FILE - Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher speaks to reporters in Cleveland on March 12, 2020. With sports betting now legal in more than half the states and generating millions in revenue for once-apprehensive professional sports leagues, college conferences are starting to explore ways to cash in, too. The MAC was the first to jump in, selling the rights to its data and statistics to a company called Genius Sports, which will in turn sell it to sportsbooks. Steinbrecher said it is impossible to ignore the changing reality. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

College sports eye gambling money amid safeguard concerns

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson takes part in drills at the NFL football team's headquarters Monday, May 23, 2022, in Centennial, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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Washington Commanders guard Chris Paul works during a rookie minicamp practice at the team's NFL football training facility, Friday, May 6, 2022 in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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FILE - Harini Logan, 11, of San Antonio, smiles after correctly spelling her word as she competes in the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, May 30, 2019. The Scripps National Spelling Bee is back, fully in person at its usual venue outside Washington for the first time since 2019. But the pandemic continues to affect kids who've spent years preparing to compete for spelling's top prize.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Pandemic has lingering toll on smaller National Spelling Bee

Dev Shah's dream of returning to the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a soccer stadium, of all places.

FILE - Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku walks on the field after an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sept. 26, 2021, in Cleveland. Njoku got the long-term commitment he wanted from the Browns, agreeing to a four-year contract extension, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press on Friday, May 27, 2022. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the sides were still finalizing the package. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

AP source: Browns, Njoku agree on 4-year contract extension

CLEVELAND (AP) — David Njoku committed to Cleveland, and the Browns followed suit.

Omar Khan, the new general manager of the Pittsburgh Steelers, left, is introduced by Steelers owner Art Rooney II during an NFL football press conference at the team's training facility in Pittsburgh, Friday, May 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Steelers GM Khan embracing expectations of new role

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It did not take Omar Khan long to figure out he wanted to be around football.

Los Angeles Chargers offensive lineman Zion Johnson answers questions during an NFL football rookie minicamp, Friday, May 13, 2022, in Costa Mesa, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

L.A. Chargers sign first-round pick guard Zion Johnson

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers concluded the first week of organized team activities with first-round pick Zion Johnson signing his rookie contract.