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Brutal workout injuries highlight US college football flaws
The hospitalization of three US college American football players after a grueling workout has exposed failings in safety standards at university athletic programs, experts say. Three members of the University of Oregon's football team were left in hospital last week following the punishing fitness session, which was described in media reports as military-style training that had included one hour of continuous push-ups. At least one of the three, lineman Sam Poutasi, was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis, a potentially deadly condition which occurs when broken down muscle tissue leaks into the blood stream.
President-elect Donald Trump escalates Tom Ford fashion disThe Wynn Las Vegas hotel has stopped selling Tom Ford cosmetics and sunglasses and President-elect Donald Trump declared on television it is because of the designer's dis over dressing his wife, Melania.
American Humane investigating treatment of dog in film
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? The organization that ensures animal safety in film and television productions said Wednesday it is investigating whether a frightened dog was forced into churning water during the making of "A Dog's Purpose."
AP Source: Trump to nominate former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretaryWASHINGTON (AP) ? AP Source: Trump to nominate former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary.
Court denies a request to arrest Samsung's de facto head
A Seoul court on Thursday denied a request to arrest one of South Korea's most powerful men, the heir to the Samsung Electronics juggernaut in a setback to prosecutors investigating an influence-peddling ...
Pliskova continues impressive Australian Open march
Impressive fifth seed Karolina Pliskova continued her march through the Australian Open on Thursday, storming into the third round with another straight-sets thrashing. The towering Czech star dished out a 6-0, 6-2 lesson to hapless Russian qualifier Anna Blinkova and will next meet either 31st seed Yulia Putintseva or Jelena Ostapenko. If she gets through that round, as form suggests she will, a potential quarter-final against third seed Agnieszka Radwanska will be within her sights.
Bagwell, Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Hall of Fame
Bags and Rock and Pudge are heading to Cooperstown. After a vote that could prove to be a turning point how Steroids Era stars are viewed, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens could be joining them in the next ...
Trump to name ex-Georgia Gov. Perdue as agriculture secretary
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will name former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as his nominee for secretary of agriculture on Thursday, a senior transition official said on Wednesday. During his time as governor, Perdue's key agricultural issues included water management and making changes to the tax code that were beneficial to farmers, said Jeffrey Harvey, legislative director for the Georgia Farm Bureau.
First of 3 more storms hits California as drought retreats
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? The worst area of drought in California has significantly narrowed to a small region northwest of Los Angeles that has stubbornly failed to benefit from Pacific storms that have drenched much of the state since the fall and were lining up again Wednesday.