Disability sports

In this photo taken on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, Italy's Alessandro "Alex" Zanardi, smiles after winning the silver medal in the men's road race H5, during the 2016 Paralympics Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Race car driver turned Paralympic champion Alex Zanardi has been seriously injured again. Police tell The Associated Press that Zanardi was transported by helicopter to a hospital in Siena following a road accident near the Tuscan town of Pienza during a national race for Paralympic athletes on handbikes. The 53-year-old Zanardi had both of his legs amputated following a horrific crash during a 2001 CART race in Germany. He was a two-time CART champion. (AP Photo/Mauro Pimentel)
June 20, 2020 - 6:54 am
ROME (AP) — Italian race car champion-turned-Paralympic gold medalist Alex Zanardi was in a medically induced coma and remained in serious condition a day after crashing his handbike into a truck and smashing his face. Zanardi — who lost both of his legs in a race-car crash nearly 20 years ago —...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 file photo, Alex Zanardi, of Italy, rides during the cycling portion of the Ironman World Championship Triathlon, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Race car driver turned Paralympic champion Alex Zanardi has been seriously injured again. Police tell The Associated Press that Zanardi was transported by helicopter to a hospital in Siena following a road accident near the Tuscan town of Pienza during a national race for Paralympic athletes on handbikes. The 53-year-old Zanardi had both of his legs amputated following a horrific crash during a 2001 CART race in Germany. He was a two-time CART champion. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
June 19, 2020 - 6:12 pm
ROME (AP) — Alex Zanardi, the Italian race car champion who transitioned into a gold medalist Paralympian after losing both of his legs, was seriously injured in a handbike race on Friday. Zanardi was transported by helicopter to Santa Maria alle Scotte hospital in Siena following a crash near the...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2017, file photo, Gwen Berry, of the United States, competes in the women's hammer throw at the Golden Grand Prix athletics meet in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. Berry captured headlines last year when she used her turn on the gold-medal podium at the Pan-Am Games to raise her fist as a show of her frustration with America’s treatment of blacks. Her gesture, to say nothing of the punishment that came afterward, are all being seen in a new light these days, in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
June 04, 2020 - 2:09 am
As it turns out, the hard part for U.S. Olympian Gwen Berry hasn’t started yet. The raised fist at the Pan-Am Games last summer, along with the public shaming she received from Olympic authorities afterward, and the wondering what might happen if she were to use her platform at the now-postponed...
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The gates of St. Edwards' Lewis-Chen Family Soccer Field are locked and marked closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Austin, Texas. In response to the economic impact of COVID-19, St. Edwards says they are cutting cut six sports programs including men's and women's tennis, men's and women's golf and men's soccer. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
June 01, 2020 - 10:50 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The International Tennis Federation and four Grand Slam tournaments are pledging more than $300,000 in financial support for wheelchair athletes and national event hosts affected financially by the coronavirus...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2020, file photo, a man jogs past the Olympic rings in Tokyo. Almost two months after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year, CEO Toshiro Muto on Friday, May 15, 2020, said he still could not give an estimate of how much the delay will cost. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
May 15, 2020 - 6:10 am
TOKYO (AP) — Almost two months after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed, organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said Friday he still could not give an estimate of how much the one-year delay will cost. Figures in the Japanese media have ranged between $2 billion and $6 billion, with most mounting...
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NHL profile photo on Chicago Blackhawks player Patrick Kane at a game against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alta. on Sat, Feb. 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Larry MacDougal
May 07, 2020 - 1:06 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Copa Libertadores champions Flamengo of Brazil say three players have tested positive for COVID-19 but are asymptomatic. The Rio de Janeiro-based club said in a statement 293 employees were tested, including all...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, file photo, coach John Galligan, left, directs players during a Rookie Tackle youth football game in Islip, N.Y. USA Football is implementing its Football Development Model nationwide, after six youth organizations around the country took part in a pilot program last year. (AP Photo/Ralph Russo, File)
May 04, 2020 - 2:03 am
USA Football is launching an app that can help coaches and parents on all youth levels of the sport. At a key time, too, with so many youngsters across the nation unable to gather for any games or practices — now or for who knows how long? The free app, called Coach Planner by USA Football, was...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 1974, file photo, challenger Muhammad Ali, top, watches as defending world champion George Foreman goes down to the canvas in the eighth round of their WBA/WBC championship match in Kinshasa, Zaire. The 1996 film "When We Were Kings" is a documentary of the bout known as the "Rumble In The Jungle" between Ali and Foreman. The fight was a cultural milestone that ran far deeper than boxing. (AP Photo/File)
May 01, 2020 - 5:49 pm
Sports and cinema have an uneasy alliance. For every “Raging Bull,” there are an abundance of flicks that get it wrong when they try to recapture a memorable event or famous athlete. Seriously, how does the compelling life of Babe Ruth produce not one, but two of the greatest stinkers in the...
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April 21, 2020 - 3:41 pm
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is bracing for cuts of 10% to 20% because of the coronavirus pandemic that has pushed the Olympics back one year and triggered losses across the nation's sports organizations, The Associated Press has learned. The AP received a copy of a...
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April 21, 2020 - 3:03 pm
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is bracing for cuts of 10 to 20% because of the the coronavirus pandemic that has pushed the Olympics back one year and triggered losses across the nation's sports organizations, The Associated Press has learned. The AP received a copy of a...
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