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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2020, file photo, Tulane guard Teshaun Hightower (5) is guarded by Temple forward Jake Forrester (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in New Orleans. Henry County Jail records show 22-year-old Teshaun Hightower was booked into jail Saturday, April 25, 2020, on multiple charges, including murder and aggravated assault. Hightower is a junior guard who led the Green Wave in scoring last season. (David Grunfeld/The Advocate via AP, File)/The Advocate via AP)
April 27, 2020 - 8:55 pm
MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — A Tulane University basketball player who recently declared for the NBA draft is charged with murder and other counts in a Georgia slaying. Teshaun Hightower, who led the Green Wave in scoring last season, was booked into jail Saturday on multiple charges, including murder and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, Iowa State tight end Chase Allen takes a photo with his cell phone during Iowa State's annual NCAA college football media day in Ames, Iowa. While autograph-signing and public appearances have been traditional ways athletes could make extra money, opportunities now are tied to social media posts where athletes could in the future be paid for posting sponsored content. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
April 27, 2020 - 10:37 am
Imagine a major-college quarterback with a sizable social media following who posts entertaining and informative updates about his life on and off the field. Now imagine a restaurant hiring him as its pitchman and paying him $500 or $1,000 each time he posts content with its messaging. That...
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April 26, 2020 - 10:15 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are releasing Justin Britt and D.J. Fluker in a major overhaul of their offensive line that clears significant salary cap space. A person with knowledge of the move told The Associated Press on Sunday that Britt had been informed he is being released,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020, file photo, Switzerland's Roger Federer speaks during a press conference following his semifinal loss to Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Federer has raised the prospect of merging the governing bodies that oversee the men’s and women’s professional tennis tours. The 20-time Grand Slam champion began a string of posts on Twitter by saying the shutdown of tennis because of the coronavirus outbreak has given the sport an ideal opportunity to assess its future. Federer says it might be “the time for men’s and women’s tennis to be united and come together as one.” (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
April 22, 2020 - 4:33 pm
Roger Federer used a string of tweets Wednesday to call for the merger of the governing bodies for the men's and women's professional tennis tours, sparking a conversation among players and fans. The 20-time Grand Slam champion's comments drew plenty of support, including from rival Rafael Nadal...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 file photo, Switzerland's Roger Federer makes a backhand return to Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Roger Federer offered stuck-at-home amateurs the ultimate online fantasy camp, a chance to get tennis tips from a GOAT. While people all over the world are cooped up because of the new coronavirus -- social distancing while trying to stay healthy and help others do the same -- a bunch of athletes have been posting workouts and drills on social media with suggestions for staying in shape. Federer did that sort of thing, too, on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)
April 20, 2020 - 2:56 pm
Ever wondered what a chat between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal might sound like? How about Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray or Stan Wawrinka? Fans got the rare chance to watch the Big Three — and two other owners of multiple Grand Slam titles — casually interact with each other in recent days via...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Arizona State's Eno Benjamin (3) slips the tackle of Arizona's Colin Schooler (7) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Tempe, Ariz. Five NFL prospects, including Benjamin, are being featured in a Panini docu-series that chronicles their paths to the NFL. With the coronavirus outbreak, teams were not allowed to visit with prospects. These five players get to tell their stories, giving them an advantage over the rest of the field. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb, File)
April 20, 2020 - 1:19 pm
NFL prospects hoping to dazzle scouts at pro timing days or win over general managers and coaches during team visits in advance of the draft were forced to rely on videoconferencing because of the coronavirus pandemic. Teams were unable to poke and prod them or perform the usual deep dives into the...
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FILE - In this July 3, 2002, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers television play-by-play announcer Vin Scully rehearses before a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. To baseball fans, opening day is an annual rite of spring that evokes great anticipation and warm memories. This year's season was scheduled to begin Thursday, March 26, 2020, but there will be no games for a while because of the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Paul Connors, File)
April 17, 2020 - 8:11 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Los Angeles Dodgers showed off some of their stadium renovations in a video narrated by retired broadcaster Vin Scully and posted on social media. Construction work has continued during the coronavirus...
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FILE - In this April 9, 2007, file photo, Olympic figure skating gold medalist Scott Hamilton arrives for Figure Skating In Harlem's annual gala "Skating with the Stars" at Central Park's Wollman Rink in New York. Despite having no ice on which to perform, more than 40 figure skaters from nine countries will take part in a fundraiser Friday, April 17, 2020, to help healthcare workers on the front lines battling the new coronavirus. Such Olympic and world champions as Hamilton, Michelle Kwan, Brian Boitano, Kurt Browning, Ekaterina Gordeeva and Evgeni Plushenko have compiled videos as part of the one-hour event “Blades for the Brave.” (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
April 14, 2020 - 9:21 am
Despite having no ice on which to perform, more than 40 figure skaters from nine countries will take part in a fundraiser Friday to help health care workers on the front lines battling the new coronavirus. Such Olympic and world champions as Scott Hamilton, Michelle Kwan, Brian Boitano, Kurt...
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Detroit Police Capt. Jevon Johnson talks with Lt. Pride Henry outside the TCF Center, Friday, April 10, 2020, in Detroit. Johnson, 44, was quarantined for a little less than week after developing a cough and being exposed to another officer who tested positive for the coronavirus. About 10 to 13 minutes after taking the Abbott Labs nasal swab test Johnson was told he didn't have COVID-19. "That was a weight off my mind," the 21-year police veteran said. "Our medical subunit was able to return me to work immediately." (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April 13, 2020 - 7:46 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook has donated 650 computers to children in need so they can continue learning with schools shut down because of the new coronavirus. Westbrook’s Why Not? Foundation teamed with...
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A brief shower passes by as a golf course sign highlights coronavirus preparedness Thursday, April 9, 2020, in Edina, Minn. Golf courses in Minnesota must remain closed until May 4 as part of the governor's extended stay-at-home order. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
April 10, 2020 - 2:33 am
It was probably just coincidence that Nevada’s governor issued an order closing golf courses just a few hours after a newspaper photographer tweeted a picture of O.J. Simpson playing 18 holes in Las Vegas. Simpson himself seemed resigned to it, tweeting in a video later that extraordinary times...
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