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NFL Draft: OU's CeeDee Lamb says DeAndre Hopkins comparisons are 'huge compliment'

ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. compared former OU receiver CeeDee Lamb to DeAndre Hopkins on SportsCenter on Wednesday.

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What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

A staggering 16.8 million Americans have been thrown onto the unemployment rolls in just three weeks, underscoring the...

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Louisville to implement 10% pay cuts for coaches, staffers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra said head coaches and senior department staffers will take 10%...

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Staley thinks No. 1 South Carolina is national champs

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley believes her top-ranked Gamecocks are the women's basketball national...

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South Carolina guard Bolden leaving program for final season

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina guard Jair Bolden is leaving the men's basketball program and will play his final season...

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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

Best-Selling Books Week Ended April 4th.HARDCOVER FICTION1. “Texas Outlaw” by Patterson/Bourelle (Little, Brown)2. “The Boy,...

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HBCU NFL hopefuls adjust after canceled pro days, combine

De’Montrez Burroughs looked at it as his best shot to accomplish his NFL dream.The South Carolina State senior receiver had the...

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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 are being talked about today:1. FEDS DENY...

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AP Sportlight

April 151918 — Babe Ruth pitched a four-hitter for Boston in the season opener and drove in two runs in a 7-1 win over...

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This Date in Baseball

April 141910 — William Howard Taft became the first U.S. president to throw out the first ball at a baseball opener in...

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

NFLTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady entered his final season in New England with a strong inkling that it would be his last with...

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A&M boss says full football sked could occur with Oct. start

Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp said Wednesday that officials believe a 13-game college football schedule would be possible...

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AP Top 25 Podcast: Over or under? Win totals for 2020 season

Over or under?Las Vegas oddsmakers have projected victory totals for every team in major college football from Clemson to...

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Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___April 8The Mercury News on the Wisconsin Democratic...

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NC State accepts NCAA case referral for independent process

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has accepted a recommendation for its NCAA case involving recruiting violations tied...

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NCAA grants DePaul's Coleman-Lands 6th year of eligibility

CHICAGO (AP) — DePaul guard Jalen Coleman-Lands was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA on Wednesday.Coleman-Lands...

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College baseball talent level to go up with change to draft

As disappointing as it's been to have the college baseball season shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, Michigan coach...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

NHLNHL Commissioner Gary Bettman raised the possibility Tuesday of not completing the regular season in order to squeeze in...

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Arizona's Mannion joins Nnaji in declaring for NBA draft

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona point guard Nico Mannion has joined fellow freshman teammate Zeke Nnaji in declaring for the NBA...

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Redskins weigh drafting Chase Young vs. trading No. 2 pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — It has long seemed like a virtual certainty that the Redskins will take Chase Young with the second pick in...

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Oklahoma State's Gundy targets May 1 return to football

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said Tuesday he hopes to have his team return to its facilities on May 1, a proposed timetable...

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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Iconic sports cities turn eerie during coronavirus shutdown

They are cities defined by iconic sporting events.When Augusta comes up, one instantly thinks of the Masters. If Omaha is...

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Microsoft engineer adapts fan-tracking app for COVID-19 use

A Microsoft engineer who designed an app to track North Dakota State University football fans on their annual trek to Texas for...

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Dayton's Obi Toppin wins Wooden Award as top hoops player

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Obi Toppin of Dayton won the John R. Wooden Award as the nation’s outstanding college basketball...

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Mississippi State AD 'disappointed' in Leach's noose tweet

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State coach Mike Leach is expected to participate in “listening sessions” with student and...

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Army coach Monken says players adapting to virus disruption

Army football coach Jeff Monken sees a teaching point in all the disruption caused by the novel coronavirus.“I think this is...

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Duke freshman Cassius Stanley declares for NBA draft

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke freshman Cassius Stanley is entering the NBA draft.Stanley announced his decision Tuesday after...

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Maryland star Jalen Smith to leave school for NBA draft

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland forward Jalen Smith intends to enter the 2020 NBA Draft and forgo his remaining two years of...

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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store for the week of April 5th.App StoreTop Paid iPhone Apps:1. Minecraft, Mojang2....

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Monday Sports in Brief

GOLFThe Masters goes from that annual rite of spring to two weeks before Thanksgiving. The U.S. Open now is scheduled in...

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Gamecocks’ Boston wins Leslie Award as nation’s best center

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina freshman Aliyah Boston has won the Lisa Leslie Award given to the top center in women’s...

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Stanford point guard Tyrell Terry declares for NBA draft

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford freshman point guard Tyrell Terry has declared for the NBA draft.Terry announced his decision...

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New women's coach Schaefer answering a 'calling' to Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — For Vic Schaefer, the decision to take over the Texas women's basketball program was profoundly...

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Michigan's DeJulius intends to enter transfer portal

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan guard David DeJulius intends to enter the transfer portal.The school announced the sophomore's...

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AP-Sportlight

Spokane (AP) — April 41937 — Byron Nelson shoots a 283 to win the Masters by two strokes over Ralph Guldahl.1938 — Henry Picard...

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Sportsbooks are dark and odds are long in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nobody would have given odds on this.Inside the glittering casinos that line the Las Vegas Strip, the slot...

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NC State signee Hall to test NBA draft waters

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State instate signee Josh Hall says he’ll go through the NBA draft process while...

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Arizona lands Seattle grad transfer Terrell Brown

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle University graduate transfer guard Terrell Brown has committed to Arizona, bolstering the...

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Haarms decides to leave Purdue, enter transfer portal

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue center Matt Haarms has entered the transfer portal and intends to play his final college...

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College student fills void with 'One Shining Moment' video

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — When it was apparent there would be no NCAA men's basketball tournament and no Final Four, Max Goren...

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Louisville's Nwora enters NBA draft after All-America season

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville forward Jordan Nwora has announced on social media that he will enter the NBA draft.Nwora was...

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Samford hires longtime prep basketball coach Bucky McMillan

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Samford has hired veteran high school coach Bucky McMillan to lead its basketball program.Athletic...

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Kentucky's Maxey becomes second Wildcat to enter NBA draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky guard Tyrese Maxey will enter the NBA draft, becoming the second Wildcats starter in as many...

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Florida guard Scottie Lewis returning for sophomore season

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida guard Scottie Lewis, one of the Southeastern Conference's top defenders, is returning for his...

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Sunday's Sports in Brief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bobby Mitchell, the speedy Hall of Famer who became the Washington Redskins’ first black player, has died. He...

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Kentucky point guard Ashton Hagans will enter NBA draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky point guard Ashton Hagans will enter the NBA draft and forego his final two seasons of...

