Texas Tech goes through lot of changes with new coaches

Football 04/13/19, 19:42

Texas Tech players have been through a lot of changes with their new coaching staff."Different way to lift, brand new defense, a little bit different offense, new accountability, new things off the field, all that kind of stuff," head coach Matt Wells said. "I commend our players, I do. I ...

Virginia fans turn out to celebrate NCAA hoops title

Basketball 04/13/19, 16:38

Thousands of fans turned out Saturday to celebrate Virginia's first national championship in basketball.The crowd, estimated at 21,000 on the school's Twitter account, filled one side of Scott Stadium five days after the Cavaliers beat Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime to win the title."This is more than we expected," coach ...

Duke’s Barrett wins guard honor at College Basketball Awards

Basketball 04/12/19, 19:19

RJ Barrett of Duke has won the Jerry West Award as the nation's top shooting guard at the College Basketball Awards.He was presented with the trophy Friday night by its namesake West during the nationally televised show in Los Angeles.Barrett beat out Justin Wright-Foreman of Hofstra, Carsen Edwards of Purdue, ...

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 ...

March Madness leads to gladness for New Jersey sports books

Sports 04/12/19, 14:51

A blizzard of bets from college basketball fans in March helped New Jersey to its second-highest monthly sports betting total, as March Madness translated into March Gladness for sports books.More than $372 million in sports bets were made in the state last month. That brings New Jersey's total since sports ...

Kentucky’s Herro enters NBA Draft to consider his prospects

Sports 04/12/19, 11:05

Kentucky freshman guard Tyler Herro will enter the NBA draft pool and hire an agent but leave open the possibility of returning to school.Herro is the third Wildcats underclassman to enter the draft, joining forward PJ Washington and guard Keldon Johnson. The 6-foot-5 player from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, says in a ...

Nevada quickly hires Alford to replace Musselman

Basketball 04/11/19, 20:39

Nevada moved quickly to replace one big-name coach with another.Nevada hired former UCLA coach Steve Alford on Thursday, four days after Eric Musselman left for Arkansas.Alford is expected to be introduced at a Friday news conference"There is no better coach than Steve Alford to continue the rise of Nevada basketball ...

Duke’s Cam Reddish turns pro, hires agent

Sports 04/11/19, 17:30

Cam Reddish is the latest Duke freshman to leave school for the NBA draft.Reddish announced his decision on his verified Instagram page Thursday, one day after teammate RJ Barrett said he was entering the draft. School spokesman Mike DeGeorge says Reddish has hired an agent.Reddish averaged 13.5 points and hit ...

Woman who alleged rape by ex-MSU players speaks publicly

Sports 04/11/19, 14:21

A Michigan State University student who sued the school after alleging three former men's basketball players gang-raped her in 2015 said at a news conference Thursday that she wants to encourage other "silent survivors" of sexual assault to tell their stories.Bailey Kowalski, 22, who will graduate in May with a ...

Florida having to retool roster after numerous departures

Sports 04/11/19, 10:25

Florida coach Mike White could barely field a basketball team right now.White has a six-man roster heading into the offseason after three players finished their senior years and four others decided to transfer.The departures leave the Gators searching for help and counting on White's best signing class in four years ...

Texas freshman forward Jaxson Hayes declares for NBA

Basketball 04/11/19, 09:24

Texas says freshman forward Jaxson Hayes will hire an agent and enter the NBA draft.Hayes is projected as first-round pick and would be the third consecutive Texas big man to leave for the NBA after one season, following Jarrett Allen and Mo Bamba.The 6-foot-11 Hayes wasn't a starter for his ...

Mulkey would welcome White House invite for Baylor

Basketball 04/10/19, 21:00

Kim Mulkey would welcome an invitation to the White House if President Donald Trump offered it to Baylor. The president tweeted out his congratulations to the Lady Bears on Monday after they beat Notre Dame in a thrilling championship game the night before. "Congratulations to the Baylor Lady Bears on their amazing ...

Harper eager for chance to return Lady Vols to prominence

Basketball 04/10/19, 20:07

Kellie Harper says she was playing for Tennessee when Pat Summitt predicted the tenacious point guard would eventually coach the Lady Vols.Summitt's forecast has become reality. Harper had her introductory news conference Wednesday as she tries to help Tennessee regain its status as one of the nation's top women's college ...

Mick Cronin takes over as UCLA basketball coach

Basketball 04/10/19, 15:48

Introduced as UCLA's new basketball coach, Mick Cronin took just a few seconds to utter John Wooden's name for the first of several times.Cronin called it "an unbelievable, incredible honor" to be named coach of "John Wooden's program."A bevy of former Bruins players turned out for Cronin's introductory news conference ...

RJ Barrett to enter NBA draft after 1 season at Duke

Sports 04/10/19, 11:43

RJ Barrett is leaving Duke after one season to enter the NBA draft.Barrett announced his decision Wednesday in a video posted on social media . He said playing at Duke is a dream but added that "it's also a dream of mine to play in the NBA and have great ...

Dyson’s pinch-hit HR in 9th rallies D-backs past Rangers 5-4

Baseball 04/10/19, 00:15

Pinch-hitter Jarrod Dyson connected for a two-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 5-4 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.Dyson, batting for John Ryan Murphy with Eduardo Escobar on second base, ripped a 2-2 pitch from Rangers ...

DeGrom’s streaks end as Twins hit 6 HRs to rout Mets 14-8

Sports 04/09/19, 23:02

Jacob deGrom's record-tying streak of quality starts ended at 26 when he allowed two home runs to Mitch Garver and one to Eddie Rosario in a 14-8 drubbing by the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night, the worst outing in two years for the New York Mets ace.Minnesota had six homers, ...

Charlottesville, once marred by racist rally, revels in win

Basketball 04/09/19, 21:41

A Virginia city once marred by deadly violence and tiki torch-carrying white supremacists chanting Nazi slogans savored a moment of bliss Tuesday as it welcomed home national men's college basketball champion University of Virginia. Charlottesville was in full party mood a day after the UVA Cavaliers defeated Texas Tech in the ...

How measles is making a return in New York and elsewhere

Sports 04/09/19, 21:23

New York City declared a public health emergency Tuesday and ordered mandatory vaccinations for measles in a part of Brooklyn that is home to a large Orthodox Jewish community.The city took the unusual step amid a surge of 285 measles cases in the city since September, most in one densely ...

Beal averages 25-5-5 for season, Wiz lose 116-10 to Celtics

Basketball 04/09/19, 20:34

Bradley Beal became the first player in Washington Wizards franchise history to average at least 25 points, five rebounds and five assists for a season, reaching the numbers he needed in a 116-110 loss to the playoff-bound Boston Celtics in a finale Tuesday night that was meaningless to both clubs.Eliminated ...

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