Disability sports

April 11, 2018 - 11:34 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether the widow of a former University of Notre Dame football player can sue the school and the NCAA over allegations her husband was disabled by concussions from his college career in the 1970s. Steve Schmitz was suffering from dementia...
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In this March 13, 2018, photo, John Spillar, second from left, one of Ottobock's American specialists who previously worked at the Parapan American Games and Invictus Games, works with an unidentified his colleague as Peter Franzel, left top, a director at Ottobock, watches at Pyeongchang's athletes' village in Pyeongchang, South Korea. At a white warehouse on a corner of Pyeongchang’s athletes’ village, a team of technicians hustle around the clock to carve, weld and sew ripped things near piles of hands, feet and bionic knees. (AP Photo/Kim Tong-hyung)
March 15, 2018 - 1:50 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Away from the stadiums, it's the most hectic place at the Paralympic Games — a white warehouse on a corner of Pyeongchang's athletes' village, where a team of technicians hustle around the clock to carve, weld and sew items near piles of bionic hands, feet and knees...
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In this Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, photo, Lara Mae Chollette, a coach of youth soccer and basketball, poses for a photo with her son Jaylen, 7, left, and daughter Linda, 10, at a community gym in Seattle. Horrific cases and allegations of predatory crimes against youth in gymnastics, swimming and football, among other sports, have jolted many parents who say they believe sports can be an important part of their child's development. Some now feel compelled to take a more cautious approach in monitoring adult interactions, as advancement beyond pee-wee leagues become increasingly coach-driven. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 27, 2018 - 6:18 am
SEATTLE (AP) — With Olympic prodigies having just dazzled audiences worldwide, parents in the U.S. are reconciling the thrill of the gold with their fears from recent sexual abuse scandals in elite youth sports. Shannon Stabbert said her 6-year-old daughter wants to be a gymnast, but the Seattle...
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This photo provided by Hyundai shows a scene from the company's Super Bowl spot. For the 2018 Super Bowl, marketers are paying more than $5 million per 30-second spot to capture the attention of more than 110 million viewers. (Hyundai via AP)
February 04, 2018 - 11:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the ads of the 2018 Super Bowl (all times Eastern Time): 10:45 p.m. The Giants won the Super Bowl. Not really, but Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. stole the show with an NFL ad in which the two perform the choreography from the movie "Dirty Dancing" — complete with...
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December 02, 2017 - 2:27 am
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — For most of his NFL career, Jamaal Charles hid the challenges of his childhood when he was badgered over his reading disability before finding a lifeline in the Special Olympics. "I feel like I was an outcast, I was left out because so many people made fun of me. But when...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 14, 2016, file photo, Oscar Pistorius leaves the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, after his sentencing proceedings. The Pistorius case is back in court, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, with prosecutors seeking a longer jail sentence for the double-amputee athlete after he was found guilty of murder for shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
November 03, 2017 - 8:07 am
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) — A judge "overemphasized" Oscar Pistorius' disability and was far too lenient on the double-amputee athlete, prosecutors said Friday as they tried to convince a South African court to more than double his prison sentence from six to 15 years for the murder of...
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President Donald Trump pumps his fists before speaking at the Covelli Centre, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in Youngstown, Ohio, as first lady Melania Trump watches. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 27, 2017 - 11:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump has booked her first solo foreign trip as first lady, leading the U.S. delegation to Toronto in late September for Olympics-style games for wounded military personnel. The first lady, who has been keeping a low profile, said Thursday that she's honored by the...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Thursday, May 26, 2016, a sign welcomes residents and visitors to the tiny town in Dietrich, Idaho. Community leaders in Idaho are collecting stories of violence and discrimination in the wake of a sexual assault of a disabled black athlete by his white teammates that shocked not only a small town but residents across the state. (AP Photo/Kimberlee Kruesi, File)
April 30, 2017 - 3:48 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Bukky Ogunrinola's mother taught her years ago to use caution in how she dressed and presented herself in public. Being a young black woman in Idaho meant living in a world where she's sometimes greeted with suspicion. Still, the 16-year-old was stunned to wake up one cold...
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Geoffrey Kirui, of Kenya, crosses the finish line to win the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
April 17, 2017 - 1:57 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the 121st running of the Boston Marathon (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Patriots' Day? It was more like Kenyan Day at the Boston Marathon. But it wasn't a bad day to be an American, either. Geoffrey Kirui (JOFF'-ree key-ROO'-ee) and Edna Kiplagat — both making their...
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Geoffrey Kirui, of Kenya, crosses the finish line to win the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
April 17, 2017 - 12:32 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the 121st running of the Boston Marathon (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Patriots Day? It was more like Kenyan Day at the Boston Marathon. But it wasn't a bad day to be an American, either. Geoffrey Kirui (JOFF'-ree key-ROO'-ee) and Edna Kiplagat — both making their Boston...
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