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In Qatar, migrant workers paid to be sports 'fans'

In Qatar, migrant workers paid to be sports 'fans'

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The men grappled with each other to board the quickly filling bus. Others wriggled in through the windows, scaling the outside, using the large wheels as footholds and leaving scuff-marks on the white exterior with their shoes.
These weren't refugees fleeing disaster. They were migrant workers in 2022 Wo ... (full story)


Holy Cross players reeling over baseball cuts

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Corleone Desimone played baseball at Jimtown High School and then at Adrian College in Michigan for two years on a scholarship.
He transferred to Holy Cross College this year, ready to keep playing ball throughout his college career. Then, just before final exams started last week, he and his teamma ... (full story)


Concussion suit against IHSA faces uphill battle

A former Notre Dame College Prep football player has filed a class-action lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court against the Illinois High School Association. Daniel Bukal v. Illinois High School Association, No. 2014 CH 19131.
The suit seeks, generally, reform of the IHSA’s concussion protocol with respect to baseline testi ... (full story)


Bowe, Mancini head Boxing Hall of Fame's new class

Bowe, Mancini head Boxing Hall of Fame's new class

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — Riddick Bowe, who beat undisputed champion Evander Holyfield to win the heavyweight boxing title in 1992, and popular lightweight champion Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini have been selected for induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Also selected were featherweight champion "Pri ... (full story)


Indians acquire Brandon Moss from Athletics

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians addressed the need for more power in their lineup. Now Brandon Moss has to provide it.
Cleveland finalized a trade — the first of the winter meetings — that has been in the works for weeks on Monday by acquiring Moss, a first baseman/outfielder and All-Star last season, from the Oak ... (full story)