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In this Feb. 13, 2019 photo, JoAnne Atkins-Ingram drapes her son's old Neptune High School football jersey over her shoulder in her attorney's office in Avon-by-the-Sea, N.J. Her 19-year-old son, Braeden Bradforth, died in August 2018 about an hour and a half after football practice at Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kan. New Jersey's U.S. House delegation is seeking an independent investigation into Bradforth's death. (Doug Hood/The Asbury Park Press via AP)
May 03, 2019 - 2:05 pm
GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas community college released a summary of its internal review into the heatstroke death last year of a football player who collapsed after the first day of practice, saying the coach reported that players were provided with water. But some Garden City Community...
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May 03, 2019 - 1:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal prosecutor says a defendant accused of bribing college basketball coaches lied on the witness stand at his New York City trial. Former business manager Christian Dawkins testified earlier this week as the only defense witness. He denied ever bribing coaches at major...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2019 file photo, Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, clenches his fist after scoring a point against Gael Monfils, of Franc,e in the men's singles final of the ABN AMRO world tennis tournament at Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Three-time Grand Slam champion Wawrinka says there has been a “worrying decline in moral standards” in tennis as “politics have overshadowed the action on the courts.” In a letter published Friday, May 3 in The Times of London, Wawrinka discusses the case of Justin Gimelstob, the ex-player, coach and TV commentator who resigned this week from the ATP board of directors after pleading no contest to misdemeanor assault for attacking a former friend. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
May 03, 2019 - 8:35 am
Tennis is in turmoil as the French Open approaches. As three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka put it: "Politics have overshadowed the action on the courts." In a letter published Friday in The Times of London, Wawrinka decried his sport's "worrying decline in moral standards" and outlined several...
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May 03, 2019 - 6:05 am
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Former Washington Redskins defensive back Curtis Jordan has been found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend at her Virginia Beach home. The Virginian-Pilot reports Jordan was convicted Thursday of unlawful wounding in the 2015 assault on Jamie Alexandra Dale. He's set...
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May 02, 2019 - 7:24 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers say linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul has been released from the hospital after a single-car crash in South Florida. In a statement, Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht said the crash occurred Thursday morning. The two-time Pro Bowler was not...
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May 02, 2019 - 2:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets All-Star D'Angelo Russell was detained at LaGuardia Airport after a small amount of marijuana was found in his luggage by TSA personnel. A spokeswoman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Russell was issued a summons for possession of less than 50...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, Christian Dawkins arrives at federal court in New York. A jury began deliberating on Monday, May 6, 2019, at the trial of Dawkins, a business manager, and youth basketball coach Merl Code, both accused of secretly bribing assistant college basketball coaches. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 02, 2019 - 11:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A former aspiring business manager for NBA players continues to insist he never bribed college basketball coaches to help him get future clients. Christian Dawkins was cross-examined Thursday as the last witness at a college hoops corruption trial. Prosecutor Robert Boone confronted...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, Christian Dawkins arrives at federal court in New York. A jury began deliberating on Monday, May 6, 2019, at the trial of Dawkins, a business manager, and youth basketball coach Merl Code, both accused of secretly bribing assistant college basketball coaches. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 01, 2019 - 2:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former aspiring business manager for NBA players took the witness stand at a college basketball bribery trial Wednesday to deny charges that he paid off coaches at major programs to get their help in landing clients with potential for lucrative pro contracts. "I never paid a coach...
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the Dallas County Sheriff's Office former shows former Texas A&M football player Thomas Johnson. Johnson, accused of hacking a Dallas jogger to death with a machete in 2015, has been convicted of murder. A Dallas County jury swiftly returned a guilty verdict Tuesday in Johnson's trial in the killing of David Stevens after the former wide receiver's legal defense declined to call a single witness. (Dallas County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
May 01, 2019 - 10:48 am
DALLAS (AP) — A former Texas A&M football player has been sentenced to life in prison for the slaying of a Dallas jogger who was hacked to death with a machete in 2015. A Dallas County jury found Thomas Johnson guilty of murder Tuesday for the seemingly random killing of David Stevens and...
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May 01, 2019 - 5:58 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Hundreds gathered in Kansas to remember a Washburn University football player who was killed in a shooting that also wounded a friend who had been drafted hours earlier by the New York Giants. The Kansas City Star reports that coach Craig Schurig said at Tuesday's vigil for 23-...
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