UCF PLACE-KICKER GIVES UP EL­I­GI­BIL­ITY FOR YOUTUBE VIDEOS

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FLA.» UCF kicker Don­ald De OR­LANDO,

La Haye made the de­ci­sion to give up foot­ball rather than give up mak­ing advertising money from videos on YouTube that he pro­duced.

The univer­sity re­leased a state­ment Mon­day say­ing De La Haye did not ac­cept the con­di­tions of a waiver re­ceived from the NCAA and has been ruled in­el­i­gi­ble to com­pete. The state­ment said UCF of­fi­cials pe­ti­tioned the NCAA on De La Haye’s be­half and got the gov­ern­ing body to al­low De La Haye to con­tinue to make money from videos that did not de­pict him as a stu­dent-ath­lete. But the YouTube videos that de­pict him as a stu­dent-ath­lete would have to broad­cast on a non­mon­e­tized ac­count.

UCF spokesman Andy See­ley said he is un­cer­tain what part of the agree­ment De La Haye did not agree with. De La Haye, who is from Port St. Lucie, Fla., could not be reached for com­ment.

The univer­sity be­gan in­ves­ti­gat­ing in the spring whether or not the videos, and the fact De La Haye made money from them, were an NCAA vi­o­la­tion. NCAA rules pro­hibit stu­dent-ath­letes from mak­ing money off of their images.

De La Haye, a mar­ket­ing ma­jor, made sev­eral videos, some de­pict­ing his ev­ery­day rou­tine and some that dealt with his ex­pe­ri­ences on the foot­ball team. Some videos had more than 50,000 views, though it is un­clear how much De La Haye made.

UAB foot­ball back in ac­tion.

The UAB Blaz­ers suited up, worked out and show­ered in their new foot­ball build­ing.

UAB faces Alabama A&M on Sept. 2 at Le­gion Field, some 32 months af­ter UAB shut down foot­ball, bowl­ing and ri­fle cit­ing lack of fi­nan­cial re­sources. The pro­grams were re­sus­ci­tated af­ter an out­pour­ing of sup­port that gen­er­ated $40 mil­lion over a 15-month span.

Utah safety Hansen out.

Utah start­ing safety Chase Hansen is out in­def­i­nitely with an undis­closed in­jury.

Coach Kyle Whit­ting­ham hopes the 6-foot-3, 220-pound ju­nior will be ready for the sea­son opener against North Dakota on Aug. 31.

Utah does not typ­i­cally de­tail in­juries un­less they are sea­son-end­ing.

IAAF won’t lift track sus­pen­sion.

LONDON» The IAAF is not ready to lift Rus­sia’s sus­pen­sion from track and field com­pe­ti­tions as the coun­try fails to fully ac­cept the find­ings of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into its state-spon­sored dop­ing scheme.

A meet­ing of the in­ter­na­tional track and field fed­er­a­tion’s mem­ber as­so­ci­a­tions in London on Thurs­day will be asked to main­tain the ban on Rus­sia that was im­posed in 2015 af­ter World Anti-Dop­ing Agency in­ves­ti­ga­tor Richard McLaren ex­posed how failed drug tests were cov­ered up.

NBA to host NBL in pre­sea­son.

Three NBA teams will host op­po­nents from Aus­tralia’s Na­tional Bas­ket­ball League for pre­sea­son games in Oc­to­ber.

The Utah Jazz, which fea­tures Aussies Joe In­gles and Dante Exum, will host the Syd­ney Kings on Oct. 2. In­gles was cho­sen NBL rookie of the year af­ter play­ing with the Mel­bourne South Dragons in 2006-07. Exum was the No. 5 over­all pick in the 2014 draft.

MVP Rus­sell West­brook and the Ok­la­homa City Thun­der will host the Mel­bourne United on Oct. 8, and the Phoenix Suns wel­come the Bris­bane Bul­lets on Oct. 13.

This will be the first time NBL teams travel to the United States to play NBA teams.

Foot­notes.

Rory McIl­roy fired his cad­die of nine years and will use his best friend at the Bridge­stone In­vi­ta­tional and PGA Cham­pi­onship. … John Tor­torella of the Colum­bus Blue Jack­ets is get­ting a one-year con­tract ex­ten­sion af­ter a sea­son in which he was the NHL’s coach of the year. — The Associated Press

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