COLUMBIA — South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said having one of college football’s top playmakers in Jadeveon Clowney was never a burden for the Gamecocks last season, no matter how big a distraction he seemed to be at times.
Rafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year’s last Grand Slam tournament.
CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports’ governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn’t go nearly far enough.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones, a multisport star who helped Kentucky win the first two of its eight national titles and is considered the school’s greatest all-around athlete, has died. He was 88.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — The Falcons were given the unusual go-ahead to tackle to the ground on the first day of full pads in training camp, and even rookie Prince Shembo could see that players were too excited to finally be hitting.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Panthers coach Ron Rivera said an MRI revealed rookie wide receiver and first-round draft pick Kelvin Benjamin has a bone bruise in his left knee and will miss at least a few days of training camp.