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AP News - Aug 28, 2015 11:11 PM

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A week before the start of the football season, a difficult summer for the University of Illinois became chaotic as coach Tim Beckman was fired after an investigation found he tried to influence medical decisions and pressure pla ...more

AP News - Aug 28, 2015 1:29 PM

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local):___1:25 a.m.The sister of 110-meter bronze medalist Aries Merritt has never missed one of his big races.This time, it couldn't be helped. LaToya H ...more

AP News - Aug 28, 2015 1:25 PM

BEIJING (AP) — When the doctors hooked Aries Merritt onto the dialysis machine two years ago, they told him his running days were over.The doctors were focused on his kidneys.They never looked at his heart.The American won a bronze ...more

AP News - Aug 27, 2015 6:07 PM

EDISON, N.J. (AP) — Erik Compton ended his season Thursday when he withdrew from The Barclays after eighth hole with a respiratory infection.Compton, who already has gone through two heart transplants, was No. 122 in the FedEx Cup and would have ...more

AP News - Aug 26, 2015 5:36 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jubilation over the recent birth of panda twins at the National Zoo turned to sadness Wednesday as one of the newborn cubs died after three and a half days.The zoo's panda mom Mei Xiang gave birth to the first cub Saturday at 5 ...more

AP News - Aug 26, 2015 12:01 PM

For Mardy Fish, it was supposed to mark a high point in his tennis career. Instead, Sept. 3, 2012, stands out as one of the most difficult days of his life."I was in the spot where you work your butt off to get to: the fourth round of the U.S. O ...more

AP News - Aug 26, 2015 2:01 AM

BEIJING (AP) — No matter how many hurdles Aries Merritt clears this week at the world championships, he knows there's an even bigger one waiting for him in a few days back at home — a kidney transplant.That's why the Olympic 110-meter hurdles ch ...more

AP News - Aug 25, 2015 1:25 PM

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The late IndyCar driver Justin Wilson saved six lives Tuesday by donating his organs, his brother said."He just keeps setting the bar higher," Stefan Wilson posted on his Twitter page. "Keep Julia & the girls in your pr ...more

AP News - Aug 21, 2015 6:03 PM

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Speedway Motorsports Inc. executive chairman Bruton Smith says he was treated for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in June.Smith disclosed the news Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway, where he was attending his first races since his di ...more

AP News - Aug 21, 2015 8:19 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Even though Linda Ellerbee has addressed many tough topics with young audiences before, it took a decade before Nickelodeon approved her idea of a "Nick News" episode where children with terminal illnesses talk about their lives. ...more