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FILE - In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice in Pittsburgh. The NCAA is moving closer to permitting Division I college athletes to earn money from endorsements and sponsorship deals they can strike on their own. Recommendations for changes to NCAA rules that would permit athletes to earn money for their names, images and likeness are being reviewed by college sports administrators this week before being sent to the association's Board of Governors. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
April 23, 2020 - 4:19 pm
The NCAA is moving closer to allowing Division I athletes to earn money from endorsements and sponsorship deals they can strike on their own as early as next year. Recommended rule changes that would clear the way for athletes to earn money from their names, images and likeness are being reviewed...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper, left, looks on as South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, right, gives a thumbs up during a ceremony in Rock Hill, S.C., where the Panthers are planning on building a team facility with practice fields in the area. A county in South Carolina has approved a deal loaded with tax breaks for the Carolina Panthers to move their headquarters and practice site to their city. News outlets report the York County Council approved the deal in a 4-3 vote after listening to public comments during their virtual meeting on Monday, April 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
April 23, 2020 - 12:12 pm
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A county in South Carolina approved a deal loaded with tax breaks for the Carolina Panthers to move their headquarters and practice site. The York County Council approved the deal in a 4-3 vote after listening to public comments during their virtual meeting on Monday, news...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, file photo, coach John Galligan, left, directs players during a Rookie Tackle youth football game in Islip, N.Y. USA Football is implementing its Football Development Model nationwide, after six youth organizations around the country took part in a pilot program last year. (AP Photo/Ralph Russo, File)
April 23, 2020 - 2:23 am
Jeff Gorringe is a longtime coach and administrator in the same Utah youth football league that he started in as a player in 1972, and likes USA Football's new player development model that is now nationwide. “Too many people look at football as X’s and O’s. … This is a holistic approach to the...
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FILE In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 a general view of the Camp Nou stadium prior of a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort, File)
April 22, 2020 - 5:37 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Louisville has furloughed 45 athletic department staffers for at least 60 days and eliminated 40 other support positions in the latest budget moves resulting from shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic...
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Chuck Christian, of Randolph, Mass., the first former Michigan football player to publicly say that a team doctor abused him, stands for a photograph, Wednesday, April 22, 2020, near his home, in Randolph, Mass. Christian, a 60-year-old artist, said during a videoconferencing interview Wednesday, April 22, that the late Dr. Robert Anderson gave him unnecessary rectal exams before he played for the Wolverines during 1977-80 seasons. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
April 22, 2020 - 2:59 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The first former University of Michigan football player to publicly say that a team doctor abused him believes he would have sought medical help sooner for what has become late-stage cancer if he hadn't been victimized in college. Chuck Christian, a 60-year-old artist in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2015 file photo, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Percy Harvin speaks to the media during an NFL football training camp in Pittsford, N.Y. Harvin is planning an NFL comeback nearly four years after his last game. The former Florida star and first-round draft pick by Minnesota in 2009 expects to get invited to a training camp this season and show his 32-year-old body still has what it takes to be an elite playmaker. “It's destiny,” Harvin told The Associated Press on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)
April 22, 2020 - 12:01 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Percy Harvin is planning an NFL comeback nearly four years after his last game. The former Florida star and first-round draft pick by Minnesota in 2009 expects to get invited to a training camp this season and show his 32-year-old body still has what it takes to be an elite...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, a gambler making a sports bet at Bally's casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The NFL draft starting on Thursday, April 23, 2020, is expected to be the most heavily wagered-on draft ever, mainly because virtually all major sporting events have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
April 22, 2020 - 10:55 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For those who haven't mastered the odds of Belarussian soccer or Russian table tennis, this week's NFL draft gives U.S. gamblers their first opportunity in weeks to bet on an event about which they actually know something. With major sports shut down for more than a month...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2016, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and tight end Rob Gronkowski head to the sideline during the team's NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Foxborough, Mass. Gronkowski has agreed to a reunion with Brady. The agent for the retired New England star confirmed Tuesday, April 21, 2020, that pending completion of a physical, Gronkowski has agreed to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are acquiring his rights from the Patriots. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 22, 2020 - 9:31 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Four-time All Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski is back in the NFL, reunited with Tom Brady. Brady's new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, completed a trade for the retired New England star, sending a fourth-round pick in this week's draft — No. 139 overall — to the Patriots for...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, Baylor wide receiver Denzel Mims (5) is hit West Virginia safety Josh Norwood (4) and safety Sean Mahone (29) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Waco, Texas. Norwood was then ejected for targeting. Players ejected from football games for targeting will be allowed to remain on the sidelines, the NCAA announced Tuesday, April 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson, File)
April 21, 2020 - 8:15 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Players ejected from football games for targeting will be allowed to remain on the sidelines, the NCAA announced Tuesday. The Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved the rules change no longer requiring players to head to the locker room after targeting is confirmed. All other...
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April 20, 2020 - 7:00 pm
The latest results of the joint testing done by the NFL and the players' union was released Monday, concluding a comprehensive new testing method that went beyond examining only new helmet models joining the market this year. As the NFL and NFLPA continue to evolve testing around what are the best...
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