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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2020, file photo, empty seats are shown at Levi's Stadium during the first half of an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara, Calif. California health officials announced Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, that they will allow a limited number of fans to attend professional sporting events in counties with lower rates of transmission of the coronavirus. That includes Santa Clara County, home to the San Francisco 49ers professional football team, but health officials there said they won't allow fans at such events anytime soon. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
October 20, 2020 - 6:18 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will let fans back in outdoor stadiums for pro sporting events in counties with low coronavirus infection rates but isn’t ready to allow Disneyland and other major theme parks to reopen, the state's top health official said Tuesday. San Francisco and neighboring...
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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)
October 20, 2020 - 5:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers played for their season Sunday night on Fox, the seventh game of the National League Championship Series. Win and go to the World Series, lose and go home. At the same time, the Los Angeles Rams played a regular season game on NBC against the San Francisco...
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FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2019, file photo, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz reacts during the second half of the Holiday Bowl NCAA college football game against Southern California. The University of Iowa said it would not pay a demand from eight Black former football players for $20 million in compensation for alleged racial discrimination they faced while they played for the Hawkeyes. The players also called for the firings of Kirk Ferentz, offensive line coach Brian Ferentz and athletic director Gary Barta. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez, File)
October 19, 2020 - 9:37 pm
The attorney representing eight Black former Iowa football players who allege racial discrimination during their time with the Hawkeyes said Monday night the university's rejection of their demands, which included a payment of $20 million, is not the end of the matter. Civil rights attorney Damario...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2014, file photo, Minneapolis Star Tribune sports columnist Sid Hartman speaks during a ceremony in which the Minnesota Twins organization honored him before a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Minneapolis. Hartman, an old-school home team booster who once ran the NBA’s Minneapolis Lakers and achieved nearly as much celebrity as some of the athletes he covered, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. He was 100. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)
October 18, 2020 - 10:43 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota sports columnist and radio personality Sid Hartman, an old-school home team booster who once ran the NBA’s Minneapolis Lakers and achieved nearly as much celebrity as some of the athletes he covered, died Sunday. He was 100. Hartman, whose first newspaper column was...
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FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2019, file photo, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz reacts during the second half of the Holiday Bowl NCAA college football game against Southern California. The University of Iowa said it would not pay a demand from eight Black former football players for $20 million in compensation for alleged racial discrimination they faced while they played for the Hawkeyes. The players also called for the firings of Kirk Ferentz, offensive line coach Brian Ferentz and athletic director Gary Barta. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez, File)
October 18, 2020 - 8:37 pm
The University of Iowa said it would not pay a demand from eight Black former football players for $20 million in compensation for alleged racial discrimination they faced playeingfor the Hawkeyes. The university general counsel's office released its response Sunday to a 21-page certified letter...
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October 18, 2020 - 2:16 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish second-division soccer match between Alcorcón and Ponferradina was postponed on Sunday after four coronavirus cases for Alcorcón were confirmed. The Spanish league said those who tested positive — players and staff members — were asymptomatic and in isolation. The positive...
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October 18, 2020 - 1:54 pm
GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Schalke has apologized for its fans’ racist abuse of Borussia Dortmund youth player Youssoufa Moukoko during a match between the rival clubs’ under-19 sides on Sunday. “Derby emotions aside, we completely condemn and oppose such insults,” Schalke said on Twitter. In a...
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October 16, 2020 - 8:40 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer team Santos has suspended a newly-signed contract with international star Robinho after a sponsor made reference to the player's past sexual assault case and cut its ties with the club. “Santos and Robinho have by mutual agreement resolved to suspend the contract...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, people walk by a police station by the front gate of the Artux City Vocational Skills Education Training Service Center in Artux in western China's Xinjiang region. A coalition of human-rights groups has met with the International Olympic Committee over calls to pull the 2022 Winter Olympics out of Beijing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
October 16, 2020 - 7:57 am
Zumretay Arkin posed a question in a recent on-line meeting with Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr., the prominent International Olympic Committee member who oversees preparations for the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing. “Why should China, a country running concentration camps with at least 1 million Muslim...
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A masked Alabama coach Nick Saban speaks with defensive back Josh Jobe (28) during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Alabama won 63-48. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
October 15, 2020 - 3:57 pm
Here are things to watch in Week 4 in the Southeastern Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 3 Georgia at No. 2 Alabama. The mid-week news that Alabama coach Nick Saban tested positive for COVID-19 added a challenging backdrop for the season's first Top 5 matchup. Saban figures to be communicating his...
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