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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2019 file photo, Bloomfield High School transgender athlete Terry Miller, second from left, wins the final of the 55-meter dash over transgender athlete Andraya Yearwood, far left, and other runners in the Connecticut girls Class S indoor track meet at Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn. Transgender athletes are getting an ally in the White House next week as they seek to participate as their identified gender in high school and college sports. Attorneys on both sides say they expect President-elect Joe Biden’s Department of Education will switch sides in legal battles that could go a long way in determining whether transgender athletes are treated by the sex on their birth certificates or by how they identify.  (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)

Transgender athletes look to changing of White House guard

Jan. 15, 2021 1:47 PM EST

Transgender athletes are getting an ally in the White House next week as they seek to participate as their identified gender in high school and college sports — although state legislatures, Congress and the courts are all expected to have their say this year, too. Attorneys on both sides say they expect...

Indianapolis Colts' Philip Rivers (17) throws a pass to Jack Doyle for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Buffalo Bills Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Ballard contemplates possibility of Rivers returning to Indy

Jan. 14, 2021 5:21 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard heard the locker room talk. Coach Frank Reich wants Philip Rivers back as the starting quarterback next fall. Two-time All-Pro linebacker Darius Leonard wants another chance to get Rivers his missing Super Bowl ring. So do Leonard's...

High school senior Gabriella Staykova poses for a photo at her home in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. As a senior, she planned on visiting college campuses during the last spring break, but with campuses closed due to the pandemic, she is applying to colleges sight unseen. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Pandemic's toll shows up on students' college applications

Jan. 13, 2021 1:10 AM EST

In a college application season like no other, students who have seen every aspect of their lives disrupted by the coronavirus are grappling with how to show their potential. High school seniors around the U.S. are facing January and February college application deadlines without SAT and ACT entrance exam scores,...

Philadelphia Union Jakob Glesnes, left, and Mark McKenzie battle for the ball against New England Revolutions Henry Kessler during the second half of an MLS soccer playoff match Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Chester, Pa. (Charles Fox/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

McKenzie transfers from Philadelphia to Belgium’s Genk

Jan. 7, 2021 11:42 AM EST

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — The Philadelphia Union have transferred central defender Mark McKenzie to Belgium’s Genk. The Union said Thursday the transfer fee was for multimillion dollars but did not specify the amount. McKenzie, 21, made his Union debut in 2018 and his U.S. national team debut last Feb. 1...

FILE - In this Sept.1969 file photo, Denver Broncos' Floyd Little avoids the tackle of New York Jets' Steve O'Neal (20) during a football game in Denver.  Little, the Hall of Fame running back who starred at Syracuse and for the Denver Broncos, has died.  The Pro Football Hall of Fame said he died Friday, Jan. 1, 2021.   (AP Photo/File)

Floyd Little, Syracuse and Broncos great, dies at 78

Jan. 2, 2021 8:28 PM EST

Floyd Little, the versatile running back who starred at Syracuse and for the Denver Broncos, has died after a long bout with cancer. He was 78. The Pro Football Hall of Fame said he died Friday night at his home in Nevada. “Floyd Little was not only a Hall of Fame running back, he was a Hall of Fame...

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) throws against the Denver Broncos during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Chiefs to start Henne against Herbert, Chargers on Sunday

Jan. 1, 2021 5:51 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Justin Herbert had just turned 10 years old when Chiefs quarterback Chad Henne was drafted by the Dolphins. Think that's wild? The Chargers QB was still in high school the most recent time Henne started a game. That makes quite the matchup Sunday when the 22-year-old Herbert, who...

Oregon quarterback Tyler Shough (12) runs the ball during the second half of an NCAA college football game for the Pac-12 Conference championship against Southern California Friday, Dec 18, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Purdy and Shough return to their roots at the Fiesta Bowl

Dec. 30, 2020 3:15 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Iowa State's Brock Purdy and Oregon's Tyler Shough were baseball teammates when they were younger. They work out together in the offseason and have the same quarterbacks coach. They played against each other four times in high school, including two games that have been called the...

FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, file photo, Army head coach Jeff Monken looks on against Navy during the first half of an NCAA college football game in West Point, N.Y., in the 121st playing of the Army-Navy game. Army has a 9-2 record and was planning to play in the Independence Bowl. When that bowl game was called off because there was not another team available, it suddenly left Army looking for a postseason opponent. The Black Knights could be in line should some bowl-bound team find itself dealing with COVID-19 issues. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)

Jeff Monken's run at Army still going strong

Dec. 30, 2020 2:34 AM EST

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — When Army came calling at Jeff Monken's door, departing for the north was not on his mind. He was content as head coach at Georgia Southern, fresh from pulling off one of the biggest college football upsets in recent memory — 26-20 over the Florida Gators in “The...

Chris Edmonds, a Woodland High School graduate and former NFL player, teaches fitness classes to a chronically underserved population in Braddock, Pa., Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. (Steve Mellon/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Staying fit, building community and fighting ‘COVID handles’

Dec. 26, 2020 3:01 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Edmonds says Pittsburgh saved his life. He came here 26 years ago as a high school junior, seeking refuge from the unforgiving streets of East Point just outside of Atlanta. His mother, a Pittsburgh native raising him alone, sent him back to her hometown to live with his aunt on...

Moses Swaibu poses for a photograph during an interview with the Associated Press in London, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. A former professional soccer play who was jailed in 2015 for match fixing allegations fears the financial crisis in the game caused by the coronavirus could make players more vulnerable to taking bribes. Moses Swaibu tells The Associated Press a match fixer has a potential “pool of people he can manipulate.”

Player jailed in match-fixing plot warns PL stars of dangers

Dec. 24, 2020 4:00 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — When Moses Swaibu stands in front of future Premier League players, warning of the dangers of becoming embroiled in match-fixing, he is speaking from experience. “You do not want to end up in my position, going to prison,” Swaibu recalls telling some of the game's most famous...