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  • Dallas coach honored as NFL’s top high school coach

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Super Bowl (all times local): 2 p.m. Randy Allen of Highland Park High School in Dallas has been selected as the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year. The award was created to honor high school football coaches who demonstrate a commitment to player health and […]
  • FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2015, file photo, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler speaks in Minneapolis. A university investigation called for punishing 10 players following an alleged sexual assault on campus last fall. Coach Tracy Claeys was fired in part because of his public support of his players differed with Kaler and athletic director Mark Coyle. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

    Hearings begin for suspended Minnesota football players

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ten Minnesota football players suspended for their alleged involvement in a sexual assault faced a panel of university employees on Thursday and Friday in an attempt to avoid expulsion and other punishments recommended by the school’s Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action office. The players have denied any wrongdoing and remain enrolled. The […]
  • FILE-- This file photo from Jan. 13, 2017 shows Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Joey Porter during NFL football practice in Pittsburgh. The director of the Pittsburgh Police Citizens Review Board says video of the arrest of Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter on Jan. 8, 2017, supports an officer's version of the events, including that Porter grabbed the officer's wrists, rendering him defenseless. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

    Citizens board: Video backs cop in Steelers’ coach arrest

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Surveillance video supports a police officer’s version of the arrest of Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter, including that Porter briefly grabbed the officer’s wrists, the head of the city’s Citizen Police Review Board said Wednesday. A county prosecutor has said the video doesn’t support prosecuting the most serious criminal charges against […]
  • FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2014 file photo, the Washington Redskins logo is seen on the field before an NFL football preseason game against the New England Patriots in Landover, Md. The Supreme Court is expressing doubts about a law that bars the government from registering trademarks that are deemed offensive.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    Justices raise doubts over law barring offensive trademarks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a First Amendment clash over a law barring offensive trademarks, the Supreme Court on Wednesday raised doubts about a government program that favors some forms of speech but rejects others that might disparage certain groups. The justices heard arguments in a dispute involving an Asian-American band called the Slants that was […]
  • This Nov. 15, 2016 photo shows a view of the Supreme Court from the Capitol Dome, on Capitol Hill in Washington. An Asian-American rock band called the Slants has spent years locked in a legal battle with the government over its refusal to trademark the band’s name.  The fight will play out Wednesday at the Supreme Court as the justices consider whether a law barring disparaging trademarks violates the band's free speech rights.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Free speech clash: Justices considering offensive trademarks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Slants aren’t exactly a household name when it comes to music, but the Asian-American rock band has certainly made its mark in the legal world. The Oregon-based group has spent years locked in a First Amendment battle with the government, which refuses to register a trademark for the band’s name because […]
  • This Nov. 15, 2016 photo shows a view of the Supreme Court from the Capitol Dome, on Capitol Hill in Washington. An Asian-American rock band called the Slants has spent years locked in a legal battle with the government over its refusal to trademark the band’s name.  The fight will play out Wednesday at the Supreme Court as the justices consider whether a law barring disparaging trademarks violates the band's free speech rights.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Justices to hear free speech clash over offensive trademarks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Slants aren’t exactly a household name when it comes to music, but the Asian-American rock band has certainly made its mark in the legal world. The Oregon-based group has spent years locked in a First Amendment battle with the government, which refuses to register a trademark for the band’s name because […]
  • FILE - In a Oct. 28, 2015 file photo, Commissioner John Swofford speaks to the media during the Atlantic Coast Conference men's NCAA basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C. Swofford says the conference is likely to move its football championship game out of Charlotte, North Carolina, again if a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people is not repealed or adjusted. Swofford gave no timetable Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017,  for a decision on whether to relocate the 2017 game but he did say the conference will not wait as long as it did last year. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

    ACC likely to move championship from NC again if law remains

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford says the conference is likely to move its football championship game out of Charlotte, North Carolina, again if a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people is not repealed or adjusted. Swofford gave no timetable Sunday for a decision on whether to relocate […]
  • FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, from left, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, quarterback Colin Kaepernick and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. During an appearance on Fox News Jan. 3, 2017, former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann slammed the 49ers' decision to give Kaepernick an award for being an “inspirational and courageous” player. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

    Joe Theismann slams 49ers for giving Colin Kaepernick award

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann isn’t happy with the San Francisco 49ers’ decision to give Colin Kaepernick an award for “inspirational and courageous” player. Kaepernick sparked a national debate by kneeling during the national anthem before games as a way of protesting racial injustice and police brutality. Kaepernick received the […]