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Trump has a tweet for everything, but none yet for Olympics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a tweet for just about everything, but he’s got nothing so far for Team USA a few days into the 2018 Olympic Games. Since the competition began on Friday, Trump has tweeted about the massive budget deal he signed into law, his desire to have more Republican legislators […]

OLYMPICS: What would a South Korean ask a North Korean?

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Koreas share a border, a culture and a language. But 70 years after they were separated, North and South are about as divided as divided gets. With almost any kind of contact blocked or barred or banned by law, the gap between them has grown to the point where […]

Dogged: Badly wrecked, German shepherd shows at Westminster

NEW YORK (AP) — Exactly what happened to the dog on that New Jersey highway, no one really knows. This much is true: Fanucci the young German shepherd was so shattered, so bloodied after jumping out of a broken-down van hooked to a speeding tow truck, his life was in jeopardy. “You see the dog, […]

North Korea won Pyeongchang political gold, but what’s next?

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — North Korea won the political gold medal at Pyeongchang just by showing up. But what’s next? Kim Jong Un scored some badly needed publicity points by sending his little sister to the games and extending an invitation to South Korean President Moon Jae-in to come to Pyongyang in the near […]

Ali at the center of any talk of activism by black athletes

Muhammad Ali knew he didn’t have much time left. His career was at stake — but more importantly, so was his freedom — as he awaited the day he would formally refuse to be inducted in the armed forces of the United States. So he embarked on a grand tour to make some money before […]

Fresh off huge win, top-ranked Aquinas, of course, gets top seed in playoffs

After a big win in Iowa against a team with a UConn recruit, undefeated and top-ranked Aquinas High School girls basketball team is now the No. 1 seed for the playoffs. In the second round of the WIAA Division 4 tournament on Feb. 23, the Blugolds (20-0) will open against the winner of Necedah-Lancaster, which […]

Brewers give Wisconsin residents 1st crack for tix vs. Cubs

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers are giving Wisconsin residents first crack at tickets for home games against the Chicago Cubs beginning at 9 a.m. today. The team wrote: Beginning at 9 a.m. Friday and continuing through February 15 at 11:59 p.m., residents of Wisconsin can go to Brewers.com/wisconsinpresale to purchase up to eight tickets to any […]

Busy Brewers shift spring focus from rebuild to winning

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The rebuilding plan for the Milwaukee Brewers is a smashing success, so much so that they’re not really rebuilding anymore. Bold moves to trade for Christian Yelich and sign free agent Lorenzo Cain sent a message. “We decided winning in 2018 was as important as to win in 2020,” owner Mark Attanasio […]

In honor of the Olympics Opening Ceremony

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USA Gymnastics sets up fund for athletes abused by Nasser

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics has established a fund it says it designed to assist gymnasts who were victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar. The organization’s president, Kerry Perry, says it wants to provide the financial support for the young women and girls to access counseling and mental health services. The Athlete Assistance Fund, […]

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