Posts Tagged Social affairs

Lawsuit filed by former LSU tennis coach dismissed

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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California legislation responds to cheerleader lawsuits

FILE- In this Oct. 6, 2013, file photo, Oakland Raiders cheerleaders hold pink pom-poms for breast cancer awareness before an NFL football game between the Raiders and the San Diego Chargers in Oakland, Calif. California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill making it clear that professional cheerleaders are sports team employees. The bill approved by the state Senate on Monday, June 29, 2015, would require that cheerleaders be paid at least minimum wage if they work for professional sports teams based in California. AB202 says they would have to be paid for overtime and sick leave, the same as other employees. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team employees and are paid what amounts to less than minimum wage.

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University of Miami grad donates $1 million to school

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — A University of Miami graduate has donated $1 million to the school, money that will perpetually fund a scholarship for a football player.

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Openly transgender swimmer at Harvard believed to be a 1st

In this June 22, 2015 photo, Schuyler Bailar poses for a photo in Washington. Recruited as a woman to swim for Harvard, he will now swim for the men's team after transitioning from a female to a male in the last year. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via AP)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Schuyler Bailar was a star recruit for the women’s swimming team at Harvard University, a tough competitor with a shot at winning titles. But Bailar is opting to forgo such honors to join the men’s team instead, competing as the first openly transgender swimmer in the NCAA.

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NBC severing business relationship with Donald Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump casts a shadow against papers he used while speaking to members of the City Club of Chicago, Monday, June 29, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.

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