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Major League Baseball Pulls All-Star Game From Georgia
In The States
Major League Baseball Pulls All-Star Game From Georgia
2021-04-02 20:31:46
by TWN Staff

Major League Baseball said Friday it would move its annual All-Star Game out of Georgia, citing the state government’s recent decision to put in place more restrictive measures on who is able to vote in coming elections. “Major League Baseball... Read More

US Draws Close to 100M Vaccinations as Baseball Resumes
Health
US Draws Close to 100M Vaccinations as Baseball Resumes

The U.S. moved closer Thursday toward vaccinating 100 million Americans in a race against an uptick in COVID-19 cases that is fueling fears of another nationwide surge just as the major league baseball season starts and thousands of fans return... Read More

Supreme Court Seems Ready to Back Payments to Student-Athletes
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Seems Ready to Back Payments to Student-Athletes
2021-03-31 21:00:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A majority of justices, representing both sides of the High Court’s ideological divide, appeared ready during oral arguments on Wednesday to allow college athletes to be compensated monetarily for their efforts. In doing so, they also signaled they... Read More

Ball In Their Court: Justices Take on NCAA Restrictions
Supreme Court
Ball In Their Court: Justices Take on NCAA Restrictions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NCAA and former college athletes are getting ready to play ball at the Supreme Court. With the March Madness basketball tournament ongoing, the high court will hear arguments Wednesday in a case about how colleges can... Read More

COVID-19 Sniffing Dogs Are Here To Stay, But Will They Make A Difference?
Health
COVID-19 Sniffing Dogs Are Here To Stay, But Will They Make A Difference?
2021-03-24 13:07:39
by Daniel Mollenkamp

ATLANTA - On Sunday, NASCAR joined the list of places using coronavirus-sniffing dogs as a tool to battle the virus's spread. The dogs can be taught to speedily screen large, busy crowds. This, together with the low cost involved in... Read More

Biden Called on to Boycott 2022 Beijing Games
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Biden Called on to Boycott 2022 Beijing Games
2021-03-18 12:52:19
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Dhondup Wangchen is having déjà vu, and it isn’t pleasant for him. The Tibetan filmmaker, imprisoned by the Chinese government in 2008 on charges related to his documentary, Leaving Fear Behind, is once again protesting Beijing hosting the... Read More

Fauci Warns Against Super Bowl Parties to Avoid Virus Spread
Health
Fauci Warns Against Super Bowl Parties to Avoid Virus Spread

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top infectious disease expert doesn't want the Super Bowl to turn into a super spreader. Dr. Anthony Fauci, says when it comes to Super Bowl parties during the pandemic, people should “just lay low and... Read More

College Sports Faces Bribery Scandal After Conviction of Adidas Marketers
Sports
College Sports Faces Bribery Scandal After Conviction of Adidas Marketers
2021-01-25 17:23:00
by Tom Ramstack

A federal court in New York on Friday upheld the convictions of three Adidas shoe company executives for paying bribes to basketball recruits to direct them to specific universities. The bribes were to ensure the recruits signed with Adidas-sponsored schools.... Read More

Tokyo Olympics Q&A: 6 Months Out and Murmurs of Cancellation
Sports
Tokyo Olympics Q&A: 6 Months Out and Murmurs of Cancellation

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics are to open in six months on July 23 and organizers have no public program planned to mark the milestone. There is too much uncertainty for that right now. Tokyo and other parts of... Read More

Supreme Court to Decide Whether NCAA Can Refuse Pay for Football and Basketball Stars
Sports
Supreme Court to Decide Whether NCAA Can Refuse Pay for Football and Basketball Stars

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to decide whether major colleges and universities are violating federal antitrust laws by refusing to pay the football and basketball players who bring in hundreds of millions of dollars to their campuses. The... Read More

Senate Bill Would Allow Payment for College Student Athletes
Sports
Senate Bill Would Allow Payment for College Student Athletes
2020-12-15 16:17:55
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Student athletes would get a big opportunity to earn income from their sports under a bill introduced in the Senate last week. The proposed legislation would allow them to strike up contracts with advertisers to use their names... Read More

10 US Senators Pledge to Draft a Bill of Rights for College Athletes
Sports
10 US Senators Pledge to Draft a Bill of Rights for College Athletes

