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Leroy Keyes, gold standard of Purdue football, dies at 74

Leroy Keyes, a two-time consensus All-American running back and one of the greatest football players in Purdue history, died Thursday. He was 74. ...

Dolphins QB Jacoby Brissett prepares for life after the NFL

Jacoby Brissett has experienced everything in the NFL from starting to playing behind Tom Brady, Andrew Luck and Philip Rivers. ...

1 Texans QB accuser drops suit, citing privacy, security

HOUSTON (AP) — One of the 23 women who have filed lawsuits accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment has...

Clowney signs with Browns, wants to ‘dominate’ with Garrett

CLEVELAND (AP) — As he considered his next stop in the NFL, Jadeveon Clowney said there was something about the Browns that made them...

AP sources: NCAA dumps requirement that transfers sit a year

Starting next season, major college football and basketball players will be permitted to transfer one time before graduating without being required to sit out...

NFL’s revised offseason program includes mandatory minicamp

The NFL’s revised offseason program still includes a post-draft rookie minicamp, voluntary workouts and a mandatory minicamp next month despite the union’s objection to...

Pandemic making NFL draft’s small school gems harder to find

Those diamonds in the rough selected in the late rounds of NFL drafts or signed as undrafted free agents are more like hidden gems...

Man accuses NFL’s Aaron Donald of assault at Pittsburgh club

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A lawyer and his 26-year-old client told Pittsburgh police Wednesday that Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald and others assaulted...

‘The Bachelor’ star Colton Underwood comes out as gay

Colton Underwood, the former football tight end who found fame on "The Bachelor,” has revealed that he is gay. ...

NFL players call for virtual offseason, shun in-person work

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — NFL players were locked out of team headquarters last offseason because of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

TSU hires 1st-time coach Eddie George hoping for revival

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State is banking on Eddie George's name, connections and football knowledge as a former NFL running back to return...

Ex-Chiefs assistant Britt Reid charged with DWI after crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid was charged Monday with driving while intoxicated resulting in serious physical...

Video shows Black player forced to sit near banana peels

A Black football player at a northwest Illinois high school is seen on video sitting down in a locker littered with banana peels after...

AP source: Browns still putting rush on Jadeveon Clowney

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns appear to be closing in on Jadeveon Clowney. ...

CEOs gather to speak out against voting law changes

More than a hundred top executives and corporate leaders gathered online this weekend to discuss their response to restrictive voting laws under consideration in...

Coroner: 6th person dead following South Carolina shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A sixth person has died following a shooting earlier this week at the hands of a former NFL player who...

Randall and Smith lead San Diego over Stetson 34-10

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mason Randall threw two touchdown passes, Terrence Smith ran for two scores, and San Diego beat Stetson 34-10 on Saturday....

LAPD officer charged with running illegal gambling operation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles police officer is among three people charged with running an illegal gambling operation that involved placing bets...

Ex-NFL player’s brain to be probed for trauma-related harm

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The brain of Phillip Adams — the former NFL player who killed a South Carolina physician, three family members and...

Hearings result in 13 of Texans QB’s accusers being ID’d

HOUSTON (AP) — The names of 13 of the 22 women who have filed lawsuits accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault...

Slain South Carolina doctor wrote of faith, life’s fragility

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Robert Lesslie — the South Carolina physician and author who authorities say was killed, along with three family members and...

Adams said to have spurned NFL, union health programs

The NFL and its players’ union have an array of health programs designed to help players in their life after football. According to his...

Authorities: NFL player Phillip Adams killed 5, then himself

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Former NFL player Phillip Adams fatally shot five people, including a prominent doctor, his wife and their two grandchildren...

Lance Armstrong’s son charged with sexual assault from 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The son of former cyclist Lance Armstrong was charged with sexual assault from 2018 when he was 18, according to...

NHL grapples with vaccine inequity between U.S. and Canada

His smile covered by a light blue surgical mask, Jacob Trouba's eyes shined as the needle went into his left arm. ...

