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Vikings' plane slides into grass after safe landing in Wisconsin

Posted by Ben Goessling - ESPN Staff Writer on Saturday, December 24, 2016, In : Sports News 

APPLETON, Wis. -- Given how tumultuous the Minnesota Vikings' 2016 season has been, perhaps it shouldn't be a surprise that their final regular-season road trip came with another twist.

The Vikings' plane skidded off the runway on a snowy night at Appleton International Airport and slid into the grass while taxiing after landing.

Everyone on the plane was fine. But players, coaches and team officials were stuck for several hours before fire officials at the scene used a truck's extension l...


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Vermont Cancels Women's Basketball Game vs. UNC over State's Transgender Law

Posted by Timothy Rapp, Featured Columnist - Bleacher Report on Thursday, August 25, 2016, In : Sports News 
Vermont Cancels Women's Basketball Game vs. UNC over State's Transgender Law

The Vermont women's basketball team canceled its December game against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, citing the state'stransgender bathroom law.

Vermont athletic director Jeff Schulman added this, per ESPN.com:

The decision to cancel our Dec. 28 women's basketball game at North Carolina was made as a result of concerns over the HB2 law, which prevents transgender people from using government-run bathrooms based on their gender identity.

We strive very hard to create an inclusive climate for our...


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Marriage Made in Olympic Heaven Gives US Decathlete Ashton Eaton Winning Edge

Posted by Lars Anderson, Bleacher Report on Friday, August 19, 2016, In : Sports News 


Marriage Made in Olympic Heaven Gives US Decathlete Ashton Eaton Winning Edge
RIO DE JANEIRO — He didn’t exactly go all out—at least not on their first date, anyway. But Ashton Eaton has always known it’s better to start slow and have a strong finishing kick than to reveal your moves too fast.

The man who would become the greatest athlete in the world—the man who is gunning for his second consecutive Olympic gold medal in the decathlon on Thursday—was a sophomore at the University of Oregon. She was a freshman. They had first talked a few months earlier at t...


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