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College sports eye gambling money amid safeguard concerns

May. 26, 2022 02:25 AM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The NCAA stance against gambling on sports by its athletes and those who work in college athletics is summed up simply by the slogan on the posters the association provides to its member schools: "Don't Bet On It." The rules have been unambiguous for...

'Precious individuals' taken in Texas school shooting

May. 26, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — One student was an avid runner, so fast she swept the races at field day. Another was learning football plays from his grandfather. One girl sensed something was wrong and wanted to skip school. On Wednesday, stories began to emerge about the lives of the 19...

Trial begins for ex-Virginia Tech football player in killing

May. 25, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A trial began Wednesday for a former Virginia Tech football player accused in the fatal beating of a Tinder match he originally believed was a woman. Isimemen Etute, a former linebacker, is charged with second-degree murder in the 2021 death of...

No Lamar Jackson at voluntary Ravens practice

May. 25, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Practice this week for the Baltimore Ravens looked a bit like it did at the end of last season. Several significant absences — including quarterback Lamar Jackson. Wednesday was the first day reporters were invited to observe one of the...

NFL to appeal ruling in Gruden lawsuit over leaked emails

May. 25, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NFL said Wednesday it will appeal a ruling denying a request to move former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden’s lawsuit against the league from a public courtroom into closed-door arbitration. Gruden's lawsuit accuses the NFL of leaking his racist, sexist and homophobic...

Watson on field with Browns as legal storm swirls around QB

May. 25, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Deshaun Watson was impossible to miss in his orange jersey, pants and helmet — the one with “Watson” taped on the front just in case anyone wasn't sure. As he showed off his right arm with tight spirals, engaged in friendly trash talk, smiled and laughed...

AP sources: Colin Kaepernick to work out for Raiders

May. 25, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

Colin Kaepernick is getting his first chance to work out for an NFL team since last playing in the league in 2016 when he started kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality. Two people familiar with the situation said Kaepernick will work...

Packers' Love aims to capitalize on offseason opportunities

May. 25, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Jordan Love acknowledges having mixed emotions when he learned Aaron Rodgers had agreed to a contract extension keeping him with the Green Bay Packers. Love appreciated the fact that Rodgers got rewarded for his accomplishments, but understood it likely meant...

Mother of high school player who died sues Joplin district

May. 25, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — The mother of a Joplin High School football player is suing the school district over his death after he suffered breathing problems during a football practice. Kadin Roberts-Day, a sophomore, died on Sept. 4, 2019, after suffering a medical emergency during...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

May. 25, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 19, 2022. Editorial: Botched Lancaster ballots undermine voter confidence Sixteen-thousand botched mail-in votes in Lancaster County could determine the outcome of the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. Now, imagine a similar scenario...