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Air Force presented with military trophy

President Obama congratulated the Air Force Academy for winning the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, noting that the Falcons will be taking it home to Colorado Springs, Colo., for the first time in eight years.

Obama presented the trophy during a ceremony Monday in the White House Rose Garden. Until this year, he said no one on the Air Force team knew what it felt like to defeat Army and Navy, come to the White House or claim football bragging rights over the other branches.

The trophy goes to the winner of a three-way season series among the major service academies. The Falcons defeated Army and Navy last season.

VOLLEYBALL

U.S. Olympian Sykora improving after crash

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL | U.S. Olympic volleyball player Stacy Sykora is eating without the aid of a feeding tube and has taken her first walk around the hospital since seriously injuring her head in a bus crash last Tuesday in Brazil.

Doctors said Sykora was able to get out of bed and walk briefly with the help of nurses Monday but will remain in an intensive care unit.

Sykora’s Volei Futuro team released a statement saying doctors had removed the tube, allowing her to eat and drink on her own.