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This Day in History: Oct. 20

On this day, Oct. 20 …2011: Muammar Qaddafi, 69, Libya’s dictator for 42 years, is killed as revolutionary fighters overwhelm his hometown of Sirte and capture the last major bastion of resistance two months after his regime falls.Also on this day:1803: The U.S. Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase.1944: During World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur steps ashore at……

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Pac-12 establishes cancelation, tiebreaker procedures

The Pac-12 has established cancellation and tiebreaker policies for its virus-truncated football season.The conference announced Monday that a minimum threshold of at least 53 scholarship players — with various position minimums — must be available for any team to participate in a game. If a school does not elect to play the game shorthanded, the……

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English women’s soccer targets titles, player development

England’s soccer leadership has a couple of priorities for the women’s teams.Most immediately it’s deciding on a coach for the Olympics next month and whether Phil Neville should lead the British team in Japan.Then there’s an expectation that Neville’s England successor, Sarina Wiegman, wins the European Championship in 2022 or the World Cup a year……

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Who gets fans? New dividing line in Champions League

The coronavirus pandemic has brought a new dividing line to the Champions League this season.No longer is it only the super rich clubs against everyone else. There is now a split between those playing in front of fans and those playing in empty stadiums.As of Monday, seven of the 16 games being played on Tuesday……

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