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Love lifts Wright St. past Youngstown St. 79-72

Jan. 18, 2020 9:54 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Loudon Love scored 21 points and had nine rebounds, two blocks and a steal and Wright State beat Youngstown State 79-72 on Saturday night for its sixth straight home victory. Bill Wampler scored 16 points, Cole Gentry had 11 and Tanner Holden grabbed 13 rebounds for the Raiders (17-4,...

Auburn center Austin Wiley (50) guards Florida forward Omar Payne (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)

Payne's career game helps Florida beat No. 4 Auburn 69-47

Jan. 18, 2020 5:04 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Omar Payne was an afterthought in Florida's highly touted recruiting class, which featured high school All-Americans Scottie Lewis and Tre Mann. No one expected Payne to start, let along star, in any games this season. So his performance against Auburn was a bigger shock than the...

Arkansas guard Jimmy Whitt Jr. (33) brings the ball upcourt in front of Indiana forward Justin Smith (3) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Jimmy Whitt Jr. flourishing in second stint at Arkansas

Jan. 17, 2020 2:49 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Annelle Whitt only had her son's best interest at heart when she looked new Arkansas basketball coach Eric Musselman squarely in the eyes and issued a simple ultimatum. “She told me this better work out or she's coming to get me,” Musselman said, somewhat joking....

FILE— In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora talks about the dismissal of president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, during a news conference before the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees in Boston. Cora was fired by the Red Sox on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, a day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred implicated him in the sport's sign-stealing scandal. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

To stop sign stealing, MLB could fight tech with more tech

Jan. 15, 2020 9:53 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — If Major League Baseball really wants to stop its teams from electronically stealing signs, it might consider fighting technology with more technology. In a sport that's increasingly driven by analytics and advancements, the majority of signs between players and coaches are still transmitted...

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick speaks to the media following an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

A look back at other infamous cheating scandals in sports

Jan. 13, 2020 8:48 PM EST

The fallout from baseball's latest sign-stealing scandal is beginning to take shape. Houston manager AJ Hinch is out of a job, and so is general manager Jeff Luhnow. The question is what will happen with the Boston Red Sox, who are also under investigation for sign stealing. Before they were fired Monday, Hinch...

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, left, jokes with LSU head coach Ed Orgeron and Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley, right, as they pose with the College Football Championship trophy during a news conference ahead for the College Football playoffs Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. Ryan Day of Ohio State was unable to attend. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Analysis: Expansion could help balance college football

Jan. 13, 2020 3:55 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — College football has never had real parity. The playoff format was created to give more teams a chance to win the national title, but in reality it has highlighted how few programs can even dream of doing so. Playoff expansion is regularly brought up as a way to level the playing field....

Vols violations include player promoting replica jersey sale

Jan. 13, 2020 2:35 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has self-reported an NCAA violation that involved a football player advertising the sale of a replica version of his jersey on Facebook. The incident was among seven Level III and Level IV violations that Tennessee reported over the last six months. The reports were...

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron, left, and Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney shake hands after a news conference for the NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in New Orleans. Clemson is scheduled to play LSU on Monday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip).

Dabo Dynasty: Clemson can join elite company with win vs LSU

Jan. 12, 2020 2:42 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has this drill down. The Sunday before the College Football Playoff championship game a news conference is held with the head coaches. They compliment each other's team and talk about focus and preparation. After, they shake hands and pose for photographs with...

Villanova's Collin Gillespie, right, tries to dribble past Georgetown's Jahvon Blair during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Bey scores 33, leads No. 16 Villanova past Georgetown 80-66

Jan. 11, 2020 3:45 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Saddiq Bey was needed to score more to keep Villanova in the hunt to win as tough a Big East conference as it's been in years. Bey gave the Wildcats and coach Jay Wright a glimpse of just how effective he can be from long range. Bey hit eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 33...

Pittsburgh head coach Jeff Capel yells to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wake Forest, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Pitt signs basketball coach Jeff Capel to 2-year extension

Jan. 8, 2020 11:42 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh basketball coach Jeff Capel has agreed to a two-year contract extension that would keep him with the Panthers through the 2026-27 season. The deal, announced Wednesday, gives Capel more time to continue the rebuilding project he took on when Pitt hired him in April 2018. Capel...