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Illini sell more beer than expected at home football games

Dec. 10, 2019 4:25 PM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Football fans have been thirstier than expected, University of Illinois athletic officials said. Memorial Stadium beer sales totaled roughly $488,000 during home games this season, The (Champaign) News-Gazette reported. When school officials announced plans earlier this year to sell...

Same as Olympics: Tokyo Paralympic ticket demand tops supply

Dec. 10, 2019 2:36 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — When it comes to tickets, next year's Tokyo Paralympics will be just like the Olympics: There's more demand than there are tickets. “The interest is there and we are absolutely delighted," International Paralympic President Andrew Parsons told The Associated Press in an interview...

Sprint exec messages suggest T-Mobile deal may boost prices

Dec. 9, 2019 6:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Messages by a Sprint executive revealed in federal court suggested he thought an acquisition by T-Mobile might push up mobile-service prices for consumers, undercutting T-Mobile's argument that its deal will benefit Americans. The text messages, presented by attorneys for a coalition of...

Funding still needed for 2021 athletic event in Eugene

Dec. 9, 2019 11:05 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon state officials have only identified about half of the $40 million they’ve committed to the 2021 World Athletics Championships to be held in Eugene. The Register-Guard reports that records show the full state contribution represents about half the nearly $80.9 million...

State AGs look to head off T-Mobile-Sprint deal in court

Dec. 6, 2019 3:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A high-drama telecom deal is heading to court. T-Mobile, in its attempt to buy Sprint for $26.5 billion, has already notched approvals from key federal regulators. Now it must convince a federal judge that the 14 state attorneys general suing to stop the deal are wrong. A trial starts...

Details confirmed for Tokyo Olympic marathon, race walks

Dec. 4, 2019 2:31 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Dates and details of the routes to be used for the Tokyo Olympic marathon and race walk events in Sapporo were announced Wednesday, weeks after the IOC ordered the switch in search of cooler temperatures despite opposition from city officials. The IOC and the Tokyo organizing...

Boston Marathon will serve as qualifier for 2020 Paralympics

Dec. 4, 2019 2:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon will serve as qualifying for the 2020 Paralympics. The top two American men and women who meet the qualifying standards in the arm or vision impairment classifications will be nominated to the U.S. team for the 2020 Games in Tokyo. Boston was the first major marathon to...

Hot Water: Pressure to move Tokyo Olympics open-water venue

Dec. 4, 2019 4:02 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The IOC moved next year’s Tokyo Olympic marathons and race walks out of the Japanese capital to avoid the stifling heat and humidity. Now some swimmers and an 11,000-member coaching body are asking that something similar should be done with the distance-swimming venue in Tokyo Bay....

Brewster’s assistant rec director has passion for running

Dec. 3, 2019 9:37 AM EST

BREWSTER, Mass. (AP) — It was in his hands. Stephen Headley was going to the Olympics. Headley, who recently started as the assistant recreation director in Brewster, was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Wilbraham. His parents came to the U.S. from Barbados when Headley’s father went to school at...

NY team helping immigrant runners realize American dream

Nov. 30, 2019 8:17 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A no-name entrant at this month’s New York City Marathon — literally, he didn’t even qualify to have his name printed on his bib — Girma Bekele Gebre crashed the elite field and finished third in the largest 26.2-mile race in the world. A week later, the...