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Feds to review Ohio State response to claims of abuse by doc

Aug. 16, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal officials are investigating Ohio State University's response to allegations against a team doctor now accused of sexual misconduct against scores of athletes and other male students in the 1980s and 1990s. The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights will examine...

Duke says guard Alex O'Connell out with broken facial bone

Aug. 16, 2018 11:08 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke says guard Alex O'Connell will miss the remaining two games of the team's Canada tour with a broken bone in his face. Team spokesman Mike DeGeorge said Thursday that the sophomore fractured his orbital floor, the bone below the eye socket. He has been released from the hospital,...

Stephen Curry supports women's game by hosting girls camps

Aug. 16, 2018 5:27 AM EDT

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Just like Steph, seventh-grader Amanda Kerner stood before a big crowd and knocked down shot after shot from five different spots on the court — 20 makes in 2 1/2 minutes, complete with a buzzer-beater. For one afternoon, Stephen Curry ensured that 200 girls in his camp...

Canadian star Barrett has 34 points in Duke exhibition debut

Aug. 15, 2018 11:44 PM EDT

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian star R.J. Barrett scored 34 points in his first exhibition game for Duke, helping the Blue Devils rout Ryerson 86-67 on Wednesday night in his hometown. "It was great to get to go out there with my brothers in my hometown. It was special for me," Barrett said. "A lot of...

UConn greats expect program to climb back to elite status

Aug. 15, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Don't tell Jim Calhoun or his former players that UConn is no longer an elite basketball program. Yes, the Huskies have missed the NCAA Tournament three times in four years and are 30-35 the past two seasons while playing outside a power conference. UConn is under investigation by...

Court dismisses Rick Pitino's lawsuit against Adidas

Aug. 14, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed former Louisville coach Rick Pitino's lawsuit against Adidas, agreeing with the sportswear maker that his claim requires arbitration and should be heard out of court. Pitino sued Adidas last October in U.S. District Court for breach of contract, alleging...

Wake AD sits 'tight' as coach goes through legal process

Aug. 14, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest athletic director Ron Wellman says the school is "sitting tight" while the legal process continues for an assistant basketball coach who police say punched a New York City tourist who later died. Wellman spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday, four days after the...

Anthony signs 1-year, $2.4 million deal with Houston Rockets

Aug. 13, 2018 3:28 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Carmelo Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Houston Rockets on Monday. Anthony was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks last month before the Hawks released him. Houston general manager Daryl Morey announced the signing and the Rockets posted a picture...

Football team tries to learn from Michigan State scandal

Aug. 12, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Every now and then, when the Michigan State football team won't be together for a little while, it's a good time for another reminder. Safety Khari Willis explained the message: "It's me, Joe (Bachie), Brian (Lewerke), Grayson (Miller), Matt Morrissey reiterating: Make good...

Wade says if he plays, he'll be with Heat this season

Aug. 11, 2018 7:59 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — If Dwyane Wade plays this season, it will be in a Miami Heat uniform. It's still a significant "if." Wade, speaking Saturday night during an appearance at the Jr. NBA World Championship, told reporters that he doesn't have a timetable for when he'll make a decision on whether...