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Oklahoma man charged with murder in deaths of 3 in car crash

Jul. 14, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The man accused of drunkenly crashing into a suburban Oklahoma City high school cross-country team and killing three student athletes has been charged with second-degree murder, an upgrade from his initial manslaughter charge. Court records show that murder charges were filed Monday...

FILE - In this Friday, July 3, 2020, file photo, Chicago Cubs manager David Ross gestures during baseball practice at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Ross was already stepping into some big shoes when he agreed to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Cubs. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now Ross is a first-year skipper trying to guide his team through a brand new experience full of testing and protocols and an unforgiving 60-game season. How well he navigates the unprecedented situation is an important slice of the Cubs' hopes for returning to the playoffs. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)

The Latest: Irish rugby players taking pay cut

Jul. 13, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Rugby players in Ireland earning more than 25,000 euros ($28,000) a year have agreed to reduce their salary by 10% and defer 10% more until 2021. The Irish Rugby Football Union and Rugby Players Ireland agreed on the pay cut to...

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2014, file photo, Lafayette wide receiver Matt Mrazek, left, catches a touchdown pass as Lehigh cornerback Oliver Riguad defends during the second half of an NCAA college football Patriot League game at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Patriot League joined the Ivy League on Monday, July 13, 2020, punting on a fall football season because of the coronavirus pandemic while holding out hope that it could be made up in the second academic semester. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

Patriot League punts on fall football as SEC leaders meet

Jul. 13, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

The Patriot League joined the Ivy League on Monday, punting on football and other fall sports because of the coronavirus pandemic while holding out hope the games can be made up. The Patriot League said its 10 Division I schools will also not compete in men's and women’s soccer, women's volleyball and...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, Texas players sing

Texas keeps 'The Eyes of Texas' despite athlete demands

Jul. 13, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

The University of Texas announced a series of steps Monday intended to make itself more welcoming to its Black students but stopped short of shelving “The Eyes of Texas” song that a number of athletes have said needs to go because it has racist undertones. Jay Hartzell, the interim president of the...

Northwestern's Phillips to chair NCAA men's hoops committee

Jul. 13, 2020 11:59 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Northwestern vice president Jim Phillips was chosen Monday to chair the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee for the 2021-22 season, succeeding Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart. Phillips, who is in his fourth year on the committee, will spend the upcoming season as vice...

Montana prep football coach resigns after post on protesters

Jul. 10, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A high school football coach in Montana resigned after suggesting in a social media post that Black Lives Matter protesters in Salt Lake City should be hanged, the Darby School District announced Friday. School officials said football coach Jeff Snavely resigned 10 days after the...

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association halts fall play

Jul. 10, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, a conference comprised of historically black colleges, is suspending all fall sports out of concern over the COVID-19 pandemic. A statement from the conference said several of its schools are located in states experiencing dramatic...

University sheds civil rights opponent's name from building

Jul. 10, 2020 5:46 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, N.C. (AP) — A university in North Carolina has decided to rename its athletic facility because of the previous namesake's opposition to civil rights. The Helms Center at Chowan University in Murfreesboro was named after former North Carolina Sen. Jesse Helms, who fiercely opposed civil...

Syracuse University appoints diversity director for sports

Jul. 10, 2020 2:02 AM EDT

Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack has added a position to his department, bucking a trend toward athletic cuts during the coronavirus pandemic. Salatha T. Willis was named associate athletic director for diversity, culture and climate this week. He is charged with developing and implementing new ways to...

Ricardo Zapata, left, a photographer for the Los Angeles Angels, has his temperature taken by Sarah Morris before entering Angels Stadium for baseball practice on Monday, July 6, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. New protocols like temperature checks, social distancing, and limiting amount of people allowed in sports venues have been put in place due to the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

The Latest: California CCAA moving all sports to the spring

Jul. 9, 2020 11:31 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The California Community College Athletic Association is moving all sports, even football, to the spring. The decision announced Thursday was one of three potential scenarios approved by the CCCAA Board of Directors last month....