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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2020, file photo, cardboard cutouts of fans sit in the south stands before an NCAA college football game between Penn State and Ohio State in State College, Pa. In 2021, college football will attempt to return to normal after a season roiled by the pandemic while also adapting to a new paradigm in which the athletes have more power than ever before. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger, File)
January 08, 2021 - 3:18 pm
College football will attempt to return to normal in 2021 after a season roiled by the pandemic while also adapting to a new paradigm in which the athletes have more power than ever before. A COVID-19 vaccine brings hope for a season with full schedules, fewer disruptions and more fans in the...
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FILE - Then-Democratic presidential candidate Corey booker speaks during the National Urban League Conference in Indianapolis, in this Thursday, July 25, 2019, file photo. A bill being introduced Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, by four Democratic lawmakers would grant college athletes sweeping rights to compensation, including a share of the revenue generated by their sports, and create a federal commission on college athletics. The College Athletes Bill of Rights is sponsored by U.S. Senators Corey Booker (D-N.J.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.). If passed it could wreak havoc with the NCAA's ability to govern intercollegiate athletics, and the association's model for amateurism.(AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
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December 17, 2020 - 6:59 pm
A bill introduced Thursday by four Democratic lawmakers would grant college athletes sweeping rights to compensation, including a share of the revenue generated by their sports, and create a federal commission to oversee college athletics. The College Athletes Bill of Rights is sponsored by Sens...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2020 photo, The Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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December 16, 2020 - 12:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in more than three decades, the Supreme Court will hear a case involving the NCAA and what it means to be a college athlete. The high court on Wednesday agreed to review a court decision in an antitrust lawsuit the NCAA has said blurred “the line between student...
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FILE - Bubba Wallace walks away from his damaged car, next to a NASCAR Safety Team member, during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Wallace has been named the Comcast Community Champion of the Year. The industry award honors NASCAR members for philanthropic efforts. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez, File)
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November 06, 2020 - 1:41 pm
Bubba Wallace's “knees were trembling” when he cast his ballot in his first presidential election. NASCAR’s only Black full-time driver didn't watch the news before this summer, one of national unrest over politics and racial justice. He tuned in and quickly became an unwitting national activist...
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October 24, 2020 - 1:46 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson needed funding for his move to IndyCar so the seven-time NASCAR champion transitioned into a salesman for the first time. He'll continue selling all next year as representative for the online auto retailer Carvana. Johnson and Chip Ganassi Racing on...
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Bulgaria's Georgi Yomov, right, falls after a tackle by Hungary's Willi Orban during the Euro 2020 playoff semifinal soccer match between Bulgaria and Hungary at the Vasil Levski stadium in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Thursday Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Desislava Komarova)
October 20, 2020 - 4:14 pm
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA signed a third Chinese sponsor for soccer’s next European Championship on Tuesday. Phone manufacturer Vivo agreed a two-tournament deal to add to its existing sponsorship with FIFA for two World Cups through 2022. China now provides three of UEFA’s 10 top-tier sponsors...
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Chase Briscoe celebrates in victory lane following a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
October 20, 2020 - 3:54 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chase Briscoe earned job security for the first time in his career with a well-deserved promotion to the Cup Series to cap a season that has so far been storybook. Briscoe on Tuesday was named the replacement for Clint Bowyer in the No. 14 Ford at Stewart-Haas Racing, the...
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October 16, 2020 - 8:40 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer team Santos has suspended a newly-signed contract with international star Robinho after a sponsor made reference to the player's past sexual assault case and cut its ties with the club. “Santos and Robinho have by mutual agreement resolved to suspend the contract...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, Wisconsin running back Garrett Groshek (37) heads to the end zone with a 42-yard touchdown against Western Kentucky during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Madison, Wis. Groshek ran for 194 yards on 42 carries and caught 29 passes for 289 yards last season. (AP Photo/Andy Manis, File)
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October 14, 2020 - 7:00 pm
A set of proposals to permit NCAA athletes to earn money from endorsements and sponsorships deals will go up for vote in January, the last step for the association to change its rules but not the last word on how name, image and likeness compensation will work. One year after the NCAA's Board of...
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In this photo provided by the NHRA, Doug Kalitta does a burnout in Top Fuel at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals drag races at World Wide Technology Raceway on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Madison, Ill. Kalitta won for the fourth time at the St. Louis-area track, beating Steve Torrence in the final round with a 3.690-second run at 322.58 mph. (Marc Gewertz/NHRA via AP)
October 08, 2020 - 4:04 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Marcus Lemonis first learned the NHRA drag racing series had abruptly lost its title sponsor via Twitter and used the same social media platform to alert the league he was interested in helping. Lemonis tweeted on Sept. 22 to NHRA that Camping World isn't “scared of our...
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