Athlete recruiting

October 02, 2017 - 1:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is starting a diversity fellowship program and will place about 20 selected candidates with teams and three with the sport's central office. Applications, limited to people of color and women, can be submitted from Friday through Nov. 17 and the individuals...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2007, file photo, Louisville forward David Padgett, left, gets instructions from coach Rick Pitino during an exhibition basketball game against Carleton at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky. Louisville on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, has named assistant David Padgett as the interim replacement for men's basketball coach Rick Pitino, staying in-house to maintain continuity in the wake of a nationwide federal investigation of college basketball. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
September 29, 2017 - 6:33 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the corruption scandal in college basketball (all times Eastern): 6:30 p.m. Louisville coach Rick Pitino says he was unaware of any payments to recruits but takes responsibility for his decisions. Pitino issued a written statement to the Cardinals' flagship...
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Lamont Evans, an assistant basketball coach at Oklahoma State University, leaves the federal courthouse following a court appearance in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. Evans is facing federal charges in conjunction with a wide probe of fraud and corruption in the NCAA. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
September 28, 2017 - 9:50 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the corruption scandal in college basketball (all times Eastern): 5 p.m. Oklahoma State has fired Lamont Evans for cause after the top assistant to new coach Mike Boynton was ensnared in the federal investigation of basketball recruiting at seven universities. The...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2016, file photo, Louisville coach Rick Pitino reacts to a question during an NCAA college basketball press conference in Louisville, Ky. Louisville announced Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, that they have placed basketball coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich on administrative leave amid an FBI probe. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
September 28, 2017 - 6:31 pm
WITHIN THE FEDERAL INDICTMENTS LOUISVILLE Who's connected: Two unnamed coaches, forward Brian Bowen. Why: James Gatto, director of global sports marketing for basketball at Adidas, is among those accused of funneling $100,000 to the family of a high school athlete to gain his commitment to play at...
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University of Louisville interim President Greg Postel speaks during a press conference Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. Louisville announced Wednesday that they have placed basketball coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich on administrative leave amid a federal bribery investigation. Jurich is on paid leave, while Pitino is on unpaid leave. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
September 28, 2017 - 5:59 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville interim President Greg Postel doubled down on his belief that the Cardinals men's basketball team can win this year despite his removal of coach Rick Pitino and the possible contributions of a prized recruit in the wake of a nationwide federal bribery investigation...
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Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino leaves Grawemeyer Hall after having a meeting with the university's interim president Greg Postel, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Louisville. Ky. Louisville announced Wednesday that they have placed Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich on administrative leave amid a federal bribery investigation. (Michael Clevenger/The Courier-Journal via AP)
September 28, 2017 - 5:29 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal fraud and bribery scandal shaking college basketball has led to a key question of what will happen to recruits who received money linked to attending certain schools. It could mean the permanent loss of college eligibility for some players for violating a core NCAA...
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Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino arrives at Grawemeyer Hall for a meeting with the university's interim president Greg Postel, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Louisville. Ky. Louisville announced Wednesday that they have placed Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich on administrative leave amid a federal bribery investigation. (Michael Clevenger/The Courier-Journal via AP)
September 28, 2017 - 4:54 pm
Rick Pitino accomplished at least one thing before being unceremoniously dumped by the University of Louisville. He set the going market rate for five-star prospects in college basketball. Turns out it's a cool $100,000, doled out through your favorite shoe company in four convenient payments. A...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2015, file photo, Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl watches during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Middle Tennessee, in Nashville, Tenn. Pearl’s efforts to infuse a once-moribund Auburn basketball program have been derailed after his associate head coach’s arrest as part of a nationwide federal bribery investigation of college basketball. The Tigers' program is in murky waters with practice set to begin Friday after the arrest of associate head coach Chuck Person. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
September 28, 2017 - 1:11 pm
Bruce Pearl's efforts to infuse a once-moribund Auburn basketball program have been derailed after his associate head coach's arrest as part of a nationwide federal bribery investigation of college basketball. Chuck Person, one of the greatest players in Auburn history, faces fraud charges as part...
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September 28, 2017 - 8:51 am
MLB-SCHEDULE Severino, trio of homers lift Yankees over Rays 6-1 UNDATED (AP) — Luis Severino cruised through his final postseason tuneup and Starlin Castro, Greg Bird and Aaron Hicks all homered during a four-run sixth inning, lifting the New York Yankees over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Wednesday...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2016, file photo, Louisville coach Rick Pitino reacts to a question during an NCAA college basketball press conference in Louisville, Ky. Louisville announced Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, that they have placed basketball coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich on administrative leave amid an FBI probe. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
September 28, 2017 - 12:00 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Rick Pitino couldn't survive another scandal, with interim Louisville president placing the coach and his boss on administrative leave amid a nationwide federal bribery investigation that has rocked college basketball. President Greg Postel's decision came after the school...
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