College sports

FILE - In this April 23, 2010, file photo, UCLA gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field, right, congratulates a member of her team after they won the NCAA gymnastics championships, in Gainesville, Fla. Longtime UCLA women’s gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field’s 29th season leading the Bruins will be her last. Kondos Field says she is retiring next spring to explore other pursuits, ending a remarkable run in which she’s led UCLA to seven national titles. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin, FIle)
September 20, 2018 - 10:01 am
Valorie Kondos Field nearly quit while she was behind. Nearly. Her first year as the women's gymnastics coach at UCLA in 1991 didn't go as planned. Neither did the second. Frustrated, she found herself preparing to tell senior associate athletic director Judith Holland that Holland's unusual move...
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Iowa State golf team members react during a vigil for slain teammate Celia Barquin Arozamena, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Ames, Iowa. Barquin, who was the 2018 Big 12 women's golf champion and Iowa State Female Athlete of the Year, was found Monday morning in a pond at a golf course near the Iowa State campus. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
September 19, 2018 - 11:02 pm
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Teammates and others who knew an Iowa State University student-athlete who was killed this week while playing golf near the campus shared stories about her and lit candles in her memory. The vigil Wednesday evening to remember 22-year-old Celia Barquin Arozamena drew a large crowd...
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In this Sept. 7, 2017, photo provided by Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena poses for a photo. The former ISU golfer was found dead Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at a golf course in Ames. Collin Daniel Richards, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in her death. (Luke Lu/Iowa State University via AP)
September 19, 2018 - 5:57 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The cases are strikingly similar: Two talented young women were stabbed to death by male strangers while doing athletic activities alone in normally safe parts of Iowa. But politicians who quickly expressed outrage about the immigrant suspect charged with killing runner...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, file photo, Ohio State's acting head coach Ryan Day directs warm-ups before an NCAA college football game against Oregon State in Columbus, Ohio. No. 15 TCU gets another chance for the Big 12 against No. 4 Ohio State. The Horned Frogs and Buckeyes will play Saturday night at the home stadium of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
September 19, 2018 - 3:54 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State assistant Ryan Day earned an extra $487,000 for steering the Buckeyes during Urban Meyer's suspension. That's the amount of the lump-sum bonus the university will give Day for acting as head coach from Aug. 1 through last Sunday. Meyer served a three-game suspension...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert (10) looks for a receiver against Portland State during an NCAA college football game in Eugene, Ore. A couple of Pac-12 stars have a chance to put themselves into the Heisman mix on Saturday night when No. 7 Stanford visits No. 20 Oregon. Herbert has put up nice numbers in the first three weeks of the season, with 10 touchdown passes, no interceptions and 10.4 yards per attempt. He is not quite at the Tua level, but he’s not that far off. (AP Photo/Thomas Boyd, File)
September 19, 2018 - 11:28 am
No. 7 Stanford and No. 20 Oregon is the highlight game of the weekend in college football, but it's hard to assess the Ducks. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , guest Chantel Jennings previews the Pac-12's big game and gives the back story on Ducks star quarterback Justin Herbert...
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In this Sept. 7, 2017, photo provided by Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena poses for a photo. The former ISU golfer was found dead Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at a golf course in Ames. Collin Daniel Richards, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in her death. (Luke Lu/Iowa State University via AP)
September 18, 2018 - 5:45 pm
AMES, Iowa (AP) — A star collegiate golfer from Spain was attacked and killed by a homeless stranger while she was playing a round alone near her campus in Iowa, police said Tuesday. Celia Barquin Arozamena, who was working toward joining the pro tour while finishing her degree at Iowa State...
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In this Sept. 7, 2017, photo provided by Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena poses for a photo. The former ISU golfer was found dead Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at a golf course in Ames. Collin Daniel Richards, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in her death. (Luke Lu/Iowa State University via AP)
September 18, 2018 - 3:54 pm
AMES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a champion golfer from Spain whose body was found on a golf course in central Iowa (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Iowa State football players will wear a decal on their helmets to honor slain school golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena during Saturday's game...
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September 18, 2018 - 1:41 pm
HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Members of a southeastern New Mexico high school soccer team raped a young teammate, recorded the sexual assault of another player and subjected other players to violent sexual acts as part of hazing, according to a federal lawsuit. The lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court...
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Buffalo Bills' Vontae Davis, center, gets up after Los Angeles Chargers' Mike Williams, right, scores a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y. How's THAT for a halftime adjustment? While the rest of the Buffalo Bills jogged into the locker room at halftime of their game against the Los Angeles Chargers, cornerback Vontae Davis jogged in, then just kept on going. Later, Davis posted on Twitter that he was, in fact, calling it a career.(AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
September 18, 2018 - 12:00 pm
Urban Meyer returns to coaching after a three-game suspension, and most Ohio State fans couldn't be happier. The AP's Mitch Stacy in Columbus, Ohio, talks to PodcastOne Sports Now about the reaction to Meyer's return and how Meyer handled himself before the media. The second week of the NFL also...
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Adam Frazier drives in two runs with a double off Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brad Keller in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
September 17, 2018 - 11:36 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jacob Stallings has 19 hits in parts of three major league seasons, and the rookie third-string catcher has made a some of them count. Stallings hit a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals on...
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