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Texas hires Schaefer from Mississippi State

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas moved quickly to hire a new women's basketball coach, luring Vic Schaefer away from powerhouse...

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Column: Virus will make the timeline for sports, too

The unthinkable, at least for sports fans, already has happened.The games, as we know them, are shut down. We’ll never know if...

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Pro day cancellations forcing changes to NFL draft process

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bill Polian simplified the NFL's draft process years ago.He studied film, relied on medical experts,...

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AP Was There: Villanova's Jenkins beats Heels at '16 buzzer

A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA...

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Top title games: UConn's '99 win vs. Duke a program changer

Khalid El-Amin remembers Connecticut’s resolve to win a program-changing national championship.The last hurdle to transforming...

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The Latest: Grandmother of Baylor star Ursin dies from virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:The grandmother of Baylor junior guard Moon...

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Kobe, Duncan, Garnett headline Basketball Hall of Fame class

Kobe Bryant’s resume has yet another entry to validate his greatness: He’s now, officially, a Hall of Famer.And he’s got plenty...

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The Class of 2020: A look at basketball's new Hall of Famers

A look at the newest members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, announced on Saturday:KOBE BRYANTKey stats: 25.0...

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AP top tourney one-and-done players led by Davis, 'Melo

Anthony Davis didn’t need to score big to control a game for Kentucky.He made that clear during the final performance of his...

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AP Was There: Laettner's shot stuns Kentucky in OT, 104-103

A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA...

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Friday's Sports In Brief

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA indefinitely delayed the start of training camps and the season because of the coronavirus...

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The Latest: NCAA suspends infraction hearings, arguments

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:The NCAA says hearings and oral arguments in...

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Jim Houston, Browns' 'Mr. Dependable,' had CTE

Donna Houston knew her husband’s mind was deteriorating when the college football Hall of Famer and Cleveland Browns All-Pro...

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NC State's NCAA case recommended for independent process

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State’s NCAA case involving recruiting violations tied to former Wolfpack one-and-done star...

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Dayton's Toppin wins Naismith Trophy

ATLANTA (AP) — Dayton forward Obi Toppin has been awarded the Naismith Trophy as college basketball's most outstanding...

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Column: Remembering Final Four that never was in the A-T-L

ATLANTA (AP) — It would’ve been a magnificent weekend.Hoops. Music. A confetti shower at the end.A real celebration of...

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Marquette hires Justin Gainey as associate head coach

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former Marquette director of operations Justin Gainey is returning to the Golden Eagles’ staff as associate...

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Pemsl leaving Iowa to play final season as grad transfer

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Cordell Pemsl is planning to leave Iowa and play his final season at another school as a graduate...

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Tennessee coach ready to tap high school days to be creative

Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt finally has gotten the chance to talk football with his Volunteers, even if limited to a...

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Texas women's basketball coach Karen Aston dismissed

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas dismissed women's basketball coach Karen Aston on Friday, ending an eight-year stint that included...

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Basketball Hall of Fame set to announce 2020 class

A unique Hall of Fame class will be announced Saturday in a unique way.Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all...

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Oregon's Ionescu wins women's Naismith Player of the Year

ATLANTA (AP) — Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu has added another award to her collectionAlready named The Associated Press women's...

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10 Things to Know for Today

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

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Mississippi State coach Mike Leach apologizes for tweet

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach has apologized on social media for posting a tweet that...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

NCAAINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Athletic directors at the nation’s biggest sports schools are bracing for a potential financial crisis...

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Nick Saban favors extra teaching time, not longer fall camp

Alabama coach Nick Saban doesn’t believe extending preseason camp for college football teams around the country is necessarily...

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The Latest: MLS extends training moratorium through April 24

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:Major League Soccer has extended its...

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Oregon State's Destiny Slocum enters transfer portal

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State basketball player Destiny Slocum has opted to enter the transfer portal for her final...

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Michigan State AD defends Izzo after witness report

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State athletic director Bill Beekman defended basketball coach Tom Izzo on Thursday after...

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Ivies deny graduate eligibility for spring-sport athletes

NEW YORK (AP) — The Ivy League has decided not to allow its spring-sport athletes who had their seasons shortened by the...

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Former Wake Forest basketball coach Carl Tacy dies at 87

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Former Wake Forest and Marshall basketball coach Carl Tacy has died. He was 87.Tacy's son, Carl Jr.,...

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Hobey Baker finalists: Kawaguchi, Perunovich, Swayman

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — North Dakota forward Jordan Kawaguchi, Minnesota Duluth defenseman Scott Perunovich and Maine goalie...

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DePaul coach Dave Leitao's contract extended through 2023-24

CHICAGO (AP) — DePaul and coach Dave Leitao on Thursday agreed to a contract extension through the 2023-24 season after a year...

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Study: Gonzaga, Michigan top academics-based NCAA brackets

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gonzaga and Michigan stood out in a study that seeded men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament brackets based on...

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UNC's Cunningham to join NCAA basketball selection committee

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina athletics director Bubba Cunningham is joining the Division I Men’s Basketball...

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Ohio State star Kaleb Wesson leaving to enter NBA draft

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State star Kaleb Wesson plans to enter the NBA draft.Wesson announced in a tweet Wednesday night...

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Hoops dream: Florida walk-on relishes moment years in making

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Chris Sutherland was sitting near the end of Florida’s bench, sandwiched between teammates, when he...

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Survey: Athletic directors bracing for financial crisis

Athletic directors at the nation's biggest sports schools are bracing for a potential financial crisis related to the...

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BC-AP Sportlight

Spokane (AP) — April 31930 — The Montreal Canadiens win the NHL Stanley Cup with a two-game sweep of the Boston Bruins.1933 —...

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Survey of athletic directors reveals virus outbreak concerns

Highlights from a survey of more than 100 athletic directors by LEAD1, an association of ADs from Bowl Subdivision schools,...

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The Latest: Union player tests positive, first in MLS

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:A player for the Philadelphia Union has...

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Arizona State's White joins Martin in declaring for draft

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State junior big man Romello White is joining teammate Remy Martin in declaring for the NBA...

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Toppin, Howard, Powell among finalists for Wooden Award

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Udoka Azubuike of Kansas, Luka Garza of Iowa, Markus Howard of Marquette, Myles Powell of Seton Hall and Obi...

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Army hires Tenarius "Tank" Wright as defensive line coach

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Army has hired Tenarius "Tank" Wright as defensive line coach.Wright joins the Black Knights after...

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Study: racial graduation-rate gap grows for men's NCAA teams

A diversity report for graduation rates among potential NCAA Tournament teams found a larger gap between white and black men’s...

