Loosen Up: NFL to allow some flair in celebrations

by Associated Press on May 23, 2017 at 12:51 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — The NFL wants to put some flair back into celebrations, allowing players to use the football as a prop,celebrate as a group and roll around on the ground again if they choose. In an e-mail from Commissioner Roger Goodell sent to fans in an effort to deliver “a more exciting game experience,”… Continue Reading

Police: Student killed by hammer throw didn’t pay attention

by Associated Press on May 23, 2017 at 12:50 pm

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — Police say a suburban Chicago college student was not paying attention when he was struck and killed by a hammer thrown at a track and field meet last month. The Chicago Tribune ( ) reports that Wheaton Police Detective Andrew Unlir says Ethan Roser was watching two other volunteers playing with… Continue Reading

Sun Belt announces divisions for 2018 football season

by Associated Press on May 23, 2017 at 12:49 pm

POINT CLEAR, Ala. (AP) — The Sun Belt Conference will split into two five-team divisions, broken up simply by east and west, starting in 2018. The conference announced its divisions Tuesday after the end of its spring meetings. The East Division will include Appalachian State, Georgia Southern, Coastal Carolina, Georgia State and Troy. The West… Continue Reading

Kansas’ Jackson diversion requires apology, anger classes

by Associated Press on May 23, 2017 at 10:44 am

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson must undergo anger management classes and apologize as part of a diversion agreement arising from a confrontation with a Kansas women’s basketball player. Jackson was charged with a misdemeanor count of criminal property damage after a December argument with McKenzie Calvert outside a Lawrence bar…. Continue Reading

Injured Bouchard withdraws from Nuremberg Cup

by Associated Press on May 23, 2017 at 10:01 am

NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Eugenie Bouchard has withdrawn from the Nuremberg Cup tennis tournament with a right ankle injury. The 2014 champion informed tournament director Sandra Reichel of her decision late Monday, when an MRT scan showed she had torn a ligament in training the previous week. The injury put the Canadian’s participation in the… Continue Reading

Putin-backed commission launches Russian anti-doping plan

by Associated Press on May 23, 2017 at 8:35 am

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian anti-doping commission set up by President Vladimir Putin has called for new measures to claw back prize money from drug cheats and to restore trust in Russian athletes. The commission, headed by 82-year-old former International Olympic Committee member Vitaly Smirnov, denies the Russian government played any role in covering up… Continue Reading

Tuesday’s Time Schedule

by Associated Press on May 23, 2017 at 8:24 am

All Times EDT BASEBALL Kansas City at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Minnesota at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Seattle at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Colorado at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. San Francisco at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m. Cleveland at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Texas at Boston, 7:10 p.m. San Diego at N.Y. Mets,… Continue Reading

Harry Kewell appointed coach at 4th-division club Crawley

by Associated Press on May 23, 2017 at 7:54 am

CRAWLEY, England (AP) — Former Australia international Harry Kewell has been appointed coach of English fourth-division club Crawley Town. Crawley director of football Selim Gaygusuz says “during his interview, Harry showed us great passion. That’s needed to make this team move onwards.” It is the 38-year-old Kewell’s first senior coaching position. He left his role… Continue Reading

Ex-Barcelona president Rosell held in money laundering probe

by Associated Press on May 23, 2017 at 7:12 am

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell and his wife have been detained in a probe over his businesses in Brazil. The detentions early Tuesday are part of a money laundering investigation related to buying television rights for past matches of Brazil’s national team. Three other people have been detained, but… Continue Reading