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FILE - In this April 27, 2017, file photo, fans cheer after Texas A&M's Myles Garrett was selected with the number one overall pick by the Cleveland Browns during the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, in Philadelphia. Cleveland’s recent success in hosting major events has the Browns hopeful they will be awarded an upcoming NFL draft. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 25, 2018 - 6:35 pm
NBA great Ray Allen tells the "AP Sports Weekly" podcast that the players who step up to take the big shots in the playoffs do so because they refuse to be overwhelmed by the moment. Allen propelled Miami to an NBA title in 2013 with a 3-pointer in Game 6 of the Finals against San Antonio that is...
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NFL Draft prospect UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen talks with the media after a Play Football Clinic Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. The 2018 NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 26, 2018, at AT&T Stadium. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 25, 2018 - 5:39 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Anyone who thinks the draft pundits and even some team general managers have no clue what will happen in Thursday's opening round of the draft should talk to the guys likely to get selected early. You won't get much clarity. You will get the same shrugs, the same "it's not...
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April 25, 2018 - 5:39 pm
AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Jordan Spieth suspects he could be on the cusp of a banner year. That's why he's trying to strike the right balance of fun and focus when he teams up with good friend Ryan Palmer in New Orleans this weekend for the Zurich Classic. Spieth said he might see some music,...
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a news conference at the NCAA headquarters, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Indianapolis. The Commission on College Basketball led by Rice, released a detailed 60-page report Wednesday, seven months after the NCAA formed the group to respond to a federal corruption investigation that rocked college basketball. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
April 25, 2018 - 4:34 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on recommendations by the Commission on College Basketball to the NCAA (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says the National Association of Basketball Coaches has scheduled a conference call for Thursday so coaches can discuss the basketball's...
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a news conference at the NCAA headquarters, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Indianapolis. The Commission on College Basketball led by Rice, released a detailed 60-page report Wednesday, seven months after the NCAA formed the group to respond to a federal corruption investigation that rocked college basketball. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
April 25, 2018 - 3:16 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Commission on College Basketball sharply directed the NCAA to take control of the sport, calling for sweeping reforms to separate pro and college tracks, permit players to return to school after going undrafted by the NBA and ban cheating coaches for life. The independent...
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a news conference at the NCAA headquarters, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Indianapolis. The Commission on College Basketball led by Rice, released a detailed 60-page report Wednesday, seven months after the NCAA formed the group to respond to a federal corruption investigation that rocked college basketball. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
April 25, 2018 - 12:14 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Commission on College Basketball danced around whether college athletes should be able to cash in on their names, images and likenesses, but Condoleezza Rice's remarks to the NCAA suggested she thinks it is good idea. "We don't believe that the NCAA can legislate in this...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick stands on the sidelines before an NFL football game between the Falcons and the New Orleans Saints in Atlanta. Vick’s second try for a football championship in Atlanta will come as a coach. Atlanta was announced on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, as the choice to join Orlando as franchises in the new Alliance of American Football that will begin play next February.The Atlanta Alliance has hired former NFL coach Brad Childress as its head coach. Vick, the former Falcons quarterback, will serve as Childress’ offensive coordinator.(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
April 25, 2018 - 12:14 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Michael Vick's second try for a football championship in Atlanta will come as a coach. Atlanta was announced on Wednesday as the choice to join Orlando as franchises in the new Alliance of American Football that will begin play next February. The Atlanta Alliance has hired former NFL...
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Lawyer Adam Lewis speaking to the media during a press conference at he launch of the Independent Review of Integrity in Tennis interim report in London, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Lewis is one of three members of the panel along with Beth Wilkinson and Marc Henzelin. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
April 25, 2018 - 12:09 pm
An independent review of corruption in tennis found that the sport "faces a serious integrity problem" at its lower levels — a "tsunami," according to one person interviewed — but did not determine there are widespread problems at ATP, WTA and Grand Slam tournaments. The report released Wednesday...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2010, file photo, basketballs are seen before Northern Iowa's NCAA college basketball practice, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. College basketball spent an entire season operating amid a federal corruption investigation that magnified long-simmering problems within the sport, from unethical agent conduct to concerns over the "one-and-done" model. Now it’s time to hear new ideas on how to fix them. On Wednesday morning, April 25, 2018, the commission headed by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will present its proposed reforms to university presidents of the NCAA Board of Governors and the Division I Board of Directors at the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. And that starts what could be a complicated process in getting changes adopted and implemented in time for next season. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
April 25, 2018 - 9:58 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With agent conduct part of the federal corruption investigation into college basketball, the commission charged with finding reforms wants the NCAA to actively monitor agents and provide regulated ways for them to advise athletes on their professional prospects. The Commission...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2017, file photo, top draft prospects gather for a group photo before the NBA basketball draft in New York. The commission proposing reforms to college basketball wants 18-year-olds to be eligible again for the NBA draft, and the NBA Players Association would make that deal today. Change will take longer than that. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver senses the league’s age limit isn’t working. Requiring U.S. players to be 19 years old and one year removed from high school has sent many of them to a year of college they don’t want, and delayed the full-time basketball instruction pro teams prefer. But whether the league would agree to allow players to come straight from high school again, or want them to wait two years before becoming draft eligible, has been a sticking point practically since the age limited was enacted in 2005 and remains unclear now. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
April 25, 2018 - 9:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The commission proposing reforms to college basketball wants 18-year-olds to be eligible again for the NBA draft, and the NBA Players Association would make that deal today. Change will take longer than that. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver senses the league's age limit isn't working...
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