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NCAA eyes host sites in states with anti-transgender laws

May. 14, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA announced 20 potential host sites for the early rounds of its postseason baseball tournament Friday, including three states that have passed laws requiring athletes to compete in interscholastic sports according to their sex at birth. The...

Sportsbook in 'good standing' after court blocked suspension

May. 14, 2021 10:29 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The operator of a sports betting app in Tennessee is now in “good standing” after it faced suspension over suspected debit card fraud by some users. In a letter Wednesday, Tennessee Lottery General Counsel Alonda McCutcheon wrote that the...

Petition with 350,000 signatures wants Tokyo Games canceled

May. 14, 2021 07:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — An online petition with more than 350,000 signatures calling for the Tokyo Games to be canceled was submitted Friday to local organizers, the International Olympic Committee and others. The Olympics are scheduled to open in just 10 weeks on July 23 in the...

Report: Massage therapist sought Ohio State players for sex

May. 13, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A licensed massage therapist who offered dozens of Ohio State football players massages engaged in consensual sex with five of them, according to a report released by the university Thursday. A law firm hired by the university found that no...

Senators OK sports betting, but not on Husker home games

May. 13, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Sports fans in Nebraska may soon be able to bet legally on nearly all collegiate and professional events, but not on the Huskers when they play at home. Lawmakers tweaked a gambling regulation bill on Thursday that would allow sports betting,...

Amazon cloud technology aids NFL in schedule making

May. 12, 2021 20:53 PM EDT

The process of building the NFL schedule used to be a painstaking one with executives such as Val Pinchbeck spending months slotting the games one by one on his board until there was a final product for the commissioner to approve. Making late tweaks or looking at...

Stokes' first career hits help Pirates finally solve Reds

May. 11, 2021 22:51 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Troy Stokes Jr. drove in runs with each of his first two major league hits, JT Brubaker pitched six strong innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates finally beat the Cincinnati Reds, 7-2 on Tuesday night. Two days after making his debut, Stokes hit an RBI...

Athlete union research aims to improve child protection

May. 11, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A world-wide network of athletes’ unions published research Tuesday aimed at better protecting young people in sports following sexual abuse scandals in gymnastics and soccer. About 300 international athletes, including some Olympians, shared their...

NBA ref diagnosed with cancer, will miss rest of season

May. 10, 2021 21:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran referee Tony Brown, who worked his first NBA Finals last season, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and will miss the rest of the season. The NBA announced Monday that the 54-year-old has been undergoing treatment since his diagnosis last...

UEFA has issues with CL switch to London, Portugal a backup

May. 10, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

Playing the all-English Champions League final on home soil at Wembley is proving problematic. Instead, the players and fans of Chelsea and Manchester City could be headed to Portugal. UEFA's hopes of playing its club showpiece in Istanbul have been scuppered for a second...