Ex-Spartan football player returned to Michigan in sex case

MASON, Mich. (AP) -- Former Michigan State defensive end Auston Robertson is jailed on a $250,000 bond after being returned to Michigan from Indiana to face a third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge. The 19-year-old Robertson was arraigned in 55th District Court in Mason on Tuesday via videoconference from the Ingham County Jail. He is scheduled to return to court next month. Robertson's attorney David Rosenberg says "a strong defense" is planned.

After whirlwind month, Miller settling into Indiana job

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Archie Miller left the Assembly Hall suite Tuesday, walked down a few steps and immediately started snapping cellphone photos of the empty arena. It gave Indiana's coach a clear perspective on his new job. Directly across from Miller were five NCAA championship banners hanging from the rafters. When he returned to the suite, he was surrounded by reminders from the Hoosiers' 1975-76 undefeated championship team.

Notre Dame philosopher Alvin Plantinga wins Templeton Prize

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Retired University of Notre Dame philosophy professor Alvin Plantinga has won one of the world's leading religion prizes. Plantinga, whose writings over half a century made belief in god or a divine reality a serious option within academic philosophy, was announced Tuesday as the winner of the 2017 Templeton Prize. The honor from the John Templeton Foundation comes with a $1.4 million award.

Overcoming Opioids: Special schools help teens stay clean

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- When Logan Snyder got hooked on pills after a prescription to treat pain from a kidney stone, she joined the millions already swept up in the nation's grim wave of addiction to opioid painkillers. She was just 14. Youth is a drawback when it comes to kicking drugs. Only half of U.S. treatment centers accept teenagers and even fewer offer teen-focused groups or programs. After treatment, adolescents find little structured support.

College stars bolster draft stock through special teams

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- More and more college coaches are putting their starters and even their stars on special teams as they seek to pile up every possible point in an era of pedal-to-the-metal shootouts and never-safe leads. Fading fast are the days when superstars would catch their breath on the sideline when the kicker or punter trotted onto the field with the scrubs. NFL teams love it.

Clemson is rising under Monte Lee, but toughest games ahead

Clemson coach Monte Lee measures his baseball team in 10-game segments, and the records of 7-3, 9-1, 9-1 and 8-2 are more than satisfying to him. "Up to this point," he said Monday, "I don't know if I could have asked for more out of my team." The 40-year-old Lee was hired two years ago to bring new energy to a program that seemed to have hit a ceiling under Jack Leggett.

Larry Bird delivers Pacers' 2021 All-Star bid in an Indy car

NEW YORK (AP) -- Indiana wants the NBA All-Star Game and sent Larry Bird to get it -- in an Indy car. Bird drove four blocks down Fifth Avenue in his specially themed car to deliver the Pacers' bid to host the 2021 game to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, fitting his 6-foot-9 frame into a car usually driven by much shorter people.

Ex-Spartan football player returning to Michigan in sex case

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) -- Former Michigan State defensive end Auston Robertson has waived extradition and will be returned to Michigan from Indiana to face a third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge. Ingham County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Lisa McCormick says Monday that the 19-year-old Robertson could be arraigned as early as Tuesday. A police task force arrested Robertson on Saturday at a relative's home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Robertson comes from Fort Wayne.

Officials: 'Happy Days' star Moran likely died from cancer

CORYDON, Ind. (AP) -- Authorities say former "Happy Days" star Erin Moran likely died from cancer at her southern Indiana home. A statement released Monday by the Harrison County Sheriff's Department says an autopsy revealed the 56-year-old actress had stage-four cancer, but doesn't specify what type. The department says Moran died Saturday in the rural community of New Salisbury, about 20 miles northwest of Louisville, Kentucky.

James helps Cavs hold off Pacers, earn sweep into 2nd round

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- LeBron James stuck to the old script Sunday. Again, he bailed out the Cleveland Cavaliers. And again, he sent the Indiana Pacers home for vacation. On yet another milestone day for basketball's king, James' crowning achievement was making the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:08 to play and helping the defending champions hold on for a series-clinching 106-102 victory at Indiana.

In a year of sweeping change at Notre Dame, hope springs

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- This year of sweeping change for Notre Dame passed another mile marker Saturday with the Blue and Gold spring game. The 20,000 or so fans that took in the 2-hour intra-squad scrimmage at Notre Dame Stadium on a bright day got a glimpse of a promising first-year starting quarterback and a taste of the schemes being implemented by new coordinators on both sides of the ball.

Rites of postseason: LeBron looks for sweep, Clippers ailing

They seem like postseason traditions: LeBron James is going for a sweep, and the Los Angeles Clippers have big problems. James is one win from the second round and the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers might be on the cusp of getting several rest days. Meanwhile, Blake Griffin will miss the rest of the season in a major blow for a Clippers team that now faces playoff drama for the fifth consecutive year.

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Scams push foreclosure fraud to limit, taking victims' homes

NEW YORK (AP) -- The phone call came as Raymond Murray neared the bottom of his luck. His wife had died, his career had been ended by injuries, and struggling to get by on his disability check, he had scraped together just enough to pay a lawyer to avoid imminent foreclosure on his modest Brooklyn home.

Charleston church shooter on federal death row in Indiana

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Convicted South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof is now on federal death row in Indiana. Prison records from Charleston County jail show Roof left its custody Friday. Federal records on Saturday show Roof is now being held at the United States Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana. The facility houses federal inmates awaiting death sentences. A jury convicted Roof on federal hate crime charges in December and then sentenced him to death.

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James, Cavs come from 26 down, beat Pacers to take 3-0 lead

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- LeBron James celebrated another milestone with the greatest second-half comeback in playoff history. Win one more at Indiana, the four-time MVP will be crowned king of the first round. James scored 41 points while padding his postseason resume with yet another triple-double, leading defending champion Cleveland back from a 25-point halftime deficit to a 119-114 victory over the Pacers on Thursday night.

Indiana hires Marshall as director of athletic performance

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana coach Archie Miller has hired Clif Marshall as the Hoosiers' new director of athletic performance. Marshall comes to Bloomington after spending the past 10 years serving as performance director at Ignition Athletics Performance Group in Cincinnati. There, Marshall helped design strength and speed training programs for thousands of athletes including pro athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLS and Major League Baseball.

Update on the latest in sports:

NBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE Cavs up 3-0 following huge comeback UNDATED (AP) -- A 25-point halftime lead wasn't enough for the Indiana Pacers against the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight. The Cavaliers are up three games to none in their NBA first-round series by setting a league record for the largest halftime deficit in a playoff victory, a 119-111 win at Indiana.