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Sports pitch for level playing field in cricket-mad Pakistan

Feb. 06, 2023 01:17 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — On Islamabad’s outskirts, burly men bind together in a scrum on a rugby pitch that has seen better days. The sign bearing the club’s name is worn. The floodlights are too costly to use, given high electricity prices and the paltry $135 total that the club earns in membership...

California makes flag football a girls' high school sport

Feb. 03, 2023 16:37 PM EST

California approved a plan Friday to make flag football a girls’ high school sport amid soaring popularity of the game and a push to get more female athletes on the field. The move by the California Interscholastic Federation — the statewide body that governs high school...

Krzyzewskiville, rowdy Duke fans part of Coach K's legacy

Feb. 03, 2023 16:05 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Emma Smith never forgot the discomfort of camping out on Duke's campus during a rainstorm, her tent filling with water and mud. Didac Garcia-Grau's freshman year saw two tents lost to wind damage. And for JT Galla, there was nothing quite like seeing...

Duggan, Bagent among Senior Bowl QBs vying to improve stock

Feb. 03, 2023 12:17 PM EST

Quarterbacks Max Duggan and Tyson Bagent have turned the page on terrific seasons that ended badly with national championships in sight. TCU’s Duggan and Shepherd's Bagent are trying to improve their NFL draft stock in a weeklong audition ending in Saturday’s Senior Bowl in...

Ghana water polo grows as sport looks for more diversity

Feb. 03, 2023 11:57 AM EST

Back at the very beginning, right when the idea of water polo in Ghana started swimming into reality, Prince Asante got out a couple of balls and caps in front of a handful of curious kids. He decided to try a scrimmage, but he had no nets. So they put a soccer bench on each side of...

Cal fires swim coach McKeever over misconduct allegations

Jan. 31, 2023 22:46 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Longtime University of California women's swimming coach Teri McKeever was fired Tuesday following an investigation into alleged harassment, bullying and verbally abusive conduct, the school said in a statement. McKeever led the Golden Bears to four NCAA...

UNC hires former star player Matson as field hockey coach

Jan. 31, 2023 18:52 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has hired former star player Erin Matson — barely a month after she graduated — to take over its field hockey program after the retirement of 10-time NCAA champion Karen Shelton. The school announced the move Tuesday, roughly two months...

Ellis, Purdue hold off No. 2 Ohio State 73-65

Jan. 29, 2023 19:04 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With Ohio State making a run in the fourth quarter, Purdue buckled down defensively and knocked off the No.2 Buckeyes. Abbey Ellis made a season-high five 3 pointers and Purdue earned its first top-five road victory in program history, beating Ohio State 73-65...

Erik Stevenson's 31 leads West Virginia over No. 15 Auburn

Jan. 28, 2023 15:40 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Erik Stevenson kept putting pressure on himself to shoot better as West Virginia struggled against one ranked team after another. His time finally came Saturday. Stevenson scored a career-high 31 points and the Mountaineers withstood a late...

Texas women unranked but on a tear to top of Big 12

Jan. 26, 2023 13:35 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Longhorns' quick fall from preseason No. 3 all the way to unranked was one of the biggest disappearing acts of the women's college basketball season. They're still unranked, but it's easy to find them now. Just look at the top of the Big 12 standings....