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July 16, 2018 - 11:34 pm
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A fourth former member of a Christian college football team in suburban Chicago who faced felony charges in a 2016 hazing incident has pleaded guilty to lesser charges. James Cooksey of Jacksonville, Florida, pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor count of attempted unlawful...
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Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey speaks during NCAA college football SEC media days at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 16, 2018 - 6:01 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey says the Supreme Court ruling that struck down a federal law barring gambling on sports could cause the league to require schools to issue weekly reports that list the status of injured or ineligible players. Speaking to reporters...
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July 16, 2018 - 5:18 pm
PERKASIE, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz married his longtime girlfriend Maddie Oberg in a lakeside ceremony that thrilled some fans in boats. The two were wed at the Lake House Inn in Bucks County on Sunday, and kayakers and canoers on Lake Nockamixon were treated to a...
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Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher speaks during NCAA college football Southeastern Conference media days at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 16, 2018 - 5:05 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Jimbo Fisher introduced himself to his new Texas A&M team with some insults and frank challenges. Right off the bat, the new coach told the Aggies they were soft in 2017, according to one of his players. Fisher also told his new players they better do things his way, or otherwise...
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New Michigan State athletic director Bill Beekman speaks at an introductory press conference in East Lansing, Mich., Monday, July 16, 2018. (Dale G. Young/Detroit News via AP)
July 16, 2018 - 4:15 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The new athletic director at Michigan State faces issues beyond just trying to win games and compete for championships. That much is obvious, and Bill Beekman acknowledged it. "The last several years have been among the darkest in our history," Beekman said. "Among the...
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Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby speaks during NCAA college football Big 12 media days in Frisco, Texas, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Cooper Neill)
July 16, 2018 - 3:34 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Bob Bowlsby never bought into the negative perceptions some have about the Big 12, and these days the commissioner has plenty of reasons to feel bullish about his league. Even more money is coming into the Big 12, the smallest of the Power Five conferences with only 10 schools...
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July 16, 2018 - 10:04 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Time is running out for some gambling companies that plan to offer legal sports betting in New Jersey before football season starts. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement has directed the Atlantic City casinos to get their sports betting applications in by the end of...
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July 16, 2018 - 8:58 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state of Ohio has approved legislation creating a day to honor the first documented, black professional football player, known by the nickname "The Black Cyclone." Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) signed the legislation designating Feb. 3 as Charles Follis Day. The...
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July 15, 2018 - 9:34 am
July 16 — Deadline for any club that designated franchise player to sign that player to a multiyear contract or extension. Aug. 2 — Hall of Fame game, Chicago vs. Baltimore at Canton, Ohio. Aug. 5 — Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Canton, Ohio. Aug. 9-13 — First weekend of preseason. Sept. 1 —...
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Former New Jersey Sen. Raymond Lesniak holds up a ticket after he casted the very first bet at the Meadowlands Racetrack, Saturday, July 14, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. Meadowlands Racetrack is the fourth sports betting outlet in New Jersey following the state's U.S. Supreme Court victory in a case that cleared the way for all 50 states to legalize sports betting. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 14, 2018 - 12:36 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey horse racing track has brought legal sports betting to New York City's doorstep. The Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford began taking sports bets on Saturday morning. The track is located in the sports complex where the NFL's New York Giants...
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