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The Latest: Michigan St hopes QB Lewerke returns to form

Jul. 18, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest from the opening day of Big Ten football media days (all times local): Michigan State welcomes back most of the pieces of the Big Ten's stingiest defense, which leaves plenty of room to fix an offense that often sputtered as the Spartans limped to a 7-6 finish last season. There...

Big Ten's Delany says old mistakes to blame for college woes

Jul. 18, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Outgoing Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany kicked off his final Big Ten football media days Thursday by saying he thinks some serious mistakes were made in the 1970s that still create problems today in college athletics. Delany, who is in his 31st and final year as commissioner, said the loss...

The Latest: Mendenhall using 2018 setbacks as teaching tool

Jul. 18, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Atlantic Coast Conference media days (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall says the team is placing an increased emphasis on what he calls "critical moment" situations in spring practice. The Cavaliers lost two games late last season in overtime...

Price, Eckersley feuding again after Eck's comments to Globe

Jul. 17, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — David Price ignited an old feud Wednesday with Red Sox TV analyst Dennis Eckersley after the Hall of Fame pitcher commented about a confrontation between the men in a story by The Boston Globe this week. Two years ago, Price confronted Eckersley on a team flight after Eckersley was critical...

Fine at UNT: Mean Green, Marshall preseason picks in C-USA

Jul. 17, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — North Texas senior quarterback Mason Fine has been tabbed as the preseason Conference USA offensive player of the year, and the Mean Green have been picked as the overwhelming favorite to win the West Division this season. Marshall was the East Division favorite in the preseason poll...

The Latest: Louisville looks to rebuild under Satterfield

Jul. 17, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on ACC media days (all times local): 4:35 p.m. First-year coach Scott Satterfield says he won't measure Louisville's success this season in terms of wins and losses, but rather by if players are demonstrating the right attitude and giving their best effort on a daily...

Alabama QB says Tide learned 'many lessons' from title loss

Jul. 17, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — It's easier for Alabama to be humble now. The Crimson Tide can thank Clemson for that, at least. There's nothing like a 44-16 drubbing in the national championship game to strip away any feelings of invincibility and self-satisfaction that come from scarcely getting challenged during...

Texas says 10-win season not enough to be 'back' in Big 12

Jul. 16, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tom Herman knows that Texas is probably a bit ahead of schedule after 10 wins in his second season that included making the Big 12 championship game and a Sugar Bowl victory. That doesn't necessarily mean the Longhorns are back just yet. "We weren't here to just have a really good...

Big 12 Notebook: 'Horns down' on deck at Big 12 media days

Jul. 16, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — So when is flashing "horns down" considered a penalty and should it always draw a flag? Greg Burks, the Big 12 coordinator official, said it depends on when and where an opposing player flashes the hand signal that is the exact opposite of the Texas Longhorns' "Hook 'em horns"...

Baseball's Home Run Derby proves a popular summer event

Jul. 16, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball's All-Star game is fading as a midsummer television attraction, but the adjunct Home Run Derby is becoming popular in its own right. The Nielsen company says a little more than 8 million people watched Tuesday's All-Star game on Fox, enough to be the second-most popular thing on...