ATLANTA (AP) — The recently ousted former senator who wants her job back. A football hero considering his first run for office. Little-known politicians eyeing promotions. And a former president overshadowing them all in a state he lost last November.
The NCAA is lurching toward a temporary, patchwork solution in addressing name, image and likeness compensation for athletes, a hyperlocal approach to allow everyone to earn money off their fame starting July 1 without uniform national rules.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is bringing back alternate helmets in 2022, ending a nine-year hiatus that started because of concerns about player safety.
The league wrote to clubs in a memo dated Thursday that it must be notified of plans to use alternate helmets by July 31 even though they won't be used for another year.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Donovan McNabb hopes other Black quarterbacks don’t switch positions when they’re encouraged to do so because of their athleticism.
All it took was an Instagram post.
In a 59-second video Monday, Raiders defensive lineman Carl Nassib became the first active player in the NFL’s 101-year history to publicly declare he is gay and in the bargain, burst through a barrier that went unchallenged for decades.
DALLAS (AP) — The 11 university presidents and chancellors who oversee the College Football Playoff on Tuesday authorized a continued evaluation of a proposed 12-team playoff that, if adopted, could still be another five years away.
Embedded in Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's scathing rebuke of the NCAA and its rules were a few suggestions on how college sports can be reformed to avoid being sued into oblivion.
“Legislation would be one option," Kavanaugh wrote in a concurrence to the Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling against the NCAA on Monday.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The typical celebration for many athletes who qualify for the Olympics revolves around one thing: food.
Months, sometimes years, of strict diets are geared toward the goal of making the games.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark was arrested in Los Angeles after police saw a submachine gun in his car, police said Monday.
Clark, 28, was pulled over for a vehicle violation south of downtown at about 9:20 p.m.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib on Monday became the first active NFL player to come out as gay.
Nassib, who is entering his sixth NFL season and second with the Raiders, announced the news on Instagram, saying he wasn't doing it for the attention but because he felt representation and visibility were important.
John Lynch’s football career seemed to be nearing its conclusion in 1992 when he spent the summer as a successful starting pitcher in Class A ball for the expansion Florida Marlins.
Lynch had come to Stanford as a quarterback and was converted to a part-time safety role under coach Dennis Green when he got a phone call that summer from the assistant for new Cardinal coach Bill Walsh, who had returned to Palo Alto after leading the San Francisco 49ers to three Super Bowl titles.
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — In most ways, Jalue Dorje is a typical American teen — he grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis, loving football, Pokémon and rap music.
Yet a few years from now, he’s expecting to say goodbye to his family and homeland and join a monastery in the foothills of the Himalayas — from an early age, he was recognized by the Dalai Lama and other Tibetan Buddhist leaders as a reincarnated lama.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — All-Pro guard Brandon Scherff and fellow offensive lineman David Sharpe are in virus protocol, making them the fifth and sixth Washington Football players on the NFL's COVID-19 reserve list.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Even as Jameis Winston insists he's going to make better decisions with the football, the potential successor to Drew Brees in New Orleans doesn't want to give the impression he's going to shy away from aggressive, downfield throws.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers rookie receiver Amari Rodgers grew up admiring Randall Cobb and eventually learning from him, but he never believed his mentor would ever become his NFL teammate.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Marcus Maye was hoping for a long-term contract extension in the offseason. He instead got a whole lot of uncertainty.
The New York Jets safety received the franchise tag in March, but he and the team failed to reach an agreement on a deal before the deadline on July 15.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — As impressive as Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence was during his first week of training camp, his performance came with an asterisk.
“Everybody’s got to remember the defense is not allowed to make a play on the ball right now,” coach Urban Meyer said Saturday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers, like most NFL teams, enter the draft with a group of players they'd like to find a way to land with their first pick.
Not in 2003. There was only one name on then-director of football operation Kevin Colbert's list: Troy Polamalu.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Andre Hunt, one of two former University of Nebraska football players implicated in an alleged sexual assault in 2019, has been ordered to pay a $1,000 fine for a misdemeanor charge of false reporting.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Matt Ryan feels like the last man standing with the Atlanta Falcons, not that it’s a bad thing.
Ryan has nobody left from his rookie year of 2008 still with the team.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu said on social media Friday that he recently tested positive for COVID-19, a week before he's due to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Marcus Davenport adopted a new diet and dove into an introspective summer reading list as he prepared for a potentially pivotal season in his career.
The New Orleans defensive end and 2018 first-round draft choice is cognizant of how a breakout year could help him achieve “generational wealth” as he enters the final two years of his first NFL contract.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander already has climbed the mountain during his brief NFL career.
The first-round draft pick made the all-rookie team in 2018. He was a Pro Bowl alternate in 2019.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A “long, arduous offseason’’ behind him, Tom Brady says his surgically repaired knee feels good and he’s happy to be back to work with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The seven-time Super Bowl champion revealed recently that he played all of last season with a torn medial collateral ligament that required surgery shortly after the Bucs dominated the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL title game in February.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — More than half of the 67 NFL players who opted out of the 2020 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic are no longer with the same team. Almost two dozen aren't on anyone's roster.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Mac Jones is amazed at how Cam Newton can bring instant levity to the meeting room. Though he’s sure he could never pull off the veteran’s often unique clothing choices.
