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The attorney representing retired NFL players alleges the players’ union stonewalled his clients when confronted with questions whether their Social Security disability payments would be affected before the labor agreement with the league was narrowly ratified last month.Ben Meiselas told …
Donna Houston knew her husband’s mind was deteriorating when the college football Hall of Famer and Cleveland Browns All-Pro known as “Mr. Dependable” struggled to manage his money.A two-way player who won titles in high school, college and the pros, Jim Houston had easily …
NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper and New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz are the latest baseball players to make donations to coronavirus relief efforts.Harper and his wife, Kayla, are giving $500,000 to Direct Relief and Three Square in his hometown of Las Vegas …
NEW YORK (AP) — About 370 players who were at big league spring training with minor league contracts will get advance payments of up to $50,000 each from the Major League Baseball Players Association.The money approved Friday by the union’s executive board will be in addition to $400 …
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Shelby Harris is counting his blessings and not his lost millions.“I’m just happy to have a job. There are millions of Americans who have lost their jobs because of this,” the sixth-year defensive tackle said of the coronavirus pandemic during a …
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:The U.S. Tennis Association says its best not to play the sport right now because of the coronavirus pandemic.In a posting on its website on Friday, the USTA called it “in the best interest of society to take a …
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by fantasy sports contestants who claimed they were damaged by sign stealing in Major League Baseball.Five men had sued MLB, MLB Advanced Media, the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox in federal court in Manhattan, claiming fraud, …
MIAMI (AP) — The CONCACAF Nations League semifinals and final in June were called off on Friday, a decision that leaves the U.S. men to play their fewest matches in a year since 2007.The U.S. had been scheduled to play Honduras on June 4 in Houston, with Mexico meeting Costa Rica in the …
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Robert Wickens never gave up on his dreams.When his Formula One hopes fizzled, Wickens worked his way back through the ranks to compete in the IndyCar Series. When doctors told him he might not walk again following a horrific crash at Pocono in August 2018, he set out to …
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State’s NCAA case involving recruiting violations tied to former Wolfpack one-and-done star Dennis Smith Jr. has been recommended to go through an independent investigation process created for complex cases.In a statement Friday, athletics …
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo is spending much of his time during the coronavirus-imposed hiatus working out, helping care for his newborn son and playing occasional video games.What the reigning MVP isn’t doing very often is shooting baskets since the NBA has closed team …
NEW YORK (AP) — Connor McGovern's tireless work ethic was born from football and potatoes.The big, Midwest-bred New York Jets offensive lineman spent his childhood playing on the ballfields of Fargo, North Dakota, and helping out on the potato-filled farms owned by his family. “The …
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed free agent backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert to a one-year contract.The 10th-year veteran spent all of last season on injured reserve after hurting his shoulder during the preseason.Gabbert signed with the Bucs last year after …
ATLANTA (AP) — Dayton forward Obi Toppin has been awarded the Naismith Trophy as college basketball's most outstanding player.Toppin was named the Naismith Trophy winner on Friday, adding to an award collection that includes national player of the year by The Associated Press.Toppin had a …
ATLANTA (AP) — It would’ve been a magnificent weekend. Hoops. Music. A confetti shower at the end.A real celebration of basketball.Heck, the persnickety spring weather in Atlanta even turned gorgeous Friday, as if it didn't get the memo that there won't be tens of thousands of …
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA season will not start on time next month because of the coronavirus pandemic, and when it begins is unclear.The league announced Friday it will delay the season for an indefinite period. Training camps were to open on April 26 and the regular season on May 15.WNBA …
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Wide receiver Travis Benjamin and offensive lineman Tom Compton have signed one-year deals with the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers.Benjamin is a ninth-year pro who has caught 19 touchdown passes and returned four punts for scores in his eight NFL seasons in …
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Derek Wolfe figured he missed yet another chance to join the Baltimore Ravens when the team reached agreement last month on a three-year contract with free agent defensive lineman Michael Brockers.After Baltimore's deal with Brockers fell through, Wolfe immediately …
The Chicago Bears declared the quarterback competition between Mitchell Trubisky and newcomer Nick Foles an open one on Friday.General manager Ryan Pace made that clear during a conference call, saying both players are “embracing” the battle that will play out whenever offseason …
Days after the NFL revealed its hopes of conducting a normal regular season and playoffs, its chief medical officer warns that nothing is a certainty during the coronavirus pandemic.Dr. Allen Sills, a neurosurgeon who has been with the NFL since 2017, says he and other league and team medical …

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