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Pac-12 revenue drops $12 million, but school payouts rise

May. 20, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

Pac-12 revenue fell by $12 million in 2018 to $497 million because the conference could not make up for lost Rose Bowl revenue from when the game hosted a College Football Playoff semifinal after the 2017 season. Payouts to Pac-12 member schools rose 5% to $31.3 million each as conference distributions included...

Golden State's Iguodala out for Game 4 with left calf injury

May. 20, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Andre Iguodala will not play for the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night because of a sore left calf. Iguodala injured his calf during Game 3 on Saturday. The team said on Sunday that an MRI on the calf...

LSU lands coveted recruit Trendon Watford

May. 20, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Will Wade says highly rated power forward Trendon Watford has signed to play for the Tigers. The 6-foot-9, 230-pound Watford has been playing for Mountain Brook High School in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was part of three straight Class 7A state championships. During his...

First black official in Atlantic Coast Conference dies

May. 20, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

APEX, N.C. (AP) — Jim Burch was the first black man to officiate a basketball game in the Atlantic Coast Conference, but one of the men he taught to follow in his footsteps said Burch didn't make much out of the achievement. "Everybody else talked about that. He just shared his story and his journey," ACC...

Sister of ex-NBA player charged with threatening witness

May. 20, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The sister of former NBA player Sebastian Telfair was accused on Monday of threatening a woman who testified against him at his New York City gun-possession trial. Octavia Telfair was charged in federal court in Brooklyn with transmitting an interstate threat and released on $100,000 bail....

Leonard, Raptors hope to shake off fatigue for Game 4

May. 20, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — For Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors, Monday was all about rest and recovery. Coming off a season in which he sat out 22 regular-season games and never played on back-to-back nights as part of a plan to manage his workload, Leonard played a playoff career-high 52 minutes in Toronto's...

Vogel introduction caught up in ongoing Lakers drama

May. 20, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Frank Vogel's determination to build "organizational togetherness" within the Los Angeles Lakers met the reality of the team's current dysfunction Monday. Vogel's introduction as the Lakers' coach was almost overshadowed by comments made earlier by Magic Johnson. The former Lakers...

Timberwolves retain Ryan Saunders, 33, as head coach

May. 20, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have chosen Ryan Saunders as their full-fledged head coach — and the first millennial to hold the job in the NBA. The team announced Monday that the 33-year-old Saunders will stay in the post he held on an interim basis during the second half of this...

Michigan hires Wilson as women's basketball assistant

May. 20, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has hired Toyelle Wilson as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for its women's basketball team. The school announced the move Monday. Wilson spent the past six seasons as an assistant at Baylor and was the head coach at Prairie View A&M for three seasons....

U of Vermont prepares to start work on multi-purpose center

May. 20, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont is set to break ground on a new, $95 million multi-purpose center that will upgrade many of the school's athletic facilities, some of which are more than 50 years old. Officials held a ceremonial ground breaking ceremony on Saturday for the project that will...