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Oregon State's Adley Rutschman winner of Dick Howser Award

Jun. 15, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State catcher and top overall draft pick Adley Rutschman is winner of the Dick Howser Trophy as college baseball player of the year. The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced its major award winners Saturday. UCLA reliever Holden Powell was named Stopper of...

No crying foul: Hogs put 2018 flub behind them on way to CWS

Jun. 15, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Arkansas was so close to winning its first national championship in baseball last year that Casey Martin, from his position at third base, started seeing the celebratory dogpile in his mind's eye. Oregon State was batting in the top of the ninth inning with two outs and a runner on third...

PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

Jun. 15, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes protests in Hong Kong against amendments that would allow people in Hong Kong...

Idaho fires coach Don Verlin following investigation

Jun. 14, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Idaho has fired basketball coach Don Verlin after he was placed on administrative leave following a consultant's report that found potential NCAA violations. Idaho announced the firing Friday. Verlin was placed on administrative leave May 28. The school said the decision was made after...

Huskers bring back A&M aide Will Bolt as Erstad's successor

Jun. 14, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Will Bolt, the captain of Nebraska's most successful baseball teams, was named head coach of the Cornhuskers on Friday after five years as a Texas A&M assistant. The 39-year-old Bolt played shortstop on the Dave Van Horn-coached teams that reached the College World Series in 2001...

Arizona signs women's coach Adia Barnes through 2024

Jun. 14, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has signed women's basketball coach Adia Barnes to a contract extension through 2024. The school announced Barnes' extension Friday after the contract was approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. The leading scorer in Arizona history, Barnes returned to coach her alma mater in...

Lopez HR helps KC beat Tigers 7-3 in 1st MLB game in Omaha

Jun. 14, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nicky Lopez couldn't have imagined a better homecoming to Omaha. The rookie hit his first major league home run in the stadium where he played college ball, starting the Kansas City Royals' scoring in a 7-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night in the first big league regular...

Oregon State's Adley Rutschman wins Golden Spikes Award

Jun. 13, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman has won the Golden Spikes Award as the nation's outstanding college baseball player. The No. 1 overall draft pick by the Baltimore Orioles was the Pac-12 player of the year after batting .411 with 17 home runs and 58 RBIs and an NCAA-leading .575...

Calipari signs $86 million, 10-year extension with Kentucky

Jun. 13, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari has signed a 10-year contract extension through 2029 worth $86 million that includes an option in the sixth year to step down and become a special assistant to the athletic director or university representative. The 60-year-old Calipari and the school...

Tigers, Royals meet and relive college memories at CWS home

Jun. 13, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The last time Detroit Tigers teammates Brandon Dixon and Grayson Greiner were at TD Ameritrade Park, they were on opposing teams in the 2012 College World Series finals. Dixon's tiebreaking double in the ninth inning produced a national championship for the Arizona over South Carolina....