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Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo, seen at a walk-through in late July, said, “Listening to our doctors and trainers, keeping people separate and in small groups is the best thing. Obviously, it’s not the best thing for football."
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Mass vaccination of midshipmen not yet a game-changer for Navy athletics but could be by fall

Regular testing and contact tracing will remain a way of life for Navy varsity athletics for the remainder of the spring semester. But athletic director Chet Gladchuk is hopeful vaccination on a nationwide basis will produce a more positive competitive environment for fall sports.

US weighs joint approach to Beijing Olympics with allies

The State Department initially suggested that an Olympic boycott to protest China's rights abuses was among the possibilities but a senior official said later that a boycott has not yet been discussed.

Baylor beatdown: Bears win title, hang 86-70 loss on Gonzaga

The fresh-as-can-be Bears obliterated wobbly-legged Gonzaga’s march to perfection Monday night in an 86-70 runaway that brought this once-downtrodden program’s first national title back home to Waco, Texas.

Supreme Court justices see ‘exploitation’ of college athletes in NCAA case

Supreme Court justices said Wednesday they believed student athletes were being exploited by the multibillion-dollar college sports industry, signaling they are not inclined to block more generous scholarships or other education-related benefits.


The NCAA, under fire over amateurism, takes its fight to the Supreme Court

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will consider whether the NCAA has the authority to enforce a rule book that has long placed hard limits on whether college athletes can be paid.

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Slowed and sidelined, some athletes struggle to return from 'long haul' COVID

For most, COVID-19 is a disease that involves a few weeks of discomfort or, for the sick or elderly, leads to hospitalization or death. But at just 22, Justin Foster is a "long hauler," or a sufferer of "long COVID," one of a small but significant number of COVID-19 patients from whom the virus has refused to retreat.


March Madness usually soothes our worries, but this NCAA tournament collides with them

The return of the NCAA men's basketball tournament is welcome and a symbolic nudge toward the life we once knew. Just don't expect it to be the sport's typical elixir.

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