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'This is bigger than me': Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young delivers unifying message in Norman

NORMAN — Trae Young stepped to the microphone to address an amphitheater dotted with protesters. Some were his family and...

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Will open seats be familiar sight in sports as virus fades?

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Empty seats have been the norm the past few years at the University of Kansas, where a succession of...

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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Top Paid iPhone Apps:1. Minecraft, Mojang2. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd4....

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What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Countries around the world continue easing restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic and regaining a bit of what life was...

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AP Sportlight

June 31932 — Lou Gehrig becomes the first major league player to hit four consecutive home runs in a game, giving the New York...

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This Date in Baseball

June 31918 — Dutch Leonard of the Boston Red Sox pitched his second no-hitter, blanking the Detroit Tigers 5-0.1932 — Lou...

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Notre Dame-Navy football opener moved from Ireland to U.S.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The college football season opener between Notre Dame and Navy has been moved out of Ireland because of...

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Death toll grows in national protests

One man was the beloved owner of a Louisville barbecue restaurant who made sure to provide free meals to officers. Another was...

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Monday Sports in Brief

BASEBALLNEW YORK (AP) — Baseball owners and players have reverted to form -- the type displayed over the past half-century...

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5 things to know today - that aren't about the virus

Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news:1. ‘HATE JUST HIDES. IT DOESN'T GO AWAY' Joe Biden is vowing if elected to...

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Mountain West to eliminate some postseason tournaments

The Mountain West is eliminating postseason tournaments in baseball, men’s and women’s tennis and women’s soccer and shortening...

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Big Ten Commissioner Warren creates anti-racism coalition

The Big Ten's Kevin Warren, the first black commissioner of a Power Five conference, is creating a coalition to give the...

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Judge tosses ex-basketball players' 'Fortnite' dance lawsuit

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which two former University of Maryland men’s basketball...

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Clemson leading scorer Simms returning for final year

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson leading scorer Aamir Simms is returning for a final season after withdrawing his name from the NBA...

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LSU schedules first football games vs Grambling, Southern

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Defending national champion LSU has for the first time scheduled football games with Southern and...

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Clemson WR Ross out for the year due to spinal condition

Clemson receiver Justyn Ross, considered a first-round NFL draft pick next spring, will miss the upcoming college season due to...

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Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye dies at 80

College Football Hall of Famer Pat Dye, who took over a downtrodden Auburn football program in 1981 and turned it into a...

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The Latest: Australia rugby league tour of England canceled

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The first England-Australia rugby league...

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Non-revenue sports fret over college athlete compensation

College coaches in non-revenue sports are worried about the impact legislation allowing compensation for athletes could have on...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

BASEBALLNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball players ignored claims by clubs that they need to take additional pay cuts,...

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Former Fresno State baseball coach Bob Bennett dies at 86

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Bob Bennett, the winningest baseball coach in Fresno State history and a member of the College Baseball...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

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Thunder general manager Sam Presti made the suggestion and the hairs stood up on the back of fans’ necks. As of now, the Thunder isn’t going to get shooting out of its centers. As of now. "But maybe we can push Steven into a development...

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College Football Hall of Fame damaged in Atlanta protests

ATLANTA (AP) — The College Football Hall of Fame is boarded up and assessing damage from a destructive night of protests in...

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Florida G Nembhard withdraws from NBA draft, transfers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida point guard Andrew Nembhard is removing his name from the NBA draft and returning to school —...

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Number of eliminated college sports programs nearing 100

Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls stemming from the pandemic are approaching an unwelcome milestone: In coming days,...

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List of college teams cut because of coronavirus pandemic

Four-year college athletic teams eliminated because of budgetary cuts or school closures associated with the coronavirus...

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Friday's Sports in Brief

PRO BASKETBALLThe NBA Board of Governors met again without a consensus opinion emerging on how many teams should be back on the...

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Column: A college hockey program worth saving in Alabama

They've always been an outlier, a major college hockey program in the Deep South.As with most pioneers, they've teetered on the...

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Big 12 revenue distribution down only slightly amid pandemic

The Big 12's revenue distribution to its 10 schools decreased only slightly because of the pandemic that led to the...

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The Latest: West Indies cricket cutting pay by 50%

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Cricket West Indies has announced a...

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Power Five leagues ask Congress for athlete compensation law

The Power Five conference commissioners are asking Congress to move forward with federal legislation regarding compensation for...

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NCAA offers guidance for bringing athletes back to campus

The NCAA released a long and detailed plan Friday to help schools bring back athletes to campus during a pandemic.While schools...

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Alabama-Huntsville hockey gets another chance

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama-Huntsville’s hockey program has gotten a reprieve — for now.Athletic director Cade Smith said...

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AP Top 25 Podcast: Looking for 2020's Burrow or Baylor

Baylor and Minnesota went from unranked to conference title contenders in 2019.Joe Burrow went from middle-of-the-pack...

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Shortened MLB amateur draft to remain at New Jersey studio

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s shortened amateur draft will remain at the MLB Network studios in Secaucus, New Jersey,...

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QB Daniels heading to Georgia after leaving Southern Cal

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia has picked up another high-profile transfer quarterback, landing former Southern California starter JT...

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Police: Tulane football player arrested after punching girl

ZACHARY, La. (AP) — A fight at a Waffle House in Louisiana landed a Tulane University football player in jail and a teenage...

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Thursday's Sports in Brief

AUTO RACINGCONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott’s streak of bitter defeats in NASCAR’s frantic first push of rescheduled races...

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"Athlete A" gymnast Nichols, OU QB Hurts Big 12 top athletes

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Two-time NCAA all-around champion gymnast Maggie Nichols and Heisman Trophy runner-up Jalen Hurts were...

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Stuart Robinson leaving SUNY New Paltz to become NYU’s AD

NEW YORK (AP) — Stuart Robinson is leaving SUNY New Paltz to become NYU's athletic director.NYU said Thursday that Robinson...

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Jason Terry returning to Arizona as assistant coach

Former Arizona star Jason Terry is headed back to the desert.Arizona hired Terry as an assistant basketball coach Thursday,...

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Hoya to B12: Ex-Georgetown G McClung signs with Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Former Georgetown guard Mac McClung will play at Texas Tech after Davide Moretti's departure from the Red...

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The Latest: Iowa AD looking at different football scenarios

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is not...

