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Purdue is known for its drum as much as its football. Notre Dame won’t let it in, its band says.

Stadium renovations created a visitors' tunnel, which isn't big enough for the marching band's trademark to fit.
  • Sep 17, 2021

Bucks hire first full-time female TV play-by-play announcer for major U.S. men’s pro team

"I applaud the Bucks for taking the first steps toward making hires like this more of the norm in the NBA," said Lisa Byington, who has broken gender barriers during her career. "Because it’s time.”
  • Sep 16, 2021

NBA will not institute vaccine mandate for players in upcoming season

The players' union is opposing a vaccine mandate for the 2021-22 season, which is set to begin Oct. 19.
  • Sep 14, 2021

49ers’ Raheem Mostert subjected to ‘gut-wrenching’ social media abuse after injury, wife says

“To read such HEARTLESS and degrading comments about the person I LOVE hurts,” Devon Mostert wrote after her husband was injured in a Week 1 game against the Lions.
  • Sep 13, 2021

Urban Meyer, used to fast starts in college, is welcomed to the NFL with sloppy loss to Texans

Former Ohio State and Florida coach Urban Meyer lamented the “inexcusable” miscues committed by his Jaguars against a team widely expected to be among the worst in the NFL.
  • Sep 13, 2021

NFL Week 1: Patrick Mahomes brings Chiefs back; Jordan Love replaces Aaron Rodgers in Packers’ loss

Plenty of AFC matchups provided drama in Sunday's season openers, while the Saints crushed the Packers in one of the worst losses of Aaron Rodgers's career.
  • Sep 12, 2021

Ravens sign Latavius Murray, Devonta Freeman after adding Le’Veon Bell amid wave of injuries

Baltimore is loading up on veteran running backs after a slew of injuries in recent weeks.
  • Sep 10, 2021

Five rookie quarterbacks have NFL franchises thinking big. History says not so fast.

Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson, Trey Lance, Justin Fields and Mac Jones were drafted in the first round. History suggests they won’t all succeed.
  • Sep 10, 2021

Trump to provide ringside commentary on Sept. 11 boxing match featuring Evander Holyfield

“I love great fighters and great fights," Donald Trump said in a statement. "I look forward to seeing both this Saturday night and sharing my thoughts ringside."
  • Sep 8, 2021

Former NBA star Cedric Ceballos asks for prayers from ICU as he battles covid-19

An all-star in 1995, Cedric Ceballos said he was spending his 10th day in intensive care and shared a photo that showed him in an oxygen mask.
  • Sep 7, 2021
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