Minnesota mom sinks half-court shot, wins half off tuition

 

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota mom says she said a little prayer before hoisting a basketball half-court and sinking her shot to win thousands of dollars off her daughter's private school tuition.

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Amid warming with US, Cuban baseball defectors teach youth

HAVANA (AP) — Some of Major League Baseball's biggest Cuban-born stars put dozens of boys through batting, pitching and catching drills in a sunny Havana ballpark, part of a three-day mission meant to warm relations between the U.S. league and this baseball-mad nation.

  • Written by ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press

What a difference a decade (or two or three) makes...

The year of 2015 began with The Ohio State Buckeyes flanked by coach Urban Meyers winning their eighth NCAA DI national football championship and the New England Patriots led by MVP Tom Brady winning the Super Bowl. In the spring, it was Florida State's Jameis Winston who became the NFL's first draft pick for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and here in December, Alabama's Derrick Henry just won the Heisman.

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