Football

June 01, 2019 - 2:52 pm
Good afternoon! Here's a look at how AP's news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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FILE - This June 14, 2018 file photo shows bettors waiting to make wagers on sporting events at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City hours after it began accepting sports bets. It's hard enough for compulsive gamblers to stop betting. Now, in a growing number of places, they're being bombarded with ads urging them to bet on sports. It's a temptation they didn't face a year ago. And it's raising questions as to how tightly regulated sports betting advertising should be in the United States. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
June 01, 2019 - 12:07 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The tagline makes the solution sound so simple: "Gamble responsibly." It's anything but for those who struggle with compulsive gambling. Instead, the footnote caps a powerful new temptation as ads for sports betting emerge in states that have recently legalized an...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2012, file photo, Baylor's Matt Ritchey (45) stands on the field by a Big 12 Conference logo during an NCAA college football game against TCU in Waco, Texas. Big 12 revenue increased to $38.8 million per school for 2018-19, or a total of $388 million. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said he anticipates those numbers reaching the mid-$40 million range per school before the current broadcast rights deal expires in 2024-25. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
May 31, 2019 - 2:57 pm
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Another year of increasing revenue in the Big 12 is only part of the reason league leaders believe they are well-positioned for the future. For them, flexibility as a 10-team conference is a pretty close second to money. "Our model has agility," said West Virginia President...
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May 31, 2019 - 3:00 am
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Some University of Georgia fans will be able to buy beer during football games — but only donors who have agreed to give tens of thousands of dollars will be allowed to drink. UGA Athletic Director Greg McGarity told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday that beer and...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, file photo, UCLA head coach Jim Mora looks toward the field against Washington in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Seattle. Three former UCLA football players are suing the school, alleging they suffered concussions and other injuries that worsened because they were forced to play instead of receiving proper treatment. The Los Angeles Times says former offensive linemen John Lopez, Poasi Moala and Zach Bateman are seeking more than $15 million each in suits naming UCLA regents, former coach Jim Mora, other staff and the NCAA. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
May 31, 2019 - 12:20 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three former University of California, Los Angeles football players are suing the school, alleging they suffered concussions and other injuries that worsened because they were forced to play instead of receiving proper treatment. Offensive linemen John Lopez and Poasi Moala filed...
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May 30, 2019 - 6:46 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Blair Brown pointed a gun at a woman and threatened to kill her, according to the Jacksonville's Sheriff's Office. Brown also was accused of pushing the woman to the ground, kicking her in the abdomen and punching her in the face...
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Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens gives directions during an NFL football organized team activity session at the team's training facility, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
May 30, 2019 - 2:05 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns coach Freddie Kitchens is optimistic the team will sign free agent defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. The six-time Pro Bowler, who was recently released by Tampa Bay, visited with Cleveland last week and met with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday. He's reportedly...
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St. Louis Blues' Sammy Blais (9) crashes into Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40), of Finland, as Bruins' Brandon Carlo (25) and Blues' David Perron (57) grapple for the puck during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 29, 2019 - 10:10 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest from Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins (all times Eastern): 10 p.m. The Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues are tied at 2 going into the third period of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. This is much different than Game 1, though...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, Baylor coach Art Briles walks the field before the NCAA college football team's game against Lamar in Waco, Texas. Briles, the former Baylor football coach fired three years ago after an investigation found the school had mishandled allegations of sexual misconduct and violence, has been hired to lead an East Texas high school program. Mount Vernon Superintendent says its board of trustees has approved a two-year contract with Briles, who was 65-37 in eight seasons with Baylor. Before coaching in college, Briles had a successful 20-year career as a high school coach in Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
May 29, 2019 - 2:02 pm
Former Baylor coach Art Briles has returned to coaching football in the United States, landing a gig at a mid-sized East Texas high school. The hiring of Briles by the Mount Vernon Independent School District was surprising to many. On the latest edition of the AP Top 25 College Football Podcast,...
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May 28, 2019 - 8:54 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos and Chris Harris Jr. have ended their contract stalemate with the team bumping the cornerback's pay in 2019 from about $8 million to $12 million, which is $1 million more than the team's new cornerback, free agent Kareem Jackson is making. "Done deal!" the...
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