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In this Friday, June 19, 2020, photo Jeannine Lee Lake, Democratic candidate for Indiana's 6th congressional district, speaks during an interview following a Juneteenth day event in Columbus, Ind. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Police say BB gun shots fired at opponent of Pence's brother

Oct. 22, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Black woman who says she has received numerous racist and threatening messages as an Indiana congressional candidate against Vice President Mike Pence’s brother was unintentionally shot at last week by two boys with a BB gun, not a firearm, police said Thursday. Democrat...

FILE  - In this Dec. 28, 2019, file photo, Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford (14) carries the ball as Memphis defensive back Chris Claybrooks (7) closes in during the first half of the NCAA Cotton Bowl college football game, in Arlington, Texas. It hasn’t been an ideal time for No. 9 Penn State to install a new offense, but the Nittany Lions believe they have the pieces in place to be one of the better teams in the country. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)

No. 8 Nittany Lions eager for Big Ten opener at Indiana

Oct. 22, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

No. 8 Penn State at Indiana, Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (FS1). Line: Penn State by 5 1/2. Series record: Penn State leads 22-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? If the Nittany Lions want to win a Big Ten title they can't get derailed in Week 1. While Penn State has dominated the series on paper, the Hoosiers have been...

Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich watches the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Colts look to get ground game up and running following bye

Oct. 22, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich makes his run-first preference clear routinely. He calls running plays early and often to set the tone. He uses them late to chew up the clock. And in between, he stays on the ground to keep defenses honest. It doesn't hurt that he also has some...

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2019, file photo, Indiana coach Tom Allen watches the second quarter of the team's NCAA college football game against Penn State in State College, Pa. The Indiana Hoosiers took some big steps in rebranding their football program last season. Now they're looking to build on the momentum. After heir first eight-win season and first winning conference record since 1993 and ending the longest Top 25 drought by a power-five conference school, Indiana starts this season chasing a rare upset of No. 8 Penn State. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger, File)

Indiana seeks signature win in opener against No. 8 Penn St.

Oct. 22, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

The Indiana Hoosiers took some big steps in rebranding their football program last season. Now they're looking to build on the momentum. After posting its first eight-win season and first winning league record since 1993, Indiana starts this season chasing a rare upset of No. 8 Penn State in the season opener....

FILE  - This Sept. 28, 2015, file photo shows then-Phoenix Suns assistant coach Nate Bjorkgren during the Suns NBA basketball media day in Phoenix. The Indiana Pacers were seeking someone who could communicate with today’s players, who was open to a new offensive philosophy and who could win some postseason games. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard found his man — Nate Bjorkgren. He comes to Indiana after spending two seasons as an assistant on Nick Nurse’s staff in Toronto. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Bjorkgren describes plan to take Pacers in new direction

Oct. 21, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New Indiana Pacers coach Nate Bjorkgren went right to work Wednesday. Less than 24 hours after accepting the job, the 45-year-old former Toronto Raptors assistant started explaining his plan. He expects the Pacers to move the ball and take more 3-pointers. He wants the defense to be...

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett listens during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of a private Christian school that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain openly gay and lesbian teachers weren’t welcome in the classroom. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)

Barrett was trustee at private school with anti-gay policies

Oct. 21, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of private Christian schools that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain that openly gay and lesbian teachers weren’t welcome in the classroom. The policies that discriminated against...

Joey Logano celebrates in victory lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

AUTO RACING: NASCAR heads to Texas as finale draws near

Oct. 21, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Site: Fort Worth, Texas Schedule: Sunday, race, 3:30 p.m. (NBCSN) Track: Texas Motor Speedway Race distance: 334 laps, 501 miles Last year: Kevin Harvick won after starting from the pole position. Last race: Joey Logano held off Harvick to...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields (1) runs with the ball against Wisconsin during the first half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game, in Indianapolis. The ACC, Big 12 and SEC have been playing anywhere from three to five weeks amid the pandemic, and all the players and coaches around the Big Ten could do is watch.
“Most of it's been torture, just not being able to play games,” Ohio State coach Ryan Day said. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

College Football Picks: Big Ten returns to Big Ten weather

Oct. 21, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

Just as Big Ten weather hits the Midwest comes the start of the Big Ten football season. The conference that called off fall football in August only to reverse course a month later kicks off a nine-week season with no breaks and five teams already in the AP Top 25. No. 14 Wisconsin and Illinois get things rolling...

Notre Dame place kicker Jonathan Doerer kicks during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. Doerer pays careful attention to the nuances of his stance, swing path and ball contact — and not just in football. Notre Dame’s senior kicker also frequents the driving range, a habit that only increased when he was home in Charlotte for the spring and summer. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Driving range: Notre Dame's Doerer gets kick out of golf

Oct. 21, 2020 2:44 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Jonathan Doerer pays careful attention to the nuances of his stance, swing path and ball contact — and not just in football. The Notre Dame kicker also frequents the driving range, a habit that increased when he was home in North Carolina over the spring and summer. His...

FILE  - This Sept. 28, 2015, file photo shows then-Phoenix Suns assistant coach Nate Bjorkgren during the Suns NBA basketball media day in Phoenix. The Indiana Pacers were seeking someone who could communicate with today’s players, who was open to a new offensive philosophy and who could win some postseason games. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard found his man — Nate Bjorkgren. He comes to Indiana after spending two seasons as an assistant on Nick Nurse’s staff in Toronto. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Indiana Pacers tab Raptors assistant Nate Bjorkgren as coach

Oct. 20, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana wanted its next coach to take the franchise in a new direction. The Pacers were seeking someone who could communicate with today’s players, who was open to a new offensive philosophy and who could win some postseason games. On Tuesday, president of basketball operations...