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Aliyah Boston wins Honda Cup as top female college athlete

Jun. 27, 2022 22:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — South Carolina basketball star Aliyah Boston was named the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year on Monday night. She received the Honda Cup in a ceremony at Galen Center on the University of Southern California campus. Boston’s coach, Dawn Staley, won the award...

Former Illinois star Dee Brown to coach at NAIA's Roosevelt

Jun. 27, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois star and NBA player Dee Brown is the new coach at Roosevelt University in Chicago, the NAIA school announced Monday. The 37-year-old was a McDonald's All-American and Illinois Mr. Basketball when he played for Proviso East near Chicago in Maywood. ...

Former Rutgers star Pointer returning as assistant coach

Jun. 27, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Former Rutgers basketball star Tasha Pointer is returning to the team as an assistant coach. Coach Coquese Washington announced the hiring of the Scarlet Knights' all-time assists leader on Monday. “Tasha is a Scarlet Knight legend and I am...

Column: The bar where women's sports come to play

Jun. 24, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

Jenny Nguyen and about a dozen of her friends wanted to watch the NCAA women’s basketball championship game, which didn’t seem too much to ask at a sports bar with 32 televisions. “None of them had that game on,” Nguyen recalled, “which is shocking to me.” ...

UNC-Indiana, Ohio State-Duke headline ACC/Big 10 Challenge

Jun. 24, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

National runner-up North Carolina, a strong contender for the No. 1 spot in the preseason polls with four starters returning, will play at Indiana in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 30. The two conferences announced Friday the 14 matchups for the 24th edition of the three-day...

College baseball intent on increasing Black players, coaches

Jun. 24, 2022 02:37 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Anthony Holman is the highest-ranking NCAA official at the College World Series and the man in charge of the Division I baseball championship. Holman is Black, and when he watches the games, he doesn't see many people who look like him on the field or in the...

Moving up: Grizzlies trade 2 1st-round picks to get LaRavia

Jun. 24, 2022 02:14 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jake LaRavia wasn’t just worth a first-round pick. The way the Memphis Grizzlies saw it, he was worth two of them. The Grizzlies moved the 22nd and 29th picks in Thursday’s NBA draft to Minnesota for the 19th pick — which became LaRavia, a 6-foot-8...

Pacers take Arizona's Mathurin at No. 6, Zags' Nembhard

Jun. 24, 2022 02:00 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Arizona sophomore Bennedict Mathurin figures he has a lot to bring to the Indiana Pacers. “I feel like I'm a winner," said Mathurin, who was taken No. 6 overall by the Pacers in the NBA draft Thursday night. “I'm a really competitive guy. Off the court, I...

Kings nab Iowa's versatile Keegan Murray with 4th pick

Jun. 24, 2022 01:42 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings selected Iowa forward Keegan Murray with the fourth overall pick in the NBA draft. A first-team All-American as a sophomore, Murray was the Big Ten’s leading scorer at 23.5 points a game and averaged 8.7 rebounds while playing...

Celtics look to future, draft Alabama's Davison at No. 53

Jun. 24, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics looked toward the future by selecting former Alabama guard JD Davison in the second round of the NBA draft on Thursday night. Davison was an SEC All-Freshman Team selection this past season for the Crimson Tide, averaging 8.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.3...