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The Arizona Diamondbacks play an intrasquad baseball game Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

The Latest: D-Backs' Guerra returns after negative test

Jul. 8, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Junior Guerra has returned to the team after missing the start of summer camp because of a positive coronavirus test. Guerra is one of four Arizona players to test positive and had not participated...

Alabama's Sarkisian undergoes successful heart procedure

Jul. 7, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian has undergone a procedure to correct a congenital cardiovascular anomaly. The university said in a statement Tuesday that the anomaly was uncovered in an annual executive physical last week. Sarkisian had what the school described as a...

FILE - In this April 24, 2017, file photo, Martin Jarmond, newly hired Boston College athletic director, takes questions from members of the media during a news conference on the schools campus, in Boston. Most new athletic directors that take over in July have the luxury of getting acclimated to their new school before things really ramp up in two months. That is not going to be the case for the start of Jarmond's tenure at UCLA. Jarmond began in Westwood on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, after three years at Boston College. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Jarmond faces many challenges in taking over as UCLA's AD

Jul. 4, 2020 2:24 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most new athletic directors who take over in July have the luxury of getting acclimated to their new school before things really ramp up in two months. That isn't going to be the case for the start of Martin Jarmond's tenure at UCLA. “You would like have something resembling...

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 file photo, Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley looks on in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Idaho State in Salt Lake City. Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley will remain on staff but will take a pay cut and must undergo diversity training after being suspended for using a racial slur in a 2013 text message. Utah announced Wednesday, July 1, 2020 that Scalley will participate in diversity and inclusion education and have his salary cut from $1.1 million to $525,000.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Utah defensive coordinator Scalley to keep job after review

Jul. 1, 2020 8:04 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley will remain on staff but will take a pay cut and must undergo diversity training after being suspended for using a racial slur in a 2013 text message. Utah announced Wednesday that Scalley will participate in diversity and inclusion education...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2018, file photo, Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson throws a pass against Ohio State during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Magistrate Judge Norah McCann King moved a change of plea hearing from June 18 to July 1, 2020, for Daniel Rippy. Rippy is accused of making an

Suspect accused of football game threat enters guilty plea

Jul. 1, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who used Facebook to threaten a shooting at Ohio State University and vowed to hurt players on the football team and then-head coach Urban Meyer pleaded guilty Wednesday, authorities said. An indictment unsealed late last year in federal court in Columbus accused Daniel Rippy of...

Washington makes cuts to athletic budget

Jun. 26, 2020 8:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington is reducing its overall athletic department operating budget by 15% for the 2020-21 fiscal year and all the school’s head coaches have agreed to minimum 5% pay reductions. Athletic director Jennifer Cohen announced the moves Friday and said they will save the school around...

49ers sign first-round picks Kinlaw, Aiyuk to 4-year deals

Jun. 26, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed first-round draft picks Javon Kinlaw and Brandon Aiyuk to four-year deals, the team said Friday. The defending NFC champion 49ers made two trades during the draft, moving down one spot to take Kinlaw, a defensive lineman out of South Carolina...

Oregon, Oregon State drop 'Civil War' name for rivalry

Jun. 26, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

Oregon and Oregon State have agreed to drop the name “Civil War” for their rivalry games. The move Friday was made after discussions between officials at both schools and current and former student-athletes. Oregon State President Ed Ray said the Civil War name "represents a connection to a war...

Football players seek changes before returning to UCLA

Jun. 20, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA officials say they feel good regarding answering the concerns raised by football players about returning to campus this week. It will be the first time in three months that players will be allowed back after the coronavirus pandemic halted all athletic activities. Athletic director...

Washington adds graduate transfer QB Kevin Thomson

Jun. 17, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington may have found its quarterback for the upcoming season after Kevin Thomson, the 2019 Big Sky Conference offensive player of the year, joined the Huskies as a graduate transfer. Washington announced Thomson’s signing to a financial aid agreement Wednesday. Thomson was a...