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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020 file photo Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks to the press at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Beshear says protesters who hung an effigy of him were trying to use “fear and terror

Kentucky governor reports sudden upswing in virus cases

May. 29, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear reported an upswing in coronavirus cases across Kentucky on Friday, but cautioned that it's too soon to reach any conclusions about the sudden surge. The governor announced 283 more virus cases, increasing the statewide total to more than 9,460 cases since the...

In this March, 23, 2020 file photo West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice issues a stay at home order, effective 8 p.m. Tuesday from his office in the WV State Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. Justice has expanded his aggressive plan to lift coronavirus restrictions after announcing new hotspots in the state’s eastern panhandle. The Republican governor on Thursday, May 21, 2020 said he is considering a mandatory face mask order for Berkeley and Jefferson counties after at least 35 new cases were reported there in a single day. He has dispatched the National Guard to the region to assess the situation.  (Kenny Kemp/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP, file)

West Virginia governor moves to allow youth sports with fans

May. 29, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Friday said he will allow youth sports to resume games with spectators in the stands this summer as he moves to continue lifting coronavirus restrictions. The Republican governor said low-contact youth sports teams can start practicing on June 8...

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. The U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights has found a Connecticut policy that allows transgender athletes to compete in girls sports is illegal. The office says the policy violates Title IX, the federal civil rights law that guarantees equal education opportunities for women, including in athletics.  (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)

US: Transgender sports inclusion violates others' rights

May. 28, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's policy allowing transgender girls to compete as girls in high school sports violates the civil rights of athletes who have always identified as female, the U.S. Education Department has determined in a decision that could force the state to change course to keep federal...

In this May 17, 2020, photo, Wanda Cooper-Jones stands near the spot where her 25-year-old son Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed while jogging through a Brunswick, Ga., neighborhood. She says her son ran every day to clear his mind. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)

In his final days, Ahmaud Arbery's life was at a crossroads

May. 25, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — He was at a crossroads, his life stretching out before him, his troubles largely behind him. He had enrolled at South Georgia Technical College, preparing to become an electrician, just like his uncles. But first, he decided, he would take a break. College could wait until the fall....

Recent high school grads help the cause on the front lines

May. 24, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Two months ago they were pulling down rebounds for Cave Spring High School’s boys basketball team. Today, Parker Huffman and Matt Cagle are grabbing groceries off the top shelf. The two Cave Spring seniors stood out in the winter of 2019-20, helping the Knights win a VHSL Class 3...

Florida coach suspended, probed for practice during pandemic

May. 24, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida high school football coach was suspended as administrators investigate whether he held practice against rules and stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic, officials said. The Miami Herald reports that Miami Northwestern Senior High School has launched an investigation...

In this Friday, May 22, 2020 photo, a groom wearing a face mask leads a horse to the track at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Horse racing returned to the track after being idled for one and a half months because of public health officials' concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

The Latest: Fired NASCAR star wins World of Outlaws race

May. 24, 2020 2:07 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Fired NASCAR star Kyle Larson won the World of Outlaws race Saturday night in Pevley, Missouri, a day after finishing second behind brother-in-law Brad Sweet in the first Sprint Cup event with live fans in the dirt...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2014, file photo, students play basketball at Little Singer Community School in Birdsprings, Ariz., on the Navajo Nation. Basketball is woven in the fabric of Native American life. Now, during a global pandemic, the balls have all but stopped bouncing. Already hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, Native Americans are faced with life without basketball — or any other sport - for the forseeable future. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

As Native Americans fight virus, basketball takes a timeout

May. 23, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Basketball is woven into the fabric of Native American life. Kids dribble balls on dirt courts and shoot at makeshift rims on some reservations while tournaments are held in state-of-the art buildings on others. Players and fans may travel hundreds of miles to play and watch games of...

Three Amigos: Lady Mustang tennis seniors talk missed season

May. 23, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — For nearly a decade, McCracken County’s Sophia Shiben, Danni Poat and Isabella McKinney had been waiting their turn. As youngsters, they’d trooped together in small local tournaments and turned summers into extra swings, building for when they were older, taller, faster,...

In this 2017 photo, Carter Broton celebrates in front of a group of fans after scoring a goal for the Owatonna High School boys hockey team at the Four Seasons Centre in Owatonna, Minn. When attempting to define Carter's path that led him back to his hometown, back to organized hockey, and back to realistic aspirations of continuing his playing career at the next level, words like inspiring, incredible, heartwarming and, yes, painful would all be accurate, but only if used in conjunction.  (Jon Weisbrod/The People's Press via AP)

Inspired by sister, Owatonna's Carter Broton resumes hockey

May. 23, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

OWATONNA, Minn. (AP) — As a first-year junior hockey player that laced up skates exactly once in a two-year span directly following his graduation from Owatonna High School in 2017, Carter Broton’s journey to becoming a future college athlete could best be described as unconventional, at least...