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Washington's Isaiah Stewart declares for NBA draft

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington freshman Isaiah Stewart declared for the NBA draft Wednesday after becoming a bright spot in an...

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Virus forces Wimbledon cancellation for 1st time since WWII

For the first time in its nearly century-and-a-half history, Wimbledon was canceled for a reason other than war, scrapped in...

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Former BC forward Jairus Hamilton commits to Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Forward Jairus Hamilton has committed to Maryland after playing basketball for two years for Boston...

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Former Syracuse football coach Frank Maloney dead at 79

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Former Syracuse football coach Frank Maloney, who succeeded the winningest coach in school history when...

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The Latest: Becher defends Sharks' games amid county caution

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___San Jose Sharks President Jonathan Becher...

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NCAA throws baseball coaches a curve with added eligibility

Widely hailed as the right thing to do for student-athlete welfare, the NCAA's decision to extend spring sports athletes'...

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Gillispie back in Division I close to home at Tarleton State

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Billy Gillispie said he had other opportunities to get back in NCAA Division I basketball during a...

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Missouri's Pinson, Smith and Tilmon declare for NBA draft

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri sophomore Xavier Pinson and juniors Mitchell Smith and Jeremiah Tilmon announced Tuesday that...

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Arizona's Nnaji declares for NBA draft after one season

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Zeke Nnaji has declared for the NBA draft after one productive season at Arizona."After much prayer and...

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Georgia's search for new QB on hold with no spring practice

Georgia coach Kirby Smart says the cancellation of spring football across the nation due to the coronavirus pandemic hurts...

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Air Force brings back Joe Scott as men's basketball coach

The Air Force Falcons are bringing back Joe Scott for a second stint as their basketball coach.Scott was in charge of the...

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Mother sentenced to 7 months in college admissions scam

BOSTON (AP) — A California woman was sentenced Tuesday to seven months in prison for paying bribes to rig her two daughters'...

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K-State brings back ex-player Southwell as assistant coach

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State brought back former player Shane Southwell as an assistant basketball coach Tuesday,...

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NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

The NCAA will permit Division I spring-sport athletes — such as baseball, softball and lacrosse players — who had their seasons...

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Minnesota's Carr says he'll enter NBA draft, not hire agent

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's Marcus Carr will declare his early entry for the NBA draft, the sophomore point guard said on...

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Gillispie named coach at Tarelton State for transition to DI

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — Billy Gillispie was named head coach at Tarleton State, taking over a program making the transition...

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W. Illinois hires Rob Jeter as head men's basketball coach

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Rob Jeter was hired on Monday as the head men's basketball coach at Western Illinois, after spending the...

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Arizona State's Martin declares for NBA draft

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State junior point guard Remy Martin has declared for the NBA draft.“Starting from a young age, I...

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Michigan forward Livers applying for early entry to draft

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan forward Isaiah Livers is applying for early entry into the NBA draft.The school said Livers is...

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Report: MSU basketball player accused of sexual assault

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A woman who said she was sexually assaulted by a Michigan State basketball player is asking the...

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Iowa's Spencer Lee wins Hodge Trophy after dominant season

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Spencer Lee of Iowa has been voted the winner of the Dan Hodge Trophy as the most dominant college...

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Mississippi State forward Reggie Perry enters NBA draft

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State forward Reggie Perry has entered the NBA draft.Perry announced his decision Sunday...

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Steelers sign 3 former XFL players to 1-year deals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A stint in the XFL has landed three players jobs with the Pittsburgh Steelers.The team signed defensive end...

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'There's no blueprint' - Virus upends college recruiting

After Michigan lost to Ohio State in the semifinals of the women's Big Ten Tournament, coach Kim Barnes Arico and her staff...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

OLYMPICSTOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers seem to be leaning away from starting the rescheduled games in the spring of...

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Texas A&M's Carter declares for WNBA draft

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M guard Chennedy Carter says she will forego her final year of eligibility and declare...

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Former Washington football coach Jim Lambright dies at 77

SEATTLE (AP) — Former Washington football coach Jim Lambright has died at age 77, the school announced on Sunday.Lambright...

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Legislatures meet remotely, limit public as virus spreads

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Members of the Arkansas House met in a college basketball arena, spaced out among 5,600 seats, as...

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Georgetown's Mac McClung to test NBA waters, could return

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown sophomore guard Mac McClung announced Sunday that he is declaring for the NBA draft but will...

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Arizona's McDonald to return for senior season

Arizona guard Aari McDonald will return for her senior season, bypassing a chance to leave early for the WNBA.“I am already...

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Rutgers hoops lands highly recruited center Cliff Omoruyi

Steve Pikiell and Rutgers took other step toward becoming a major basketball threat in the Big Ten Conference, getting a...

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Webber's TO vs Tar Heels among iconic March Madness moments

The most famous timeout called in the history of the NCAA Tournament has been variously called the biggest mistake, the biggest...

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AP Was There: NC State stuns Houston 54-52 for '83 title

A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA...

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The Latest: Jim Edmonds has pneumonia, awaiting virus tests

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Former All-Star outfielder Jim Edmonds...

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WMU promotes assistant Bates to head basketball coach

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Western Michigan promoted Clayton Bates to be its basketball coach Saturday, with its athletic director...

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St John's wing LJ Figueroa declares for NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) — St. John's wing LJ Figueroa has declared for the NBA draft.School officials announced Figueroa's decision...

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The Latest: Clemson QB Lawrence restarts virus fundraising

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and his...

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UT athletic director: Shaka Smart to remain for next season

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will stick with coach Shaka Smart next season after the Longhorns won five of their final six games...

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NCAA's greatest hits: Austin Carr's record 61 points in 1970

Austin Carr played for Notre Dame in an era when prolific scorers dominated college basketball.LSU's Pete Maravich was scoring...

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The Latest: The coronavirus sweeps curling world

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___USA Curling says additional participants at...

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Les Hunter, star on Loyola Chicago championship team, dies

CHICAGO (AP) — Les Hunter, a star on Loyola Chicago's barrier-breaking 1963 NCAA championship team, died Friday. He was 77.The...

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Ducks sign first-round pick Trevor Zegras to 3-year contract

Trevor Zegras is in hockey limbo like everyone else, but he is hoping that signing with the Anaheim Ducks on Friday will serve...

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Live tweeting replays helping fill the college hoops void

Kansas had kept Derrick Rose in check well into the 2008 national championship game when coach Bill Self decided it was time to...

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For Loyola's Sister Jean, pandemic is new territory

CHICAGO (AP) — Even to Sister Jean, the lovable nonagenarian nun who became a star during Loyola Chicago's stunning run to the...

