College sports

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, Nebraska coach Scott Frost speaks during an NCAA college football news conference in Lincoln, Neb. Frost came out of his first spring practice at Nebraska with this observation about the 4-8 team he's taking over: There'll be no quick fix. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
April 24, 2018 - 4:20 pm
Reality hit Scott Frost upon his return to Nebraska as head coach. The Cornhuskers, physically, looked every bit like the 4-8 team it was in 2017. His conclusion after his first spring: "We're taking the first baby steps here, and nothing that we're doing right now is where I want it to be and...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2010, file photo, basketballs are seen before Northern Iowa's NCAA college basketball practice, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. College basketball spent an entire season operating amid a federal corruption investigation that magnified long-simmering problems within the sport, from unethical agent conduct to concerns over the "one-and-done" model. Now it’s time to hear new ideas on how to fix them. On Wednesday morning, April 25, 2018, the commission headed by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will present its proposed reforms to university presidents of the NCAA Board of Governors and the Division I Board of Directors at the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. And that starts what could be a complicated process in getting changes adopted and implemented in time for next season. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
April 24, 2018 - 2:29 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — College basketball is getting ready to hear new ideas on how to fix corruption in the sport. A commission led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will present recommendations Wednesday to key NCAA leaders. That will start what could be a complicated process of...
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In this April 18, 2018, photo, Albany lacrosse coach Scott Marr talks to reporters in Albany, N.Y. Albany has led the nation in scoring four of the past five years and this year achieved a program first — the top ranking in the nation. (AP Photo/Jonn Kekis, File)
April 24, 2018 - 1:05 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Albany attackman Tehoka Nanticoke bulls his way in front of the Syracuse goal , pushes free of the swarming Orange defense and scores. The rout is on. The lacrosse season opener couldn't have unfolded better for the Great Danes, who stunned the Orange 15-3 in February behind...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2017, file photo, fans cheer after Texas A&M's Myles Garrett was selected with the number one overall pick by the Cleveland Browns during the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, in Philadelphia. Cleveland’s recent success in hosting major events has the Browns hopeful they will be awarded an upcoming NFL draft. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 24, 2018 - 1:00 pm
NBA great Ray Allen tells the "AP Sports Weekly" podcast that the players who step up to take the big shots in the playoffs do so because they refuse to be overwhelmed by the moment. Allen propelled Miami to an NBA title in 2013 with a 3-pointer in Game 6 of the Finals against San Antonio that is...
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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Chris Stratton throws to the Washington Nationals during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, April 23, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 24, 2018 - 2:04 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mac Williamson remade his swing during the offseason to become a more consistent power hitter. He added a leg kick, lowered his hands, found better balance all in an effort to keep the bat in the zone longer and give himself more room for error. Whatever he did, it's working...
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April 24, 2018 - 12:58 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Michigan State University, already reeling from the scandal involving a gymnastics doctor who molested young athletes, has maintained ties to a prominent volleyball coach for decades after he was publicly accused in 1995 of sexually abusing and raping six underage girls he trained in...
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April 23, 2018 - 4:15 pm
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Dick Vitale's voice cracked as he discussed his self-described obsession with raising money for pediatric cancer research. "It's the best thing I've ever done in my life," the longtime college basketball television analyst said. "I'm in 13 Hall of Fames, and none that compares...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2017, file photo, Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick tackles Colorado State wide receiver Michael Gallup during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Fitzpatrick is a possible first round pick in the NFL Draft. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
April 23, 2018 - 3:23 pm
Four quarterbacks are certain to go in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night, all of them early. Five might be off the board midway through the top 32 picks. And, who knows given the desperation pro teams are displaying about finding that franchise QB, we could see six of them go on...
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April 21, 2018 - 7:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA did not fly up and down the Drake Stadium field like a flock of Ducks on Saturday. The Bruins showed little of the high-adrenaline fury expected from a Chip Kelly-coached team in the first spring showcase of his tenure in Westwood. That's all coming in the fall, to be sure...
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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija smiles after Los Angeles Angels' Justin Upton flied out with the bases loaded to end the fifth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, April 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
April 21, 2018 - 2:12 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jeff Samardzija had just loaded the bases with two outs in the fifth inning of his season debut when San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy went out to the mound, mainly to give his big righty a rest. "He wasn't going anywhere, trust me," Bochy said after the Giants used...
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