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Georgia's Smart: Players will be safer working out on campus

ATLANTA (AP) — As he prepares to welcome his players back to campus, Georgia coach Kirby Smart insisted Thursday that they'll...

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HARDCOVER FICTION1. “Camino Winds” by John Grisham (Doubleday)2. “If It Bleeds” by Stephen King (Scribner)3. “The 20th Victim”...

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Brown to go from 38 to 29 sports to enhance competitiveness

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University will reduce its number of varsity sports from 38 to 29 in a move designed to make the...

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Conference USA sets bowl lineup for 2020-25

DALLAS (AP) — Conference USA has secured its bowl lineup through the 2025 season, with seven guaranteed postseason appearances...

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Kentucky, Notre Dame meet this fall to begin 3-year series

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky and Notre Dame play this fall to begin a three-year series between two of college basketball’s...

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Wednesday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALLNEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players appeared likely to propose more regular-season games this year while holding to their...

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Houston's White out for year after injuring knee in workout

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston forward Fabian White Jr. will have knee surgery this week and miss this season after injuring himself in...

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NCAA makes Juzang eligible at UCLA for next season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kentucky transfer Johnny Juzang can play basketball for UCLA this winter.The NCAA on Wednesday approved a...

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Report: Hurley accused Arizona State AD in booster scandal

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State men's basketball coach Bobby Hurley sent an email to Ray Anderson last season alleging the...

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Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___May 27The New York Post on Twitter fact-checking President...

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Title IX major factor for colleges looking at sports cuts

Financially challenged schools considering cutting sports in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are making difficult...

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Ross Stripling pitches ... financial advice during pandemic

Ross Stripling has spent much of the last two months working on an island —- the one in the kitchen of his Houston home.With...

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Tuesday's Sports in Brief

AUTO RACINGCONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott gained a measure of revenge against Kyle Busch on Tuesday night — and then let...

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The Latest: Iowa St AD sees football games with 30,000 fans

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Iowa State athletic director Jaime Pollard...

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Pac-12: Voluntary workouts can resume on campus on June 15

The Pac-12 Conference will allow voluntary workouts on campus for all sports beginning June 15, subject to the decision of each...

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Chris Dufresne, heralded college football writer, dies at 62

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Dufresne, an award-winning former sports writer for the Los Angeles Times, has died. He was 62.He died...

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Texas Tech's Davide Moretti turning pro back home in Italy

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech guard Davide Moretti is skipping his final season to turn pro with Olimpia Milano is his home...

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Idaho State track athletes want transgender lawsuit tossed

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two female athletes at Idaho State University want a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a new...

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Ex-De Paul player Jalen Coleman-Lands signs with Iowa State

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Former DePaul guard Jalen Coleman-Lands is joining Iowa State as a graduate transfer.Iowa State announced...

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Lawyers appointed to look out for U. Mich. sex case victims

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday appointed three attorneys to look out for the interests of anyone who said they were...

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QB Ramsey, punter Adams transfer to Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Former Indiana quarterback Peyton Ramsey has transferred to Northwestern, giving the Wildcats another...

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Networks, conferences delay announcing early-season games

NEW YORK (AP) — College football conferences and television networks have agreed to hold off on announcing start times for...

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Augenstein among those taking 5th year of NCAA eligibility

The runner-up at the U.S. Amateur last summer, John Augenstein’s plan was to play in the Masters, finish out his senior season...

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New parent charged in admissions case, agrees to guilty plea

A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Tuesday to bribing Georgetown University's former tennis coach $50,000 to get his daughter...

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Monday's Sports in Brief

AUTO RACINGCONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch passed Austin Cindric on the final lap in overtime to win his 97th career Xfinity...

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Ewing out of hospital after being treated for COVID-19

Georgetown basketball coach and former NBA great Patrick Ewing has been released from the hospital and is recovering from...

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Eddie Sutton, Hall of Fame basketball coach, dies at 84

Eddie Sutton waited so long to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He couldn't hang on long enough...

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Sessions, running for Senate, rejects Trump's criticism

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Jeff Sessions pushed back at President Donald Trump’s criticism Saturday, telling Trump that he was...

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Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf arrested in California

PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf was arrested in Southern California on Friday.Leaf, 44, was...

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As Native Americans fight virus, basketball takes a timeout

PHOENIX (AP) — Basketball is woven into the fabric of Native American life.Kids dribble balls on dirt courts and shoot at...

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Alabama coronavirus outlook worsening amid state reopening

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — With Alabama's coronavirus caseload worsening while casinos, churches and more reopen, the state's most...

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HBCUs work to return to sports amid new coronavirus

In the 100 years since the Southwestern Athletic Conference was formed, the conference home for some of the nation’s most...

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The Latest: Outlaws run in front of limited fans in Missouri

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The World of Outlaws raced in front of live...

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QB Caylin Newton, Cam's brother, transferrring to Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Former Howard quarterback Caylin Newton, the younger brother of ex-Carolina Panthers starter Cam, says he...

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SEC, Big 12 to allow football workouts on campus next month

Southeastern Conference schools will be able to bring athletes in all sports back to campus for voluntary activities starting...

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F Brendan Bailey leaving Marquette to pursue pro career

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette forward Brendan Bailey is bypassing his final two seasons of eligibility to pursue a pro...

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Ex-Hoya, ex-Knick, current Georgetown coach Ewing has COVID

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown basketball coach Patrick Ewing tested positive for COVID-19 and is being treated at a...

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College baseball into July? Coaches say it would save money

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A group of Power Five coaches led by Michigan’s Erik Bakich is proposing a later start to the college...

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Arkansas State coach Anderson gets extension through 2023

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson has received a restructured contract extension that runs through...

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Star college football recruit charged with attempted murder

ACCOKEEK, Md. (AP) — A high school football player designated as a star recruit for colleges by ESPN is accused of trying to...

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Change of plea hearing for suspect accused of game threat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of threatening a shooting at Ohio State University and vowing to hurt players on the...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

HOCKEYThe NHL Players’ Association’s executive board is voting on a 24-team playoff proposal as the return to play format,...

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Clemson WR Ross to have shoulder surgery

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson receiver Justyn Ross will have shoulder surgery next month to take care of an issue that cropped...

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The Latest: Indiana hopes to have athletes back in mid-June

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Indiana University hopes to have some...

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Lessons from 1918: Old pandemic is a murky guide for sports

The image is striking: Fans watching a college football game in the midst of a pandemic, wearing masks with a smidge of social...