$50M suit alleges retaliation over allegations against coach

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In a $50 million federal racketeering lawsuit, an associate athletic director at Louisiana State University accuses university officials of...

Adams, NFL veteran who killed 5, known as quiet, troubled

Phillip Adams was a journeyman NFL player whose career was cut short by injuries, a disappointment that apparently stuck with him during his post-football...

Ex-Florida State football player accused of killing man

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida State football player was involved in a scuffle with his girlfriend hours before he fatally...

Bills’ Allen: vaccine decision should be personal choice

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen is still debating whether to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and believes the decision be left...

Alabama’s Smith headlines players attending NFL draft

Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith of Alabama is scheduled to appear in person in Cleveland at the NFL draft later this month. ...

Nike suspends sponsorship of Deshaun Watson amid allegations

Nike has suspended its endorsement contract with Deshaun Watson amid allegations of sexual assault and harassment against the Houston Texans quarterback. ...

After saying ‘I’m Going to Disney World,’ Brady did it again

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — After facing off against the Kansas City Chiefs’ defense, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady had no problem taking a...

About 17 million view Baylor’s championship win over Gonzaga

NEW YORK (AP) — Even an NCAA championship matchup between two widely acknowledged as the best men's college basketball teams in the country wasn't...

Woman alleges she was terrorized by assault from Texans QB

HOUSTON (AP) — The first woman to accuse Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment in a lawsuit spoke publicly on...

See ya Sam: Jets trade Darnold to Panthers for 3 draft picks

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold was the face of a hopeful franchise, a promising playmaker who might just be the New York Jets’...

Bucs CB Davis apologizes for tweeting anti-Asian slur

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis has apologized for tweeting an anti-Asian slur, saying he didn’t understand the offensive nature...

AP survey: ADs concerned NIL will skew competitive balance

College athletes will someday soon be permitted to be paid sponsors, social media influencers and product endorsers. ...

Bearing down: Baylor routs Houston 78-59 to reach title game

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly two decades ago, Scott Drew decided to leave his comfort zone at tiny Valparaiso for the scandal-plagued basketball program at...

Davidson snaps San Diego’s 39-game league winning streak

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tyler Phelps threw three touchdown passes to lead Davidson to a 31-25 victory over San Diego on Saturday, ending the...

Not spring football: VanDerveer wants consistency from refs

Tara VanDerveer is willing to cut officials some slack with her Stanford Cardinal playing in the national championship Sunday night, saying they can't see...

Houston police says it’s investigating Texans QB Watson

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, who is accused of sexual assault and harassment in lawsuits filed by 21 women, is being...

AP Sources: NCAA has not tested for drugs at championships

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA has not tested players for performance-enhancing drugs at March Madness and other recent college championships, The Associated Press has...

Miller turned rough start to NFL career into big contract

Kolton Miller heard the criticism as he struggled through his rookie season in 2018 that the Raiders made a big mistake picking him 15th...

Amid glow open day, cloud looms over MLB All-Star Game

ATLANTA (AP) — Amid the glow of baseball's opening day, there is a cloud looming over the All-Star Game still more than three months...

Kansas gives Bill Self contract to keep him until retirement

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has agreed to a new contract that will keep him with the Jayhawks until he retires, even as the...

NFL’s move to 17 games could alter record books

The NFL could finally see its first 2,000-yard receiver. The 5,000-yard passing club might be ready to induct a few more members with Peyton...

Former USC star running back C.J. Gable retires from CFL

HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Former USC star running back C.J. Gable has ended his professional football career where it began. ...

Colorado is latest to weigh ban on Native American mascots

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers are considering a proposal that would ban Native American mascots in public schools and colleges amid a nationwide push...

Dean Spanos’ sister petitions court to force Chargers’ sale

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sister of Los Angeles Chargers controlling owner Dean Spanos is petitioning a California court to put one-third of the...

