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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley speaks with his team before the first half of the Peach Bowl NCAA semifinal college football playoff game against LSU, in Atlanta. Riley already has coached Heisman Trophy winners Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray along with Heisman runner-up Jalen Hurts. Now, he is hoping to build a new tradition at Oklahoma - pulling top quarterbacks to Oklahoma from the high school ranks. Caleb Williams, the No. 1 quarterback in the 247Sports Class of 2021 and ESPN’s No. 1 dual-threat quarterback for that class, has committed to OKlahoma.(AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Oklahoma coach Riley now pulling top QBs from prep ranks

Jul. 10, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — On his official visit, Caleb Williams was scheduled to chat with Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley for 20 minutes. The conversation lasted two hours. “I was very comfortable, very peaceful,” Williams said. “I guess you could say, like, chill.” Williams has...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault, right, gestures against the Las Vegas Aces during the second half of Game 1 of a WNBA playoff basketball series in Washington. Thibault knows that he could be at higher risk for severe illness if he gets the coronavirus because of his age. The 69-year-old coach didn't hesitate about going down to Florida with his team Monday, July 6, 2020, to prepare for the upcoming WNBA season. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Most of WNBA's older coaches OK with Florida virus risk

Jul. 6, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Thibault knows he could be at higher risk for severe illness if he gets the coronavirus because of his age. The 69-year-old Washington Mystics coach didn't hesitate about going down to Florida with his team Monday to prepare for the virus-delayed WNBA season. “There’s no...

In this June 3, 2020, photo provided by Idaho State Athletics, people walk during a unity march, in Pocatello, Idaho. A strong connection between law enforcement and Idaho State student-athletes set the stage for the peaceful unity march. (Jarius Fields/Idaho State Athletics via AP)

Idaho march brings college athletes, officers together

Jul. 2, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

Tommy Togiai could hear the emotion in his teammates' voices, see it in their eyes, even on a computer screen. The Ohio State defensive tackle felt it, too, in the days after George Floyd's death while in the custody of Minneapolis police. The Buckeyes were planning a protest march. At home in Pocatello, Idaho,...

Prep hoops star Emoni Bates commits to play for Michigan St

Jun. 29, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan high school basketball standout Emoni Bates has committed to play at Michigan State for the class of 2022. Bates announced his decision Monday on ESPN to play for the Spartans and coach Tom Izzo. In April, the 6-foot-9 guard was named Gatorade’s national player of...

FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo, then-East Tennessee State head coach Steve Forbes applauds his team during an NCAA men's college basketball championship game against Wofford in the Southern Conference tournament, in Asheville, N.C. Forbes is now the head coach at Wake Forest. Forbes has five Division I transfers joining the program, with three added since he took over in April. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File)

Some new college hoop coaches turn to experienced transfers

Jun. 29, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

Mark Byington has spent more than three months as the men’s basketball coach at James Madison without being able to take a recruiting trip or meet personally with the eight players joining his program during the coronavirus pandemic. But he takes some comfort in that five of the newcomers have Division I...

In this 1984 photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Hugh Culverhouse, left, and general manager Phil Krueger laugh during NFL football practice in Tampa. Fla. Krueger, who helped build a dominant defense as an assistant for 1967 national champion Southern California and later became part of the first coaching staff in Buccaneers' history, died Monday, June 22, 2020, at his home in Pembroke Pines, Fla. He was 90. Krueger coached offense, defense and special teams during more than three decades in the NFL and college. (Fraser Hale/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Former NFL, college coach Krueger dies at 90; Bucs' 1st GM

Jun. 28, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Phil Krueger, who helped build a dominant defense as an assistant for 1967 national champion Southern California and later became part of the first coaching staff in Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ history, has died. He was 90. Krueger died Monday at his home, his family said....

In this June 6, 2019, file photo, Harvard-Westlake's Pete Crow-Armstrong poses for a photo, location not known. Crow-Armstrong and the New York Mets agreed Thursday, June 25, 2020, to a minor league contract with a $3,359,000 signing bonus, the slot value for the 19th overall pick in the amateur draft. (Hans Gutknecht/The Orange County Register via AP, File)

True Hollywood story for Mets' top draft pick, son of actors

Jun. 26, 2020 3:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Call it a true Hollywood story for first-round pick Pete Crow-Armstrong. And no act at all, in fact. The son of two thespians is way beyond a little big league now. Crow-Armstrong and the New York Mets agreed Thursday to a minor league contract with a $3,359,000 signing bonus, the slot...

Cardinals sign 1st round pick 3B Jordan Walker for $2.9M

Jun. 23, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals signed first-round pick Jordan Walker for $2.9 million, which comes just under the slot value for the 21st overall pick, as they continued Tuesday to bring their draft selections under contract. Walker is a power-hitting high school third baseman who was committed...

In this 2019 photo provided by XTECH, XTECH co-founders Teddy Monica, left, and and Bob Broderick pose in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Broderick and Monica have found ways to get shoulder pads out to NFL, college and high school players in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. (Evan Pinkus/XTECH via AP)

Equipping teams during a pandemic a unique challenge

Jun. 23, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

As football teams from the NFL to the high school level prepare — and hope — for a 2020 season, one of the unrecognized concerns by outsiders could be getting those squads fully equipped. Just like those teams, XTECH, which makes custom shoulder pads out of its New Jersey factory, has had to...

Akashi Commercial High School baseball players collect dirt of the grounds after being defeated by Riseisha High School during a semifinal game at the National High School Baseball Championship at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, western Japan, on Aug. 20, 2019. Every year, after a team loses, the players, many weeping uncontrollably, scrape the dirt from foul territory near the dugout to take home as a memento. Japanese high school baseball players who had their heart set on going to the annual tournament won’t be able to go, with the 2020 event canceled over the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo News via AP)

Young baseball players get memento filled with stadium dirt

Jun. 22, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese high school baseball players, heartbroken because their annual tournament was canceled due to the pandemic, are getting a consolation prize: a spoonful of dirt. It’s not just any soil -- it’s from Koshien Stadium. Which means it holds special meaning to all who love the...