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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 1960, file photo, Rafer Johnson of Kingsburg, Calif., is flanked by runners-up, Chuan-Kwang Yang, left, of Taiwan, and Vasily Kuznetsov of Russia, as they join in three-way handshake after receiving medals for the decathlon event of the Olympics in Rome, Italy. Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy's assassin in 1968, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. He was 86. He died at his home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles, according to family friend Michael Roth. (AP Photo)

Rafer Johnson, 1960 Olympic decathlon champion, dies at 86

Dec. 2, 2020 2:45 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin in 1968, died Wednesday. He was 86. He died at his home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles, according to family friend Michael Roth. No cause of death was...

Old Dominion forward Kalu Ezikpe, top, and Maryland forward Galin Smith battle for the opening tip-off in an empty arena during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in College Park, Md., Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

The Latest: Michigan pauses football, cancels Maryland game

Dec. 2, 2020 2:28 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Michigan’s football game this weekend against Maryland has been canceled, and the Wolverines are pausing practice until Monday. Michigan says the decision to pause in-person football activities was made in consultation...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, fans watch as Creighton takes on St. John's in an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York. As more than 300 teams prepare to start a season that will look nothing like any before it, the conversation is not so much about who will be cutting nets at the end of March Madness, as whether anyone will cut nets at all. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

College hoops back at MSG with Villanova-Virginia on Dec. 19

Dec. 2, 2020 4:04 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — College basketball is coming back to Madison Square Garden this month. In a matchup between the past two NCAA champions, Villanova and Virginia are scheduled to square off Dec. 19 in the heart of New York City, the arena announced Tuesday. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, no fans will...

Villanova coach Jay Wright talks to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Hartford, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Nova's Wright says bubble stay takes mental toll on players

Dec. 2, 2020 2:25 AM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Villanova stayed in Connecticut's “Bubbleville” at the Mohegan Sun resort casino for a full week, playing four games, including two that were not on it schedule when the Wildcats arrived. Coach Jay Wright says he's not worried about the physical toll that took on his...

Kansas' Jalen Wilson (10) shoots as Kentucky's Lance Ware (55) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

No. 7 Kansas overcomes offensive woes, beats No. 20 Kentucky

Dec. 2, 2020 1:21 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kansas forward Jalen Wilson waited a whole year for a night like Tuesday. His celebration came in almost total silence. Wilson scored 21 of his career-high 23 points in the second half, made the first two 3-pointers of his career during the key stretch and posted his first double-double...

New Mexico State cruises past Benedictine Mesa 92-54

Dec. 2, 2020 12:10 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Donnie Tillman and Evan Gilyard II scored 17 points apiece and New Mexico State rolled to a 92-54 win over NAIA member Benedictine Mesa on Tuesday night. Jabari Rice added 15 points for the Aggies (2-0) and Clayton Henry and Johnny McCants added 11 each. A 14-3 run propelled New Mexico State...

Ducas scores 19, Saint Mary's tops Nicholls 73-50

Dec. 2, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Alex Ducas hit five 3-pointers and scored 19 points to lead Saint Mary's to a home-opening 73-50 win over Nicholls State on Tuesday night. Dan Fotu and Kyle Bowen scored 10 points apiece for the Gaels (3-1) and Tommy Kuhse had a career-high 10 assists. Shawn Williams scored 11 points to lead the Colonels (2-3)...

McLaughlin leads Abilene Christian past Howard Payne 81-51

Dec. 1, 2020 11:47 PM EST

ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Logan McLaughlin had 17 points and 10 rebounds off the bench to lift Abilene Christian to an 81-51 win over Division III Howard Payne on Tuesday night. Kolton Kohl had 12 points for Abilene Christian (4-0). Jameson Richardson added 10 points. Airion Simmons had nine rebounds. Jacob...

Lever lifts Grand Canyon past Mississippi Valley State 88-49

Dec. 1, 2020 11:40 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Alessandro Lever had 20 points as Grand Canyon romped past Mississippi Valley State 88-49 on Tuesday night. Asbjorn Midtgaard had 17 points and 13 rebounds for Grand Canyon (3-0). Jovan Blacksher Jr. added 13 points, six rebounds and six assists, and Oscar Frayer had five assists. Terry...

Allen leads Nebraska past South Dakota 76-69

Dec. 1, 2020 11:35 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Teddy Allen scored 23 points and Nebraska turned back South Dakota 76-69 on Tuesday night. Allen made two free throws to start a 9-0 burst that put Nebraska's lead at 57-43 midway through the second half. A few minutes later, he had a three-point play and a jumper that pushed the...