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Trans-forming record books

Sports | Will the success of two transgender sprinters in Connecticut spur legal changes?
by Ray Hacke
Posted 6/14/18, 01:18 am

The fastest times ever run in the girls’ 100 and 200 meters at Connecticut’s State Open high-school track and field championships now belong to a boy.

Coaches, athletes, sportswriters, and even the head of Connecticut’s prep sports governing body recognize some injustice in that. Still, perhaps fearful of being branded bigots, many seem unwilling to fight back against what is becoming a trend in high-school sports.

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Associated Press/Photo by Pavel Golovkin

World Cup coming to North America

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/13/18, 11:01 am

FIFA voters Wednesday gave North America hosting rights for soccer’s World Cup in 2026. The proposal would put 60 of 80 games in the United States and 10 each in Mexico and Canada. In contrast to the secrecy of past World Cup ballots, members of FIFA, the international soccer governing body, held an open vote to select the North American trio over Morocco. The outcome signals that FIFA members favor existing venues in countries that actively work to fight corruption. Two years ago, a federal investigation exposed widespread bribery within the group.

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Associated Press/Photo by Frank Franklin II

Justify wins Triple Crown, jockey thanks Jesus

by Jim Henry
Posted 6/11/18, 09:05 am

Justify became only the 13th Triple Crown winner in horse-racing history after winning the Belmont Stakes in New York on Saturday. He previously won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness to secure horse racing’s top prize. Justify became only the second horse to win the Triple Crown without ever losing a race, following Seattle Slew in 1977. Justify won the Belmont starting from the rail, 45 years to the day after Secretariat achieved that feat.

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