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Aug 15, 2018 2:42 AM - 3 days, 7 hours, 21 minutes, 34 seconds ago



COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland acknowledged 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.”

Maryland also parted ways with strength and conditioning coach Rick Court, who resigned in the wake of the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair.

Athletic director Damon Evans acknowledged “mistakes were made” by the training staff in the treatment of McNair, who was hospitalized on May 29 after a team workout and died

June 13. Head trainer Wes Robinson and Steve Nordwall, an assistant athletic director for training, were placed on administrative leave by Maryland last week.

The attorney for the McNair family said a preliminary death certificate indicates the cause of death was heatstroke.


ATLANTA (AP) — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy finalized eviction proceedings against his ex-girlfriend after reaching an agreement in Georgia.

In the meantime, McCoy took his familiar spot with the starting lineup at training camp, where Bills general manager Brandon Beane said no evidence has come to light to alter

the player’s status with the team amid allegations he severely disciplined his son and beat his dog.

“Nothing’s changed, and we see LeSean here for the future,” Beane told The Associated Press in the first public comments made by a team official since McCoy’s ex-girlfriend

raised the allegations in a lawsuit filed in Fulton County, Georgia, on Friday.

“You take all allegations seriously, but until the police say there’s something there, we’re not going to act on anything without them saying there’s legit evidence,” Beane

said. “It’s an open investigation. Nothing has come forward that said any of these things are true. So until that would happen, I don’t think anything will ever change.”

Beane reiterated comments he made at the start of training camp last month by saying he foresees McCoy being in the Bills lineup to start the regular season.


ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. became the youngest player in major league history to homer in five

straight games, hitting a leadoff shot on the first pitch and later adding a three-run drive to help the surging Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 10-6.

The 20-year-old Acuna homered on Miami’s first pitch for the second straight night and became the first player to hit a leadoff homer in three consecutive games since


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