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Sports study: High school athletes not being fully protected

NEW YORK — A high school sports study conducted by the Korey Stringer Institute shows that many individual states are not fully implementing key safety guidelines to protect athletes from potentially life-threatening conditions, including heat stroke. More than 7.8 million high school students participate in sanctioned sports annually. KSI announced the results Tuesday at a […]

ESPN, facing headwinds, might still reverse its slide

NEW YORK — Two years ago, Disney CEO Bob Iger acknowledged that ESPN, long a major profit center for Disney, was shedding subscribers. On Tuesday, Disney announced a plan intended to start bolstering ESPN’s fortunes. For starters, the sports service will now launch a streaming sports service in early 2018, Disney said. The service, to […]

Bucks G-League team, Wisconsin Herd, names first head coach

OSHKOSH, Wis. — The Wisconsin Herd has named Jordan Brady as the team’s first head coach. The Herd is the NBA G League affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks. The Oshkosh-based team announced Brady’s hiring Monday. Herd general manager Dave Dean says Brady “has the right experience and tools to develop young talent and build the […]

Home run king Bonds says he wishes he’d played 1 more year

SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Bonds so badly wanted to play one final season. On the 10th anniversary of breaking baseball’s all-time home run mark, Bonds told The Associated Press on Monday night he believes he would have reached 800 homers or come very close. Bonds said it “stung” to walk away from a decorated 22-year […]

Vikings RB Latavius Murray activated from PUP list

MANKATO, Minn. — Latavius Murray was finally on the practice field in purple. Riley Reiff was back to work, too. And with that, two of the Minnesota Vikings’ most important offseason additions started to come back from concerning injuries.  Murray was activated from the physically unable to perform list on Monday and practiced with the […]

Kicker Mason Crosby, Packers look to get leg up on FGs

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Hitting field goals in the NFL comes down to more than just making a strong, accurate kick. The snap must be on target, while the holder has to make a clean catch and set up the ball at the correct angle. All this must be done in a matter of seconds. […]

Column: Kaepernick unemployed, but at least Cutler has a job

Jay Cutler has a job playing quarterback. Colin Kaepernick doesn’t. Gotta hand it to the bigwigs who run the NFL: When they blackball a guy for taking a courageous stand against social injustice by doing nothing more than kneeling, they go all in. In the latest development in the league’s efforts to make it clear […]

Milwaukee Bucks look for artwork to fill new arena

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks’ new arena will showcase the work of Wisconsin artists or those with ties to the state. The Bucks are planning to install more than 800 pieces of art around the 30-acre campus before it opens next year, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Bucks President Peter Feigin said the team plans […]

Jay Cutler agrees to terms with Dolphins

DAVIE, Fla. — Jay Cutler has decided to postpone retirement for the chance to be Ryan Tannehill’s replacement. Cutler agreed to terms Sunday on a contract with the Miami Dolphins, a person familiar with the situation said. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Dolphins weren’t expected […]

Rookies, Packers newcomers get Lambeau preview under lights

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Outside of the Packers, few other NFL teams might be able to crowd more than 63,000 fans into a stadium to watch an NFL preseason practice. Green Bay fans take advantage of any opportunity to watch their team at Lambeau Field. Rookies and other newcomers to Titletown got their first chance […]

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