College sports

October 02, 2018 - 3:20 pm
Penn State said Tuesday that it has stopped using helicopters to make announcements outside the football stadium after a state police chopper flew so low over an unruly tailgating crowd that it sent tents and other items flying. A university police spokeswoman said it won't resume having a...
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October 01, 2018 - 7:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Opening statements in a criminal trial stemming from a scandal over college basketball recruiting is set to begin Tuesday. The trial results from charges brought last year against three men. Prosecutors say the men arranged to shower key basketball recruits and their families with...
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FILE - This Oct. 25, 2014 file photo shows two footballs before a college football game between Harvard and Princeton universities in Princeton, N.J. A new study published Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, shows the number of concussions plunged in Ivy League football after the kickoff and touchback lines were moved. The rule change was intended to limit kickoff returns, which some experts consider the game’s most dangerous play. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)
October 01, 2018 - 6:20 pm
Concussions plunged in Ivy League football after the kickoff line was moved to thwart what might be the game's most dangerous play, according to a study published Monday. The aim of the 5-yard move was to have more kickoffs land in the end zone and reduce returns. That play is one of the only times...
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Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley (9) drops back to pass against Ohio State during the first half of an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Knight)
October 01, 2018 - 2:47 pm
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State offensive coordinator Ricky Rahne took responsibility Monday for calling the failed fourth-and-5 running play on the Nittany Lions' final drive against Ohio State, saying "ultimately I didn't give our guys the best chance to succeed." The play came at the Ohio...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, standout college basketball recruit Brian Bowen is photographed before an NCAA college basketball game in Columbia, S.C. A recruiter, a coach and a former Adidas executive are scheduled to go on trial in New York in a criminal case that exposed corruption in several top U.S. college basketball programs. It also led to the firing of Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino of Lousiville and sidelined the playing career of Bowen. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
October 01, 2018 - 3:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — What some call the sleezy side of college basketball recruiting will be on display at a criminal trial starting Monday in New York. The trial features an aspiring sports agent, an Amateur Athletic Union coach and an Adidas executive. They've pleaded not guilty and their lawyers say...
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United States coach Dawn Staley gives instructions to her players during the Women's basketball World Cup final match between Australia and the U.S.A. in Tenerife, Spain, Sunday Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Gutierrez)
October 01, 2018 - 12:16 am
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — Dawn Staley knows the pressure that comes with coaching USA Basketball. It's gold medal or bust. She experienced it first as a player with the U.S., then as an assistant and now as the team's head coach. She's been successful in each position, helping the...
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Arizona State running back Eno Benjamin (3) celebrates his touchdown with tight end Tommy Hudson, right, and wide receiver Tyerell Baldonado-Kaeiopu (84) during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon State, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
October 01, 2018 - 12:14 am
Eno Benjamin turned in the best rushing performance in the Football Bowl Subdivision this season and became the first Arizona State player to go over 300 yards when he ran 30 times for 312 against Oregon State. The total was the highest since Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate went for 327 yards...
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Baltimore Ravens wide receiver John Brown, left, catches a pass from quarterback Joe Flacco for a 33-yard touchdown in front of Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Joe Haden (23) in the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)
September 30, 2018 - 7:48 pm
The Latest on Week 4 in the NFL (all times EDT): 10:45 p.m. The Baltimore Ravens are 15 minutes away from ending a three-game losing streak to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Ravens lead 17-14 through three quarters at Heinz Field. Justin Tucker pushed Baltimore in front with a 47-yard field goal. The...
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Brittney Griner of the United States, left, jumps to shoot as Steph Talbot of Australia tries to stop her during the Women's basketball World Cup final match between Australia and the U.S.A. in Tenerife, Spain, Sunday Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Gutierrez)
September 30, 2018 - 1:44 pm
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 15 points to help the United States beat Australia 73-56 and win the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup on Sunday night. It was the third consecutive World Cup title for the U.S., something the country had never accomplished in its...
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Belgium's Julie Vanloo, left, jumps to shoot as Laura Nicholls of Spain tries to stop her during the Women's basketball World Cup bronze medal match between Spain and Belgium in Tenerife, Spain, Sunday Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Gutierrez)
September 30, 2018 - 11:26 am
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup Championship day (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Spain nearly blew a 12-point second-half lead before holding off Belgium 67-60 on Sunday night to win the bronze medal at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup...
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