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Wellesley College president meets with student abused by John Babington, details stricter safeguards

The school has hired an outside law firm as an additional source for former students to contact with any information about Babington.

Track and field

Track bans transgender athletes, tightens rules for Caster Semenya

The World Athletics Council adopted the same rules as swimming did last year in deciding to bar athletes who have transitioned from male to female and have gone through male puberty. No such athletes currently compete at the highest elite levels of track.

World Figure skating championship

Shoma Uno leads Ilia Malinin after men’s short program in world figure skating competition

Malinin received 100.38 points after a powerful routine that left him 4.25 points behind Uno.

College basketball

Providence hires Kim English to replace Ed Cooley as men’s basketball coach

English, 34, was 34-29 in two seasons at George Mason, and led the Patriots to a 20-13 record this season.

sports media

Channel 5 sports anchor/reporter Bob Halloran to retire at the end of May

Halloran, 59, joined Channel 5 in 2003 in a free-lance role and became full-time in 2014.

After Chris Curtis uses ethnic slur against Mina Kimes, sports media figures fire back in her defense

People across sports media have coalesced around Kimes, championing her for her in-depth analysis of the NFL, impressive talent, and ability to stand up for herself in a largely male-dominated field with humor.


Top-ranked women’s tennis player Iga Swiatek withdraws from Miami Open with rib injury

The 21-year-old Polish star also will sit out her country's Billie Jean King Cup qualifier matches against Kazakhstan on April 13-14.

Men's NCAA Tournament

NYC guards lead Michigan State, Kansas State to Sweet 16 at Madison Square Garden

Markquis Nowell and former Northeastern guard Tyson Walker are the next in a long line of Big Apple point guards to make their mark.