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Former Texas Tech women's coach disputes firing in lawsuit

Oct. 20, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

Former Texas Tech women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings, who was fired after USA Today published a report detailing players' claims of physical and emotional abuse, filed a lawsuit against the school and athletic director Kirby Hocutt on Tuesday. The lawsuit claims breach of contract, fraud,...

FILE - In this May 27, 2020, file photo, a sign reminds skiers and snowboarders to practice social distancing while wearing a face covering in lift lines at the reopening of Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort, which closed in mid-March to help in the effort to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, in Keystone, Colo. Colorado health officials are weighing in on how to safely navigate the upcoming ski season amid a pandemic as eager skiers and snowboarders who have been cooped up for the greater part of a year prepare to hit the slopes in a matter of weeks. The state released guidance Monday, Oct. 19, after gathering feedback from resorts and county health officials. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

The Latest: Colorado gov. won't toughen virus restrictions

Oct. 20, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

DENVER — Colorado’s governor says he won’t impose new statewide restrictions for addressing what he calls an alarming acceleration of new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Gov. Jared Polis said Tuesday that he will instead encourage the people of Colorado to take responsibility for...

Washington Football Team wide receiver Cam Sims (89) catches a pass for a touchdown in front of New York Giants' Logan Ryan (23) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Rookie LB Crowder placed on IR days after scoring winning TD

Oct. 20, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Two days after scoring a game-winning touchdown in the final minutes, rookie linebacker Tae Crowder was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury by the New York Giants. The last player taken in the NFL draft and the current Mr. Irrelevant, Crowder scored on a 43-yard...

Texas coronavirus cases, hospitalizations continue to soar

Oct. 20, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — New cases of the coronavirus continued to soar in Texas, state health officials said Tuesday, as the number of people in the state hospitalized because of the virus stayed at spiked levels not seen in two months. Tuesday saw the addition of 4,856 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, more...

Members on the Los Angeles Dodgers take warms up during batting practice before Game 1 of the baseball World Series Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

The Latest: Cash appreciative of past interview with Rangers

Oct. 20, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the World Series (all times local): ___ 5:15 p.m. Before Kevin Cash was hired as a first-time manager with the Tampa Bay Rays in December 2014, he had also been interviewed by the Texas Rangers for their vacancy that offseason. Now Cash is leading the Rays...

Los Angeles Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman celebrate with the trophy after winning Game 7 of a baseball National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Friedman's Series: Built Rays, then left to build Dodgers

Oct. 20, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Andrew Friedman isn’t quite torn. The Dodgers’ president of baseball operations since October 2014, he helped build Los Angeles into a power that reached the World Series for the third time in four seasons. He had been Tampa Bay’s executive vice president of...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger celebrates his home run with Enrique Hernandez against the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning in Game 7 of a baseball National League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Arlington, Texas.(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Rays, Dodgers set lineups for Game 1 of the World Series

Oct. 20, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cody Bellinger was in his normal spot in the starting lineup for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Bellinger was batting sixth and playing center field Tuesday night, two days after knocking his right shoulder out of whack during his...

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) and linebacker Jordan Hicks, rear, combine to tackle Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, right front, after a short gain in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Cardinals rising in NFC thanks to much-improved defense

Oct. 20, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

Kyler Murray had some big moments in his return to Texas, throwing a couple of touchdown passes and running for another score. Even so, Arizona's young quarterback knew he wasn't the star of Monday night's dominant 38-10 win over the Dallas Cowboys. That honor belonged to the defense. “They played...

Law enforcement officials at the scene of an officer-involved shooting at an apartment complex  on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Houston. Two Houston officers were shot before a SWAT team was dispatched to the scene, where the suspected shooter was arrested, authorities said. (Godofredo A. Vásquez / Houston Chronicle via AP)

Police: Houston officer killed in shooting, another wounded

Oct. 20, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston police officer was killed and a teenager and another officer were wounded Tuesday when a man opened fire on law enforcement responding to a domestic disturbance call, authorities said. Police Chief Art Acevedo said officers arrived at the apartment in southwest Houston around 8...

Hall of Fame Health launched to help former NFL players

Oct. 20, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

Hall of Fame Health, a nationwide effort to offer services to any former NFL player or team employee and their families, announced its partnership Tuesday with 12 medical care providers. The program will attempt to make everything from treatment to insurance plans to advice available to thousands of people who...