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Former Huskie Gamble takes a shot at mixed martial arts

SCIO — College is not for everybody. Cody Gamble can attest to that. A two-sport standout in football and wrestling at Harrison Central, the 2019 graduate had no desire to continue his academic career following high school. “I didn’t have a major lined up, and I really didn’t want ...

A virus rages, a flame goes out

Not even the Summer Olympics could withstand the force of the coronavirus. After weeks of hedging, the IOC took the unprecedented step of postponing the world’s biggest sporting event, a global extravaganza that’s been cemented into the calendar for more than a century. The Tokyo Games, ...

Settling women’s lawsuit priority for new leadership

NEW YORK — The newly installed president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Soccer Federation used their first news conference to state that settling a lawsuit filed by women’s national team players is a top priority. “A lot of damage has been done, and I think we are going to have ...

Panthers release former MVP quarterback Newton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Cam Newton era is over in Carolina, as the Panthers released the 31-year-old quarterback after nine seasons. The move became a mere formality after the Panthers made it clear last week they were moving on from Newton by giving him permission to seek a trade and then ...

Tokyo Olympics officially postponed until 2021

TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympics were postponed until 2021 on Tuesday, ending weeks of speculation that the games could not go ahead as scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The International Olympic Committee made the decision after speaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and ...

COLUMN: Staying patient is key

Is it even worth bringing sports back for the foreseeable future? Of course it is. When this coronavirus case begins to blow over, even if it’s months away, we need sports back in our lives. We need to break away from our everyday problems to soak in what sports really does for us. Thus, ...

Oregon star Sabrina Ionescu is AP women’s player of the year

Sabrina Ionescu capped off a unprecedented college career by entering an exclusive club. Oregon’s star guard was a unanimous choice Monday as The Associated Press women’s basketball player of the year, receiving all 30 votes from the national media panel that selects the Top 25 each week ...

Virtual race a real success for bored NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Seated inside a simulator in his living room, Denny Hamlin grew thirsty as he virtually raced some of his top rivals. He asked his one allowed crew member — his 7-year-old daughter — to get him a soda and she handed him a bottle of slightly shaken Coca-Cola. Caution. ...

IOC looking at postponing Tokyo Olympics in four weeks of talks

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC will take up to four weeks to consider postponing the Tokyo Olympics amid mounting criticism of its handling of the coronavirus crisis that now includes a call for delay from the leader of track and field, the biggest sport at the games. The IOC is ...

U.S. Olympic CEO tells AP why she’s not demanding delay

DENVER (AP) — The CEO of the U.S. Olympic team is well aware of the power her country wields in a situation like this, with the coronavirus raging across the globe and the IOC taking its time before deciding whether to postpone the Tokyo Games. She’s not in a big rush to use it. “My ...