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Minnesota State team to return under Hoffner

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Football players at Minnesota State, Mankato, say they are ready to practice under reinstated coach Todd Hoffner. More>>

Montreal team sign Chad Johnson to 2-year contract

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Former NFL star Chad Johnson will make his return to the gridiron in the Canadian Football League. More>>

Minnesota State players refuse to practice

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Football players at Minnesota State, Mankato, refused to practice for their former head coach on Wednesday, greeting his reinstatement by an arbitrator by demanding that the interim coach keep the top job. More>>

Atlanta lands MLS expansion team for 2017

Arthur Blank donned traditional soccer garb to mark his newest venture - an MLS team for Atlanta. More>>

Sharper's attorneys to question Arizona evidence

Lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper are questioning the evidence authorities are using to justify keeping him in jail without bail on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted two women. More>>

Jets sign former Titans RB Chris Johnson

Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson is looking to quickly prove his critics wrong. More>>

Officer: Sharper's DNA found on 1 Arizona victim

Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper's DNA was found in an examination of one of two women who accuse him of drugging and sexually assaulting them at a Tempe apartment, a detective said Wednesday. More>>

Manning holds on to heartache of Super Bowl

Broncos fans may want to move on from Denver's Super Bowl debacle. Not Peyton Manning. He's holding on to the heartache to stoke his competitive fire. More>>

Classes resume at Pennsylvania stabbing school

Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with two kitchen knives. More>>

More former players sue NHL regarding concussions

Another group of former NHL players has joined the fight for compensation for head injuries they say they incurred while playing, while at the same time targeting the violence of the game that they believe brought about... More>>

Ex-Minnesota State, Mankato coach returning to job

The football coach fired from Minnesota State, Mankato announced Tuesday that he will return to the job after an arbitrator ruled he was wrongfully terminated, saying the decision wasn't easy but that it would help him... More>>

MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past... More>>

Va. State player pleads in opposing QB assault

A Virginia State football player pleaded guilty Tuesday to assaulting Winston-Salem State's starting quarterback during a November luncheon, the day before the teams were going to play for the league championship. More>>

Va. State player pleads in opposing QB assault

A Virginia State football player has pleaded guilty to assaulting Winston-Salem State's starting quarterback during a luncheon before their game in November. More>>

Clemson dismisses QB Kelly after sideline argument

Clemson quarterback Chad Kelly was dismissed from the team Monday, two days after he was benched for the second half of the spring game for disagreeing with coaches over whether to go for it on fourth down. More>>

Heisman winner Winston shines on busy weekend

Florida State's Jameis Winston racked up frequent flier miles last weekend traveling back and forth between a baseball series at Georgia Tech and the Seminoles' football spring game Saturday. The Heisman winner... More>>

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith arrested at airport

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened that he had a bomb. More>>

Souvenir cups in high demand at Augusta National

On the course, it's all about going low. Outside the ropes, it's more about stacking high. More>>

Engaged pair, teen athlete among dead in bus crash

Five high school students and three chaperones have been confirmed dead or are unaccounted for after a charter bus heading to Humboldt State University was struck by a FedEx tractor-trailer in Northern California. The bus... More>>

Northwestern players see push as spark for change

No matter how they feel about the push to unionize, at least a few Northwestern players see the movement as a spark for change in college sports. More>>

Recently engaged LA couple among bus crash dead

Michael Myvett and Mattison Haywood were headed together toward a college in the California redwoods where he once was a student and now was taking teens with dreams of doing the same. Also on the horizon: A wedding. More>>

Missouri dismisses WR Green-Beckham from team

Missouri decided enough was enough. More>>

Browns quickly match offer for center Alex Mack

Alex Mack was as good as gone. The Browns pulled back their Pro Bowl center in a snap. More>>

Review: Mizzou didn't follow federal assault rules

An independent report released Friday says the University of Missouri failed to follow parts of the federal law that governs sexual harassment on campus when handling the case of a former swimmer's suicide. More>>

Center Alex Mack signs offer sheet with Jaguars

The Browns are on the clock with Alex Mack. More>>

Colin Kaepernick defends reputation

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is defending his reputation. More>>

3 NFL players named in police report, not charged

Three NFL players are named in a police report involving a woman who passed out in a hotel and later woke up in a hospital not knowing how she got there, though no one has been charged with a crime, authorities said Thursday. More>>

UN expert weighs in on Redskins controversy

A United Nations human rights expert says the name of the Washington Redskins football team is a "hurtful reminder" of the mistreatment of Native Americans, but stopped short of joining in calls for the team's owner to... More>>

Arbitrator: Mankato university wrong to fire coach

An arbitrator has found that Minnesota State University, Mankato, had no grounds to fire head football coach Todd Hoffner last May and has ordered that the university immediately reinstate him, an attorney for the coach... More>>

Giants' Eli Manning has surgery on left ankle

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is going to start the offseason training program with a surgically repaired left ankle. More>>

Police: no arrest in case involving Missouri WR

A police investigation of a suspected burglary involving Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been closed without an arrest, primarily because of reluctant witnesses who fear retaliation and harassment for... More>>

