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    Minnesota has tabbed true freshman walk-on Zack Annexstad as the starting quarterback to open the season. Gophers coach P.J. Fleck announced after practice on Monday that Annexstad will be behind center on Aug. 30 against New Mexico State. Fleck said he's not planning a rotation between Annexstad and redshirt freshman Tanner Morgan, but the coach said he expects Morgan to see some action this year. Annexstad is a native of Norseland who transferred from Mankato West High School to the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. His older brother, Brock, also is a wide receiver for the Gophers. Only eight teams in the FBS finished with fewer passing yards per game than Minnesota in 2017. ___ For more AP college football coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
  • Visitors with severe autism can move ahead with their lawsuits claiming Disney's U.S. parks didn't do enough to accommodate their need for scheduled routines and no waits on its rides, according to a federal appeals court. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week ruled that plaintiffs in 30 lawsuits can proceed in a lower court with their claims against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. People with severe autism often have difficulties with social interaction and communication and often adhere to rigid routines. A district judge in Florida had ruled previously that Disney was accommodating the autistic visitors and dismissed the claims in 2016. The autistic visitors appealed to the court in Atlanta. Under the parks' current program, Disney allows visitors with disabilities to get a special card giving them an 'appointment time' to get on a ride after the specified time with little to no wait. The card allows them to get unlimited 'appointment times' throughout the day and allows them to get on rides immediately if the wait is less than 15 minutes. Disney workers also have the discretion to hand out readmission passes to visitors with disabilities, allowing them to get back on a ride immediately. The plaintiffs said in their lawsuit that the autistic visitors still endured virtual waits, if not physical waits, that often resulted in 'meltdowns' since people with severe autism often have an inability to wait and express distress at small changes to their routines. Disney previously had allowed visitors with disabilities to go to the front of the line but changed the program in 2013 amid reports of abuse by people without disabilities. The new program for visitors with disabilities, though, disrupted set routines on the order of rides and didn't allow autistic visitors to go on rides exactly when they wanted to, the plaintiffs said. 'It is the nature of the neurological disability that makes waiting an impossibility,' the plaintiffs had argued. In allowing the lawsuits to move forward, the appeals court said that the fact-finding coming out of the trials would help determine what is considered 'necessary' to accommodate autistic visitors' need for rigid routines and no waits. In a statement, a Disney spokeswoman said the company is reviewing the decision and evaluating what next steps to take. 'Disney Parks have an unwavering commitment to providing an inclusive and accessible environment for all our guests,' the statement said. ___ Follow Mike Schneider on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MikeSchneiderAP
  • These Florida lotteries were drawn Monday: Estimated jackpot: $102 million 3-3 (three, three) 9-6-6 (nine, six, six) 5-6-1-7 (five, six, one, seven) 0-3-8-0-7 (zero, three, eight, zero, seven) Estimated jackpot: $60 million
  • The winning numbers in Monday afternoon's drawing of the Florida Lottery's 'Pick 5 Midday' game were: 0-3-8-0-7 (zero, three, eight, zero, seven)
  • The winning numbers in Monday afternoon's drawing of the Florida Lottery's 'Pick 2 Midday' game were: 3-3 (three, three)
  • The winning numbers in Monday afternoon's drawing of the Florida Lottery's 'Pick 4 Midday' game were: 5-6-1-7 (five, six, one, seven)
  • The winning numbers in Monday afternoon's drawing of the Florida Lottery's 'Pick 3 Midday' game were: 9-6-6 (nine, six, six)
  • Federal investigators are looking into allegations of rape, assault, and the smuggling of drugs into a central Florida prison for women. The Miami Herald reports that about 100 former inmates and relatives of inmates at the Lowell Correctional Institution near Ocala, Florida, attended a town hall meeting on Sunday to talk with the investigators from the U.S. Department of Justice. The U.S. Department of Justice opened a federal civil rights investigation into sexual abuse of inmates in July. The federal investigators are examining whether the Florida Department of Corrections ignored complaints of misconduct. Florida corrections spokesman Patrick Manderfield says they don't tolerate abuse and welcome the investigation. ___ Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com
  • Florida State athletic director Stan Wilcox is leaving for the NCAA, filling the job vacated when Oliver Luck left to run the new XFL. The NCAA announced Monday that Wilcox will serves as executive vice president of regulatory affairs. Luck, the former West Virginia athletic director, filled that role for four years before stepping down in June. 'Stan is a highly respected, visionary leader in intercollegiate athletics, and I'm excited to have him join our senior leadership team at the national office,' NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a statement. 'Stan's nearly three decades of experience working in athletics administration at Notre Dame, Duke and Florida State, among others, have clearly demonstrated his commitment to providing student-athletes with the opportunity to excel in both academics and athletics while being successful in life.' Wilcox has been AD at Florida State since 2013. Before that he did stints at Duke and Notre Dame, his alma mater, as a deputy athletic director. The former Notre Dame basketball player began his career in college athletic at the NCAA as a legislative assistant from 1989-94. Wilcox spent 11 years working at the Big East, including six as the conference's representative to the NCAA Management Council. 'I am so grateful for the opportunities and experiences that have led me to this point,' Wilcox said in a statement. 'I am excited to return to the NCAA, where my intercollegiate athletics career began.
  • Now that Ndamukong Suh is with another team, he finds the Miami Dolphins' soft run defense funny. The five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle posted a comment on Instagram under a video of a 71-yard touchdown run by Carolina's Christian McCaffrey against Miami in an exhibition game Friday. 'Right up the Gut lol,' wrote Suh, who is now with the Los Angeles Rams. The comment may reflect lingering hard feelings by Suh, who was cut last offseason by the Dolphins when they decided they could no longer afford his huge contract. Even with Suh, Miami had a poor run defense last year and went 6-10. ___ More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL