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Olympic gold medalist, wary of Zika, will freeze his sperm before Rio Games

For months, the question bugging Olympic athletes hasn't been about what they're doing on the field or track, or in the pool or gym, in preparation of this summer's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. It's whether they're going to attend the Brazil-hosted Games at all. There is good reason, too. With...

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  • Johnny Manziel's dad: Without help, 'he won't live to see his 24th birthday'

    Johnny Manziel's dad: Without help, 'he won't live to see his 24th birthday'

    With Johnny Manziel's professional career in doubt and his personal life crumbling, his father fears for the troubled quarterback's safety. Manziel is facing a criminal investigation by police following allegations that he hit his former girlfriend last weekend in Texas. He was dropped by his agent...

    • Iraqis rally around Olympic soccer team after Qatar win

      Iraqis rally around Olympic soccer team after Qatar win

      The Iraqi soccer team's overtime win against Qatar, which will send it to the Olympics for the first time in more than a decade, has at least briefly united the fractured country in exultation amid its grinding war against the Islamic State group. Residents poured into the streets late Saturday...

        • Novak Djokovic wins 6th Australian title; Andy Murray loses 5th final

          Novak Djokovic wins 6th Australian title; Andy Murray loses 5th final

          Novak Djokovic maintained his perfect streak in six Australian Open finals with a 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (3) victory Sunday that consigned Andy Murray to a fifth defeat in championship deciders at Melbourne Park. Djokovic equaled Roy Emerson's long-standing record of six Australian Open titles and increased...

            • Florida State reaches $950,000 settlement with Jameis Winston's accuser

              Florida State reaches $950,000 settlement with Jameis Winston's accuser

              Florida State University has settled a Title IX lawsuit with a former student who said the school failed to adequately investigate allegations that she was raped by former star quarterback Jameis Winston. The settlement was announced a day before Winston's accuser, Erica Kinsman, had been scheduled...

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                • New Lafayette AD Linn: Timing right for transition from football

                  New Lafayette AD Linn: Timing right for transition from football

                  JAMES CITY — Outgoing Lafayette Athletic Director Dan Barner said Andy Linn, who was named Barner's successor Tuesday by the Williamsburg-James City County School Board, was in his office every day of his 19 year-tenure as the school's AD, often more than once. Both are Pennsylvania natives that...

                    • Post 39 opens season eager to preserve Legion Baseball tradition

                      Post 39 opens season eager to preserve Legion Baseball tradition

                      JAMES CITY – One of new Williamsburg Post 39 manager Doug Mitchell's assistant coaches recently expressed concern about the American Legion baseball team's cohesion with the season freshly underway. An ensemble of ballplayers representing multiple area high schools and colleges annually comprises...

                        • Agee reaches Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame

                          Joe Agee, William and Mary Class of 1952, will be inducted into the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame this fall as part of a six-member class. The induction banquet will take place at Norfolk's Scope Arena on Oct. 24, where Agee will be joined by 2013 MLB National League batting champion Michael...

                            • After big year in 3A, growing Warhill will bump up to 4A in 2017-18

                              Two Bay Rivers District schools that experienced significant athletic success on the Group 3A level this past school year will move out of that Virginia High School League classification beginning with the 2017-18 school year. According to the VHSL Proposed Alignment plan for the 2017-18 and '18-19...

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                                • Sophomore Rome caps prolific running year for William and Mary

                                  William and Mary track star Regan Rome this month completed one of the greatest sophomore years ever for a Tribe athlete, earning first-team All-American honors in the 5,000-meter run at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., after taking second-team All-American honors in NCAA indoor track (12th...

                                    • Vandygriff fans 11, Post 39 wins American Legion home opener

                                      Vandygriff fans 11, Post 39 wins American Legion home opener

                                      The Post 39 American Legion baseball team improved to 2-1 Wednesday, opening its home schedule with a 10-2 win over Post 241 at Jamestown High. Post 39's Brad Vandygriff earned the win on the mound, tossing 6 2/3 innings, striking out 11 and allowing five hits. Michael Schmidt relieved Vandygriff,...

                                    • William and Mary's Murphy named state coach of the year

                                      William and Mary's Brian Murphy was named Virginia Sports Information Directors Baseball Coach of the Year. Murphy led the Tribe to 31 wins in his third season as head coach, guiding the team to a CAA tourney championship and a subsequent NCAA regional berth. It is the first VaSID Coach of the...

                                        • Nebraska Omaha trio finding form with surging Legacy 76

                                          Nebraska Omaha trio finding form with surging Legacy 76

                                          JAMES CITY – Omaha has a distinctively baseball ring to it, especially in early summer as Nebraska’s largest city annually plays host to the College World Series. For the past few summers, the Midwest city has sounded like soccer to Legacy 76, which has three players on its National Premier Soccer...

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