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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...

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...

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll wears a mask as he talks to an official during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: Virus knocks out South Alabama-Troy game

Sep. 29, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ South Alabama called off its Saturday game with Sun Belt rival Troy because of COVID-19. The school on Tuesday didn’t say how many players had been affected by the coronavirus, but the team was stopping workouts. South...

FILE - In this June 15, 2020, file photo, Iowa athletic director Gary Barta answers questions during a news conference in Iowa City, Iowa. Members of the University of Iowa women's swimming and diving team sued the school Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, arguing that a decision to eliminate their program violates a landmark gender equity law. Iowa athletic director Gary Barta announced last month that men's and women's swimming and diving, men's tennis and men's gymnastics would be cut after this school year. (Joseph Cress//Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP, File)

Bias suit seeks to block Iowa from cutting women's swim team

Sep. 25, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Members of the University of Iowa women's swimming and diving team filed a legal complaint against the school Friday, arguing that a decision to eliminate their program violates a landmark gender equity law. The complaint argues that Iowa is not offering equal opportunities for...

William & Mary to cut seven sports in pandemic budget crunch

Sep. 3, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — William and Mary says it will cut seven of its 23 intercollegiate sports at the end of the 2021 academic year because of budget constraints related to the coronavirus pandemic. “The pandemic has made these budget constraints acute and has brought us to a point of...

UNO quarantines 4 teams as Nebraska approaches 400 deaths

Sep. 3, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska at Omaha has quarantined four of its sports teams after some athletes tested positive for the coronavirus, even as data show the state approaching 400 COVID-19 deaths. UNO shut down workouts and quarantined members this week of its men’s basketball,...