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Davis/White, Meissner, Casey entering skating Hall of Fame

Jan. 25, 2020 2:34 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — As they enter the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame, Meryl Davis and Charlie White ponder just who they are joining in receiving one of the highest honors in their sport. “One of the things that makes it so special is we are friends with and respect so much so many previous...

San Francisco 49ers offensive assistant Katie Sowers watches as players practice at the team's NFL football training facility in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. The 49ers will face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 54. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Trailblazing 49ers assistant has roots in Chiefs Kingdom

Jan. 25, 2020 11:26 AM EST

HESSTON, Kan. (AP) — The old downtown strip, like so many in small towns across America, is quiet on a brisk January morning, just a few cars parked at one end in front of The Citizens State Bank and a few more in front of the pharmacy at the other. Around the corner is an old Texaco station, the pumps...

Purdue center Matt Haarms (32) celebrates a basket against Wisconsin during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Purdue continues home dominance of Wisconsin in 70-51 rout

Jan. 24, 2020 10:44 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Three days later, Purdue and Wisconsin switched roles in their inconsistent fight for respectability as mid-tier Big Ten teams. The Boilermakers, motivated by coach Matt Painter’s challenge for more toughness after a 17-point home loss to Illinois on Tuesday, had extra...

Ex-gymnastics coach gets 50 years in prison for sex assaults

Jan. 24, 2020 7:57 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former gymnastics coach was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison for sexually assaulting young female gymnasts in North Texas and Oklahoma. Skipper Crawley, 53, of Kemp, Texas, pleaded guilty in a Tarrant County state district court in Fort Worth to four counts of aggravated...

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Miami. The Heat won 134-129 in overtime. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Spoelstra says Butler's All-Star starting snub is 'a joke'

Jan. 24, 2020 7:39 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Erik Spoelstra has a suggestion for All-Star voting: Ditch the positions. A day after the NBA revealed the starters for the Feb. 16 All-Star Game — two guards and three forwards from each conference — the Miami Heat coach said he wonders why the league still has players broken...

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo speaks during a news conference at the team's NFL football training facility in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. The 49ers will face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 54. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Trades play big role in building of Super Bowl-bound 49ers

Jan. 24, 2020 5:16 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Most executives preach the importance of building through the draft. Splashy free agent signings each March generate lots of headlines. When it came to building the San Francisco 49ers into a Super Bowl team, coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch used a tactic that's...

USC hires Todd Orlando to be Helton's defensive coordinator

Jan. 24, 2020 4:31 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Todd Orlando has been named Southern California's defensive coordinator. Clay Helton announced the hiring Friday of the veteran assistant who spent the last three seasons as Texas' defensive coordinator. Orlando was fired by the Longhorns on Dec. 1 after three seasons with coach Tom...

Florida head coach Mike White points during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Auburn, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)

Big 12-SEC Challenge gives both leagues chance to impress

Jan. 24, 2020 12:59 PM EST

The Southeastern Conference didn’t do much to help its reputation the first two months of the season. A chance to redeem itself comes this weekend. The SEC has plenty of possibilities for attention-getting victories Saturday during the Big 12/SEC Challenge, most notably when Florida hosts No. 1 Baylor and...

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron holds the national championship trophy during a celebration of the team's NCAA college football championship, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

LSU's Orgeron agrees to new 6-year, $42 million contract

Jan. 24, 2020 11:42 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron has agreed to a new contract extension worth more than $7 million annually and which runs through the 2026 season, the university announced on Friday. The new six-year agreement comes on the heels of the Tigers' 15-0 national championship season that concluded...

From left, Boston Red Sox owner John Henry, chairman Tom Werner, CEO Sam Kennedy and Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom participate in a baseball news conference at Fenway Park, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Boston. The Red Sox have parted ways with manager Alex Cora, with the move coming one day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred named him as a ringleader with Houston in the sport's sign-stealing scandal. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Bloom: Red Sox won't rush to have manager by spring training

Jan. 23, 2020 8:45 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are still hoping to have a manager in place by spring training, but chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said Thursday it's possible they won't hire someone before pitchers and catchers report Feb. 12. “It would certainly be ideal” to have replaced Alex Cora by...