School athletics

August 19, 2017 - 3:41 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University has apologized to defensive back Bryant Fitzgerald for a mistake that will cost the freshman his first year of eligibility. In a statement issued Saturday, athletic director Fred Glass acknowledged the school's compliance office failed to properly advise...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2017, file photo, Sierra Canyon's Marvin Bagley III looks to shoot against La Lumiere during a high school basketball game at the 2017 Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass. Top recruit Marvin Bagley III's decision to reclassify and become immediately eligible to play at Duke changed the national championship picture in college basketball. But what does it take to reclassify and go to college early? (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)
August 18, 2017 - 6:05 pm
Marvin Bagley III, widely considered the top recruit in the class of 2018, reclassified this week and could be eligible to play for Duke in the upcoming season. His decision immediately thrusts the Blue Devils toward the front of the national-title conversation for the 2017-18 season. But what...
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Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey, head of the NCAA infraction panel handling North Carolina's ongoing academic case, arrives at an NCAA hearing Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. It has taken more than two years for North Carolina to appear before an NCAA infractions committee panel since initially being charged with five top-level violations amid its long-running academic scandal. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)
August 16, 2017 - 7:57 pm
More than two years after first being charged with five top-level violations, North Carolina finally appeared Wednesday before an NCAA infractions committee panel amid its long-running academic scandal. School representatives — including chancellor Carol Folt, athletic director Bubba Cunningham and...
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August 16, 2017 - 6:46 pm
KENT, Ohio (AP) — A strength and conditioning coach fired after a Kent State University football player died following a summer workout says he was upfront with the university about his credentials. The Ohio university says it fired Ross Bowsher because he gave false information about his...
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August 16, 2017 - 3:41 am
MLB-MARLINS-STANTON Marlins' Stanton hits No. 44, homers in 6th straight game MIAMI (AP) — The way he's going, Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is close to clinching Major League Baseball's home run title this year. With the teams in mid-August, Stanton on Tuesday night powered No. 44 out of...
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August 16, 2017 - 1:08 am
MLB-MARLINS-STANTON Marlins' Stanton hits No. 44, homers in 6th straight game MIAMI (AP) — The way he's going, Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is close to clinching Major League Baseball's home run title this year. With the teams in mid-August, Stanton on Tuesday night powered No. 44 out of...
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August 15, 2017 - 1:13 pm
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State's athletic department says its trainers and coaches followed the right procedures during an offseason workout in June after which a freshman football player died. The school in northeast Ohio did say Monday that it has fired a football strength and conditioning coach...
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August 15, 2017 - 11:41 am
LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York community is remembering a popular high school football player who died last week during a pre-season conditioning camp. The funeral for Joshua Mileto was held Tuesday in Lake Ronkonkoma (rahn-KAHN'-kuh-muh), Long Island. Newsday ( http://nwsdy.li/2w6U1Ce )...
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August 15, 2017 - 8:09 am
LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York community is remembering a popular high school football player who died last week during a pre-season conditioning camp. The funeral for Joshua Mileto is Tuesday in Lake Ronkonkoma (rahn-KAHN'-kuh-muh), Long Island. Newsday ( http://nwsdy.li/2wZUOBl ) says...
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Former New York Jets scout Connie Carberg poses with a recently released book, "X's And O's Don't Mean I Love You," outside the Jets practice facility in Florham Park, N.J., Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. How she helped deliver the sack-dancing Mark Gastineau to the Jets is just one of the many fascinating behind-the-scenes tales told by Carberg and author Elisabeth Meinecke. Gastineau went on to become one of the Jets' best and most popular players _ and helped cement Carberg's place in NFL history as the league's first female scout. (AP Photo/Dennis Waszak Jr.)
August 14, 2017 - 3:57 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Connie Carberg was incredibly antsy, barely able to contain her excitement a few moments before picking up the phone and making one of the most important calls in New York Jets history. The team was on the clock in the second round of the 1979 NFL draft, and she had just...
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