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  • MLB, MLBPA players donate $250k to assist flood victims

    August 30, 2016 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced that they are teaming up to contribute $250,000 to assist flood victims that were impacted by the historic floods in several parts of Louisiana. The contribution is being divided among three charitable organizations lending assistance... more »
  • Lawsuit against NFL by former players will go to court

    July 1, 2016 8:30 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - More than 1,500 former players claiming that NFL teams and their training staffs dispensed powerful drugs while misleading them about the health risks will get their day in court. Federal judge William Alsup of the Northern District of California denied a motion Friday to dismiss the players'... more »
  • College player union leaders still pushing for changes

    October 5, 2015 3:24 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Ramogi Huma and Kain Colter refuse to allow one decision to derail their mission to unionize college athletics. On Monday, the two former college football players who now represent the College Athletes Players Association walked into the NCAA's own backyard and stated their case at Indiana's AFL-CIO state... more »
  • Texas HS football players target referee during play

    September 6, 2015 11:46 AM

    MARBLE FALLS, Texas - A San Antonio School district is investigating after a football player ran into the back of a referee watching a play and another player then dove into the official after he fell. Both players were ejected from the game. Northside Independent School District athletic director Stan... more »
  • DA reviewing charges against LSU players

    July 29, 2015 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The district attorney for East Baton Rouge Parish said he is reviewing charges filed against three LSU football players accusing them of breaking into an campus apartment. DA Hillar Moore said he is following a request to review the charges from the attorneys representing Anthony Jennings,... more »
  • St. Louis police group criticizes Rams players

    December 1, 2014 10:36 AM

    ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Police Officers Association says the five Rams players who stood with their hands raised before Sunday's game should be disciplined and the NFL should publicly apologize. Some witnesses said Michael Brown, who was black, had his hands up before being fatally shot by white... more »
  • NFL seeks to dismiss ex-players' painkillers suit

    October 30, 2014 3:10 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The National Football League is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former players who allege team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health. NFL lawyers on Thursday are expected to urge a... more »
  • SEC players mostly leave lobbying to others

    July 17, 2014 4:45 PM

    HOOVER, AL - Southeastern Conference players have mostly been content to let league administrators and coaches take up the drumbeat for NCAA reform. Not that they're complaining. Players at SEC Media Days this week were mostly pleased about the trend toward a few more perks - including scholarships that would... more »
  • Former NFL players file suit

    May 21, 2014 6:12 AM

    ATLANTA - Tuesday was supposed to be a day of celebration for the NFL, as the league announced Minneapolis, Minnesota as the host city of the 2018 Super Bowl. Instead, the league is now addressing concerns following a new lawsuit. Former players accuse the league of putting profits ahead... more »
  • 2 football players arrested for punching referee

    November 13, 2013 8:57 AM

    FRANKLIN- Two West Mary High School football players were arrested after an investigation into an alleged physical altercation with a referee during a Nov. 1 game. St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Traci Landry said the teens, ages 15 and 16, were arrested Friday on warrants for battery of a... more »
  • 4 dismissed Vanderbilt players due in court

    October 16, 2013 8:48 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Four former Vanderbilt football players charged with raping an unconscious female student are due in court for a discussion date. The Wednesday hearing likely will focus on housekeeping matters like the dates of future hearings. The four players charged in the June 23 rape are safety Cory Batey,... more »
  • Slive: NCAA rules on agents 'part of the problem'

    September 19, 2013 9:46 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Al. - Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive is critical of the NCAA's rules governing agents, saying they "are part of the problem" and not the solution. The commissioner told The Associated Press Thursday his hopes for total revamping of "the rules and regulations as they relate to agents" never... more »
  • Les Miles: Administration of OSU was 'done right'

    September 11, 2013 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU coach Les Miles says he's proud of his time as head coach at Oklahoma State and takes issue with "the idea that somebody would characterize the program that was run there as anything but right and correct." Miles, who spoke on a Southeastern Conference teleconference Wednesday,... more »
  • Goodell: Settlement 'significant amount of money'

    September 4, 2013 10:15 AM

    NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is disputing assertions that the league's $765 million settlement with former players is a paltry sum compared to the sport's revenues. In his first public comments since the settlement to the lawsuits was announced last week, Goodell said Wednesday that "this is a... more »
  • Judge: NFL, players to settle concussion lawsuits

    August 29, 2013 12:36 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge says the NFL and thousands of former players hopes to settle concussion-related lawsuits for $765 million. The proposed settlement comes days before the season starts and would fund health screenings, medical compensation and research. Any of the approximately 18,000 former NFL players are eligible. The... more »
  • NFL will look at hits to knees

    August 27, 2013 10:06 AM

    NEW YORK - The NFL will keep a close eye on hits to the knees of defenseless players this season, with the possibility of extending the rules protecting such players. Chief of football operations Ray Anderson told The Associated Press on Tuesday that if the NFL's competition committee sees... more »
  • Drug penalties upcoming

    July 31, 2013 9:27 AM

    NEW YORK - Major League Baseball has told the union which players it intends to suspend in its drug investigation and which ones will receive lengthier penalties for their roles in the Biogenesis case. The sides are trying to reach as many agreements as possible that would avoid grievance... more »
  • Cheerleader libel suit retrial begins

    July 8, 2013 7:27 PM

    COVINGTON, KENTUCKY- The lawyer for a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader says his client suffered mental anguish from false and malicious posts that say she slept with every Bengals player and had two sexually transmitted diseases. It was part of opening statements in a retrial of the federal libel lawsuit filed... more »
  • 3 LSU players on Bednarik watch list

