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Tennessee AD Phillip Fulmer encouraged after eventful year

Jun. 26, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer has said from the time he took over that his No. 1 priority is to turn around the slumping football program. That hasn't happened just yet. But while the football program is still trying to find its footing, Tennessee's overall athletic...

UConn rejoins Big East for hoops, other sports; not football

Jun. 26, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn is heading back to the Big East. The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees on Wednesday accepted an invitation to move its basketball and most other athletic teams from the American Athletic Conference. University President Susan Herbst signed a contract with the Big East...

Mystics beat Sky 81-74, sweep 4-game road swing

Jun. 26, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had 22 points and seven rebounds, Ariel Atkins added 14 points, six rebounds and five steals and the Washington Mystics beat the Chicago Sky 81-74 on Wednesday. Washington (8-3) swept its four-game road trip with wins at Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Chicago. Delle...

Oklahoma State adds Dutch forward Hidde Roessink

Jun. 26, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State announced Wednesday it has added Dutch basketball player Hidde Roessink to its 2019 recruiting class. Roessink, a 6-foot-10 stretch forward, represented the Netherlands at the FIBA U16 European Championships. He spent the last two years playing as an amateur under...

Texas Tech player Corprew suspended over Title IX complaint

Jun. 26, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech basketball player Deshawn Corprew has been suspended while the school investigates a Title IX complaint against the junior forward. The school said coach Chris Beard suspended Corprew after learning of the allegations. Title IX complaints can involve allegations of sexual...

Analysis: For Durant and Leonard, the move is to stay put

Jun. 26, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

Toronto's Kawhi Leonard and Golden State's Kevin Durant are both very difficult to figure out. They seem to enjoy giving cryptic answers, a minimum of clues, and clearly relish having enigmatic status. It makes free agency tough to forecast. Luckily for Toronto and Golden State, the math should be very simple....

Former UCLA gymnast Ohashi to make pro debut at Aurora Games

Jun. 26, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi will perform in the inaugural Aurora Games, an all-women's sports and entertainment festival. It's the first professional competition for the 22-year-old Ohashi, who finished college with 11 perfect 10s. She helped UCLA win the 2018 NCAA team...

It's been one big celebration for Toronto coach Nick Nurse

Jun. 26, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

Nick Nurse has been in a parade, mingled with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and played guitar onstage with the Arkells since leading the Toronto Raptors to the NBA championship. Now the Raptors coach tells PodcastOne Sports Now co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg that he has one more item to make sure he gets...

Vogelbach's homer lifts Mariners to first interleague win

Jun. 26, 2019 1:12 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners felt right at home at Miller Park even though it had been nine years since their last visit. "The ball does fly here. It's a very hitter-friendly ballpark," Mariners manager Scott Servais said. "It's a new place for us and our guys were anxious to get up there...

Aces close on 7-1 run, beat short-handed Storm 60-56

Jun. 26, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Liz Cambage had 14 points and 13 rebounds, A'ja Wilson added 12 points, eight boards and three blocks, and the Las Vegas Aces used a closing 7-1 run to beat the short-handed Seattle Storm 60-56 on Tuesday night. Seattle's second-leading scorer Jewell Loyd injured her right ankle early in...