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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2019, file photo, New Jersey Devils right wing Kurtis Gabriel works out prior to an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Newark, N.J. The NHL is hoping to move to Phase 2 of its return-to-play protocol, including the opening of practice facilities and allowing small group workouts, early next month.
The league, which was forced to pause its season on March 12 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, released a 22-page memo detailing the plan Monday, May 25, 2020. The document stresses there's no exact date for the start of Phase 2 or a timetable for how long it will last. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

The Latest: Iowa St AD sees football games with 30,000 fans

May. 26, 2020 9:51 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Iowa State athletic director Jaime Pollard is telling Cyclones fans that football home games will be played at no more than 50% capacity at Jack Trice Stadium, pending a change in state and local health guidelines. That means no...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns reacts on the sideline after a play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. The Chicago Bears and cornerback Artie Burns agreed to a one-year contract, agent Drew Rosenhaus said on Saturday, March 21, 2020.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

The Latest: Outlaws run in front of limited fans in Missouri

May. 23, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The World of Outlaws raced in front of live fans -- through attendance was greatly capped because of the coronavirus pandemic -- for the first time in months at a Sprint Car event in Peavley, Missouri. The Outlaws returned last...

QB Caylin Newton, Cam's brother, transferrring to Auburn

May. 22, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Former Howard quarterback Caylin Newton, the younger brother of ex-Carolina Panthers starter Cam, says he is transferring to Auburn. Newton announced his decision on Twitter Friday, following in his brother's footsteps. Cam Newton won the Heisman Trophy in 2010 while leading Auburn to...

FILE - In this May 23, 2016, file photo, Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey poses in Birmingham, Ala. There are 130 major college football teams, spread across 41 states and competing in 10 conferences, save for a handful of independents. The goal is to have all those teams start the upcoming season at the same time — whether that's around Labor Day as scheduled or later — and play the same number of games.(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

SEC, Big 12 to allow football workouts on campus next month

May. 22, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

Southeastern Conference schools will be able to bring athletes in all sports back to campus for voluntary activities starting June 8 at the discretion of each university, and the Big 12 plans to welcome football players back to campus a week later. The Friday announcements are the latest signs that a college...

Alabama and Arizona schedule football series

May. 21, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Alabama and Arizona have agreed to a home-and-home football series in 2032 and 2033. The first meeting between the Crimson Tide and Wildcats will be Sept. 4, 2032 in Tuscaloosa. The rematch will take place in Tucson on Sept. 3, 2033. Arizona has played seven games all-time against...

Alabama stadium project resumes after positive virus tests

May. 20, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Work on Alabama's Bryant-Denny Stadium has resumed after an undisclosed number of workers tested positive for the coronavirus, temporarily halting work on the construction project. Montgomery-based Caddell Construction Company, the project's chief contractor, told The Tuscaloosa...

The gates of St. Edwards' Lewis-Chen Family Soccer Field are locked and marked closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Austin, Texas. In response to the economic impact of COVID-19, St. Edwards says they are cutting cut six sports programs including men's and women's tennis, men's and women's golf and men's soccer. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The Latest: Three South Carolina coaches taking salary cuts

May. 19, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ South Carolina’s highest paid head coaches are taking 10% salary cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic. Football coach Will Muschamp, men’s basketball coach Frank Martin and women’s basketball coach Dawn...

Spouse of broadcaster killed in Louisiana plane crash sues

May. 18, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The husband of a broadcast journalist who was killed in a Louisiana plane crash along with four others has filed a lawsuit against the aircraft's owners and insurers, as well as the pilot's estate. Steven Ensminger Jr., the son of Louisiana State University's offensive coordinator,...

In this May 9, 2020, photo provided by Shedrick Wynn, Shedrick Wynn, center, poses in his cap and gown outside Sanford Stadium in Athens Ga. Wynn finally got his degree this semester, nearly 20 years after his playing career ended in 2002. Left to the right: Cayden Barnes, Destiny Browner, Shedrick Wynn, Andrea Wynn and Jalen Jackson. (Shedrick Wynn via AP)

Column: Former Georgia player shows power of persistence

May. 18, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — For all its ills, there are times when college athletics gets it just right. Meet Shedrick Wynn, who arrived at Georgia in 1999 to play football but never finished his college degree. Life kept getting in the way. Now, two decades later, at age 39, he’s a testament to the power of...

In this May 9, 2020, photo provided by Shedrick Wynn, Shedrick Wynn, center, poses in his cap and gown outside Sanford Stadium in Athens Ga. Wynn finally got his degree this semester, nearly 20 years after his playing career ended in 2002. Left to the right: Cayden Barnes, Destiny Browner, Shedrick Wynn, Andrea Wynn and Jalen Jackson. (Shedrick Wynn via AP)

Correction: Paul Newberry-Persistence Pays Off story

May. 18, 2020 4:09 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — In a story May 15, 2020, about former Georgia football player Shedrick Wynn earning his college degree, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Jalen Jackson is his son. Jackson is his stepson.