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No. 12 Wisconsin dismisses freshman RB Crawford from team

Aug. 31, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has dismissed freshman running back Loyal Crawford from the team after police said he armed himself with a knife during a fight in a dorm. Badgers coach Paul Chryst announced the dismissal Tuesday and said freshman running back Antwan...

Wheelchair rugby smashes stereotypes at the Paralympics

Aug. 28, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — American captain Joe Delagrave was asked to explain wheelchair rugby. He knew he wasn't being politically correct about it — he didn't want to be — after the United States defeated Australia 49-42 to reach Sunday's gold-medal final of the Paralympics against Britain. ...

Zverev denies allegations, backs ATP domestic violence rules

Aug. 27, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic tennis gold medalist Alexander Zverev again denied abuse allegations made by a former girlfriend and said Friday he would support the introduction of a domestic violence policy by the men's pro tour. Zverev — a 24-year-old German who was the...

Nice-Marseille game abandoned after fan violence

Aug. 22, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — A French league soccer match between Nice and Marseille was abandoned on Sunday when Marseille refused to restart the game after home fans earlier threw projectiles and invaded the field. Unverified photos on social media showed at least three...

Raiders, Rams end joint practice early after prolonged fight

Aug. 19, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams' second joint practice with the Las Vegas Raiders ended early when the teams had a prolonged brawl Thursday. The fight began during special teams work, and it started and stopped several times before coaches Sean McVay...

Voters to decide bond question for proposed soccer stadium

Aug. 17, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It will be up to Albuquerque voters to decide whether they want to foot the bill for a new soccer stadium. The City Council voted 7-2 Monday to put the bond question on the Nov. 2 ballot following a two-hour debate. If...

Key dates and developments in the Baylor assault scandal

Aug. 11, 2021 21:49 PM EDT

Some of the key dates and allegations against Baylor in the school’s sexual assault scandal: — Spring 2012: The mother of a women’s volleyball athlete met with an associate athletic director and informed him her daughter had been sexually assaulted by multiple...

NCAA hands Baylor probation, fine in sex assault scandal

Aug. 11, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

The NCAA said Wednesday that its long investigation of the Baylor sexual assault scandal would result in nothing more than probation and other relatively minor sanctions because the egregious, “unacceptable” behavior at the heart of the case did not violate its rules. ...

Michigan State AD Beekman to take on new role at school

Aug. 05, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The man hired by Michigan State to replace the school’s athletic director who retired following the sex abuse scandal involving former sports doctor Larry Nassar has a new job. Bill Beekman is moving this fall from vice president and AD to a...

MLB extends Castro's domestic violence leave through July 29

Jul. 23, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington Nationals infielder Starlin Castro's administrative leave was extended an additional seven days Friday by Major League Baseball through July 29 under its domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy. The leave began July 16 under...