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SRX or bust: CBS not looking for more motorsports in lineup

Jun. 11, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — CBS Sports is not using the Superstar Racing Experience as a soft opening for more motorsports, and chairman Sean McManus ruled out IndyCar joining the network next year. McManus told The Associated Press the CBS Sports calendar is too crowded with too...

Hurley hopeful compensation will keep more players in school

Jun. 11, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley is hopeful legislation passed this week in Connecticut that will allow college athletes to profit from the use of their names, images and likenesses will keep more players in school. Hurley met Friday with the...

Bears sign first-round pick Fields to 4-year deal

Jun. 11, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed first-round draft pick Justin Fields to a four-year contract on Friday. The Bears landed their quarterback of the future when they traded up nine spots with the New York Giants to take the Ohio State star with the No. 11 overall...

Jaguars S Andre Cisco, a 3rd-round pick, signs rookie deal

Jun. 10, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars signed rookie safety Andre Cisco on Thursday, leaving four of the team's nine draft picks without contracts. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence (first round), running back Travis Etienne (first), cornerback Tyson Campbell...

Dead and gone: Cowboys' Prescott moving past horrific injury

Jun. 10, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott finished the offseason with his most vigorous practice since the horrific ankle injury that ended his 2020 season. Then the star Dallas quarterback tried to declare the injury issue dead. “I’ve buried the...

Addition of CB Jackson gives Giants secondary needed depth

Jun. 10, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After free agency and the draft, most of the talk concerning the New York Giants was about how many more weapons quarterback Daniel Jones will have this season. Defensive coordinator Pat Graham picked up more than a couple, too, led by...

Mets' Alonso claims MLB manipulating baseballs to harm FAs

Jun. 09, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso accused Major League Baseball of manipulating the baseballs to harm the earning potential for star free agents and players eligible for arbitration. Alonso's comments came Wednesday before New York's game at Baltimore....

Blackhawks, F Lukas Reichel agree to 3-year contract

Jun. 09, 2021 20:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks announced Wednesday they had agreed to an entry-level contract with Lukas Reichel after selecting the forward in the first round of the 2020 NHL draft. Reichel's three-year deal runs through the 2023-24 season with a $925,000...

Steelers LB Bush expects to be ready for training camp

Jun. 09, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers relied heavily on inside linebacker Devin Bush during the 2020 season. Really heavily. The inside linebacker doesn't expect that to change once he's fully cleared to return from a torn ACL in his right knee that cut short his...

Lawmakers agree NCAA needs NIL help, but how much and when?

Jun. 09, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

A federal law governing how college athletes can earn money off their fame and celebrity seems certain to pass — at some point. There is no real debate among lawmakers on Capitol Hill about whether athletes should be permitted to monetize their name, image and likeness....