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12 retired NFL players accused of health benefits scam worth over $3M

Former NFL stars Clinton Portis and Joe Horn are among 12 retired players accused of defrauding the league's retiree health care benefits plan for more than $3 million, according to federal prosecutors.

US anti-doping agency head: Russia sports ban a 'weak punishment'

Russia has been banned from competing in major international sporting competitions including the Olympics and World Cup for four years, but the head of the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) believes the punishment is far from what they deserve.

NFL suspends player for betting on league games

Josh Shaw, a defensive back for the Arizona Cardinals, has been suspended through at least the 2020 season for betting on NFL games, the league said Friday.

WADA recommends four-year ban of Russia

Russia's ability to host Euro 2020 football matches and its participation in the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the 2020 Olympics could be under threat after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) recommended a four-year ban for non-compliance in doping investigations.

NFL disciplines 33 players in Steelers-Browns brawl, source says

The NFL has disciplined 33 players involved in the November 14 brawl between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns, according to a source with direct knowledge of how the NFL disciplines players.

WSJ: USA Gymnastics hid Nassar investigation from Simone Biles

Simone Biles reacted Thursday to a Wall Street Journal report accusing USA Gymnastics of ignoring the possibility she had been sexually abused by Larry Nassar and excluding her from the investigations of the national team's now-disgraced doctor.

Antonio Brown countersues rape accuser

Antonio Brown has countersued a woman who accused him of rape, not only denying her allegations but also accusing her of defamation and causing the former NFL star to lose lucrative professional contracts.

NFL player Myles Garrett appeals indefinite suspension

Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Myles Garrett is appealing the indefinite suspension he received from the NFL after after he struck another player with a helmet, according to a source with direct knowledge of the appeal.

NCAA says athletes may profit from name, image and likeness

The NCAA Board of Governors on Tuesday voted unanimously to allow student-athletes to be paid for the use of their name, image and likeness once its three divisions decide on rules for such opportunities.