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NFL, players agree to end 'race-norming' in $1B settlement

Oct. 21, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL and lawyers for thousands of retired NFL players have reached an agreement to end race-based adjustments in dementia testing in the $1 billion settlement of concussion claims, according to a proposed deal filed Wednesday in federal court. The...

Mercury's Nurse out for rest of playoffs with torn ACL

Oct. 08, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Mercury starting wing Kia Nurse will miss the remainder of the playoffs after tearing her ACL in Game 4 of the WNBA semifinals. The Mercury announced an MRI revealed the tear Friday, a few hours before the Mercury faced Las Vegas with a spot in...

FSU's Milton among nominees for Comeback Player of Year

Oct. 07, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

Florida State quarterback McKenzie Milton and Clemson receiver Justyn Ross, both of whom faced potentially career-threatening injuries, are among the nominees for college football's Comeback Player of the Year award. Milton was one of the latest nominees announced this...

Lehner encouraged after meeting with NHL and players' union

Oct. 05, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vegas goaltender Robin Lehner said Tuesday he is encouraged about inciting change in hockey after having conversations with the NHL and NHL Players' Association about concerns he voiced on social media over the weekend. The NHL...

Flyers coach Vigneault denies player medication allegations

Oct. 04, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers coach Alain Vigneault on Monday denied accusations that he ever gave players drugs without doctor’s consent as suggested in a string of social media posts by former player Robin Lehner. In a series of tweets Saturday, Lehner...

NHL reaches out to Lehner after social media accusations

Oct. 03, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

The NHL has reached out out to Robin Lehner to set up an interview after the goaltender made several accusations on social media, including that teams give players drugs without a doctor's consent, a league spokesman confirmed to The Associated Press. In a series of...

WNBA playoff semifinals all even, shifts to Chicago, Phoenix

Oct. 01, 2021 22:38 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The WNBA semifinal playoff series are knotted at a game apiece and both could go the full five games based on the historic and gritty performances thus far. Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury put on a shooting clinic as they scored the most...

University to pay $1.6M to students assaulted by employee

Sep. 21, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose State University has agreed to pay $1.6 million to 13 female student-athletes whose complaints about being sexually assaulted by an athletic trainer were mishandled by the university, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The payment is...

Biles: FBI turned 'blind eye' to reports of gymnasts' abuse

Sep. 15, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles told Congress in forceful testimony Wednesday that federal law enforcement and gymnastics officials turned a “blind eye” to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of her and hundreds of other women. ...

Alabama guard Burnett to miss season with knee injury

Sep. 08, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama transfer guard Nimari Burnett will miss the season after having surgery on his right knee. Coach Nate Oats said Burnett had successful surgery Tuesday, performed by Dr. Lyle Cain of Andrews Sports Medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital in...