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O.J. Simpson won't be invited to USC practices, functions

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O.J. Simpson won't be invited to watch practice or take part in any official functions at his alma mater this fall following his release from prison. More>>

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Ailing Hall of Fame coach Parseghian being treated at home

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Hall of Fame coach Ara Parseghian has returned to his home in Granger, Indiana, after spending more than a week in a nursing care facility because of an infection in his surgically repaired hip. More>>

Taggart boldly taking on challenge of rebooting Oregon

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Willie Taggart realizes he only has the keys to Oregon's football machine because it broke down last season. More>>

Teddy Bridgewater's return: 'I know it's going to happen'

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Teddy Bridgewater says he hasn't had any setbacks in his recovery from the massive injury to his left knee. More>>

USC QB Sam Darnold adjusting to life in the spotlight

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Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold was the brightest star at the Pac-12 Conference's two-day countdown to the upcoming season. More>>

Dismissed Ducks receiver Darren Carrington transfers to Utah

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The Utes may have a new No. 1 receiver after former Oregon wideout Darren Carrington transferred to Utah. More>>

Pouncey says Hernandez was in 'great spirits' before hanging

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Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey says Aaron Hernandez was in great spirits when they talked on the phone the day before the former New England Patriots tight end hanged himself in his cell in a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts. More>>

Flacco out with back injury; Ravens may bring in Kaepernick

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Ravens Flacco out with back injury, team considering Kaepernick. More>>

Panthers QB Newton shakes off rust, returns to practice

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Cam Newton showed no ill effects from offseason shoulder surgery as the Panthers opened training camp at Wofford College. More>>

Panthers LB Davis: CTE study 'alarming,' will keep playing

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Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis called the latest medical report on brain injuries involving former football players "alarming," and said it's something NFL players are talking about. More>>

Lane Kiffin ready for start of his first camp at FAU

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Lane Kiffin's first training camp as coach at FAU is set to begin, and he'll be in more of a CEO capacity. More>>

Huskies, Buffs taking next step after surprising Pac-12 runs

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Washington and Colorado are returning to defend their Pac-12 division titles with the knowledge that they've lost the element of surprise. More>>

Pac-12 will test shorter halftime, reduced TV timeouts

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The Pac-12 will shorten halftime and reduce the number of commercial breaks during its non-conference schedule this season as part of a trial program to reduce the length of its football games. More>>

PepsiCo deal shows companies not shying away from Redskins

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PepsiCo's long-term deal with the Redskins is further evidence that companies are not shying away because of the NFL team's name. More>>

Browns' top pick Myles Garrett healthy, ready for camp

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Browns rookie Myles Garrett recovered from foot injury, set for camp. More>>

Browns' star Thomas not worried about recent memory loss

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Browns Pro Bowler Thomas "not worried" about recent memory loss. More>>

Jets claim WR-KR Whitehead after Cowboys cut him

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The New York Jets claimed wide receiver-kick returner Lucky Whitehead two days after the Cowboys cut him following a shoplifting charge in what turned out to be a case of mistaken identity. More>>

Divers search lake for NFL star's $100,000-plus earring

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A search mission is underway for Atlanta Falcons star wide receiver Julio Jones' missing earring. More>>

NCAA rule ending two-a-days forcing teams to adjust

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NCAA rule change barring two-a-days causes teams to alter practice schedules while they hope decision reduces preseason injuries. More>>

Brain disease seen in most football players in large report Video included

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Research on the brains of 202 former football players shows brain disease in most. More>>

USC, Washington picked to win their divisions in Pac-12

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Southern California and Washington have been picked to win their divisions in a preseason poll of Pac-12 football media. More>>

Outcry grows over Virginia Tech's plan to honor Michael Vick

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Public opposition is growing against the induction of Michael Vick into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame. More>>

PSU coach Franklin has one eye on present, other on future

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After restoring Penn State football's reputation, coach James Franklin casts a long glance down the road. More>>

Broncos bring back Gary Kubiak in scouting role

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A person with knowledge of the hire has told The Associated Press that Gary Kubiak, who stepped down as Denver's head coach because of health concerns seven months ago, is returning to the Broncos in a scouting capacity. More>>

Mike Brown defends Bengals' decision to keep Pacman Jones

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Bengals owner Mike Brown defended his decision to keep suspended cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones despite another arrest, saying he's been "punished enough" for his latest troubles. More>>

Panthers' Olsen: Holding out 'wasn't the right thing to do'

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Panthers' star tight end Greg Olsen reported to training camp on time, saying he didn't want to hold out and be a distraction to the organization. More>>

Funny thing happened to Harbaugh on the way to the Forum

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Tourism as team-building: Harbaugh takes young Wolverines to Rome to see the sights and forge bonds for Big Ten season. More>>

Big Ten to coaches: 'Stay put. Sideline isn't a stage.'

