Disability sports

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos arrives for a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 27, 2019 - 9:22 pm
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday defended a proposal to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics, pushing back against a storm of criticism from athletes, celebrities and politicians who rallied to support the organization. DeVos became a target on social media after Democrats slammed...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 27, 2019 - 1:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Education Department funding for the Special Olympics (all times local): ___ 1:15 p.m. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is defending her proposal to eliminate funding to the Special Olympics. DeVos said Wednesday that she "loves" the Special Olympics' work but argues...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2018, file photo, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim watches during a practice for an NCAA men's college basketball tournament first-round game, in Detroit. Police say Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a 51-year-old man walking outside his vehicle on a highway near Syracuse, N.Y., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
February 21, 2019 - 6:26 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Longtime Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man along an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man's disabled vehicle, police say. Syracuse police say 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez was an occupant in a black Dodge Charger with...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 16, 2014 file photo, the flame burns at the Olympic Park on the last day of the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. Russia will rejoin the Paralympics after a suspension of more than two years for widespread doping, the International Paralympic Committee said Friday Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
February 08, 2019 - 5:07 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will be able to compete at next year's Paralympics in Tokyo after being reinstated Friday, more than two years after the country was suspended for widespread doping. The IPC ruled reforms to crack down on doping and limit government interference are enough to allow Russia to...
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Major League Baseball chief baseball officer Joe Torre speaks with a reporter at the baseball owners meetings Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 07, 2019 - 7:35 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Baseball owners and players are hoping to invigorate the sport with rule changes, though some of the more radical ideas under consideration are not likely to be adapted for this season. "We would prefer more action and more offense," St. Louis Cardinals chairman William DeWitt...
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February 07, 2019 - 6:16 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball is changing the name of its disabled lists to injured lists. Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem said Thursday the change is being made at the suggestion of advocacy groups for the disabled, including the Link20 Network. Clubs were notified of the change in a...
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Spanish film director Arantxa Echevarría celebrates her Goya award as best newcomer director for her film "Carmen y Lola" during the Goya Film Awards Ceremony in Seville, Spain, Saturday Feb. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Laura Leon)
February 03, 2019 - 6:56 am
MADRID (AP) — The film "Campeones" ("Champions"), a comedy about a basketball team featuring actors with mental disabilities, has won best picture at the Spanish Film Academy's Goya Awards. Directed by Javier Fesser, "Campeones" took the top prize at the gala that ended early Sunday morning, while...
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FILE- In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, Gary Woodland smiles for photographers with the championship trophy after winning the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament in Scottsdale, Ariz. Woodland won the 2018 Phoenix Open for his first victory in five years. He returns to the desert this weekend, hoping to defend his title at the Greatest Show on Turf. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
January 30, 2019 - 5:52 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Gary Woodland walked through the tunnel to the Phoenix Open's 16th hole, the par 3 with an atmosphere more like a football game than a golf tournament. Waiting for him was a young lady in a purple shirt with some game of her own. After hitting his tee shot, Woodland asked...
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January 27, 2019 - 7:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Malaysia has been stripped of the hosting rights for the World Para Swimming Championships after refusing to let Israelis compete in the event that serves as a qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. The Malaysian government said earlier this month that no Israeli delegates...
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Britain's Prince Harry, left, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison, second from left, and Invictus Games representatives climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2018. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on day four of their 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific. (AP Photo/Steve Christo, Pool)
October 19, 2018 - 3:00 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Prince Harry has scaled the Sydney Harbor Bridge to raise a flag marking the arrival of the Invictus Games, his brainchild and the focus of his current royal tour of Australia and the South Pacific. The sporting event, founded by Harry in 2014, starts on Saturday. It gives sick and...
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