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In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 photo, Marc Buoniconti, who was paralyzed from the shoulders down making a tackle in college in 1985, poses for a portrait in his office at the The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis in Miami. As the Super Bowl returns to Miami this week, Marc has mixed feelings about the sport. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Paralyzed at 19, Buoniconti has mixed feelings on football

Jan. 30, 2020 3:42 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — With the Super Bowl coming to town, Marc Buoniconti sat in his office talking about the Chiefs-49ers matchup and wondered who was favored, so he looked at the phone strapped on the right arm of his wheelchair. “Siri, what is the current point spread for the Super Bowl?”...

Former Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula is greeted on the field by former players during half time at an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The 1972 undefeated team was celebrated on the field. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Don Shula at 90: His wife says he has a 'beautiful life'

Jan. 3, 2020 1:15 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Don Shula has been about longevity for, well, a long time. He entered the NFL as a player in 1951 and retired in 1995 after coaching the Miami Dolphins for 26 years. He won more games than any coach in league history, a record that has stood for, coincidentally, 26 years. And now he’s...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2005, file photo, President Bush awards baseball legend Frank Robinson the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the first black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, died Feb. 7, 2019. He was 83.  (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)

Sports losses in 2019: Newcombe, Robinson, Starr, Havlicek

Dec. 31, 2019 11:52 AM EST

They ran the next legs, taking the baton from Jackie Robinson as black players claimed their place in the game. The deaths in 2019 of Don Newcombe and Frank Robinson left baseball not only without two pillars on the diamond but two pillars in its fight against iniquities. Newcombe, a pitcher for the Brooklyn...