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Former Florida State lineman accused of striking girlfriend

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida State offensive lineman Jauan Williams, who is planning to transfer, is facing...

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Alabama and Arizona schedule football series

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Alabama and Arizona have agreed to a home-and-home football series in 2032 and 2033.The first meeting...

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Vanderbilt's Lee becomes SEC's 1st woman athletic director

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has removed the interim title, making Candice Storey Lee the first woman to become an...

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NCAA to lift moratorium on football, basketball workouts

The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to lift a moratorium on voluntary workouts by football and basketball players...

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The Latest: Pennsylvania working on sports virus guidelines

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania is working...

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Stephen F. Austin gets postseason bans, forfeits wins

HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen F. Austin received postseason bans for having low scores on the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate and agreed...

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Coach's payments to player lead to Iowa volleyball sanctions

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa women's volleyball program was placed on probation for one year and must vacate 33 wins over...

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Historically black schools hit hard by academic penalties

. (AP) — Historically black colleges and universities have once again been hit disproportionately hard with NCAA-imposed...

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Hoosiers upgrade roster with addition of grad transfer TE

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Hoosiers added graduate transfer Khameron Taylor to their football roster, they announced...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

COLLEGE ATHLETICSWASHINGTON (AP) — The Power Five conferences spent $350,000 on lobbying in the first three months of 2020,...

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Fired coach Majerle sues GCU for breach of contract

PHOENIX (AP) — Former men's basketball coach Dan Majerle has filed a lawsuit for breach of contract after being fired by Grand...

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Furman drops baseball, men's lacrosse amid virus budget cuts

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A university in South Carolina announced that it is shutting down the men's varsity lacrosse team and...

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Longtime Colorado coach and administrator Ceal Barry retires

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Longtime Colorado women's basketball coach-turned-administrator Ceal Barry will retire in July after...

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Evangelist who built global ministry dies in Atlanta at 74

ATLANTA (AP) — Evangelist Ravi Zacharias, who built an international ministry that strives to defend Christianity on...

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Burmeister, who coached UTSA to NCAA tourney, dies at 72

CHICAGO (AP) — Ken Burmeister, a college basketball coach for 21 seasons who took Texas-San Antonio to the NCAA Tournament and...

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NCAA postseason bans nearly double despite steady APR stats

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The number of teams facing postseason bans because of low scores on the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate has...

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The Latest: Three South Carolina coaches taking salary cuts

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___South Carolina’s highest paid head coaches...

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Oklahoma basketball team to face Florida next 2 seasons

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger will return to the University of Florida as the opposing coach for the first...

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Academic Progress Rate Penalties

Twenty-three teams in 10 different Division I sports will face penalties as early as next season because of consistently poor...

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Seton Hall gets commitment from 6-foot-9 center Jeff Ngandu

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Center Jeff Ngandu, a native of the Congo who played scholastically in Canada, has signed a letter of...

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AP Exclusive: Power Five spend big on lobbying Congress

The Power Five conferences spent $350,000 on lobbying in the first three months of 2020, more than they had previously spent in...

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San Diego State adds Tomaić as transfer from Maryland

SAN DIEGO (AP) —San Diego State has signed forward Joshua Tomaić as a grad transfer from Maryland.Coach Brian Dutcher said...

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Spouse of broadcaster killed in Louisiana plane crash sues

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The husband of a broadcast journalist who was killed in a Louisiana plane crash along with four others...

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Column: Former Georgia player shows power of persistence

ATLANTA (AP) — For all its ills, there are times when college athletics gets it just right.Meet Shedrick Wynn, who arrived at...

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Mother gets time served for $400K college admissions bribe

A woman who was locked up for five months in a Spanish prison after her arrest in the college admissions bribery scheme won’t...

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Correction: Paul Newberry-Persistence Pays Off story

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story May 15, 2020, about former Georgia football player Shedrick Wynn earning his college degree, The...

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Independent panel to rule on N.C. State recruitment case

The NCAA said Monday a case involving alleged recruiting infractions at North Carolina State will go through an independent...

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Darner out as men's hoops coach at Green Bay after 5 years

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Linc Darner is out as the men's basketball coach at Green Bay after posting winning records in four of...

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Virus has NFL prospects pondering threat of a lost season

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joe Burrow was a competent if unspectacular quarterback as a backup at Ohio State and during his first...

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Vanderbilt adds guard Isaac McBride as transfer from Kansas

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has signed guard Isaac McBride as a transfer from Kansas.Coach Jerry Stackhouse announced...

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Indiana adds another top guard to 2020 recruiting class

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Khristian Lander, one of the nation's top point guards, has signed a national letter of intent to play...

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Guard Olaniyi decides to transfer from Stony Brook to Miami

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Guard Elijah Olaniyi has decided to transfer from Stony Brook to the University of Miami.Olaniyi...

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Football still a possibility at big 3 Cal State schools

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The California State University system’s plan for a mostly virtual fall semester due to the coronavirus...

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Lefty QB Tua Tagovailoa a rarity in the right-handed NFL

When Tua Tagovailoa signed his rookie contract with the Miami Dolphins, the left-handed quarterback from Alabama didn’t have...

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Bye buy games? G5 could lose millions in Power 5 payouts

In 2018, with his school facing the possibility of cutting staff to make up a huge shortfall in state funding, Northern...

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Ex-Stanford two-sport star Zach Hoffpauir dies at 26

Zach Hoffpauir, a two-sport standout at Stanford who earned All-Pac 12 honors as a safety in football and played two seasons in...

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Taulia Tagovailoa transferring from Alabama to Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Taulia Tagovailoa, a backup quarterback at Alabama behind star brother Tua Tagovailoa, is transferring...

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The Latest: Mahomes to celebrate virtual grads at Texas Tech

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes is set to be...

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Saints add versatile running back, returner Montgomery

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have signed veteran running back Ty Montgomery, general manager Mickey Loomis said...

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Rodgers says Packers' decision to draft Love surprised him

Packers star Aaron Rodgers acknowledges Green Bay drafting a quarterback in the first round surprised him and complicated his...

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Chicago State hires Sardin as women's basketball coach

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago State hired Tiffany Sardin as coach Friday, hoping the former Virginia star can transform a struggling...

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Troy-Army set 4-game series in football

Troy and Army have scheduled a four-game series in football, spanning from 2022-2031.The schools announced Friday they will...

