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College athletes start cashing in as new rules ‘fundamentally change’ landscape

Student-athletes in various states are already profiting from their name, image, and likeness (NIL) after new state and national rules marked a massive shift in college sports. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) approved an interim policy that allowed college athletes to monetize their NIL for the first time beginning on July 1, 2021, following various states that passed legislation allowing the same. “This is huge,” Kam Buckner, a Democratic member of the Illinois House… Source link

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LeBron James’ agent Rich Paul says white athletes don’t want Black agent

Rich Paul has become of the most powerful agents in the NBA via his own abilities, maneuvering and, of course, his close friendship with LeBron James. He believes there is a significant group of athletes that don’t want to work with him, though. In a wide-ranging interview with The New Yorker’s Isaac Chortiner, Paul discussed the intricacies of being a Black man in a field of agents that is overwhelmingly white. After saying many Black athletes are reluctant to sign with a Black agent, Paul… Source link

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Signed COVID-19 waivers required for all athletes

The International Olympic Committee and organizers of the 2021 Tokyo Games will require competing athletes to sign a waiver and assume all risk related to COVID-19 throughout the upcoming Summer Olympics. Yahoo Sports obtained a copy of the waiver, which is similar to those signed by participants at previous Olympics, but this includes updated language that protects the IOC and organizers specifically against consequences of the coronavirus that has infected at least 169 million people… Source link

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Is the NCAA finally ready to allow athletes to make money?

The Guardian The sleazy, sordid Matt Gaetz scandal: are the walls now closing in on him? Investigation into Florida congressman is reported to have grown beyond sex trafficking allegations Matt Gaetz at a rally at the Trump National Doral golf resort in April. Amid the billowing scandal, Gaetz has remained defiant. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images There could have been no more fitting venue for the bellicose US congressman Matt Gaetz to launch his nationwide “America first” speaking… Source link

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Yahoo Sports’ Transcendent 12: Inspirational athletes in 2020

The Associated Press Gators rattled: No. 8 Oklahoma routs Florida in Cotton Bowl Lincoln Riley will remember this Oklahoma season for a long time. The No. 8 Sooners navigated through the season played under the cloud of a pandemic, and their first 0-2 start in Big 12 play since 1998, to win their sixth conference title in a row, then wrapped it up with an overwhelming 55-20 win over 10th-ranked SEC runner-up Florida on Wednesday night in the Cotton Bowl – the first New Year’s Six game played…. Source link

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Yahoo Sports' Transcendent 12: Inspirational athletes in 2020 – Yahoo Canada Sports

The Canadian Press Jason Witten set to break all-time games mark for tight ends When Jason Witten entered the NFL 17 years ago as a third-round pick in Dallas, his famously blunt coach, Bill Parcells, delivered him a simple message.“He taught me early on, reliability, dependability, consistency, that’s how you make it in this game,” Witten said Wednesday. “Those are traits that I’ve kept near and dear to me for my entire career.”For nearly two decades that included a one-year… Source link

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Michael Jordan, LeBron James top list of athletes who could compel Americans to get COVID-19 vaccine

LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers warms up prior to the start of the game against the Miami Heat in Game Six of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on October 11, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images) The U.S. began rolling out the first COVID-19 vaccine this week, from Pfizer and BioNTech, while the FDA weighs approval of the Moderna vaccine. The next challenge is to get the majority of Americans… Source link

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