Lions' Stafford on the spot after coaching change

Matthew Stafford will be on the spot this year for the Detroit Lions, and the 26-year-old quarterback understands that. More>>

Northwestern QB says union push was rushed, wrong

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Northwestern's Trevor Siemian said Wednesday it was wrong for former quarterback Kain Colter and other players to explore unionization without first taking... More>>

Wednesday deadline in Northwestern athletes case

Northwestern University faces a Wednesday deadline to appeal a ruling by the Chicago-region director of the National Labor Relations Board that its football players are employees of the school and therefore entitled to... More>>

Big win but a long road ahead for college union

By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer Ramogi Huma and the United Steelworkers celebrated the first big win in their push to unionize college athletes with an appearance on the Colbert Report and a triumphant... More>>

Connecticut wins NCAA title, 60-54 over Kentucky

Coaches and players left them. Others told them to go away. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Father-son routine steals show

"Big Rob" and his son, Trey, gave fans at AT&T Stadium one shining moment long before the confetti dropped at the national championship game. More>>

Ohio State football will pay 3 visitors over $2M

Ohio State will pay more than $2 million in total guarantees to bring Virginia Tech, Kent State and Cincinnati to Ohio Stadium to play the Buckeyes in football this fall. More>>

Heisman winner Winston struggles during busy week

Florida State's Jameis Winston completed his busiest seven-day stretch of the spring last week, playing four baseball games and participating in four football practices. The Heisman winner didn't have his best days... More>>

FINALS WATCH: Celebrities aplenty, as usual

The Kentucky Wildcats had Drake celebrating with them after a victory, and Dwight Howard was doing the "Gator chomp" in the Florida student section. More>>

Strait wins entertainer of the year at ACM Awards

By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer George Strait won his second entertainer of the year - 25 years after he won his first - and Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban teamed up to earn top honors Sunday night at a... More>>

Community taking a dive for young cancer patient

An effort to help the family of a 5-month-old Missouri boy with cancer has inspired thousands of people across the U.S. and even abroad to take a plunge into cold bodies of water. More>>

A look at the pecking order in college sports

An NCAA proposal would give the five biggest conferences a chance to make their own rules, a nod to the revenue their football and basketball programs produce and their need to help players close the gap between the worth... More>>

FINALS WATCH: Sights and sounds from North Texas

Of all the celebrities and athletes in attendance at the Final Four, Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball had to have the most unique outfit. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Sights and sounds from North Texas

Jim Calhoun won three national championships with Connecticut in four trips to the NCAA Final Four. More>>

Wildcats' Fitzgerald urges 'no' vote on union

Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald sided with his university against the formation of a players union in his first public comments Saturday, repeating what he already told his team: "I believe it's in their... More>>

Union says other college teams in play

By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer Players from other universities have expressed interest in forming unions in the wake of the landmark decision last week involving the Northwestern football team, a union... More>>

Florida St faces investigation after Winston case

A federal query into whether Florida State University adequately investigated whether Heisman Trophy-winner Jameis Winston sexually assaulted another student could result in the school losing federal funding, but history... More>>

Harrison twins behind Kentucky's Final Four run

Whether they're setting up game-winning shots or hitting them, Andrew and Aaron Harrison have become the maestros orchestrating Kentucky's unexpected run to the Final Four. More>>

Saints agree to terms with Champ Bailey

Champ Bailey will get to chase a Pro Bowl record and another Super Bowl appearance with the New Orleans Saints. More>>

FINALS WATCH: North Texas changes since 1986

Quite a few things have changed in the North Texas region since the NCAA Final Four was last played there in 1986. More>>

Seahawks lock up coach Pete Carroll with extension

The first major contract extension finalized by the Seattle Seahawks following their Super Bowl title was a commitment to coach Pete Carroll - and to an ideology that finally proved successful at the professional level. More>>

Titans tell Chris Johnson he'll be released today

The CJ2K era is over in Tennessee, just the latest step by the Titans in their franchise makeover. More>>

Report: Seahawks reach extension with Carroll

The Seattle Seahawks have called a news conference for Friday morning amid a report they have reached a contract extension with coach Pete Carroll. More>>

Florida State under investigation by feds

Florida State University is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education for possible Title IX violations in its response to sexual violence complaints. More>>

Fun tournament, cloudy future for NCAA

The tournament that began with the lure of a billion-dollar bracket will end at a billion-dollar stadium outside of Dallas. More>>

Maturing Kaminsky helps Wisconsin to Final Four

Frank Kaminsky took offense to the question: No he is not funnier this year! More>>

Sandy Grossman, acclaimed sports TV director, dies

Sandy Grossman, who directed a record 10 Super Bowl broadcasts and spent more than two decades in the TV truck working with announcers Pat Summerall and John Madden, has died. He was 78. More>>

Ralph Wilson's widow takes team control

Mary Wilson is taking over as the Buffalo Bills' controlling owner after the death last week of her husband, Ralph Wilson. More>>

Fired to feted: Jackson get big deal from Redskins

The contrast couldn't have been greater for DeSean Jackson. More>>

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