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  • Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well. The military service academies had to suspend some sporting events last fall amid budget fights in...

  • Vietnam pulls out of hosting Asian Games

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has withdrawn as the host of the 2019 Asian Games, saying it lacked funds and the country's reputation could be at risk if things don't go smoothly. In a statement late Thursday, the government said hosting the event in Hanoi could "promote the country's image...

  • War of words in Northwestern-athletes' union fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The rhetoric is heating up between Northwestern University and a group that's trying to unionize college athletes. A federal agency is considering Northwestern's appeal of a ruling that said scholarship athletes are essentially university employees — and therefore have the...

  • A flawed rape investigation around a star college athlete

    Controversy has surrounded Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston since December 2012, when a freshman at the school reported being raped by a stranger near a popular Tallahassee bar.

  • Biden to attend soccer's World Cup tournament

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is planning to be among the crowds at this summer's World Cup soccer tournament. The White House announced Monday that Biden would travel to Brazil for the event in June. He also plans to attend a U.S. national team game. Brazil expects 600,000...

  • Northwestern players see push as spark for change

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — No matter how they feel about the push to unionize, at least a few Northwestern players see the movement as a spark for change in college sports. The question is whether forming a union to bargain for better health insurance and work conditions is the right move for...

  • Ohio begins pushback against college player unions

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State pushback against a movement to unionize college athletes has begun in Ohio, the football-loving heart of a heated anti-labor campaign in 2011 and home to one of America's highest-grossing collegiate franchises, the Ohio State Buckeyes. A measure approved by the...

  • Unionization would 'destroy' college sports, senators say

    Two Republican senators are warning that allowing college athletes to unionize would "destroy" college sports and "harm the entire U.S. system of higher education." Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Richard Burr of North Carolina have lashed out at a recent decision by a National Labor...

  • Steel company fined $37K in 49ers stadium death

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — California officials have fined a steel company nearly $37,000 in connection with the death of a worker at the site of the San Francisco 49ers new stadium. Edward Lake II, a truck driver with Gerdau Reinforcing Steel West, was crushed in October by a bundle of rebar...

  • GOP senator says NLRB college sports ruling endangers women's Title IX sports

    Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said Thursday that a recent ruling by a National Labor Relations Board regional director in favor of college sports unionization is a threat to college athletics in general and to women's sports under Title IX in particular. In a joint speech on the Senate floor,...

  • Brazil struggles with its World Cup preparations

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Although expectations are high for Brazil's football team at the World Cup, it's already clear the country didn't do a very good job preparing for the tournament. With only two months before the opener, there are serious concerns about the country's readiness. Doubts remain...

  • Northwestern University appeals NLRB's college athlete unionization ruling

    Northwestern University has formally requested that the National Labor Relations Board overrule and reverse a decision by one of its regional directors that said the school's athletes were really employees and therefore had the right to unionize. "While we respect the NLRB process, we disagree...

  • Wednesday deadline in Northwestern athletes case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Northwestern University faces a Wednesday deadline to appeal a ruling by the Chicago-region director of the National Labor Relations Board that its football players are employees of the school and therefore entitled to unionize. Northwestern, based in Evanston, Ill., has...

  • Final Four floor originated in tiny Michigan town

    AMASA, Mich. (AP) — Workers in a tiny Michigan town toiled to produce the hardwood floor on which Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky and Wisconsin will try to produce their shining moment. The floor being used for the Final Four games on Saturday and the national championship game on Monday, all...

  • Manager: Schumacher has 'moments of consciousness'

    GRENOBLE, France (AP) — Michael Schumacher is now showing "moments of consciousness and awakening," more than three months after suffering serious head injuries in a skiing accident, the retired Formula One star's manager said Friday. Schumacher, 45, fell while skiing in France on Dec. 29 and...



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