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OU football commit Jordan Mukes learning from new Choctaw assistant, former Texas Tech DB Tre Porter

CHOCTAW — Nearly a decade ago, Tre Porter lined up across from Oklahoma receiver Kenny Stills. At the snap, Stills sprinted...

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Monday Sports in Brief

BASEBALLATLANTA (AP) — The two-time defending NL East champion Atlanta Braves took a huge blow when young pitching star Mike...

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Today in History

Today in HistoryToday is Tuesday, Aug. 4, the 217th day of 2020. There are 149 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in...

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Pac-12 responds to football players threatening opt-outs

The Pac-12 responded Monday to football players who have threaten to opt-out of the season because of concerns related to...

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TCU chancellor: Patterson apologizes for use of racial slur

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU’s chancellor said football coach Gary Patterson apologized Monday for repeating a racial slur when...

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Big 12 to allow teams to play 1 nonconference football game

Big 12 schools agreed Monday night to play one nonconference football game this year to go along with their nine league...

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No NBA draft yet as forward Yves Pons returns to Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Forward Yves Pons has informed Tennessee he is returning for his senior season with the Volunteers...

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Public ideas for Mississippi flag: Magnolias, stars, beer

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Magnolias and stars. Crosses and guitars. Beer cans and crawfish. A Gulf Coast lighthouse. Elvis Presley...

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Mamukelashvili opts out of NBA draft, returns to Seton Hall

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Forward Sandro Mamukelashvili has opted out of the NBA draft and is returning to Seton Hall for his...

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Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert returning for senior season

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Corey Kispert will not pursue professional options and is returning to Gonzaga for his senior...

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WCC institutes new rule to increase diversity

SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) — The West Coast Conference is implementing a new rule aimed at increasing diversity in hiring for key...

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This Date in Baseball

Aug. 41884 - Pud Galvin pitched the most lopsided no-hitter in major league history as the Buffalo Bisons routed the Detroit...

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AP Sportlight

Aug. 41884 — Pud Galvin pitches the most lopsided no-hitter in major league history as the Buffalo Bisons power past the...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALLAs college football leaders work to rescue a football season worth billions in revenue from the threat of...

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Friday Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALLAs college football leaders work to rescue a football season worth billions in revenue from the threat of...

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Next in summer of player empowerment: Pac-12 players unite

As college football leaders work to rescue a football season worth billions in revenue from the threat of COVID-19, the players...

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Michigan State's Tillman staying in NBA draft

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State's Xavier Tillman is skipping his senior season and staying in the NBA draft.Tillman...

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All-America center Garza passes on NBA to return to Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Big Ten player of the year Luka Garza announced Sunday he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and will...

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Arizona State'e Martin to return for senior season

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State guard Remy Martin is withdrawing from the NBA draft and will return for his senior season in...

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Pac-12 football players urge opt-out amid COVID-19 concerns

A group of Pac-12 football players on Sunday threatened to opt out of the coming season unless its concerns about competing...

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Reports: Text to Pac-12 players encourages possible opt-out

A text message circulating among Pac-12 football players is encouraging them to opt-out of practices and games until they can...

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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Damien Jefferson, Denzel Mahoney are returning to Creighton

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Denzel Mahoney and Damien Jefferson announced they are withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to...

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SEC contenders must navigate 10 games versus league foes

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) —The Southeastern Conference has long touted itself as the nation’s toughest football league from top to...

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Big Ten Freshman of Year Cockburn returning to Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Big Ten Freshman of the Year Kofi Cockburn is returning to Illinois for his sophomore season.The 7-foot,...

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Arkansas sharpshooter Joe returning for junior season

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas sharpshooter Isaiah Joe will return for his junior season after withdrawing his name from...

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La-Lafayette coach, ex-Miss. St. player Looney dead at 31

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Louisiana-Lafayette assistant football coach and former Mississippi State player D.J. Looney died from a...

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Settlement reached in death of football player in Kansas

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas community college has reached a settlement with the New Jersey family of a football player...

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Gonzaga's Joel Ayayi to return for junior season

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga guard Joel Ayayi is withdrawing his name from the NBA draft and will return for his junior...

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Illinois star Ayo Dosunmu to return for junior season

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois basketball star Ayo Dosunmu plans to return for his junior season rather than turn pro.The...

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The Latest: Duke says 25 returning athletes test positive

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Duke says that 25 athletes have tested...

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Mitchell to return for senior season at San Diego State

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Forward Matt Mitchell will return to San Diego State for his senior season after exploring his chances in the...

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Pac-12 sets Sept. 26 start for 10-game football schedule

The Pac-12 set Sept. 26 as the start date Friday for its 10-game, conference-only football schedule, joining the Southeastern...

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Stanford guard Tyrell Terry remains in NBA draft

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford guard Tyrell Terry has decided to keep his name in the NBA draft and skip his final three...

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DJ Funderburk opts to return to NC State for final season

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State's DJ Funderburk plans to return to the Wolfpack for his senior season after...

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Harvey Updyke, 'Bama fan who poisoned trees at Auburn, dies

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Harvey Updyke, the overzealous University of Alabama football fan who poisoned landmark oak trees at...

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Charges dismissed against Tennessee lineman Darel Middleton

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee defensive lineman Darel Middleton no longer faces charges of domestic assault and public...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

NBALAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Players and coaches from the New Orleans Pelicans, Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers and Los...

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Column: SEC moves raise question: Is season even worth it?

If college football somehow makes it to the field, all we’ll get is a shell of a season.Fewer games. Conference bubbles. A...

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The Latest: Bears place DT John Jenkins on COVID-19 list

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Chicago Bears placed defensive tackle...

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SEC goes to conference-only schedule, Sept. 26 start

The powerhouse Southeastern Conference reconfigured its schedule Thursday to include only league games in 2020, a...

