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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Tech has foundation for future after reaching national final

Sports 04/09/19, 20:02

Brandone Francis plopped down in front of the Texas Tech locker room stalls where Matt Mooney and Tariq Owens were seated, their eyes red and wet as they clasped hands in consolation and solidarity while Virginia was celebrating on the court.Three of the team's four seniors were still trying to ...

Huge crowd welcomes home national hoops champion Cavaliers

Basketball 04/09/19, 17:34

Virginia's national champion men's basketball team is back on campus and when the Cavaliers returned, they were greeted by a throng of several thousand fans.The Cavaliers won their first men's basketball national championship on Monday night, defeating Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime in Minneapolis.The crowd Tuesday chanted "U-V-A, UVA" as ...

Judge refuses bond for man accused of IS-inspired attack

Sports 04/09/19, 17:07

A Maryland man accused of planning an Islamic State-inspired attack at a shopping and entertainment complex near Washington, D.C., intended to kill as many "disbelievers" as possible, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday before a judge ordered the man detained without bond.But a defense attorney urged the court to be skeptical ...

Michigan trio declaring for NBA draft, but can still return

Basketball 04/09/19, 16:59

Michigan's Charles Matthews, Iggy Brazdeikis and Jordan Poole are declaring for the NBA draft, although they can still come back to the Wolverines.The school announced Tuesday that the three players intend to sign with agents, but under new NCAA rules, they are allowed to have agents during the evaluation process ...

Richard Cole, last WWII Doolittle Raider, dies in Texas

Texas 04/09/19, 16:36

Retired Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" Cole, the last of the 80 Doolittle Tokyo Raiders who carried out the daring U.S. attack on Japan during World War II, died Tuesday at a military hospital in Texas. He was 103. Robert Whetstone, a spokesman for Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, confirmed ...

NCAA title game, tournament see increases over last year

Basketball 04/09/19, 15:50

An average of 19.6 million people watched as Virginia beat Texas Tech in the NCAA Tournament championship game, an increase of 23% over last year.The audience peaked at 23.5 million during overtime Monday night, according to Nielsen and CBS.Last year's championship game between Villanova and Michigan averaged 16.5 million on ...

St John’s coach Chris Mullin quits, cites ‘personal loss’

Sports 04/09/19, 15:38

Chris Mullin "stepped down" as basketball coach at St. John's on Tuesday after four years on the job, citing a "personal loss."Athletic Mike Cragg director announced the decision, saying the team "progressed well." He noted Mullin's "contributions" and "deep passion for this program," but did not detail any reason for ...

Federal probe, Virginia’s reign top 2019-20 storylines

Sports 04/09/19, 13:01

Virginia's redemption is complete.The Cavaliers won the program's first national championship by beating Texas Tech in overtime on Monday night. That sends the Cavaliers into the offseason and the 2019-20 season as a champion trying to stay on top — much more desirable than its position last year, recovering from ...

UCLA hires Cincinnati’s Mick Cronin as basketball coach

Sports 04/09/19, 12:08

Mick Cronin was hired as UCLA's basketball coach Tuesday, ending a months-long search to find a replacement for the fired Steve Alford.The university says Cronin agreed to a $24 million, six-year deal.He had a 296-146 record at his alma mater Cincinnati over 16 seasons and led the Bearcats to the ...

US lawmakers seek to protect national park in New Mexico

U.S. 04/09/19, 11:39

Members of New Mexico's congressional delegation are renewing a call for the creation of a formal buffer around a national park held sacred by Native Americans.A measure reintroduced Tuesday would prevent future leasing or development of minerals on federally-owned land within a 10-mile (16-kilometer) radius of Chaco Culture National Historical ...

Kentucky’s PJ Washington to enter NBA draft, hire agent

Basketball 04/09/19, 10:32

Kentucky forward PJ Washington will enter the NBA draft pool and hire an agent, ending his collegiate career after leading the Wildcats in scoring and rebounding as a sophomore.The 6-foot-8 Dallas native averaged 15.2 points and 7.5 rebounds per game while leading second-seeded Kentucky (30-7) to the NCAA Tournament Midwest ...

A way-too-early poll for the 2019-20 college hoops season

Sports 04/09/19, 09:11

Virginia pulled off one of the great redemption stories in NCAA Tournament history, winning its first national title a year after losing to a No. 16 seed in the first round.The bad news: it's seven months until the next season.The confetti is still being swept up in Minnesota, but it's ...

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