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Vanderbilt guard Saben Lee declares for NBA draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt guard Saben Lee has declared for the NBA draft.School officials announced Lee’s decision...

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Villanova hires Denise Dillon as new women's hoops coach

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Villanova hired former star Denise Dillon as its new women's basketball coach Friday.Dillon, who has...

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Kentucky guard Johnny Juzang will enter NCAA transfer portal

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reserve guard Johnny Juzang will enter the NCAA transfer portal after one season with the...

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Arkansas guard Mason Jones declares for NBA draft

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas guard Mason Jones has declared for the NBA draft.Jones made the announcement on social media...

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Coaches find ways to support young athletes feeling adrift

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Morgan Coppoc finds herself in a situation similar to so many other college athletes across the country,...

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NCAA weighs more eligibility for sports cut short by virus

The NCAA Division I Council is scheduled to vote Monday on whether to allow another year of eligibility for spring sport...

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Georgia's Hammonds entering NBA draft, protects eligibility

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia junior forward Rayshaun Hammonds says he is entering the NBA draft while protecting his college...

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AP Was There: Duke ends UNLV's repeat bid in '91 Final Four

A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA...

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New playbook: Women rising through NFL ranks at many levels

NEW YORK (AP) — Sophia Lewin was 12 years old when she told her father about her career goal: coaching football.Her dad didn't...

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Pandemic fallout: NCAA slashes distribution by $375 million

Canceling March Madness because of the coronavirus pandemic will cost the NCAA about $375 million that it would have...

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Thursday's Sports in Brief

AUTO RACINGThe Indianapolis 500 was postponed until August because of the coronavirus pandemic and won't run on Memorial Day...

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DOE: Penn State violated Title IX after Jerry Sandusky case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Penn State University will be required to make major changes to how it deals with sexual assault complaints...

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The Latest: AP source: Salary reductions for top NBA execs

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Top NBA executives are having their base...

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Vanderbilt's Aaron Nesmith announces he's entering NBA draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt guard Aaron Nesmith is forgoing his final two seasons of eligibility to enter the NBA...

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Signing college free agents is rare NHL business going on

Colton Poolman had a good feeling about what was to come.He and his North Dakota teammates were ranked third in the country...

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UIC hires former Texas, Michigan assistant Yaklich as coach

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois-Chicago hired former Texas and Michigan assistant Luke Yaklich as coach on Thursday.The 43-year-old...

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NCAA's storied party crashers includes 'Dunk City,' Loyola

If not for those magical eight days seven years ago, Florida Gulf Coast might still be that upstart school trying to create an...

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AP Top 25 Podcast: How you came to love college football?

The passion and pageantry that surrounds college football can be infatuating.On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast,...

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AP Was There: Chalmers, Jayhawks best Memphis for '08 title

EDITOR'S NOTE — A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the...

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Police: Washington State safety Bryce Beekman found dead

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — A Washington State football player was found dead in his apartment by an officer who responded to a call...

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College athletes choosing whether to stay in US or head home

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — All but one of Anna Makurat's teammates headed home after the NCAA canceled this year's postseason...

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Burcar elevated to full-time coach at Northern Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Shane Burcar will be Northern Arizona's full-time basketball coach.The school announced Wednesday that...

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K-State's 2nd-leading scorer Cartier Diarra leaves school

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State guard Cariter Diarra is leaving the program with the intention of turning professional,...

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Nona Blues: G-Mac concerned with restaurants and his golf

Graeme McDowell finds motivation in short supply as he tries to keep his golf game sharp without knowing when the next...

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Dayton's Obi Toppin -- AP player of year -- heading to NBA

Dayton's Obi Toppin is headed to the NBA after leading the Flyers to a 29-2 record and No. 3 ranking as a redshirt...

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Former Texas A&M basketball player David Edwards dead at 48

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Former Texas A&M basketball player David Edwards, whose single-season school record for assists...

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USC's Onyeka Okongwu declares for NBA draft after 1 season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California forward Onyeka Okongwu has declared for the NBA draft after one season.He averaged 16.2...

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Without spring practice, football coaches try to fill void

Since taking over as Florida State coach in December, Mike Norvell has spent seemingly endless hours laying the foundation of...

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NCAA says Clemson QB can resume coronavirus fundraising

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — It turns out Trevor Lawrence and his girlfriend didn't do anything wrong when they were trying to help...

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Avenatti asks judge to nix Nike jury verdict or OK new trial

NEW YORK (AP) — The once high-flying California attorney Michael Avenatti wants a judge to reject a jury verdict that found he...

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Former Georgia center Howard plans transfer to Georgia Tech

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Georgia center Rodney Howard is planning to transfer to in-state rival Georgia Tech.Howard announced his...

Health

Ex-St. John's player dies at 49, reportedly of coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — Lee Green, a defensive standout who played on two NCAA Tournament teams for St. John's, has died. He was 49.The...

Health

Dayton double: Flyers' Toppin, Grant claim AP top honors

Obi Toppin and Anthony Grant spent the season transforming Dayton from an unranked team that wasn’t even picked to win its...

Sports

Minnesota center Daniel Oturu says he's entering NBA draft

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota center Daniel Oturu said Monday he is declaring for the NBA draft after leading the Big Ten in...

Health

The Latest: Packers helping provide $1.5 million for relief

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Green Bay Packers are establishing...

Health

New UAB coach braces for 'most unusual' basketball season

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Andy Kennedy acknowledged the bizarre nature of an introductory news conference without any media in...

Sports

Southeast Missouri hires K-State's Korn as hoops coach

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Southeast Missouri hired Kansas State assistant Brad Korn as its new basketball coach Monday.Korn...

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Oregon star Sabrina Ionescu is AP women's player of the year

Sabrina Ionescu capped off a unprecedented college career by entering an exclusive club.Oregon's star guard was a unanimous...

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South Carolina's Dawn Staley is AP women's coach of the year

Dawn Staley helped guide South Carolina to No. 1 and has now earned coach of the year honors from The Associated Press for the...

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South Carolina's Dawn Staley is The Associated Press women's basketball coach of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — South Carolina's Dawn Staley is The Associated Press women's basketball coach of the year.

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Oregon star Sabrina Ionescu the unanimous pick as The Associated Press women's basketball player of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — Oregon star Sabrina Ionescu the unanimous pick as The Associated Press women's basketball player of the year.

Business

Final Four stardom not always followed by long NBA career

Jeff Sheppard works as a financial planner now, more than two decades removed from the time he helped Kentucky win the NCAA...

