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Notre Dame place kicker Jonathan Doerer kicks during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. Doerer pays careful attention to the nuances of his stance, swing path and ball contact — and not just in football. Notre Dame’s senior kicker also frequents the driving range, a habit that only increased when he was home in Charlotte for the spring and summer. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Driving range: Notre Dame's Doerer gets kick out of golf

Oct. 21, 2020 2:44 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Jonathan Doerer pays careful attention to the nuances of his stance, swing path and ball contact — and not just in football. The Notre Dame kicker also frequents the driving range, a habit that increased when he was home in North Carolina over the spring and summer. His...

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett listens during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of a private Christian school that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain openly gay and lesbian teachers weren’t welcome in the classroom. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)

Barrett was trustee at private school with anti-gay policies

Oct. 21, 2020 12:20 AM EDT

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of private Christian schools that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain that openly gay and lesbian teachers weren’t welcome in the classroom. The policies that discriminated against...

FILE  - This Sept. 28, 2015, file photo shows then-Phoenix Suns assistant coach Nate Bjorkgren during the Suns NBA basketball media day in Phoenix. The Indiana Pacers were seeking someone who could communicate with today’s players, who was open to a new offensive philosophy and who could win some postseason games. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard found his man — Nate Bjorkgren. He comes to Indiana after spending two seasons as an assistant on Nick Nurse’s staff in Toronto. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Indiana Pacers tab Raptors assistant Nate Bjorkgren as coach

Oct. 20, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana wanted its next coach to take the franchise in a new direction. The Pacers were seeking someone who could communicate with today’s players, who was open to a new offensive philosophy and who could win some postseason games. On Tuesday, president of basketball operations...

The Indiana Pacers have hired Raptors assistant Nate Bjorkgren as their next coach

Oct. 20, 2020 1:53 PM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have hired Raptors assistant Nate Bjorkgren as their next coach.
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Rivers answers critics as Colts carry 4-2 mark into bye

Oct. 19, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Philip Rivers spent last week taking inventory of the criticism. He heard the complaints about him costing the Indianapolis Colts victories, holding back the offense and perhaps not being the team's best option at quarterback. He listened to coach Frank Reich defend him, too, though he...

In this photo taken on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, Indiana head coach Tom Allen yells during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Rutgers, in Bloomington, Ind. The Hoosiers could be headed to a second straight bowl game despite a brutal schedule that begins with Penn State visiting Bloomington, Indiana, on Oct. 24.(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Ball's injury forces Hoosiers to scramble to fill void

Oct. 19, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

Indiana coach Tom Allen had big plans for fifth-year senior Marcelino Ball. He wanted to see the playmaking safety-linebacker take on a more prominent role as a pass rusher while continuing to use his big body to reroute receivers and help in run support. Allen's plan changed when Ball tore an anterior cruciate...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus pass by a statue with a face mask at a park in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. South Korea's daily coronavirus tally has dropped below 50 for the first time in more than two weeks despite reports of small-scale local infections. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: S. Korea increases hospital, nursing home tests

Oct. 18, 2020 10:16 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 76 new cases of the coronavirus as officials begin testing tens of thousands of employees at hospitals and nursing homes to prevent transmissions at live-in facilities. The figures released by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on Monday brought...

Cincinnati Bengals' Jessie Bates (30) intercepts a pass intended for Indianapolis Colts' Zach Pascal (14) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Lack of closing punch proves costly for Bengals in Indy

Oct. 18, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals started fast Sunday. Then they wound up with an all-too-familiar result. After building a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter and scoring on their first four possessions, Cincinnati managed only one more field goal and headed home from Indianapolis with a 31-27...

Indianapolis Colts' Zach Pascal (14) makes a touchdown reception against Cincinnati Bengals' LeShaun Sims (38) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Rivers throw 3 TD passes as Colts rally past Bengals 31-27

Oct. 18, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Philip Rivers never flinched with the Indianapolis Colts facing a 21-0 first-half deficit Sunday. He went back to work and joined MVP quarterbacks Bert Jones and Peyton Manning in the Indianapolis Colts' record book. Rivers responded by throwing three touchdown passes, including the...

In this photo taken on Sept. 14, 2019, Purdue coach Jeff Brohm yells to an official during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against TCU in West Lafayette, Ind., Saturday. One big advantage for the Boilermakers: Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State don't appear on the schedule. They open the season by hosting Iowa on Oct. 24. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Purdue: Football coach Brohm tests positive for COVID-19

Oct. 18, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue football coach Jeff Brohm has tested positive for the coronavirus, the school announced Sunday. Brohm is awaiting a second test to confirm the initial result and is isolating at his home, Purdue's athletic department said in a statement. He is expected to speak with...