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Protest in Brazil highlight citizens' needs ahead of next month's World Cup

Protesters began a wave of demonstrations around Brazil on Thursday, burning tires and blocking highways to draw attention to housing and education needs before next month's World Cup.

Connecticut coach Kevin Ollie isn't interested in leaving Huskies

The 41-year-old coach, who spent 13 years as an NBA journeyman before returning to his alma mater, has been linked to several NBA job openings, including with the Los Angeles Lakers.

5 things to know about World Cup security

Social problems and rising prices that set off the protests a year ago still linger. Brazil will deploy hundreds of thousands of police, soldiers and security guards around the 12 venues and up and down its long border with 10 other South American countries.

Wealth gap shows in latest NCAA academic numbers

Thirty-six teams will be banned from the 2014-15 postseason because of sub-par scores on the newest Academic Progress Rate, which was released Wednesday.

Columbia College softball season ends, says farewell to 6 seniors

The Cougars beat Morningside (Iowa) College 6-5 in their first elimination game of the afternoon. Hours later, they saw their season end in the opening round of the NAIA Tournament with a 4-2 loss to Central Methodist University.

Northwestern athletics director says athletes need a vote

Northwestern athletics director Jim Phillips says college athletes need more than just a voice when it comes to issues that affect them. They need a vote.

Ride on Curlin gallops strongly in Preakness prep

Some observers believe Ride on Curlin has the best chance to upset California Chrome, the Kentucky Derby winner.

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome ready for anything in Preakness

The Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome tested the track at Pimlico Race Course for the first time Tuesday and took to it like a kid in a sandbox.

Yale basketball player Brandon Sherrod leaves hoops for harmony

Yale junior Brandon Sherrod has chosen harmonies over the hardwood, at least for a year. The 6-foot-6 forward is one of the 14 students selected to make up the next version of the Whiffenpoofs, the school's famous male a cappella singing group.

Tolton tennis sweeps into second round

Tolton advanced to the second round of the Class 1 District 8 tennis tournament.

California Chrome checks into Pimlico's Stall 40

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was none too eager to get his first look at Pimlico Race Course on Monday.

Saavedra stalls to trigger wreck at start of Indy

The inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis got off to an inauspicious start Saturday when pole-sitter Sebastian Saavedra stalled, triggering a violent wreck.

Columbia runner qualifies for nationals

Columbia College 5,000-meter runner Lindsey Martin qualified for NAIA nationals with her time Friday in Naperville, Ill.

Witnesses oppose National Labor Relations Board ruling on college athlete unionization

The regional National Labor Relations Board ruling that scholarship football players at Northwestern University are entitled to collective bargaining rights has drawn strong opposition from Baylor University President Ken Starr, who said that it would be very disruptive.

Former Georgia players testify against coach who organized 'Ponzi scheme'

Jonas Jennings, former Georgia football player, testified Thursday against his college coach, Jim Donnan, a man he once saw as "a father figure." Donnan is on trial with Gregory Crabtree for allegedly running a fraudulent investment scheme from September 2007 to December 2010.

 

Worker dies in construction accident at Brazil World Cup stadium

A worker at a World Cup stadium in Brazil died Thursday in an electrical accident, temporarily interrupting construction at one of the most-delayed venues only five weeks before the soccer tournament.

Pistorius ballistics expert focuses on arm wound

Wollie Wolmarans' testimony differed with a police ballistics expert, who said earlier at Pistorius' murder trial that the wound was suffered by Pistorius' girlfriend further away from the closed door as she fell back in the toilet cubicle and protectively covered her head with her arms.

Hearing on athletes' union worries activist

A former linebacker leading the drive to form the nation's first union for college athletes said Wednesday he fears a congressional hearing could be a step toward legislative barriers that would thwart unionization.


NBC extends Olympic deal through 2032 for $7.75 billion

In a stunning, pre-emptive deal negotiated secretly over six months, the International Olympic Committee awarded the exclusive U.S. broadcast rights to NBC on Wednesday for an additional six games.

Columbia College women's golf takes 2nd in conference

The Columbia College women's golf team finished in second place at the American Midwest Conference Championship.

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