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Big Ten officials are promising to push back against coaches who treat the sideline like a stage. More>>

Police: Ex-Cowboys WR Whitehead misidentified in heist

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Police in Lucky Whitehead's home state of Virginia say the former Dallas Cowboys receiver's identity was falsely used in a shoplifting arrest. More>>

Meyer has Ohio State running like Fortune 500 juggernaut

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Urban Meyer looks like the CEO of a Fortune 500 juggernaut for good reason. More>>

Cowboys dump WR Whitehead after link to shoplifting arrest

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The Dallas Cowboys have released receiver and kick returner Lucky Whitehead after the third-year player was linked to a shoplifting arrest in his home state of Virginia, with his agent saying he believes it was a case of mistaken identity. More>>

Colts to put Andrew Luck on PUP for start of training camp

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Andrew Luck will go on the physically unable to perform list when the Indianapolis Colts report to training camp Saturday. More>>

Sale of Aaron Hernandez's home falls through

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Aaron Hernandez's home is back on the market after an agreement to sell it for $1.3 million fell through. More>>

John Elway agrees to 5-year contract with Denver Broncos

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John Elway agrees to a five-year contract with the Denver Broncos on the eve of training camp. More>>

Mississippi's Luke earns his dream job, but in a tough spot

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Mississippi's Luke earns his dream job, but in a tough spot. More>>

Maker of panels in London fire says builders control usage

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The leader of a U.S. company that manufactured panels on a London apartment tower where at least 80 people perished in a fire says the firm quit making it available for high-rises because it doesn't control how the material is installed on buildings. More>>

State attorney: No sex assault charges for Michael Irvin

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Sexual assault charges won't be filed against Michael Irvin, a former football star for the Dallas Cowboys and the University of Miami. More>>

Dantonio vows Spartans will 're-establish ourselves'

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Spartan coach Dantonio says program rocked by tragedy and dogged by disciplinary issues ready to move on. More>>

Jerry Jones backs Elliott, puts on pre-camp show for Cowboys

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones reiterated his belief that star running back Ezekiel Elliott wasn't guilty of domestic violence in a case the NFL has been investigating for a year. More>>

O.J. Simpson will get his freedom, but then what?

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When O.J. Simpson gets out of prison in October after nine years, he will have some sports mementos, his NFL pension and, with any luck, certain life skills he says he acquired behind bars. More>>

Matt Luke tries to pull together shattered Ole Miss program

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Luke tries pulling together shattered Ole Miss program. More>>

Freeze's fall at Ole Miss partially traced to Nutt's suit

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Hugh Freeze replaced Houston Nutt as Mississippi's football coach when he took the job, and now Nutt is at least partially responsible for Freeze's stunning downfall. More>>

Cincinnati Bengals' 'Pacman' Jones suspended 1 game

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Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones has been suspended for the regular-season opening game after his role in an altercation at a downtown Cincinnati hotel earlier this year. More>>

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week. More>>

O.J. Simpson triumphant, others devastated as he gets parole Video included

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Barring any last-minute snafus, O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison a free man in about three months. More>>

Freeze resigns as Ole Miss football coach after 5 seasons

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Hugh Freeze resigns as Ole Miss football coach after 5 seasons; assistant Matt Luke named interim coach. More>>

Key events in OJ Simpson's fall from sports hero, movie star Video included

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O.J. Simpson's story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture. More>>

'Juice' will be loose: OJ Simpson granted parole in robbery Video included

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O.J. Simpson will command the world's attention once more as he pleads for his freedom before parole board. More>>

The Latest: OJ Simpson is granted parole in armed robbery Video included

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O.J. Simpson's supporters have arrived at a Nevada prison where the incarcerated former football star will ask a parole board for his freedom. More>>

Capitol Hill Buzz: Miami fan Rubio ponders a Brady-free NFL

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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a lifelong fan of the Miami Dolphins, has grown weary of watching the New England Patriots rack up Super Bowl wins while his team watches from afar. More>>

Trump's envoy picks hesitate on question of Russian meddling

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Several of President Donald Trump's nominees for key ambassador posts are declining to say unequivocally whether Russia sought to meddle in the election. More>>

The Latest: Official: NFL arena has panels like London tower

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Cleveland's chief building official says panels used on a city-owned NFL stadium are "similar if not identical" to those used on a London apartment tower that burned. More>>

Dallas police suspend probe into incident involving Elliott

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Dallas police have suspended an investigation into an incident at a bar involving Ezekiel Elliott, the latest off-field issue for the Cowboys' star running back. More>>

Key events in OJ Simpson's fall from sports hero, movie star Video included

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O.J. Simpson's story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture. More>>

From sports star to inmate: OJ Simpson to plead for parole Video included

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Decades after dazzling sports fans and movie audiences, an aging O.J. Simpson will ask for parole after spending more than eight years in a remote Nevada prison for armed robbery and assault with a weapon. More>>

Panthers rehire Hurney as interim general manager

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The Panthers have re-hired Marty Hurney as their interim general manager. More>>

