Latest Disability sports News

Trump welcomes wounded warriors who are on their annual ride

Apr. 18, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump highlighted his efforts to build up the military as he welcomed wounded warriors for an annual White House visit. The 22 men and seven women were on the Washington segment of the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride, a multiday cycling event through Maryland and...

St. Cloud coach encourages more diversity in swimming

Apr. 13, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A swimming coach at a St. Cloud high school is working to introduce the sport to more students of color and students with disabilities. Apollo High School coach Alex Badger is running a spring camp for students in grades 3-8 that's intended to encourage those who might not have been...

94-year-old blind veteran goes downhill skiing in Colorado

Apr. 13, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A 94-year-old World War II veteran who's legally blind is not one to back away from a challenge. Warren Heyer, a Navy veteran from Sioux Falls, recently went downhill skiing at a special winter sports clinic in Colorado. "I'm the type of guy who's inquisitive about everything,"...

Magistrate judge censured for misconduct against neighbor

Apr. 10, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico magistrate judge has been censured by the state Supreme Court for alleged acts of willful misconduct against a neighbor. The Alamogordo Daily News reported on Tuesday that Otero County Magistrate Judge Steve Guthrie gave up his right to a formal hearing as part of a...

Boston Marathon to add para athlete divisions in 2020

Apr. 8, 2019 2:04 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When Marko Cheseto lines up in Hopkinton for the start of the Boston Marathon next week, he will already be looking past the finish line, 26.2 miles away. It's next year, when organizers will christen three new para athlete divisions, that he will have a chance to claim something he covets...

Teen Straschnitzki makes new life year after Humboldt crash

Apr. 4, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tom Straschnitzki was wrangling his fussy youngest child when his iPhone buzzed. His hands full, Tom put the phone on speaker and heard the terrifying sound of his oldest son calling from a bus and screaming for help. "Dad, you've got to help this time! You've got to save the boys!...

Trump pivots on pledges, exploring the art of the climb-down

Apr. 3, 2019 5:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — His border shutdown went from imminent to uncertain. A major health care push was declared and then delayed. Funding cuts were inserted in his proposed budget and just as quickly taken out. President Donald Trump has been exploring the art of the climb-down. Trump pivoted on two big...

NY state reverses funding cut to Special Olympics

Apr. 2, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has reversed a proposed $50,000 funding cut to the Special Olympics. Special Olympics New York has received $1.1 million a year from the state to support its regular programs serving 68,000 athletes. Officials inadvertently cut $50,000 when putting together the state...

Shooting instructor reflects on gun safety after accident

Apr. 1, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — At first she didn't think anything had happened. Later she was told to prepare for amputation of her leg. She survived a fight for her life. It was May 1, 2016, a Saturday when Cameon Eisenzimmer of Minot attended a shooter's training session in Napoleon. The competitive handgun shooter...

Budget restoral praised by head of state's Special Olympics

Mar. 29, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The head of Special Olympics in Rhode Island is thanking President Donald Trump for authorizing continued federal funding for the Special Olympics. In a statement Friday, Dennis DeJesus cited what he called a long history of support for Special Olympics from presidents and members...