Latest Disability sports News

Vegas ice-skating canine named Benny wins kennel club award

Dec. 03, 2021 19:45 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An ice-skating dog familiar to Vegas Golden Knights fans is drawing acclaim from the American Kennel Club for his role as a companion animal for children with disabilities. Hockey fans at T-Mobile Arena know “Benny” for his on-ice abilities with...

USGA adds national championship for disabled golfers

Dec. 03, 2021 11:37 AM EST

FAR HILLS, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Golf Association is providing a national championship for players with disabilities that will start next year on the No. 6 course at Pinehurst. The U.S. Adaptive Open Championship is the 15th national tournament for the USGA, open to men...

Against all odds, disabled teen gymnast in Bosnia excels

Dec. 03, 2021 09:53 AM EST

VISOKO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Sara Becarevic was born without a lower left arm in Bosnia, a poor Balkan country notorious for the large-scale social and economic exclusion of people with disabilities. Still, it never occurred to her that that could stop her from pursuing her dream of...

Vet who lost legs has new life via God, triathlons, hunting

Nov. 20, 2021 03:02 AM EST

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two phone calls would change a veteran’s life. The first comes right after Marine Sgt. Zach Stinson arrived for his 2010 tour in Afghanistan. His wife, Tesa, tells him he’s going to be a daddy. The second is four months...

Travel trouble: US Olympians face uncertain road to Beijing

Nov. 12, 2021 14:12 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Making an Olympic team is hard enough. This winter, those who earn their spots on the U.S. squad might find it takes even more work to get to Beijing. Among the slow trickle of information coming out of China in advance of February's Olympics was news...

New York's Empire State Winter Games to return in February

Nov. 10, 2021 15:58 PM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — The Empire State Winter Games will return in February after a one-year hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The amateur winter sports competition will be held Feb. 3-6. Organizers expect around 2,000 athletes to participate at venues in...

Paralympic Games wheelchair tennis champ Nick Taylor retires

Nov. 08, 2021 16:37 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Three-time Paralympic wheelchair tennis champion medalist Nick Taylor has announced his retirement. Taylor, an American who turns 42 this week, won 11 Grand Slam doubles titles with David Wagner — seven at the U.S. Open and four at the Australian...

Hug, De Rozario win NYC Marathon wheelchair races

Nov. 07, 2021 10:01 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Madison de Rozario of Australia has won the New York City Marathon women’s wheelchair race, holding off past champions Tatyana McFadden and Manuela Schär for her first Big Apple victory. The 27-year-old took gold over Schär at this year's Tokyo...

State says disabled not entitled to reasonable accommodation

Nov. 04, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge is weighing whether a medical facility violated the state’s equal accommodation law by refusing to complete a sports physical for a boy with Down syndrome who wanted to compete in Special Olympics. The judge heard arguments Thursday...

Gibbs: Busch should not use mentally disabled slur in anger

Nov. 02, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch should not have used a slur referring to the mentally disabled during a post-race interview and NASCAR was right to order the tempestuous driver to undergo sensitivity training, team owner Joe Gibbs said Tuesday. ...