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Maryland guard Anthony Cowan Jr. (1) drives on Michigan State forward Xavier Tillman (23) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in East Lansing, Mich., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

No. 9 Maryland beats Michigan State 67-60 with 14-0 run

Feb. 15, 2020 9:26 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Anthony Cowan was the smallest and best player on the court when it was time for No. 9 Maryland to rally for a win at Michigan State to stay alone in first place in the Big Ten. Cowan scored 11 of his 24 points in the final two-plus minutes, helping the Terrapins beat the...

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019 file photo, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman attends a news conference in New York.    Cashman had suspected that the Houston Astros had been breaking rules against electronic sign stealing long before Commissioner Rob Manfred released his report in January that resulted in three big league managers losing their jobs.

Yankees GM Cashman suspected Astros were stealing signs.

Feb. 15, 2020 1:41 PM EST

TAMPA. Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had suspected that the Houston Astros had been breaking rules against electronic sign stealing long before Commissioner Rob Manfred released his report in January that resulted in three big league managers losing their jobs. "I'll...

Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau watches from the bench as his team plays against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

Minnesota Wild fire coach Bruce Boudreau

Feb. 15, 2020 1:39 AM EST

The Minnesota Wild fired coach Bruce Boudreau on Friday with the goal of correcting some inconsistencies and making a late-season push for a playoff spot. First-year general manager Bill Guerin said he felt the timing was right to move on from Boudreau and replace him with interim coach Dean Evason despite the...

Former Michigan State gymnastics coach Kathie Klages testifies, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Lansing, Mich., during her trial where she faces two counts of lying to police. A jury on Friday found Klages guilty of lying to police when she denied that two teen athletes told her of sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar in 1997, nearly 20 years before he was charged.  She faces up to four years in prison. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

Feb. 14, 2020 6:39 PM EST

A former Michigan State University gymnastics coach was convicted Friday on charges that she lied to police when she denied that two teen athletes told her of sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar in 1997. It's the latest fallout from the scandal that has rocked the school. Kathie Klages, 65, was found...

Minnesota Wild fire Bruce Boudreau, who becomes the eighth NHL head coach to lose his job this season

Feb. 14, 2020 11:52 AM EST
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Wild fire Bruce Boudreau, who becomes the eighth NHL head coach to lose his job this season.
FILE - In this June 14, 2013, file photo, UCLA coach John Savage eyes the ball during NCAA college baseball practice at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. A new rule intended to help speed up the game also could thwart attempts to steal signs in college baseball. The NCAA will allow a pitcher to wear a wristband with a signal card when the season opens Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, allowing him and the catcher to look into the dugout to get pitch calls and eliminating the need for the catcher to relay the call with hand signs. (AP Photo/Eric Francis, File)

New college baseball wristband rule may thwart sign stealing

Feb. 14, 2020 11:12 AM EST

A new rule intended to help speed up the game also could thwart attempts to steal signs in college baseball. The NCAA will allow a pitcher to wear a wristband with a signal card when the season opens Friday, allowing him and the catcher to look into the dugout to get pitch calls and eliminating the need for the...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Colorado head coach Mel Tucker looks on before the start of their NCAA college football game against Utah, in Salt Lake City. A person familiar with the decision says Colorado coach Mel Tucker has agreed to lead Michigan State's football program. The person spoke Wednesday morning, Feb. 12, 2020, to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the hiring had not been announced. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Colorado AD wants next head coach to share his commitment

Feb. 13, 2020 3:42 PM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — After Mel Tucker's midnight blindside, Colorado athletic director Rick George says the Buffaloes' next head football coach has to share his passion for the university and the state. Someone who isn't going to look recruits, parents, players and administrators in the eye and say he's...

Mel Tucker, Michigan State's new football coach, speaks duirng a news conference Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Michigan State rallies to hire Tucker away from Colorado

Feb. 12, 2020 8:29 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mel Tucker recalled making $400 a month when he began his career as a graduate assistant at Michigan State, sleeping under his desk hoping to be noticed when coach Nick Saban walked in or out of the building. Two-plus decades later, Tucker is back to lead the Spartans and he...

McVay mum on reasons for Rams' defensive coordinator change

Feb. 12, 2020 6:02 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Sean McVay still isn't saying why he fired defensive coordinator Wade Phillips after their third straight winning season with the Los Angeles Rams. McVay introduced new defensive coordinator Brandon Staley at the Rams' training complex Wednesday, nearly a month after Staley was...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. looks on from the dugout during the fifth inning of A baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in San Diego. Tatis Jr. has become one of major league baseball's most exciting young players, showing an instinct and aggressiveness that make it hard to believe he's only 20. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez, File)

Tingler: Padres star Tatis Jr. to remain at shortstop

Feb. 12, 2020 5:35 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. will continue to make his diving, spinning moves at shortstop rather than in center field, rookie San Diego Padres manager Jayce Tingler said Wednesday. Tingler said he has no plans to give the Padres’ most dynamic player even a few spring training reps in...