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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...

CORRECTS SPELLING OF FIRST NAME TO KINOHI INSTEAD OF KANOHI - This 2017 photo provided by Ke'ala Aki shows Willie Talamoa, rear center with shaved head, next to Kinohi Aki, rear left, as they pray with players from their 15-and-under flag football team in Honolulu. A Honolulu community is mourning the loss of Talamoa, a mentor, football coach and father figure who died after contracting COVID-19. (Ke'ala Aki via AP)

Lives Lost: Hawaii football coach who prepped kids for life

Oct. 21, 2020 2:37 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu football coach Willie Talamoa bought his players cleats, drove them to practice and often stayed late to talk with those having trouble in school. For Talamoa, his actions weren’t just about football. They were about helping the young people in the hardscrabble neighborhood...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 file photo, Michigan State quarterback Rocky Lombardi (12) throws a pass in front of Nebraska linebacker Dedrick Young II (5) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb. Mel Tucker's success in his first season as Michigan State's coach may be determined in large part by who is playing quarterback. Lombardi made three starts at quarterback in 2018 as a redshirt freshman, and he threw for 173 yards and a touchdown in a win over Rutgers that year. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Tucker still mum on QB as Michigan State opener approaches

Oct. 20, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

Mel Tucker's success in his first season as Michigan State's coach may be determined in large part by who is playing quarterback. Right now, there's no indication of who that's going to be. “We won't be announcing a quarterback today," Tucker said Tuesday, four days before the Spartans open the season...

Photographer suing over Texas mascot's pre-Sugar Bowl charge

Oct. 20, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A photographer is suing the owners and handlers of the Texas football program’s mascot for "permanent” neck and back injuries he allegedly sustained at the 2019 Sugar Bowl when the longhorn steer knocked down its barricade and briefly charged in the direction of...

Gasparilla Bowl college football game gets new title sponsor

Oct. 20, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Gasparilla Bowl has a new title sponsor. The annual college football game scheduled to be played this season in Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will be sponsored by Union Home Mortgage. A date has not been announced. The game, once known as the...

Former Texas Tech women's coach disputes firing in lawsuit

Oct. 20, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

Former Texas Tech women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings, who was fired after USA Today published a report detailing players' claims of physical and emotional abuse, filed a lawsuit against the school and athletic director Kirby Hocutt on Tuesday. The lawsuit claims breach of contract, fraud,...

A fan wearing face mask to protect against coronavirus waits for the start of the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Portugal and Sweden at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

The Latest: UEFA cancels men's soccer under-19 Euros

Oct. 20, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ UEFA has called off the under-19 European Championship in men’s soccer that was twice postponed and pushed into 2021. Europe's governing soccer body says the cancellation in Northern Ireland is “due to the current...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson is tackled by the Clemson defense during the first half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. The crunching hits, game-changing interceptions and dominating defense is the same for No. 1 Clemson. It's just the names that change from year to year. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

No. 1 Clemson has new faces on defense and still dominating

Oct. 20, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

Clemson once again has a dominating defense that delivers crunching hits and game-changing interceptions that has helped the Tigers ascend to the top of college football. That seems to be an annual summary of Clemson, it's just the names that change from year to year. Despite losing six starters on defense from...

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn walks the sideline during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against Arkansas on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Auburn trying to reverse tumble from top 10 to unranked

Oct. 20, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

Once a top 10 team, the Auburn Tigers are fortunate to even be at .500 four games into the season. From quarterback Bo Nix to both lines of scrimmage and even the normally reliable defense, the injury-plagued Tigers (2-2) have had issues pretty much across the board. Some of those deficiencies were on display in...

Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) is hit by Tennessee linebacker Morven Joseph (19) as he releases a pass in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Smart stands by Dogs' Bennett after 3 interceptions in loss

Oct. 20, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

An unexpected open week would be the perfect opportunity to consider changes following No. 4 Georgia's ugly loss to Alabama. There was no indication from coach Kirby Smart on Tuesday that a change is coming at quarterback. Asked if Stetson Bennett is still Georgia's starter, Smart said “Like I have talked...