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Baylor's Briles out amid sex assault scandal

Baylor University demoted school president Ken Starr and ousted football coach Art Briles on Thursday, issuing a scathing report over the university’s handling of sexual assault complaints against football players. The board of regents at the largest Baptist university in the United States said in a statement that Starr, a ...

May 16, 2016

Hayne leaving NFL to pursue Olympic dream

Former Australian Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne’s NFL experiment is over, as he announced his retirement Sunday from the San Francisco 49ers in order to join the Fiji Rugby Sevens team for the Rio Olympics. “I simply could not pass that chance up,” Hayne ...

May 12, 2016

Bills to retire Hall of Famer Bruce Smith's jersey number

Bruce Smith, a Hall of Fame defensive end for the Buffalo Bills, will have his jersey number retired at the NFL club’s 2016 home opener, the team announced Wednesday. No player has worn Smith’s number, 78, since his final season with Buffalo in 1999 ...

May 12, 2016

Seahawks' Lockette opts to retire six months after neck injury

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette is retiring six months after suffering a serious neck injury in a game at Dallas. The team confirmed the retirement and has scheduled a news conference with Lockette on Thursday. Lockette was knocked out and remained motionless on ...

May 10, 2016

UAB running back Bryant brain dead after shooting

Police in Florida are searching for clues after a Saturday night shooting on Interstate 95 in South Florida that left University of Alabama Birmingham running back Gregory Bryant brain dead and injured a passenger in his car. Police spokeswoman Lori Colombino said in a ...

May 6, 2016

Paterno allegedly told of molest in 1976

A judge said that insurers in litigation with Penn State claim a boy told football coach Joe Paterno in 1976 that he had been molested by Jerry Sandusky, Pennlive.com reported Thursday. The order by Philadelphia Judge Gary Glazer also cited reports by unnamed assistant ...

May 6, 2016

Seahawks put Lynch on retirement list

Marshawn Lynch was placed on the formal retirement list by the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, marking the official end of his NFL career. Lynch, a nine-year veteran, previously announced his intentions to retire after battling injuries last season. The soft-spoken running back hinted at ...

May 6, 2016

Navy secretary supports QB's NFL bid

The Secretary of the Navy hopes to see Keenan Reynolds immediately pursue a career in the NFL. Reynolds was a record-setting quarterback with the Midshipmen before being selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the sixth round of the NFL draft Saturday. There is a ...

May 5, 2016

Seahawks cut five players

The Seattle Seahawks have released five players including former starting center Drew Nowak. Seattle made the roster moves Wednesday ahead of their rookie minicamp this weekend. Along with Nowak, the Seahawks released running back Cameron Marshall, tight end Ronnie Shields, defensive end Josh Shirley ...

May 5, 2016

Manziel booked in domestic violence case

Johnny Manziel has been booked and posted bond in a domestic violence case, one day before the former Cleveland Browns quarterback faces his first court hearing. Manziel attorney Robert Hinton said Wednesday that the 23-year-old quarterback presented himself for booking and a mugshot. Police ...