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Big 12 picks Roc Nation's Brett Yormark as next commissioner

Jun. 29, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Brett Yormark, an executive with Jay-Z's Roc Nation and former CEO of the Brooklyn Nets, was named Big 12 commissioner Wednesday, another unconventional hire by a major conference amid the rapidly changing landscape of college athletics. Yormark is taking over for Bob...

Ex-USC coach, couple avoid prison time in college scandal

Jun. 28, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former assistant soccer coach at the University of Southern California who created fake athletic profiles for the children of wealthy parents in the sprawling college admissions bribery scheme avoided prison time Tuesday after helping convict others in the case. ...

Rutgers hires Nikki McCray-Penson as assistant hoops coach

Jun. 28, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers has hired former Tennessee star Nikki McCray-Penson as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team. Scarlet Knights coach Coquese Washington announced the hiring Tuesday, a day after adding former Rutgers star Tasha Pointer as an assistant...

Supreme Court backs coach in praying on field after games

Jun. 27, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that a high school football coach who knelt and prayed on the field after games was protected by the Constitution, a decision that opponents said would open the door to “much more coercive prayer" in public schools. The court ruled...

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...

O'Toole wins Athletes Unlimited AUX Softball competition

Jun. 27, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

Pitcher Danielle O’Toole won the inaugural Athletes Unlimited AUX Softball competition, capping a comeback in which she went from nearly worst to first. O’Toole finished with 1,436 points in the two-week, 42-player competition that ended Sunday morning, ending up with a 1.69...

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...

Column: The bar where women's sports come to play

Jun. 24, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

Jenny Nguyen and about a dozen of her friends wanted to watch the NCAA women’s basketball championship game, which didn’t seem too much to ask at a sports bar with 32 televisions. “None of them had that game on,” Nguyen recalled, “which is shocking to me.” ...

Seminoles hire away Link Jarrett after Notre Dame's CWS run

Jun. 24, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Link Jarrett, who led Notre Dame to the College World Series for the first time in 20 years, is Florida State's new coach. Florida State announced the hiring Friday, three days after the Irish's season ended in the CWS. Jarrett, voted national coach of the...

LGBTQ students would get new protections under Biden plan

Jun. 23, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

The rights of LGBTQ students would become enshrined in federal law and victims of campus sexual assault would gain new protections under rules proposed by the Biden administration on Thursday. The proposal, announced on the 50th anniversary of the Title IX women's rights law, is...