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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has postponed the start of men’s basketball workouts for two weeks after five players and one staff member tested positive for the coronavirus, the school…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Highly touted prospect Makur Maker verbally committed to Howard University on Friday, picking the Bison over college basketball powerhouses UCLA, Kentucky and Memphis.

NFL

WASHINGTON (AP) — The title sponsor of the Washington Redskins’ stadium wants the NFL team to change its name.

“We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they…

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Joanne P. McCallie won’t return for a 14th season as Duke’s women’s basketball coach.

McCallie announced her departure in a 6-minute video posted Thursday on the program’s Twitter account….

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Department of Education Associate Superintendent Kathy D’Antoni is retiring.

The department announced her retirement Wednesday. D’Antoni spent her…

NFL

The NFL will cut its preseason in half and push back the start of exhibition play so teams have more time to train following a virtual offseason made necessary by the coronavirus…

NEW YORK (AP) — Renee Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes appreciated what former UConn teammate Maya Moore was doing when the All-Star forward stepped away from basketball two years ago to focus on…

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The Oklahoma athletics department has announced $13.7 million in budget cuts it blames on fallout…

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma has asked for federal help in getting his team back to campus this summer.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The NCAA’s infractions case against the University of Kansas men’s basketball program has been accepted into a newly created independent investigation process that was…

NEW YORK (AP) — Coach Dawn Staley would be prepping the U.S. women’s basketball team for the Tokyo Olympics this week if not for the coronavirus pandemic.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man charged in a crash that killed longtime radio host and Wichita State University basketball announcer Don Hall had an empty alcohol bottle in his vehicle and told…

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Stephanie Watts is returning to North Carolina for a final season after transferring to Southern California for a year.

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan high school basketball standout Emoni Bates has committed to play at Michigan State for the class of 2022.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A men’s basketball player at West Virginia has tested positive for the coronavirus, the athletic department said Monday.

Mark Byington has spent more than three months as the men’s basketball coach at James Madison without being able to take a recruiting trip or meet personally with the eight players joining his…

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officially announced Wednesday that Mike Smith and Chaundee Brown are joining the basketball program as transfers.

MLB

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball issued a 60-game schedule Tuesday night that will start July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks as the sport tries to push ahead amid the coronavirus…

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Tennessee Lady Vols will host UConn on Jan. 21 in the second game of the Revival Series between the college basketball rivals.

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Kansas State guard Brian Patrick is headed to DePaul as a graduate transfer, the Blue Demons announced on Tuesday.

Patrick will be eligible to play immediately after…

BOSTON (AP) — Longtime Bentley University women’s basketball coach Barbara Stevens is retiring after a four-decade run that included more than 1,000 wins, the 2014 NCAA Division II national…

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — Douglas County Commissioner Dave Nelson conceded defeat in the Republican primary battle to represent District 1 in rural Nevada, The Record-Courier reported…

Cade Cunningham, one of the nation’s top basketball recruits, has chosen to remain at Oklahoma State despite the program being banned from the 2021 postseason.

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor has added a graduate transfer guard from another major conference for the third year in a row. Former All-Pac 12 guard DiJonai Carrington is joining the Lady Bears from…

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The new committee formed by the National Association of Basketball Coaches to address racism and diversity recommended Monday that high schools and colleges establish…

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU assistant coach Bill Armstrong and support staff member Kevin Nickelberry have been promoted after the LSU Board of Supervisors approved new contracts for the pair of…

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a sexual discrimination lawsuit against the University of Saint Joseph that accused Hall of Fame men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun of…

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former Wisconsin guard Kobe King has changed his plans and won’t be playing basketball at Nebraska.

Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg said in a statement Friday that…

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University plans to review the names of all buildings and structures across its nine-campus system following the school’s decision to rename an intramural center…

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Will Jones’ 19-game stint as North Carolina A&T’s interim men’s basketball coach not only earned him Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference coach of the year honors, but also the…

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU associate head basketball coach Greg Heiar is leaving the staff, he announced on social media Thursday.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The basketball version of the “Backyard Brawl” rivalry between West Virginia and Pittsburgh has been extended through the 2022-23 season.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Utah guard Both Gach (pronounced booth gotch) has decided to transfer to Minnesota to play his last two seasons of college in his home state.

The NCAA Division I Council on Wednesday approved a plan to allow college basketball players to start working with their coaches for the first time since the pandemic wiped out March…

GARDNERVILLE RANCHOS, Nev. (AP) — More than once, Danny Tarkanian has been a contender in one of the country’s most expensive congressional races. Now, he’s fighting for his political life in a…

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette says the NCAA has granted guard D.J. Carton a waiver that will enable the Ohio State transfer to play for his new team in the upcoming season.

Attorneys filed a lawsuit against the NCAA in federal court Monday that seeks to prevent the association from limiting the amount of money athletes can make off their names, images and likenesses….

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Robert Morris is leaving the Northeast Conference to join the Horizon League.

The school announced Monday that it will become the 12th member of the Horizon…

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Drake University student who was accidentally shot in the head by a basketball player alleges in a lawsuit that a coach instructed the player to lie to…

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana University Trustees have unanimously approved a resolution to name the intramural center on the Bloomington campus after Bill Garrett, the school’s first black…

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Institute of Technology is switching conferences, joining America East and leaving the Atlantic Sun.

America East announced its board of presidents had…

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona State and Grand Canyon will meet in men’s basketball for the first time in 40 years next season as part of a home-and-home series.

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A women’s basketball player at Liberty University says she is transferring because of “racial insensitivities shown within the leadership and culture” of the…

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — NCAA officials will discuss Idaho’s law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports amid calls for the organization to move men’s basketball tournament games…

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) — Rick Byrd, Belmont’s former men’s basketball coach, heads up the Ohio Valley Conference’s newest members of the league’s Hall of Fame.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Groups that advocate for civil rights and women’s rights have joined notable athletes in asking the NCAA to move 2021 men’s basketball tournament games out of Idaho after the…

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi liberal arts college has a new, but familiar, coach at the helm of its men’s basketball program.

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — Longtime Midwestern State women’s basketball coach Noel Johnson, the point guard for Texas Tech’s 1993 national championship team, has died. She was…

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina university has a new coach for its women’s basketball program.

University of South Carolina Upstate has named Becky Burke to replace Tammy…



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