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Former White Sox trainer sues GM Hahn, team over termination

May. 11, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former athletic trainer for the Chicago White Sox is alleging in a lawsuit that he was fired by the team because of his sexual orientation, age and disability. The actions of White Sox general manager Rick Hahn and the club, according to the lawsuit filed Monday in...

University of Minnesota to host 2026 Special Olympics USA

May. 06, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The 2026 Special Olympics USA Games will be held at the University of Minnesota, officials announced Friday. Gov. Tim Walz said he is “incredibly proud” to have Minnesota host the seven-day event, which is expected to draw as many as 4,000 athletes, 10,000...

Biden says Olympians brought a bit of unity to weary nation

May. 04, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday hailed Team USA for bringing a bit of unity to a pandemic weary nation as he hosted a White House celebration with about 600 athletes from this year's Winter Olympics in Beijing and the coronavirus-delayed Summer Games held in 2021 in Tokyo. ...

Bidens to host 2020, 2022 US Olympic Teams at White House

May. 02, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to host the 2020 and 2022 U.S. Olympic Teams at the White House on Wednesday, celebrating athletes from the most recent winter Games while staging a much delayed, in-person celebration for participants of last summer's Tokyo Olympics. ...

Kentucky State Police hold fundraiser for Special Olympics

Apr. 22, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky residents are invited to cover state police cruisers with stickers next week to help raise money for Special Olympics. “Cover the Cruiser” will be held at locations across the state during the last week of April, police said in a statement....

Full field returns for Boston Marathon coming-out party

Apr. 19, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Fans dressed as unicorns. Bands playing music. Kids jumping on trampolines. And the loudest Wellesley scream tunnel anyone can remember. The Boston Marathon was back to a full field and back in the spring for the first time since 2019, and fans along...

Invictus Games opens with Prince Harry tribute to Ukrainians

Apr. 16, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Invictus Games competition for wounded, injured and ill service personnel and veterans opened Saturday night in the Netherlands with a standing ovation and a tribute from Prince Harry for the Ukrainian team members who left their war-torn nation to compete. ...

For Ukrainian competitors, Invictus Games are break from war

Apr. 15, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Until a few days ago, Volodymyr Musyak was on the front lines defending Ukraine from Russia's devastating assault on his nation. Now he's preparing to pick up a bow and arrow in the Invictus Games archery competition. The sporting event for active...

Sex abuse case in snowboarding exposes flaws in reporting

Apr. 14, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — When former members of the U.S. snowboarding team wanted to report sex-abuse allegations against a longtime coach, they received conflicting information that left them unsure of where to turn — or whether they wanted to pursue the cases at all. An Instagram post...

China used TV, TikTok stars in discreet Olympics campaign

Apr. 08, 2022 02:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” TV star, a Paralympic swimmer and a self-described “brand king” were among the Instagram and TikTok influencers who were paid by Chinese officials for a discreet campaign that promoted the Beijing Winter Olympics, new Justice...