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Inquiry finds racial bias, bullying in Iowa football program

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Facing a scathing report that detailed racial bias against Black players in his program and bullying...

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AP source: Southeastern Conference will limit football season only to conference games because of pandemic

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — AP source: Southeastern Conference will limit football season only to conference games because of...

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HARDCOVER FICTION1. "Near Dark″ by Brad Thor (Atria)2. "The Order″ by Daniel Silva (Harpe)r3. "The Vanishing Half″ by Brit...

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NCAA to allow players to support causes with uniform patches

The NCAA announced Thursday college athletes in all sports will be permitted to wear patches on their uniforms to support...

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Players describe abusive environment on Oregon State team

Athletes and others with ties to the program told The Associated Press that the head volleyball coach at Oregon State...

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AP investigation: Players describe bullying within Oregon State women's volleyball. Many quit, 2 contemplated suicide.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — AP investigation: Players describe bullying within Oregon State women's volleyball. Many quit, 2...

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

BASEBALLHOUSTON (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball on...

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College football cancellations or postponements

The number of canceled or postponed games as of Wednesday night, according to Associated Press research.Total Division I...

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Heartbreak of lost football season felt across Division III

There will be no pregame Victory Walk or singing of the alma mater after wins at Hobart College's 3,000-seat Boswell Field this...

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Mike Gillespie, coach of College World Series teams, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Gillespie, who played on and coached College World Series title teams with Southern California, died...

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The Latest: Colorado State pauses football after 8 positives

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Colorado State says it will pause football...

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ACC schedule includes Notre Dame, 10 conference games

The Atlantic Coast Conference reworked its football schedule Wednesday to allow each team to play 11 games and to incorporate...

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Virginia Tech star CB Farley to skip college football season

Virginia Tech star cornerback Caleb Farley announced Wednesday he will not play for the Hokies if there is a season, becoming...

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New CCHA men's hockey league adds D1 newbie St. Thomas

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The newly formed Central Collegiate Hockey Association added the University of St. Thomas on Wednesday,...

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The Latest: Lions place five players on COVID-19 list

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Detroit Lions have placed wide receiver...

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Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___July 25The New York Times on political conventions and...

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Leading hoops scorer AJ Lawson returning to South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's top scorer and rebounder AJ Lawson is returning to school for his junior basketball...

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Former Illinois, New Mexico St coach Lou Henson dies at 88

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Lou Henson, the plain-spoken coach who took New Mexico State and Illinois to the Final Four during a...

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Finance firm founder gets 6 months in college bribery scam

The founder of a Silicon Valley venture capital firm was sentenced Wednesday to six months behind bars for paying about...

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ACC limits football schedule to 11 games; Notre Dame will play 10 ACC foes and be eligible for the conference title game

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — ACC limits football schedule to 11 games; Notre Dame will play 10 ACC foes and be eligible for the...

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OU's Riley extended through 2025, will earn average of $7.5M

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley will earn an average of more than $7.5 million a year under a contract...

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Georgia transfer Howard immediately eligible at Georgia Tech

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Georgia forward Rodney Howard has been granted immediate eligibility following his transfer to state...

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Tuesday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALLKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes is joining the ownership group of the Kansas City Royals.The...

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Louisville receives extension to respond to NCAA allegations

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has requested and received a 45-day extension to respond to an NCAA Notice of Allegations...

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AP Source: ACC presidents to delay voting on new schedule

The Atlantic Coast Conference university presidents are expected to delay voting on a revised football schedule for the league...

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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Top Paid iPhone Apps:1. Minecraft, Mojang2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd4. Monopoly,...

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Cyclones add Ball St to replace canceled game against Iowa

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has added Ball State to its 2020 football schedule to replace the canceled Cy-Hawk Series game at...

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Monday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALLMIAMI (AP) -- More than a dozen Miami Marlins players and staff members tested positive for COVID-19 in an outbreak...

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The Latest: 49ers wide receiver James on COVID-19 list

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Richie...

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MLB outbreak reveals college football's vulnerabilities

Those working to get college sports up and running have been hoping the return of professional sports would provide valuable...

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Ex-UCLA coach pleads guilty to accepting $200K in bribes

A former University of California, Los Angeles men’s soccer coach pleaded guilty Monday to accepting $200,000 in bribes to help...

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After talk of collaboration, conferences go their own way

Plans for the college football season — if it is played — should start coming into focus this week.They will trickle down from...

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West Virginia shifts defensive staff after Koenning's exit

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Neal Brown has shifted responsibilities on his staff after the exit of defensive...

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Miami names Houston transfer D'Eriq King starting QB

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — If Miami has a football season, D’Eriq King will be the Hurricanes’ starting quarterback.The...

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The Latest: ASU's entire swim and dive teams to redshirt

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Arizona State’s entire swimming and diving...

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College basketball stuck in holding pattern during pandemic

Baseball has begun its coronavirus-delayed season with limited long-distance travel and no fans in the stands.The NBA has its...

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Oklahoma to face Missouri State week early Aug. 29

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma has moved its football opener against Missouri State up a week to Saturday, Aug. 29.The Sooners...

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KU adds Southern Illinois to open football season -- for now

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas added Southern Illinois to open its football season in just over a month. The game, however, might...

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The Latest: Big Sky delays start of fall Olympic sports

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Big Sky Conference is delaying the...

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NCAA heeds Division I's pleas for patience on fall sports

Heeding pleas for patience from college sports leaders, the NCAA Board of Governors held off on making any decisions about...

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3 Missouri players withdraw from NBA draft

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri basketball players Xavier Pinson, Mitchell Smith and Jeremiah Tilmon Jr. withdrew from the NBA...

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AP sources: ACC, Notre Dame eye 2020 football membership

The Atlantic Coast Conference and Notre Dame are considering whether the Fighting Irish will give up their treasured football...

