Posts Tagged Football

California legislation responds to cheerleader lawsuits

FILE- In this Oct. 6, 2013, file photo, Oakland Raiders cheerleaders hold pink pom-poms for breast cancer awareness before an NFL football game between the Raiders and the San Diego Chargers in Oakland, Calif. California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill making it clear that professional cheerleaders are sports team employees. The bill approved by the state Senate on Monday, June 29, 2015, would require that cheerleaders be paid at least minimum wage if they work for professional sports teams based in California. AB202 says they would have to be paid for overtime and sick leave, the same as other employees. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team employees and are paid what amounts to less than minimum wage.

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Third Utah State player released from hospital after crash

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Another player has been released from the hospital following a car accident that hospitalized four Utah State football players and a former softball player.

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Yow savors Wolfpack’s work to reach goal of Top 25 status

In this Dec. 2, 2012, file photo, North Carolina State Chancellor Randy Woodson, from left, head football coach Dave Doeren and athletic director Debbie Yow pose while holding a letterman jacket during an NCAA college football news conference introducing Doeren in Raleigh, N.C. Yow has spent five years pushing to turn N.C. State into a top-25 program. N.C. State earned its best finish in the Directors’ Cup rankings of Division I sports programs. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP, File)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Athletic director Debbie Yow has spent five years pushing to turn North Carolina State into a top-25 program. The 2014-15 sports season has brought the Wolfpack to the edge of that goal.

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Judge weighing Missouri lawmaker lawsuit over Rams stadium

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri state lawmaker asked a judge to block Gov. Jay Nixon from working on plans to build a new NFL stadium in St. Louis, calling the effort a misuse of taxpayer dollars for an “illegal purpose.”

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Florida State freshman QB Johnson charged with battery

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State freshman quarterback De’Andre Johnson has been charged with misdemeanor battery.

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