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Arians urges NFL look at vaccination status of more teams

Dec. 03, 2021 17:37 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians would like to see the NFL expand an investigation of the COVID-19 vaccination status of two players on his team to include other rosters around the league. Responding publicly for the first time to the league...

Analysis: Why Rodgers got fined and 3 Bucs got suspended

Dec. 03, 2021 15:44 PM EST

Aaron Rodgers flaunts the NFL/NFLPA coronavirus protocols and gets a fine that barely shows up in his paycheck. Antonio Brown and two others do the same and get three-game suspensions. What gives? It's complicated, but in some...

Power, influence growing for SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey

Dec. 03, 2021 15:09 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Greg Sankey recalls a toast former Southeastern Conference Commissioner Roy Kramer gave at a gathering in 2015 to commemorate the tenure of Mike Slive, who was retiring after deftly leading the SEC for 13 years. As Sankey was preparing to succeed his...

Pro Football Hall of Fame to present 'Awards of Excellence'

Dec. 03, 2021 14:04 PM EST

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Friday it will present “Awards of Excellence” after the Super Bowl in February to honor longtime assistant coaches, athletic trainers, equipment managers and public relations personnel. Winners of the...

Column: Women's tennis leads lonely fight for human rights

Dec. 03, 2021 07:54 AM EST

If Thomas Bach or Adam Silver need some pointers on standing up for human rights instead of the bottom line, they should give a call to Steve Simon over at the women's tennis tour. Finally, someone picked right over the almighty yuan. Treading...

Lamine Diack, ex IAAF chief convicted of corruption, dies

Dec. 03, 2021 06:43 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Lamine Diack, the controversial long-time leader of track and field who was convicted of extorting money from athletes and accused of taking bribes in an Olympic hosting vote, has died, his family said Friday. He was 88. Awa Diack, niece of the...

UN urges truce during winter Olympics in Beijing in February

Dec. 02, 2021 22:02 PM EST

United Nations (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday urged all nations to observe a truce during the Beijing Winter Olympics starting in February, saying a halt to conflicts during one of the world’s premiere sporting events can be “a tool to promote peace, dialogue and...

Not worth 1,000 words: Player images scrubbed from MLB site

Dec. 02, 2021 21:12 PM EST

Those looking for a photo of Mike Trout or highlights of Atlanta's Game 6 win over Houston in the World Series won't find them on Major League Baseball's official website. Shortly after the sport's first work stoppage in 26 years began Thursday at 12:01 a.m., MLB removed...

NCAA approves late addition to bowl lineup, 42nd game

Dec. 02, 2021 19:16 PM EST

The NCAA football oversight committee on Thursday approved a waiver to the deadline for bowl certification so another game can be added to this season's lineup, upping the number to 42 and ensuring all teams that finished 6-6 can play in the postseason. The additional...

Women's tennis' China stance could be unique, cost millions

Dec. 02, 2021 18:58 PM EST

WTA President and CEO Steve Simon did not set out to lead the way for how sports should confront China when he announced that the women’s tennis tour would suspend tournaments there because of concerns about former Grand Slam doubles champion Peng Shuai's well-being. ...