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Ryan Leaf Uses His Story to Help Other Former NFL Players

Ryan Leaf spent most of his time in prison alone and angry until a military veteran persuaded the former No. 2 overall NFL draft pick to stop self-loathing long enough to help fellow inmates learn to read. Now the once-star college quarterback who is widely...
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Joseph Castro Named to College Football Playoff Board

Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro has been appointed to the Board of Managers of the College Football Playoff, the organization charged with selecting the four programs and overseeing the semifinal and championship games. Castro has no more sway now i...
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Caeleb Dressel Breaks Phelps’ World Record in 100 Butterfly

GWANGJU, South Korea — Caeleb Dressel broke Michael Phelps' world record in the 100-meter butterfly on Friday at the world swimming championships. The American won his semifinal heat in 49.50 seconds — 0.32 seconds better than Phelps' mark set at the 2009 w...
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A Modest Proposal to Deregulate NCAA Sports

With every new college sports scandal or revelation of an assistant coach who makes more than a CEO, the term “student athlete” becomes even quainter than raccoon coats, goldfish swallowing or phone booth stuff...
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Former USC, Jets QB Mark Sanchez Retires From NFL, Joins ESPN

Former USC star and New York Jets first-round pick Mark Sanchez is retiring from the NFL and joining ESPN as a college football analyst. Sanchez played quarterback for Southern California from 2005-08, earning Rose Bowl MVP honors in his final college game....
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