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NCAAF: Mark Emmert to schools: Resolve the NIL mess or the NCAA will

In a memo sent to more than 1,100 schools Friday, NCAA president Mark Emmert said he will act on impending name, image and likeness (NIL) changes in July but urged schools to pass legislation that will make it legal for players to earn money from their likenesses. The urgency stems from multiple state NIL laws […]

  • NFL: Report: Bills planning new outdoor stadium in Orchard Park

    The Buffalo Bills are planning to build a new outdoor stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y., WROC TV reported Friday. The open-air facility would include partial covering for seating areas and would require 3-5 years to finish, opening as soon as 2025 but more likely in 2026 or 2027. The report said downtown Buffalo was given […]

  • NFL: Report: 5-time Pro Bowl G Trai Turner visits Steelers

    Free agent offensive guard Trai Turner visited with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday, ESPN reported. The 28-year-old, a five-time Pro Bowler, was released by the Los Angeles Chargers on March 12, saving $11.5 million against the salary cap. Turner started nine games at right guard in his only season with the Chargers in 2020, missing […]

  • NFL: Cole Beasley talks with union after virus protocols complaints

    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley said on social media Friday that he has spoken with the NFL Players Association about his issues with the NFL’s new virus policies. Beasley said he is not inoculated against COVID-19 and made it clear he did not want to receive the vaccine. “Now we have spoken and are […]

  • NCAAF: CFP leadership to review proposal for 12-team playoff

    A College Football Playoff committee agreed Friday to send a proposal for a 12-team playoff to the full group for discussion. A group tasked with exploring options to expand the current four-team playoff presented its report to the CFP management committee in a meeting in Chicago. Now, the university presidents and chancellors who oversee the […]

  • NFL: Tom Brady on playing until 50: ‘That’s a long time. Even for me’

    Tom Brady has been getting the better of Father Time over the past few seasons. With that said, the 43-year-old quarterback recently was asked if he could play until he’s 50. That number came up courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht, who said last month that if Brady “wants to play ’til […]

  • NFL: Packers have ‘one plan’ regardless of quarterback

    Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur has a plan in place for training camp next month — regardless of whether reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers or fellow quarterback Jordan Love is under center. “We’ll have one plan,” LaFleur said Thursday. “We’ve pretty much laid that out. Just kind of going to fine-tune some things over […]

  • NFL: Bears sign TE Jake Butt, DT Mike Pennel, T Tyrone Wheatley Jr.

    The Chicago Bears signed tight end Jake Butt, defensive tackle Mike Pennel and tackle Tyrone Wheatley Jr. on Friday. The three free agents participated in full-squad minicamp this week as a tryout. The Bears waived undrafted rookies Thomas Schaffler, a defensive lineman, and tackle Gunnar Vogel to make room on the roster. Butt, who turns […]

  • NFL: Jaguars sign former first-round WR Laquon Treadwell

    The Jacksonville Jaguars signed wide receiver Laquon Treadwell to a contract on Friday. Treadwell, 26, has endured a slow start to his NFL career since being selected by the Minnesota Vikings with the 23rd overall pick of the 2016 draft. He has recorded 71 receptions for 750 yards and four touchdowns in 58 career games […]

  • NFL: 49ers DE Jordan Willis suspended six games for PED violation

    San Francisco 49ers defensive end Jordan Willis was suspended for the first six games of the 2021 season on Thursday for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Willis, 26, is still allowed to participate in offseason activities, as well as the preseason, however he will be required to steer clear of the team when […]

  • NCAAF: Miami, Auburn set home-and-home series for 2029-30

    The Miami Hurricanes and Auburn Tigers have scheduled a home-and-home series for the 2029 and 2030 seasons. Auburn will visit Hard Rock Stadium on Sept. 1, 2029, and Miami will visit Jordan-Hare Stadium on Aug. 31, 2030. “We are excited to add Auburn to our future football schedule,” Miami athletic director Blake James said in […]

  • NFL: Reports: 85 percent of Dolphins, Saints players fully vaccinated

    Eighty-five percent of New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins players are either fully vaccinated or on their way toward reaching that status, according to multiple reports Thursday. Teams that have 85 percent of their players fully vaccinated are expected to have relaxed protocols this summer and during the upcoming season, although the full nature of […]

  • NCAAF: 5-star 2023 RB Reuben Owens decommits from Texas

    Reuben Owens, a five-star running back prospect in the Class of 2023, announced his decommitment from Texas on Thursday. He committed to the Longhorns on Feb. 25 but since received offers from Alabama and Texas Tech. He made unofficial visits to Alabama and LSU this spring. Owens, from El Campo, Texas, said he has not […]

  • NCAAF: No joke: TV host Jimmy Kimmel title sponsor of LA Bowl

    The new LA Bowl has found its title sponsor: late-night television host Jimmy Kimmel. SoFi Stadium and Kimmel agreed to “an unprecedented multi-year partnership” that gives Kimmel the naming rights for the game, according to a news release from the bowl. Financial terms were not disclosed. The inaugural game is scheduled for Dec. 18 at […]

  • NFL: Chiefs’ Andy Reid on Le’Veon Bell: ‘I wish him the best’

    Chiefs coach Andy Reid took the high road Thursday when it came to former Kansas City running back Le’Veon Bell. Over the weekend, Bell took to social media to talk about Reid. “I’ll never play for Andy Reid again,” Bell wrote. “I’d retire first.” In follow-up comments on Twitter, Bell said he had a “personal […]

  • NFL: Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes share Madden ’22 cover

    After fighting it out in the Super Bowl, Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes are sharing the cover for Madden ’22. The video game released in August is one of the most popular sports titles with a segment of fans who admittedly take a day off for the on-sale date. “Whenever you first get on the […]

  • NFL: Vince Wilfork’s son charged with stealing dad’s Super Bowl rings

    The son of former All-Pro defensive tackle Vince Wilfork was arrested last month for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of his father’s jewelry, including two Super Bowl rings. A police complaint released by the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office in Texas this week revealed 23-year-old D’Aundre Holmes-Wilfork was arrested May 22 and charged […]

  • NFL: Ravens’ Lamar Jackson focused on Super Bowl, not contract

    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson said Wednesday that his focus remains on winning a Super Bowl, rather than the status of his contract. Jackson, 24, was named the 2019 NFL Most Valuable Player and guided the Ravens to three trips to the postseason since entering the league as a first-round pick (32nd overall) in the […]

  • NFL: Browns QB Baker Mayfield: ‘No rush’ to sign extension

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield said Wednesday that he is in “no rush” to sign a contract extension. Why? Well, Mayfield said that he has “bet on myself my whole life. I’ve always taken it one day at a time, one play at a time. … I’m not going to handle it any differently now.” […]

  • NFL: Jags’ Brian Schottenheimer: ‘Too early’ to name starting QB

    Jacksonville passing-game coordinator and quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer said Wednesday that No. 1 pick Trevor Lawrence hasn’t locked up the Jaguars’ starting job … yet. “It’s still too early to say how this thing’s going to play out,” Schottenheimer said, according to ESPN. Too early for Schottenheimer, perhaps, but all signs point to the former […]

  • NCAAF: Report: NCAA probing possible Arizona State recruiting violations

    The NCAA is investigating the Arizona State football program for reportedly hosting high school prospects during the recent COVID-19 dead period. The precise number of recruits and the exact dates that they may have visited the Tempe, Ariz., campus are not known, per the report Wednesday by The Athletic. The publication said the school’s athletic […]

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