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Air Force's Austin Cutting, on the sidelines during a game against Army at West Point, N.Y., in 2018.<br>Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes

Vikings rookie Cutting to be used for Air Force recruiting while being permitted to play in NFL

Austin Cutting’s agent said Sunday the Vikings rookie long snapper from Air Force will serve his required two-year military commitment concurrently with being allowed to play in the NFL, and will be used for recruiting.



Former boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies after being hit by car in Virginia

Police in Virginia Beach on Monday said Pernell Whitaker was a pedestrian when struck by the car Sunday night. The driver remained on the scene, where Whitaker was pronounced dead.


Djokovic beats Federer in marathon fifth set to win second straight Wimbledon title

For nearly five tight, tense and terrific hours, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer traded the lead, playing on and on and on until an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker was required to settle their memorable Wimbledon final.


NFL opens football academy in London

The league, which has been playing regular-season games in London since 2007, wants to maintain a more lasting presence in the city beyond those few weekends a year. It believes it can do that — and grow the sport — by identifying and cultivating young British talent.





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Jacobs, Andrew named DODEA-Europe's top athletes

Jessica Jacobs and Ogden Andrew may have been Division III athletes in their senior years of high school, but their skills and accomplishments in their sports allowed them to outshine students in higher divisions to earn coveted DODEA-Europe’s Athlete of the Year awards this year.