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Tennessee Lady Vols add Walker as Harper's 2nd grad transfer

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Lady Vols have signed Jordan Walker from Western Michigan as the second graduate transfer...

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Georgia, Minnesota players win national prep honors

Football player Arik Gilbert and basketball player Paige Bueckers have been named national high school athletes of the...

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Costas joins CNN to talk on intersection of news and sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Time to cut a conversation with Bob Costas short. The new boss — CNN chief Jeff Zucker — is calling on the...

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The Latest: Chinese hoop league allows some spectators

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Chinese basketball league is set to...

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Ex-college basketball coach avoids jail for fatal punch

NEW YORK (AP) — A former men's college basketball assistant coach was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation, community...

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Former Oklahoma football coach John Blake dies at 59

John Blake, the former Oklahoma football player and coach who was the school's first Black head coach in any sport, died...

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If college football is played, will bowls be salvaged, too?

College football leaders are in the process of piecing together plans for a regular season during the COVID-19 pandemic.If it...

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Fans are key factor to save 3 kickoff games in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — There is no room for negotiation on one key point as Atlanta organizers consider multiple contingency plans for...

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The Latest: Michigan State stops workouts amid positive test

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Michigan State’s football team is pausing...

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Graham on NCAA compensation rules: We’ve got to do something

The Senate Judiciary Committee wants to have a bipartisan plan in place to regulate the way college athletes can be compensated...

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NCAA football oversight asks board for time on fall sports

The NCAA football oversight committee is asking the association’s Board of Governors to avoid making a decision soon on whether...

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Vanderbilt replaces Houston with visit from UConn in 2021

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt will host UConn on Oct. 2, 2021, as a replacement for a previously announced game with...

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Former UConn Final Four starter Stanley Robinson dies at 32

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Former UConn basketball player Stanley Robinson has died of unknown causes at a family residence in...

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Koenning out as WVU coordinator after player accusations

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has parted ways with defensive coordinator Vic Koenning a month after a player alleged...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

NFLNEW YORK (AP) — The NFL Players Association has agreed to the league’s plan to drop all preseason games for the 2020 season,...

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Boise St, San Diego St favorites to win Mountain West

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Boise State and San Diego State have been picked to win their divisions in the Mountain West...

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Uncertainty abounds as college teams scramble to find games

Arkansas State's opener at Memphis on Sept. 5. was still on the schedule as of Tuesday. That much athletic director Terry...

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The Latest: SWAC postpones fall sports, eyes spring football

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world:___The Southwestern Athletic Conference has...

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Gonzaga's Petrusev to skip last 2 years, turn professional

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — West Coast Conference player of the year Filip Petrusev announced Monday that he will pursue a...

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High school sports face many obstacles as school year nears

The same pandemic-related questions that have bedeviled professional and college sports are front and center for high school...

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Verge to stay at Arizona State, removes name from NBA draft

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State guard Alonzo Verge Jr. is withdrawing his name from the NBA draft and will return for his...

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The Latest: Dodgers CF Pollock considered skipping season

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___AJ Pollock says he considered not playing...

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Ex-football player receives 20-year sentence on drug charge

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former college football player who went to trial for violating North Carolina’s sports agent law has...

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'Big window' - Is testing plan rigorous enough for football?

If there is a college football season, Wednesdays could be busy for medical staffs around the country.The NCAA's latest...

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Tennessee dismisses lineman after domestic assault arrest

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has dismissed defensive lineman Emmit Gooden hours after his arrest on aggravated domestic...

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Michigan's Livers forgoing NBA, returning to Wolverines

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Isaiah Livers is returning for his senior season.Livers announced Friday he was removing his...

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Bea Gorton, Indiana's 1st women's hoops coach, dies at 73

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Bea Gorton, the first women's basketball coach at Indiana, has died. She was 73.The Hultgren Funeral...

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ESPN: Most highest-paid college coaches avoid salary cuts

Most of the highest-paid college football coaches have avoided the voluntary salary reductions that have swept Power Five...

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The Latest: Meadows tests positive, Moncada back from virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows...

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NCAA lays out plan for playing but warns of surging pandemic

The NCAA handed down its latest guidelines for playing through a pandemic while also sounding an alarm: The prospect of having...

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Tennessee Vols tight end has back surgery for herniated disk

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee tight end Austin Pope says he had surgery Thursday to repair a herniated disk in his...

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In summer of unrest, Hawkeyes tackling race issues

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The death of George Floyd followed by revelations of mistreatment of Black players in the Iowa football...

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RB Hubbard tabbed Big 12's preseason top offensive player

Oklahoma State junior running back Chuba Hubbard has been picked as the Big 12 preseason offensive player of the year, only...

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College hoops coaches move to eliminate standardized testing

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Men's and women's college basketball coaches are proposing the NCAA eliminate standardized testing...

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NCAA approves bowl eligibility adjustment for FCS victories

Major college football teams will be permitted to count two victories against second-tier Division I teams toward bowl...

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Alabama Senate race shapes up to be a contentious slugfest

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — With control of the U.S. Senate on the line, Alabama’s race is shaping up to be a contentious showdown...

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Central Michigan AD leaving to raise funds at Florida State

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Central Michigan is searching for an athletic director to replace Michael Alford, who is leaving...

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St. Thomas can go D1; Minn. school was ousted from D3 league

The NCAA gave the University of St. Thomas permission Wednesday to jump directly from Division III to Division I, the final...

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The Latest: Tigers' Boyd back after negative COVID test

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Detroit Tigers left-hander Matthew Boyd was...

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ASU, NCAA sued over death of linebacker found to have CTE

PHOENIX (AP) — The father of a former Arizona State University linebacker has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the...

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Love, Roberts, Westbrook highlight UCLA Hall of Fame class

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook and Dave Roberts highlight the latest class for UCLA's Athletic Hall of...

