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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...

Body recovered after boy swept from northern Michigan pier

Sep. 23, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Mich. (AP) — Divers recovered the body of a 12-year-old Tennessee boy who was swept off a pier into Lake Michigan, authorities said Wednesday. The body of 12-year-old Lane Frame was found next to the Frankfort Pier in about 10 feet of water around 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Benzie County...

BC pauses swim team activities; outdoor dining extended

Sep. 10, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (AP) — Boston College has suspended activities for its men's and women's swimming and diving program after some team members tested positive for the coronavirus, the school said Thursday. A Boston College spokesperson said in an email that the athletes who tested positive are in...

BC pauses swim team activities; outdoor dining extended

Sep. 10, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (AP) — Boston College has suspended activities for its men's and women's swimming and diving program after some team members tested positive for the coronavirus, the school said Thursday. A Boston College spokesperson said in an email that the athletes who tested positive are in...

Asian students decry elimination of 5 sports at Dartmouth

Aug. 27, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

Dartmouth College has insisted that eliminating five sports is mostly about saving money but some Asian athletes claim the cuts were possibly discriminatory and serve to “perpetuate anti-Asian prejudices.” The school in July announced that it was getting rid of men’s and women’s...

Michael Toth, athletic trainer, left, takes Gavin Guers' temperature before football practice at Blue Mountain High School in Orwigsburg, Pa., on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (Lindsey Shuey/The Republican-Herald via AP)

The Latest: Purdue announces pay cuts in athletics

Aug. 25, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Purdue has announced football coach Jeff Brhom, basketball coaches Matt Painter and Sharon Versyp and athletic director Mike Bobinski have voluntarily taken a 20% pay cut and agreed to give up money from incentives, effective...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 1988, file photo, Canadian Ben Johnson, left, signals victory ahead of the United States' Carl Lewis, as he wins the 100-meter final at the Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Rick Wilking, File)

AP WAS THERE: 1988 Seoul Olympics

Aug. 11, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story was published in The Clarksdale Press Register (Miss.) on Oct. 3, 1988. The story, a review of the major developments at the Seoul...