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FILE - In this May 26, 2013, file photo, North Carolina head coach Mike Fox takes the field to accept the championship trophy following UNC's 4-1 win over Virginia Tech in an Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college baseball game in Durham, N.C. UNC announced Friday, Aug. 7 2020, that Fox would retire after 22 seasons at his alma mater that included seven trips to the College World Series. Longtime assistant Scott Forbes is taking over the program. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)

Fox retires as Tar Heels baseball coach; Forbes takes over

Aug. 7, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Mike Fox has retired as North Carolina’s baseball coach after seven trips to the College World Series, with the school promoting longtime assistant Scott Forbes to take over the program. The school announced Fox’s decision Friday after 22 seasons at his alma mater. He...

Cumberland baseball coach Woody Hunt wins Summitt Award

Jul. 30, 2020 3:08 AM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Cumberland University baseball coach Woody Hunt has been given the Pat Summitt Lifetime Achievement Award by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. Named for the longtime Tennessee women's basketball coach who died in 2016, the Summitt Award is given to coaches who have led their teams in...

FILE - In this May 29, 2008, file photo, UC Irvine coach Mike Gillespie answer questions during a news conference in Lincoln, Neb. Gillespie, who played on and coached College World Series title teams with Southern California, died Wednesday July, 29, 2020. He was 80. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Mike Gillespie, coach of College World Series teams, dies

Jul. 29, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Gillespie, who played on and coached College World Series title teams with Southern California, died Wednesday. He was 80. He died in Irvine following complications from recent lung issues and a stroke, according to USC, which spoke to his son Mitch. Gillespie was an...

Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan makes his point with referee Kelly Sutherland during the second period in Game 6 of the first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center, on April 22, 2018 photo, in Philadelphia. Where would the coach who turned around the Penguins’ 2015-16 season spend his day with the Stanley Cup? In the heart of Bruins country, at his old high school, Boston College High School. (Peter Diana/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Coach's no-nonsense approach fostered by Jesuit high school

Jul. 18, 2020 9:15 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After his champagne-soaked suit finally dried and the last victory cigar burned out, Mike Sullivan had a decision: Where would the coach who turned around the Penguins’ 2015-16 season spend his day with the Stanley Cup? He began making a list of the people and places that had a...

Karaoke-inspired pitcher hangs up baseball glove for guitar

Jul. 12, 2020 11:20 AM EDT

LIVINGSTON (AP) — After a long day on the mound and talking to scouts during a fall-ball baseball tournament last year in Colorado, Rob Wolf’s teammate Scott Tatum, who also plays with Wolf on the Livingston Braves, was adamant they find a place to do karaoke. “I pitched that day and later on...

A workout area sits idle in the concourse under the first base stands at Fenway Park, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Boston. The Boston Red Sox are scheduled resume training camp Friday at Fenway. (AP Photo/Jimmy Golen)

The Latest: USL's Indy Eleven to return with limited fans

Jul. 2, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The United Soccer League’s Indy Eleven will return to action next Saturday with limited fans at Lucas Oil Stadium. League officials announced a 263-game schedule that will be played over a 13-week span, leading to a...

Boise State cutting baseball, women's swimming and diving

Jul. 2, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise State is discontinuing its baseball program just months after the school was forced to cut short its first season in 40 years with only a handful of games played. The school has also cut women's swimming and diving because of budget issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. On a...

In this Feb. 18, 2020 photo Arizona State infielder Spencer Torkelson makes a play during an NCAA college baseball game in Phoenix, Ariz. The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms Tuesday, June 30, 2020 with No. 1 overall draft pick Spencer Torkelson, and the team said he's joining the player pool for this abbreviated season. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Tigers give $8.4M deal to Torkelson, who joins player pool

Jun. 30, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — No. 1 overall draft pick Spencer Torkelson and the Detroit Tigers agreed to a minor league contract on Tuesday, and the team said the infielder will join its player pool for this abbreviated season. Torkelson's deal includes an $8,416,300 is a signing bonus, which is $1,000 above slot value,...

FILE - In this June 16, 2019, file photo, Gary Woodland poses with the trophy after winning the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif. The U.S. Open is returning to NBC starting this year at Winged Foot after Fox Sports has asked to end its 12-year contract with the USGA, multiple people told The Associated Press on Sunday night, June 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

USGA transfers US media rights from Fox back to NBCUniversal

Jun. 29, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

The USGA is transferring its U.S. media rights from Fox Sports to NBC, which returns the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open to NBC this year and for the final seven years of the Fox contract. The transfer is largely attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down golf for three months and let to a...

Catcher Austin Wells agrees to $2.5M bonus with Yankees

Jun. 26, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Catcher Austin Wells has agreed to a minor league contract that includes a $2.5 million signing bonus after the New York Yankees selected him 28th overall in the amateur draft. The Yankees also announced Friday they had released Chad Bettis from his minor league deal after the veteran...