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ESPN considers how to make 'GameDay' work during pandemic

For millions of college football fans, couch potato Saturdays begin with ESPN's “College GameDay."The COVID-19 pandemic has put...

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Wisconsin teams to wear university crest logo with black 'W'

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin plans to have its sports teams wear a university crest logo with a black “W” to show solidarity...

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Ex-Canadian football player gets 3 months for college scam

A former Canadian Football League player was sentenced Wednesday to three months in prison for hiring someone take the SATs in...

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2021 Rose Parade canceled due to coronavirus pandemic

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The 2021 Rose Parade has been canceled because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on planning...

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Missouri's Drinkwitz takes side in mask-or-no-mask debate

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Eli Drinkwitz has been the head coach at Missouri for just over seven months.He has yet to lead the Tigers...

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In defeat, Sessions still says Trump is right for the nation

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Jeff Sessions took the stage with the same sense of conviction he had displayed in giddier times at a...

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Iowa's CJ Fredrick has surgery for stress fracture in foot

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa guard CJ Fredrick is expected to be ready for preseason practices after having surgery on his right...

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Tuberville defeats Sessions, wins Alabama Senate GOP primary

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions lost the Republican nomination for his old Senate seat in...

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Pence urges school reopening in Louisiana amid virus surge

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence insisted Tuesday the country's schools should reopen to in-person instruction...

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Syracuse's Tiana Mangakahia makes Australian national team

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse guard Tiana Mangakahia has been picked for the Australian women's national team.“I just feel...

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The Latest: Florida AD says he had a bout with coronavirus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin...

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The Latest: Irish rugby players taking pay cut

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Rugby players in Ireland earning more than...

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Patriot League punts on fall football as SEC leaders meet

The Patriot League joined the Ivy League on Monday, punting on football and other fall sports because of the coronavirus...

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Former USC starting QB Daniels eligible for 2020 at Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Former Southern California starter JT Daniels says he has been granted immediate eligibility at Georgia,...

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Kara Lawson excited for chance to coach at Duke

Kara Lawson has always wanted to coach at Duke — a fact the first-time college coach hadn't shared with many people.Once the...

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Texas keeps 'The Eyes of Texas' despite athlete demands

The University of Texas announced a series of steps Monday intended to make itself more welcoming to its Black students but...

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Longtime coach, executive Craig Robinson hired to lead NABC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Craig Robinson has been a successful businessman with a range of financial institutions. He has led...

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Northwestern's Phillips to chair NCAA men's hoops committee

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Northwestern vice president Jim Phillips was chosen Monday to chair the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball...

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Kentucky’s former Democratic Party chief to be sentenced

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking prison time for Kentucky's former Democratic Party chief when he is...

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Grit, resolve carry Northern Kentucky's Harris in hard times

The image Karl Harris has of his father is painted by old photos and the stories his brothers tell.His older brother, both best...

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Duke hires Celtics' Lawson to lead women's basketball team

Duke has turned to Boston Celtics assistant coach and former WNBA All-Star Kara Lawson to lead its women’s basketball...

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Sessions vies for Senate comeback in race shadowed by Trump

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Seeking a political comeback, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to beat out...

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Friday's Sports in Brief

NHLNEW YORK (AP) — Hockey became the latest sport to finalize a return during a global pandemic after NHL owners and players...

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Pac-12 joins Big Ten in eliminating nonconference games

The Pac-12 has become the second major conference to shift to a conference-only fall schedule amid growing concerns over the...

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The Latest: Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott tests positive

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has tested...

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Pac-12, Big Ten shelve games and fears grow of ripple effect

The Big Ten and Pac-12 became the first Power Five leagues to shift to an all-conference fall schedule as college sports faces...

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UNC recruit Grimes to reclassify, join Tar Heels this summer

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina recruit Tony Grimes says he plans to reclassify and graduate this summer so that he can...

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California couple agrees to guilty pleas in college scam

BOSTON (AP) — A California couple agreed Friday to plead guilty to paying $250,000 to get their daughter into the University of...

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The Pac-12 to play only conference games in fall sports

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pac-12 to play only conference games in fall sports.

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AP source: Duke talking with Celtics' Lawson on coaching job

Duke is in talks with Boston Celtics assistant coach and former WNBA All-Star Kara Lawson to lead its women’s basketball...

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Buffalo's D'Youville College makes jump to Division II ranks

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — D’Youville College sports teams are making the jump to Division II.The private Catholic school in Buffalo...

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Oklahoma coach Riley now pulling top QBs from prep ranks

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — On his official visit, Caleb Williams was scheduled to chat with Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley for 20...

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Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association halts fall play

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, a conference comprised of historically black colleges,...

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Syracuse University appoints diversity director for sports

Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack has added a position to his department, bucking a trend toward athletic cuts during...

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The Latest: California CCAA moving all sports to the spring

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:The California Community College Athletic...

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Big Ten scraps nonconference football games due to pandemic

The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday it will not play nonconference games in football and several other sports this fall,...

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Texas Tech signs 7-foot-1 Russian center as 8th addition

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has signed 7-foot-1 Russian center Vladislav Goldin.Coach Chris Beard announced Goldin's...

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Big Ten Conference will play only conference games in football, several other sports if fall seasons proceed in pandemic

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Big Ten Conference will play only conference games in football, several other sports if fall seasons...

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Florida, NC State schedule home-and-home series for '26, '32

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida and North Carolina State have scheduled a home-and-home series in football for 2026 and...

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Ivy League suspends fall sports due to coronavirus pandemic

The Ivy League on Wednesday became the first Division I conference to suspend all fall sports, including football, leaving open...

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The Latest: D-Backs' Guerra returns after negative test

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Junior Guerra...

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'Heartbreaking day' — Stanford drops 11 sports to cut costs

Stanford was already facing some difficult financial choices as it tried to support one of the nation's largest athletics...

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AP Source: Ivy League calls off fall sports, including football, for its eight schools.

