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ESPN anchor Bob Ley retires after 40 years with network

Jun. 26, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

Bob Ley, a fixture at ESPN since the network's launch 40 years ago, has decided to step away. The 64-year-old Ley announced his retirement on Wednesday. He said during a phone interview that he made the decision late last month and started calling close friends and colleagues on Tuesday with the news. Ley had...

UConn rejoins Big East for hoops, other sports; not football

Jun. 26, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn is heading back to the Big East. The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees on Wednesday accepted an invitation to move its basketball and most other athletic teams from the American Athletic Conference. University President Susan Herbst signed a contract with the Big East...

AEG Facilities to manage Las Vegas Stadium opening in 2020

Jun. 26, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A division of live-entertainment company AEG says it will manage a 65,000-seat Las Vegas Stadium being built for the NFL's relocated Raiders and UNLV football. In a statement Tuesday, AEG Facilities and the Oakland Raiders say the company will handle pre-opening functions, hiring and staff...

Hoping for clarity, NCAA adjusts transfer waiver guidelines

Jun. 26, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

Following fresh concerns about the handling of athletes switching schools, the NCAA approved several adjustments Wednesday to the guidelines used to determine when waivers can be granted to transfers seeking immediate eligibility to play. The adjustments approved by the Division I council will require schools...

AP Top 25 Podcast: UConn back to Big East; Why, what's next?

Jun. 26, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

UConn is leaving the American Athletic Conference and rejoining the Big East, hoping to revive its basketball and keep its football team from sinking further into hopelessness. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , Neill Ostrout, longtime University of Connecticut beat writer from the Journal...

Services Saturday for former WVU RB Kerry Marbury

Jun. 26, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Services are scheduled for this weekend for former West Virginia running back Kerry Marbury. Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home in Fairmont says Marbury died Sunday at his home. He was 67. No cause of death was given. The funeral home says services are set for 1 p.m. Saturday at the...

Some criminal charges dropped against ex-CFL running back

Jun. 26, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma prosecutors have dismissed felony charges against a former Canadian Football League player after a key witness failed to appear for a preliminary hearing. The Oklahoman reports prosecutors dismissed the case Tuesday against 27-year-old Roy Finch, who was charged in January...

Judge tosses ex-Minnesota players' suit against university

Jun. 25, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by nine former University of Minnesota football players who claimed their rights were violated after a woman alleged she was the victim of a gang rape in 2016. The Star Tribune reports that U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank found no merit to...

UConn football heads toward independence; 11 enough for AAC

Jun. 25, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — UConn football is on the road to independence and the American Athletic Conference is not feeling any pressure to replace the Huskies when they leave for the Big East. The University of Connecticut is set to announce later this week that it will be leaving the AAC and rejoining the Big...

Ex-NFL player, girlfriend indicted in Vegas child death case

Jun. 25, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former pro football player and his girlfriend have been indicted on murder and 20 felony child abuse charges in the death of the woman's 5-year-old daughter, court officials said Tuesday. Former NFL and Canadian Football League running back Cierre Marcelle Wood, 28, and Amy Taylor, 26,...