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Merritt Norvell, first Black AD at Michigan State, has died

Oct. 21, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Merritt Norvell Jr., the first Black athletic director at Michigan State, has died. He was 79. A spokesman at the University of Nevada confirmed Wednesday that football coach Jay Norvell, who is Merritt Norvell's son, took some time away from the team because of his father's...

Sports complex planned at former Mississippi water park site

Oct. 21, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A sports complex is being planned at the site of a former water park near Mississippi's capital city, according to officials. P360 Performance Sports announced Tuesday a project under development for the property where Rapids on the Reservoir park once operated at the Ross Barnett...

William & Mary to reinstate women's sports targeted in cuts

Oct. 19, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — William & Mary plans to reinstate three women's athletic programs that had been targeted for abolishment, a decision that helps the school avoid a lawsuit and move closer to gender equity under Title IX. The school announced the plan Monday, reversing a Sept. 3 announcement...

Coach raises awareness about breast cancer in South Carolina

Oct. 18, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) — High school coach Travis Gilliam of Newberry says it was by chance his breast cancer was detected. “I went to a yearly check-up with a pulmonologist for a follow-up on a nodule found on a lung a year prior,” Gilliam explains. “It had not grown and was pretty much...

In this Dec. 13, 2019, photo, Wisconsin's Sydney Hilley (2) tries to block the shot of Texas A&M's Hollann Hans (9) during an NCAA volleyball match at the UW Field House in Madison, Wisc. Wisconsin’s football team continues practicing amid a pandemic knowing the start of its season is only a week away. Members of the Badgers’ other fall sports teams must take a more patient approach. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

As football opens, Wisconsin's other fall athletes must wait

Oct. 15, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

Wisconsin’s football team is practicing amid a pandemic knowing the start of its season is only a week away. Members of the Badgers’ other fall sports teams have no choice but to be more patient. The Big Ten football season starts Oct. 23 — nearly two months later than expected — when...

Alaska high school championships cancelled over virus fears

Oct. 15, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The organization overseeing Alaska high school competitions has cancelled state championship events for all fall activities because of concerns over increased coronavirus cases. The cancellations announced Tuesday by the Alaska School Activities Association affects football,...

Brazil volleyball star Castro to play in new US pro league

Oct. 14, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three-time Brazilian Olympian Sheilla Castro is coming out of retirement to play in a new U.S. professional volleyball league early next year. She also hopes to make another Olympic team after already capturing two gold medals during a decorated career. At 37, Castro will be the...

Dr. Lee Norman, the head of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, answers questions from reporters during a news conference about the coronavirus pandemic, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Norman says the state's hospitals will be stressed this fall and winter because of the pandemic and the state's annual flu season. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Top health official: Kansas 'losing the battle' on COVID-19

Oct. 9, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top public health official warned Friday that the state is “losing the battle” against the coronavirus as it reported another record increase in new cases. The state Department of Health and Environment said Kansas reported 1,855 new confirmed and probable...

Youth sports won't compete in New Mexico this year

Oct. 8, 2020 9:26 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — High school students won't be able to compete in any sports this fall or winter after state officials clarified Thursday that they won't amend a state health order banning school sports this year. “We didn’t update the public health order to ever permit us or K-12 games...

In this 2018 photo provided by CBS, professional volleyball brothers Maddison McKibbin, left, and Riley McKibbin pose for a photo in Los Angeles. The brothers will be competing on The Amazing Race travel challenge reality show that premiers for its 32nd season on Oct. 14, 2020. (Sonja Flemming/CBS via AP)

Volleyball's Beard Bros go from beach to 'Amazing Race'

Oct. 8, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

Riley and Maddison McKibbin traveled enough to circle the globe three times while playing on the international beach and snow volleyball tours last year. As professional athletes, they also know a little bit about performing under pressure. Even that couldn’t prepare them for “The Amazing...