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Clemson, Brownell look to keep ACC momentum growing

Oct. 20, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's Brad Brownell acknowledged the water took a lot longer to boil on his men's basketball program than he would've liked. These days, Brownell believes the Tigers have a rising basketball brand that stands strong in the powerhouse Atlantic...

Washington St coach says focus remains on supporting players

Oct. 19, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

Washington State acting head coach Jake Dickert said Tuesday that his immediate focus in his new role is providing support and stability for players who were left hurting and shocked after Nick Rolovich and other coaches were fired for refusing to comply with the state's vaccine mandate. ...

To jab or not to jab? Vaccinations still hot topic in sports

Oct. 19, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman let out a faint cough and assured those seated at least 6 feet away that it was allergies, not COVID-19. He had tested negative for the coronavirus three times in the previous week. It allowed the fully vaccinated 69-year-old the opportunity...

Column: No jab, no job: Rolovich gets pink-slipped at Wazzu

Oct. 19, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

You’re never going to convince guys like ex-Washington State coach Nick Rolovich to get the shot. It’s a waste of breath. The best scientists and all the evidence in the world couldn’t. Losing a $3 million-a-year job didn’t. Even public pleas from the likes of...

Former teacher, coach gets probation in child porn case

Oct. 19, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

DERBY, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas middle school teacher who was caught with more than 250 images and videos of child pornography has been sentenced to three years of probation. The Wichita Eagle reports that 40-year-old Cody Chitwood also must register as a sex...

Washington State coach Rolovich fired for refusing vaccine

Oct. 18, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington State fired football coach Nick Rolovich and four of his assistants on Monday for refusing a state mandate that all employees get vaccinated against COVID-19, making him the first major college coach to lose his job over vaccination status. ...

AP source: Washington State has fired football coach Nick Rolovich for refusing state's vaccination mandate

Oct. 18, 2021 20:23 PM EDT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — AP source: Washington State has fired football coach Nick Rolovich for refusing state's vaccination mandate.

Idaho high school football hazing complaint investigated

Oct. 18, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Payette County Sheriff's Office says its investigating allegations that three young athletes were hazed by fellow football players at a southwestern Idaho high school. In a prepared statement released Monday, Payette Sheriff Andy Creech said his...

New technology offers anonymous way to report abuse, doping

Oct. 18, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

A college basketball player hatched the idea after seeing a discrimination case nearly implode his own team, then wondering why nobody had done anything about it sooner. Ten years later, that player has developed the idea into a key tool for fixing a sports landscape...

USC ex-dean, LA politician charged with bribery scheme

Oct. 13, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Powerful Los Angeles politician Mark Ridley-Thomas and a former dean at the University of Southern California were charged Wednesday with a bribery scheme in which Ridley-Thomas promised to steer millions of dollars in contracts to the school if his son got a scholarship...