Iggy Azalea, Nick Young split up over ‘trust’ issues
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Iggy Azalea, Nick Young split up over ‘trust’ issues

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Iggy Azalea and Los Angeles Lakers star Nick Young have called off their engagement months after a social media spawned scandal that appeared to expose Young’s infidelity. In an Instagram post Sunday, the 26-year-old Australian writes that she’s tried to rebuild her trust in Young, but it has become apparent that she’s … Continue reading

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Norfolk State vacates 97 wins, placed on probation by NCAA

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Norfolk State’s athletic department will vacate 97 victories and three conference championships and spend two years on probation after an NCAA investigation that found the school allowed 48 ineligible student-athletes to compete over a period of four academic years. The school and the NCAA’s Division I Committee on Infractions announced the … Continue reading

Mexican soccer player beats up kidnapper to free himself
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Mexican soccer player beats up kidnapper to free himself

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Caught in a real-life win-or-lose challenge, soccer forward Alan Pulido overpowered a kidnapper, freed himself and then called police for help — a dramatic tale that shows how tough the professional player is, or how incompetent his abductors were. One thing the story does show is how dangerous Pulido’s home … Continue reading

Former college wrestler suing after series of concussions
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Former college wrestler suing after series of concussions

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former Old Dominion University wrestler has filed a lawsuit against the school, saying that despite being knocked out three times over a six-week period and exhibiting symptoms of concussions, coaches failed to refer him for medical treatment. News outlets report Jordan Marshall says in the lawsuit that he suffered three … Continue reading

UN: Zika more worrying but Rio Olympics shouldn’t be moved
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UN: Zika more worrying but Rio Olympics shouldn’t be moved

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization’s chief says the agency is increasingly concerned about the Zika virus, even though it does not recommend canceling or postponing the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics in hard-hit Brazil. “The more we learn about Zika, the more worried we get about it,” Dr. Margaret Chan said in a … Continue reading

University panel adopts expanded student-athlete protections
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University panel adopts expanded student-athlete protections

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A policy that would nearly triple the number of University of California student-athletes guaranteed continued financial aid in the event of a career-ending sports injury received unanimous approval Wednesday, May 11, from a committee of the university’s governing board. The proposal came from a working group of UC athletic directors tasked … Continue reading

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Former NSU student-athlete Kyle O’Quinn to receive degree at spring commencement

Former Norfolk State University basketball standout Kyle O’Quinn, now of the NBA’s New York Knicks, will be among the university’s more than 600 students expected to graduate on May 7 at the Norfolk Scope. O’Quinn, 26, will return to the Scope to walk across the stage and receive his bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies. As … Continue reading