Ex-NFL star Hernandez convicted of murder, sentenced to life

...committed a brutal murder," District Attorney Thomas Quinn said after the verdict. "The fact that he was a professional athlete meant nothing in the end."Lloyd was shot six times early on June 17, 2013, in a deserted industrial park near...

Davidson swimmer Lindsay Wallace picked up the pace in junior year

...happy to have her as a part of the team."I'm just amazed at her dedication for the sport, she's like a professional athlete," Davidson coach Sarah Nelson said. "We're super proud of her over at Davidson. She's the first to make...

Vikings' Adrian Peterson suspended for rest of season

...the functional equivalent of a weapon, particularly in the hands of someone with the strength of an accomplished professional athlete."Goodell also came down on Peterson for showing "no meaningful remorse" for hurting the boy and expressed...

Uh-oh, it's that time again: Uncontrolled envy is a dangerous emotion

...output, and a reining-in of overall economic growth. IT IS DIFFICULT to understand why a person would resent a professional athlete, such as Tiger Woods, receiving $10 million in endorsements even though the sums were freely negotiated, without...

Ailing Allenby pulls out off Humana Challenge

...tournament is for amateurs from South America, Central America and the Caribbean. ... Jimmy Walker says being a professional athlete makes him less prone to criticize when he watches other sports (especially the Dallas Cowboys). "I don't...

Denise Moraetes: Boxing club's goal is to keep kids off the streets, teach discipline, respect

...to his current status as a professional athlete. Am I surprised that Mr...for Mr. Forrest. When a professional athlete looks back on his beginnings...to hurt his true coach. A professional athlete looks back on his road trips...

Opinion columns
S.C. Athletic Hall of Fame honors amateurs, professional

...Hall of Fame will honor three amateurs and one professional athlete at an induction ceremony Thursday. Philadelphia...standout Duce Staley will be awarded the state's professional athlete of the year. Staley was an all-state wide receiver...

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Moms of pro athletes get organized

...sideline camera? No way. The modern mother of the professional athlete doesn't sit at home waiting for her son to pay...Illustrated profile. The modern mother of the professional athlete gets organized. "When Jonathan was drafted...

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Should academia separate from the NCAA? Yes -- here's why

...much of its resources to promoting the myth of amateurism among its student-athletes. But the student becomes a professional athlete the moment the scholarship contract is signed, for athletic services to be performed in exchange for tuition waiver...

Pistons snap Heat's 10-game winning streak

...occurred during his NBA career.Clark, now 38, says he wasn't prepared mentally to handle the lifestyle of a professional athlete."The money, the fame, the fact that I was on TV. People think money will make your life better. Money didn't...