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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Patriots’ Gronkowski expects to play in Super Bowl

Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski expected to play in the Super Bowl.

House passes bill prompted by sports doctor scandal

House passes bill requiring governing bodies for amateur athletics to promptly report abuse claims to law enforcement.

Cleveland Indians dropping Chief Wahoo logo from uniforms

The Cleveland Indians are dropping the Chief Wahoo logo from their uniforms next year,

Family gives student-athletes heart screenings to honor son

A family has given 30 student-athletes free heart screenings in honor of their son who died from an undiagnosed heart condition after hockey practice.

Ready to Rumble? Rousey faces uncertain future outside UFC

Rousey has met with WWE executives about the possibility of leaving the octagon for a career in sports entertainment.

Federer beats Cilic in Aussie final; wins 20th major title

Federer has won more major tennis titles than any man, including a record-equaling six on the court that bears the great Rod Laver’s name at Melbourne Park.

Emmert defends NCAA effort to address campus sexual assaults

A day after a report suggested the NCAA could have years ago looked into problems at Michigan State, President Mark Emmert said Saturday that sexual assault allegations against Spartans athletes in 2010 were “widely reported” and already being investigated by law enforcement and the school

ESPN’s Jemele Hill leaving her job at ‘Sportscenter’

ESPN says outspoken “Sportscenter” anchor Jemele Hill is leaving that role to write for a company website and do occasional on-air commentary.

Court civility: NBA plan aims to smooth player-ref relations

The league introduced a five-pronged plan Friday to try and improve how players and referees get along during games. It comes during a season where one of the storylines has been the ongoing deterioration of the relationship between the sides, with stars such as Durant, LeBron James and Chris Paul not shy about expressing their frustrations.

NFL establishes owner-player committee on social justice

The NFL has established a player-owner committee focusing on social and racial justice initiatives that Commissioner Roger Goodell cautions is just a start, with lots of work ahead.
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