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Romney backs paying college athletes to help poor players

Nov. 15, 2019 7:40 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said Friday his support for allowing college athletes to profit from their name and image isn’t driven by a desire to help a star quarterback score endorsement deals, but to help poor athletes get extra money to help their families. “We have in many...

No. 12 Seton Hall placed on 3 years’ probation by NCAA

Nov. 15, 2019 5:41 PM EST

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — The NCAA has placed the men’s basketball program at Seton Hall on probation for three years, taken away a scholarship for the 2020-21 academic year and limited recruiting in each of the next two seasons as part of a negotiated resolution of a transfer tampering case started...

Ex-tennis club chief pleads guilty in college bribery case

Nov. 15, 2019 4:04 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The former president of a private tennis club in Texas has pleaded guilty in the college admissions scandal. Martin Fox entered the plea in Boston’s federal court Friday. The 62-year-old from Houston had previously agreed to plead guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge in a deal...

Report: Lack of leadership led to Kansas player’s death

Nov. 14, 2019 5:53 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A scathing report following an independent investigation into the heatstroke death of a 19-year-old football player who collapsed after the first day of conditioning practice at a Kansas community college found “a striking lack of leadership.” Braeden Bradforth, a...

Yankees turn to young pitching coach for high-tech approach

Nov. 14, 2019 5:00 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Just four years ago, Matt Blake was varsity pitching coach at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, about 20 miles outside of Boston. Next spring, the 34-year-old will be guiding the high-priced arms of the New York Yankees. "The biggest thing is just finding out where the player...

Wiseman withdraws lawsuit, Memphis works on eligibility

Nov. 14, 2019 2:59 PM EST

James Wiseman and his advisers have decided a legal battle with the NCAA is not the best way to keep the heralded freshman on the basketball court. The 7-foot-1 center withdrew his lawsuit and the dramatic turn of events in the much-debated saga means Wiseman now will sit on Memphis’ bench until the NCAA...

Auriemma not happy NCAA denied UConn’s appeal for Westbrook

Nov. 13, 2019 10:41 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma says there’s no other venue for the Huskies to follow now that the NCAA has denied an appeal that would have allowed Tennessee transfer Evina Westbrook with them this season. Auriemma made clear Wednesday night after a 64-51 win over Vanderbilt that...

The Latest: Tennessee House GOP won’t pursue rep’s expulsion

Nov. 13, 2019 4:36 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on a Tennessee lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Tennessee’s House speaker says his chamber’s GOP supermajority will not move forward with a possible expulsion vote of a lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct decades ago. In a...

Memphis, Wiseman have 1 more game, then it’s back to court

Nov. 13, 2019 10:54 AM EST

James Wiseman has one more game before heading back to court with his attorneys as they take on the NCAA in a high-stakes battle to keep the 7-foot-1 freshman playing in what could be his only year with the Memphis Tigers, one that could prove costly for the university. The nation’s top-rated recruit has...

NCAA denies Alabama appeal on Jahvon Quinerly eligibility

Nov. 11, 2019 6:08 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The NCAA has denied Alabama's appeal seeking immediate eligibility for Villanova transfer point guard Jahvon Quinerly. Crimson Tide coach Nate Oats and athletic director Greg Byrne announced the NCAA's Committee for Legislative Relief's decision on Monday. It came out a few hours...