Authorities: Small plane crashes in Louisiana, killing 5

U.S. 12/28/19, 11:44

A small plane en route to a college football playoff game crashed into the parking lot of a post office in Louisiana shortly after takeoff on Saturday, killing the daughter-in-law of one of the team's coaches and four other people on board. The two-engine Piper Cheyenne crashed in the city of ...

Top 25 Podcast: Texas HS hires Art Briles … Why?

Sports 05/29/19, 13:02

Former Baylor coach Art Briles has returned to coaching football in the United States, landing a gig at a mid-sized East Texas high school.The hiring of Briles by the Mount Vernon Independent School District was surprising to many. On the latest edition of the AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, ...

NCAA transfer waivers by the numbers

Sports 05/29/19, 03:00

A breakdown of transfer waiver results over the last five years, according to data provided to The Associated Press by the NCAA:ALL SPORTS2014-15Graphic shows the number of requested and approved NCAA transfer waivers since 2014 across various sports;; 1c x 7 1/4 inches; 46.5 mm x 184 mm;— 246 waiver ...

Transfer, play right away? Don’t bank on it, NCAA cases show

Sports 05/29/19, 02:59

A string of recent high-profile transfers gave the college football world the impression it was getting easier for players to switch schools and compete right away.The reality is much different, with the percentage of waiver approvals dropping during 2018-2019 — even as the NCAA changed rules to give athletes a ...

SEC hired Deloitte to review its football officiating

Sports 05/28/19, 14:36

The Southeastern Conference hired international accounting firm Deloitte to conduct a review of its football officiating, reacting in part to what Commissioner Greg Sankey called the intense, often opinionated view of referees by the public and media.Sankey said conversations began in September about ways to examine officiating and find ways ...

Marv Lewis joins football staff at Arizona State as adviser

Football 05/28/19, 14:33

Former Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is joining Arizona State coach Herm Edwards' staff as a special adviser.The school announced the hiring on Tuesday. Lewis spent 16 seasons coaching the Bengals and is the franchise's all-time wins leader with 131. He led Cincinnati to seven playoff appearances, including five straight ...

2 Clemson players suspended for season; NCAA rejects appeal

Sports 05/24/19, 11:40

Clemson tight end Braden Galloway and offensive lineman Zach Giella will miss next season after an NCAA panel rejected the school's appeal of their drug suspension.Clemson athletic spokesman Jeff Kallin said Friday that the school learned of the NCAA decision on Wednesday. The school issued a statement that it is ...

Maryland physicians to be employed outside athletics

Sports 05/23/19, 15:02

The University of Maryland will have medical staff tending to the school's sports teams employed outside of the athletics department.This would include the head team physician, athletic trainers, nutritionists and mental health practitioners.The directive, announced Thursday, fulfills recommendations from an external safety review following the death last year of Maryland ...

UConn coaches travel the state to connect with fans

Football 05/23/19, 12:40

UConn basketball fan Audrey Quinlan said she wasn't expecting Geno Auriemma to be so personable.The 68-year-old Glastonbury resident got to meet the Hall of Fame coach Thursday as he crisscrossed the state with men's basketball coach Dan Hurley, football coach Randy Edsall and others on a three-day speaking tour dubbed ...

MIAC ousts original member St. Thomas for being too strong

Sports 05/22/19, 16:09

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has decided to oust St. Thomas, the largest school in the NCAA Division III league and the most successful in recent years in sports.The MIAC announced Wednesday the Tommies will be "involuntarily removed" in two years by the conference they helped found with six other ...

Top 25 Podcast: Fitzgerald on transfers, Wildcats new QB

Sports 05/22/19, 11:16

Coming off a surprising appearance in the Big Ten title game, Northwestern and coach Pat Fitzgerald replace a four-year starting quarterback with a former five-star recruit this season. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Fitzgerald plays it coy with the Wildcats' quarterback competition. He is not ready to ...

Mariota’s approach to final year of contract: ‘Let it ride’

Football 05/21/19, 17:19

Going into the final year of his rookie contract, Marcus Mariota hasn't changed anything about how he prepares for this season.That includes no talk of holding out or public demands for a new contract. The Titans quarterback and 2014 Heisman Trophy winner prefers to show up and work hard during ...

Saints rookie Mack hopes hard lessons at Notre Dame pay off

Football 05/21/19, 16:40

Rookie tight end Alize Mack thinks playing with Drew Brees in New Orleans' prolific offense will help him fulfill the potential he never realized at Notre Dame."This offense really allows me to put my talents on display. And that's why I'm really excited. That's why I really wanted to come ...

Mississippi State extends Moorhead’s contract through 2022

Football 05/21/19, 14:39

Mississippi State football coach Joe Moorhead has a little more job security now.The school announced Tuesday that he has signed a contract extension through the 2022 season that will pay an average base salary of $3.2 million. Moorhead originally signed a four-year deal worth an average of $2.75 million when ...

Sudanese-American to graduate, with 6 siblings in attendance

Football 05/20/19, 13:01

Six children will gather in Storm Lake this weekend to watch their youngest sibling graduate from high school, decades after their parents emigrated from war-torn Sudan to the United States.Cham Deng will receive his diploma Sunday from Storm Lake High School with a 3.4 grade point average, ranking him 28th ...

Pogacar, van der Breggen hold on to win Tour of California

Sports 05/18/19, 18:24

Tadej Pogacar did the work necessary to win the Tour of California on the steep climb of Mt. Baldy.His team did the work it needed for him to win on the run-in to Pasadena.With big names going on the attack midway through the final stage Saturday, UAE Team Emirates was ...

3 generations of Harbaughs make 1st visit to Yankee Stadium

Sports 05/17/19, 20:25

Jim Harbaugh is in a New York sports state of mind this weekend.Michigan's football coach visited Yankee Stadium for the first time Friday, joined by his father and 6-year-old son to watch the Bronx Bombers take on the Tampa Bay Rays with first place in the AL East on the ...

Update: Ex-Oregon football player stops gunman at school

Football 05/17/19, 18:43

The Latest on the arrest of an armed person at a Portland, Oregon high school (all times local):4:45 p.m.Former University of Oregon football standout Keanon Lowe subdued a person with a gun who appeared on a Portland, Oregon, high school campus.Police are positioned outside Parkrose High School Parkrose High School ...

Tim Tebow struggling in Triple-A; still a work in progress

Sports 05/17/19, 01:21

Six weeks into his latest baseball adventure, Tim Tebow is still struggling to find his stroke with the Syracuse Mets at the top rung of minor league ball.He remains unflappable in spite of the numbers."I think I'm improving. I'm working, developing," Tebow said Thursday before the Mets played a night ...

Criticized Maryland chancellor won’t seek contract extension

Football 05/16/19, 13:58

The chancellor of Maryland's university system said Thursday he will step down next year, after state lawmakers cut funding from the system's budget by an amount equal to his annual salary to express displeasure in the system's handling of a University of Maryland football player's death and how the chancellor ...

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