Lightning Win Game 5, Deny Avs Chance to Take Stanley Cup | Sports News

Lightning Win Game 5, Deny Avs Chance to Take Stanley Cup | Sports News

By Pat Graham, sports writer for the Associated Press DENVER (AFP) – The Tampa Bay Lightning spoiled Colorado’s party to stay in search of a third straight Stanley Cup title, by defeating Avalanche 3-2 Friday night in Game Five. Ondrej Palat scored with 6:22 minutes remaining and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 35 shots in front of … Read more

Athletes React to the Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision | Sports News

Athletes React to the Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision | Sports News

By Ann M Peterson, sports writer for the Associated Press NFL star Megan Rapinoe expressed outrage Friday at the Supreme Court’s decision to strip the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion, denouncing the erosion of rights women have enjoyed a generation ago. “I think cruelty is the point because this is not a pro life in … Read more

At Pride, Celebrations Amid a Darker National Environment | New York News

At Pride, Celebrations Amid a Darker National Environment | New York News

By Deepti Hajleh, The Associated Press NEW YORK (Associated Press) — LGBTQ Pride celebrations that sometimes looked like victory parties battle civil rights advances this year with a darker atmosphere, a national environment of escalating legislative and rhetorical battles over sexual orientation and gender identity. Large crowds are expected on Sunday at Pride events in … Read more

North Carolina Sports Betting Legislation Falters in House | Political News

North Carolina Sports Betting Legislation Falters in House | Political News

By Gary D. Robertson, The Associated Press RALLY, NC (AP) – Legislation that would have allowed sports betting collapsed across North Carolina late Wednesday as the House narrowly rejected a key measure amid warnings about the dangers of gambling from an unusual coalition of social conservatives. The Liberal Democrats. The House voted 51-50 not to … Read more

Deshaun Watson Settles 20 of 24 Sexual Misconduct Lawsuits | Sports News

Deshaun Watson Settles 20 of 24 Sexual Misconduct Lawsuits | Sports News

Written by Joan A. Lozano, The Associated Press HOUSTON (AFP) – Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has reached an agreement to settle 20 of 24 civil lawsuits filed by women who accused him of sexual assault and harassment, a women’s attorney said Tuesday. Watson, who was accused by massage therapists of harassing, assaulting or touching … Read more

Title IX: WNBA Owner Among Women Athletes Running Businesses | Sports News

Title IX: WNBA Owner Among Women Athletes Running Businesses | Sports News

By Tim Booth, sports writer for the Associated Press Seattle (AFP) – Jenny Gelder wasn’t well aware of what the ninth law meant until she was a freshman at Yale University, competed on the rowing team and participated in one of the most famous protests surrounding the law. He was co-owner of the WNBA’s Seattle … Read more