Owners say arena should be rebuilt before hosting NCAA games

CINCINNATI (AP) — The owners of a Cincinnati arena say they want to completely rebuild it, with taxpayer help, after the NCAA announced its men's basketball tournament would return to the city if the building is upgraded.

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Olympian Tommie Smith applauds athletes' social activism

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A U.S. Olympic champion who famously raised his black-gloved fist during a 1968 medal ceremony says he's proud to see current professional athletes drawing attention to racial inequality and social injustice using peaceful protests during the national anthem.

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