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FILE - In this April 11, 2019, file photo, Bobby Okereke is shown during an NFL local Pro Day at the Oakland Raiders football facility in Alameda, Calif. Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard did his homework on Bobby Okereke. And a sexual assault allegation from 2015 still didn’t scare him off. Just hours after Okereke’s name surfaced publicly for the first time in the case, Ballard told local reporters on a conference call that he took a hard look at Okereke’s past and made others in the organization aware of the accusation before selecting the Stanford graduate in April’s NFL draft.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 05, 2019 - 2:45 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard did his homework on Bobby Okereke. A sexual assault allegation from 2015 didn't scare him off. Just hours after Okereke's name surfaced publicly for the first time in the case, Ballard told reporters on a conference call he took a...
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June 05, 2019 - 12:44 pm
In a June 4 story about new bowl agreements in college football, The Associated Press erroneously reported that starting in 2020 the Pac-12 would send its top team not participating in the College Football Playoff or New Year's Six games to the Las Vegas Bowl. According to the Las Vegas Bowl, the...
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Minnesota Vikings chief operating officer Kevin Warren talks to reporters after being named Big Ten Conference Commissioner during a news conference Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Rosemont, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
June 04, 2019 - 5:23 pm
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Kevin Warren keeps a picture in his office of Curt Flood. There's another of Jackie Robinson, one of Texas Western's barrier-bulldozing 1966 NCAA championship basketball team and Dr. Martin Luther King's letter from "Letter from Birmingham Jail." Warren understood the...
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June 03, 2019 - 6:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Jets have interviewed Chicago Bears executive Champ Kelly, the fourth candidate to meet with New York for its general manager job. Kelly has been the Bears' assistant director of player personnel for the last two years after joining the organization as its pro scouting director...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference in Irving, Texas. Goodell is reiterating his stance in wanting to reduce the four-game preseason schedule at a time the league and player's association have begun preliminary talks on a new collective bargaining agreement. Goodell cites discussions he's had with coaches in saying he doesn't believe four preseason games are necessary to evaluate and develop players for the start of the regular season. He says the NFL should do everything to the highest quality, "and I'm not sure preseason games meet that level right now." Goodell spoke Monday, June 3, 2019, while participating in Bills' Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly's 33rd charity golf tournament outside of Buffalo. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
June 03, 2019 - 12:32 pm
BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Four preseason games remain too much for Roger Goodell. The NFL Commissioner on Monday reiterated his stance of wanting to reduce the preseason schedule at a time the league and players' association have begun preliminary talks on a new collective bargaining agreement. "I feel...
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June 03, 2019 - 10:20 am
Josh Heupel, who was the Heisman Trophy runner-up for Oklahoma in 2000, and former North Carolina pass-rushing star Julius Peppers are among 12 players making their first appearance of the College Football Hall of Fame ballot this year. The National Football Foundation emailed ballots Monday to its...
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Boston Bruins center Charlie Coyle (13) scores a goal against St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Saturday, June 1, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 01, 2019 - 11:06 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — David Pastrnak flashed a wry smile, brimming with confidence. No even-strength points through the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final for the first line put plenty of pressure on Boston's best players to produce. Pastrnak shrugged it off, saying on scale of 1 to 10 they felt...
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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2017, file photo, New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson sits on the bench during the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, in East Rutherford, N.J. Former New York Jets defensive end Wilkerson is charged with driving while intoxicated after his arrest in New York City. A police spokesman says Wilkerson was arraigned Saturday, June 1, 2019, in Manhattan Criminal Court and released on his own recognizance. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
June 01, 2019 - 10:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson was charged with driving while intoxicated after his arrest Saturday in New York City behind the wheel of a late-model Rolls-Royce. A police spokesman told The Associated Press that the 29-year-old, 6-foot-4 player was arraigned...
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FILE - This June 14, 2018 file photo shows bettors waiting to make wagers on sporting events at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City hours after it began accepting sports bets. It's hard enough for compulsive gamblers to stop betting. Now, in a growing number of places, they're being bombarded with ads urging them to bet on sports. It's a temptation they didn't face a year ago. And it's raising questions as to how tightly regulated sports betting advertising should be in the United States. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
June 01, 2019 - 11:07 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The tagline makes the solution sound so simple: "Gamble responsibly." It's anything but for those who struggle with compulsive gambling. Instead, the footnote caps a powerful new temptation as ads for sports betting emerge in states that have recently legalized an...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2012, file photo, Baylor's Matt Ritchey (45) stands on the field by a Big 12 Conference logo during an NCAA college football game against TCU in Waco, Texas. Big 12 revenue increased to $38.8 million per school for 2018-19, or a total of $388 million. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said he anticipates those numbers reaching the mid-$40 million range per school before the current broadcast rights deal expires in 2024-25. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
May 31, 2019 - 1:57 pm
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Another year of increasing revenue in the Big 12 is only part of the reason league leaders believe they are well-positioned for the future. For them, flexibility as a 10-team conference is a pretty close second to money. "Our model has agility," said West Virginia President...
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