• Organizers Call Off Minneapolis Marathon

    by Tim Harlow May 2016

    The Minneapolis Marathon won't be run after all. After a week in which race organizers tried to move the event to Dakota County, officials from the Team Ortho Foundation on Wednesday called off the June 5 race and related events.

  • Goodell Refutes Critical CTE Study Report

    by Bob Glauber May 2016

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sharply disputed the findings of a Congressional report released Monday that criticized the league's handling of a National Institutes of Health study to detect Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in living brains. The report suggested the league intentionally tried to influence the NIH to remove Boston University researcher Dr. Robert Stern, who has criticized the league over its handling of the CTE issue, from the study. It also accused NFL adviser Dr. Richard Ellenbogen of reaching out to the NIH on behalf of the league to influence the direction of the research project.

  • Opinion: NFL Owes Los Angeles a Super Bowl

    by The Daily News of Los Angeles May 2016

    Los Angeles, now the home of the Rams, is on the ballot for either LIV in 2020 or LV in 2021, and with it the potential financial windfall that comes with throwing a weeklong party in which thousands of out-of-towners pour in to spend millions of dollars at local hotels, bars, restaurants and attractions.

  • Atlanta Makes Super Bowl Pitch, Vote Coming this Week

    by Tim Tucker May 2016

    Five cities, including Atlanta, are bidding for the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Super Bowls, with no city allowed to land more than one. The Atlanta bid committee prefers the February 2019 event, which will be awarded first, but also is seeking the other two in case the first goes elsewhere.

  • Russian Doping Allegations Could Bring IOC Sanctions

    by Telegraph Herald May 2016

    The latest allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russia could lead to suspension of entire national federations, heavy fines and lifetime Olympic bans, IOC President Thomas Bach said Wednesday. Bach declined to say whether the IOC would consider banning Russia entirely from this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, maintaining such a move hinges on a choice between "collective responsibility" and "individual justice." "We are waiting for the facts," Bach said. "We need a fair procedure for everybody. Should the allegations be proven true, we will apply our zero tolerance policy, not only with the athletes, but also with regards to everyone implicated within our reach."

  • Pro-Redskins Faction Defeated in School Board Elections

    by Karen Robinson; News Staff Reporter May 2016

    In the last year, the Lancaster School Board had grown increasingly dysfunctional and toxic as division intensified over the decision last year to retire the Redskins mascot.

  • Gym Teacher Supported After Suspension Over Shouting

    by Ellen Yan, Rachel Uda May 2016

    About 35 students rallied outside George W. Hewlett High School Tuesday in support of a teacher who they say was suspended after loudly arguing with a student during a gym class, an incident that was captured on video and posted online.

  • Opinion: IOC Must Ban Cheating Countries from Games

    by Nancy Armour,, USA TODAY Sports May 2016

    If the International Olympic Committee is as sincere as it claims about rooting out cheaters and getting the upper hand in the anti-doping fight, it's time to take the gloves off.

  • N.C. 'Bathroom Bill' May Affect ACC Championships

    by Ken Sugiura; Staff May 2016

    The ACC has made it clear that it wants no part of the state of North Carolina's controversial "bathroom bill."

  • Scandals Tarnish Glory of Olympic Games

    by Chris McGaughey May 2016

    Doping scandals. Bribery allegations. Fears about Zika. Political, economic and corruption crises. What else could go wrong? The past few days have unleashed a wave of grim news for the Olympics, battering four host cities — past, present and future — on three continents, and further eroding public trust in the credibility of the global sports movement. Just when the sports world thought it had pulled away from the darkest days of the FIFA and IAAF scandals, a confluence of turmoil this week brought the clouds back and threatened the image and prestige of the Olympics, less than three months before the Aug. 5 opening ceremony in Brazil. Richard Ings, former chief executive of Australia s anti-doping agency, said sports leaders must work quickly or sink further into this quicksand.