NFL considering changing onside kick and overtime rules

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is considering a rule change that would allow teams to maintain possession of the ball after a score...

AP PHOTOS: High school football, cheer return to California

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Anna Smith arrived at Fred Kelly Stadium in Southern California on a recent Friday evening with a cardboard cutout of...

AP survey: ADs fear sharing revenue with college athletes

Back in January, two Democratic senators introduced federal legislation called the College Athlete Bill of Rights. ...

Correction: San Diego-Presbyterian story

CLINTON, S.C. (AP) — In a story March 27, 2021, about the San Diego-Presbyterian college football game, The Associated Press erroneously reported the Toreros...

High court sympathetic to college athletes in NCAA dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed sympathetic to college athletes in a dispute with the NCAA over rules limiting their education-related...

USA Football recommends 8 procedures for youth safety

USA Football has introduced eight procedures to enhance safety and health for youth players, with all of those methods endorsed by some major medical...

Bird, Taurasi split over non-call in UConn’s latest win

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Sue Bird has a different take on the ending to the Baylor-UConn Sweet 16 matchup: The former Huskies point said...

NFL owners approve 17-game regular season, 3 preseason games

The NFL is increasing the regular season to 17 games and planning to have full stadiums for those games. ...

Jones, Smith, Harris reconnect at Alabama’s pro day No. 2

DeVonta Smith was there for quarterback Mac Jones once again, this time it was at Alabama's latest pro day. ...

49ers sign WR Mohamed Sanu to 1-year deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — ...

Supreme Court case could change the nature of college sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court case being argued this week amid March Madness could erode the difference between elite college athletes and professional...

State police to probe deadly Virginia Beach police shooting

Virginia Beach police have turned over their investigation of an officer-involved shooting of a former college football player to Virginia State Police after the...

DraftKings buys VSiN sports betting video broadcast company

DraftKings has bought Vegas Sports Information Network, a multiplatform broadcast and content company delivering sports betting news, analysis and data to U.S. customers, DraftKings...

With blockbuster trade, 49ers go all-in on rookie QB

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — For San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, the biggest risk wasn't trading three first-round picks for the No. 3...

AP Interview: 49ers’ Hannah Gordon works for women’s equity

When Hannah Gordon stepped into her role at the NFL's headquarters in 2009, she was the only woman working in the salary cap department...

What’s ahead? NFL owners to meet about upcoming season

What's ahead for the NFL in 2021? Not even the teams know. ...

Virginia Beach man killed by police played college football

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A man shot and killed by a police officer at a Virginia oceanfront resort area was a college football...

Howard Schnellenberger, 87, Miami, Louisville coach, dies

MIAMI (AP) — Howard Schnellenberger was a pipe smoker with a push-broom mustache and gruff baritone, and he paired his grandiloquent manner with grandiose...

DeSean Jackson found ‘perfect time’ for LA return with Rams

LOS ANGELES (AP) — DeSean Jackson actually scored his first touchdowns on the site of SoFi Stadium decades before the Los Angeles Rams' new...

49ers trade up to acquire No. 3 pick from Dolphins

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have made a big move to grab their quarterback of the future by trading up...

Saints’ Lattimore suspected of possessing stolen handgun

CLEVELAND (AP) — New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore was arrested Thursday in his hometown of Cleveland on suspicion of possessing a loaded handgun...

NFL plans more international presence if 17 games approved

The NFL is planning to expand its international presence with more games abroad in 2022 if the 17-game regular-season schedule is approved. ...

Anti-Semitic play calling renews push for genocide education

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers are renewing a push for mandatory genocide education after a high school football coach was fired following reports that...

‘Hello, friends’: Nantz agrees to remain with CBS Sports

Jim Nantz's familiar introduction of “Hello friends” will continue to be heard on CBS for years to come. ...

Floyd sets sights on All-Pro honors after staying with Rams

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Floyd is much more than a pass rusher to the Los Angeles Rams, and that's why they gave him...

