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AP Top 25 polls highlight Top 100 all-time in college hoops
It all started in 1949 with Saint Louis on top. And 68 years later, The Associated Press college basketball poll has ranked a total of 200 schools through more than 1,100 polls - 59 at No. 1....

John Wooden's UCLA set standard for being No. 1 in AP poll
The programs that bleed blue have dominated when it comes to being No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll - though the shades of the color have varied....

The Latest: Falcons coach Quinn hits reset button
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Latest from the NFC coaches breakfast Wednesday that concluded the NFL owners meetings (all times local):...

USA Hockey, women reach agreement; seek growth for sport
Just three days before hosting the world championships, USA Hockey and the women's national team reached an agreement to end a wage dispute and avoid a boycott on home ice....

AP source: Ref target of death threats after Kentucky loss
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Referee John Higgins of Omaha has contacted law enforcement to report he's received death threats after Kentucky's loss to North Carolina in the NCAA South Regional final....

US soccer rebounds with 4 points in 2 qualifiers under Arena
PANAMA CITY (AP) -- Omar Gonzalez looked relieved as he spoke in the tunnel underneath Estadio Rommel Fernandez....

Fans can look forward to some major changes in NFL games
PHOENIX (AP) -- Time to celebrate?...

Las Vegas welcomes Raiders with open arms, big hopes
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A city famous for its over-the-top persona is eagerly welcoming an NFL franchise that boasts an equally outsized reputation and the promise of big-league legitimacy for the desert gambling oasis, which up to now has seen major sporting events just passing through....

Referee leaders want on-field official to see video replays
LONDON (AP) -- Antoine Griezmann headed the ball into the net and was in full celebration mode with his France teammates when referee Felix Swayer pinned a finger into his left ear to block out the stadium noise....

Ex-NFL star Michael Irvin investigated in sex battery case
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Police in Florida are investigating sexual battery allegations made by a woman against former NFL star Michael Irvin....

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