Posts Tagged Social affairs

NCAA: Athletes improving in classroom; wage gap remains

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA released its latest Academic Progress Rate results Wednesday, touting continued improvement by athletes in the classroom overall — even in two sports that have traditionally lagged — while acknowledging that lower-resource schools are struggling to perform.

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Washington State fires baseball coach

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State has fired baseball coach Donnie Marbut after 11 seasons.

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Publishing world gathers this week for book conventions

In this May 29, 2014, file photo, visitors walk through the Hachette Book Group's exhibition at BookExpo America, the annual industry convention in New York. Starting Wednesday, May 27, 2015, more than 20,000 industry professionals are expected at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan for BookExpo. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Diversity will get an extra push at this week’s BookCon and BookExpo America.

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Cost of repairing Ole Miss track rises to $7.3 million

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The cost to renovate the University of Mississippi’s track facility is going up by $3.3 million after the university decided it had to replace a 5-foot diameter drain pipe running underneath.

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NFL player Ray McDonald arrested in domestic violence case

This Nov. 23, 2014,  file photo shows San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald (91) on the bench during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Police say Chicago Bears defensive end McDonald has been accused of domestic violence in Northern California, the latest arrest for the former San Francisco 49er. McDonald was taken into custody Monday, May 25,  2015, on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California that police say stemmed from an assault on a woman who was holding a baby.

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