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Transgender wrestler's state bid spotlights Texas policy

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:47:30 GMT2017-02-23T05:47:30Z

EULESS, Texas (AP) -- A 17-year-old transgender wrestler who qualified for the girls state tournament while transitioning from female to male has become a high-profile test of a year-old Texas policy now being criticized by the attorney who tried to keep the athlete from competing....



UConn moves forward with plans for new athletic fields

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:16:05 GMT2017-02-23T01:16:05Z

STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- The University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved spending $4.75 million to design its "Athletic District," which will include new stadiums for soccer, baseball and softball....



'Monster' ex-USA Gymnastics doctor charged with sex assault

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:29:59 GMT2017-02-22T22:29:59Z

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A Michigan sports doctor who treated elite female U.S. gymnasts was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting nine girls, including some too reluctant to speak up about the alleged abuse years ago because he was considered a "god."...



Patriots coach named as possible witness at Hernandez trial

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:44:40 GMT2017-02-22T20:44:40Z

BOSTON (AP) -- New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick (BEHL'-ih-chik) has been added to a list of people who could be called to testify at the double murder trial of former player Aaron Hernandez....



The Latest: Attorney general calls sports doctor 'monster'

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:12:35 GMT2017-02-22T20:12:35Z

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The Latest on criminal charges against Dr. Larry Nassar, a former sports doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics (all times local):...



Man gets 5-year term for New York Giants seat license scam

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:38:35 GMT2017-02-22T18:38:35Z

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey man has been sentenced to five years behind bars for defrauding more than a dozen people out of $116,550 in a New York Giants seat license scam....



Wrestler's dad sues to attend matches at rival school

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:56:09 GMT2017-02-22T16:56:09Z

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man has sued to overturn a ban that could keep him from attending his son's high school wrestling tournaments at a rival school....