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Ex-tennis club chief to plead guilty in college bribery case

Nov. 15, 2019 5:41 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The former president of a private tennis club in Texas is expected to plead guilty in the college admissions scandal. Martin Fox is scheduled to appear in Boston’s federal court Friday. The 62-year-old from Houston previously agreed to plead guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge...

Report: Lack of leadership led to Kansas player’s death

Nov. 14, 2019 5:53 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A scathing report following an independent investigation into the heatstroke death of a 19-year-old football player who collapsed after the first day of conditioning practice at a Kansas community college found “a striking lack of leadership.” Braeden Bradforth, a...

Yankees turn to young pitching coach for high-tech approach

Nov. 14, 2019 5:00 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Just four years ago, Matt Blake was varsity pitching coach at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, about 20 miles outside of Boston. Next spring, the 34-year-old will be guiding the high-priced arms of the New York Yankees. "The biggest thing is just finding out where the player...

Wiseman withdraws lawsuit, Memphis works on eligibility

Nov. 14, 2019 2:59 PM EST

James Wiseman and his advisers have decided a legal battle with the NCAA is not the best way to keep the heralded freshman on the basketball court. The 7-foot-1 center withdrew his lawsuit and the dramatic turn of events in the much-debated saga means Wiseman now will sit on Memphis’ bench until the NCAA...

Auriemma not happy NCAA denied UConn’s appeal for Westbrook

Nov. 13, 2019 10:41 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma says there’s no other venue for the Huskies to follow now that the NCAA has denied an appeal that would have allowed Tennessee transfer Evina Westbrook with them this season. Auriemma made clear Wednesday night after a 64-51 win over Vanderbilt that...

Memphis, Wiseman have 1 more game, then it’s back to court

Nov. 13, 2019 10:54 AM EST

James Wiseman has one more game before heading back to court with his attorneys as they take on the NCAA in a high-stakes battle to keep the 7-foot-1 freshman playing in what could be his only year with the Memphis Tigers, one that could prove costly for the university. The nation’s top-rated recruit has...

NCAA denies Alabama appeal on Jahvon Quinerly eligibility

Nov. 11, 2019 6:08 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The NCAA has denied Alabama's appeal seeking immediate eligibility for Villanova transfer point guard Jahvon Quinerly. Crimson Tide coach Nate Oats and athletic director Greg Byrne announced the NCAA's Committee for Legislative Relief's decision on Monday. It came out a few hours...

Pennsylvania college cancels men's basketball season

Nov. 8, 2019 4:28 PM EST

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania college is canceling its men's basketball season but won't say why. Lackawanna College in Scranton says it holds student-athletes to "high standards both inside and outside the classroom." Lackawanna spokeswoman Sharon Lynett says school officials had "no choice but to...

Southern California hires Mike Bohn as athletic director

Nov. 7, 2019 3:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California hired Mike Bohn as its new athletic director on Thursday, breaking from tradition to turn over the program to a veteran collegiate sports administrator with no ties to the school. USC President Carol Folt announced the hiring nearly two months after Lynn Swann...

Schools, coaches more willing to fight NCAA allegations

Nov. 6, 2019 3:50 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The ink on the NCAA's notice of allegations was but a few hours old when officials at Kansas huddled with Jayhawks coach Bill Self and crafted a strongly worded response that not only disputed the claims but went on the offensive. The tradition-rich program, which found itself in the...