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Brewers’ Yelich won’t need surgery, likely done for season

MIAMI (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich won’t need surgery on his broken right kneecap, but the team says it’s unlikely he’ll return this season. Brewers general manager David Stearns says Yelich’s recovery is expected to take eight to 10 weeks. Yelich was back in Milwaukee for tests on Wednesday, a day after the […]

Illini’s Betiku could be Big Ten’s next defensive line star

The pool of elite Big Ten defensive linemen looks to be getting deeper. The play up front traditionally is strong across the conference, and a sampling of 2020 NFL mock drafts shows as many as four Big Ten defensive linemen listed as first-round picks. Now comes Illinois defensive end Oluwole Betiku Jr., who has burst […]

Kirk Cousins was an old-school quarterback in Vikings opener

Kirk Cousins went back to his Pop Warner days. Cousins only threw 10 passes in Minnesota’s 28-12 win over Atlanta in Week 1. He completed eight for 98 yards and one touchdown as the Vikings dominated the game on the ground. It was only the third time this decade a team attempted 10 or fewer […]

Analysis: Change on tap whether NCAA goes along or not

Chalk one up for the “student athletes.” California is on the verge of striking a mortal blow to the system that’s been sponging free labor off its “student athletes” for decades. The state is en route to approving a law that gives players a chance to make some money for playing games that entertain the […]

UPDATE: Brewers star Yelich breaks kneecap on foul, out for season

MIAMI (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich has broken his kneecap on a foul ball and will miss the rest of the season. The NL MVP fouled a ball off his right leg Tuesday night in the first inning against Miami. He was on the ground for several minutes before limping off the field. […]

Tick, tock: OBJ plans to keep wearing lavish ⁠— $200,000 ⁠—watch in games

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Watch it: Odell Beckham Jr.’s taking a stand against the NFL on his lavish wrist wear. Beckham said Tuesday that he intends to keep wearing the expensive watch he had on during Sunday’s season opener against the Tennessee Titans. The showy wide receiver believes the league has made an issue out […]

Antonio Brown accused of rape by former trainer

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has been accused of rape by a former trainer. Britney Taylor says Brown sexually assaulted her on three occasions, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Southern District of Florida. Brown has denied the allegations. Darren Heitner, a lawyer representing Brown, told The Associated Press his client […]

NFL At 100: Jets-Browns squared off in MNF’s debut in 1970

It was the prime-time football game that kicked off decades of must-see TV. Broadway Joe and the New York Jets traveled to Cleveland to take on Leroy Kelly and the Browns in the 1970 season opener, with excited viewers around the United States glued to their sets — along with a club-record 85,763 at Municipal […]

Brewers shortstop bolts from game for twins’ birth

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee shortstop Orlando Arcia may have abruptly checked out in the third inning of the Brewers’ series finale against the Chicago Cubs, but he still managed to turn a double play. Arcia arrived at the hospital Sunday just in time to see the birth of his twin daughters. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Brewers […]

California closer to letting college athletes make money

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly has passed legislation to let college athletes make money, setting up a confrontation with the NCAA that could jeopardize the athletic futures of programs at USC, UCLA and Stanford. The bill would let college athletes hire agents and be paid for the use of their name, image or […]

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