College sports

Purdue center Zach Edey (15) fouls Michigan forward Austin Davis (51) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
January 22, 2021 - 7:18 pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Michigan coach Juwan Howard put the emphasis on defense from the first time his entire team practiced this season. It paid big dividends Friday night. On a night Isaiah Livers matched his season high with 22 points and Eli Brooks added 11, the seventh-ranked Wolverines...
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Indiana guard Rob Phinisee (10) celebrates with teammates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Iowa City, Iowa. Indiana won 81-69. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
January 21, 2021 - 9:32 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Perhaps, coach Fran McCaffery said, his Iowa team got too comfortable. The fourth-ranked Hawkeyes came into Thursday night’s game against Indiana on a five-game winning streak and tied for the Big Ten lead. But the Hoosiers’ defense shut them down in an 81-69 comeback win. It...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, Central Florida athletic director Danny White stands on the sideline at the team's NCAA college football game against Houston in Orlando, Fla. Tennessee has hired UCF athletic director Danny White as the Volunteers' new athletic director Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, just three days after announcing the firing of football coach Jeremy Pruitt and athletic director Phillip Fulmer's retirement. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr., File)
January 21, 2021 - 11:49 am
Tennessee has hired UCF athletic director Danny White as the Volunteers' new athletic director just three days after the firing of football coach Jeremy Pruitt and athletic director Phillip Fulmer's retirement. Chancellor Donde Plowman announced the hiring Thursday, noting Tennessee handled this...
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January 20, 2021 - 7:51 pm
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott is stepping down at the end of June, ending an 11-year tenure in which the conference landed a transformational billion dollar television deal but struggled to keep up with some of its Power Five peers when it came to revenue and exposure. The Pac-12 announced...
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FILE - Tampa Bay Buccaneers inside linebacker Devin White (45) sacks Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) during the second half of an NFL football game in Tampa, Fla., in this Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, file photo. Rodgers had his worst game of the season in Green Bay’s 38-10 loss at Tampa Bay Back on Oct. 18, as he threw two game-changing interceptions and completed less than half his pass attempts. Rodgers gets a chance to make amends for that performance Sunday when the top-seeded Packers host the Bucs in the NFC championship game. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken, File)
January 20, 2021 - 5:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An unprecedented impeachment hearing failed to keep TV viewers from settling back into familiar, escapist habits last week. NFL and college football and sturdy drama franchises including the “Chicago” shows on NBC and the “NCIS” group on CBS were among the week's ratings winners...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) gets a shot past Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek (41) for an overtime goal in an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. The Penguins won 5-4. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
January 20, 2021 - 3:48 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Washington Capitals have been fined $100,000 by the NHL for violations of COVID-19 protocols by players. The league said Wednesday the punishment was for “social interactions among team members,” adding that...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) calls a play at the line of scrimmage against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
January 20, 2021 - 12:27 am
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a chance to make history at Green Bay on Sunday. If they do, it might come with an asterisk. No team has ever played a Super Bowl in its home stadium. Tom Brady and the underdog Bucs (13-5) will try to become the first to do so by winning the NFC championship game...
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Villanova head coach Jay Wright talks with forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Seton Hall, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
January 19, 2021 - 9:12 pm
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Stuck in medical isolation, Villanova filled its schedule with YouTube videos, FaceTime calls and video games to stay connected. The Wildcats had to create their own entertainment with basketball on pause. “It’s hard when you’re in a hotel room watching everybody else play,”...
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UConn forward Olivia Nelson-Ododa (20) shoots against Butler in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Storrs, Conn. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)
January 19, 2021 - 8:30 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma says he would rather still be coaching against the late Pat Summitt than moving past her on the all-time wins list. The Huskies routed Butler 103-35 on Tuesday, giving Auriemma his 1,099th win. The victory leaves him just behind Stanford’s Tara...
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Florida guard Tre Mann (1) and Tennessee guard Davonte Gaines (0) compete for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19. 2021, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)
January 19, 2021 - 6:20 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Noah Locke scored 14 points, Tyree Appleby added 13 and short-handed Florida stunned No. 6 Tennessee 75-49 on Tuesday night. Tre Mann chipped in 12 points for the Gators, who got unexpected help from several bench guys to offset being without three of their best four...
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