Latest Disability sports News

Funeral held for NC businessman, US ambassador Dave Phillips

Nov. 28, 2022 15:52 PM EST

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — A funeral was held on Monday for Dave Phillips, a Triad-area businessman and philanthropist who also served as a North Carolina state Cabinet secretary and U.S. ambassador. Phillips died Nov. 20 at age 80 at his High Point-area home after a short battle...

Paris 2024 Olympics, Paralympics mascot is a smiling hat

Nov. 14, 2022 09:21 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The mascots for the 2024 Paris Olympics and Paralympics have been revealed — a Phrygian cap. The soft red cap, also known as a liberty cap, is an updated version of a conical hat worn in antiquity in places such as Persia, the Balkans, Thrace, Dacia and Phrygia, a...

Bruins cut ties with player who bullied Black classmate

Nov. 06, 2022 21:53 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins decided Sunday to rescind their contract offer to prospect Mitchell Miller, who had his draft rights relinquished by Arizona for bullying a Black classmate with developmental disabilities in middle school. The team signed Miller to an entry-level...

Bruins sign player convicted of assault on Black classmate

Nov. 04, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins have signed defenseman Mitchell Miller, who had his draft rights relinquished by Arizona for bullying a Black classmate with developmental disabilities in middle school. The Bruins signed Miller to an entry-level contract on Friday after spending...

The 2024 Paralympics in Paris won't open in stadium

Oct. 20, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The world's best Paralympic athletes, parading down France’s most famous boulevard with their prosthetic limbs, mobility chairs and stories of adversity, heading to a grand celebration of their prowess and sports on the Paris square where the French Revolutionaries of 1789 chopped...

Wheelchair star Esther Vergeer on Tennis Hall of Fame ballot

Oct. 17, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Dutch wheelchair star Esther Vergeer is among three new International Tennis Hall of Fame nominees for the Class of 2023 announced Monday, joining the half-dozen holdovers from the vote last year, the first time in history no one on the ballot was selected. ...

USA Curling: CEO prioritized athlete safety as head of NWSL

Oct. 04, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — USA Curling says CEO Jeff Plush “acted in accordance with prioritizing the safety of athletes” during his tenure as leader of the National Women's Soccer League, where an investigation uncovered years of systemic emotional abuse and sexual misconduct. The...

Paris taps French stage director Jolly for Olympic opening

Sep. 21, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris Olympic organizers appointed prize-winning French theater director Thomas Jolly on Wednesday to direct the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2024 Games and the Paralympics. As artistic director, the 40-year-old Jolly will be tasked with bringing to life...

IOC president Bach discusses 'challenges' for 2026 Games

Sep. 16, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Costly construction delays, a leadership vacancy linked to a volatile political climate and a lack of sponsors amid a spreading financial crisis has prompted International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach to acknowledge the “challenges” facing organizers of the 2026 Winter...

Horse trainer, wheelchair athlete to attend royal funeral

Sep. 13, 2022 07:02 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said on Tuesday his official delegation to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral next week will include racehorse trainer Chris Waller and wheelchair tennis star Dylan Alcott. Waller and Alcott are among 10 “everyday...