Former Auburn coach Tuberville joins ESPN as game analyst

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Former Auburn and Cincinnati football coach Tommy Tuberville is joining ESPN for the upcoming season as a game analyst. More>>

For kicks: Oklahoma State punter has own Heisman campaign

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Oklahoma State's Zach Sinor is already getting a kick out of his Heisman Trophy campaign. More>>

Jerry Jones: Cowboys still exploring latest Elliott incident

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says the club is still gathering details over Ezekiel Elliott's involvement in an altercation at a Dallas bar, the latest off-field incident for the star running back. More>>

Vikings to hold final Mankato training camp after 52 years

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The Minnesota Vikings' 52nd training camp in Mankato will be their last before moving to new facility in Eagan in 2018. More>>

Irwin: Elway faces long shot to play in 2018 Senior Open

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Hale Irwin says it's a long shot for John Elway to try to qualify for the 2018 U.S. Senior Open. More>>

Rhule says Baylor committed to correct wrongs of the past

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Matt Rhule says Baylor is committed to correcting the wrongs of the past while moving forward after a sexual assault scandal. More>>

Herman has to show Longhorns they are capable of winning

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New Texas coach Tom Herman knows young players don't know the winning Longhorns his generation knows. More>>

American needs new coaches to lead drive for Power 6 status

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With rising-star coaches, American Athletic Conference positioned itself to make the case it should be viewed as a peer to college football's most powerful leagues. More>>

Michael Vick: Kaepernick needs a haircut for job search

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Michael Vick has some advice for Colin Kaepernick if he wants another shot in the NFL; get a haircut. More>>

Redskins QB Cousins to play another season on franchise tag

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The deadline for Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins to sign a long-term deal has come and gone, meaning the quarterback will play a second consecutive season on the franchise tag. More>>

Cowboys' Whitehead: Stolen dog is safely back home

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Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead is asking for help locating his pitbull Blitz after burglars took the dog and demanded a $10,000 ransom. More>>

USF is overwhelming pick to win American Athletic Conference

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South Florida is the overwhelming choice to win the American Athletic Conference in a media vote, with Memphis favored to win the West Division. More>>

Carolina fires general manager Gettleman after 4 seasons

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The Carolina Panthers have fired general manager have fired general manager Dave Gettleman, less than two weeks before the opening of training camp. More>>

Farm to honor Tom Brady with corn maze in his image

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A Massachusetts farm is honoring Tom Brady with a corn maze designed in his image. More>>

Bowlsby feels good about Big 12 despite negative perceptions

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Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby feels good about what the 10-team Power Five league is doing. More>>

Key events in OJ Simpson's fall from sports hero, movie star Video included

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O.J. Simpson's story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture. More>>

Riley's 'whirlwind' to youngest FBS head coach with Sooners

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Lincoln Riley's 'whirlwind' to youngest FBS head coach with Sooners. More>>

APNewsBreak: New Jersey casino launches daily fantasy sports

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New Jersey's first casino has become the first in Atlantic City to let patrons play daily fantasy sports contests for money. More>>

Bob Wolff, versatile and longtime sportscaster, dies at 96

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Bob Wolff, the only sportscaster to call play-by-play of championships in all four major North American professional team sports, has died at 96. Wolff broadcast the NFL's championship game, World Series, NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Finals. More>>

Playoff-needy Big 12 has 3 new coaches, new media days venue

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The Big 12 will have three new head coaches and a new venue for its annual football media days. More>>

Former Patriots QB Babe Parilli dies at 87

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Babe Parilli, the former Patriots quarterback who starred in the team's American Football League days, dies at 87. More>>

Rams tight end Higbee pleads guilty to assault in Kentucky

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Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee will avoid jail time after pleading guilty to an assault charge that stemmed from a 2016 fight in Kentucky. More>>

2 Penn State ex-officials begin jail terms in Sandusky case

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Two former high-ranking Penn State administrators have reported to a county jail to serve sentences for how they responded to a 2001 complaint about Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy. More>>

Location, tax rates can have big impact on contract's value

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Different tax rates in different states can have major impact on decisions made by free agents. More>>

Ex-player sues Ohio St. for using image in marketing program

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Some of Ohio State's most famous student-athletes have sued the university over a marketing program the ex-athletes say used their photos without permission and robbed them of compensation. More>>

Woman accused of lying about rape claims psychiatric illness

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A former Connecticut university student accused of lying about being raped by two university football players is seeking to have the charges against her dismissed. More>>

Get ready for more uncertainty in the ACC's Coastal Division

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The Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division will take center stage on day two of the ACC media days on Friday. More>>

Hokies' Phillips makes fashion statement at ACC media days

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Virginia Tech wide receiver Cam Phillips certainly made a fashion statement at the Atlantic Coast Conference's preseason media days. More>>

Education official apologizes anew, this time to victims

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The Education Department's civil rights chief says she's sorry for making "flippant" remarks attributing 90 percent of campus sexual assault claims to both parties being drunk. More>>

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