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FILE - Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden speaks with the media following an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh on Sept. 19, 2021. The NFL filed a motion asking a Nevada court to dismiss former Raiders coach Jon Gruden's lawsuit against the league, saying the accusations that the the NFL leaked Gruden's old, offensive emails are “baseless” and the “should be dismissed for failure to state a single viable cause of action", Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)

NFL seeks to dismiss Jon Gruden lawsuit

- The Washington Times

The NFL filed a response Wednesday to Jon Gruden’s lawsuit against the league— asking a Nevada court to dismiss the case over what it called a “baseless” attempt to blame the league and Commissioner Roger Goodell for the former Las Vegas Raiders coach’s disparaging emails that cost him his job.

Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker compete in the rhythm dance program during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski) **FILE**

U.S. skaters fight through injury, illness to compete in Beijing Games

- Associated Press

Kaitlin Hawayek and Ashley Cain-Gribble are two of the figure skaters in the American contingent headed to the Winter Games next month who have had to overcome obstacles — mostly illness and injury — to compete in the most important competition of their lives.

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) drives to the basket against Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Nets hold off Wizards’ rally, beat Washington by a point

- Associated Press

Kyrie Irving scored 22 of his 30 points in the first half, and the Brooklyn Nets held off the Washington Wizards 119-118 on Wednesday night when Kyle Kuzma and Spencer Dinwiddie missed 3-pointers in the final seconds.

Jon Vaughn, a former University of Michigan football player from 1988 to 1991 speaks during a news conference in Ann Arbor, Mich., on June 16, 2021. Two men who say they were sexually assaulted by a former sports doctor at the University of Michigan are hoping that a change in leadership with the weekend firing of President Mark Schlissel will allow the school to be more accountable toward abuse victims. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya File)

University of Michigan reaches $490 million settlement over sexual abuse

- Associated Press

The University of Michigan has agreed to a $490 million settlement with more than 1,000 people who say they were sexually assaulted by a former sports doctor at the school during his nearly four-decade career, those involved in the agreement said Wednesday.

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In this April 4, 2016, file photo, opening day ceremonies are performed at Petco Park before a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres in San Diego. California officials will allow people to attend Major League Baseball games and other sporting events, go to Disneyland and watch live performances in limited capacities starting April 1, 2021. The rules announced Friday, March 5, 2021, coincide with baseball's opening day. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)

Deaths of mother, son at Padres' stadium ruled suicide, homicide

Associated Press

San Diego police have determined the causes of death of a 40-year-old woman and her 2-year-old son who plunged from the third level of San Diego's Petco Park, just as thousands of baseball fans were heading inside for a Padres game last year.

A person wearing a face shield walks past the Olympic rings inside the main media center at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

NBC will not send announcers to Beijing for Winter Games

- Associated Press

NBC will not be sending its announcers and most hosts to the Beijing Olympics due to continued concerns about rising COVID-19 cases worldwide and China's strict policy about those who test positive.