NFL owners adopt new policy to address anthem protests

ATLANTA (AP) — NFL owners approved a new policy Wednesday aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests sparked by Colin Kaepernick and polarized by President Trump, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand if they come to the field.

  • Written by By PAUL NEWBERRY , AP Sports Writer

Everest female record-setter wants to be an inspiration

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The most successful female climber of Mount Everest who just returned from her ninth ascent of the highest peak said she wants to be an inspiration to all women so they too can achieve their dreams.

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  • Written by By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA , Associated Press

Gambling expert calls for WADA-style monitoring of athletes

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A leading Australian gambling researcher says he hopes the U.S. entry into live sports betting might help his push for an international anti-corruption unit to monitor athletes, similar to the World Anti-Doping Agency for illegal drug-taking.



Gophers are on roll as Big Ten Tournament returns to Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Big Ten baseball tournament will open a five-year run at TD Ameritrade Park on Wednesday with a wide-open field featuring two of the nation's hottest teams in Minnesota and Purdue and a defending champion Iowa club that's looking to reach a third straight title game.

  • Written by By ERIC OLSON , AP Sports Writer