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Ole Miss signs Arizona State graduate transfer Romello White

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Arizona State graduate transfer Romello White has landed at Mississippi.Rebels coach Kermit Davis...

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Georgia State QB Ellington joining coaching staff

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Georgia State quarterback Dan Ellington, the team’s starter the last two years, is joining coach Shawn...

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Colorful player, coach Pepper Rodgers dies at age 88

ATLANTA (AP) — Pepper Rodgers, a colorful personality who helped Georgia Tech to an unbeaten season as a player in 1952 and...

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The Latest: Aussie rules football to kick off on June 11

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Aussie rules football will kick off again...

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UNLV graduate transfer Jonah Antonio headed to Wake Forest

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — UNLV graduate transfer Jonah Antonio says he will join Wake Forest.The 6-foot-5 guard announced his...

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Wilcox says Cal could seek location change for fall camp

California coach Justin Wilcox said his staff has looked at potentially conducting preseason training outside the Bay Area if...

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Oklahoma WR Haselwood injures lower leg in freak accident

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma receiver Jadon Haselwood injured his lower leg in a freak accident at home in Georgia and is...

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LSU plan, Akron cuts, highlight divergent pandemic effects

In one part of the country, LSU coach Ed Orgeron smiles and mentions a “light at the end of the tunnel” as he discusses his...

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'City Game' between Pitt/Duquesne won't return in 2020

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The annual “City Game” between Pitt’s and Duquesne’s basketball teams will remain on hiatus for a second...

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Wolfpack women add high-scoring Perez as graduate transfer

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State is adding graduate transfer Raina Perez from Cal State Fullerton.The Wolfpack...

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The Latest: College hoops coaches salute essential workers

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Many of college basketball’s top coaches...

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College basketball coaches salute essential COVID-19 workers

NEW YORK (AP) — Many of college basketball’s top coaches and biggest rivals teamed up with Madison Square Garden for a video...

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Filipino prospect Kai Sotto signs with G League

ATLANTA (AP) — Kai Sotto, a 7-foot-2 center from the Philippines, has become the fourth player to sign with the new G League...

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NCAA delays date for NBA draft entrants to return to school

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA is pushing back its deadline for early entrants to the NBA draft to withdraw and return to school,...

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Georgetown guard Mac McClung transferring to another school

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown guard Mac McClung plans to enter the NCAA transfer portal so he can switch schools after taking...

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Courtney Paris returning to Oklahoma as assistant coach

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Courtney Paris is returning to Oklahoma as an assistant coach after a 10-year WNBA playing career.The...

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Ex-NBA guard Mo Williams takes over Alabama State program

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former NBA point guard Mo Williams is Alabama State's new head coach.The historically black college...

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Georgia, Tech, Georgia State to meet in men's basketball

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech and Georgia State announced Wednesday that the city rivals will play a three-game men's basketball...

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MLB draft picks feel fortunate to avoid this year's process

CHICAGO (AP) — Ethan Hearn has some good friends who are eligible for baseball's amateur draft this year. Hearn is just an...

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Former Celtics, Canisius guard Johnny McCarthy dies at 86

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — John McCarthy, who won an NBA title with 1964 Boston Celtics and helped the Canisius Golden Griffins to a...

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Pac-12 football coaches pitch uniform start to season

As Pac-12 football coaches pitched an NCAA-mandated uniform start to the season, some of the latest plans to fight the...

Sports

Purdue's top defender to enter basketball transfer portal

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — First, Nojel Eastern entered his name in the NBA draft. Now the rising senior has put his name into...

Business

MAC eliminating and scaling back postseason tournaments

The Mid-American Conference is eliminating postseason tournaments in eight sports, including baseball and softball, and men's...

Health

The Latest: Division II league in Calif suspends fall sports

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The California Collegiate Athletic...

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Clemson's 2018 title team recognized for academic feat

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Clemson's most recent national championship football team also met the mark in the classroom.On Tuesday,...

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Sean Gleeson looking to bring uptempo offense to Rutgers

New coordinator Sean Gleeson has a clear idea what Rutgers' offense is going to be when the Scarlet Knights get back on the...

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Maryland basketball team adds Alabama transfer Galin Smith

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The Maryland men's basketball team has signed forward Galin Smith, who appeared in 94 games over the...

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Iowa's Bohannon, Nunge granted extra year of eligibility

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Big Ten Conference has approved hardship waiver petitions for Iowa basketball players Jordan...

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UConn, Mississippi State to play in Hall of Fame tourney

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — UConn and Mississippi State are scheduled to play in November's Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge...

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Virus sparks debate on whether more prospects will stay home

Concerns about the new coronavirus are preventing football prospects from visiting campuses this spring and keeping college...

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The Latest: MLB bat factory resumed production

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Major League Baseball may be weeks away...

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Longtime pass-rushing tutor Teerlinck dies at age 69

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — John Teerlinck loved teaching the art of pass rushing. His top students considered him the best instructor...

Health

Pac-12 has discussed all-conference football regular season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Pac-12 has discussed an 11-game regular season played solely against conference opponents as one...

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Budget crunch could impact how college teams opt to travel

When college sports teams finally return to play, they might not be traveling quite as far as they did for road games before...

Sports

NCAA leading scorer Dugan agrees to join Golden Knights

LAS VEGAS (AP) — NCAA leading scorer Jack Dugan agreed Monday to turn pro and join the Vegas Golden Knights.Dugan was a...

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Newly independent UConn signs deal with CBS Sports Network

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn has agreed to a multi-year television deal that will put most of its home football games on CBS...

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NCAA streamlines NET rankings for tournament selection

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA is streamlining its evaluation tool for selecting NCAA Tournament teams.The five components of the...

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College basketball victories leader Gene Bess retires at 85

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) — College basketball victory leader Gene Bess of Three Rivers College has retired.The 85-year-old coach...

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Alex Morgan gives birth to girl 3 days before Mother's Day

U.S. national soccer team star Alex Morgan has become a mom just in time for Mother’s Day.Morgan announced Saturday on social...

Business

AP reporter and editor Ron Harrist dies in Mississippi

Ron Harrist, who covered Elvis Presley, black separatists, white supremacists and college football legends during his 41 years...

Health

Colleges thrown for big losses in sports budget crunch

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With the end of this virus-disrupted school year drawing nearer, a predictably bleak financial outlook for...

Sports

AP source: MLB to cut amateur draft from 40 rounds to 5

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will cut its amateur draft from 40 rounds to five this year, a move that figures to save...

