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File-This this Oct. 31, 1959, file photo, Billy Cannon, Louisiana State University's All-America halfback, slips by tacklers at the start of an 89-yard punt return for a touchdown to help LSU beat third-ranked Mississippi, 7-3 in Baton Rouge, La. Cannon, the gifted running back who won the Heisman Trophy for LSU in 1959 with a memorable Halloween night punt return touchdown against Mississippi, died Sunday, May 20, 2018. He was 80. LSU said Cannon, the school’s only Heisman winner, died at his home in St. Francisville, La. The cause of death was not immediately known. (AP Photo/File)
May 20, 2018 - 3:54 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Billy Cannon, the gifted running back who won the Heisman Trophy for LSU in 1959 with a memorable Halloween night punt return touchdown against Mississippi, died Sunday. He was 80. LSU said Cannon, the school's only Heisman winner, died at his home in St. Francisville. The...
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Former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, speaks at CFL press conference, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Hamilton, Ontario, after announcing that he has signed a two-year contract to play for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. (Aaron Lynett/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 19, 2018 - 4:18 pm
HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel is heading to the Canadian Football League, looking to salvage his football career after a turbulent and unsuccessful stay with the Cleveland Browns. The quarterback signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and appeared at a news conference...
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May 17, 2018 - 9:59 am
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 65-year-old Connecticut man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for giving fentanyl-laced heroin to a former college football player who later died of an overdose. The Stamford Advocate reports that James Pipicelli, of Stamford, was sentenced Wednesday. He...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2012, file photo, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive talks with reporters during the SEC basketball media day in Hoover, Ala. Slive, the former SEC commissioner who guided the league through a period of unprecedented success and prosperity, died Wednesday, May 16, 2018. He was 77. The Southeastern Conference said Slive died in Birmingham, Ala., where he lived with his wife of 49 years, Liz. The conference didn’t provide the cause of death. Slive retired in 2015 after 13 years as commissioner. He was battling prostate cancer at the time he stepped down. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)
May 16, 2018 - 9:37 pm
With bold vision, keen intellect and a gentle manner, Mike Slive guided the Southeastern Conference to unprecedented success and prosperity in 13 years as commissioner. He pushed for a college football playoff years before others embraced it and was a steadying force during a time of enormous...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the 37th annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 16, 2018 - 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's financial disclosure report (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence has released his annual financial disclosure, reporting a pension plan from the state of Indiana worth between $500,000 and $1 million and credit card debt...
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FILE - Int his May 10, 2016, file photo, billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper mingles during a grand opening of rock star and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi's Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation Soul Kitchen and B.E.A.T. Center, which stands for Bringing Everyone All Together, in Toms River, N.J. People familiar with the situation say Tepper has agreed to buy the Carolina Panthers from team founder Jerry Richardson for a record $2.2 billion. The people spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, on condition of anonymity because the team has not yet announced the sale. The purchase is subject to a vote at the NFL owners meeting next week in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
May 16, 2018 - 11:40 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers are off the market. The Panthers announced Wednesday they have signed a "definitive agreement" to sell the team to David Tepper, the founder and president of global hedge fund Appaloosa Management. The deal is subject to NFL approval. League owners will...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2016, file photo, billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper, addresses a gathering during a grand opening of rock star and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi's Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation Soul Kitchen and B.E.A.T. Center, which stands for Bringing Everyone All Together, in Toms River, N.J. People familiar with the situation say Tepper has agreed to buy the Carolina Panthers from team founder Jerry Richardson for a record $2.2 billion. The people spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, on condition of anonymity because the team has not yet announced the sale. The purchase is subject to a vote at the NFL owners meeting next week in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
May 15, 2018 - 2:55 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers are being sold for an NFL-record $2.2 billion. Hedge fund manager David Tepper has agreed to buy the Panthers from team founder Jerry Richardson, two people familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition...
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Supco ruling would allow sports betting in states other than Nevada.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
May 14, 2018 - 10:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling striking down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states (all times local): 10:45 p.m. The Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize betting on sports, breaking a longtime...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2017 file photo, Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson answers questions during a news conference after the Baltimore Ravens defeated his team in an NFL football game, in Cleveland. Jackson is making good on his promise to jump into Lake Erie. Jackson announced Monday, May 14, 2018, that he will take a dip into the chilly water on June 1 for charity. Last season, Jackson vowed that if the Browns didn’t improve on their 1-15 record from 2016 - his first season - that he would jump into the lake. Cleveland went 0-16 and Jackson is keeping his word. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
May 14, 2018 - 4:16 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns coach Hue Jackson is keeping his promise to jump into Lake Erie. Jackson announced Monday that he will take a dip into the chilly waters on June 1 for charity. Last season, Jackson vowed that if the Browns didn't improve on their 1-15 record from 2016 that he would plunge...
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May 14, 2018 - 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A decision by the Supreme Court means American sports fans will soon have many more places to place legal bets on the results of football, baseball, basketball, hockey and other games. Five states have the edge in the race to legalize sports betting because they already passed...
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