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Bengals' Burrow wasted no time getting over Super Bowl loss

May. 17, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow said he didn't spend any time second-guessing himself or pondering what might have been after the Bengals' Super Bowl loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Business as usual for Joe Cool. What's next? Burrow said he watched video of the game once...

Ohio principals reject endorsement deals for prep athletes

May. 17, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — High school principals in Ohio have overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to allow prep athletes to sign deals cashing in on their name, image and likeness, the Ohio High School Athletic Association said Tuesday. In voting that began May 1 and finished Monday,...

Keeping schools out of NIL dealings opened door for boosters

May. 17, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

By trying to limit how much schools can help college athletes cashing in on their fame, the NCAA seems to have inadvertently opened the door for boosters to get a foothold in a burgeoning market. Now, as the NCAA and its highest-profile Division I member schools try to rein in...

Jets sign 1st-rounder Jermaine Johnson to rookie deal

May. 16, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets signed defensive end Jermaine Johnson, the No. 26 overall pick in the NFL draft, to a fully guaranteed four-year, $13.1 million rookie deal Monday. Johnson joins cornerback Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner, selected fourth overall, as Jets first-round...

Predators sign Russian goalie Askarov to entry-level deal

May. 16, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have signed Iaroslav Askarov to a three-year entry level contract, two years after making him the sixth Russian-born goalie taken in the NHL draft first round at No. 11 overall. The 19-year-old spent most of the 2021-22 season with...

Suns stinker in Game 7 overshadows excellent regular season

May. 16, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Paul worked his way around the perimeter and got the shot he wanted on the first offensive possession for the Phoenix Suns — an open 14-foot jumper near the free-throw line that he's made plenty of times during his 17-year NBA career. It rattled in and out of...

Falcons sign LB Nick Kwiatkoski, add WR Geronimo Allison

May. 16, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons signed inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski to a one-year contract Monday, and also added receiver Geronimo Allison to the roster. Kwiatkoski has played in 77 career games with 34 starts in six seasons with the Chicago Bears and Las Vegas...

States hands off when it comes to NCAA, athlete compensation

May. 16, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The NCAA waited nearly a year to issue a warning that there are still rules to follow now that college athletes can earn money off their fame, sparking speculation that a crackdown could be coming for schools and boosters that break them. But the NCAA isn't the...

AP source: Packers CB Alexander agrees to contract extension

May. 16, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander has agreed to terms on a four-year, $84 million contract extension with a $30 million signing bonus, a person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the extension hasn’t...

Caps out in 1st round for 4th time since winning Cup in 2018

May. 14, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin thinks it's pretty messed up that the Washington Capitals haven't won a playoff series since hoisting the Stanley Cup in 2018. This time, they have only themselves to blame. “We have it, but we just blow it away,” Ovechkin said...