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AP Was There: Duke hangs on for '10 championship over Butler

A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA...

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Syracuse's Hughes, top ACC scorer, to enter NBA draft

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse forward Elijah Hughes is entering the NBA draft.Hughes, who led the Atlantic Coast Conference in...

Sports

Duke sophomore point guard Tre Jones declares for NBA draft

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke sophomore Tre Jones says he will enter the NBA draft.The point guard was named to the third team of...

Health

Biggest tourney upsets? NC State's '83 title run hard to top

There are still moments, even after nearly four decades, when Ernie Myers has trouble believing it all really happened for his...

Sports

AP Was There: Thompson, Wolfpack end UCLA's long run in '74

EDITOR'S NOTE — A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the...

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Friday Sports in Brief

NFLTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady has signed a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,...

Sports

Judge recommends dismissing suit against former MSU coach

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge has recommended that a former Michigan State football staff member's claims against former...

Sports

UNF, hoops coach Matthew Driscoll agree to 3-year extension

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — North Florida and men's basketball coach Matthew Driscoll have agreed to a three-year contract...

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Stan Johnson hired as Loyola Marymount basketball coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Loyola Marymount hired Stan Johnson as its basketball coach Friday.Johnson spent the last five years at...

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Georgia's Edwards announces plans to enter NBA draft

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia freshman Anthony Edwards announced his plans to enter the NBA draft on Friday.For his coach, Tom...

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South Carolina's Harris wins award named for her coach

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina point guard Tyasha Harris is this year's recipient of the Dawn Staley award.The Phoenix...

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Top Flyer: Dayton's Obi Toppin leads AP All-American team

The college basketball season came to an emphatic, dramatic end with the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament. The dream of...

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UAB hires alumn Andy Kennedy as men's basketball coach

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — UAB has hired former Mississippi coach Andy Kennedy to lead its basketball program.The Blazers...

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AP Was There: Worthy, Jordan lead UNC to '82 title vs. Hoyas

EDITOR'S NOTE — A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the...

Sports

Northern Colorado promotes Smiley as head basketball coach

GREELEY, Colorado (AP) — Steve Smiley has been promoted to head men's basketball coach at Northern Colorado, replacing Jeff...

Health

The Latest: Pro Motocross cancels season-opening event

The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Pro Motocross Championship has canceled...

Sports

AP Source: UAB reaches agreement with hoops coach Kennedy

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says UAB has agreed in principle with former Mississippi coach...

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Army hires alum Mike Sullivan as recruiting director

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Army has named Mike Sullivan as director of recruiting for football.Sullivan, a 1989 graduate of West...

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Detroit Mercy not renewing women's basketball coach's deal

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mercy has fired women's basketball coach Bernard Scott.Athletic director Robert C. Vowels, Jr. announced...

Sports

Ionescu headlines AP All-America women's basketball team

NEW YORK (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu has joined an elite group, becoming a three-time All-American.The Oregon senior shattered the...

Sports

NCAA Tournament: Big shots that define the madness of March

This is the time of year people usually start tweeting at Ali Farokhmanesh.The Northern Iowa fans who remember his back-to-back...

Sports

UConn's Gilbert makes expected decision to transfer

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn point guard Alterique Gilbert is transferring from the program, the school announced...

Health

Baylor's Cox still processing abrupt end to college career

NEW YORK (AP) — Lauren Cox is still trying to process that her college basketball career is over.The Baylor forward, like many...

Sports

AP Was There: North Carolina beats Michigan for '93 title

EDITOR'S NOTE — A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the...

Sports

The marquee NCAA Tournament matchups that could have been

Seton Hall's Myles Powell and Marquette's Markus Howard went head to head during the regular season in a pair of games...

Health

Alabama delays March 31 GOP Senate runoff to July 14

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is postponing a closely watched Republican primary runoff between former U.S. Sen. Jeff...

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UNLV hires Stanford's La Rocque as women's basketball coach

LAS VEGAS (AP) — UNLV has hired former Stanford assistant and player Lindy La Rocque as its next women's basketball coach.The...

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Pitt guard Trey McGowens to transfer

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh guard Trey McGowens is transferring, the second high-profile departure from the rebuilding program...

Health

Networks adjusting to life without live sporting events

Burke Magnus has always had a challenging job as ESPN’s head of programming, trying to juggle live events among ESPN’s various...

Health

The Latest: Big South Conference cancels all spring sports

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic's effect on sports around the world (all times local):5:30 p.m.The Big South Conference...

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Kansas finishes No. 1 in final AP poll; Gonzaga, Dayton next

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self has spent much of the past week mulling ways to commemorate one of the more...

Health

The Latest: First NHL player has coronavirus

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic's effect on sports around the world (all times local):___11:55 p.m.An unidentified NHL...

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ACC and SEC join other Power Five in canceling spring sports

The Atlantic Coast Conference and Southeastern Conference canceled all spring athletic competitions Tuesday due to the...

Health

Column: Get ready for the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo

One by one, some of the world's grandest sporting events have fallen or faded away to a later spot on the calendar.March...

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Syracuse basketball roster in flux

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim likely will end up losing four guards from his roster.He says he's not surprised.“There's going to...

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Former NCAA javelin champion banned 4 years for doping

MONACO (AP) — A former NCAA champion in javelin was given a four-year doping ban in a ruling published Tuesday.Ioannis Kyriazis...

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Indiana picks Dolson to succeed Glass as athletic director

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana will promote longtime athletic department administrator Scott Dolson to the top job of...

Sports

Grand Canyon hires Bryce Drew as basketball coach

PHOENIX (AP) — Grand Canyon has hired former Vanderbilt coach Bryce Drew as its next men's basketball coach.Drew's hiring was...

Health

How will NCAA recoup millions from lost tournament?

The NCAA made more than $1 billion last year, almost $867 million from the men's Division I basketball tournament, and most of...

Health

Ohio governor, an early lone wolf on virus, wins wide praise

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A week before Ohio recorded any coronavirus cases, Gov. Mike DeWine delivered his first warning, banning...

Health

Scratched: Kentucky Derby now set for September due to virus

Change does not come easily to the Kentucky Derby.Fans sip mint juleps, don fancy hats and dress clothes and sing to the...

Health

South Carolina finishes No. 1 in AP women's basketball poll

NEW YORK (AP) — Dawn Staley and South Carolina are No. 1 in the final Associated Press women's basketball poll for the first...

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POLL ALERT: South Carolina finishes No. 1 in final AP Top 25 women's basketball poll for 1st time; Oregon, Baylor next.

NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: South Carolina finishes No. 1 in final AP Top 25 women's basketball poll for 1st time; Oregon,...