Health

Emmert: Unlikely all schools will start seasons at same time

NCAA President Mark Emmert says the coronavirus is making it unlikely all schools will be ready to begin competing in college...

Health

The Latest: Reno Rodeo canceled because of coronavirus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The century-old Reno Rodeo has canceled the...

Health

Big East thinking if campuses aren't open sports is a no go

The presidents of the 11 members of the Big East Conference are leaning toward not allowing sports to be played at schools this...

Sports

Jim Harbaugh proposes one-and-done rule change for NFL draft

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is pushing for a change that would allow football players to enter the NFL...

Health

West Virginia salary, athletic cuts to save $3 million

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons will take a 10% salary reduction for the next fiscal year...

Sports

Bills sign top draft pick DE A.J. Epenesa; and two others

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed defensive end A.J. Epenesa and two other players taken in the NFL draft...

Sports

Marquette adds Gardner-Webb transfer Jose Perez

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette has added Gardner-Webb transfer Jose Perez, who scored at least 15 points a game for his former team...

Sports

Basketball helped power Jets' Fant to football success

NEW YORK (AP) — George Fant spent most of his college days at Western Kentucky shooting basketballs and grabbing rebounds as a...

Sports

NCAA calls alleged Kansas basketball violations "egregious"

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The NCAA struck back at the University of Kansas and its men's basketball program Thursday, calling five...

Health

More than half of ACC football schools aim to reopen in fall

Nine of the 14 football-playing members of the Atlantic Coast Conference are making plans for reopening campuses this fall...

Health

Slashed St. Ed's: Reeling school cuts teams, breaks hearts

Carlos Tercero had already been forced to move in with one of his teammates when St. Edward’s University closed its campus...

Sports

Senators send letters to NCAA leaders with NIL questions

The chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee has sent a letter to NCAA leaders, conferences and schools requesting details...

Sports

Oklahoma State, Oral Roberts set on home-and-home basketball

Oklahoma State and Oral Roberts have agreed to a home-and-home basketball series for the next two seasons.The first game will...

Sports

Addition of Christopher puts Arizona State in good shape

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State clawed its way through last season, putting itself in position for a third straight NCAA...

Business

Army outfielder at a crossroads _ baseball or artillery

Army outfielder Jacob Hurtubise chose West Point primarily for its academics, and playing professional baseball wasn't on his...

Health

Wednesday Sports in Brief

NFLNEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has set protocols for reopening team facilities and has told the 32 teams to have them in place by...

Health

The Latest: 3 players on Brazilian soccer team test positive

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Copa Libertadores champions Flamengo of...

Sports

East Tennessee State promotes Shay to replace Forbes

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State is promoting Jason Shay to fill the head coaching vacancy that arose when Steve...

Health

AP source: FIU's Garcia defers salary in virus response

MIAMI (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says Florida International University athletic director Pete Garcia has...

Health

SEC schools expect campuses to be open in the fall

All but one of the 14 schools in the Southeastern Conference have indicated they plan to reopen their campuses for the fall...

Health

Patchwork decisions throw wrinkle in college football plans

There are 130 major college football teams, spread across 41 states and competing in 10 conferences, save for a handful of...

Sports

Ex-Wake Forest center Olivier Sarr transferring to Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Former Wake Forest center Olivier Sarr said Wednesday he is transferring to Kentucky, giving the Wildcats...

Sports

Titans agree to terms with veteran CB Johnathan Joseph

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with veteran cornerback Johnathan...

Sports

NCAA waives Division I minimum on scholarship spending

The NCAA approved a waiver that will allow schools to spend below the minimum level on athletic scholarships required to...

Health

Big 12 schools intend to open in fall, giving football hope

All 10 schools in the Big 12 Conference expect their campuses to be open in the fall, a key step toward launching fall...

Sports

NCAA rejects former UConn coach's appeal over violations

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An NCAA panel on Wednesday rejected an appeal by former UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie, who...

Sports

Oklahoma State RB Hubbard named top Canadian NCAA player

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard has won the Cornish Trophy, presented annually to the top...

Health

How does the Big Ten play football without open campuses?

Less than four months before the scheduled kickoff of the college football season, not one of the 14 schools in the Big Ten...

Health

Handful of Pac-12 schools expecting to reopen in fall

Five of the 12 schools in the Pac-12 expect to reopen their campuses this fall, a key step to the return of college sports.Many...

Sports

Oklahoma, Arkansas sked 2 hoops games in Tulsa, start in '20

Oklahoma and Arkansas have agreed to play two basketball games at the BOK Center in Tulsa.The schools made the announcement in...

Sports

Michigan guard Cole Bajema enters transfer portal

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan guard Cole Bajema has entered the transfer portal.The school announced Bajema's decision...

Sports

Dan Butterly named new Big West commissioner

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Dan Butterly is the new Big West Conference commissioner, moving over from the Mountain West after 21...

Sports

Roy Lester, former Maryland football coach, dies at 96

Roy Lester, who sandwiched a disappointing three-year stint as Maryland's football coach between a highly successful career at...

Sports

NCAA accuses Louisville basketball of recruiting violations

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The NCAA has accused the Louisville men’s basketball program of committing a Level I violation with an...

Sports

Carson Wentz embracing Eagles' decision to draft Jalen Hurts

The Philadelphia Eagles’ decision to draft Jalen Hurts in the second round has been one of the most intensely debated NFL...

Health

The Latest: Harbaughs donate $100,000 to United Way

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and his...

Business

NAIA, backed by NFL, to launch women's flag football

Women’s flag football will become a varsity sport for NAIA schools by next year, the organization announced Monday.The National...

Sports

NCAA women's hoops committee moves away from RPI to NET

NEW YORK (AP) — The women's basketball committee will start using the NCAA Evaluation Tool instead of RPI to help evaluate...

Health

Hertha Berlin suspends Kalou for video flouting virus rules

BERLIN (AP) — Hertha Berlin suspended and heavily criticized its striker Salomon Kalou for broadcasting a livestream showing...

Sports

Undrafted Michigan QB Patterson reaches deal with Chiefs

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson has agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs as an...

Health

The menu: College athletes get cooking classes, grocery tips

Nevada offensive lineman Nate Brown is doing his best to eat right, like many football players and other college athletes...

Sports

Olympians look to help young athletes during shutdown

CHICAGO (AP) — When Jesse Smith looks out at his Zoom audience, he knows exactly what the crowd is going through.The captain of...

