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Kansas apologizes for risque Snoop Dogg show at basketball kickoff event

Snoop Dogg show included pole dancers and a money gunLate Night at the Phog is annual basketball kickoff eventThe University of Kansas apologized for its risque Late Night at the Phog event in which rapper Snoop Dogg performed, stripper poles were whee…

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‘Game changer’: inside the fight to end exploitation of athletes at US colleges

A California law could reshape college sports by finally allowing students to cash in on a multibillion-dollar industryDonald De La Haye just wanted to make YouTube videos.In 2017, as kicker for the football team at Central Florida University, De La Ha…

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LeBron James celebrates California law allowing college athletes to make money

State’s governor signs law allowing athlete endorsementsCollege sports’ governing body has fought against lawCalifornia has defied US college sports’ governing body, the NCAA, after the state’s governor signed a law on Monday that will let college athl…

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Baptisms at practice: How college football became a Christian empire

Dabo Swinney’s faith has aided in the recruiting that’s made Clemson a college football powerhouse, while drawing the ire of groups that say he runs afoul of the First AmendmentWhen a reporter asked Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney to discuss his faith …

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Will a California bill give players a slice of college sports’ $14bn pie?

California’s governor is on the verge of signing the Fair Pay to Play Act, which promises to end the exploitation of student-athletes by the multibillion-dollar college sports industryThis week LeBron James, Bernie Sanders and countless other heavy hit…

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California passes bill that would allow college players to make money

Student athletes would earn money from endorsementsBill still needs to be approved by California’s governorThe California assembly has passed legislation to let student athletes make money, setting up a confrontation with the college sports’ governing …

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Will Carli Lloyd open the door for the NFL’s first female player?

Women have been kicking in college for years, but the NFL remains a glass ceiling. Could last week’s viral video of the World Cup hero be a tipping point?Carli Lloyd’s well-publicized visit with the Philadelphia Eagles wasn’t her first appearance at an…

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Stephen Curry to resurrect Howard University golf program with donation

Two-time NBA MVP announces seven-figure donation to HBCUHoward to field first Division I golf program in 152-year historyHoward University is bringing back its long-dormant college golf program with an assist from Stephen Curry.The Golden State Warrior…

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Cedric Benson, NFL and Texas running back, dies in motorcycle crash aged 36

Famed Texas running back killed in motorcycle crash in AustinBenson played for Bears, Bengals and Packers during NFL careerFormer NFL and Texas running back Cedric Benson was killed Saturday night in a motorcycle crash in Austin, Texas. He was 36.His f…

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Ohio State University, home of Buckeyes, applies to trademark the word ‘the’

College was originally known as The Ohio State UniversityMove likely to be related to school’s popular football teamOhio State University wants to trademark the word “the” when used as part of the school’s name on university merchandise. The Columbus D…

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Ohio State University, home of Buckeyes, applies to trademark the word ‘the’

College was originally known as The Ohio State UniversityMove likely to be related to school’s popular football teamOhio State University wants to trademark the word “the” when used as part of the school’s name on university merchandise. The Columbus D…

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The Rich Paul Rule is proof the NCAA knows its days are numbered

The NCAA’s reversal on a rule requiring agents for student-athletes to have college degrees is the clearest indication yet this dressed-up cartel is facing an existential crisisThe National Collegiate Athletic Association’s risible Rich Paul Rule is th…

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Filming not watching: is digital distraction changing how we experience live sport? | Barry Glendenning

There is a growing feeling that technology is keeping fans at home, but even those present at live matches seem obsessed with recording their own minimal involvement in the actionAsked recently at a press conference why he thought attendances at Nation…

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‘We were attracted by the aggression’: how rugby rescues lives in America

Cristian Rodriguez found the game in Hawaiian Gardens, California through a programme called Alternatives to Gang Membership. After this weekend’s Collegiate Rugby Championship in Philadelphia, he’ll head home to pay it backCristian Rodriguez grew up i…

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‘We were attracted by the aggression’: how rugby rescues lives in America

Cristian Rodriguez found the game in Hawaiian Gardens, California through a programme called Alternatives to Gang Membership. After this weekend’s Collegiate Rugby Championship in Philadelphia, he’ll head home to pay it backCristian Rodriguez grew up i…

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Was Kawhi Leonard’s buzzer beater the best game killer in US sports history?

After the Toronto Raptors sealed victory over the Philadelphia 76ers at the death, we look at other great deciding moments in sports Kawhi Leonard’s four-bounce buzzer beater on Sunday night will live as one of basketball’s greatest buzzer beaters. Wha…

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‘Superman dive’ at finishing line gives Infinite Tucker dramatic win in 400m hurdles – video

University track star Infinite Tucker clinched victory in the 400m hurdles by performing a ‘Superman dive’ over the finishing line during an athletics meeting in Arkansas.Tucker, who attends Texas A&M, played down his dramatic victory over teammate…

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University of Georgia sprinter seriously injured after being impaled on javelin

Elija Godwin ran into javelin during practice sessionAthlete expected to make full recovery after collapsed lungA University of Georgia sprinter is expected to make a full recovery after he was impaled on a javelin during a practice session on Tuesday….

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Radio host Mike Francesca questions character of Giants pick who was shot

Corey Ballentine’s teammate was killed in Topeka shootingFrancesca appears more concerned about Giants’ reputationProminent sports radio host Mike Francesca appears to have blamed New York Giants draft pick Corey Ballentine for a shooting in which he w…

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Giants draft pick Ballentine injured and college teammate killed in shooting

23-year-old Dwane Simmons killed in Topeka, Kansas shootingWashburn coach pays tribute to well-liked playerCorey Ballentine was selected shortly before friend’s deathThe New York Giants sixth-round draft selection Corey Ballentine has been injured and …