Health

Monday's Sports in Brief

PRO FOOTBALLThe NFL has barred in-person interviews with free agents and is requiring local physical examinations for them...

Health

Hall's Powell has no regrets despite no NCAA Tournament

Preseason All-American Myles Powell has no regrets about returning for his senior season at No. 16 Seton Hall despite the Big...

Sports

Louisville guard Darius Perry transferring for final season

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville guard Darius Perry will transfer to another school for his final college season after...

Sports

Women's basketball coaches deal with reality of no NCAAs

NEW YORK (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley knows that Monday was supposed to be the night that women's basketball got put...

Sports

Brown names Marini 1st female position coach in Division I

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown has promoted Heather Marini to quarterbacks coach, making her the first female position coach in...

Sports

Seldom-used Florida forward Bassett enters transfer portal

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida forward Dontay Bassett is looking to transfer after playing in just 17 games this...

Health

CDC's latest guidance could mean no sports for much longer

The already-delayed professional sports seasons in North America could be on hiatus for significantly longer than first planned...

Health

The Latest: T-Wolves' Towns donating $100K to Mayo Clinic

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local):10:55 p.m.Minnesota Timberwolves...

Sports

For release weekend editions, March 14-15

March 191942 — The Thoroughbred Racing Associations of the United States is formed, with John C. Clark as president.1950 — Babe...

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Networks get through first weekend with taped programming

Scott Van Pelt was supposed to be breaking down the NCAA Tournament bracket on a busy Sunday night on ESPN's...

Sports

March Sadness: No brackets and no knowing what might've been

For all those who dreamed the impossible — making it a whole month without getting a single game wrong in the bracket — this is...

Health

Virus doesn't deter horse racing at US tracks, but few fans

Drayden Van Dyke hopped off Charlatan after winning the sixth race by 10 1/4 lengths at Santa Anita on Saturday and celebrated...

Sports

Rick Pitino returns to college basketball as Iona coach

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Hall of Famer Rick Pitino was named basketball coach at Iona College on Saturday.Pitino coached at...

Sports

UConn's Walker to forgo senior year, enter WNBA draft

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn forward Megan Walker has decided to forgo her senior season and enter the WNBA draft.The decision...

Sports

Syracuse freshman guard Brycen Goodine to transfer

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse freshman Brycen Goodine is transferring.Goodine made the announcement Friday night on his...

Health

Virus-related shutdowns bringing US economy to grinding halt

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — It took 15 minutes for the coronavirus to wreck Shelley Hutchings’ carefully calculated financial...

Health

For these athletes, this is a spring break they don't want

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton right-hander Ben Dotzler was supposed to be in the bullpen at TD Ameritrade Park this weekend,...

Health

NCAA plans to extend eligibility of spring sports athletes

NEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA is planning to extend the eligibility of athletes on spring sports teams by one year to make up for...

Health

No fans, no work: Arena workers caught in sports shutdown

MIAMI (AP) — David Edelman can usually be found at a Denver Nuggets basketball game or a Colorado Rapids soccer game. As an...

Health

The Latest: Raptors say all of travel party tested negative

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local):10:30 p.m.The Toronto Raptors say...

Sports

UIC fires basketball coach Steve McClain after 5 seasons

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois-Chicago fired coach Steve McClain on Friday after five seasons.McClain went 76-93 with the Flames,...

Health

Dream denied: Virus dashes Dayton's magical hoops season

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak has abruptly roused the University of Dayton's men's basketball team, and the city...

Health

AP Exclusive: Inside NCAA's attempt to save March Madness

As it became apparent the NCAA basketball tournaments could not be held during their usual three-week window because of...

Health

Masters, Boston Marathon postponed due to coronavirus

The shock waves from the coronavirus outbreak rattled sports for another day as two rites of spring, the Masters and Boston...

Sports

UNC Wilmington hires NC State assistant Siddle as coach

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — UNC Wilmington hired North Carolina State assistant coach Takayo Siddle as basketball coach...

Health

At a glance: Another wave of disruptions hits sports

Sports was hit by more disruptions Friday because of the new coronavirus. A look at the latest developments:GOLFAugusta...

Health

AP Source: Pitino will return for 8th season with Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota coach Richard Pitino will return for his eighth season with the program, a person with knowledge...

Sports

Rutgers crushed: 1st NCAA spot in 29 years was but days away

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers seemed to be a only couple of days away from ending a nearly three-decade absence from the NCAA...

Health

Column: The stunning week that sports came to a halt

It was the week the sports stopped.Basketball. Hockey. Baseball. Golf. Soccer. Tennis. Auto Racing. Even football, which is...

Sports

NCAA tells AP it planned to salvage March Madness with a 16-team tournament before canceling the entire event

NEW YORK (AP) — NCAA tells AP it planned to salvage March Madness with a 16-team tournament before canceling the entire event.

Sports

Iona coach Cluess steps down after 6 NCAA Tournament berths

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Tim Cluess, who led Iona to six NCAA Tournament appearances, resigned Friday to focus on making a...

Health

Boston Marathon postponed until Sept. 14 amid virus concerns

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon on Friday was postponed for five months due to the coronavirus pandemic, sacrificing the...

Business

Ex-Canadian football player admits to college scam

BOSTON (AP) — A former Canadian Football League player pleaded guilty Friday to participating in a college admissions cheating...

Health

America’s Cup champ calls for cancellation of prelim regatta

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT):MidnightDefending America’s Cup...

Health

Impact of pandemic stretches from schools to world's leaders

NEW YORK (AP) — Schools shut down across much of Europe. Gatherings were canceled or banned from California to Germany. And the...

Health

The Latest: Japan's Olympics minister reaffirms no delay

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic:___Japan's Olympics minister has brushed off President Donald Trump's suggestion the...

Health

Scrubbed: March Madness leads long list of canceled sports

The world's sports schedule cratered at warp speed Thursday, with one of the biggest events on the U.S. calendar, the...

Sports

Grand Canyon fires Dan Majerle after 7 seasons

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Grand Canyon has fired basketball coach Dan Majerle after seven seasons.The school announced the former...

Health

Disneyland closes as California rushes to battle coronavirus

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Disneyland will close its doors for the rest of the month, an extraordinary decision mirrored...

Sports

Ex-track athletes detail alleged sex abuse by college coach

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Former Olympic high jumper Erin Aldrich claims one of her track coaches, John Rembao, began grooming...

Health

College World Series among spring events axed by virus

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The cancellation of the NCAA basketball tournaments shook the nation Thursday, but more than two dozen other...