Sports

UCLA's Jalen Hill withdraws name from NBA draft

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jalen Hill is staying at UCLA for his redshirt junior season.A team spokesman says Hill has withdrawn his...

Sports

Kansas, Missouri renew Border War with 4-game football set

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas and Missouri are resuming their bitter Border War in football after the former Big 12 rivals...

Business

Analysis: NCAA moves toward athlete compensation, but how?

The foundation is in place for the NCAA to drastically alter its definition of amateurism.By this time next year, college...

Health

NCAA's top doctor: Testing crucial to having sports in fall

Widespread testing for coronavirus will be crucial to having college sports in the fall — especially contact sports such as...

Sports

Uncertain Triple Crown: Kentucky Derby moved to fall date

Horse racing’s Triple Crown season has been thrust into months of uncertainty by the coronavirus pandemic. The Kentucky Derby,...

Sports

Wake Forest's Forbes focused on keeping current players

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — New Wake Forest coach Steve Forbes knows he’ll have to tweak his approach to configuring a roster now in a...

Sports

Notre Dame, Oregon top 2021 Maui Invitational field

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Former tournament champion Notre Dame and Oregon headline the 2021 Maui Invitational field.The bracket,...

Sports

NC State recruit Josh Hall to stay in draft, skip college

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State signee Josh Hall is staying in the NBA draft.The 6-foot-9 forward announced his...

Sports

Court upholds dismissal of suit over Iowa governor's flight

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a Des Moines attorney who...

Sports

Ex-1st-round pick Charles Harris traded by Miami to Falcons

MIAMI (AP) — Former first-round draft pick Charles Harris was traded Friday after three unproductive seasons by the Miami...

Sports

Davis overcomes hip surgery to be No. 1 pick in NWHL draft

Playing professionally, let alone returning to the ice, was the last thing on Sammy Davis’ mind following her sophomore season...

Health

The Latest: Former NHL enforcer Laraque tests positive

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque has...

Sports

Florida adds former Michigan forward Castleton to roster

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has added another big man to its roster.The Gators announced Thursday that former Michigan...

Sports

Big changes in AFC East, but Belichick the constant for Pats

NEW YORK (AP) — This could be the year.You know, when Buffalo, Miami or the New York Jets (finally) step up and (finally)...

Sports

NCAA faces lawsuit over violence against women at colleges

The NCAA is facing a federal lawsuit accusing the organization of failing to address gender-based violence by male athletes...

Sports

Swingman Tray Jackson transfers from Missouri to Seton Hall

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Swingman Tray Jackson has signed an offer to transfer from Missouri to Seton Hall.Pirates coach Kevin...

Sports

Rutgers guard Peter Kiss to enter transfer portal

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers guard Peter Kiss plans to enter the NCAA transfer portal after playing for the Scarlet Knights...

Sports

NCAA board recommends delaying change to transfer waiver

The NCAA Board of Governors has recommended delaying a change to the transfer waiver process that would permit all athletes to...

Sports

ESPN names Phil Dean new "Monday Night Football" producer

ESPN has named Phil Dean as its new producer for “Monday Night Football” beginning with the upcoming season.Dean has been with...

Sports

Record-setting Navy QB Perry will get NFL shot with Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) — As Malcolm Perry started his senior year last fall, he knew the Marine Corps was in his future.Pro football? Not...

Sports

G Money: A new pathway to the NBA is taking shape

Jalen Green was wooed by Memphis and its fans for months. Thousands chanted “We want Jalen” at the team’s first event that he...

Sports

Wake Forest turns to ETSU's Forbes as men's basketball coach

Wake Forest has hired East Tennessee State’s Steve Forbes as its men’s basketball coach.The school announced the hiring...

Sports

AP Top 25 Podcast: Recruiting stars shine at NFL draft

The first round of the NFL draft was dominated by former blue-chip recruits more so than ever before.Most of the players...

Sports

Sabrina Ionescu, wrestler Spencer Lee share Sullivan Award

Oregon women’s basketball star Sabrina Ionescu and Iowa wrestler Spencer Lee shared the Sullivan Award on Wednesday night as...

Sports

Utah guard Timmy Allen declares for NBA draft

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah sophomore guard Timmy Allen is testing the NBA waters.The do-everything guard from Mesa, Arizona,...

Sports

Verge is 3rd Arizona State player to declare for NBA draft

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Alonzo Verge Jr. has become the third Arizona State player to declare for the NBA draft.The junior guard...

Business

Skeptics loom as NCAA builds guardrails around compensation

For more than 60 years, NCAA leaders have insisted college athletes had to be amateurs and to be amateurs they could not be...

Sports

Damien Jefferson is 3rd Creighton player to enter NBA draft

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton forward Damien Jefferson has declared for the NBA draft, becoming the third player for the...

Sports

K-State salary, athletic department cuts to save $3.5M

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State athletic director Gene Taylor, football coach Chris Klieman and basketball coach Bruce...

Health

Georgia's LB Tae Crowder happy to be drafted, Mr. Irrelevant

Tae Crowder is going to have to settle for being Mr. Irrelevant without the frills for now.To be honest, the Georgia linebacker...

Sports

Colts sign 2nd kicker as Vinatieri recovers from knee injury

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts now have two kickers under contract for next season while the NFL's career scoring...

Sports

Boston selects BU's Sammy Davis with top pick in NWHL Draft

The Boston Pride selected Boston University forward Sammy Davis with the first pick in the NWHL Draft on Tuesday night.The...

Health

AFC South adds pass-rushing skill to already-loaded division

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The division that led the AFC in sacks in 2019 might be even tougher to block next season.Every team...

Sports

USC's Elijah Weaver enters transfer portal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California guard Elijah Weaver has entered the NCAA transfer portal, seeking to leave the Trojans...

Health

Pandemic impacts prospects of non-elite basketball recruits

PHOENIX (AP) — Jake Murphy expected this summer to be his showcase for college coaches, a chance to catch an eye, hopefully...

Health

The Latest: TCU coach optimistic 2020 season will be played

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___TCU coach Gary Patterson, president of the...

Sports

Nebraska backup quarterback Noah Vedral planning to transfer

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska quarterback Noah Vedral has entered the transfer portal and plans to play his final two seasons...

Sports

Violations bring probation for Nebraska women's gymnastics

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska women's gymnastics program has been given two years of probation and fined for breaking NCAA...

