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Steven DuBois, beloved and eclectic AP raconteur, dead at 53

Oct. 14, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Steven DuBois, an Associated Press reporter who spent two decades sharing Oregon's biggest news and quirkiest neuroticisms with readers worldwide, died Tuesday after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 53. Quiet and self-effacing, DuBois...

CFP expansion: Bump Army-Navy or go head-to-head with NFL?

Oct. 14, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

If a 12-team format is the future of the College Football Playoff —- and odds are that it still is despite a recent detour on the road to expansion — among the many details that need to be worked out is when it would start. There are two choices that will be...

Honolulu Marathon plans underway though future uncertain

Oct. 13, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Organizers are planning for the Honolulu Marathon, even though it’s not clear government officials will allow it to be held in December. While Honolulu is easing pandemic-related restrictions on large events, organizers are frustrated that neither...

ESPN secures rights to Monday night wild-card game

Oct. 13, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN has signed a five-year agreement with the NFL to broadcast the Monday night game during the first weekend of the playoffs, beginning this season. The announcement was made by ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro at the CAA World Congress of Sport. The NFL...

Mark Harmon makes quiet exit as 'NCIS' regular on CBS

Oct. 12, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The lead character of television's most popular drama exited the show Monday without a fuss, and without the immediate ratings bump that would be expected if there had been. “NCIS” star Mark Harmon, who has played Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs...

ACC contemplates future home of conference headquarters

Oct. 12, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Commissioner Jim Phillips said the Atlantic Coast Conference is examining whether its conference headquarters should remain in Greensboro or consider relocating elsewhere. Phillips, who took over for retiring John Swofford earlier this year, said...

ESPN, Turner Sports ready to drop the puck on NHL coverage

Oct. 12, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

One of Jimmy Pitaro's top objectives when he became ESPN president was to get the National Hockey League back on the network. On Tuesday night, Pitaro's goal will be realized. Besides the Seattle Kraken's first game, the return of hockey to ESPN and the addition of Turner...

Broadcaster Kaat apologizes for "40-acre" comment

Oct. 08, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — MLB Network broadcaster Jim Kaat apologized during Friday's AL Division Series game between the Astros and White Sox after saying teams should try to “get a 40-acre field full of” players who look like Chicago infielder Yoán Moncada. Kaat, a former...

Big Ten putting priority on mental health after tough season

Oct. 08, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Michigan State forward Malik Hall noticed the difference during games in the height of the pandemic. Coach Tom Izzo saw issues percolating in other areas of player's lives. In a season when athletes faced daily testing, regular isolation and...

Century mark: Johnson-Klatt call 100th game together on Fox

Oct. 08, 2021 02:53 AM EDT

There aren't too many announcer/analyst teams that get to reach 100 games together, but Fox's Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt will reach the century mark this weekend. Johnson and Klatt will be on the call for Saturday's game when No. 4 Penn State visits third-ranked Iowa. The...