Health

Virus-related sports cancellations leave little to bet on

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There's still darts.Or New Zealand cricket.The fast-spreading coronavirus has led to an...

Health

March Madness: NCAA Tournaments canceled due to coronavirus

March Madness came to a screeching halt before a bracket could even be filled out.The NCAA canceled its men's and women's...

Health

Americans adjust to new life, hunker down amid coronavirus

Workers lost their jobs, parents came up with impromptu home lesson plans for children kept home from shuttered schools....

Health

Column: What will fans talk about without sports?

Going a week without watching sports used to be a dare. It’s the new reality.A quick glance at today’s TV sports listings...

Health

What's Happening: Isolation measures spread, markets dive

People around the world have become increasingly isolated from each other due to a mounting number of travel bans, school...

Health

At a glance: Another wave of disruptions hits sports

Sports was hit by another wave of disruptions Thursday because of the new coronavirus. A look at the latest...

Health

AP PHOTOS: Sports brought to a halt by coronavirus fears

The fun and games have been stopped — for now.Arenas have been silenced and shut down. Athletes sent to the bench.A March...

Sports

Clemson's Simmons shows off for NFL personnel at pro day

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — As Clemson's pro day unfolded, NFL head coaches like the Pittsburgh Steelers' Mike Tomlin and the Detroit...

Sports

S. Alabama meets Texas State in Sun Belt finals

No. 3 seed Texas State (21-11, 14-7) vs. No. 2 seed South Alabama (20-11, 13-7)Sun Belt Conference Tourney Championship,...

Sports

Princeton meets Harvard in Ivy League semis

No. 3 seed Princeton (14-13, 9-5) vs. No. 2 seed Harvard (21-8, 10-4)Ivy League Conference Tourney Semifinals, Lavietes...

Sports

Bizarre Big East: 1 half of hoops, then tournament canceled

NEW YORK (AP) — Jett Canfield was having the game of his life.In his first chance to play college ball at hallowed Madison...

Sports

NCAA cancels men's and women's Division I basketball tournaments amid coronavirus fears

NEW YORK (AP) — NCAA cancels men's and women's Division I basketball tournaments amid coronavirus fears.

Health

Ohio players get in one last run after MAC tourney canceled

CLEVELAND (AP) — After getting up some pregame shots, Ohio's players excitedly huddled at mid-court just like they have all...

Sports

Vermont meets Hartford in America East finals

No. 3 seed Hartford (18-15, 11-7) vs. No. 1 seed Vermont (26-7, 16-2)America East Conference Tourney Championship, Roy L...

Sports

Little Rock faces Ga. Southern in Sun Belt finals

No. 5 seed Georgia Southern (20-13, 14-8) vs. No. 1 seed Arkansas-Little Rock (21-10, 15-5)Sun Belt Conference Tourney...

Sports

Penn, Yale meet in Ivy League semis

No. 4 seed Penn (16-11, 8-6) vs. No. 1 seed Yale (23-7, 11-3)Ivy League Conference Tourney Semifinals, Lavietes Pavilion,...

Sports

ACC, Pac-12 have canceled basketball tournaments because of the coronavirus.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — ACC, Pac-12 have canceled basketball tournaments because of the coronavirus.

Sports

Big Ten, SEC, other conferences cancel basketball tournaments because of the coronavirus.

NEW YORK (AP) — Big Ten, SEC, other conferences cancel basketball tournaments because of the coronavirus.

Health

Hoiberg: I wouldn't have coached if it was risk to others

Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg, facing criticism for coaching his team when he was not feeling well, wrote in a social media post...

Sports

Trump endorsement of Sessions' rival roils US Senate race

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s endorsement of Jeff Sessions’ rival in the U.S. Senate race in Alabama is a...

Sports

Duke faces NC State in ACC quarters

No. 5 seed North Carolina State (20-12, 11-10) vs. No. 4 seed Duke (25-6, 15-5)Atlantic Coast Conference Tourney Quarterfinals,...

Sports

UCLA faces Cal in Pac-12 quarters

No. 10 seed Cal (14-18, 8-11) vs. No. 2 seed UCLA (19-12, 12-6)Pac-12 Conference Tournament Quarterfinals, T-Mobile Arena, Las...

Sports

Oklahoma St. faces Kansas in Big 12 quarters

No. 8 seed Oklahoma State (18-14, 8-11) vs. No. 1 seed Kansas (28-3, 17-1)Big 12 Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Sprint...

Sports

FAU, N. Texas meet in CUSA quarters

No. 9 seed Florida Atlantic (17-15, 9-10) vs. No. 1 seed North Texas (20-11, 14-4)Conference USA Conference Tourney...

Sports

Texas Southern, Southern meet in SWAC semis

No. 3 seed Texas Southern (16-16, 13-6) vs. No. 2 seed Southern (17-15, 14-5)Southwestern Athletic Conference Tourney...

Sports

Washington St. faces ASU in Pac-12 quarters

Washington State (16-16, 7-12) vs. No. 3 seed Arizona State (20-11, 11-8)Pac-12 Conference Tournament Quarterfinals, T-Mobile...

Sports

Arkansas, S. Carolina meet in SEC tourney

No. 11 seed Arkansas (20-12, 8-11) vs. No. 6 seed South Carolina (18-13, 10-8)Southeastern Conference Tourney Second Round,...

Sports

FIU faces Charlotte in CUSA quarters

No. 5 seed Florida International (19-13, 10-9) vs. No. 4 seed Charlotte (16-13, 10-8)Conference USA Conference Tourney...

Sports

Creighton meets St. John's in Big East quarters

No. 9 seed St. John's (17-15, 6-13) vs. No. 1 seed Creighton (24-7, 13-5)Big East Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Madison...

Sports

USC meets Arizona in Pac-12 quarters

No. 5 seed Arizona (21-11, 11-8) vs. No. 4 seed Southern California (22-9, 11-7)Pac-12 Conference Tournament Quarterfinals,...

Sports

Kansas State, Baylor meet in Big 12 quarters

No. 10 seed Kansas State (11-21, 4-15) vs. No. 2 seed Baylor (26-4, 15-3)Big 12 Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Sprint...

Sports

ND, Virginia meet in ACC quarters

No. 7 seed Notre Dame (20-12, 11-10) vs. No. 2 seed Virginia (23-7, 15-5)Atlantic Coast Conference Tourney Quarterfinals,...

Sports

Nova meets DePaul in Big East quarters

No. 10 seed DePaul (16-16, 4-15) vs. No. 2 seed Villanova (24-7, 13-5)Big East Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Madison Square...

