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More than 1,500 injured in panic after soccer game

More than 1,500 people were injured when panic swept through a crowd of Juventus fans watching the Champions League final in a piazza in the northern Italian city of Turin, authorities said Sunday. The Turin prefect said in a statement that the crowd "was taken by panic and by the psychosis of...

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  • Ervin Santana struggles again as White Sox lose 4-3 to Orioles

    Ervin Santana struggles again as White Sox lose 4-3 to Orioles

    An unusual second-chance home run enabled the Orioles to put a satisfying finish on a homestand that began with four straight defeats. Stevie Wilkerson hit his first major-league homer, John Means pitched five effective innings on his birthday and the Orioles beat the White Sox 4-3 on Wednesday...

  • Fire's 4-game unbeaten streak ends with 1-0 road loss to NYC FC

    Fire's 4-game unbeaten streak ends with 1-0 road loss to NYC FC

    Valentin Castellanos scored in the ninth minute to help New York City FC beat the Fire 1-0 on Wednesday night. NYC (2-1-5) won its second straight game after opening the season with a six-match winless streak. The Fire (2-3-3) had a four-game unbeaten stretch end. They have never won at Yankee...

      • Baylor women's basketball team accepts White House invitation

        Baylor women's basketball team accepts White House invitation

        The Baylor women's basketball team announced Wednesday it has accepted an invitation to be honored at the White House on Monday, which would make the Lady Bears the first women's championship team to make a solo visit since President Donald Trump took office. Baylor said in a news release on its...

          • Gio González is back with the Brewers on a 1-year, $2M deal

            Gio González is back with the Brewers on a 1-year, $2M deal

            A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that pitcher Gio González and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a one-year contract guaranteeing the 33-year-old left-hander $2 million. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement had...

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              • Jamestown Boys Soccer team undefeated and only getting started

                Jamestown Boys Soccer team undefeated and only getting started

                With a dominant 8-0 win over New Kent Monday night, the Jamestown boys soccer team remained undefeated. With a record of 9-0, ranked first in Virginia, and one of the top 10 teams in the nation, most teams would call that a great season so far. Jamestown calls it a good start Even in a region known...

                  • Lafayette Pitcher Geo Rivera eyed for MLB Draft

                    Lafayette Pitcher Geo Rivera eyed for MLB Draft

                    Lafayette senior Geo Rivera has been the pitcher for the Rams baseball team since his freshman year, and he’s been offered a scholarship to play for Old Dominion University in the fall. It’s also possible that Rivera may become the first student-athlete in Williamsburg to be drafted to the major...

                      • Warhill names Jerome Rhodes new head football coach

                        Warhill names Jerome Rhodes new head football coach

                        When the Warhill Lions football team takes the field in the fall, they’ll have a new coach leading them. Warhill High School has been on the hunt for a new head football coach since January, after coach Thad Wheeler resigned to take the head coaching job at Riverheads High School in Staunton. According...

                          • Sporty Siblings: Being on a team with a brother or sister seems to work just fine

                            Sporty Siblings: Being on a team with a brother or sister seems to work just fine

                            The relationship between siblings can be a special thing, equal parts rivalry and family. Much the same can be said of teammates, so it’s no mystery that there are dozens of student-athletes in Williamsburg-James City County who are both siblings and teammates. Brothers Sebastian and Seaton Lodwick...

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                              • Williamsburg Track and Field teams show no signs of slowing

                                Williamsburg Track and Field teams show no signs of slowing

                                Spring break may be upon them, but that’s done nothing to slow down the student-athletes on Williamsburg’s track and field teams. With some teams preparing for their first outdoor meets and others having already run their first few, there will be no rest for Williamsburg’s top runners. Bruton High...

                                  • Williamsburg swimmers enjoy strong season, across the board

                                    The swimming season may have come to a close, but that doesn’t mean that a lot of Williamsburg swimmers didn’t end the year with a splash. At the 2019 Short Course Senior Championships in Stafford, Virginia earlier this month, swimmers from 757swim managed to take home both state titles in the...

                                      • W&M Football player killed in Norfolk remembered for wit, passion and love for others

                                        W&M Football player killed in Norfolk remembered for wit, passion and love for others

                                        A dozen yellow roses lay at the Griffon statue’s rain-soaked feet outside Zable Stadium in Williamsburg Monday, just days after Tribe student and football player Nate Evans was gunned down in Norfolk on Thursday. “We’re gathered here tonight to remember, to celebrate and to grieve Nate Evans,”...

                                          • Rowing club offers Williamsburg student athletes opportunity and serenity

                                            Rowing club offers Williamsburg student athletes opportunity and serenity

                                            Every afternoon, if you look out on the water near Chickahominy Riverfront Park, you might catch a glimpse of one of the young rowers of the Williamsburg Boat Club practicing their sport. According to Tom Rooks, executive director and head coach of the Williamsburg Boat Club, since the club was...

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