Football

June 26, 2020 - 2:35 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross pledged an additional $13 million over four years to his anti-racism RISE initiative, the organization said Friday. The Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality was established five years ago to promote unity and combat systemic racism. RISE says it has...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28. 2019, file photo, Alabama coach Nick Saban leads the team onto the field before an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Alabama football team released an emotional video Thursday, June 25, 2020, speaking out against racism and ending with the message that “all lives can’t matter until Black lives matter.” Saban and many prominent players, both Black and white, appear in the video that was written by Alabama left tackle Alex Leatherwood. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)
June 25, 2020 - 9:26 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama football team released an emotional video on Thursday speaking out against racism and ending with the message that “all lives can’t matter until Black lives matter.” Head Coach Nick Saban and many prominent players, both Black and white, appear in...
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June 25, 2020 - 4:10 pm
The NFL still plans to hold training camps on time beginning in late July, though contingency plans are in place. Hours after the league canceled the Hall of Fame game that kicks off the preseason, the 32 team owners on Thursday were updated on a variety of issues, many dealing with working through...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2018, file photo, Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford speaks during a news conference at the ACC NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C. Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford is retiring after the 2020-21 academic year, ending his tenure after 24 years. Swofford, 71, has been commissioner of the ACC since 1997, the longest run in that position in the history of the 67-year-old conference. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
June 25, 2020 - 2:14 pm
Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford is retiring after the 2020-21 academic year, ending his tenure after 24 years. The ACC announced Thursday that Swofford will continue as commissioner until his successor is in place and assist with the transition. Swofford said in a statement he...
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June 25, 2020 - 10:16 am
The NFL has canceled the Hall of Fame game that traditionally opens the preseason and is delaying the 2020 induction ceremonies because of the coronavirus pandemic, two people with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Thursday. The people spoke to the AP on condition of...
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This Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 file photo shows former Ohio State and NFL quarterback Art Schlichter, left, entering the Franklin County Common Pleas Court in Columbus, Ohio. Multiple individuals defrauded in a scheme perpetrated by an ex-Ohio State and NFL quarterback and his accomplice should receive money from the former player's share of a national concussion settlement, an Ohio prosecutor is arguing. At issue is the case of former star player Schlichter, now serving a nearly 11-year sentence on federal fraud charges. Prosecutors say Schlichter promised college and NFL game tickets, including to the Super Bowl, but never delivered despite receiving thousands of dollars in payments.(AP Photo/Terry Gilliam, File)
June 24, 2020 - 7:57 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Multiple individuals defrauded in a scheme perpetrated by an ex-Ohio State and NFL quarterback and his accomplice should receive money from the former player's share of a national concussion settlement, an Ohio prosecutor is arguing. At issue is the case of former star player...
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Before entering the field gates for football strength and conditioning camp at Arlington Martin High School, athletic Trainer Joey Pena, right, uses a thermometer on the forehead of sophomore running back Gervawn Neville for a temperature check Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. While states have been easing the economic and social lockdowns prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, some are now letting high school athletes return for summer workouts before teachers have even figured out how they are going to hold classroom instruction. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
June 23, 2020 - 6:46 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ A second member of the Tennessee men’s basketball team has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation. Tennessee had reported Friday that one player had tested positive. School officials announced Tuesday...
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June 23, 2020 - 10:56 am
DETROIT (AP) — Martha Firestone Ford is stepping down as principal owner of the Detroit Lions. The Lions announced Tuesday that Ford's daughter, Sheila Ford Hamp, is taking over as the team's principal owner and chairman. “It has been a great honor for our family to be associated with the Lions and...
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Head football coach Bob Wager, right, and sophomore safety Cameron Conley greet each other at the re-opening of strength and conditioning camp at Arlington Martin High School, Thursday, June 18, 2020, in in Arlington, Texas. While states have been easing the economic and social lockdowns prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, some are now letting high school athletes return for summer workouts before teachers have even figured out how they are going to hold classroom instruction. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
June 22, 2020 - 6:58 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Five more Baylor athletes have tested positive for COVID-19, making it eight positives from among 109 tests conducted in the process of returning to campus for voluntary workouts and conditioning. There was no...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love heads up the court after making a 3-point basket against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. Love received the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPY Awards on Sunday, June 21, 2020, for sparking a national conversation about mental health. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 22, 2020 - 6:43 am
No red carpet, no nattily dressed athletes, no house band or monologue poking fun at the past year's top athletes and moments. This was a different version of The ESPYS. The focus of Sunday night's show on ESPN was hope and inspiration in the time of coronavirus. NFL quarterback Russell Wilson,...
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