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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2019 file photo, Bloomfield High School transgender athlete Terry Miller, second from left, wins the final of the 55-meter dash over transgender athlete Andraya Yearwood, far left, and other runners in the Connecticut girls Class S indoor track meet at Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn. Transgender athletes are getting an ally in the White House next week as they seek to participate as their identified gender in high school and college sports. Attorneys on both sides say they expect President-elect Joe Biden’s Department of Education will switch sides in legal battles that could go a long way in determining whether transgender athletes are treated by the sex on their birth certificates or by how they identify.  (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)

Transgender athletes look to changing of White House guard

Jan. 15, 2021 1:47 PM EST

Transgender athletes are getting an ally in the White House next week as they seek to participate as their identified gender in high school and college sports — although state legislatures, Congress and the courts are all expected to have their say this year, too. Attorneys on both sides say they expect...

Vaccine appointments now being taken for 75 years and older

Jan. 14, 2021 7:19 PM EST

Roughly 277,000 Connecticut residents who are 75 years and older were allowed Thursday to begin making appointments online or via telephone for their COVID-19 vaccinations, with plans in the works to eventually phase in people 65 and older and anyone 16 to 64 with underlying health conditions that put them of...

Indianapolis Colts' Philip Rivers (17) throws a pass to Jack Doyle for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Buffalo Bills Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Ballard contemplates possibility of Rivers returning to Indy

Jan. 14, 2021 5:21 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard heard the locker room talk. Coach Frank Reich wants Philip Rivers back as the starting quarterback next fall. Two-time All-Pro linebacker Darius Leonard wants another chance to get Rivers his missing Super Bowl ring. So do Leonard's...

High school senior Gabriella Staykova poses for a photo at her home in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. As a senior, she planned on visiting college campuses during the last spring break, but with campuses closed due to the pandemic, she is applying to colleges sight unseen. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Pandemic's toll shows up on students' college applications

Jan. 13, 2021 1:10 AM EST

In a college application season like no other, students who have seen every aspect of their lives disrupted by the coronavirus are grappling with how to show their potential. High school seniors around the U.S. are facing January and February college application deadlines without SAT and ACT entrance exam scores,...

Arizona officials reinstate winter sports at high schools

Jan. 12, 2021 6:26 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona high school sports officials voted Tuesday to allow winter sports, reversing a decision made four days earlier to cancel the season because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Arizona Interscholastic Association voted 5-4 to reinstate basketball, soccer and wrestling for high school...

Waxahachie boys take over No. 1 in Texas 6A hoops rankings

Jan. 11, 2021 3:01 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school state rankings for the week of Jan. 11: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Waxahachie, 11-2; 2. Humble Atascocita, 11-0; 3. Duncanville, 13-1; 4. Richardson, 10-1; 5. South Grand Prairie, 10-0; 6. Austin Westlake, 12-1; 7. Fort Bend Elkins,...

High school girls lacrosse team finds a way to give back

Jan. 10, 2021 9:00 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Weeks ago, St. Mary’s junior Hadley Chadwick wondered if there was any way she could find a way to inject a little light in a year marred by misery. With her father, Chris, they found it. Chadwick had helped the St. Mary’s’ Easter basket drive earlier in the year....

Biloxi seafood icon and football legend George Sekul dies

Jan. 10, 2021 12:01 AM EST

BILOXI, MISS. (AP) — He quarterbacked a national championship team, coached two national championship teams, and in Biloxi George Sekul was just as well-known for his involvement in the Mississippi Coast seafood industry. “He kind of lived in both worlds,” said Robin Krohn David, executive...

Philadelphia Union Jakob Glesnes, left, and Mark McKenzie battle for the ball against New England Revolutions Henry Kessler during the second half of an MLS soccer playoff match Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Chester, Pa. (Charles Fox/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

McKenzie transfers from Philadelphia to Belgium’s Genk

Jan. 7, 2021 11:42 AM EST

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — The Philadelphia Union have transferred central defender Mark McKenzie to Belgium’s Genk. The Union said Thursday the transfer fee was for multimillion dollars but did not specify the amount. McKenzie, 21, made his Union debut in 2018 and his U.S. national team debut last Feb. 1...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jan. 6, 2021 4:18 PM EST

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Jan. 6 The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer on the spike in coronavirus cases in North Carolina: North Carolina, like other states, is now seeing the effects of two accelerants that health officials had feared would ignite the spread of COVID-19....