BEIJING (AP) — This was going to hurt. No way around it for Ashton Eaton.
To get where the American decathlete wanted to go, he had to endure just a little more pain, dig just a little deeper. So Eaton gritted his teeth and charged ahead, grimacing as he stepped over a low railing and into the stands to wrap his exhausted arms around his wife.
That was about all the strength he had left. Setting a world record takes that much out of you....
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh junior James Conner shed some weight in the offseason in hopes of shedding more tacklers this fall.
Conner was the ACC Player of the Year in 2014, running for 1,765 yards and accounting for a school-record 26 touchdowns. Still, he dropped 10 to 15 pounds off his 6-foot-2 frame to give him a little more speed once he reaches the secondary.
The Panthers will rely heavily on Conner under first-year coach Pat Narduzzi. New...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A surge in students from China has prompted the University of Illinois to add Chinese-language broadcasts of its football games this season.
The (Champaign) News-Gazette (bit.ly/1JodfPl ) reports that the broadcasts will begin Friday when the Illini open their season at home against Kent State and will be available online as well as through a mobile app.
The university has more than 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Andre Branch will miss "significant time" early in the season after spraining a ligament in his left knee.
The Jaguars made the announcement Saturday, one day after Branch injured his knee in a preseason game against Detroit. Branch sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee early in the game, when teammate Aaron Colvin landed on him.