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Samford hires longtime prep basketball coach Bucky McMillan

Apr. 6, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Samford has hired veteran high school coach Bucky McMillan to lead its basketball program. Athletic director Martin Newton announced McMillan’s hiring on Monday, saying he “quickly became the obvious choice” to replace Scott Padgett. McMillan led Mountain Brook...

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, the New England Patriots customized Boeing 767 jet rests on the tarmac at T.F. Green Airport, in Warwick, R.I. The Patriots private team plane is expected to land in Boston on Thursday, April 2, 2020, returning from China with more than one million masks to help control the spread of the coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

The Latest: MLS extends training moratorium through April 24

Apr. 2, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: Major League Soccer has extended its training moratorium through April 24 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Team facilities are closed to players and staff — except for players requiring treatment that cannot be...

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo gives instructions against Ohio State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State won 80-69. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Michigan State AD defends Izzo after witness report

Apr. 2, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State athletic director Bill Beekman defended basketball coach Tom Izzo on Thursday after Izzo was accused in an ESPN report of contacting a witness who was part of a 2017 criminal sexual conduct investigation involving one of his players. According to a police report...

Michigan State's Mark Dantonio talks about his retirement from as the NCAA college football team's coach, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Judge recommends dismissing suit against former MSU coach

Mar. 20, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge has recommended that a former Michigan State football staff member's claims against former Spartans football coach Mark Dantonio, former athletic director Mark Hollis and former school President Lou Anna Simon should be dismissed. Curtis Blackwell filed a lawsuit in November...

Former NBA player Michael Jordan cries while speaking during a celebration of life for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The Latest: T-Wolves' Towns donating $100K to Mayo Clinic

Mar. 15, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns has announced he’ll donate $100,000 to the Mayo Clinic for testing for the COVID-19 virus. The Minnesota-based medical system said it expects the money...

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2019, file photo, Dayton head coach Anthony Grant reacts after a foul was called against his team in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Colorado in Chicago. The coronavirus outbreak has abruptly roused the University of Dayton from its dream of a basketball season. The 29-2 Flyers were rolling into tournament play on a 20-game winning streak that had lifted spirits in an Ohio city battered in the past year by violent deaths and devastation. The NCAA decision to cancel March Madness ended hopes for the small Roman Catholic school’s first Final Four appearance in 53 years. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File

Dream denied: Virus dashes Dayton's magical hoops season

Mar. 13, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak has abruptly roused the University of Dayton's men's basketball team, and the city it uplifted, from a dream of a season. The 29-2 Flyers, ranked No. 3 in The Associated Press poll, were rolling into tournament play on a 20-game winning streak that had lifted...

The Latest: 2 Madison Square Garden boxing cards called off

Mar. 12, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT): 10 p.m. Two boxing cards at Madison Square Garden have been called off because of the coronavirus outbreak. A few hours after announcing the fights would proceed without crowds, promoter Bob Arum said Thursday they are off...

FILE - In this July 26, 2000 file photo, University of Texas high jumper Erin Aldrich poses on campus in Austin, Texas. Aldrich is one of three former student-athletes who say they were sexually abused by a track coach and are suing the NCAA, its board of governors and the coach, alleging the governing body doesn't do enough to protect it's athletes. Aldrich, Londa Bevins and Jessica Johnson are seeking class action status for the federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in California. The women say they were molested by John Rembao while he worked at the University of Texas and the University of Arizona. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck File)

Ex-track athletes detail alleged sex abuse by college coach

Mar. 12, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Former Olympic high jumper Erin Aldrich claims one of her track coaches, John Rembao, began grooming her for a sexually abusive relationship when she was 16 before physically taking advantage of her two years later. “What we had between us, was not something special," Aldrich...

FILE - In this March 18, 2015, file photo, the NCAA logo is displayed at center court as work continues at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, for the NCAA college basketball tournament. The NCAA took a significant step toward allowing all Division I athletes to transfer one time without sitting out a season of competition. A plan to change the waiver process is expected to be presented to the Division I Council in April, 2020. If adopted, new criteria would go into effect for the 2020-21 academic year and be a boon for athletes in high-profile sports such as football and men's and women's basketball. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

3 former track athletes suing NCAA, coach over alleged abuse

Mar. 12, 2020 3:07 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Former Olympic high jumper Erin Aldrich planned to die with a secret she kept quiet for two-plus decades: an affair with a college coach she began falling in love with as a teenager and with whom she had an sexual relationship as a young woman. When Aldrich watched “Leaving...

FILE- In an undated photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan, Dr. Robert E. Anderson is shown. The president of the University of Michigan has apologized to

University of Michigan officials told of abuse decades ago

Feb. 22, 2020 11:08 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) — University of Michigan officials were warned more than four decades ago that one of its doctors was fondling patients during medical exams, but he continued working there despite a demotion and went on to allegedly abuse again as a physician with the school's athletic department,...