    July 8, 2013 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Three LSU football players - defensive tackle Anthony Johnson, linebacker Lamin Barrow and safety Craig Loston - are on the watch list for the Bednarik Award. The award is presented annually to college football's National Defensive Player of the Year by the Maxwell Football Club. Both LSU... more »
  • Rutgers fires head coach after video release

    April 3, 2013 10:11 AM

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Rutgers has fired basketball coach Mike Rice after a videotape aired showing him shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players in practice and using gay slurs during practice. The videotape, broadcast Tuesday on ESPN, has prompted scores of outraged social media comments as well as sharp criticism... more »
  • Saban: Arrested Bama players dismissed from team

    February 27, 2013 12:31 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Nick Saban announced today four players arrested in connection with robberies at the University of Alabama have been dismissed from the team. The Crimson Tide head coach said Wednesday linebackers D.J. Pettway and Tyler Hayes, safety Eddie Williams and H-back Brent Calloway "are no longer associated... more »
  • How many players will change teams?

    February 21, 2013 10:31 AM

    UNDATED - The NBA trade deadline is this afternoon at 3 p.m. Eastern time and there's usually a flurry of deals just before the deadline. A person familiar with the situation says the Houston Rockets have reached separate agreements on trades that will send Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich and Toney... more »
  • Players union head says Goodell not trusted

    February 20, 2013 9:04 AM

    NEW YORK - The head of the NFL players association isn't a big fan of the commissioner. Union leader Domonique Foxworth says NFL players don't trust Roger Goodell because of the Saints bounty case, in particular. The president of the NFL Players Association adds he wouldn't be able to persuade... more »
  • Alabama bars arrested players from campus

    February 15, 2013 9:20 AM

    TUSCULOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama has barred three football players from campus after their arrest on robbery charges. University spokeswoman Deborah Lane said Friday the players are suspended from school pending a judicial review expected to be done by late next week. Eddie Williams, Tyler Hayes and D.J.... more »
  • NFL, NCAA to hold third annual coaching academy

    February 13, 2013 10:40 AM

    NEW YORK - Retired NFL players Andre Rison, Mark Brunell and Terrell Buckley are among 60 aspiring coaches who will attend training sessions next week on how to break into the field and move up. The third annual NFL-NCAA Coaches Academy runs Sunday through Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C. The program... more »
  • NFL greats appear in PSA favoring gun law reforms

    February 8, 2013 3:31 PM

    NEW YORK - Emmitt Smith, Deion Sanders and other big-name NFL players appeared in a public service announcement in favor of reforming gun laws. The legends are joined by Michael Irvin, LaDainian Tomlinson and Marshall Faulk in the ad, which is paid for by Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The... more »
  • Ohio judge weighs whether to keep rape trial open

    January 25, 2013 2:43 AM

    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - An Ohio judge plans to decide whether the trial of two high school football players charged with raping a 16-year-old girl should be closed to the public. The girl and her parents, one defendant and state Attorney General Mike DeWine all want next month's trial closed, either... more »
  • Hard-hitting Pollard provides swagger to Ravens' D

    January 23, 2013 4:00 PM

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Bernard Pollard likes to talk and loves to hit. The Baltimore Ravens strong safety is one of the chattiest players in the locker room, eager to discuss anything from NFL policy to gay marriage. On the field, Pollard is arguably the fiercest tackler on a rugged... more »
  • O'neal: NCAA players should stay more than 1 year

    January 16, 2013 3:03 PM

    GRAPEVINE, Texas - Shaquille O'Neal says earning his doctoral degree in education was harder than anything he ever did athletically. During a keynote talk on the opening day of the annual NCAA convention, the four-time NBA champion and 15-time All-Star said Wednesday his three years as an LSU player were... more »
  • More training camps opening

    January 14, 2013 10:48 AM

    UNDATED - The Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators and Phoenix Coyotes are among the NHL teams to have their first practices today. Many teams went back to work yesterday after the 113-day NHL lockout officially ended. There's not much time to get ready for a 48-game sprint of a season -... more »
  • Baseball Hall announcement due today

    January 9, 2013 10:36 AM

    NEW YORK - The votes are in, and the Baseball Hall of Fame's newest inductees will be announced today. Then again, there's a chance none of the Hall-eligible players will gain entrance into Cooperstown this year. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa are among the players on the ballot... more »
  • Prepping for a truncated season

    January 8, 2013 10:36 AM

    UNDATED - Many NHL players continue to filter back to North American from Europe to prepare for an abbreviated season. The league and players are frantically trying to get ready for camp this weekend after the two sides reached a tentative contract agreement Sunday morning. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly... more »
  • NHL labor peace at last

    January 7, 2013 2:25 PM

    NEW YORK - There will be an NHL season. The league and the players' association agreed on a tentative pact to end a 113-day lockout and begin an abbreviated season later this month. The 10-year deal was forged after a 16-hour marathon session led by federal mediator Scot Beckenbaugh, who... more »
  • Sides in NHL labor fight meet with mediator

    January 4, 2013 10:46 AM

    NEW YORK - The NHL and the union are meeting separately with a federal mediator but have no plans yet to negotiate. Federal mediator Scot Beckenbaugh is talking with representatives from the players' association and league Friday in an attempt to return the parties to the bargaining table after they... more »

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