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Duke has turned to Boston Celtics assistant coach and former WNBA All-Star Kara Lawson to lead its women’s basketball program.

The school announced the hiring in a social media post…

Duke is in talks with Boston Celtics assistant coach and former WNBA All-Star Kara Lawson to lead its women’s basketball program, a person familiar with the situation said Friday.

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The California Community College Athletic Association is moving all sports, even football, to the…

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) —

The West Virginia women’s basketball program has pushed back the start of its summer workouts by two weeks after six players tested positive for the coronavirus,…

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Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Junior Guerra has returned to the team after missing the start of…

Four-year college athletic teams eliminated because of budgetary cuts or school closures associated with the coronavirus pandemic, according to research by The Associated Press through Wednesday,…

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…

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….

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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…

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.

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

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…

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.

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…

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…

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….

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…

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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…

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Baseball superstar Mike Trout, Super Bowl champion Eli Manning, “Good Times” actor John Amos, and film star Danny Aiello are among this year’s nominees for the New Jersey…

The Big 12’s revenue distribution to its 10 schools decreased only slightly because of the pandemic that led to the cancellation of spring sports, though there is still plenty of uncertainty…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has removed the interim title, making Candice Storey Lee the first woman to become an athletic director in the Southeastern Conference.

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Longtime Colorado women’s basketball coach-turned-administrator Ceal Barry will retire in July after spending 37 years in Boulder, the school said Tuesday.

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago State hired Tiffany Sardin as coach Friday, hoping the former Virginia star can transform a struggling program in her hometown.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State is adding graduate transfer Raina Perez from Cal State Fullerton.

The Wolfpack announced Perez’s addition Thursday for next season. The 5-foot-4…

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Courtney Paris is returning to Oklahoma as an assistant coach after a 10-year WNBA playing career.

The school made the announcement in a news release on…

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — UConn and Mississippi State are scheduled to play in November’s Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge basketball tournament in Connecticut.

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LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Alcorn State has hired a new coach to lead its women’s basketball program.

Nathaniel Kilbert, who served as an assistant coach for the Lady Braves from 1991-2001, was…

NFL

MIAMI (AP) — Don Shula, who won the most games of any NFL coach and led the Miami Dolphins to the only perfect season in league history, died Monday at his home, the team said. He was…

NEW YORK (AP) — The women’s basketball committee will start using the NCAA Evaluation Tool instead of RPI to help evaluate teams for the tournament starting with the upcoming season.

ESPN has named Phil Dean as its new producer for “Monday Night Football” beginning with the upcoming season.

Dean has been with the network since 1992. He has been the lead college…

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) —

Mississippi State coach Nikki McCray-Penson has retained staffers Maryann Baker and Abby Hunt and added four former Old Dominion assistants to her coaching…

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mercy hired AnnMarie Gilbert as women’s basketball coach.

Gilbert went 135-18 at Virginia Union in five seasons, including a Division II national title game appearance…

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For all the uniqueness of this NFL draft, including the angst over a potential communications fiasco, things looked and sounded pretty normal Thursday night.

MLB

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox escaped major penalties in Major League Baseball’s cheating investigation on Wednesday, with Commissioner Rob Manfred concluding that the 2018 World…

Just two years removed from the euphoria of winning her second national championship, Muffet McGraw knew it was time.

Time to relax a bit. Time to do something else. And time, hopefully, to…

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Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw retired after 33 seasons Wednesday. Some of the reaction across college basketball:

“She pushed me and pulled things out of me I didn’t know I had. What she…

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — University of Montana women’s basketball assistant Mike Petrino has been named the program’s interim head coach for the 2020-21 season, athletics director Kent Haslam said…

Baylor has signed a transfer point guard for the third year in a row, and this one can play multiple seasons with the Lady Bears.

Jaden Owens is transferring from UCLA after signing a…

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago State women’s coach Misty Opat resigned Thursday after two seasons and a 3-55 record.

Chicago State was 1-27 overall and 1-13 in WAC play last season, the victory…

ATLANTA (AP) — Maori Davenport, who drew national attention over an eligibility dispute during her senior year of high school, is transferring to Georgia after playing sparingly in her lone season…

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Sophomore guards Jazmine Massengill and Robyn Benton transferred to Kentucky from Southeastern Conference rivals Wednesday.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Lady Vols have added forward-center Keyen Green as a graduate transfer from Liberty.

Coach Kellie Harper announced Wednesday that Green has signed a…

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With the spotlight on her growing ever brighter, Sabrina Ionescu is aware she’s becoming her own brand.

One of the most decorated players in women’s college…

CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati eliminated its men’s soccer program Tuesday as other colleges weighed cutbacks because of budget problems resulting from the coronavirus…

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Wake Forest football coach Dave Clawson joined athletic director John Currie, university president…

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Minnesota Duluth defenseman Scott Perunovich won the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as college hockey’s top player, becoming the Bulldogs’ record sixth…

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State hired former Old Dominion women’s basketball coach Nikki McCray-Penson to replace Vic Schaefer as the Bulldogs’ head coach.



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