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United States players celebrate with Kristie Mewis, number 22, who scored her side's second goal during the international friendly women's soccer match between The Netherlands and the US at the Rat Verlegh stadium in Breda, southern Netherlands, Friday Nov. 27, 2020. (Piroschka van de Wouw/Pool via AP)
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December 01, 2020 - 9:46 pm
U.S. women's national team players and the U.S. Soccer Federation settled their long-running lawsuit over inequitable working conditions compared with the men's team while leaving their dispute over unequal pay for additional litigation. The parties filed a redacted public notice of the settlement...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, is taken from the Centre County Courthouse by Centre County Sheriff Denny Nau, left, and a deputy, after being sentenced in Bellefonte, Pa. A federal appeals court on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, reinstated former Penn State President Graham Spanier's conviction for child endangerment over his handling of a report that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused a boy in a football team shower. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 01, 2020 - 2:24 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated former Penn State President Graham Spanier's conviction for child endangerment over his handling of a report that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused a boy in a team shower. The 3rd U.S. Circuit...
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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) gets instruction from quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton during an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. The most recognizable trend in hiring NFL head coaches has been to target young, innovative offensive teachers with a track record of developing quarterbacks. (AP Photo/Peter Joneleit)
November 13, 2020 - 6:32 pm
The scouting report on Justin Herbert when he entered the draft out of Oregon was he had the tools to succeed as an NFL quarterback but would need some time to become more refined with the intricacies of the position. Thrust into the starting role far earlier than expected because of an injury to...
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Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz questions a call against his team during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Northwestern, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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November 12, 2020 - 10:19 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A lawyer for 13 Black former Iowa football players announced Thursday that he has filed a lawsuit alleging his clients suffered racial discrimination under longtime coach Kirk Ferentz. The plaintiffs, including former star running back Akrum Wadley and career receptions...
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FILE - In this Feb, 8, 2020, file photo, Kyle Larson climbs into his car as he gets ready for a NASCAR auto race practice at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Despite being suspended for six months for the use of a racial slur, Kyle Larson remains a popular figure in dirt track racing. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
November 10, 2020 - 3:44 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Donald Reed drove more than seven hours to North Carolina last week just to watch Kyle Larson race on dirt tracks. So he wasn’t going to miss out on purchasing a long sleeve shirt with Larson’s name on it to bring home. Standing outside Larson's merchandise trailer in this...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 31, 2019 file photo, Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco, center right, and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, center left, steer their cars during the start of the Baharain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain. Saudi Arabia says it will host a Formula One race starting next year. The kingdom says on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, it will host the race in November 2021 in the Red Sea city of Jiddah. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
November 05, 2020 - 11:29 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia will host a Formula One race next year, a move aimed at attracting well-heeled globe-trotting visitors and raising the kingdom’s profile internationally as a tourist destination. The kingdom said Thursday it will host the race in November 2021 in the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2020, file photo, Pittsburgh wide receiver Tre Tipton (5) goes through drills during an NCAA college football practice, in Pittsburgh. Tre Tipton felt off. Yet the Pittsburgh wide receiver spent years wrestling with his inner demons in silence, assuming it was up to him to sort things out on his own because, well, that's just how things worked. “We have to be the manliest of men,” Tipton said. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
November 04, 2020 - 12:10 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tre Tipton felt off. Yet the Pittsburgh wide receiver spent years wrestling with his inner demons in silence, assuming it was up to him to sort things out on his own because, well, that's just how things worked. “We have to be the manliest of men,” Tipton said. “From a men’s...
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Urban Youth Racing School founder Anthony Martin, left, and his wife Michelle Martin pose for a photo at the school, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Philadelphia. The school has made it its mission to introduce inner-city youngsters, most of them black, to the motorsports world. (AP Photo/Dan Gelston)
November 04, 2020 - 11:18 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jysir Fisher was whisked into victory lane at Dover for a whirlwind of hugs and high-fives with race winner Kyle Larson. Fisher never really watched NASCAR and had no idea who Larson was when they were seated only days earlier at the same table at an awards banquet for a youth...
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People vote at the Vivint Smart Home Arena, home of the NBA Jazz, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
November 03, 2020 - 7:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just past noon on Election Day, after casting her vote where the NBA’s Wizards and NHL’s Capitals play, Mary Pittman exited through one of the arena’s glass doors. Perched on the 77-year-old retiree’s walker: a stars-and-stripes hat touting the basketball team, autographed on the...
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Florida coach Dan Mullen, right, is held back by coaches and law enforcement after a fight broke out at the end of the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Missouri in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. (Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun via AP)
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November 02, 2020 - 4:27 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen did more to inflame than extinguish a tense situation against Missouri, drawing a public reprimand and a hefty fine. The Southeastern Conference docked Mullen $25,000 on Monday for his role in a benches-clearing brawl against the Tigers on Saturday...
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