Disability sports

President Donald Trump talks with reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 28, 2019, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Trump is traveling to Michigan to speak at a rally before spending the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 29, 2019 - 3:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he is backing off his budget request to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics, reversing course on a proposal that was unlikely to be approved by Congress after days of bipartisan criticism. Speaking to reporters Thursday as he left the White House...
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President Trump talks to reporters before leaving on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 28, 2019, for the short trip to Andrews Air Fore Base in Maryland. Trump is traveling to Michigan to speak at a rally before spending the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 28, 2019 - 1:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a proposal to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics (all times local): 4:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he is backing off a budget request to cut funding for the Special Olympics, after days of criticism. Trump told reporters at the White House Thursday, "I...
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March 28, 2019 - 1:13 pm
Education Secretary Betsy Devos on Thursday faced a new round of scrutiny over a proposal to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics, a cut that lawmakers say is unlikely to be approved. Democrats pressed DeVos on the topic during a Senate budget hearing, just days House Democrats grilled her on...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos arrives for a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 27, 2019 - 6:22 pm
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday defended a proposal to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics, pushing back against a storm of criticism from athletes, celebrities and politicians who rallied to support the organization. DeVos became a target on social media after Democrats slammed...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2018, file photo, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim watches during a practice for an NCAA men's college basketball tournament first-round game, in Detroit. Police say Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a 51-year-old man walking outside his vehicle on a highway near Syracuse, N.Y., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
February 21, 2019 - 3:26 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Longtime Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man along an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man's disabled vehicle, police say. Syracuse police say 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez was an occupant in a black Dodge Charger with...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 16, 2014 file photo, the flame burns at the Olympic Park on the last day of the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. Russia will rejoin the Paralympics after a suspension of more than two years for widespread doping, the International Paralympic Committee said Friday Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
February 08, 2019 - 2:07 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will be able to compete at next year's Paralympics in Tokyo after being reinstated Friday, more than two years after the country was suspended for widespread doping. The IPC ruled reforms to crack down on doping and limit government interference are enough to allow Russia to...
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Major League Baseball chief baseball officer Joe Torre speaks with a reporter at the baseball owners meetings Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 07, 2019 - 4:35 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Baseball owners and players are hoping to invigorate the sport with rule changes, though some of the more radical ideas under consideration are not likely to be adapted for this season. "We would prefer more action and more offense," St. Louis Cardinals chairman William DeWitt...
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Spanish film director Arantxa Echevarría celebrates her Goya award as best newcomer director for her film "Carmen y Lola" during the Goya Film Awards Ceremony in Seville, Spain, Saturday Feb. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Laura Leon)
February 03, 2019 - 3:56 am
MADRID (AP) — The film "Campeones" ("Champions"), a comedy about a basketball team featuring actors with mental disabilities, has won best picture at the Spanish Film Academy's Goya Awards. Directed by Javier Fesser, "Campeones" took the top prize at the gala that ended early Sunday morning, while...
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January 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Malaysia has been stripped of the hosting rights for the World Para Swimming Championships after refusing to let Israelis compete in the event that serves as a qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. The Malaysian government said earlier this month that no Israeli delegates...
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Xavier Gonzalez, left, CEO of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and Toshiro Muto, right, CEO of the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) shake hands after their IPC and Tokyo 2020 joint press conference in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 19, 2018 - 4:32 am
TOKYO (AP) — The 2020 Tokyo Paralympics promise to be the best. They're being promoted just like the Olympics, planning is ahead of recent games in Rio de Janeiro and London, and the athletes village will offer easy access for anyone with disabilities. But International Paralympic Committee...
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