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FILE - In this July 10, 2018 file photo, New Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper answers a question during a news conference at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. The South Carolina Senate appears to be preparing for a key vote on whether to give the Carolina Panthers tax breaks and incentives to move their practice fields out of South Carolina. State Sen. Dick Harpootlian removed his objection on the bill Tuesday, May 7, 2019, so it could come to a vote. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
May 09, 2019 - 2:20 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate has agreed to provide $120 million in tax breaks to the Carolina Panthers to move their practice fields and team headquarters out of North Carolina. The 27-15 vote Thursday came after contentious debate with several senators questioning whether public...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, file photo, Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah stands during pregame of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, in Detroit. The Seattle Seahawks are addressing one of their biggest offseason needs as veteran defensive end Ansah has agreed to a one-year deal with the team, according to a person with knowledge of the deal, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
May 08, 2019 - 11:43 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are addressing one of their biggest offseason needs as veteran defensive end Ezekiel Ansah has agreed to a one-year deal with the team, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday night on the...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2018 file photo, New Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper answers a question during a news conference at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. The South Carolina Senate appears to be preparing for a key vote on whether to give the Carolina Panthers tax breaks and incentives to move their practice fields out of South Carolina. State Sen. Dick Harpootlian removed his objection on the bill Tuesday, May 7, 2019, so it could come to a vote. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
May 08, 2019 - 3:30 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper says he wants to move his practice fields to South Carolina, but if the state can't help him with incentives, he's fine keeping them in North Carolina. Tepper said Wednesday he can put a bubble over the Charlotte, North Carolina, practice...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2019, file photo, West Virginia University's new NCAA college football head coach Neal Brown gestures while speaking during an introductory press conference in Morgantown, W.Va. The 2019 Most Likely to Succeed list ranks the new hires in FBS. (Ron Rittenhouse/The Dominion-Post via AP, File)
May 08, 2019 - 10:59 am
There are 27 head coaches starting new jobs in major college football this season. Which ones are most likely to have successful tenures? On the last AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , USA Today's Paul Myerberg joins the show to pick apart Ralph Russo's Most Likely to Succeed rankings of new FBS...
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Attorney Gene Locks, who represents many former NFL players, walks from the federal courthouse in Philadelphia after a hearing, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The NFL concussion fund has paid out $485 million since 2017, but some players lawyers, including Locks, told a federal judge in Philadelphia on Tuesday that there aren't enough doctors in the fund's network to diagnose dementia cases. They oppose a rule to require that players be evaluated by doctors within 150 miles of home to prevent "doctor shopping." (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 07, 2019 - 2:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL concussion fund has paid out nearly $500 million in its first two years, but some players' lawyers say there aren't enough doctors in the approved network to evaluate dementia claims. They went to court Tuesday to oppose a rule to require retired players to be tested by...
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May 07, 2019 - 1:40 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate appears to be preparing for a key vote on whether to give the Carolina Panthers tax breaks and incentives to move their practice fields out of North Carolina. State Sen. Dick Harpootlian removed his objection from the bill Tuesday so it could come to...
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From left to right, Marcell Ibarra, 18, Daffne Anselmo, 16, and Jamilet Fragoso, 16, comfort each other after talking about their close friend Thomas Torres, a Desert View High School student who was taken into custody on May 2 by Border Patrol after a traffic stop by a Pima County Sheriff's Department deputy in Tucson, Ariz., Monday, May 6, 2019. The students chanted, held a news conference and then were bussed back to school. (Mamta Popat/Arizona Daily Star via AP)
May 06, 2019 - 9:32 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A high school football player who has been in the U.S. since he was a toddler was in custody for possible deportation to his native Mexico, prompting a protest Monday by classmates outside an Arizona sheriff's office. Thomas Torres, who is scheduled to graduate May 22 from Desert...
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May 06, 2019 - 9:26 am
The XFL has reached multiyear agreements with ESPN and Fox Sports to broadcast its games beginning in 2020. The league also announced Monday that its season will start Feb. 8, the weekend after the NFL season ends with the Super Bowl. This is the second time Vince McMahon has launched a football...
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May 06, 2019 - 9:05 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has parted ways with men's basketball assistant coach Steve Smith after his voice was heard on a federal wiretap involving defendant Christian Dawkins on the ongoing trial into college corruption. The video from 2017 included Smith commenting about why Clemson's...
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New York Giants first round draft pick Daniel Jones, 6th overall, talks to reporters during NFL football rookie camp, Friday, May 3, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
May 04, 2019 - 5:24 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After two days of rookie minicamp, it's easy to see why the New York Giants drafted Daniel Jones of Duke with the No. 6 pick. He reminds them of someone they know: Eli Manning. Jones can throw all the passes. His focus is football. And when he talks about life in the...
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