Newton is equally taken aback by how much “swag” his clean-cut 22-year-old rookie teammate has displayed and his surprising knowledge of hip-hop music.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A video recording of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men allegedly engaging in massage parlor sex will be returned to prosecutors for destruction, a Florida judge ruled Friday, ending a two-year saga that tarnished the reputation of one of football's most successful luminaries.
DETROIT (AP) — Former Sen. Carl Levin, a powerful voice on military issues in Washington and a staunch supporter of the auto industry back home in Michigan during his record tenure in the U.S. Senate, has died.
Oklahoma and Texas accepted invitations to join the Southeastern Conference in July 2025 on Friday, worried that their storied athletic programs were in danger of losing ground if they stayed in the Big 12.
DETROIT (AP) — Famous for gazing over eyeglasses worn on the end of his nose, Carl Levin seemed at ease wherever he went, whether attending a college football game back home in Michigan or taking on a multibillion-dollar corporation before cameras on Capitol Hill.
It's not exactly everyone into the pool, or gathering around the bonfire. The NFL's “Back Together Saturday” at training camps is all about football.
Well, also about having fans return to watch, with all 32 teams conducting open practices Saturday as part of a unified effort by the league.
The NFL’s most discussed stat has been COVID-19 vaccination percentages.
As the first week of training camp kicked off, numbers continue to increase while debate persists.
So far, 88.5% of players have had at least one shot of the vaccine and 20 teams have more than 90% of players vaccinated, including eight with more than 95% vaccinated.
Alan Faneca cracked open a fresh notebook at the start of each of his 13 NFL seasons and diligently filled it throughout the year with anything he thought might help him.
Page after page, the six-time All-Pro guard would scribble goals, game plans, tips, achievements and things he needed to improve on and off the field.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Griffin twins are already talking trash, and there’s still nearly three months to go before they’re on opposite sidelines for the first time in their lives.
Teammates at every level of football growing up in St.
ST. PAULS, N.C. (AP) — A standout high school football player who had signed to play at a North Carolina university has been shot to death, according to a sheriff's office.
The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that Marqueise Coleman, 19, of St.
For those who consider the Steel Curtain teams of the 1970s as the NFL’s all-time best, the name Bill Nunn needs to be remembered.
Next week, that happens in Canton, Ohio, when Nunn enters the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2021 as a contributor.
Southeastern Conference university presidents voted Thursday to invite Texas and Oklahoma to the league and create a 16-team powerhouse on the field and at the bank.
But how soon?
The latest step in a move that has potential to help reshape college sports came two days after Texas and Oklahoma requested to join the SEC in 2025.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — For all his decades in football as a decidedly no-nonsense coach, Mike Zimmer has long defended his ability and willingness to adapt strategies to match shifts in styles and trends around the NFL.
Jake Butt, the once-promising tight end whose football career was waylaid by six knee operations, announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday, saying he could no longer hide the fact that he’d lost his passion for the game he loves.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Washington Football President Jason Wright said Thursday the organization has significantly trimmed the list of potential team names, with the unveiling expected before the 2022 NFL draft.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns center and NFLPA President JC Tretter feels the NFL is trying to shame players by urging teams to require vaccinated and unvaccinated players to wear different colored wristbands.
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders have attended many Vegas Golden Knights games and know how vibrant the local fanbase can be, as the four-year old franchise enjoys one of the most electric atmospheres in the NHL.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Breathe easy, Jets fans. Zach Wilson is officially signed and ready to throw.
After missing the first two practices of training camp, the rookie quarterback arrived at the team's facility Thursday afternoon and inked his fully guaranteed four-year, $35.15 million rookie contract.
Randall Cobb can thank MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers for triggering the veteran receiver’s return to the Green Bay Packers.
Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst was straightforward Thursday in saying that the team acquired Cobb from the Houston Texans for an undisclosed draft pick because Rodgers wanted him.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Edgerrin James took pride in exceeding his standards — and ignoring everyone else's.
It made him a perfect complementary piece to Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison in Indianapolis.
Ohio State is favored to win a fifth straight Big Ten title and Michigan and Nebraska are trying to change their trajectories in critical seasons for their alumni coaches.
On the AP Top 25 College Football Podcast this week, it's a Big Ten preview with Dave Revsine of the BTN joining AP’s Ralph Russo.
The NFL Players Association has expanded its agreement with RealResponse to allow for reporting of all issues, including drug policy infractions and social injustice concerns.
The players' union previously joined RealResponse to communicate COVID-19 health and safety questions.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Jarrad Davis was in a tough spot on the field — and a dark place in his head.
The once-promising linebacker was no longer a starter for the Detroit Lions, struggling to find a role and desperately trying to fend off the negative thoughts that were chipping away at his confidence and love for football.
NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Namath was recovering from knee surgery in his hospital room just a few weeks after being drafted by the New York Jets when he heard a knock at his door.