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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 19, 2019, file photo, West Virginia University Director of Athletics Shane Lyons is shown at a press conference in Morgantown, W.Va. Whether college football players play a lot in the fall, a little in the spring or not all over the next 10 moths, some athletic administrators want to give them a mulligan on the 2020-21 season. Because of the uncertainty and so many variables, West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons, who is part of the NCAA DI Council, would like to allow athletes in all fall sports to get an extra year of eligibility and competition, regardless of how much they play and when. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP, File)
August 18, 2020 - 12:23 pm
Whether college football players play a lot in the fall, a little in the spring or not at all over the next 10 months, some athletic administrators want to give them a mulligan on the 2020-21 season. The NCAA Division I Council meets Wednesday with two important issues on the agenda: — What will...
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Photo credit Williamsville North High School. November 13, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Williamsville alters reopening plan to expand instruction… Five full days of instruction in new plan
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Health workers wearing protective suits disinfect at an area placed under stricter lockdown measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Caloocan city, Philippines on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. The capital and outlying provinces is still under lockdown due to rising COVID-19 cases. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
August 17, 2020 - 11:29 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia — An epidemiologist told an inquiry on Tuesday that almost all of a second wave of coronavirus infections in Australia’s hard-hit Victoria state can be traced back to returned travelers in two Melbourne hotels. Department of Health and Human Services epidemiologist Charles...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020 file photo, Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and former Vice President Joe Biden, talk before a Democratic presidential primary debate in Charleston, S.C. Political task forces Biden formed with Sanders to solidify support among the Democratic Party's progressive wing recommended Wednesday, July 8, that the former vice president embrace proposals to combat climate change and institutional racism while expanding health care coverage and rebuilding a coronavirus-ravaged economy. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
August 17, 2020 - 11:26 pm
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Bernie Sanders is in a familiar position: runner-up. But as Democrats gathered virtually to formally select Joe Biden as their presidential nominee, the Vermont senator was perhaps at the height of his power, despite twice losing his White House bid. Sanders, who addressed...
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The statues on the Confederate monument are covered in graffiti and beheaded after a protest in Portsmouth, Va., Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Protesters beheaded and then pulled down four statues that were part of a Confederate monument. The crowd was frustrated by the Portsmouth City Council’s decision to put off moving the monument. (Kristen Zeis/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
August 17, 2020 - 10:45 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia state senator has been charged with damaging a Confederate monument in Portsmouth during protests that also led to a demonstrator being critically injured when a statue was torn down, authorities said Monday. Sen. Louise Lucas faces charges of conspiracy to commit a...
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University of North Carolina students wait outside of Woolen Gym on the Chapel Hill, N.C., campus as they wait to enter for a fitness class Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. The University announced minutes before that all classes will be moved online starting Wednesday, Aug. 19 due to COVID clusters on campus. (Julia Wall/The News & Observer via AP)
August 17, 2020 - 7:21 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The University of North Carolina says it still plans to play sports this fall after canceling in-person undergraduate classes in favor of remote instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic. The school announced the...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. In a court filing on Monday, July 13, 2020, lawyers for the couple, who admitted to paying $500,000 to get their daughters into the University of Southern California as fake crew recruits, asked a judge to lower their bail from $1 million to $100,000, saying they will not flee ahead of their August sentencing in the college admissions bribery case. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
August 17, 2020 - 5:07 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors urged a judge Monday to accept deals that call for “Full House” actor Lori Loughlin to spend two months in prison and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, to serve five months for paying half a million dollars to bribe their daughters’ way into college...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., arrive to speak at a news conference at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del. As Democrats gather virtually this week to nominate Joe Biden for the presidency, party leaders and activists across the political spectrum agree on one unifying force: their desire to defeat President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 17, 2020 - 2:53 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — For the second time in four years, the Democratic presidential primary pitted the expanding progressive movement against an eventually victorious establishment. But as the party gathers virtually this week to nominate Joe Biden for the presidency, the possibility of President Donald...
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Gates leading into Memorial Stadium are padlocked, in Lincoln, Neb., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The Big Ten won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, becoming the first of college sports' power conferences to yield to the pandemic. The move was announced Tuesday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
August 16, 2020 - 7:49 pm
The NCAA’s chief medical officer says there is a narrow path to playing college sports during the coronavirus pandemic and if testing nationwide does not improve, it cannot be done. Meanwhile, one of college football's biggest stars sent out a petition Sunday, calling on the Big Ten to play...
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Thrall High School football players, wearing face masks at all times and using social distancing when possible, go through a practice, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Thrall, Texas. Texas will play high school football this fall, but some of it will be delayed, fans will be limited and masks will be required as the state continues to fight a surge in new coronavirus cases. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
August 16, 2020 - 11:22 am
THRALL, Texas (AP) — As heat waves rose from the crackling grass next to a cotton field that stretched far into the distance, Rick Porter watched his young football players struggle through a preseason practice. Under every helmet was a masked player, breathing deep amid the dust and stifling heat...
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