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In this Jan. 13, 2020 photo, members of the media take images of a destroyed bust of Bolivia's former President Evo Morales, after it was knocked down on the orders of Bolivia's sports minister, outside a sports center in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Across Bolivia, the government of interim President Jeanine Áñez is taking down statues, painting over murals, changing the names of soccer fields and stadiums, and trying to erase the legacy of the former leader, who ruled the Andean country for more than 14 years as its first indigenous president. (Daniel James/Los Tiempos via AP)

Erasing Evo: Bolivian bid to remove his image draws backlash

Jan. 22, 2020 12:01 AM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A man with a sledgehammer pounded at the bust of his country's former leader adorning a huge sports stadium that his government had built and named after the then long-reigning president. Ministers from the current government applauded as the head came down. It was a scene...

Renovations modernize Vermont ice skating rink

Jan. 14, 2020 8:10 PM EST

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — You had to be rugged to play at the Hartford Board of Recreation’s rink during its first decade of existence. Built in 1975, the structure was originally no more than a pitched metal roof with chain-link fencing along the sides and above the dasher boards and a...

California police investigating gun report at soccer brawl

Jan. 13, 2020 1:31 PM EST

TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating reports that a spectator pulled a gun during a brawl among players and spectators and caused a panic at a youth soccer tournament in California. The altercation began during the Albion Development Showcase tournament in Temecula on Sunday, KGTV-TV...

In this recent photo, 14-year-old Cyan Smith, left, and 17-year-old Samantha Neff attend wrestling practice at Rock Hill High School in Rock Hill, S.C. (Tracy Kimball/The Herald via AP)

Girls wrestling team blazes trail for sport's future

Jan. 12, 2020 12:01 AM EST

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — On one side of the wall, a Rock Hill High School wrestling practice seems to look and sound like it always has. A whiteboard details the afternoon’s practice plan to the minute. A small but mighty amplifier plays John Mayer. Pairs of boys’ wrestlers, wearing baggy...

Contractor charged with cheating youth soccer club of $17K

Jan. 9, 2020 12:27 PM EST

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut contractor has been charged with failing to reimburse a youth soccer club the $17,000 it paid him for an artificial turf field that he never installed. Robert Malloy, 45, of South Windsor turned himself in Wednesday on a warrant charging him with second-degree...

Ex-teacher sent to prison for sexually abusing 6 students

Jan. 8, 2020 10:39 AM EST

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A former high school teacher and coach was sentenced to six to 12 years in state prison for sexually abusing six students over a period of more than 10 years. Christian Willman, 40, of Coopersburg, was sentenced Tuesday in Bucks County after pleading guilty to several charges,...

Sentencing of ex-Atlantic City mayor moved to Feb. 27

Jan. 2, 2020 1:20 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The sentencing of former Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. has been pushed back until the end of February. The former mayor had been due to appear next week in U.S. District Court in Camden to be sentenced following a guilty plea in October to wire fraud. The new sentencing...

Wisconsin bill makes harassing sports officials a crime

Dec. 31, 2019 1:09 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Harassing sports officials in Wisconsin would be a crime punishable by up to a $10,000 fine and nine months in jail under a bipartisan proposal introduced this week in the Legislature. The bill, which is supported by various sports organizations, is designed to protect referees and...

2 charged with embezzling $50K from youth soccer club

Dec. 27, 2019 2:03 AM EST

ALDIE, Va. (AP) — A former youth soccer club coach in northern Virginia and his wife are accused of embezzling more than $50,000 from the club. Jeffrey J. Kern, 40, and Berkeley C. Kern, 46, surrendered to authorities this month, news outlets report. They have since posted bail and been released from...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) is seen following the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. Clemson won 62-17. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Finally, Fields vs Lawrence: 'This is the future of the NFL'

Dec. 26, 2019 6:31 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Justin Fields and Trevor Lawrence went to high school about 20 miles from each other in the suburbs northwest of Atlanta. They have worked out since middle school with the same quarterback trainer, a former Pac-12 QB and full-time firefighter who is more well-respected than...