Sports

Marshall faces La. Tech in CUSA quarters

No. 6 seed Marshall (17-15, 11-8) vs. No. 3 seed Louisiana Tech (22-8, 13-5)Conference USA Conference Tourney Quarterfinals,...

Sports

Southern Utah faces N. Colorado in Big Sky quarters

No. 7 seed Southern Utah (17-15, 10-11) vs. No. 2 seed Northern Colorado (22-9, 15-5)Big Sky Conference Tourney Quarterfinals,...

Sports

Iowa meets Minnesota in Big Ten tourney

No. 12 seed Minnesota (15-16, 9-12) vs. No. 5 seed Iowa (20-11, 11-9)Big Ten Tourney Second Round, Bankers Life Fieldhouse,...

Sports

Duquesne faces Fordham in A10 2nd round

No. 14 seed Fordham (9-22, 3-16) vs. No. 6 seed Duquesne (21-9, 11-7)Atlantic 10 Conference Tourney Second Round, Barclays...

Sports

Oregon State, Oregon meet in Pac-12 quarters

No. 8 seed Oregon State (18-13, 8-11) vs. No. 1 seed Oregon (24-7, 13-5)Pac-12 Conference Tournament Quarterfinals, T-Mobile...

Sports

Idaho State meets Montana in Big Sky quarters

No. 11 seed Idaho State (8-22, 5-16) vs. No. 3 seed Montana (18-13, 14-6)Big Sky Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, CenturyLink...

Sports

UAB meets WKU in CUSA quarters

No. 7 seed UAB (19-13, 10-9) vs. No. 2 seed Western Kentucky (20-10, 13-5)Conference USA Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Ford...

Sports

NW State, SHSU meet in Southland quarters

No. 5 seed Northwestern State (15-15, 12-9) vs. No. 4 seed Sam Houston State (18-13, 11-9)Southland Conference Tourney...

Sports

Lamar meets Nicholls St. in Southland quarters

No. 6 seed Lamar (17-15, 11-10) vs. No. 3 seed Nicholls State (21-10, 15-5)Southland Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Leonard...

Sports

Louisville faces Syracuse in ACC quarters

No. 6 seed Syracuse (18-14, 11-10) vs. No. 3 seed Louisville (24-7, 15-5)Atlantic Coast Conference Tourney Quarterfinals,...

Sports

Georgia, Florida meet in SEC tourney

No. 13 seed Georgia (16-16, 6-13) vs. No. 5 seed Florida (19-12, 11-7)Southeastern Conference Tourney Second Round, Bridgestone...

Sports

Indiana, Penn State meet in Big Ten tourney

No. 11 seed Indiana (20-12, 10-11) vs. No. 6 seed Penn State (21-10, 11-9)Big Ten Tourney Second Round, Bankers Life...

Sports

SBU faces George Mason in A10 2nd round

No. 12 seed George Mason (17-15, 6-13) vs. No. 5 seed Saint Bonaventure (19-12, 11-7)Atlantic 10 Conference Tourney Second...

Health

Americans snap to attention on virus as big events canceled

A basketball tournament, with no fans. A St. Patrick’s Day, with no parades. College campuses, with no students. Corporate...

Health

NBA suspends season until further notice, over coronavirus

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has suspended its season “until further notice" after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the...

Health

Wednesday's Sports in Brief

VIRUS OUTBREAKThe NBA became the first major American sports league to suspend play because of the coronavirus pandemic,...

Sports

3 former track athletes suing NCAA, coach over alleged abuse

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Former Olympic high jumper Erin Aldrich planned to die with a secret she kept quiet for two-plus...

Sports

Washington State knocks off Colorado 82-68 at Pac-12

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A long, eerie day of big news that seemed to come by the minute ended with an upset at the Pac-12...

Sports

An updated look at the NCAA Tournament bubble

As conference tournaments continue largely without fans ahead of Selection Sunday, here is a look at teams teetering on the...

Health

The Latest: ACC tourney preparing for games without fans

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT):1:12 a.m.So what will an Atlantic...

Sports

Kansas State holds off TCU 53-49 in Big 12 tourney

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas State hadn't won consecutive games since opening the season in November with four straight...

Health

NBA suspends season; March Madness going without fans

The NBA became the first major American sports league to suspend play because of the coronavirus pandemic, raising questions...

Sports

Estrada's basket carries Saint Peter's past Iona

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Aaron Estrada's jump shot with 0.9 seconds left served as the game winner as Saint Peter's beat...

Health

Nebraska's Hoiberg leaves Big Ten loss with 'common cold'

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg was taken to a hospital for evaluation after he left Wednesday night's 89-64...

Sports

DePaul stuns Xavier in first round of Big East Tourney

NEW YORK (AP) — DePaul is heading to the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference Tournament for the first time in six years...

Sports

Hughes, Syracuse roll past UNC 81-53 in ACC 2nd round

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Elijah Hughes apparently had heard enough about Syracuse’s long losing streak to North Carolina.Hughes...

Health

WHO declares coronavirus a pandemic, urges aggressive action

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic and urged aggressive action from all countries...

Sports

Jones scores 22 as Arkansas beats Vanderbilt 86-73 at SEC

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Arkansas coach Eric Musselman is really glad his Razorbacks got one of the last chances to play a game...

Sports

Marshall beats UTEP 86-78 in Conference USA tourney

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Taevion Kinsey had 26 points as sixth-seeded Marshall beat No. 11 seed UTEP 86-78 in the first round of...

Sports

Cal thumps Stanford to advance to Pac-12 quarterfinals

LAS VEGAS (AP) — For California and Stanford players and coaches, the game went on - even with a cloud of uncertainty going on...

Sports

Atwood scores 20, Lamar defeats McNeese 80-59 in Southland

KATY, Texas (AP) — T.J. Atwood scored 20 points with nine rebounds and a pair of steals, leading four into double-figure...

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Lovan helps UAB survive UTSA and red-hot Wallace 74-69

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Tavin Lovan scored 17 points, grabbed eight rebounds and made six assists as UAB defeated UTSA 74-69 in...

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Georgia tops Mississippi 81-63 in SEC Tournament opener

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rayshaun Hammonds knocked down his first of couple shots and kept firing to jump-start Georgia's...

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NC A&T beats Howard 86-77 in MEAC Tournament quarterfinal

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Ronald Jackson scored 24 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Tyler Maye added 23 points and second-seeded North...

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NCAA tournaments are on _ for now _ but mostly without fans

The NCAA basketball tournaments are on — for now — though the buzzer-beaters, upsets and all the other shining moments will...

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Boston U upsets Colgate 64-61 for Patriot League title

HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Walter Whyte was still in a daze.“I can’t even put it into words. Unbelievable,” Whyte said Wednesday...