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Study: WNBA, NBA earn high grades in diversity hiring

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A diversity report shows the NBA still leads men’s professional sports leagues in racial and gender hiring practices. The annual report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida on Tuesday indicated almost identical scores from last year. The grade for racial hiring was an […]

IAAF argued in court that Semenya is ‘biologically male’

The governing body of track argued that Caster Semenya is “biologically male” and that is the reason she should reduce her natural testosterone to be allowed to compete in female competitions, according to documents released publicly by sport’s highest court for the first time on Tuesday. The IAAF’s stance on Semenya and other female athletes […]

DR officials identify man believed to have paid Ortiz hitmen

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dominican authorities on Monday identified the man they believe paid hit men to try and kill David Ortiz, adding that they were closing in on the mastermind and motive behind the shooting of the famous slugger who is recovering at a hospital in Boston. The man was identified as […]

Machado homers to back Lucchesi in Padres’ 2-0 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manny Machado homered and doubled a few hours after appealing a one-game suspension handed down by MLB, and left-hander Joey Lucchesi threw seven brilliant innings in a combined four-hitter to lead the San Diego Padres over the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 Monday night. Machado was suspended one game and fined for “aggressively […]

Pelicans primed to draft Zion — and another top-5 prospect

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Now that six-time All-Star Anthony Davis’ trade request has been honored, it’s time for the New Orleans Pelicans to start a new era by drafting the next face of the franchise. Duke star Zion Williamson is widely seen as the top pro prospect to enter any NBA draft since Davis in […]

Hunters kill 38K turkeys during spring hunt

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources says hunters killed about the same number of turkeys during the spring season as they did last year. DNR officials say a preliminary count shows hunters killed 38,556 turkeys this spring. They took 38,885 birds last spring. The agency authorized 213,078 hunters, up slightly from […]

Thames, Aguilar help Brewers hold of Giants 5-3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sometimes, even veterans get nervous. Milwaukee Brewers reliever Matt Albers acknowledged he had to shake off jitters when he inherited a base-loaded, no-outs situation in a crucial spot Sunday. “You just try to take a deep breath and make pitches,” the 36-year-old right-hander said. “You’re definitely thinking, ‘not a lot of […]

NASCAR overturns victory for first time since 1960

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — NASCAR overturned a victory for the first time under its toughened new policy on cheating when Brett Moffitt was declared the winner of the Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway after Ross Chastain failed a post-race inspection. Chastain led the final 141 laps of Sunday’s 200-lap race, but series managing director […]

Lloyd, a World Cup starter again, scores 2 as US beats Chile

PARIS (AP) — Carli Lloyd wasn’t thrilled to open the Women’s World Cup on the bench for the United States. She accepted the role, but made no secret she wanted to start. When the call came Sunday, Lloyd made it count with a pair of goals to lead the defending champions to a 3-0 victory […]

Raptors capture first NBA title, beat Warriors in Game 6

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard raised his arms high in triumph and celebrated Canada’s first NBA championship. “We the North!” is now “We the Champs!” Leonard and the Toronto Raptors captured the country’s first major title in 26 years with their most remarkable road win yet in the franchise’s NBA Finals debut, outlasting the […]

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