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NCAA, major conferences appeal ruling on athlete compensation limits

NCAA, major conferences appeal ruling on athlete compensation limits
NCAA, major conferences appeal ruling on athlete compensation limits The NCAA and a group of major conferences on Friday night asked the 9th U.S. Circuit of Appeals to overturn a recent ruling that the association’s limits on athlete compensation violate antitrust laws and that the association cannot limit benefits related to education for athletes playing Division I men’s or women’s basketball or Bowl Subdivision football.In a brief notice of appeal, the NCAA and the conferences wrote that they are

James Harden pours in 61 points to lead Rockets past Spurs

James Harden pours in 61 points to lead Rockets past Spurs
James Harden pours in 61 points to lead Rockets past Spurs Associated Press Published 10:47 p.m. ET March 22, 2019 | Updated 10:55 p.m. ET March 22, 2019CLOSE SportsPulse: Nets rising star D'Angelo Russell explains why the stability in Brooklyn has allowed him to thrive in a way the Lakers couldn't provide. USA TODAYHOUSTON (AP)— James Harden matched his career high with 61 points, including 27 in the first quarter, to lead the Houston Rockets to a 111-105 victory

Big Ten is dominating with 6-1 record in first round

Big Ten is dominating with 6-1 record in first round
Big Ten is dominating with 6-1 record in first round CLOSE SportsPulse: We have our first real bracket buster of the tournament: UC Irvine. USA TODAY's Scott Gleeson explains how they did it and if they're a threat to make a legit cinderella run. USA TODAYOne year after putting just four teams into the NCAA tournament, the league's fewest bids in a decade, the Big Ten led all conferences with eight entries in the 2019 bracket. In terms of

Why did the stock market tumble today?

Why did the stock market tumble today?
Why did the stock market tumble today? CLOSE After 19 years covering the stock market for USA TODAY, Adam Shell gives his best advice on how to successfully invest in the market. USA TODAYStocks tumbled Friday as weak manufacturing reports in the U.S. and abroad sparked fresh worries about the global economy.Another catalyst for the sell-off: a closely-watched signal of recession reared its head for the first time since the Great Recession.The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 460.19 points, or about 1.8

Friday’s first round NCAA tournament games live coverage

Friday’s first round NCAA tournament games live coverage
Friday's first round NCAA tournament games live coverage CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY's Trysta Krick recaps all the biggest moments from the first day of March Madness and looks ahead to Friday's action. USA TODAYMarch Madness is in full swing, with Thursday's first-round action delivering on excitement but leaving our thirst for bracket-busting upsets not relatively quenched. Now we're back for more, providing wall-to-wall college basketball for the entire day as the remaining teams start the first round.Follow all of Friday's NCAA

Diabetics struggle as drug prices soar

Diabetics struggle as drug prices soar
Diabetics struggle as drug prices soar The escalating cost of insulin has desperate diabetics rationing medication, acquiring the drug from friends or getting it from Canada or Mexico. Meaghan Carter died alone on the sofa of her suburban Dayton, Ohio, apartment last Christmas.Like most people with Type 1 diabetes, the 47-year-old nurse had a kit of essential supplies within reach. It contained two empty vials of her preferred insulin, a partial vial of inexpensive Walmart insulin and a half-filled container

2 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan, US military says

2 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan, US military says
2 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan, US military says CLOSE Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated the Trump administration's calls for peace talks between Afghanistan's government and the Taliban on an unannounced visit to Kabul. Pompeo spoke at a news conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. (July 9) APWASHINGTON – Two U.S. troops were killed Friday during combat in Afghanistan, the NATO command in Kabul announced.Their deaths bring to four the number of American service members killed in the longest

First airline to offer new non-binary gender booking options

First airline to offer new non-binary gender booking options
First airline to offer new non-binary gender booking options CLOSE United Airlines just announced it’s adding 1,600 premium seats to try and get more premium passengers. Buzz60's Sean Dowling has more. Buzz60United is now the first U.S. airline to give customers non-binary gender options while booking their flights, the carrier announced Friday. "United is excited to share with our customers, whether they identify along the binary of male or female or not, that we are taking the steps to exhibit

Oregon flying high into NCAA tournament, by accident

Oregon flying high into NCAA tournament, by accident
Oregon flying high into NCAA tournament, by accident CLOSE Every year a new college basketball hero arises in March. Here are some potential NBA lottery picks fans should watch out for in this NCAA tournament. USA TODAY SportsSAN JOSE, Calif. — An accident is partly responsible for the 12th-seeded Oregon Ducks riding an eight-game winning streak into its matchup against the fifth-seeded Wisconsin Badgers on Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament.It might look like an act of