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FILE - This is a 1970 file photo showing Chicago Bears football player Gale Sayers. Hall of Famer Gale Sayers, who made his mark as one of the NFL’s best all-purpose running backs and was later celebrated for his enduring friendship with a Chicago Bears teammate with cancer, has died. He was 77. Nicknamed “The Kansas Comet” and considered among the best open-field runners the game has ever seen, Sayers died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/FIle)

Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77

Sep. 23, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Gale Sayers, the dazzling and elusive running back who entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame despite the briefest of careers and whose fame extended far beyond the field for decades thanks to a friendship with a dying Chicago Bears teammate, has died. He was 77. Nicknamed “The Kansas...

Some youth sports restrictions removed in St. Louis County

Sep. 23, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County is relaxing some restrictions on youth sports as coronavirus positivity rates have decreased among children in the region, County Executive Sam Page said Wednesday. The new regulations fall short of allowing high-contact high school sports such as football and ice...

Rochester police look over the area of a home after a fatal shooting at a backyard house party, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Rochester, N.Y. Police in Rochester, say several people died and others were wounded by gunfire at a backyard party early Saturday. (Tina MacIntyre-Yee/Democrat & Chronicle via AP)

Deadly party shooting adds new layer to Rochester's grief

Sep. 19, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Already roiled by this month's revelation of Daniel Prude's police suffocation death, the city of Rochester, New York, was further traumatized Saturday when gunfire at a backyard party killed two teenagers and wounded 14 others. “Our community has been hurting enough...

St. Louis County health officials defend sports ban

Sep. 18, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A ban on some high school sports will continue in St. Louis County until the number of coronavirus cases in the county is reduced and in-person education can resume, health officials said Friday. St. Louis County's ban announced Sept. 9 on some moderate-contact and high-contact sports...

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong )

Cowboys' Elliott reveals "painful" new "Feed Me" tattoo

Sep. 18, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott pulled up his jersey to reveal a new “Feed Me” tattoo on his stomach after scoring the first Cowboys touchdown of the season against the Rams. The two-time rushing champion said he got the tattoo over the summer, with the message obvious based on the slogan that...

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2020 file photo, Danbury High School sophomore Alanna Smith speaks during a news conference at the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, Conn. The U.S. Department of Education is threatening to withhold some federal funding for Connecticut school districts if they follow a state policy that allows transgender girls to compete as girls in high school sports. In response to a complaint filed last year by several cisgender female track athletes, including Smith, who argued that two transgender female runners had an unfair physical advantage, the federal agency's office for civil rights determined in May that Connecticut's policy violates the civil rights of athletes who are not transgender. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)

Federal funding threatened over transgender athlete policy

Sep. 17, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education is threatening to withhold some federal funding from Connecticut school districts if they follow a state policy that allows transgender girls to compete as girls in high school sports. In response to a complaint filed last year by several cisgender...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2018, file photo, driver Justin Olsen and Christopher Fogt, Carlo Valdes and Nathan Weber, of the United States, start their third heat during the four-man bobsled final at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. USA Bobsled and Skeleton couldn't hit the road recruiting this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic. So, they made Olympic hopefuls come to them and do so online. USABS took its recruiting process digital this year and team officials say it has led to significant upticks in interest. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

For some bobsled hopefuls, the Olympics may be a click away

Sep. 17, 2020 3:09 AM EDT

USA Bobsled and Skeleton typically has staff spending part of the spring and summer months on the road recruiting, looking for new talent and luring them with the potential of representing their country in the Olympics. This year, amid a pandemic, none of that could take place. So USABS made the entire process...

Ohio school reinstates football players who had police flags

Sep. 15, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio high school reversed the suspension of two football players who defied administrators by carrying flags that signal support for law enforcement at the start of a game. A day after Ohio’s Little Miami High School told the players they would not be allowed to practice,...

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (25) carries the ball against the Houston Texans in the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Edwards-Helaire looks to build on starring debut for Chiefs

Sep. 15, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyrann Mathieu knew perhaps better than just about anybody what the Kansas City Chiefs were getting when they selected running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire out of LSU in the first round of the April draft. You see, Mathieu bleeds purple and gold. He was born and raised in New Orleans,...

Protests for St. Louis County youth sports continue

Sep. 14, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Protests against St. Louis County restrictions on high school sports continued Monday, when hundreds gathered outside the St. Louis County government center to demand that limits be lifted. Protesters urged Democratic County Executive Sam Page to rethink his policy prohibiting some...