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Neo-fascists exploit 'no-vax' rage, posing dilemma for Italy

Oct. 13, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — An extreme-right party's violent exploitation of anger over Italy's coronavirus restrictions is forcing authorities to wrestle with the country's fascist legacy and fueling fears there could be a replay of last week's mobs trying to force their way to Parliament. ...

Olympic swimmer who stormed Capitol pleads guilty to felony

Sep. 29, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge for storming the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot and faces 21 to 27 months in prison. Keller acknowledged in court records that he tried to obstruct...

After threats, killings, no fans at rivalry football game

Sep. 24, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A football game between two rival Chicago schools will be played without spectators Saturday, capping a tumultuous week of threats and the fatal shootings of two students. Simeon Career Academy and Phillips Academy will play with empty seats at Gately...

Nick Diaz returns at UFC 266, still angry and conflicted

Sep. 24, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nick Diaz is a 38-year-old mixed martial artist who hasn't competed in nearly seven years and hasn't won a fight in a decade. He is also the biggest star on the card and the most compelling reason to watch UFC 266. That's not an indictment of Alexander...

Mayhem at Mercedes: Ga Tech faces No. 21 UNC at NFL stadium

Sep. 23, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech is taking the shortest of road trips for a home game that coach Geoff Collins hopes will provide a boost to recruiting. A victory would help, too. In Collins' third season, the Yellow Jackets (1-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast...

No. 12 Wisconsin dismisses freshman RB Crawford from team

Aug. 31, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has dismissed freshman running back Loyal Crawford from the team after police said he armed himself with a knife during a fight in a dorm. Badgers coach Paul Chryst announced the dismissal Tuesday and said freshman running back Antwan...

Wheelchair rugby smashes stereotypes at the Paralympics

Aug. 28, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — American captain Joe Delagrave was asked to explain wheelchair rugby. He knew he wasn't being politically correct about it — he didn't want to be — after the United States defeated Australia 49-42 to reach Sunday's gold-medal final of the Paralympics against Britain. ...

Zverev denies allegations, backs ATP domestic violence rules

Aug. 27, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic tennis gold medalist Alexander Zverev again denied abuse allegations made by a former girlfriend and said Friday he would support the introduction of a domestic violence policy by the men's pro tour. Zverev — a 24-year-old German who was the...

Nice-Marseille game abandoned after fan violence

Aug. 22, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — A French league soccer match between Nice and Marseille was abandoned on Sunday when Marseille refused to restart the game after home fans earlier threw projectiles and invaded the field. Unverified photos on social media showed at least three...

Raiders, Rams end joint practice early after prolonged fight

Aug. 19, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams' second joint practice with the Las Vegas Raiders ended early when the teams had a prolonged brawl Thursday. The fight began during special teams work, and it started and stopped several times before coaches Sean McVay...