BOSTON (AP) — AP Source: Ivy League calls off fall sports, including football, for its eight schools.

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Vanderbilt cuts at least 8 from athletics communications

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has laid off at least two people with six more forced to re-apply for their jobs as the...

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Cunningham says Boynton key reason he stayed at Oklahoma St

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton kept star recruit Cade Cunningham from leaving the program, in part,...

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Harbaugh was close to a new deal at Michigan before pandemic

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Wednesday he was closing in on a contract extension before coping with...

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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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Northwestern moves Wisconsin game from Wrigley to Ryan Field

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern's game against Wisconsin scheduled for Nov. 7 at Wrigley Field in Chicago is being moved to...

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Ravens quarterback cancels Florida event amid virus surge

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has canceled his annual “Funday with LJ” event in Florida due to...

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Ex-USOC spokesman Mike Moran dead at 78 after short illness

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (AP) — Former US Olympic Committee spokesman Mike Moran died Tuesday after a short illness at age...

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The Latest: Houston athletics cutting operating budget

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The University of Houston athletics...

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Austin Peay names Marquase Lovings interim coach for season

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Austin Peay has promoted associate head coach Marquase Lovings to interim head football coach for the...

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NC State hires ex-ECU head coach McNeill in advisory role

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has hired former East Carolina head coach and Oklahoma assistant Ruffin McNeill for...

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Alabama's Sarkisian undergoes successful heart procedure

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian has undergone a procedure to correct a congenital...

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Florida's Mann returning for sophomore year, chance to start

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida guard Tre Mann is returning for his sophomore season.Mann withdrew his name from the NBA draft...

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State Fair of Texas cancelled due to COVID-19

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The 2020 State Fair of Texas has been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns, the fair's board of directors...

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Former South Carolina football star, AD Dixon dead at 83

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former South Carolina running back, athletic director and board of trustees member King Dixon died...

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Alabama agrees to play 3 games with Tigers, 2 in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Coach Penny Hardaway and Memphis will play Alabama three times over the next three seasons with two of...

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Ravens quarterback to hold Florida social event amid virus

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson announced he will hold his annual “Funday with LJ” event in Florida...

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The Latest: Diamondbacks OF Kole Calhoun tests positive

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo...

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Sports jumps on PPP bandwagon, but big leagues take a pass

Rapper Ice Cube, Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and longtime boxing promoter Bob Arum led a cavalcade of sports leagues,...

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Bolton left Penn State after coach's 'noose' comment

Iowa State guard Rasir Bolton said he decided to leave Penn State last spring because of a comment by coach Pat Chambers, who...

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As schools ponder cutting sports, tennis proves vulnerable

The promise of college tennis lured Abhimanyu Vannemreddy from his home in India to the United States, where he settled in at...

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Soccer player appeals court ruling on obscene gesture

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former UConn soccer player who lost her scholarship after giving the middle finger to a television...

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Some K-State athletes protest over student's Floyd tweet

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Some Kansas State athletes were among about 100 people who protested this weekend over an insensitive...

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Coronavirus testing a stress threat for athletic budgets

Coastal Carolina already had one of the smaller athletic budgets in the Football Bowl Subdivision, and that was before a 15%...

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Jarmond faces many challenges in taking over as UCLA's AD

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most new athletic directors who take over in July have the luxury of getting acclimated to their new school...

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K-State players end threat of boycott over Floyd tweet

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State football players have called off a threatened boycott in response to an insensitive tweet...

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Austin Peay coach quits unexpectedly after 1 year on job

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Austin Peay coach Mark Hudspeth has resigned after one season on the job that included him taking the...

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The Latest: Pacers' Oladipo to sit out restart of season

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Indiana Pacers will finish this season...

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Top prospect Maker picks Howard over UCLA, Kentucky, Memphis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Highly touted prospect Makur Maker verbally committed to Howard University on Friday, picking the Bison over...

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Navy-Lafayette joins lists of college football cancellations

The coronavirus pandemic is already impacting the 2020 college football schedule, with the Sept. 12 game between Lafayette...

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Oklahoma State's Gundy takes pay cut in wake of T-shirt flap

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy took a $1 million pay cut and had his contract shortened by a year as...

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Oklahoma St finds 'no signs' of racism in football program

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State’s athletic director said late Thursday an internal review had found “no sign or...

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Texas linebacker Overshown to sit out until 'changes made'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas junior linebacker DeMarvion Overshown said Thursday he will sit out from all team activities until...

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Texas A&M, Jimbo Fisher handed recruiting penalties by NCAA

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M's football program was placed on probation and coach Jimbo Fisher given a six-month...

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Attorney: School asked track coach to take pay cut

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Longtime track and field coach George Williams was asked by St. Augustine’s University to take a 50% pay...

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Vandy player expelled for violating sexual misconduct policy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Vanderbilt football player dismissed from the team and expelled for violating the university's sexual...

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Reign's Bethany Balcer aims to build on rookie NWSL season

Bethany Balcer didn't come to the National Women's Soccer League by way of a powerhouse college program like North Carolina or...

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Boise State cutting baseball, women's swimming and diving

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise State is discontinuing its baseball program just months after the school was forced to cut short its...

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Idaho march brings college athletes, officers together

Tommy Togiai could hear the emotion in his teammates' voices, see it in their eyes, even on a computer screen. The Ohio State...

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McCallie won't return as Duke's women's basketball coach

Joanne P. McCallie won’t return for a 14th season as Duke’s women’s basketball coach.McCallie announced her departure in a...

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Trio of former UConn greats leading social justice charge

NEW YORK (AP) — Renee Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes appreciated what former UConn teammate Maya Moore was doing when the...

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The Latest: Oklahoma athletics cutting $13.7M from budget

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Oklahoma athletics department has...

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Utah defensive coordinator Scalley to keep job after review

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley will remain on staff but will take a pay cut and must undergo...

