College sports

April 23, 2018 - 4:15 pm
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Dick Vitale's voice cracked as he discussed his self-described obsession with raising money for pediatric cancer research. "It's the best thing I've ever done in my life," the longtime college basketball television analyst said. "I'm in 13 Hall of Fames, and none that compares...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2017, file photo, Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick tackles Colorado State wide receiver Michael Gallup during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Fitzpatrick is a possible first round pick in the NFL Draft. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
April 23, 2018 - 3:23 pm
Four quarterbacks are certain to go in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night, all of them early. Five might be off the board midway through the top 32 picks. And, who knows given the desperation pro teams are displaying about finding that franchise QB, we could see six of them go on...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2017, file photo, South Carolina's A'ja Wilson, top, is guarded by Connecticut's Saniya Chong (12) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn. Wilson is chronicling her path from the end of her college career to the start of her WNBA career, including getting drafted. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
April 23, 2018 - 2:29 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — What a great introduction to Las Vegas! It was a long flight from South Carolina, but the weather couldn't have been better and I really enjoyed every minute of it. Driving from the airport to the strip, I was flattered to see on the side of hotels and on billboards giant...
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FILE - At left, in an April 17, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani throws against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game, in Anaheim, Calif. At right, in an April 13, 2018, file photo, Angels' Shohei Ohtani hits a double during the second inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, in Kansas City, Mo. Former major-leaguers such as Dave Winfield, Todd Helton and Mark Kotsay were great pitchers and hitters as collegians but had to give up dual roles to be position players as pros. With the hubbub over Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani, Louisville coach Dan McDonnell says the time has come for collegians excelling as pitchers and hitters to get more opportunities to do both as professionals. (AP Photo/File)
April 22, 2018 - 3:01 am
Louisville coach Dan McDonnell is going to bat for two-way college baseball players. Here's his pitch: With the hubbub over Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani, he said, the time has come for collegians excelling as pitchers and hitters to get more opportunities to do both as professionals. "I...
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April 21, 2018 - 7:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA did not fly up and down the Drake Stadium field like a flock of Ducks on Saturday. The Bruins showed little of the high-adrenaline fury expected from a Chip Kelly-coached team in the first spring showcase of his tenure in Westwood. That's all coming in the fall, to be sure...
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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija smiles after Los Angeles Angels' Justin Upton flied out with the bases loaded to end the fifth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, April 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
April 21, 2018 - 2:12 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jeff Samardzija had just loaded the bases with two outs in the fifth inning of his season debut when San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy went out to the mound, mainly to give his big righty a rest. "He wasn't going anywhere, trust me," Bochy said after the Giants used...
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Danica Patrick talks to Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics Friday, April 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
April 20, 2018 - 10:42 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has joined the ownership group of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks as a limited partner. The Bucks made the announcement Friday night between the first and second quarters of Game 3 of their Eastern Conference playoff series against the Boston...
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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 1987, file photo, Ohio State head coach Earle Bruce gestures on the sidelines during a game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. Bruce died in Columbus, Ohio at the age of 87, according to a statement released by his daughters through Ohio State on Friday. He’d been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. (AP Photo/Robert Kozloff, File)
April 20, 2018 - 5:32 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Earle Bruce stepped into his dream job, football coach at Ohio State, under most challenging circumstances, replacing the program's revered longtime leader after a fall from grace. Bruce embraced the task of following Woody Hayes, and went on to have his own Hall of Fame...
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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2017, file photo, Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald watches his players warm up before the Music City Bowl NCAA college football game against Kentucky, in Nashville, Tenn. College Football Hall of Fame member Pat Fitzgerald was an All-America linebacker at Northwestern and has been head coach there since 2006. He fit the category of star player and student, and he now gets to work with similar youngsters, the vast majority of whom won't be heading to the pros. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
April 20, 2018 - 12:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Football is complicated. Life is more so. The charge for universities is to prepare students for whatever comes after they graduate. At least that is the mission statement. At places such as Northwestern and Stanford, it certainly rings true. When those students are football players...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2018, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters watches from the bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, in Raleigh, N.C. Peters has resigned as the Hurricanes’ coach after four seasons and no playoff berths. Peters announced his decision Friday, April 20, 2018, through the team, saying in a statement that “this is a good time to move on.”(AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)
April 20, 2018 - 12:40 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Bill Peters has not been able to lead the Carolina Hurricanes back to the NHL playoffs and after coming up short following his fourth season with the club, announced Friday that he is resigning. "I feel like this is a good time to move on," Peters said in a statement issued by...
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