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Former Temple baseball coach Wilson dies at 92; 1,034 wins

Jul. 26, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James “Skip” Wilson, who led Temple baseball to a pair of College World Series appearances and 1,034 wins in 46 seasons as the program’s head coach, has died. He was 92. Temple said Wilson’s daughter told the school he died Tuesday from complications...

Gov seeks to salvage aluminum mill deal promised to Kentucky

Jul. 21, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear made a pitch Thursday to a steel company that took over plans to build an aluminum plant once promised to Kentucky, hoping to salvage a deal struck by his predecessor. Beshear said his economic development team has reached out to Steel...

Kiffin describes opening query about Saban as 'pretty usual'

Jul. 18, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin provided a strong hint he and other SEC coaches who were former assistants on Alabama coach Nick Saban’s staff, including Georgia coach Kirby Smart, may grow tired of questions about their former boss. Kiffin smirked when his first...

Notre Dame hires VCU's Shawn Stiffler as new baseball coach

Jul. 12, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame has hired VCU's Shawn Stiffler to replace head baseball coach Link Jarrett, who left for Florida State after leading the Irish to the College World Series. Stiffler, whose hiring was announced Tuesday, led the Rams to three Atlantic 10...

Twins cope with midseason move, pitching coach going to LSU

Jun. 27, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Wes Johnson knows the timing isn't ideal for the Minnesota Twins. It's not easy for him, either, or without some personal pain. Johnson is leaving the Twins to return to his college coaching roots, taking over LSU's program. He said the decision took an emotional...

Ole Miss championship validates Elko's decision to return

Jun. 27, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tim Elko's presence as a leader has loomed so large over the Mississippi baseball program that coach Mike Bianco has suggested, maybe only half-jokingly, that a statue should be built of him. Elko had his own idea for a statue after the Rebels swept Oklahoma in...

Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson to exit for same job at LSU

Jun. 26, 2022 23:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson has informed the club he will leave his job this week, reportedly for the same role at LSU. Johnson traveled with the team on Sunday night to Cleveland, where he will stay on for the five-game series that's scheduled...

Mississippi wins first CWS title by sweeping Oklahoma

Jun. 26, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The last team to get into the NCAA baseball tournament was the last team standing. Mississippi scored twice on wild pitches in a three-run eighth inning and the Rebels won their first national baseball title, sweeping Oklahoma in the College World Series finals...

Mississippi wins first College World Series title, beating Oklahoma 4-2 to sweep best-of-three championship series

Jun. 26, 2022 18:02 PM EDT
OMAHA. Neb. (AP) — Mississippi wins first College World Series title, beating Oklahoma 4-2 to sweep best-of-three championship series.

Pitching, power lift Ole Miss over OU in CWS finals opener

Jun. 25, 2022 23:47 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jack Dougherty knew for 24 hours he would get the ball for Mississippi in Game 1 of the College World Series finals Saturday night, and he didn't want to jinx himself. “I tried not to think about it too much,” he said. “I wanted to go out there and be...