Disability sports - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Disability sports Phelps says he has no plans to return to competition CHICAGO (AP) — Michael Phelps pumped his right fist upon completing the final leg for the winning relay team ahead of Australian great Grant Hackett on Saturday. It was another golden moment for the winningest Olympic athlete in history, though don't expect to see him competing on the world's biggest stage again. Phelps all but slammed ... Sat, 20 May 2017 22:18:00 GMT 2017-05-20T22:18:00Z Cracker Barrel settles federal suit over handicapped parking PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has settled a class-action lawsuit brought by a basketball star who claimed handicapped parking spaces at some restaurants are too steep or otherwise violate federal law. Sarah Heinzl, of Pittsburgh, plays on the U.S. Women's Wheelchair Basketball National Team and sued in 2014. She claimed parking spaces... Wed, 17 May 2017 16:12:00 GMT 2017-05-17T16:12:00Z Afghan wounded warriors compete for spot in Invictus Games KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Wounded warriors from Afghanistan's National Security Forces competed Saturday for a spot in the Invictus Games to be held in Canada in September. The NATO Resolute Support mission hosted a selection event for seven openings on the Afghan forces wounded warriors' team that will compete against soldiers and veterans from 17 countries in Toronto Sept.... Sat, 13 May 2017 12:59:00 GMT 2017-05-13T12:59:00Z LA Set Their Sights On Another Olympics In 2024 The Los Angeles set their sights on another Olympics Wednesday. The LA 2024 leadership delivered opening remarks to the International Olympic Committee... Thu, 11 May 2017 00:27:00 GMT 2017-05-11T00:27:00Z Locker room assault sparks effort to heal Idaho communities BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Bukky Ogunrinola's mother taught her years ago to use caution in how she dressed and presented herself in public. Being a young black woman in Idaho meant living in a world where she's sometimes greeted with suspicion. Still, the 16-year-old was stunned to wake up one cold January morning to see the windows of her family's SUV smashed ... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 19:48:00 GMT 2017-04-30T19:48:00Z The Latest: Kenyans have a banner day at the Boston Marathon BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the 121st running of the Boston Marathon (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Patriots' Day? It was more like Kenyan Day at the Boston Marathon. But it wasn't a bad day to be an American, either. Geoffrey Kirui (JOFF'-ree key-ROO'-ee) and Edna Kiplagat — both making their Boston... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:58:00 GMT 2017-04-17T17:58:00Z Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — The wounded warrior is now a cop — and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs. Matias Ferreira, a former U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal who lost his legs below the knee when he stepped on a hidden explosive in Afghanistan in 2011, is joining a suburban New York police department. The 28-year-old graduated Fr... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:30:00 GMT 2017-03-25T06:30:00Z Computer: Norway to win most medals at 2018 Winter Olympics It could be a record-setting Winter Olympics for Norway next year in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Using a computer program, the U.S.-based sports and entertainment provider Gracenote predicts Norway will be at the top of the table with 40 medals — a Winter Olympic record for overall medals. It would surpass the 37 the United States won at the 2010 Vancouver Games. ... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:30:00 GMT 2017-02-10T00:30:00Z Baptism by ice: Alaskans make annual plunge into frigid lake ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — More than a thousand people in Alaska dressed up as elves or in other elaborate costumes, while some stripped down to barely anything to take part in a polar plunge. The fundraiser for Special Olympics Alaska took place Saturday at Goose Lake in Anchorage, where ice was cut from a large portion of the lake to allow the plungers room to do their favor... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 16:35:00 GMT 2016-12-18T16:35:00Z Ohio court revives claims in Notre Dame concussion suit CLEVELAND (AP) — A state appeals court in Cleveland has ruled that the widow of a former Notre Dame football player can proceed with claims in a lawsuit that said her husband was disabled by and ultimately died from concussion-related head injuries suffered during his college career in the 1970s. Steve Schmitz was alive but suffering from dementia and ear... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 22:58:00 GMT 2016-12-13T22:58:00Z