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Pujols hits 701st career home run, connects for Cardinals

Oct. 01, 2022 00:24 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hit his 701st home run, connecting Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pujols launched a slider from former teammate Johan Oviedo over the Big Mac Land sign in left field at Busch Stadium. The solo drive in the fourth inning...

College athletics sees surge in nonprofits paying players

Sep. 30, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

The new world of college athletes getting paid for endorsements has created a rapidly expanding pop-up industry: Brand new nonprofits that set up athletes to promote charities for a fee. The nonprofits are pitched as feel-good partnerships, but they also raise questions. Is their...

Air Force football sanctioned for recruiting violations

Sep. 29, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The Air Force football program received two years of probation from the NCAA and had its squad size reduced by 10 for four years as part of its sanctions for recruiting violations. The penalties were announced Thursday after Air Force and four...

NCAA puts Memphis on 3 years' probation, no tourney ban

Sep. 27, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The NCAA put Memphis on three years of probation with a public reprimand and a fine Tuesday, but declined to punish Tigers coach Penny Hardaway or hand down an NCAA Tournament ban. The NCAA had accused Memphis of four Level I and two Level II violations,...

NCAA gives LSU 1-year probation for ex-assistant's conduct

Sep. 22, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The NCAA placed LSU’s football program on one year of probation Thursday after determining that former offensive line coach James Cregg violated recruiting restrictions during the 2020 football season. The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions found...

SEC breakthrough: Programs need players, culture, patience

Sep. 21, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

If you want to break through at the top level of college football, it's essential to have skilled players, an established culture and time to get both. Still, year after year, fans, boosters and administrators expect their team to celebrate a title, no matter how young the program...

LIV Golf asking world ranking board for retroactive points

Sep. 20, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LIV Golf is turning up the heat on the Official World Golf Ranking, asking in a letter to Chairman Peter Dawson that its results be included retroactively in the world ranking. LIV Golf, which has 48-man fields that play 54 holes with a shotgun start each...

Kentucky's Tionna Herron recovering from open-heart surgery

Sep. 20, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach Kyra Elzy says freshman Tionna Herron is recovering from open-heart surgery to correct a structural abnormality. The 6-foot-4 post player learned of her condition after arriving at school in June and received other opinions before surgery was...

Minnesota WR Autman-Bell needs season-ending surgery on leg

Sep. 19, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota will enter Big Ten play without leading receiver Chris Autman-Bell, the sixth-year standout who has been scheduled for season-ending surgery on his right leg. The unbeaten Gophers are used to this type of setback. “It’s not if it’s...

Aces poised to capture multiple WNBA tiles with Wilson, Gray

Sep. 19, 2022 01:35 AM EDT

A’ja Wilson and the Las Vegas Aces look to be a safe bet to win a few more WNBA titles over the next several years, a realization that can't be ignored even though they haven't had very much time to celebrate their organization's first championship. “I think we found ourselves in...