Wild pitch, errant throw help LSU rally past Auburn 4-3

Baseball 05/23/19, 16:30

In a bizarre finish, No. 5 seed LSU scored the tying and winning runs after a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth to defeat No. 8 seed Auburn 4-3 in a Southeastern Conference Tournament elimination game Thursday.LSU trailed 3-2 and had runners on second and third with one ...

Alabama officer hurt in shooting that killed 1 improving

U.S. 05/22/19, 17:18

An Alabama police officer who was seriously wounded in a shooting that killed another officer is improving, officials said Wednesday as they made plans to remember the fallen man. Officer Webb Sistrunk has been moved into critical care at a hospital in Columbus, Georgia, according to a statement released by the ...

Update: Terror, confusion at Alabama park amid shooting

U.S. 05/21/19, 13:51

The Latest on the Sunday killing of an Alabama police officer (all times local):1:45 p.m.Residents of an Alabama mobile home park described moments of confusion and terror as a gunman fired on authorities, killing one officer and injuring two others.This booking photo released by the Auburn Police Department on Monday, ...

Hearing set for guardsman in slaying of Alabama officer

U.S. 05/21/19, 11:25

A man suspected of killing one Alabama police officer and wounding two others is due in court for an initial hearing.Security is expected to be tight as 29-year-old Grady Wayne Wilkes appears in court in Lee County on Tuesday afternoon.Wilkes was arrested Monday on charges of shooting three Auburn police ...

Alabama police capture suspect; 1 officer slain, 2 wounded

U.S. 05/20/19, 10:40

A man opened fire on police responding to a call about a domestic disturbance in an Alabama mobile home park, killing one officer and wounding two others, authorities said Monday. An intense manhunt led to his arrest hours later, not far from the Arrow Head Trailer Park, which is only a ...

Update: Police arrest suspect in shooting of 3 officers

U.S. 05/20/19, 08:07

The Latest on shootings of police officers in Auburn, Alabama (all times local): 8:00 a.m. Auburn University has announced that a man suspected of killing one Auburn police officer and wounding two others near campus has been arrested. Auburn Campus Safety made an "all clear" announcement on Twitter and said police reported the ...

Kurt Lang, Nazi expert and social scientist, dies

New York 05/08/19, 14:08

Kurt Lang, an expert on Nazi Germany and a sociologist who with his wife, Gladys, wrote several books about the influence of television on politics and public opinion, has died. He was 95.Lang died May 1 of respiratory failure at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts, his daughter, Glenna Lang, ...

Pilot safe as plane crashes at Northern California airport

U.S. 05/07/19, 00:07

A small plane has flipped over at a Northern California airport but the pilot escaped with only minor injuries.It happened Monday afternoon at Auburn Municipal Airport, northeast of Sacramento.Airport officials say the pilot was making a "touch-and-go" landing when his single-engine plane stalled and went down, flipping upside down.This Monday, ...

Griffin, George among stars with injuries as playoffs start

Sports 04/13/19, 16:07

Blake Griffin's tone was serious, befitting a man who has had one of the best seasons of his career — but now faces the same old questions about his health.Griffin's status for Detroit's first-round series against Milwaukee isn't clear at the moment, but after he sat out the Pistons' crucial ...

Auburn, coach Bruce Pearl agree to new 5-year contract

Basketball 04/12/19, 18:40

Auburn and basketball coach Bruce Pearl have agreed to a new five-year contract.The deal announced Friday runs through the 2023-24 season. Auburn didn't release terms.Pearl led the Tigers to their first Final Four and a Southeastern Conference Tournament title last season, turning around a program that went 15 years without ...

Pistons say Griffin still day to day with troublesome knee

Basketball 04/12/19, 13:46

Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey says star forward Blake Griffin is still day to day heading into the postseason.The NBA playoffs start Saturday, but Detroit opens its series against top-seeded Milwaukee on Sunday night. The extra rest was a bit of a break for the Pistons, who also get two ...

Ex-Auburn football coach Tuberville to run for Ala. Senate

Sports 04/06/19, 13:38

Former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville is joining the Republican race to win back the Alabama Senate seat from Democrat Doug Jones in 2020. Tuberville announced his candidacy Saturday on Twitter, saying: "After more than a year of listening to Alabama's citizens, I have heard your concerns and hopes for ...

Auburn’s Bruce Pearl has sheen of sweat, slime and success

Sports 04/06/19, 01:14

There is a sheen that always seems to glisten on Auburn coach Bruce Pearl.You see, he sweats. A lot.He mostly keeps his suit jacket on during games, but Pearl peeled it off in the second half a regional final victory over Kentucky to reveal a drenched dress shirt. And since ...

Final Four participants have followed Big Ten blueprints

Sports 04/05/19, 12:39

It has been nearly two decades since Mateen Cleaves and the rest of the Flintstones carried Michigan State to the national championship, triumphing over Florida at the long-since demolished RCA Dome in downtown Indianapolis.Nearly two decades since anyone in the Big Ten hoisted the trophy.The Spartans are back at the ...

Injured stars making mark at Final Four for MSU, Auburn

Sports 04/05/19, 02:25

Under different circumstances Joshua Langford might have had a throng of reporters around him as he sat in front of his locker at U.S. Bank Stadium, two days before Michigan State plays in the Final Four.Langford is the Spartans' co-captain and second-leading scorer, but has not played since late December ...

Undersized Jared Harper point man in Auburn’s Final Four run

Basketball 04/03/19, 13:50

Jared Harper might just epitomize this Auburn basketball team: overlooked, undersized and playing about as well as anybody.The Tigers' 5-foot-11 point guard has been a driving force in their surprising run to their first Final Four. He has supplied clutch plays , especially against Kentucky, blink-and-you-miss-it drives and 3-pointers.Now, Harper ...

Auburn’s Chuma Okeke out with torn ACL in left knee

Basketball 03/30/19, 17:12

Auburn coach Bruce Pearl knew the moment sophomore forward Chuma Okeke landed on the floor, his left knee having buckled at a gruesome angle, that something serious had happened.Pearl learned the extent of the damage Saturday.An MRI exam revealed that Okeke tore his ACL late in the fifth-seeded Tigers' victory ...

Red-hot Auburn meets tradition-rich Kentucky for Final Four

Sports 03/30/19, 16:57

Nobody stepping onto the floor for Auburn in the Midwest Region semifinals on Sunday was recruited by Kentucky, the lone team standing in the way of the Tigers' first trip to the Final Four.Nor were they recruited by Kansas. Or North Carolina.Yet the fifth-seeded Tigers have already knocked off the ...

Plenty of on-court, off-court intrigue in Midwest Region

Sports 03/28/19, 15:14

The last four teams standing in the Midwest Region are a celebration of everything that is good about college basketball: star players, over-achievers, tradition-rich programs and successful coaches.They also exemplify everything wrong with the game.Top-seeded North Carolina survived unscathed one of the worst academic fraud scandals in NCAA history. Their ...

Pearl catapults Auburn hoops to titles, unfamiliar heights

Basketball 03/26/19, 17:17

Auburn basketball first got a new arena then finally got a coach to fill it.Eventually, wins, titles and NCAA Tournament berths came, too.Now, Bruce Pearl and the Tigers — despite some off-court problems — are riding high with a rare two-year run of success on the court, including a Sweet ...

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