SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Athletes at California colleges could hire agents and sign endorsement deals under a bill the state Legislature sent to the governor Wednesday, setting up a potential confrontation with the NCAA that could jeopardize the athletic futures of powerhouse programs like USC, UCLA and Stanford.
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OAKLAND, Calif.—Most of the focus on Denver heading into the season opener was on how coach Vic Fangio and quarterback Joe Flacco would fare in their Broncos debut.
There seemed to be few questions surrounding the strength of the team in star pass rushers Von Miller and Bradley Chubb.
BOSTON—The music blared in the clubhouse behind the door to manager Aaron Boone's office—“New York, New York” was playing through the speakers, and a few voices could be heard joining in on the lyrics.
The New York Yankees had an extra reason to be happy after ending their longtime rivals' run atop the AL East.
NEW YORK—Bianca Andreescu began her day Saturday the same way she started every morning during her run to the U.S. Open title. By meditating and visualizing how she could beat her next opponent.
Those practices, adopted by the Canadian teenager years ago, seem to be working for her throughout her breakout season.
MINNEAPOLIS—After dropping back to pass a mere 11 times for Minnesota, Kirk Cousins joked that this defence-and-running-dominated performance felt like youth football.
He was more than happy to hand the ball off and get out of the way.
The NHL for the first time selected four female officials to work on the ice at prospect tournaments held this weekend.
Katie Guay and Kelly Cooke were selected as referees, while Kirsten Welsh and Kendall Hanley will work as linesmen, the league announced Friday.
CHICAGO — Jake Cave homered twice, C.J. Cron went deep and the surging Minnesota Twins set a major league record for home runs on the road in a 10-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.
SEATTLE—Gleyber Torres is clearly the hottest Yankees hitter at the plate this month.
Little-known Mike Ford isn't far behind.
Torres hit his 13th home run in August, Ford went deep twice and New York beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4 last night.
NEW YORK—Serena Williams was not about to let Maria Sharapova make a match of this.
So facing a break point early in the second set, Williams conjured up a backhand passing shot so good, so powerful, so precise, that Sharapova had no chance to reach it. Williams watched the ball land, and then raised a clenched left fist toward the night sky.
SEATTLE—Marco Gonazles sent flocks of Blue Jays fans back north of the border with a sour taste in their mouths.
Gonzales pitched three-hit ball over seven innings to get his career-best 14th win, Dylan Moore hit a solo homer and the Seattle Mariners beat Toronto 3-1 yesterday.
“Marco brought his A-game today,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said.