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  • South Carolina's Martin understands Bowen's choice to leave

    South Carolina's Frank Martin understood all along he might never get to coach Brian Bowen in a game and is just happy the 6-foot-7 forward whose name is part of the federal corruption case in college basketball had the chance to spend a few months with the Gamecocks. Bowen gave up his...

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  • Bagley, Porter headline list of top forwards in NBA draft

    Marvin Bagley III dominated at Duke, while fellow freshman Michael Porter Jr. barely saw action at Missouri due to injury. Yet they'll likely be the first forwards to hear their names called during Thursday's draft. Bagley is a possible No. 1 overall pick and double-double machine with a...

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  • Texas Tech stuns Gators 6-3 in College World Series opener

    Texas Tech cleared the hurdle of winning a College World Series opener. It was a high one, too. Gabe Holt hit a tiebreaking single in the fifth inning and drove in an insurance run in the ninth, leading the Red Raiders to a stunning 6-3 win over defending national champion Florida on Sunday...

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  • TV host Jimmy Kimmel beat by Sen. Ted Cruz in charity game

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has triumphed over late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel in their much-hyped charity basketball game that Kimmel dubbed the Blobfish Basketball Classic.

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  • NCAA settles CTE lawsuit filed by widow of Texas player

    The NCAA settled a lawsuit Friday with the family of a former University of Texas football player that accused the organization of being responsible for his brain injuries and death decades after his playing career. The lawsuit in Dallas was settled after three days of trial. A court...

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  • Young, Sexton headline list of point guards in NBA draft

    There's little question about where to start when looking at the top point guard prospects in the NBA draft: Trae Young and Collin Sexton. Young was the national leader in both scoring and assists with the Sooners as a freshman, while Sexton provided an aggressive presence at the helm of...

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  • Beavers' Luke Heimlich: 'Fans can cheer me. They can boo'

    Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich is the probable starter in the opening game of the College World Series on Saturday and he said he is ready for any kind of reception he receives from the fans on the sport's biggest stage. Heimlich, 22, is in Omaha a year after it was disclosed he had...

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  • The next Antetokounmpo: Kostas awaits his draft-night call

    His numbers are ordinary. His name is not. And his potential, that's still to be proven. A player who averaged 5.2 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in his lone season of college basketball, primarily as a backup for a team that didn't finish with a winning record, wouldn't ordinarily...

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  • The NCAA must end their silence on sexual violence in college sports

    As conferences take steps to combat sexual violence in college sports, the NCAA’s silence is an effective abdication of their responsibility to protect women on campus College sports’ Big Sky Conference made an important announcement this month: they plan to adopt a Serious Misconduct Rule for all of their member and affiliate institutions. The rule would target individuals who have been convicted of violent crimes, preventing them from receiving athletic-related financial aid or participating...

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  • Coaching college player dads takes patience, understanding

    Todd Graham has recruited and coached plenty of fathers during his 17 years in college football. Married, unmarried. Engaged, estranged. The relationships between player, mother and child have varied and, therefore, so have the ways Graham has tried to help. Never, though, has Graham viewed...

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  • School, fatherhood, football connect former Temple teammates

    David Hood has been a dad and a college football player and sometimes he had to do both at the same time. Last year during summer workouts at Temple, little David IV, then 3, tagged along with his dad for a few days. Up at 5 a.m., Hood brought his son to the locker room, the training table,...

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  • Women's basketball mourns death of Anne Donovan

    To many in the world of women's basketball, Anne Donovan was a giant. And not just because she stood 6-foot-8. She won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals as a player and another as a coach in her storied career. The 56-year-old Hall of Famer died Wednesday...

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  • Strikeouts on upswing entering College World Series

    If the College World Series is like the rest of the season, there will be lots of strikeouts when the final eight teams play for the national championship at TD Ameritrade Park. Strikeout numbers are the highest on record in college baseball, and pitching staffs averaging nine or more Ks...

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  • Hall of Famer and Olympic gold medalist Anne Donovan dies.

    Anne Donovan, the Basketball Hall of Famer who won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals in the 1980s and coached the U.S. to gold in 2008, died Wednesday of heart failure. She was 56. Donovan's family confirmed the death in a statement. "While it is extremely...

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  • Clemens' big bat leads Texas back to College World Series

    Kody Clemens had just launched another massive postseason home run when he stared hard into the opposing dugout and flashed the "Hook 'em Horns" hand sign. It was the sort of bravado that has come to define the Clemens name at Texas and in baseball in general. And like his father Roger did...

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  • NCAA eases rules on athlete transfers

    College athletes will no longer need permission from their coach or school to transfer and receive financial aid from another school. The NCAA Division I Council approved the change Wednesday. It takes effect Oct. 15. The long-awaited transfer reform ended up being a narrow change, but...

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  • Longhorns, Red Raiders win super regionals to advance to CWS

    Texas and fellow Big 12 member Texas Tech won their best-of-three super regionals on Monday and became the fifth and sixth teams to advance to the College World Series. Kody Clemens homered for the third straight game and fill-in starter Matteo Bocchi held Tennessee Tech to one run in a...

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  • Auburn, Texas, S. Carolina force Game 3s in super regionals

    Auburn, Texas and South Carolina won in the NCAA Tournament super regionals on Sunday to even their best-of-three series and force Game 3s on Monday that will send the winners to the College World Series. Luke Jarvis' walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Auburn...

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  • Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Danny Kirwan dies at age 68

    Mick Fleetwood says former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Danny Kirwan has died at age 68.

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  • Johnny Manziel stars in Tiger-Cats' preseason finale

    Johnny Manziel was 12 of 20 for 88 yards and a touchdown and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats scored 30 straight points to beat the Montreal Alouettes 30-15 on Saturday in the second and final preseason game for both teams. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner at Texas A&M, Manziel is making a comeback in...

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  • Icon to eyesore: Storied Akron Rubber Bowl awaits demolition

    Billy Graham saved souls there. Karl Wallenda once walked on a tightrope above the gridiron. The Rolling Stones performed there in 1972, getting fans so worked up that a couple dozen got arrested. And there was football. Lots of football. In the end, the Akron Rubber Bowl's splendid past...

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  • Heimlich goes undrafted again as teams pass on troubled past

    Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich, who as a teenager pleaded guilty to molesting a 6-year-old relative, was not selected in the Major League Baseball draft for the second straight year. Heimlich is a two-time Pac-12 pitcher of the year for the Beavers and is regarded as one of college...

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  • Beilein staying at Michigan after interviewing with Pistons

    John Beilein is staying at Michigan after exploring the possibility of coaching the Detroit Pistons. "I love the University of Michigan and I am excited about coaching our Men's Basketball Team next season and in the years to come!" Beilein tweeted Wednesday. "Let's go hang some...

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  • Florida State tops Washington to win 1st softball title

    Jessie Warren's career finished just the way she envisioned it. On Monday night, Florida State's star third baseman made perhaps the play of her career, a diving catch and throw for a double play that helped preserve a 1-0 win over Washington in Game 1 of the Women's College World Series...

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