Dementia concerns starting among academy players in soccer

LONDON (AP) — Earning a place in a Premier League club's academy offers an irresistible path to fame, glory and wealth. Parents, though, are becoming increasingly aware of the potential health risks their children will be exposed to.

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  • Written by By ROB HARRIS , AP Global Soccer Writer

Maryland QB Bortenschlager poised for No. 10 Ohio State

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — In the locker room after its surprise win at Minnesota last week, Maryland held a spirited celebration that centered upon a player who started the season as a third-string quarterback.

  • Written by By DAVID GINSBURG , AP Sports Writer

Air tight: Lynx and Sparks set for another Game 5

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike has a bandage under her right eye to mask the stitches she took from an elbow in the paint. Sylvia Fowles' right eye is red and bloodshot from the battles being waged on the glass.

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