Sports

Broncos, D-lineman Christian Covington agree to 1-year deal

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent defensive lineman Christian...

Sports

Draft could bring Vikings more help now than North foes

The Minnesota Vikings were forced by a salary-cap crunch this spring into a soft remodel, with many more exits than...

Sports

University of Michigan hopes to settle doctor abuse lawsuits

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan hopes to settle lawsuits from hundreds of people who say they were sexually...

Sports

Broncos, Raiders, Chargers add speed to try to catch Chiefs

With their blazing speed on offense, the Kansas City Chiefs ran away from their AFC West brethren en route to their first Super...

Health

MLB teams adjusting as pandemic affects draft preparation

The Detroit Tigers can feel certain about one thing: They have the No. 1 pick in the draft.What that Major League Baseball...

Health

The Latest: Japan's medical head says vaccine needed quickly

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:The head of Japan’s medical association said...

Sports

Tulane basketball player charged with murder in Georgia

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — A Tulane University basketball player who recently declared for the NBA draft is charged with murder and...

Sports

Jaguars agree to terms with 18 undrafted free agents

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with 18 undrafted free agents, including running backs...

Sports

Falcons boost offense in class of 20 college free agents

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — After focusing on defense in the NFL draft, the Atlanta Falcons added more help on offense when they...

Sports

AFC North has new look, though Ravens still the team to beat

Following a season in which Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens ran away with the AFC North title, the rest of the division...

Sports

Vikings add Texas A&M WR Davis among 12 undrafted rookies

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms on contracts with 12 college free agents, after a record haul of...

Sports

Chiefs add speedsters to defense to balance blazing offense

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs won their first Super Bowl in 50 years thanks in large part to their blazing...

Sports

Gonzaga's Petrusev will enter NBA draft, but not hire agent

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga forward Filip Petrusev has become the third Bulldog to declare for the NBA draft this year...

Sports

Tech companies, like college athletes, eager to cash in

Imagine a major-college quarterback with a sizable social media following who posts entertaining and informative updates about...

Health

KU's Miles, Self, Long take salary cuts equal to $500K

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas athletic director Jeff Long, football coach Les Miles and basketball coach Bill Self announced...

Sports

San Diego State's Mitchell declares for NBA draft

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State junior forward Matt Mitchell has declared for the NBA draft while keeping open the option of...

Sports

Florida guards Nembhard, Mann declare for NBA draft

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida guards Andrew Nembhard and Tre Mann have declared for the NBA draft while keeping open the...

Sports

South Carolina F A.J. Lawson declares for NBA draft

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina leading scorer A.J. Lawson is entering the NBA draft for a second straight...

Sports

Louisville football signee shot and killed in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A star high school football player from Florida who had signed a letter of intent to play for the...

Sports

With most spots filled, Bills shore up backup needs in draft

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Brandon Beane joked he would’ve lost a bet on whether the Buffalo Bills would fail to make a trade during...

Sports

Bears draft big TE, speedy WR, add to defense in draft

The Chicago Bears drafted a big tight end and a speedy receiver. They didn't ignore their defense, either.How big a jolt they...

Sports

Packers don't take any receivers in surprise draft move

The Green Bay Packers acquired Aaron Rodgers’ potential successor but didn’t give their star quarterback any new wide...

Sports

Eagles emphasize speed, add Goodwin, draft fast receivers

The Philadelphia Eagles added speed, speed and more speed.After selecting TCU wide receiver Jalen Reagor with the 21st overall...

Sports

Vikings prioritize defensive line on final day of draft

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With a 6-foot-5, 260-pound frame, coming out of an SEC school in the middle rounds of the draft, the...

Sports

Titans wrap quiet NFL draft with more roster moves to come

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans made only one trade throughout the NFL draft, and general manager Jon Robinson's...

Sports

Lions addressed needs and drafted RB too talented to pass up

The Detroit Lions addressed pressing needs on offense and defense, took a running back too talented to pass up and bolstered...

Sports

Seattle opts for experience over projects in draft class

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks were not in search of projects in this year's NFL draft. That might have to do with the...

Health

Denver QB Drew Lock big winner in Broncos' infusion of speed

John Elway waited four years for just this sort of weekend where could actually build around a quarterback instead of sleuthing...

Business

Panthers make history, use all 7 picks on defensive players

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers sent a clear message over the weekend: It's time to upgrade the defense.General...

Sports

Jaguars put more emphasis on character to improve culture

Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell says it often: They’re not all going to be choirboys.It’s his way of...

Sports

Patience pays off for 49ers in draft with deal for Williams

The defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers went into the draft with obvious holes at defensive tackle and receiver, and a...

Health

Browns young GM sticks to NFL draft plan like "seasoned vet"

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Berry’s draft debut as Browns general manager was undeniably unique and ultimately unforgettable. It’s...

Sports

Falcons use draft to rebuild substandard defense

ATLANTA (AP) — After back-to-back losing seasons, Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and coach Dan Quinn know...

Sports

Texas Tech freshman Ramsey exploring NBA draft, could return

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech freshman Jahmi'us Ramsey is exploring the NBA draft while keeping open his options to return...

Sports

For Saints, fewer was better in the 2020 draft

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis didn't want to invest draft choices in players...

Sports

Giants help O-line in draft, all other picks on defense

After drafting Georgia offensive tackle Andrew Thomas with the fourth overall pick in the NFL draft, New York Giants general...

Sports

Colts find new potential weapons in draft to help Rivers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts found some new playmakers in this year's draft.They may have picked up their...

Sports

Texans' O'Brien uses 1st draft as GM to address many needs

Coach Bill O’Brien addressed many of the Houston Texans’ needs in his first draft as the team’s general manager, despite not...

Sports

Cardinals beef up defense, add protection for Murray

The Arizona Cardinals focused on two major needs in the NFL draft: Improving a defense that was among the league's worst last...

Sports

Jets fill some big needs in Joe Douglas' first draft as GM

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Douglas and the New York Jets entered the NFL draft looking for protectors, playmakers and leaders.Check....

Sports

Super Bowl-champ Chiefs wrap draft with eye on repeat title

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs spent five frustrating decades trying to win a second Lombardi Trophy.They plan...

Health

Led by LSU, Alabama, SEC players dominate remote NFL draft

Maybe the Southeastern Conference should simply hold onto its players and become part of the NFL.The home of national champion...

