- Opinion: Olympics Show Growth of Women's Sports
by Amy Moritz August 2016
It's been dubbed "The Title IX Olympics" by some thanks to the numbers. For the second time, the United States Summer Olympic delegation contains more female athletes (292) than male athletes (263). Compare that to 1972, the year Title IX was passed by Congress, when only 90 of America's 428 athletes at the Munich Games were women.
- Falcons Waive Rookie Amid Investigation
by D. Orlando Ledbetter August 2016
Torrey Green, an undrafted rookie linebacker from Utah State, was waived by the Falcons on Thursday after the team found out that he was under investigation for rape and possible sexual-assault charges in Utah.
- Top Trends From a Fitness Guru
by Stuart Goldman August 2016
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- AB Reader Perspective: How do you maintain balance between your personal and professional lives?
by AB Staff August 2016
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- Opinion: Overzealous Parents Ruin Fun of Youth Sports
by Tom Purcell August 2016
My father believed that the purpose of sports — especially sports for children — was for kids to have fun and to learn basic lessons about life. Winning in life is important, he believed. But there are more important things, such as fairness, honesty and integrity.
- Choice to Forego College Can Yield Disparate Results
by Bruce Pascoe August 2016
When Southern California playmaker Brandon Jennings opted out of his Arizona letter-of-intent to play professionally in Italy in 2008, he was heralded as a trailblazer in some circles. He was the first U.S. prep star to circumvent an NBA rule that disallows players from entering the league straight out of high school starting by playing professionally elsewhere for a year. And he was rewarded handsomely for it: Jennings signed a $1.2 million contract with Lottomatica Virtus Roma and a $2 million endorsement deal with Under Armour, all just a year out of high school. More players were expected to follow. Maybe even a flood.
- Josh Gordon Reinstated by NFL
by Spokesman Review July 2016
Josh Gordon's curious and complicated career has taken a new turn. He's getting yet another chance. The talented but troubled wide receiver has been reinstated on a conditional basis by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who met face to face with Gordon last week and said he believes the 25-year-old can "make the right choices" going forward. Gordon has been banned since February 2015 for multiple violations of the league's drug policies. He will be suspended for the first four games of the 2016-17 season, but he's allowed to join the team in its upcoming training camp and can participate in meetings and conditioning work. The league said once Gordon meets clinical requirements, he can take part in preseason activities, including practices and games.
- NFL Clears Manning in HGH Investigation
by Dayton Daily News July 2016
Former QB Peyton Manning and his wife were cleared by the NFL in a probe of human growth hormones and other illegal substances.
- Crash Kills Nebraska, Ex-Michigan State Kickers
by A.J. Perez July 2016
University of Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler were killed in a single-car traffic accident Saturday. Foltz, 22, and Sadler, 24, were traveling back from a football camp near Waukesha, Wis., the University of Nebraska confirmed in a news release. Sadler, who was driving, and Foltz were pronounced dead at the scene. LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye, 21, who was a passenger in the back seat, was taken to Waukesha Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Waukesha County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Jennifer Wallschlaeger told USA TODAY Sports. Delahoussaye was released from the hospital and was at home, LSU confirmed in a statement.
- Despite Fines, WNBA Players Committed to Activism
by Sal Cacciatore July 2016
The WNBA has fined the Liberty, Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever and their players for wearing black warm-up shirts in the wake of recent shootings by and against police officers. All three teams were fined $5,000, and each player was fined $500.