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Football's future? QBs training with virtual reality

OXFORD, Miss. - Mississippi quarterback Ryan Buchanan straps on a headset that covers his eyes, and instantly, he sees a scene that looks like a video game, all set from his perspective.

August 17, 2015 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports

Ruling to allow college athletes to unionize is thrown out

CHICAGO (AP) - The National Labor Relations Board on Monday blocked a historic bid by Northwestern University football players to form the nation's first college athletes' union, dealing a blow to a labor movement that could have transformed amateur sports.

August 17, 2015 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press | Sports

Thompson happy with Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn linebackers coach Lance Thompson is still chummy with some of his former colleagues at rival Alabama. He also speaks highly of his old boss, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban, he just hasn't spoken to him.

August 15, 2015 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports

Arrival of Jason Day: Aussie fulfills potential with a major

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - In his eighth year on the PGA Tour, Jason Day reached a major pinnacle of his career by winning the PGA Championship.

August 14, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

A 63, a Spieth rally and a storm delay at PGA Championship

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - The second round of the PGA Championship offered a little bit of everything Friday.

August 14, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Johnson jumps out in front

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - Rory McIlroy was nervous about his game. Jordan Spieth was frustrated with his putting.

August 13, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

NFL on the hot seat in Brady trial

NEW YORK - A federal judge put the NFL on the defensive over its four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday, demanding to know what evidence directly links Brady to deflating footballs and belittling the drama of the controversy.

August 12, 2015 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press | Sports

SEC trying to reclaim football supremacy after title drought

The Southeastern Conference is the unquestioned king of college football leagues.

August 10, 2015 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports

It's a sand trap! Watch out for Whistling's bunkers at PGA

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - Perhaps the shiftiest sand trap in recent major history is now covered up by a hospitality area.

August 10, 2015 | By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer | Sports

Furyk builds big lead at Bridgestone

AKRON, Ohio - Jim Furyk is two rounds away from erasing a couple of bad memories at Firestone.

August 07, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

NFL experimenting further with sideline tablets

NEW YORK - Coaches, players and game officials will be allowed to examine video on the sideline during preseason games. There's strong thought they will be able to do so in the regular season by 2016.

August 07, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports

PDL will bode well in Statesboro

Thursday's announcement that a Premier Development League will be setting up shop in Statesboro next spring was exciting, to say the least. Statesboro is officially adding to its already-stellar reputation as a sports town and is getting a bit closer to the professional ranks as well.

August 06, 2015 | MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Rio Olympics just one year away

RIO DE JANEIRO - Exactly one year ahead of the start of Rio de Janeiro's Olympics, Mayor Eduardo Paes said on Wednesday that all the venues are running on schedule and will be delivered in time for next year's games - a feat he compared to a "miracle."

August 05, 2015 | By JENNY BARCHFIELD AP Sports Writer | Sports

SEC spares no expense in hiring 14 new coordinators

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama coach Nick Saban and his staff always devote some offseason time to studying new offensive and defensive coordinators, just perhaps not quite this much.

August 03, 2015 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports

What's going on with American Pharoah after Haskell win

OCEANPORT, N.J. - When the music played about 10 minutes before the start of the Haskell Invitational, there was no way American Pharoah could lose.

August 03, 2015 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports

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DraftKings open to regulation as it works to regain trust

LAS VEGAS (AP) - As daily fantasy sports operators FanDuel and DraftKings hustle to prove they can be trusted by thousands of users each week, cheating ...

October 07, 2015 | By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL Associated Press | Sports

Blatter awaiting fate after ethics committee investigation

LONDON (AP) - Sepp Blatter could be facing a 90-day suspension.

October 07, 2015 | SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer | Sports

Georgia Southern rips La.-Monroe, 51-31

MONROE, La. - Matt Breida ran for two touchdowns, and Ken Butler Jr. returned a blocked punt 45 yards for a touchdown to lead Georgia Southern ...

October 04, 2015 | Associated Press | Sports

Arizona Bowl to debut in Tucson this December

TUCSON, Ariz. - A new bowl game is coming to Arizona Stadium this December.

October 02, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports

Jordan Spieth wins PGA Tour player of the year

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Jordan Spieth was voted PGA Tour player of the year Friday, giving him a sweep of all the significant awards.

October 02, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Court strikes down possible payments to college athletes

A federal appeals court struck down a plan to pay college football and basketball players in a ruling that NCAA leaders believe supports their contention ...

September 30, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports

Hawks bulk up before season

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Even while emerging as one of the NBA's best teams, the Atlanta Hawkshad a very glaring weakness.

September 30, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Sefolosha returns to Hawks, hoping to move on after arrest

ATHENS, Ga. - Thabo Sefolosha stood along the baseline, a basketball under his right arm as he watched a drill on the first day of training ...

September 29, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Brown suspended, SMU ineligible for postseason

DALLAS - The NCAA banned the SMU men's basketball team from postseason play Tuesday and suspended veteran coach Larry Brown for nine games after concluding ...

September 29, 2015 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports

FIFA vice president banned for life

ZURICH - Four years after stepping down in disgrace, former FIFA vice president JackWarner was banned from soccer for life on Tuesday, accused of repeated acts ...

September 29, 2015 | By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports

Georgia Southern beats Idaho, 44-20

MOSCOW, Idaho - Matt Breida ran for 179 yards and two touchdowns as Georgia Southern beat Idaho 44-20 in Sun Belt Conference play on Saturday night.

September 27, 2015 | Associated Press | Sports

Swiss police open criminal case against FIFA head Blatter

ZURICH - FIFA President Sepp Blatter was placed under criminal investigation by Swiss authorities on Friday as a probe into soccer corruption reached the highest levels ...

September 26, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports

Stenson feeling right at home at East Lake

ATLANTA (AP) - Just getting to East Lake is the challenge for Henrik Stenson. Playing the golf course appears to be the easy part.

September 24, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Yankee great Yogi Berra dies at 90

NEW YORK - The lovable legend of Yogi Berra, that ain't ever gonna be over.

September 23, 2015 | By MIKE STEWART Associated Press | Sports

Outdoor Life: Trail cameras - the ultimate tool

Trail cameras as a tool for scouting the land you hunt on has been around for a pretty good while but the thrill of checking ...

September 22, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports

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