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College athletes from overseas might be stuck at home

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma has asked for federal help in getting his team back to campus...

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NCAA case against Kansas hoops taken for independent review

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The NCAA's infractions case against the University of Kansas men's basketball program has been accepted...

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SEC's Sankey: Federal NIL law needed for fair competition

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey told a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday there needs to be a uniform federal law...

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Coach Dawn Staley awaits Olympics, focuses on South Carolina

NEW YORK (AP) — Coach Dawn Staley would be prepping the U.S. women’s basketball team for the Tokyo Olympics this week if not...

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K-State launches diversity programs after football boycott

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas State is launching a diversity and education fund amid several other initiatives to address...

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Suspect accused of football game threat enters guilty plea

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who used Facebook to threaten a shooting at Ohio State University and vowed to hurt players on the...

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Tigers give $8.4M deal to Torkelson, who joins player pool

DETROIT (AP) — No. 1 overall draft pick Spencer Torkelson and the Detroit Tigers agreed to a minor league contract on Tuesday,...

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The Latest: Another PGA Tour player tests positive for virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Chad Campbell is the sixth player to test...

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Motion alleges Brown violated sports gender equity agreement

Attorneys have filed a motion alleging that Brown University violated a 22-year-old agreement to provide gender equity in...

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Former Iowa RB Akrum Wadley alleges mistreatment by coaches

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa running back Akrum Wadley ripped the Hawkeyes on Monday, saying he was so mistreated by some...

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Texas Tech again taps SEC for grad transfer in LSU's Monroe

Texas Tech added another graduate transfer from an SEC power Monday by signing former LSU safety Eric Monroe.Monroe joined the...

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Tar Heels welcome back Stephanie Watts after transfer to USC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Stephanie Watts is returning to North Carolina for a final season after transferring to Southern...

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Prep hoops star Emoni Bates commits to play for Michigan St

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan high school basketball standout Emoni Bates has committed to play at Michigan State for the...

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Some new college hoop coaches turn to experienced transfers

Mark Byington has spent more than three months as the men’s basketball coach at James Madison without being able to take a...

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USGA transfers US media rights from Fox back to NBCUniversal

The USGA is transferring its U.S. media rights from Fox Sports to NBC, which returns the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open to NBC...

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K-State players announce boycott after student's Floyd tweet

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State football players say they will boycott all team activities until administrators create a...

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Alabama mayor resigns after post on Crimson Tide's BLM video

CARBON HILL, Ala. (AP) — A controversial Alabama mayor has resigned after posting disparaging comments about the University of...

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

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. NIGHTMARE CORONAVIRUS...

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The Latest: Morehouse cancels football, cross country

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Morehouse College canceled its football and...

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Washington makes cuts to athletic budget

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington is reducing its overall athletic department operating budget by 15% for the 2020-21 fiscal year and...

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Catcher Austin Wells agrees to $2.5M bonus with Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) — Catcher Austin Wells has agreed to a minor league contract that includes a $2.5 million signing bonus after the...

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Kansas State athletes, officials decry student's Floyd tweet

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University is reviewing its options after a tweet by a student about the death of George...

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Clemson has 14 more football players test positive this week

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson said 14 more football players tested positive for the coronavirus this week, bringing the team...

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49ers sign first-round picks Kinlaw, Aiyuk to 4-year deals

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed first-round draft picks Javon Kinlaw and Brandon Aiyuk to...

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Oregon, Oregon State drop 'Civil War' name for rivalry

Oregon and Oregon State have agreed to drop the name “Civil War” for their rivalry games.The move Friday was made after...

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8-team field set as NWSL opens play with Utah tournament

OL REIGN2019 RECORD: 10-6-8, finished fourth.COACH: Farid Benstiti, first season.KEY PLAYERS: Midfielder Jessica Fishlock,...

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Tennessee planning on fans in stands with Vols' budget cuts

Tennessee’s athletic budget for 2020-21 is based on the Volunteers having fans in the stands for the upcoming football season...

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Thursday's Sports in Brief

NFLNEW YORK (AP) — The NFL still plans to hold training camps on time beginning in late July, though contingency plans are in...

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Alabama players, Saban appear in anti-racism video

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama football team released an emotional video on Thursday speaking out against...

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The Latest: Canucks say Vancouver out of NHL hub city race

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Vancouver Canucks say the city is out...

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Lobbying grows against Mississippi's rebel-themed flag

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — University coaches and Christian ministers filled the Mississippi Capitol on Thursday, urging legislators...

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ACC Commissioner John Swofford stepping down after 24 years

When John Swofford became commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1997, the league was basketball-centric and North...

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College athletes using platform to address social issues

Deuce McAllister grew up in Mississippi and was well aware of the racial history of Ole Miss when he decided to play football...

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Wednesday's Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Rob Manfred knows many fans were angered by the financial fight between Major League Baseball and the...

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Michigan announces Smith, Brown joining basketball program

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officially announced Wednesday that Mike Smith and Chaundee Brown are joining the basketball...

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The Latest: Grand Canyon hoops team placed in quarantine

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Grand Canyon’s entire men’s basketball team...

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WVU coordinator apologizes after player's accusations

Suspended West Virginia defensive coordinator Vic Koenning apologized Wednesday after a player alleged he made a series of...

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Brown U. students claim fraud, want cut sports restored

Lawyers for a group of Brown University athletes whose sports have been targeted for elimination are accusing the Ivy League...

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Miami OL Navaughn Donaldson says he's redshirting in 2020

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Offensive lineman Navaughn Donaldson, who has made more starts at Miami than any other player on the...

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Oklahoma State adds diversity council amid controversy

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State athletics announced a new diversity council Wednesday amid the fallout from football...

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UConn eliminates four sports in COVID-19 related budget cuts

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut decided to eliminate four athletic teams as it deals with an expected budget...

