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Luis Rivera, left, sanitizes seats in Bridgestone Arena after the remaining NCAA college basketball games in the Southeastern Conference tournament were cancelled Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The tournament was cancelled Thursday due to coronavirus concerns. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 17, 2020 - 2:45 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic's effect on sports around the world (all times local): ___ 3:35 p.m. The Southeastern Conference has canceled sporting events for the rest of the season. The events had been suspended. The league announced the decision Tuesday, becoming the last of the Power...
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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2016 file photo, Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin of Iran celebrates after winning the bronze medal in a women's Taekwondo 57-kg competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Zenoorin, Iran's only female Olympic medalist, said she defected from the Islamic Republic in a blistering online letter that describes herself as “one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran.” (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
January 12, 2020 - 8:24 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's only female Olympic medalist said she defected from the Islamic Republic in a blistering online letter that describes herself as “one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran.” Taekwondo athlete Kimia Alizadeh posted the letter on Instagram as Iran's...
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FILE In this file photo taken on Thursday, April 12, 2012, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin wears 3D glasses as he visits Moscow's Planetarium in Moscow, Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin prepares to mark his 20th year in power, as the longest-serving leader since Joseph Stalin. (AP Photo/Sputnik, Alexei Druzhinin, Government Press Service, File)
December 30, 2019 - 3:40 am
MOSCOW (AP) — As Russian President Vladimir Putin marks two decades in power , he boasts about his achievements but remains coy about his political future — a reticence that fuels wild speculation about his intentions. Putin points to the revival of Russia's global clout, industrial modernization,...
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In this photo taken Sept. 12, 2019, Iranian judoka Saeid Mollaei poses for a portrait photo at an undisclosed southern city of Germany. Saeid Mollaei has been in hiding since he left the Iranian judo team last month, saying he had been ordered to withdraw from the world championships on political grounds. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
September 16, 2019 - 4:21 am
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Saeid Mollaei has been in hiding since he left the Iranian judo team last month, saying he had been ordered to withdraw from the world championships on political grounds. Now he's training for next year's Olympics without a guarantee he can compete. Mollaei was the...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, photo, Choi Young-ae, head of the National Human Rights Commission, speaks on human rights conditions in sports circles during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea's human rights commission plans to interview possibly thousands of athletes about a culture of abuse in sports after a wave of female athletes came forward to say they had been raped or assaulted by their coaches. (Choe Dong-jun/Newsis via AP)
January 23, 2019 - 1:28 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's human rights commission plans to interview thousands of adult and child athletes about a culture of abuse in sports after a wave of female athletes came forward to say they had been raped or assaulted by their coaches. The yearlong investigation will cover 50...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2016, file photo, first place finisher Shim Suk-hee, from South Korea, races during the women's 1,500-meter finals at a World Cup short track speedskating event at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah. More South Korean female skaters are saying they have been sexually abused by their coaches following explosive claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim that she had been raped by her former coach since she was a teen, according to group representing athletes on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 21, 2019 - 6:55 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — More South Korean female skaters are accusing their coaches of sexually abusing them, a group representing the athletes disclosed Monday following claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that her former coach had repeatedly raped her. The announcement came amid a...
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Israeli Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev, 2nd right, kisses the International Judo Federation President Marius Vizer, with the presence of Mohamed Bin Tha'loob Al Derai, President of UAE Wrestling Judo & Kickboxing Federation, 1st left, during the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Judo tournament in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
October 27, 2018 - 12:18 pm
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Israel's sports minister attended an international judo competition that began Saturday in the United Arab Emirates as three Israeli players received medals and had their country's flag displayed on a screen. It's a significant change from last year, when UAE...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, Kevin Hart is interviewed after the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game in Minneapolis. The Professional Fighters League is the latest mixed martial arts promotion that will try and compete with UFC. Comedian Kevin Hart is among the investors in the league. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman, File)
August 29, 2018 - 1:13 pm
Kevin Hart had a bit in his standup routine where his attempt to trash-talk his way out of a fight ended up with the comic offering a hug instead. "This is dumb. I don't want to fight you," Hart says to laughter . "This is stupid. You've got to have a purpose, man. I'm not that guy." Hart will...
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North Korea's Ryom Tae Ok, top, and Kim Ju Sik, perform during a Pairs Figure Skating training session prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
February 06, 2018 - 5:51 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — A giant national flag. A smiling angel. The dictator's pop diva. And a dozen women added to a South Korean hockey team to form the Koreas' first-ever joint Olympic team. Yes, North Korea is again stealing the show in pre-Olympic media coverage, although none of its 22...
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Iranian national basketball team players Shadi Abdolvand, left, and Ayrin Artoonian attend an interview with The Associated Press in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, May 4, 2017. Basketball enthusiasts around the world said a decision to allow players to wear religious headgear in competition will encourage more people to play the sport because it gives participants the right to practice their faith and focus on playing ball. Abdolvand said basketball will change in Iran because younger players will be encouraged to "pursue their goals." (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
May 04, 2017 - 4:54 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Basketball enthusiasts around the world said a decision to allow players to wear religious headgear in competition will encourage more people to play the sport because it gives participants the right to practice their faith and focus on playing ball. The unanimous...
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