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Esports arena in the works near Ohio amusement park

Jul. 29, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Amusement park operator Cedar Fair Entertainment plans to add esports to its lineup of roller coasters and water parks. It wants to build a 1,500-seat esports arena in Ohio for gaming tournaments near Cedar Point, its flagship amusement park in...

Illinois woman faces charges in Yellowstone bear encounter

Jul. 29, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An Illinois woman faces criminal charges after she was captured on video being bluff charged by a grizzly bear while she was taking photos in Yellowstone National Park. The woman was among a small group of tourists who spotted the female grizzly...

Europe on vacation, but vaccinations not taking a break

Jul. 29, 2021 07:08 AM EDT

CARRY-LE-ROUET, France (AP) — Europe's famed summer holiday season is in full swing, but efforts to inoculate people against the coronavirus are not taking a break. Instead, with lockdowns easing despite concerns about variants and nations looking to breathe new life...

Hall of Fame-bound Hill was durable force on Jets' O-line

Jul. 29, 2021 05:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Namath was recovering from knee surgery in his hospital room just a few weeks after being drafted by the New York Jets when he heard a knock at his door. And in walked a hulking mountain of a man. It was left tackle Winston...

St John's to unveil Carnesecca statue in arena bearing name

Jul. 29, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — St. John's plans to unveil a statue of Hall of Fame basketball coach Lou Carnesecca this fall in the on-campus arena that bears his name. Commissioned by the university, the statue will be placed across from the main entrance of Carnesecca Arena. A...

More HOF health services coming to help NFL players

Jul. 28, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Hall of Fame Behavioral Health is partnering with the largest provider of telepsychiatry services in the country under an agreement aimed at improving life for current and former NFL players. Array Behavioral Care brings more than 20 years of...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jul. 28, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

The (Columbus) Dispatch. July 26, 2021. Editorial: Bob Moses made Mississippi better The death of Civil Rights leader Bob Moses, 86, on Sunday will be noted across the world by those who believe in the cause of racial justice. But...

Regents approve naming Iowa's football field for Duke Slater

Jul. 28, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The field at Iowa's Kinnick Stadium will be named for Duke Slater, the trailblazing Black football player who was an All-American tackle a century ago, played in the NFL, and became a pioneering Chicago judge. The university's Board of Regents...

More a molehill: Visitors slam London's new tourist 'mound'

Jul. 28, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London’s latest tourist attraction aimed for the heights. It has fallen a bit flat. The Marble Arch Mound, an artificial hill beside one of the city’s busiest intersections, opened this week — and is already offering refunds to disappointed visitors...

5 high school students are named National Student Poets

Jul. 28, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R.C. Davis is a rising high school senior in Oak Park, Illinois, who uses poetry to explore his feelings about gender and family. Kechi Mbah is a rising senior in Houston who first connected to poetry through a competition she watched on YouTube. Sarah Fathima Mohammed, a...