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USC-Upstate grad’s bold artwork is gaining global acclaim

May. 23, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Early on a school day sometime in 2014, a retired police cruiser pulled around to the loading dock at Dorman High School. Strapped to the top of the Crown Victoria were a pair of giant canvases, paintings in progress for Ludovic Nkoth, who was trying,...

US Soccer Hall of Fame inductees praise equal pay agreement

May. 21, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas. (AP) — Shannon Boxx, Christie Pearce Rampone and Linda Hamilton all celebrated this week's landmark equal pay agreement with U.S. Soccer as the three women were enshrined Saturday in the National Soccer Hall of Fame. "As the women’s national team, we have always...

Rojas hits 3 home runs, Dbacks outslug Cubs in HR derby 10-6

May. 20, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — On a perfect day to play home run derby at Wrigley Field, the big winner was Josh Rojas. Rojas launched his first three longballs of the season and the Arizona Diamondbacks powered past the Chicago Cubs 10-6 Friday. With a strong wind blowing out on a...

After string of adventures, ancient gold ring back in Greece

May. 20, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A more than 3,000-year-old gold signet ring that was stolen from an Aegean island in World War II, crossed the Atlantic, was bought by a Nobel Prize-winning Hungarian scientist and ended up in a Swedish museum has found its way back to Greece. It was the...

Black club pro hopes to thrive, inspire at PGA Championship

May. 18, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The numbers are not in his favor at Southern Hills, which is nothing Wyatt Worthington II hasn’t faced before. Worthington, who spends his working hours giving lessons at The Golf Depot in central Ohio, is among the 20 club professionals who qualified for the...

Renovated NYC museum hall showcases Indigenous perspectives

May. 13, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In his first visit to the American Museum of Natural History, Morgan Guerin had a list. Not of things he wanted to check out, though — a list of things that he hated. It started with seeing certain regalia from his Musqueam Indian Band — sacred objects not...

Shannon Boxx heads into Soccer Hall of Fame as role model

May. 13, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

Shannon Boxx embraced the impact she could have on a younger generation even as she was redefining the role of a defensive midfielder for the U.S. women's national team. Boxx played during a time when the national team was predominately white. At the 2015 Women's World Cup, she was...

Morant, Parker honored by Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

May. 13, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies and Candace Parker of the Chicago Sky are among the athletes being honored with Achievement Awards by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame also announced on Thursday that John Ingram, who led the effort to...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

May. 12, 2022 07:29 AM EDT

Frankort State Journal. May 6, 2022. Editorial: Robinson is proof that dreams do come true Perhaps nothing is more magical than watching someone’s dream come true. That is exactly what happened to University of Kentucky wide receiver and Western Hills graduate...

USA Today's Jarrett Bell wins writers' award for service

May. 11, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

USA Today sports writer/columnist Jarrett Bell has won the Bill Nunn Jr. Award for journalistic contributions while covering pro football. Bell, who has covered the NFL since 1981 and has been with USA Today since 1993, was selected by the Professional Football Writers of America. He...