BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by former longtime LSU women’s tennis coach Tony Minnis against the university after his 2012 firing.
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MONTREAL (AP) — In the city where Jackie Robinson made the jump to the big leagues — and a country where gay marriage has been legal for a decade — Michael Sam has come to restart his football career.
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BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Just as the inaugural European Games have sought to establish themselves on the global sporting calendar, so host nation Azerbaijan has used the event to make its mark on the world stage.
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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — That the United States capped Friday with a victory over China to advance to the semifinals at the Women’s World Cup had special meaning for forward Abby Wambach.
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SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Baseball history was made in Northern California wine country Thursday night when the sport’s first active professional player to come out as gay pitched a shutout before an enthusiastic crowd that seemed more impressed with his performance than his role as a pioneer.
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