College athletes have made their voices heard with unprecedented volume this summer, asserting themselves on issues of health and safety, social justice and financial equity. Now, with the college sports landscape in a state of chaos, that movement may now... Read More

As Sports Teams Struggle, So Do Their Hometowns
Sports
As Sports Teams Struggle, So Do Their Hometowns

J. Gilligan’s Bar & Grill, known for its signature Irish nachos, sits less than a mile from the home stadiums of the Dallas Cowboys football team and the Texas Rangers baseball team in Arlington, Texas. For years, fans have converged... Read More

Fans Would Be Just As Upset by Lack of Football as Losing the White House
Opinion Polls
Fans Would Be Just As Upset by Lack of Football as Losing the White House
2020-08-04 19:39:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Football fans for teams at both the college and professional level would be just as upset by a season without games as they would by their preferred candidate losing the race for the While House, a new survey... Read More

Annual Congressional Baseball Game Canceled
Sports
Annual Congressional Baseball Game Canceled

WASHINGTON — The beloved Congressional Baseball Game for Charity has officially been canceled this year. The “friendly” bipartisan summer sporting event that pits Republican members of Congress against their Democratic colleagues will be put on hold until 2021 as the... Read More

Washington Redskins Will Abandon Controversial Name And Logo
Sports
Washington Redskins Will Abandon Controversial Name And Logo
2020-07-13 19:26:05
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON - After mounting pressure from activists, sponsors, and politicians, Washington’s NFL franchise announced on Monday that it would drop its controversial name, “The Redskins”, and start working on redesigning its logo. “Today, we are announcing we will be retiring... Read More

Outdoor Entertainment Returns to UK This Weekend
Entertainment
Outdoor Entertainment Returns to UK This Weekend
2020-07-10 19:25:48
by Sara Wilkerson

As governments and businesses across the U.S. continue to struggle with the question of when and how to resume outdoor sports and entertainment events, the United Kingdom is moving ahead with plans to restart this segment of its economy. If... Read More

Norton Calls On NFL Commissioner To Force Redskins Name Change
Sports
Norton Calls On NFL Commissioner To Force Redskins Name Change
2020-06-23 19:05:27
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON -- D.C.’s non voting delegate Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton on Monday renewed her call for the National Football League to scrap the name of D.C.’s football franchise, the Washington Redskins, which has long been criticized for being racist. “I... Read More

Gov. Cuomo Says Yankees and Mets Will Hold Spring Training in NYC
State News
Gov. Cuomo Says Yankees and Mets Will Hold Spring Training in NYC

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday that the Yankees and Mets will hold spring training in the city as it stays on track to enter phase 2 of the coronavirus pandemic reopening process. The governor said both baseball... Read More

House, Senate United In Bipartisan Push to Preserve Baseball's Minor Leagues
Sports
House, Senate United In Bipartisan Push to Preserve Baseball's Minor Leagues
2020-03-13 14:44:36
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Members of both the House and Senate are enthusiastically reaching across the aisle in a bid to fend off a proposal by Major League Baseball to drop big league affiliation with 42 minor league teams. Major League Baseball... Read More

NBA Suspends Season Until Further Notice, Over Coronavirus
Sports
NBA Suspends Season Until Further Notice, Over Coronavirus

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has suspended its season “until further notice" after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority of the league's owners were leaning toward playing... Read More

Tentacles of Olympic Cancellation Would Reach Around Globe
Sports
Tentacles of Olympic Cancellation Would Reach Around Globe

TOKYO (AP) — The tentacles of canceling the Tokyo Olympics — or postponing or staging it in empty venues — would reach into every corner of the globe, much like the spreading virus that now imperils the opening ceremony on... Read More

Kobe Bryant, Daughter Gianna Among 9 Dead in Helicopter Crash
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Kobe Bryant, Daughter Gianna Among 9 Dead in Helicopter Crash

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant, 41, the legendary basketball star who spent 20 years with the Lakers, was killed Sunday morning when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed amid foggy conditions and burst into flames in the hills above... Read More

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Dies at 77
Sports
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Dies at 77

NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern had basketball as a passion and law as a profession, one he figured he could return to if a job at the NBA didn’t work out. He never did. Instead he went to Europe,... Read More

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