Jaguars sign QB Beathard, setting up potential Minshew trade

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard signed a two-year contract with Jacksonville on Wednesday, giving the Jaguars an experienced...

Lower cap leads to more cuts than usual in NFL

If it seemed as if NFL teams have been shedding contracts nearly as fast as signing them in recent weeks that’s because it’s almost...

Chargers agree to terms with linebacker Kyler Fackrell

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have agreed to terms with outside linebacker Kyler Fackrell. ...

School fires football coach after anti-Semitic play calls

DUXBURY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts high school fired its successful football coach and hired an outside consultant Wednesday to assist an investigation into...

AP source: Slot CB K’Waun Williams returns to 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have brought back another key piece for their roster, agreeing to a one-year deal to...

Snyder to buy out other Washington owners, pending approval

Dan Snyder is buying out the Washington Football Team’s minority owners and will become the sole owner of the club. ...

Free agency gave 49ers’ Williams money, happiness

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — When Trent Williams was sitting out the 2019 season while in a dispute with the front office in Washington,...

Lawyer: Texans QB’s assault suits followed blackmail attempt

HOUSTON (AP) — An attorney for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, who’s accused of sexual assault and harassment in lawsuits filed by 16 women,...

The Latest: Astros to allow 50% capacity for games in April

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Titans agree to 1-year deal with receiver Josh Reynolds

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with wide receiver Josh Reynolds. ...

49ers agree to 1-year deals with Tartt, Wilson

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers agreed to bring back safety Jaquiski Tartt on a one-year deal and signed safety Tavon...

Patriots, Bucs among those making biggest waves so far

Bill Belichick never was one to spend wildly in free agency. Watching Tom Brady win another Super Bowl in another city sure changed that. ...

For television, NFL deal is likely a matter of survival

NEW YORK (AP) — The $113 billion deal to telecast NFL games through 2033 is head-swimmingly large — until you consider that the very...

Lawyers battle over ‘race-norming’ in NFL dementia tests

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The court-appointed lead lawyer for thousands of retired players suing the NFL pledged Monday to try to remove race as a...

No basement blues: Goodell on hand for draft in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Roger Goodell's leaving his man cave for this year's NFL draft. The Commissioner missed welcoming new players last year — and...

Rams sign speedy veteran WR DeSean Jackson for LA homecoming

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran receiver DeSean Jackson agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, returning to his native...

Infant son of Browns WR Ryan Switzer back in hospital

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns wide receiver Ryan Switzer said his infant son has been hospitalized again and is undergoing a blood transfusion. ...

High school football player dies after collapse during game

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A high school football player who collapsed during a game died Saturday, the Sacramento City Unified School District said. ...

UC Davis sets program records for points, total yards

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Hunter Rodrigues was 19 of 23 for 265 yards and three touchdowns and UC Davis set school records for total...

Giants sign WR Kenny Golladay to 4-year, $80 million deal

The New York Giants' anemic offensive is adding quite possibly the best free agent receiver on the market. ...

San Diego wins 39th straight Pioneer game, ties FCS record

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mason Randall was 32 of 41 for 302 yards with two touchdowns and one interception, and San Diego tied an...

Chargers sign Oday Aboushi to bulk up offensive line

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers agreed on a one-year deal with Oday Aboushi on Saturday, their third offensive line signing...

New Orleans health care workers’ heralded in ‘Dear Nurses’

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If the eyes of the nurses photographed for Robert Fogarty's latest project aren't expressive enough, there are always the words...

Playmakers wanted: Defending champ Alabama replacing stars

Nick Saban and Alabama opened spring practice Friday with an immediate goal. Along with winning another national championship, that is. ...

49ers sign free agent WR Trent Sherfield

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed free agent wide receiver Trent Sherfield to a one-year deal. ...

Raiders counting on Nagkoue to spark struggling pass rush

Building a fearsome pass rush has been coach Jon Gruden’s white whale ever since trading away star edge rusher Khalil Mack just before his...

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