School athletics

February 22, 2018 - 2:42 am
LILBURN, Ga. (AP) — A former teacher and University of Georgia football player who admitted to a sexual relationship with a student will serve five years in prison. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that 33-year-old Michael Henderson pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual assault by a...
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February 21, 2018 - 3:28 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police department says it's making no significant changes in its plans before a basketball tournament during which shootings have occurred the past two years. The Charlotte Observer reports the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said it will be using "...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2013, file photo, Louisville center Zach Price (25) holds signage after Louisville defeated Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game, in Atlanta. Louisville must vacate its 2013 men’s basketball title following an NCAA appeals panel’s decision to uphold sanctions against the men’s program for violations committed in a sex scandal. The Cardinals will have to vacate 123 victories including the championship, and return millions in postseason revenue. The decision announced on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, by the governing body’s Infraction Appeals Committee ruled that the NCAA has the authority to take away championships for what it considers major rule violations. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
February 20, 2018 - 6:50 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville officials are not happy with the NCAA's decision that mandates the school vacate its 2013 men's basketball championship in the wake of an embarrassing sex scandal, and interim President Greg Postel did not hide his disappointment. It's the first time a Division 1...
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February 20, 2018 - 11:36 am
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Andy Cannizaro has resigned as Mississippi State's baseball coach, effective immediately. Cannizaro said Tuesday in a university release that "unfortunately, I made some poor decisions." Cannizaro added that "I hope Mississippi State University and all of the fans and...
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February 15, 2018 - 8:10 pm
BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with C Ryan Hanigan on a minor league contract. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Agreed to terms with LHP Jaime Garcia on a one-year contract. National League CINCINNATI REDS — Voided the contract of RHP Jeff Manship. Agreed to terms with INF Cliff...
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February 14, 2018 - 2:56 am
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL MESA, Ariz. (AP) — When Yu Darvish met with Theo Epstein and other Chicago Cubs officials last December in the Dallas area, the Japanese pitcher liked what he heard. "The Cubs really stood out, and everyone was sincere at the meeting," Darvish said Tuesday through a translator...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018 file photo, Larry Nassar, former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation's top gymnasts, appears in Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Mich. USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic Committee and Michigan State University have responded to initial inquiries from Congress regarding their handling of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. A Senate subcommittee with jurisdiction over the health and safety of athletes made the institutions' answers public on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
February 13, 2018 - 8:14 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — USA Gymnastics told Congress it has not used non-disclosure agreements in investigations except in the case of Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney, one of more than 200 women and girls who have said now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar sexually abused them under the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2012, file photo, Notre Dame running back Theo Riddick, right, and wide receiver Luke Massa, left, celebrate after Notre Dame defeated Southern California 22-13 in an NCAA college football game in Los Angeles. The NCAA has denied Notre Dame's appeal of a decision to vacate 21 victories because of academic misconduct, including all 12 wins from the school's 2012 national championship game run. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)
February 13, 2018 - 3:21 pm
Notre Dame's president ripped the NCAA's decision to deny the school's appeal to restore 21 vacated football victories from an academic misconduct violation, saying the association "perverted" the notion that universities determine how they police academics. The NCAA denied Notre Dame's appeal...
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February 13, 2018 - 3:00 pm
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleges a Prairie View A&M University coach helped a male student accused of sexual assault flee Texas to avoid arrest. An unidentified female athlete filed the lawsuit Friday in Houston. It accuses the university of creating a hostile educational...
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February 07, 2018 - 1:32 pm
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers has named Nuzio Campanile as its running backs coach. Coach Chris Ash announced the hiring of the Bergen Catholic High School coach on Wednesday. Campanile spent the past eight years at Bergen Catholic, posting a 60-28 record and winning a state title last season...
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