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FILE - In this March 24, 2020, file photo, a man is seen through the Olympic rings in front of the New National Stadium in Tokyo. Tokyo Olympic organizers on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020 announced a series of 18 test events set to begin in March and run into May. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Tokyo Olympic organizers plan to host 18 test events

Nov. 27, 2020 5:42 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The postponed Tokyo Olympics are getting a kickstart. Local organizers on Friday announced a series of 18 test events set to begin in March and run into May. The Tokyo Olympics are set to open on July 23, 2021, after being postponed eight months ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Quarterback Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams against the Seattle Seahawks in the first half of a NFL football game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Sunday, November 15, 2020. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

The Latest: LA Rams player tests positive for coronavirus

Nov. 18, 2020 2:34 AM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Los Angeles Rams will hold their team meetings from home Wednesday after an unidentified player tested positive for coronavirus Tuesday night. The player is self-quarantining, and the Rams say they are “entering...

Couple gets prison time for paying bribes in college scam

Nov. 17, 2020 3:55 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A California couple got prison time Tuesday for paying $250,000 to get their daughter into the University of Southern California as a volleyball recruit — the latest sentencing in the college admissions bribery scheme that's roiled the worlds of higher education, sports and...

Reagan’s Kyla Waiters, right, spikes the ball past Johnson from the Texas District 26-6A high school volleyball match Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Waiters, who went on to sign a scholarship at Oregon State, was among a half-dozen players who reached out to The Associated Press after a July 2020 story in which players, parents and people familiar with the program said Oregon State coaches physically and emotionally abused some players while the administration took no outward steps to address complaints. (Ron Cortes/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

Players: Oregon St coach used abuse to free up scholarships

Nov. 5, 2020 2:30 PM EST

Midway through her freshman season at Oregon State, Kyla Waiters locked herself in the bathroom, and a concerned teacher's assistant called 911. “I just thought I didn’t want to live anymore,” Waiters said. Her decision a few months earlier to accept a scholarship to play volleyball for...

Merritt Norvell, first Black AD at Michigan State, has died

Oct. 21, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Merritt Norvell Jr., the first Black athletic director at Michigan State, has died. He was 79. A spokesman at the University of Nevada confirmed Wednesday that football coach Jay Norvell, who is Merritt Norvell's son, took some time away from the team because of his father's...

William & Mary to reinstate women's sports targeted in cuts

Oct. 19, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — William & Mary plans to reinstate three women's athletic programs that had been targeted for abolishment, a decision that helps the school avoid a lawsuit and move closer to gender equity under Title IX. The school announced the plan Monday, reversing a Sept. 3 announcement...

In this Dec. 13, 2019, photo, Wisconsin's Sydney Hilley (2) tries to block the shot of Texas A&M's Hollann Hans (9) during an NCAA volleyball match at the UW Field House in Madison, Wisc. Wisconsin’s football team continues practicing amid a pandemic knowing the start of its season is only a week away. Members of the Badgers’ other fall sports teams must take a more patient approach. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

As football opens, Wisconsin's other fall athletes must wait

Oct. 15, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

Wisconsin’s football team is practicing amid a pandemic knowing the start of its season is only a week away. Members of the Badgers’ other fall sports teams have no choice but to be more patient. The Big Ten football season starts Oct. 23 — nearly two months later than expected — when...

Brazil volleyball star Castro to play in new US pro league

Oct. 14, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three-time Brazilian Olympian Sheilla Castro is coming out of retirement to play in a new U.S. professional volleyball league early next year. She also hopes to make another Olympic team after already capturing two gold medals during a decorated career. At 37, Castro will be the...

In this 2018 photo provided by CBS, professional volleyball brothers Maddison McKibbin, left, and Riley McKibbin pose for a photo in Los Angeles. The brothers will be competing on The Amazing Race travel challenge reality show that premiers for its 32nd season on Oct. 14, 2020. (Sonja Flemming/CBS via AP)

Volleyball's Beard Bros go from beach to 'Amazing Race'

Oct. 8, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

Riley and Maddison McKibbin traveled enough to circle the globe three times while playing on the international beach and snow volleyball tours last year. As professional athletes, they also know a little bit about performing under pressure. Even that couldn’t prepare them for “The Amazing...