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2021-07-14 15:25:20
by TWN Staff
UK Study Finds Athletes More Likely to Have Irregular Heartbeats

Athletes are two and half times more likely than non-athletes to experience irregular heartbeats, a new analysis by the British... Read More

Athletes are two and half times more likely than non-athletes to experience irregular heartbeats, a new analysis by the British Journal of Sports Medicine finds. For the analysis, researchers from Canterbury Christ Church University analyzed 13 studies published between 1990... Read More

2021-07-02 20:03:17
by Tom Ramstack
Washington Football Team Hit By $10 Million Harassment Fine

WASHINGTON -- The National Football League announced a $10 million fine against the Washington Football Team Thursday after finding sexual... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The National Football League announced a $10 million fine against the Washington Football Team Thursday after finding sexual harassment and bullying of employees to be a persistent problem. Much of the blame in the NFL’s report fell on... Read More

2021-06-22 15:15:02
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Hands Win to Student Athletes

In a unanimous decision Monday, the justices held the NCAA can’t enforce rules limiting education-related benefits — like computers and... Read More

In a unanimous decision Monday, the justices held the NCAA can’t enforce rules limiting education-related benefits — like computers and paid internships — that colleges offer to student athletes. The case doesn’t decide whether students can be paid salaries. Instead,... Read More

2021-05-24 18:19:59
by Reece Nations
Murphy, Davis Want K-12 Tax Deduction Made Available to Athletic Coaches, Administrators

WASHINGTON — Reps. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Rodney Davis, R-Ill., are sponsoring legislation that would expand a federal tax deduction... Read More

WASHINGTON — Reps. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Rodney Davis, R-Ill., are sponsoring legislation that would expand a federal tax deduction so K-12 athletic coaches and administrators are eligible for reimbursement should they pay out of pocket to buy equipment and... Read More

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

Major League Baseball said Friday it would move its annual All-Star Game out of Georgia, citing the state government’s recent... Read More

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

The U.S. moved closer Thursday toward vaccinating 100 million Americans in a race against an uptick in COVID-19 cases that... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON — A majority of justices, representing both sides of the High Court’s ideological divide, appeared ready during oral arguments... Read More

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NCAA and former college athletes are getting ready to play ball at the Supreme Court. With... Read More

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

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

ATLANTA - On Sunday, NASCAR joined the list of places using coronavirus-sniffing dogs as a tool to battle the virus's... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON — Dhondup Wangchen is having déjà vu, and it isn’t pleasant for him. The Tibetan filmmaker, imprisoned by the... Read More

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top infectious disease expert doesn't want the Super Bowl to turn into a super spreader.... Read More

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

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

A federal court in New York on Friday upheld the convictions of three Adidas shoe company executives for paying bribes... Read More

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

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics are to open in six months on July 23 and organizers have no public... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON -- Student athletes would get a big opportunity to earn income from their sports under a bill introduced in... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - Football fans for teams at both the college and professional level would be just as upset by a... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - After mounting pressure from activists, sponsors, and politicians, Washington’s NFL franchise announced on Monday that it would drop... Read More

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

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

As governments and businesses across the U.S. continue to struggle with the question of when and how to resume outdoor... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON -- D.C.’s non voting delegate Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton on Monday renewed her call for the National Football League... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - Members of both the House and Senate are enthusiastically reaching across the aisle in a bid to fend... Read More

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

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has suspended its season “until further notice" after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday... Read More

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

TOKYO (AP) — The tentacles of canceling the Tokyo Olympics — or postponing or staging it in empty venues —... Read More

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

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant, 41, the legendary basketball star who spent 20 years with the Lakers, was killed Sunday... Read More

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

NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern had basketball as a passion and law as a profession, one he figured he... Read More

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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