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Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller, right, kicks off as Ryan McCord (27) holds to start the second half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. With the kick, Fuller became the first female to play in a Southeastern Conference football game. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Vanderbilt K Fuller becomes first woman to play in Power 5

Nov. 28, 2020 6:12 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Sarah Fuller was playing around with a teammate a couple months ago when she kicked a soccer ball through the uprights from 45 yards away. She joked about being able to kick a football with teammates during the Southeastern Conference soccer tournament. On Saturday, she made history. ...

Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller, right, kicks off as Ryan McCord (27) holds to start the second half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. With the kick, Fuller became the first female to play in a Southeastern Conference football game. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Vanderbilt kicker breaks barrier but Missouri dominates 41-0

Nov. 28, 2020 5:24 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Sarah Fuller made history, but her barrier-breaking kickoff was the only highlight for Vanderbilt as Missouri dominated the Commodores 41-0 on Saturday. Fuller became the first woman to participate in a Power 5 conference football game when she kicked off to start the second half....

How the Tennessee vs. Alabama football series began

Nov. 28, 2020 10:18 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The first football game played between Alabama and Tennessee had just ended in shame, and a prominent Birmingham city official pondered whether the sport itself had a future in his city. A gorgeous Thanksgiving afternoon on Nov. 28, 1901, at West End Park in Birmingham turned ugly...

In this image provided by Vanderbilt Athletics, Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller looks on during NCAA college football practice, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Fuller, a goalkeeper on the Commodores' women's soccer team, will don a football uniform on Vanderbilt's sideline and she is poised to become the first woman to play in a Power 5 game when the Commodores take on Missouri.  (Vanderbilt Athletics via AP)

Woman soccer player will dress, poised to play for Vandy

Nov. 27, 2020 5:19 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Women’s soccer player Sarah Fuller will don a football uniform Saturday for Vanderbilt and is poised to become the first woman to play in a Power 5 game when the Commodores visit Missouri. “Let's make history,” senior Sarah Fuller wrote Friday on Twitter with a...

Missouri quarterback Connor Bazelak (8), Drake Heismeyer (69) and Cade Musser (87) walk off the field after an NCAA college football game against South Carolina, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Vandy-Mizzou back on after SEC continues COVID-19 juggling

Nov. 27, 2020 5:03 PM EST

Missouri and Vanderbilt were supposed to play each other last month, only to have a combination of positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing force the Southeastern Conference to juggle the schedule. The juggling continued this week: In the most 2020 combination of events, the Tigers had their game against...

Netherlands' Sherida Spitse, left, and United States Kristie Mewis vie for the ball during the international friendly women's soccer match between The Netherlands and the US at the Rat Verlegh stadium in Breda, southern Netherlands, Friday Nov. 27, 2020. (Piroschka van de Wouw/Pool via AP)

US women beat Netherlands 2-0 in World Cup rematch

Nov. 27, 2020 4:07 PM EST

BREDA, Netherlands (AP) — Rose Lavelle scored against the Netherlands again, Kristie Mewis scored in her first appearance for the United States in six years and the U.S. women won a rematch of last year's World Cup final by the same score, 2-0, on Friday. The older sister of starter Sam Mewis came in as a...

Fires sweeps Chicago home, killing elderly couple

Nov. 27, 2020 2:52 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Fire officials are investigating an overnight house fire on Chicago's northwest side that killed an elderly couple who became trapped as flames engulfed their residence. The bodies of Robert Szalacha, 85, and his wife, Carol Szalacha, 78, were found inside their home Thursday night after...

Mourning fans wave from an overpass at the caravan carrying the remains of Diego Maradona to his resting place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title died from a heart attack at his home Wednesday, at the age of 60. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

3 funeral workers fired over Maradona coffin photos

Nov. 27, 2020 12:19 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Three funeral workers have been fired for posing for photos alongside the body of soccer star Diego Maradona shortly before his funeral. The images distributed across social media created outrage, even death threats, across a nation that venerated Maradona, who died Wednesday...

Chelsea's head coach Frank Lampard holds the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United v Chelsea at the St. James' Park in Newcastle, England, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (Owen Humphreys/Pool via AP)

Lampard not surprised to see Tottenham reborn under Mourinho

Nov. 27, 2020 11:54 AM EST

Frank Lampard never gave any credence to the view that Jose Mourinho, his old mentor, was a manager who had been swept aside by the modern game. Lampard, after all, developed a special bond with Mourinho while becoming one of the world’s great attacking midfielders under the Portuguese coach in their...

Mourners embrace as they wait to see Diego Maradona lying in state outside the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. The Argentine soccer great who led his country to the 1986 World Cup died Wednesday at the age of 60. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Argentines bid a raucous farewell to Maradona amid clashes

Nov. 26, 2020 6:33 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Soccer superstar Diego Maradona was buried Thursday in a private ceremony attended by only two dozen people — a stark contrast to earlier in the day when tens of thousands of weeping fans filed past his coffin for hours in an observance that mixed head-of-state-like honors with...