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Youth coach faces child molestation charges

Apr. 14, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A youth basketball coach in Rhode Island has been charged with sexually molesting a 13-year-old player, police said. Manuel Nunez, 43, was charged Tuesday with three counts of first-degree molestation. The girl was a...

IUPUI hires former star player Matt Crenshaw as head coach

Apr. 13, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IUPUI hired former basketball star Matt Crenshaw as its head coach on Tuesday. The decision could bring stability back to the program after two seasons of uncertainty. Jason Gardner resigned as coach in August 2019 after he was charged with operating...

Conn Findlay, 4-time Olympic medalist, dies at 90

Apr. 13, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

Conn Findlay, a four-time Olympic medalist in the sports of rowing and sailing and a member of two winning America’s Cup crews, has died. He was 90. He died Thursday at a care facility in the Northern California city of San Mateo, according to Mike Sullivan, a longtime...

Baranczyk: Oklahoma women's hoops has championship potential

Apr. 13, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — New Oklahoma women’s basketball coach Jennie Baranczyk believes the Sooner program is close to returning to elite status. The former Drake coach exuded energy and confidence as she addressed a group at the Lloyd Noble Center on Tuesday that...

Ex-UNC athletes join program to profit from college careers

Apr. 13, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — More than 100 former North Carolina men's basketball and women's soccer players are joining a group-licensing program allowing them to profit from their playing days with the Tar Heels. The school announced an agreement Tuesday with marketing...

Vanderbilt hires Shea Ralph from UConn as new women's coach

Apr. 13, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has hired Shea Ralph away from UConn to help revive the Commodores' struggling women's basketball program, which hasn't reached the NCAA Tournament since 2014. Athletic director Candice Lee announced the hiring Tuesday, a week after...

Creighton star Zegarowski says he's declaring for NBA draft

Apr. 13, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Marcus Zegarowski announced Tuesday he is leaving Creighton and declaring for the NBA draft, the biggest name in an exodus that started after the Bluejays' run to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. Zegarowski was one of the top point guards in the nation,...

Bobby 'Slick' Leonard, 88, Pacers Hall of Fame coach, dies

Apr. 13, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bobby “Slick” Leonard was selected as the ABA’s greatest coach. Hall of Fame player George McGinnis considered him a genius. On Tuesday, the Indiana Pacers announced that the man who led them to three ABA championships during a Hall of Fame...

UNC's 5-year deal with Davis averages $2 million annually

Apr. 13, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s five-year deal with new men’s basketball coach Hubert Davis will pay an average of $2 million annually in salary, compensation from apparel and multimedia deals, and an expense allowance. The school has released terms for...

TSU hires 1st-time coach Eddie George hoping for revival

Apr. 13, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State is banking on Eddie George's name, connections and football knowledge as a former NFL running back to return the proud program with 13 Black national championships to national prominence. TSU, a historically Black college or...