BC-Sports Showcase Digest,ADVISORY

8/16/2018 1:14:17 PM

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FRIDAY, Aug. 17

FBN--PROTECTING THE SKIN

NEW YORK - During the blazing hot days of training camp, the biggest opponent for many NFL players and coaches sits far above the football field. The sun and its powerful ultraviolet rays are a leading cause of skin cancer, and loads of sunscreen, bucket hats, long-sleeved T-shirts and sunglasses are ways some are trying to protect themselves. The American Cancer Society has also teamed with the NFL to place sunscreen stations at camps all around the league for fans, team employees and media. By Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 900 words, photo, video by 3 a.m. Friday.

FBN--YOGA IN THE NFL

NEW YORK - Football players don"t fit the mold of a normal yogi, someone who regularly practices yoga. Yet in recent years, the presence of yoga has grown in the NFL. The two complement each other both mentally and physically. By Terrin Waack. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos by 12 p.m. Friday.

-With: -FBN--Yoga vs Stretching and FBN--Keith Mitchell-Pro Turned Yogi.

MONDAY, Aug. 20

SPORTS BETTING-COLLEGE INTEGRITY FEES

College athletic departments say the expansion of legalized wagering on sports mean they need to pay more to monitor athletes and educate them on the risks associated with gambling. In states where it"s legal to bet on college games or soon will be, schools are taking a page from the playbooks of pro leagues by pushing casinos to pay them ""integrity fees."" It"s a strategy that hasn"t worked so far for MLB, the NBA and others but gets a new attempt by universities that deal with younger athletes and are politically well connected in their states. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 3 a.m. Monday.

TUESDAY, Aug. 21

FBN--COWBOYS-VOICE OF BOOM

OXNARD, Calif. - Kris Richard celebrates with Dallas defensive backs as if their new position coach made the plays himself. The fiery, vocal style of one of the men behind the Legion of Boom in Seattle raises the question of whether that success can translate to a young group at a position where the Cowboys have struggled to find or create playmakers in recent years. There"s also persistent talk of whether a reunion is in order for Richard and Seahawks holdout Earl Thomas. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 3 a.m. Tuesday.

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