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West Virginia DC Koenning on leave after player accusations

West Virginia has placed defensive coordinator Vic Koenning on administrative leave after a player alleged in a social media...

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Tennessee to host UConn Huskies on Jan. 21 in Revival Series

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Tennessee Lady Vols will host UConn on Jan. 21 in the second game of the Revival Series between...

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Cardinals sign 1st round pick 3B Jordan Walker for $2.9M

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals signed first-round pick Jordan Walker for $2.9 million, which comes just under the...

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Former Kansas State guard Patrick transfers to DePaul

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Kansas State guard Brian Patrick is headed to DePaul as a graduate transfer, the Blue Demons announced on...

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Veteran Bentley U. women's coach Barbara Stevens retires

BOSTON (AP) — Longtime Bentley University women’s basketball coach Barbara Stevens is retiring after a four-decade run that...

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3 football players announce plans to transfer from Liberty

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Three football players at Liberty University say they have entered the transfer portal, with two of them...

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Short season, no summer ball make staying sharp a challenge

If all had gone as he hoped, Elijah Cabell and his Florida State teammates would have been playing for the College World Series...

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The Latest: American sailor Caleb Paine ends Olympic bid

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Caleb Paine, the only American sailor to...

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Return of college athletes gives glimpse of back to school

Late last week, Clemson announced 28 athletes and athletic staffers had tested positive for COVID-19.On Saturday, Kansas State...

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Indiana mourns death of 2-time Hermann Trophy winner Snow

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ken Snow, a two-time national player of the year, died Sunday, three days before his birthday. He was...

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Oklahoma State's Cunningham staying despite postseason ban

Cade Cunningham, one of the nation's top basketball recruits, has chosen to remain at Oklahoma State despite the program being...

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Schiano: Two Rutgers football players have coronavirus

A week after the football team returned to campus, Rutgers is reporting cases of coronavirus with some players.Coach Greg...

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Baylor 3-peat: Another major grad transfer for Lady Bears

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor has added a graduate transfer guard from another major conference for the third year in a row. Former...

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College coaches recommend required Black history courses

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The new committee formed by the National Association of Basketball Coaches to address racism and...

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New sponsorship categories could help Olympic federations

CHICAGO (AP) — Elk Grove Village is holding its own version of “The Bachelor.” It has a nice green rose with five zeroes behind...

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What Would Have Been: Red Sox-Cards and a CWS title

Most of the games played between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals have been in the World Series. If not for the...

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As athletes return to campus, what are they signing up for?

Ohio State calls it the Buckeye Acknowledgment and Pledge, a two-page document the school asked its athletes to sign before...

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LSU official: Football player quarantines were anticipated

LSU has begun asking a number of football players to self-quarantine in the past week because of instances in which some...

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Football players seek changes before returning to UCLA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA officials say they feel good regarding answering the concerns raised by football players about...

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The Latest: NFLPA advises halt to private workouts together

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The medical director of the NFL players’...

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Clemson sees 23 football players test positive for COVID-19

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson said 23 football players have tested positive for coronavirus since returning to campus this...

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Texas Tech adding grad transfer from Alabama in backfield

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech is adding Alabama graduate transfer Chadarius Townsend, who was used sparingly at running back...

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Trump administration backs Idaho transgender sports ban

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A recently passed Idaho law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports — the first such law...

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The Latest: 28 Clemson athletes, staffers test positive

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Clemson said 28 athletes or staff members...

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Winthrop eliminates men's, women's tennis due to virus

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Winthrop is ending its men's and women's tennis programs due to a financial shortfall caused because of...

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Following athletes, NCAA takes aim at Confederate flag

Emboldened by the athletes it serves, the NCAA is taking another stand on a social issue.The NCAA on Friday expanded its policy...

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Judge dismisses discrimination suit that named Jim Calhoun

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a sexual discrimination lawsuit against the University of Saint Joseph...

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Rangers sign top 2 draft picks who wait to see where they go

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers signed their top two draft picks Friday, even though it is unclear where second...

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Change of plans: Ex-Badger Kobe King won't play at Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former Wisconsin guard Kobe King has changed his plans and won’t be playing basketball at...

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The Latest: Inter Miami tests positive for COVID 19

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Inter Miami says one of its players has...

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North Carolina A&T names Will Jones men's basketball coach

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Will Jones' 19-game stint as North Carolina A&T's interim men's basketball coach not only earned him...

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Ohio State-Alabama set first home-and-home football series

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama and Ohio State have scheduled a home-and-home football series for the 2027 and 2028 seasons.The...

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LSU top assistant Greg Heiar leaving men's basketball staff

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU associate head basketball coach Greg Heiar is leaving the staff, he announced on social media...

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Univ. of Florida ends 'gator bait' cheer, cites racism

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida is ending its “gator bait” cheer at football games and other sports...

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Florida Sen. Rubio introduces NIL bill to push NCAA changes

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio introduced a bill Thursday that would protect the NCAA from being challenged in court if the...

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Tennessee coach says RB Tim Jordan no longer with Vols

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt says running back Tim Jordan is no longer on the team after he was...

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Pitt, WVU extend basketball 'Backyard Brawl' 2 more seasons

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The basketball version of the “Backyard Brawl” rivalry between West Virginia and Pittsburgh has been extended...

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Frost, Hoiberg donating some pay to Nebraska athletics

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska football coach Scott Frost and men's basketball coach Fred Hoiberg will donate part of their...

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Duke's Mayonnaise new sponsor of Charlotte football games

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke’s Mayonnaise is the new title sponsor of the regular-season college football game and postseason...

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Utah guard Gach transfers to home state team, Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Utah guard Both Gach (pronounced booth gotch) has decided to transfer to Minnesota to play his last two...

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St. Thomas gains NCAA approval for next step in D1 move

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The University of St. Thomas gained NCAA support Wednesday for the Minnesota school's bid to move its...

