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FILE - In this May 26, 2013, file photo, North Carolina head coach Mike Fox takes the field to accept the championship trophy following UNC's 4-1 win over Virginia Tech in an Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college baseball game in Durham, N.C. UNC announced Friday, Aug. 7 2020, that Fox would retire after 22 seasons at his alma mater that included seven trips to the College World Series. Longtime assistant Scott Forbes is taking over the program. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)

Fox retires as Tar Heels baseball coach; Forbes takes over

Aug. 7, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Mike Fox has retired as North Carolina’s baseball coach after seven trips to the College World Series, with the school promoting longtime assistant Scott Forbes to take over the program. The school announced Fox’s decision Friday after 22 seasons at his alma mater. He...

FILE - In this May 29, 2008, file photo, UC Irvine coach Mike Gillespie answer questions during a news conference in Lincoln, Neb. Gillespie, who played on and coached College World Series title teams with Southern California, died Wednesday July, 29, 2020. He was 80. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Mike Gillespie, coach of College World Series teams, dies

Jul. 29, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Gillespie, who played on and coached College World Series title teams with Southern California, died Wednesday. He was 80. He died in Irvine following complications from recent lung issues and a stroke, according to USC, which spoke to his son Mitch. Gillespie was an...

A workout area sits idle in the concourse under the first base stands at Fenway Park, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Boston. The Boston Red Sox are scheduled resume training camp Friday at Fenway. (AP Photo/Jimmy Golen)

The Latest: USL's Indy Eleven to return with limited fans

Jul. 2, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The United Soccer League’s Indy Eleven will return to action next Saturday with limited fans at Lucas Oil Stadium. League officials announced a 263-game schedule that will be played over a 13-week span, leading to a...

Boise State cutting baseball, women's swimming and diving

Jul. 2, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise State is discontinuing its baseball program just months after the school was forced to cut short its first season in 40 years with only a handful of games played. The school has also cut women's swimming and diving because of budget issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. On a...

In this Feb. 18, 2020 photo Arizona State infielder Spencer Torkelson makes a play during an NCAA college baseball game in Phoenix, Ariz. The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms Tuesday, June 30, 2020 with No. 1 overall draft pick Spencer Torkelson, and the team said he's joining the player pool for this abbreviated season. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Tigers give $8.4M deal to Torkelson, who joins player pool

Jun. 30, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — No. 1 overall draft pick Spencer Torkelson and the Detroit Tigers agreed to a minor league contract on Tuesday, and the team said the infielder will join its player pool for this abbreviated season. Torkelson's deal includes an $8,416,300 is a signing bonus, which is $1,000 above slot value,...

FILE - In this June 16, 2019, file photo, Gary Woodland poses with the trophy after winning the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif. The U.S. Open is returning to NBC starting this year at Winged Foot after Fox Sports has asked to end its 12-year contract with the USGA, multiple people told The Associated Press on Sunday night, June 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

USGA transfers US media rights from Fox back to NBCUniversal

Jun. 29, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

The USGA is transferring its U.S. media rights from Fox Sports to NBC, which returns the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open to NBC this year and for the final seven years of the Fox contract. The transfer is largely attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down golf for three months and let to a...

Catcher Austin Wells agrees to $2.5M bonus with Yankees

Jun. 26, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Catcher Austin Wells has agreed to a minor league contract that includes a $2.5 million signing bonus after the New York Yankees selected him 28th overall in the amateur draft. The Yankees also announced Friday they had released Chad Bettis from his minor league deal after the veteran...

Florida State NCAA college baseball outfielder Elijah Cabell (19) bats against the Univ. of Cincinnati, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Tallahassee, Fla. If all had gone as he hoped, Cabell and his Florida State teammates would be playing for the College World Series championship this week. Instead, Cabell treks to a ball field in his neighborhood in Winter Park, Florida, most days to work on his game in solitude.  (Alicia Devine/Tallahassee Democrat via AP)

Short season, no summer ball make staying sharp a challenge

Jun. 23, 2020 2:26 AM EDT

If all had gone as he hoped, Elijah Cabell and his Florida State teammates would have been playing for the College World Series championship this week. Instead, Cabell treks to a ballfield in his neighborhood in Winter Park, Florida, most days to work on his game in solitude. He hits baseballs off a tee into a...

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2017, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter, right, tries unsuccessfully to avoid a tag by Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez during the second inning of a baseball game in Boston. The Cardinals and the Red Sox would have had one of their rare regular-season series this week. They have met in four different World Series. They would have played a three-game series at Fenway Park this week if not for the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

What Would Have Been: Red Sox-Cards and a CWS title

Jun. 22, 2020 2:15 AM EDT

Most of the games played between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals have been in the World Series. If not for the coronavirus pandemic, they would have been playing a regular-season series next weekend at Fenway Park. There also would have been a College World Series title won in Omaha, Nebraska. The...

In this April 25, 2020 photograph, a small Mississippi state flag is held by a participant during a drive-by

Following athletes, NCAA takes aim at Confederate flag

Jun. 19, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

Emboldened by the athletes it serves, the NCAA is taking another stand on a social issue. The NCAA on Friday expanded its policy banning states with prominent Confederate symbols from hosting its sponsored events, one day after the Southeastern Conference made a similar declaration aimed at the Mississippi state...