in an NCAA investigation.

Arizona parts ways with Sean Miller amid NCAA investigation

Apr. 07, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

Arizona had stuck by men's basketball coach Sean Miller through an NCAA infractions investigation that stretched nearly four years. When the school didn't extend his contract beyond next season, it became clear a decision would need to be made. The...