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SMU takes 3-0 mark to No. 25 TCU for Iron Skillet game

Sep. 20, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — While No. 25 TCU is trying to start a season 3-0 for the 10th time in 17 seasons, SMU has already reached that mark for the first time since 1984. The Mustangs (3-0) actually won their first four games 35 years ago, back in the old Southwest Conference days and not long before...

Eagles defensive coach Jim Schwartz set to face Lions again

Sep. 19, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jim Schwartz struggled to remember any of his former players still on the Detroit Lions other than Matthew Stafford. Long snapper Don Muhlbach, punter Sam Martin and cornerback Darius Slay also remain from the teams Schwartz coached from 2009-2013. Schwartz, now a Super Bowl champion...

Bryce Perkins' poise key to success for No. 21 Virginia

Sep. 19, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall has given quarterback Bryce Perkins the freedom to freestyle when necessary. In fact, he encourages it. Like any coach, Mendenhall likes having a plan and seeing that plan executed. But he knows that handcuffing Perkins would be the wrong...

Air Force coming off big win, confident facing Boise State

Sep. 19, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In the aftermath of arguably its biggest victory in at least five years, Air Force quarterback Donald Hammond III was immediately ready for the next challenge. Beating Power Five team Colorado on the road last week was a major accomplishment for the Falcons. Beating No. 20 Boise State...

Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer returns with new outlook

Sep. 19, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — C. Vivian Stringer is back with a new outlook on life after stepping away at the end of last season because of exhaustion. Rutgers' Hall of Fame women's basketball coach said doctors told her last February that she ought to rest. She listened, missing the end of the Scarlet Knights'...

UConn men's coach Hurley back at work after spinal surgery

Sep. 18, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley says he spent his life believing that when it came to his health, he was bulletproof. But that was before being told by doctors in August that he had a degenerative spinal condition that could have left him paralyzed. Hurley returned to work...

Manning knew he might lose Giants job, Jones says he's ready

Sep. 18, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — While not happy about losing his long-time starting job, Eli Manning knew there was a distinct possibility Giants coach Pat Shurmur would make Daniel Jones the New York quarterback if the team got off to a bad start. A resigned Manning said Wednesday he has accepted his new...

Pitino settles with Louisville, ready for 'new chapter'

Sep. 18, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A fiercely competitive coach on the court, Rick Pitino didn't want to fight in one anymore. So the University of Louisville Athletic Association and Pitino settled lawsuits stemming from his departure from the school, with the former men's basketball coach's personnel file changing...

Lynx boss Cheryl Reeve chosen WNBA Executive of the Year

Sep. 18, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx general manager and coach Cheryl Reeve has been chosen WNBA basketball executive of the year after steering the team to a ninth straight appearance in the playoffs despite losing several longtime stars. The award announced Wednesday was based on voting by one executive per...

Judge takes himself off Jerry Sandusky resentencing case

Sep. 18, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

The judge handling the pending resentencing of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky took himself off the case Wednesday, citing an unspecified recent action by the state attorney general's office. Judge John Foradora's order recused himself and directed Centre County court officials to ask...