University considers expanding student-athlete protections

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A policy that would nearly triple the number of University of California student-athletes who would be guaranteed financial aid to continue their studies in the event of a career-ending sports injury is scheduled to be considered by the university's governing board on Wednesday.

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Saints sign 2nd-round draft pick Vonn Bell

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says rookie safety Vonn Bell, whom New Orleans selected in the second round of this year's NFL draft, has signed a four-year contract.

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Penguins edge Capitals 4-3 in OT to win series in 6 games

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A three-goal lead gone — and his team's momentum right along with it — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan provided a reminder heading to overtime of Game 6 of a relentlessly entertaining playoff series against the Washington Capitals.

Keep skating. Play fast. Be confident.

  • Written by WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer