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W. Illinois hires Rob Jeter as head men's basketball coach

Mar. 30, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Rob Jeter was hired on Monday as the head men's basketball coach at Western Illinois, after spending the last two seasons as an assistant at Minnesota. Jeter has coached for 25 years, with seven NCAA Tournament appearances. Two of those came during his 11-season tenure as head coach...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 11, 2020, file photo, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and other House Democrats arrive to meet with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democratic lawmakers are calling out an apparent lack of racial data that they say is needed to monitor and address disparities in the national response to the coronavirus outbreak. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Ayanna Pressley say in a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar dated Friday, March 27, 2020, that comprehensive demographic data on people who are tested or treated for the coronavirus does not exist. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Democratic lawmakers call for racial data in virus testing

Mar. 30, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

Democratic lawmakers are calling out an apparent lack of racial data that they say is needed to monitor and address disparities in the national response to the coronavirus outbreak. In a letter sent Friday to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, both from...

FILE - In this March 22, 2019, file booking photo, provided by the Marinette County Jail is Raymand Vannieuwenhoven. A judge has ruled that the 83-year-old man charged with killing a camping couple in a Wisconsin park in 1976 is not mentally competent to stand trial. During a hearing Thursday, March 26, 2020, in Marinette County court, Judge James Morrison ruled that Vannieuwenhoven didn't understand the proceedings and couldn't assist in his own defense against two counts of first-degree murder. (Marinette County Jail via AP, File)

Judge: Man accused in 1976 killings not competent for trial

Mar. 27, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — A judge has ruled that an 83-year-old man charged with killing a camping couple in a Wisconsin park in 1976 is not mentally competent to stand trial. During a hearing Thursday in Marinette County court, Judge James Morrison ruled that Raymand Vannieuwenhoven did not understand the...

Former Bucks GM, Wisconsin coach John Erickson dies at 92

Mar. 20, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

LENEXA, Kansas (AP) — John Erickson, a former Milwaukee Bucks general manager and Wisconsin men’s basketball coach, has died. He was 92. Rick Wiseman, funeral director at Porter Funeral Home in Lenexa, Kansas, confirmed Friday that Erickson died Wednesday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Porter Funeral Home...

The Auburn fan section got creative by placing paper plate faces on the seats during the Class 1C boys high school basketball tournament championship game against Ogallala at Pinnacle Bank Arena, Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Lincoln, Neb. Crowds were limited to staff and immediate family due to concerns over the coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

Coronavirus putting a damper on prep tourneys across country

Mar. 14, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Wis. (AP) — There were no pep bands, no cheerleaders and only about 200 fans as the high school rivals faced off in a playoff game that might have drawn close to 2,000 in just about any other circumstance. Instead, it was a small crowd that watched Brookfield Central and Brookfield East stage a...

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo fields the ball as he shoots with teammates as they warm up for the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Monday, March 9, 2020, in Denver. The Nuggets won 109-95. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Bucks' Antetokounmpo feared his injury was more serious

Mar. 11, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo acknowledges he initially feared the knee sprain that has caused him to miss his last two games might be a much more serious injury. “I was nervous right when I fell on the floor,” Antetokounmpo said Wednesday. “I was able...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Marquette's Markus Howard (0) shoots against Xavier's Jason Carter, obscured at right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Cincinnati. Howard will leave Marquette as one of the most dynamic scorers in Big East history. He has the most career points of any active Division I player and leads the nation in points per game this season. The one achievement that has eluded the 5-foot-11 senior guard is an NCAA Tournament victory. Howard is seeking one last chance to rectify that as he caps an otherwise illustrious college career. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Marquette's Howard hoping to cap career with long NCAA run

Mar. 11, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Markus Howard will leave Marquette as one of the most dynamic scorers in Big East history. He has the most career points of any active Division I player and leads the nation in points per game this season. The one achievement that has eluded the 5-foot-11 senior guard is an NCAA Tournament...

Milwaukee bar fight shooting leaves 1 dead, 3 injured

Mar. 8, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A shooting that erupted during a bar fight in Milwaukee early Sunday has killed one man and injured three others, police said. Police said the fight broke out inside the bar just before 2 a.m. Sunday and resulted in multiple people firing shots at each other, both inside and outside of the...

Morgan Hurd of the United States performs on the floor during the America Cup gymnastics competition Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Hurd, Mikulak win all-around championships at American Cup

Mar. 7, 2020 8:45 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Morgan Hurd is turning the page from a frustrating 2019 season and going for her first Olympic berth. Her new approach is paying early dividends. The 18-year-old from Middletown, Delaware, won the women’s all-around title at the American Cup on Saturday. This marks the second time...

FILE - Cleveland Cavaliers' Andre Drummond, right, drives past Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo in the first half of an NBA basketball game,  in Cleveland.  On Friday, March 6, Drummond, Cavs guards Collin Sexton and Darius Garland, forwards Cedi Osman, Dante Exum and Dylan Windler, coach J.B. Bickerstaff, his entire staff and general manager Koby Altman, spent several hours visiting with offenders at Grafton _ a medium security prison housing 1,700 residents to share fellowship as well as some hope and hoops.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Hoops, hope: Cavaliers listen, learn during visit to prison

Mar. 7, 2020 2:20 PM EST

GRAFTON, Ohio (AP) — Andre Drummond and his teammates leaned in and listened intently as if they were in a huddle during a timeout in the frantic closing seconds of a playoff game. This time, the Cleveland Cavaliers didn't hear any strategy or talk of fouls or final shots. These messages were far more...