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NCAA approves plan for basketball players to access coaches

The NCAA Division I Council on Wednesday approved a plan to allow college basketball players to start working with their...

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Big Sky Conference gives athletes day off on election day

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — The Big Sky Conference said Wednesday that it will give its schools a day off from required athletic...

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The Latest: AVP shifts beach volleyball season to tournament

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The AVP tour will have a three-week beach...

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Southern Heritage cancels September game for health reasons

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Southern Heritage Classic has canceled the Sept. 12 game scheduled between Tennessee State and...

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Washington adds graduate transfer QB Kevin Thomson

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington may have found its quarterback for the upcoming season after Kevin Thomson, the 2019 Big Sky...

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NCAA rules D.J. Carton can play for Marquette right away

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette says the NCAA has granted guard D.J. Carton a waiver that will enable the Ohio State transfer to...

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Ex-Minn. coach Lucia picked to run new CCHA hockey league

Former Minnesota coach Don Lucia was named commissioner Wednesday of the newly formed Central Collegiate Hockey Association, an...

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Prosecutor: Security guard, patient killed by hospital guard

MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) — A retired sheriff’s deputy and psychiatric patient at a northwest Indiana hospital who were involved in a...

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The Latest: 32 positive virus tests for Superdome workers

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Superdome officials say positive COVID-19...

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Oklahoma St. coach Gundy apologizes for wearing OAN T-shirt

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — One day after Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard lashed out at coach Mike Gundy on social media for...

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Bailey, Freeney debut on college Hall of Fame ballot

Georgia cornerback Champ Bailey, Syracuse defensive end Dwight Freeney and Kansas State running back Darren Sproles will appear...

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Texas Kickoff pushed back a day for Mississippi-Baylor

HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas Kickoff game between Mississippi and Baylor is moving back a day.Game officials announced Monday it...

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Gundy's OAN support angers star Oklahoma St RB Chuba Hubbard

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard and coach Mike Gundy appear to have ironed out their differences...

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Boilermakers' longest-tenured AD, Morgan Burke, dies at 68

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Morgan Burke, the longest serving athletic director in Purdue history, died at his home Monday...

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Oregon, Arizona St athletes challenge NCAA in federal court

Attorneys filed a lawsuit against the NCAA in federal court Monday that seeks to prevent the association from limiting the...

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Robert Morris joining Horizon League, football to Big South

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Robert Morris is leaving the Northeast Conference to join the Horizon League.The school announced...

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Big Ten commissioner starts voter registration initiative

The Big Ten has created a voter registration initiative to go along with its Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition, hoping its 14...

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Doyle out as Iowa strength coach; Barta standing by Ferentz

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa athletic director Gary Barta gave a vote of confidence to longtime football coach Kirk Ferentz on...

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Texas president to meet with students on athletes' demands

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The interim president of the University of Texas said Monday he is scheduling meetings with student groups...

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What Would Have Been: US Open final round for Father's Day

The golf to watch on Father's Day this year won't be the U.S. Open as is usually the case. There also will be no live baseball...

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Police: Colorado man arrested after people held at gunpoint

DENVER (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Colorado man they say held two roofing-company salesmen at gunpoint who had been...

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Schools debate whether to detail positive tests for athletes

Over the past two weeks, as college athletes have returned to campuses to work out and prepare for sports later this year, a...

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The Latest: La. Tech football player positive for COVID-19

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world:___Louisiana Tech officials say a football...

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Iowa defensive back Jack Koerner hurt in jet ski accident

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa defensive back Jack Koerner sustained serious injuries when he and a passenger on a jet ski...

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The Latest: Clemson football players lead march on campus

TOP OF THE HOUR:— Members of Clemson football team lead demonstration on campus.— Bust of slave owner torn down, thrown in...

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Missouri football program pushes again for racial justice

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Ryan Walters had just arrived at the University of Missouri to coach safeties for the football program...

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Lawsuit: Coach told Drake player to lie after shooting

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Drake University student who was accidentally shot in the head by a basketball player alleges in a...

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ABC names Matt James as its first black 'Bachelor'

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC has named Matt James, its first black “Bachelor” to lead the network's long-running dating competition...

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6 Houston athletes test positive for COVID-19 with symptoms

HOUSTON (AP) — The University of Houston is suspending all voluntary workouts for its athletes after six tested positive for...

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NCAA encourages day off from college sports on election day

The NCAA on Friday encouraged its 1,100 member colleges and universities to give athletes the day off from sports on election...

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Ex-Arkansas football coach Bielema sues Razorback Foundation

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Former Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema, now an assistant with the New York Giants, has filed a...

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Texas athletes: Rename buildings, drop 'The Eyes of Texas'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A group of University of Texas football players and athletes across several sports called on the school...

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NJIT switches conferences to American East from Atlantic Sun

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Institute of Technology is switching conferences, joining America East and leaving the Atlantic...

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Ferentz, players say positive change underway for Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa football team took a big step toward improving its lines of communication in the week since the...

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Florida governor signs college athlete NIL compensation bill

Florida has cleared the way for college athletes in the state to earn money from endorsement deals as soon as next summer. That...

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Arizona State and Grand Canyon schedule 2-year series

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona State and Grand Canyon will meet in men's basketball for the first time in 40 years next season as part...

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Wait continues for hundreds of undrafted baseball players

NEW YORK (AP) — They sat anxiously by their phones, computers and TVs, hoping to hear their names called by big league...

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Liberty player to transfer, cites 'racial insensitivities'

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A women's basketball player at Liberty University says she is transferring because of “racial...

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AP Top 25 Podcast: College football preseason takes shape

The path to playing college football has been laid out by the NCAA.On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Ross...

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NCAA proposal for extended college football preseason set

The NCAA football oversight committee Thursday finalized a plan for an extended preseason that would include an additional two...