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This undated handout photo provided by Christopher Harris shows George Floyd. The mayor of Minneapolis called Wednesday, May 27, 2020, for criminal charges to be filed against officer Derek Chauvin, who is seen on video kneeling against the neck of handcuffed Floyd, who complained that he could not breathe and died in police custody. (Christopher Harris via AP)

Mayor says George Floyd's body will return to Houston

May. 30, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The mayor of Houston said Saturday that the body of George Floyd, whose death after a Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee on his neck during an arrest has sparked protests across the U.S, will be returning to the city where he grew up. Floyd was a Houston native before moving to...

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....

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...

Star college football recruit charged with attempted murder

May. 22, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

ACCOKEEK, Md. (AP) — A high school football player designated as a star recruit for colleges by ESPN is accused of trying to kill his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend. Luke Hill, 18, faces charges including attempted first-degree murder after allegedly firing gunshots that struck a home in Accokeek, Maryland, on...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa passes during an NCAA college football game against LSU in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Tagovailoa is a rarity in the NFL: a left-handed quarterback, something the league hasn't had in several years. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

Lefty QB Tua Tagovailoa a rarity in the right-handed NFL

May. 16, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

When Tua Tagovailoa signed his rookie contract with the Miami Dolphins, the left-handed quarterback from Alabama didn’t have to worry about smudging his signature. He signed the documents with his right hand. Yes, the NFL’s latest lefty QB is a natural right-hander, one whose father, Galu, turned...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is shown on the sidelines in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Army in Ann Arbor, Mich. Jim Harbaugh is pushing for a change that would allow football players to enter the NFL draft after their freshman or sophomore seasons in college. Harbaugh shared that idea among others in an open letter to the football community Thursday, May 7, 2020. Currently, players are not eligible for the NFL draft until they have been out of high school for at least three years.  (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)

Jim Harbaugh proposes one-and-done rule change for NFL draft

May. 8, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is pushing for a change that would allow football players to enter the NFL draft after one year in college. “My first proposal is that we put this decision to `go or stay' in the hands of the individual and his family, not in the form of an NFL,...

Louisville football signee shot and killed in Florida

Apr. 26, 2020 2:58 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A star high school football player from Florida who had signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Louisville was fatally shot late Saturday, Orlando police said. Dexter Rentz Jr. tied a state record in 2017 when he intercepted five passes in a single game while playing as...

Winners announced in Tennessee AP journalism competition

Apr. 24, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Winners have been announced in the Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors competition to honor the best in professional and college journalism in 2019. The AP competition, which received more than 840 entries, is sponsored by Middle Tennessee State...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, Washington State running back Max Borghi, center, is tackled after a short gain by Colorado linebacker Davion Taylor, top, and defensive back Nick Fisher in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Boulder, Colo. Taylor took an unusual path to the cusp of the NFL draft. He did not play in high school because of his religion and spent two years at a community college before spending two seasons at the University of Colorado. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

NFL prospect only played in two high school games

Apr. 21, 2020 2:16 AM EDT

BOULDER, Colorado (AP) — Like any high school football star, Davion Taylor proudly wore his jersey to class on Friday, sauntered into the pep assembly and chowed down the pregame meal with his teammates. Then, he’d hand his jersey to his coach and hustle home before kickoff. “That was the...

FILE - In this March 1, 2020, file photo, Lenoir-Rhyne defensive back Kyle Dugger runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Dugger made Hickory, North Carolina, a must stop for NFL scouts last fall.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Division II star leads class of small-school draft prospects

Apr. 15, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Dugger played most of his college football career in the shadows of higher-profile players and programs. Appalachian State was less than a two-hour drive north of the Lenoir-Rhyne campus. The Tobacco Road triad of Duke, North Carolina and North Carolina State was about two hours...