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Magic Moment: Orlando wins lottery, lands No. 1 pick

May. 17, 2022 22:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Orlando Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman was supposed to be at the podium for the NBA draft lottery. He benched himself in favor of coach Jamahl Mosley. “I haven’t been very good at this,” Weltman said. “Coach was feeling...

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,...

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...

Sheridan resigns as Wisconsin's inside linebackers coach

May. 13, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Bill Sheridan has resigned as Wisconsin’s inside linebackers coach while the NCAA investigates him for potential rules violations during his tenure as Air Force’s defensive line coach. Wisconsin hired Sheridan on Feb. 22 after he had spent two years at Air...

Kumar Rocker joins independent Tri-City in Troy, NY

May. 13, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Right-hander Kumar Rocker agreed Friday to a contract with the independent Tri-City ValleyCats after failing to sign with the New York Mets last summer. A 22-year-old right-hander who was a junior at Vanderbilt, Rocker was selected by the Mets with the 10th...

Ex-Texas forward Tre Mitchell transfers to West Virginia

May. 13, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Former Texas forward Tre Mitchell has transferred to Big 12 foe West Virginia. Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins announced Mitchell's signing Friday. The 6-foot-9 Mitchell averaged 8.7 points and four rebounds per game last season and started 17...

Top programs leaning on boosts from popular transfer portal

May. 12, 2022 02:58 AM EDT

Coach Bruce Pearl and Auburn lost two stars to the NBA from what he considered college basketball's best frontcourt. So, the Tigers did what most college programs are doing: They turned to the transfer portal. Auburn filled the gaping voids left by likely first-round picks Jabari...

NCAA clarifies compensation rules but is crackdown likely?

May. 09, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

Eleven months after the NCAA lifted most of its restrictions against athletes cashing in on their fame, college sports leaders are trying to send a warning to schools and boosters it believes have crossed a line: There are still rules here and they will be enforced. But following...

Patriots sign 8 undrafted rookies ahead of offseason program

May. 09, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots again added to their growing pipeline of former Alabama players, including defensive lineman LaBryan Ray among eight players signed Monday as undrafted free agents. With Ray the Patriots currently have six former Crimson Tide...

Marketing deals trickle down from NCAA to high school sports

May. 09, 2022 02:53 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ian Jackson and Johnuel “Boogie” Fland are among the brightest stars in the firmament of high school basketball and now have business deals to prove it. The New York City teens and friendly rivals are cashing in on their name, image and likeness through...