College sports

FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file photo, Jason Hackedorn looks into Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians baseball team, in Cleveland. With the distinct possibility of pro sports resuming in empty venues, a recent poll suggests a majority of U.S. fans wouldn't feel safe attending games anyway without a coronavirus vaccine.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
April 30, 2020 - 11:24 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque has tested positive for COVID-19. The 43-year-old Laraque made the announcement on social media Thursday in a post showing him in a hospital gown. “I guess I’m not invincible,...
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April 30, 2020 - 6:32 pm
The NCAA is facing a federal lawsuit accusing the organization of failing to address gender-based violence by male athletes against female students at colleges and universities. Plaintiffs in the suit, filed this week in U.S. District Court in Michigan, include women who have been athletes at...
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April 30, 2020 - 5:15 pm
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 basketball producer for 12 years and has produced the Women's Final Four since 1995. He also has produced ESPN's...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Navy wide receiver Malcolm Perry runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Perry, drafted by the Miami Dolphins, will be able to turn pro in 2020 thanks to a policy change initiated by President Donald Trump. New guidelines issued in November 2019 allow service academy graduates to seek delaying their military commitment in order to play pro sports, and Perry's request for a waiver is expected to be granted. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
April 30, 2020 - 2:48 pm
MIAMI (AP) — As Malcolm Perry started his senior year last fall, he knew the Marine Corps was in his future. Pro football? Not likely — not for a 5-foot-9 quarterback at the Naval Academy. Then the Midshipmen started 7-1, with Perry rushing for 16 touchdowns, and he became less sure about what...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, Prolific Prep's Jalen Green dribbles against La Lumiere during a high school basketball game at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass. The G League's plan to sign elite players and offer them a spot in a one-year program that will prep them for the NBA draft is making a splash. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)
April 30, 2020 - 1:53 pm
Jalen Green was wooed by Memphis and its fans for months. Thousands chanted “We want Jalen” at the team’s first event that he visited this past season as he nodded in approval and acknowledgement. Even Grizzlies rookie guard Ja Morant was in on the sales pitch, doing all he could to convince Green...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2017, file photo, East Tennessee State head coach Steve Forbes reacts to a play during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. Wake Forest has hired East Tennessee State’s Steve Forbes as its men’s basketball coach. The school announced the hiring Thursday, April 30, 2020. (AP Photo/James Crisp, File)
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April 30, 2020 - 1:47 pm
Wake Forest has hired East Tennessee State’s Steve Forbes as its men’s basketball coach. The school announced the hiring Thursday following a search that concluded less than a week after the school fired Danny Manning. Forbes, 55, is coming off a five-year run with ETSU that ended with a 30-win...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick takes notes on the sideline in the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans in Foxborough, Mass. The NFL Draft is April 23-25, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 30, 2020 - 1:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — This could be the year. You know, when Buffalo, Miami or the New York Jets (finally) step up and (finally) overtake New England for supremacy in the AFC East — something the Patriots have had for most of the last two decades. Tom Brady has brought his six Super Bowl rings to Tampa...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Ohio State defensive end Chase Young watches a play develop during the second half of the team' NCAA college football game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. Chase led the nation in sacks with 16 1-2 and forced fumbles with six last season, finishing fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
April 30, 2020 - 11:29 am
The first round of the NFL draft was dominated by former blue-chip recruits more so than ever before. Most of the players selected with first-round picks were either four- or five-star recruits. The evaluation of high school football players is becoming more reliable. On the latest AP Top 25...
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April 30, 2020 - 8:58 am
ESPN's Jay Bilas joined the Mac Attack to discuss the NCAA allowing players to somewhat profit off of their name, image, and likeness.
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2020, file photo, Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu, front, drives to the basket past Colorado guard Lesila Finau during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Boulder, Colo. Ionescu and Iowa wrestler Spencer Lee shared the Sullivan Award on Wednesday night, April 29, as the country’s top amateur athlete. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 29, 2020 - 10:26 pm
Oregon women’s basketball star Sabrina Ionescu and Iowa wrestler Spencer Lee shared the Sullivan Award on Wednesday night as the country’s top amateur athlete. They are the third co-winners in the 90-year history of the Amateur Athletic Union award, following Coco Miller and Kelly Miller in 1999...
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