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High court sides with ex-athletes in NCAA compensation case

Jun. 21, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court decided unanimously Monday that the NCAA can’t enforce rules limiting education-related benefits — like computers and paid internships — that colleges offer to student athletes. The case doesn’t decide whether students can be...

Transgender weightlifter Hubbard selected for Tokyo Olympics

Jun. 20, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Laurel Hubbard hefted 628 pounds (185 kilograms) in two lifts on the way to qualifying in the women’s super-heavyweight division for the Tokyo Olympics. That's heavy. But it's nowhere near the figurative weight Hubbard has carried to...

Munich wants rainbow-colored stadium for game with Hungary

Jun. 20, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Hungary may play its final group game at the European Championship in a stadium lit up in rainbow colors. Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter said Sunday he was going to write to UEFA to ask for permission for Germany’s stadium to be lit up with the colors as a...

UEFA probes discrimination at Euro 2020 games in Hungary

Jun. 20, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two European Championship soccer matches in Hungary are being investigated for “potential discriminatory incidents," UEFA said Sunday. The governing body of European soccer said a “UEFA ethics and disciplinary inspector has been appointed”...

Denied by Swiss court, Houlihan not in lineup at trials

Jun. 18, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Shelby Houlihan's quest to overturn her doping suspension in time to run at this year's Olympic trials is over. Houlihan's request for an emergency injunction from Switzerland's highest court was turned down Friday because the court didn't have the...

NCAA memo: Emmert urges schools to act on NIL or he will

Jun. 18, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert told the association's more than 1,100 member schools Friday that he will seek temporary rules as early as July to ensure all athletes can be compensated for their celebrity with a host of state laws looming and congressional efforts...

Top medical adviser says 'no fans' safest for Tokyo Olympics

Jun. 18, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The safest way to hold the Tokyo Olympics is without any fans, the top medical adviser to the Japanese government said in a report on Friday. Dr. Shigeru Omi’s recommendation seems to put him at odds with organizers and the International Olympic Committee...

Virus rule extension endangers Euro 2020 final at Wembley

Jun. 18, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — UEFA is in talks with the British government about allowing foreign soccer fans to fly into London for games in the latter stages of the European Championship to avoid moving them from Wembley Stadium. The competition's organizers have a contingency plan...

LEADING OFF: MLB eases protocols, Altuve on power tear

Jun. 18, 2021 03:32 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ EASING UP Major League Baseball has taken another big step in relaxing coronavirus regulations, allowing fully vaccinated players and staff to stop wearing masks in...

Track trials could bring demonstrations on the medals stand

Jun. 18, 2021 02:49 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — If American athletes plan to use their Olympic stage to take a knee or raise a fist, U.S. track and field trials figure to be the first place to see what sort of reaction they'll get. The majority of America's Black Summer Olympians come from track...