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Bad behavior on social media can cost recruits

At St. Paul's Episcopal School in Mobile, Alabama, the high school that produced Crimson Tide quarterbacks AJ McCarron and Jake Coker, there's a new preseason ritual for football players: the social media talk.
It's about more than minding their manners. Coach Steve Mask warns players not to post about injuries, which can scare ... (full story)


Ohio State good but must patch O-line, secondary

Ohio State good but must patch O-line, secondary

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — So Urban Meyer and his wife were coming back from the victory at rival Michigan last season, and he turned and asked a question.
"In your wildest dreams, could you have imagined we'd win our first 24 games at Ohio State?" he said.
Shelley Meyer thought a second and then replied, "Hon ... (full story)


Wiggins deflects questions about trade to Wolves

Wiggins deflects questions about trade to Wolves

TORONTO (AP) — When training camp begins in October, he'll be trying to block and deflect shots in the NBA. Last Monday, No.1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins was deflecting questions about precisely where he'll be playing.
Cleveland reportedly reached an agreement in principle to send Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a first ... (full story)


Hernandez cousin pleads guilty to contempt charge

Hernandez cousin pleads guilty to contempt charge

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A cousin of ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was spared jail time only because of her advanced cancer, a judge said Tuesday in sentencing her to two years of probation.
Tanya Singleton pleaded guilty to refusing to testify before a grand jury even though she had been granted immunity. ... (full story)


Players who leave NFL find it hard to return

Players who leave NFL find it hard to return

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Professional football is not a career that encourages sabbaticals. Hundreds of fresh rookies arrive every summer ready to grab a roster spot from any veteran who wanted to take a season off.
A handful of players — some who took religious missions, others who tried coaching, journalism or actin ... (full story)