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Texas A&M, Jimbo Fisher handed recruiting penalties by NCAA

Jul. 2, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M's football program was placed on probation and coach Jimbo Fisher given a six-month show cause order by the NCAA on Thursday after the Aggies were found to have violated recruiting and other rules beginning in January 2018. Fisher, who had just been hired by...

Atlanta United signs free-agent midfielder Damm from Mexico

Jul. 1, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has signed free-agent midfielder Jürgen Damm, a former member of the Mexican National Team. Damm played on four Mexican professional championship teams and most recently played in Liga MX for Tigres UANL. Atlanta purchased Damm’s Discovery Rights from the Houston...

Mavs add Burke after Cauley-Stein opts out of resumed season

Jul. 1, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks signed guard Trey Burke on Wednesday after center Willie Cauley-Stein decided not to rejoin the team for the planned resumption of the season. Burke spent part of the 2018-19 season with the Mavericks after coming over in the blockbuster trade that also brought Kristaps...

Giants, top pick C Bailey agree to $3.8M signing bonus

Jul. 1, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Catcher Patrick Bailey, the 13th overall pick in last month's amateur draft, has agreed to a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants that includes a $3.8 million signing bonus. The 21-year-old hit .296 with six homers, including three grand slams, and 20 RBIs in 17 games in...

St. Augustine's University fires longtime track coach

Jul. 1, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — George Williams, longtime track and field coach at St. Augustine’s College and a former coach with the U.S. Olympic team, has been fired, his attorney said Wednesday. Nicholas Sanservino Jr., the attorney representing Williams, released a statement confirming that the...

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Utah State quarterback Jordan Love works out at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. The Green Bay Packers have signed each of their two top draft picks now that they’ve agreed to terms with Love and Boston College running back A.J. Dillon, the team announced Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Packers sign 1st-round pick Love, 2nd-round choice Dillon

Jul. 1, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers said Wednesday they have signed Utah State quarterback Jordan Love and Boston College running back A.J. Dillon, their top two draft picks. Green Bay gave the Miami Dolphins a fourth-round draft choice to move up four spots in the first round and take Love 26th...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith dribbles to the basket during the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Cleveland. J.R. Smith has joined LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers for their championship push. The Lakers announced their long-anticipated signing of Smith as a substitute player on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, the first day allowed under the rules of the NBA's summer restart. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin, File)

Lakers add veteran J.R. Smith for Orlando championship push

Jul. 1, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — J.R. Smith has joined LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers for their championship push. The Lakers announced their long-anticipated signing of Smith as a substitute player Wednesday, the first day allowed under the rules of the NBA's summer restart. Smith is the Lakers' roster...

University of Mississippi Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Keith Carter, left, talks with Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey, right, before they testify at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The hearing is looking at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Board of Governors' recent report on student-athlete compensation and the modernization of rules related to name, image, and likeness (NIL) commercialization. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

SEC's Sankey: Federal NIL law needed for fair competition

Jul. 1, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey told a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday there needs to be a uniform federal law to regulate the compensation of college athletes instead of a series of state versions with differing requirements. Sankey was part of a panel discussing the potential impact of...

FILE - In this  Sunday, March 8, 2020 file photo, Brooklyn Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie (26) drives to the basket around Chicago Bulls' Coby White during the second half of an NBA basketball game at the Barclays Center in New York. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving aren’t coming back, DeAndre Jordan and Wilson Chandler aren’t going to Florida, and Spencer Dinwiddie’s status is unclear after he and Jordan tested positive for the coronavirus. The Brooklyn Nets don’t have much of a team left, but general manager Sean Marks says they never considered not restarting the season later this month. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Despite virus cases, Nets say no thought to skipping restart

Jul. 1, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving aren't coming back. DeAndre Jordan and Wilson Chandler aren't going, either. Spencer Dinwiddie is a maybe, with his status unclear after both he and Jordan tested positive for the coronavirus. The Brooklyn Nets don't look ready for a restart, but general...

FILE- In this March 3, 2020, file photo, Houston Astros pitcher Jared Hughes throws to a St. Louis Cardinals batter during the third inning of a spring training baseball game in Jupiter, Fla. The sinkerballing reliever and the Mets agreed Tuesday, June 30, 2020, to a $700,000, one-year contract, a deal that amounts to $259,259 in prorated pay over the 60-game season. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Sinkerballer Jared Hughes agrees to 1-year deal with Mets

Jun. 30, 2020 9:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sinkerballing reliever Jared Hughes and the New York Mets agreed Tuesday to a $700,000, one-year contract, a deal that amounts to $259,259 in prorated pay over the 60-game season. Hughes can earn an additional $300,000 for days on the active roster: $50,000 each for 10 and 30, and $100,000...