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NEW YORK (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert is glad the Big Ten has sparked a discussion about freshman ineligibility, even though it is an idea fraught with potential pitfalls. Emmert spoke at a meeting of Associated Press Sports Editors on Thursday. He said the NCAA helped Big...
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says Pete Rose will play some role during this summer's All-Star Game in Cincinnati. Speaking Thursday with the Associated Press Sports Editors, Manfred said he has not determined a timetable to decide on Rose's...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Phoenix Mercury standout player Brittney Griner and fiancee and fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct following a fight at their home in suburban Phoenix. The two 24-year-olds were booked into jail in...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Phoenix Mercury standout player Brittney Griner and fiancee and fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct following a fight at their home in a Phoenix suburb. The two 24-year-olds were booked into jail in...
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut is planning to spend $10 million to fix the roof and peeling ceiling of its 25-year-old Gampel Pavilion basketball arena. The project will be presented to the school's Board of Trustees on Wednesday for approval. According to...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has been named the NBA defensive player of the year. The league announced the award on Thursday. Injuries limited Leonard to just 64 games this season. But he still managed to make an enormous impact, especially on the...
DETROIT (AP) — Tigers closer Joe Nathan will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his pitching elbow. Nathan tore his ulnar collateral ligament on Wednesday while pitching on a minor-league rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Toledo. Hoping to show he was...
BRADFORD, England (AP) — High up in the corner of the stadium, draped over dozens of seats and hidden from the spring sunshine, a message on a giant England flag reads: "You'll Never Walk Alone. May 11th 1985. RIP." Tony Sykes, now 81 and a longtime fan of English soccer club...
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — After making quick work of the Winnipeg Jets, the Anaheim Ducks now get a chance to relax and regroup before the next round of the playoffs. Ryan Kesler scored twice in the third period and Anaheim beat Winnipeg 5-2 on Wednesday night to sweep their...