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Negro Leagues roots: Kansas City T-Bones renamed Monarchs

Jan. 21, 2021 1:01 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City T-Bones of the independent American Association are being renamed the Kansas City Monarchs after the team that played in the Negro Leagues. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum signed a licensing agreement with Mark Brandmeyer’s MaxFun Entertainment, owner of the...

Alabama city seeks tourism bump with sporting events

Jan. 17, 2021 11:09 AM EST

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A southeast Alabama city is trying to increase tourism revenues with sporting events in hopes that more people will travel this year than in 2020, when the pandemic affected the economy. Officials with Visit Dothan said visitors lured to the city by events like softball and baseball...

Mobile County teacher charged in 1990s assault in Tuscaloosa

Jan. 5, 2021 9:14 AM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama schoolteacher was placed on leave after being indicted in an alleged sexual assault on a student in the 1990s, authorities said. Henry Joel Snow of Bay Minette, who works as a teacher and coach in Mobile County, was indicted on four charges of rape and sodomy linked to...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2008, file photo, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson makes catch against the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Detroit. Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson, Jared Allen and Calvin Johnson are first-year eligible players to make the list of 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Johnson, Billups going into Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

Dec. 16, 2020 8:01 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Calvin Johnson, Chauncey Billups, Shane Battier and Jordyn Wieber have been selected for the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, officials said Wednesday. Former Central Michigan softball coach Margo Jonker and photographer Mary Schroeder are also part of the class of standout amateurs,...

Catawba tribal leader dies of COVID-19 complications

Nov. 25, 2020 12:26 PM EST

YORK, S.C. (AP) — A top leader of South Carolina’s only federally recognized American Indian tribe has died of COVID-19 complications. Thomas Cornelious “Butch” Sanders, a member of the Catawba Indian Nation's governing executive committee, died Saturday, The Rock Hill Herald reported....