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Maryland athletic director Damon Evans pauses as he speaks at a press conference held Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, to address the school's football program and the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair, who collapsed on a practice field and subsequently died, in College Park, Md. Athletic director Damon Evans said Tuesday that “mistakes were made” in the treatment of McNair after he fell ill during a conditioning drill.<br>Patrick Semansky/AP Photo

Maryland takes responsibility for mistakes in player death

The University of Maryland acknowledged Tuesday that the football player who collapsed during practice and subsequently died did not receive proper medical care and the school must accept "legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes."

Zach Abey all set for dual role in Navy football offense

Former starting quarterback Zach Abey moved to wide receiver in April, but he had never played the position at any level of football before. Having a thorough understanding of Navy’s unique offense has helped his transition.

DeGrom, backed by 5 Mets HRs, tops Severino, Yankees 8-5

For Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets, there's still one prize left in play: the NL Cy Young Award for their ace.

Most coaches, players not happy about Jets, Redskins scuffle

Tempers have flared at times between Jets and Redskins players, though things were calmer Monday after a couple of fights and a handful of skirmishes marred their first practice together.

David Bote’s walk-off grand slam stuns Nationals, sends Cubs to wild 4-3 victory

Bottom of the ninth, with two outs and two strikes, rookie David Bote sent one deep over the center field wall. And he celebrated in grand style, flinging his helmet to the heavens after rounding third and getting mobbed by teammates.

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Maryland football coach DJ Durkin needs to go

A player died on head coach DJ Durkin's watch. Amazingly, though, if details in a blistering ESPN report Friday are to be believed — and they should be — that's not the worst part.


There’s no good reason to object to Barry Bonds’ number retirement

Barry Bonds is immortalized in too many places to count in the Giants’ venerable home. Clearly, the team is proud of their association with Bonds. So why wouldn’t his number be formally retired?

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