ESPN out of Big Ten TV rights talks

National Sports

As the Big Ten prepares to become a 16-team, coast-to-coast superconference with the additions of USC and UCLA in 2024, it is ending a 40-year relationship with ESPN and moving toward partnerships with two new networks. Two people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on ...

Packers experimenting with O-line

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The uncertain status of their top two blockers has caused the Green Bay Packers to experiment with different offensive line combinations in training camp. That shuffling could continue right up to the start of the season. David Bakhtiari still isn't practicing as he ...

Interim chair is first woman to lead Hockey Canada

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CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Andrea Skinner has been appointed interim chair of Hockey Canada's board of directors amid scrutiny of the organization for its handling of sexual assault allegations against members of previous men's junior teams. Skinner, a Toronto attorney, is the first woman to ...

Cubs to cut right fielder Heyward after the season

National Sports

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs will cut ties with right fielder Jason Heyward after this season, ending one of baseball’s most expensive and unproductive free-agent signings with a year left on his contract. “We’re not going have him with the team next year,” Cubs President of ...

Michigan Tech football season begins

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Michigan Tech quarterback Will Ark (8) huddles with teammates during the team’s first practice Monday afternoon at Kearly Stadium in Houghton. The Huskies will focus this week on non-contact practices focused on individual skills and position work. The team’s first practice in full pads ...