Boxing, football legends hail brain research

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boxing legend Larry Holmes and former football star Herschel Walker are welcoming continued research on the impact of blows from boxing and other sports on the athlete's brain.

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Jury: 96 fans 'unlawfully killed' in Hillsborough disaster

WARRINGTON, England (AP) — The 96 Liverpool soccer fans who were crushed to death in overcrowded sections at Hillsborough Stadium in 1989 were "unlawfully killed" in a disaster caused by police actions, a jury concluded Tuesday.

  • Written by STEVE DOUGLAS, AP Sports Writers ROB HARRIS, AP Sports Writers

Minority coaches struggle to get opportunities in NCAA

When Dave Dickerson's five-season run at Tulane came to an end in 2010, he joined Thad Matta's staff at Ohio State to work with one of the most respected coaches in the game, help the Buckeyes win and apply what he learned in his first head coaching job to be more successful the second time around.

  • Written by JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Basketball Writer

NBA: No foul on Jackson's shot to end Cavs' win over Pistons

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA says Reggie Jackson was not fouled on the final play of Detroit's loss to Cleveland, when the point guard complained after the game that referees should be penalized for mistakes.

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