NEW YORK (AP) -- The NCAA said it will no longer allow Electronic Arts Inc. to use its logo starting next year. The move ends a lucrative business deal with the gaming industry giant and comes as the NCAA fights a high-profile lawsuit that says the governing body owes billions of dollars to former players for allowing their likenesses to be used for free.
The NCAA said it won't seek a new contract with EA Sports, which manufactures the popular game, beyond the current one that expires in June 2014. EA Sports first began making the game in 1998.
The company reported $3.8 billion in net revenue during its last fiscal year and, aside from its NCAA Football franchise, is well known for Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer and other games.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Johnny Manziel says he missed activities at the Manning Passing Academy because he ''overslept,'' and his absence had nothing to do with being out the night before.
The Heisman Trophy-winning Texas A&M quarterback was a counselor at the camp for high school prospects run by Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning in Louisiana, along with many other college quarterbacks. He left before it ended last weekend.
He said that while there were social events every night with the Mannings, he did not miss his meetings because of too much partying. Manziel said he fell asleep without setting his alarm and his phone died during the night. He also said his roommate, Alabama's AJ McCarron, didn't wake him up.
NEW YORK (AP) - A jersey worn by Ted Williams in 1946 sold for $184,000 and a Babe Ruth model bat from 1925-27 went for more than $166,000 in live bidding this week by Hunt Auctions.
Items from Warren Spahn's personal memorabilia collection amassed over $900,000. Spahn's 1957 Cy Young Award sold for $126,000, and his personal Hall of Fame ring went for $55,200.
The auctions were held Monday and Tuesday in Manhattan.
Other items were Chris Chambliss' 1976 ALCS winning home run ball, which sold for $82,655, a Brooklyn jersey worn by Roy Campanella that went for $55,200, a Mets uniform worn by manager Casey Stengel for $46,000 and a ball from Jackie Robinson's first game in the majors for $34,500.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner soundly rejected suggestions that the U.S. boycott the Winter Olympics in Sochi if Russia grants asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
The Ohio Republican was asked about Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham's idea that if Russia provides a safe haven for Snowden, the United States should consider keeping its athletes home during the 2014 Winter Olympics next February. Boehner said Graham was ''dead wrong.''
Snowden, who disclosed details about U.S. intelligence surveillance of Internet activity, has applied for temporary asylum in Russia three weeks after arriving at a Moscow airport from Hong Kong. The United States wants Snowden sent home to face prosecution for espionage.
GOING, Austria (AP) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Brazil might have been the wrong choice as host of the 2014 World Cup if the tournament is affected by more social protests similar to those at the Confederations Cup.
Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets during the warm-up tournament in June, demanding better public services and expressing their anger about the cost to stage the World Cup. Many Brazilians are upset over the billions of dollars being spent on the tournaments while they endure underfunded schools and hospitals. The 2016 Olympics in Rio are also at issue.
Blatter said he'll discuss the issue with Brazil President Dilma Rousseff in September.
Andretti Autosport announced it has signed on as the third team to compete in the environmentally friendly FIA Formula E championship, which will feature electric cars racing in 10 cities around the world beginning in 2014.
Michael Andretti's two-car operation will join China Racing and British-based Drayson Racing as organizations already committed to a field that will have 10 two-car teams competing in each e-Prix.
The races will be held September 2014 to June 2015 for a ''winter season'' on street courses that run through the heart of major cities around the world. Alejandro Agag, CEO of series promoter FEH, said there will be stops in Miami and Los Angeles on the 10-race schedule.
The X Games are going from the glitz of Los Angeles to deep in the heart of Texas.
Athletes with skateboards and motorcycles will be competing in the Texas capital after ESPN announced that Austin will be the next North American host city for the X Games.
The home to the University of Texas also has the new Circuit of the Americas sports and entertainment complex, which will be the primary site for X Games Austin. The 1,500-acre complex opened in November by hosting the F1 U.S. Grand Prix and held a MotoGP motorcycle race in April.
There were initially 13 qualified bids for the Olympic-style selection process, with Austin picked to host for four years starting next May 15-18.
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