Sports

Former Western Kentucky star center Chris Marcus, 40, dies

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Chris Marcus, a two-time Associated Press All-America honorable mention selection during a decorated...

Sports

Wake Forest fires coach Danny Manning after losing stretch

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Danny Manning never built a winner at Wake Forest. Now the school is looking for a new coach and...

Sports

Gonzaga's Ayayi declares for NBA draft, won't hire agent

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga sophomore Joel Ayayi declared for the NBA draft on Saturday but will not hire an agent.The...

Health

US journalists seek to help colleagues affected by virus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Journalists from around the U.S. are finding ways to help their colleagues simply pay rent or buy...

Sports

Wake Forest says it has fired basketball coach Danny Manning after losing seasons in 5 of his 6 years

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest says it has fired basketball coach Danny Manning after losing seasons in 5 of his 6 years.

Sports

Miami, Nebraska still waiting for 1st player taken in draft

Miami and Nebraska dominated college football from the 1980s through the early 2000s.Since the Hurricanes and Cornhuskers...

Sports

Pick-Six: Most intriguing players left after Day 2 of draft

The quarterbacks are waiting.After four quarterbacks went off the board in the first round of the NFL Draft, Jalen Hurts of...

Sports

Raiders draft playmakers with 1st 2 picks in third round

Coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock set out this offseason to make the Las Vegas Raiders offense more dynamic.They...

Sports

Titans select CB Fulton, RB Evans on Day 2 of NFL draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans used two of their first three selections in the NFL draft to help bolster one of...

Sports

Bills draft Iowa DE AJ Epenesa, Utah RB Zack Moss

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A.J. Epenesa might not know much about Buffalo yet, though the Iowa defensive end is sure familiar with...

Sports

Rams grab Cam Akers, Van Jefferson to replace Gurley, Cooks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams went right to work patching the biggest holes in their lineup when they finally got...

Sports

Saints trade up twice in third round to take Baun, Trautman

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints traded up twice in the third round of the NFL draft on Friday night, moving up 14...

Sports

Packers stay on offense, add RB A.J. Dillon, TE Deguara

The Green Bay Packers have stayed on offense throught the first two days of the NFL draft, a major change from their usual...

Sports

Vikings draft OT Ezra Cleveland, CB Cameron Dantzler

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings patiently filled major needs on the offensive line and in the secondary with two more...

Sports

Jets trade down, take Baylor WR Denzel Mims in 2nd round

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets got Adam Gase and Sam Darnold a much-needed playmaker on offense, even after trading down in...

Sports

Bears open draft by taking TE Cole Kmet, CB Jaylon Johnson

Cole Kmet grew up in the Chicago suburbs cheering for Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher and former star tight end Greg Olsen. His...

Sports

Chargers believe moving up to take Murray was worth it

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers didn't have picks in the second and third rounds of the NFL draft for the...

Sports

Ravens draft Buckeyes Dobbins and Harrison among 5 players

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Looking to make the most prolific ground attack in NFL history even better, the Baltimore Ravens...

Sports

Colts grab USC WR Pittman, Wisconsin RB Taylor in 2nd round

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts used the first part of this offseason investing in their defense.On Friday, they...

Sports

Pats select safety Dugger, Michigan LB Uche in busy Day 2

BOSTON (AP) — After trading out of the first round on Day 1 of the NFL draft, the Patriots went to Tobacco Road to make a...

Sports

Denver Broncos build around Drew Lock in the NFL draft

John Elway pledged to give Drew Lock more weapons and better protection in an NFL draft teeming with wide receivers and...

Sports

Cowboys target defense on Day 2 with CB Diggs, DT Gallimore

The Dallas Cowboys decided they could wait to address their defense in the NFL draft when a receiver they didn't expect to be...

Sports

Needing blockers for Tagovailoa, Dolphins draft Hunt

MIAMI (AP) — Anxious to keep Tua Tagovailoa healthy, the Miami Dolphins invested in more protection for him Friday.Miami used a...

Sports

Texans pick TCU DT Ross Blacklock, Florida LB Greenard

Ross Blacklock is extremely proud of his father, Jimmy, and the impact he made playing for the Harlem Globetrotters for more...

Sports

Eagles pull off a stunner, draft Jalen Hurts in second round

After giving Carson Wentz a playmaker, the Philadelphia Eagles drafted his backup.The Eagles selected Oklahoma quarterback...

Health

The Latest: SEC has 40 players selected through 3 rounds

The Latest on the second and third rounds of the NFL draft.___The Southeastern Conference is on pace to smash another NFL draft...

Sports

Chiefs gamble on LB Willie Gay in second round, add T Niang

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs spent the past few weeks conducting plenty of virtual chats with Willie Gay Jr....

Sports

Jaguars draft Colorado WR Shenault, NT Hamilton on Day 2

Colorado receiver Laviska Shenault compares himself to NFL stars Larry Fitzgerald, Julio Jones and Jarvis Landry.He believes he...

Sports

Cardinals take OT Jones in third round to protect Murray

Josh Jones expected to hear his name called in the first or second rounds of the NFL draft but after 60-plus picks he was still...

Sports

Joe's target: Bengals open 2nd round by drafting Tee Higgins

CINCINNATI (AP) — No more Andy-to-A.J. in Cincinnati. Now, it's Joe-to-Tee.With franchise quarterback Joe Burrow in hand, the...

Sports

NCAA denies request to drop Division I sport minimum

The NCAA Division I Council denied a request to temporarily waive the minimum number of sports required to be a Division I...

Sports

NCAA to give men's hoops teams scheduling options in 2020-21

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA is giving teams new scheduling options for the 2020-21 season.The NCAA's Division I Council...

Sports

Coroner: WSU safety Bryce Beekman died of acute intoxication

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The Whitman County coroner says a Washington State football player who was found dead in his apartment...

Health

The Latest: Cape Cod League cancels season

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Cape Cod League, the top summer...

Sports

Detroit Mercy hires Gilbert as women's basketball coach

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mercy hired AnnMarie Gilbert as women’s basketball coach.Gilbert went 135-18 at Virginia Union in five...

Sports

Memphis freshman Precious Achiuwa plans to enter NBA draft

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis freshman Precious Achiuwa says he will enter the NBA draft.Achiuwa announced his decision in a...

Health

Ex-CEO, citing virus, seeks home sentence in college scam

BOSTON (AP) — The former CEO of a top investment company who got nine months in prison in the college admissions bribery scheme...