Big Ten presidents voted 11-3 to cancel fall football season

A court filing disclosed Monday shows Big Ten Conference presidents voted 11-3 to postpone the football season, bringing some clarity to a key question raised in a lawsuit brought by a group of Nebraska football players. The vote breakdown was revealed in the Big Ten’s response to the lawsuit. The court documents did not identify […]

Gaga’s masks, Weeknd’s advocacy and more top VMAs moments

The MTV Video Music Awards got a little creative trying to put on a somewhat live awards show from New York City in the middle of a pandemic. Sunday’s show included performances with mask-wearing artists and fans and artists dancing in front the backdrop of the city’s skyscrapers. But amid the celebration, the show also […]

MLB celebrates Jackie Robinson, calls for justice continue

PHOENIX (AP) — Andrew McCutchen has relished these past few days in the Philadelphia Phillies clubhouse, having difficult, important conversations with baseball teammates about racial injustice. As a Black man in a sport that’s filled with mostly white and Hispanic players, he doesn’t feel it’s a burden to lead in the discussions. He’s just glad […]

Nebraska players’ lawsuit seeks to restore B10 fall football

A group of Nebraska football players filed a lawsuit Thursday, hoping a jury will force the Big Ten Conference to reinstate a fall football season. The lawsuit in Lancaster County District Court contends, among other things, the players are losing a chance for development, exposure for a possible pro career and won’t be able to […]

Kenosha delayed body cameras for years before Blake shooting

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — City and law enforcement leaders in Kenosha, Wisconsin, unanimously endorsed the use of body cameras in 2017 as a way to increase police accountability and collect evidence at scenes of domestic violence, among other benefits. But since then, they have balked at the price tag, raised policy concerns and put […]

The Latest: NC State pauses all athletic activities

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ North Carolina State has paused all athletics activities due to a coronavirus cluster within its programs. The school announced the move Monday evening, though it didn’t specify which programs were impacted by the cluster. In a separate release, the school […]

Families confront New Zealand mosque shooter at sentencing

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Families and survivors had their first chance to confront the white supremacist who slaughtered 51 worshippers in a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques as his four-day sentencing hearing began Monday. “You killed your own humanity, and I don’t think the world will forgive you for your horrible crime,” […]

Big Ten parents at protest want details on no-play decision

Parents of Big Ten football players, upset over the process that led to the postponement of the fall season, held a protest near the conference’s Chicago-area headquarters Friday while an attorney in Nebraska demanded Commissioner Kevin Warren turn over material illustrating how the decision was made. The Big Ten and Pac-12 announced Aug. 11 that […]

Asia Today: Seoul surge appears to spread around South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea added its most new virus cases in months on Friday, driven by a surge around the capital that appears to be spreading nationwide. The 324 new infections was its highest single day total since early March and the eighth consecutive triple-digit daily increase. Most of the new cases […]

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