LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Baseball fans in more than a half-dozen cities from Oregon to South Carolina crowded into minor league ballparks Monday to watch the solar eclipse at game-day viewing parties.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Strong is accustomed to high expectations.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The parents of true freshman running back J.K. Dobbins will get a call soon from an Ohio State coach to say their son will make his college football debut.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Conner overcame Hodgkin's lymphoma and a serious right knee injury to reach the NFL. He showed in his Pittsburgh Steelers debut Sunday that he plans to stick around for a while.
HOUSTON (AP) — Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass in his first game since winning the Super Bowl on the same field and the New England Patriots fell to the Houston Texans 27-23 in a preseason game on Saturday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and Dez Bryant offered a glimpse of how the Dallas Cowboys' offense could look without Ezekiel Elliott: the second-year star quarterback frequently finding his top receiver.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Henrik Stenson kept his cool when some birdie chances turned into pars. That patience paid off late in his round.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Frank Broyles was remembered as a championship coach, father, mentor, athletic director and guide for caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer's disease during a memorial celebration Saturday at Arkansas' Bud Walton Arena.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — They spend hours a day with the Nebraska football team. They're given free apparel and have access to tickets. They're on the sidelines for games.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State football coach James Franklin has signed a contract extension that guarantees him $34.7 million through 2022, putting him third in average annual compensation in the Big Ten.
As college football season approaches teams all over the country are choosing captains, those hard-working, high-character players who set an example for their teammates to follow through both actions and words.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Manti Te'o has been surrounded by friends while his New Orleans Saints held two joint practices this week with the Chargers, his team for the previous four seasons.
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A gun charge against NFL linebacker Khaseem Greene has been dropped because the man who said he gave him a weapon admitted he lied, the player's attorney said.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech star Dedrick Mills was kicked off the team Friday, having violated athletic department rules in what was essentially a third strike for the dynamic but troubled running back.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Vanderbilt University football player received the minimum sentence of 15 years in prison on Friday for the dorm room rape of an unconscious female student.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Can Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett become a better passer?
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio University will allow beer sales during football games starting this season.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox will ask the city to rename Yawkey Way, the street alongside Fenway Park, to change what owner John Henry called a haunting reminder of the ballclub's history of racial intolerance.
Preseason longshots the past two years have ended up winning the Heisman Trophy.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Yul Moldauer always believed the time would come when he would be part of the group at the forefront of the U.S. men's gymnastics program.
North Carolina has wrapped up a two-day hearing with an NCAA infractions committee panel that will decide whether the school faces penalties tied to its multi-year academic scandal.
Men's basketball teams from several U.S. universities, including Oregon State, Clemson and Arizona, were in Barcelona, Spain, when a van drove into pedestrians Thursday in a historic district popular with tourists but school officials said the players and staff were safe.
ESPN has announced a yearlong project on the history of college football, starting in January 2019, as part of the 150th anniversary of the sport.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Josh Gordon's return to the Browns from an NFL suspension remains uncertain.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The school that once produced Chris Canty and Thorpe Award winner Terence Newman has struggled to defend in recent years in the pass-happy Big 12.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The old guys club at Ohio State this year is exclusive.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tommy Hawkins, the first black basketball player to earn All-America honors at Notre Dame and who played for the Los Angeles Lakers during a 10-year NBA career, died Wednesday. He was 80.
NEW YORK (AP) — A big dry erase board hangs on the wall of one side of the meeting room. It has rows and rows of numbers and words handwritten in blue marker that only make sense to someone who speaks the language of football.
This could turn into a big year for redshirt freshman quarterbacks in the Southeastern Conference.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota followed law and policy properly when it suspended 10 football players last fall following an accusation of sexual assault, according to an external review commissioned by the university's Board of Regents.
More than two years after first being charged with five top-level violations, North Carolina finally appeared Wednesday before an NCAA infractions committee panel amid its long-running academic scandal.
KENT, Ohio (AP) — A strength and conditioning coach fired after a Kent State University football player died following a summer workout says he was upfront with the university about his credentials.
Defenseman Will Butcher is attracting plenty of interest on his first day as an NHL free agent since college hockey's top player turned down an opportunity to sign with the Colorado Avalanche.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former boxing promoter, ex-college basketball coach and founder of a Rhode Island-based sport institute who was convicted of embezzlement is seeking to be released from prison while he awaits the outcome of his appeal.
Beth Mowins will debut as the first woman to call NFL play-by-play for CBS on Sept. 24.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The first woman to sue Baylor University over allegations the nation's largest Baptist school ignored or mishandled rape allegations has settled her case, her attorney said Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fifty over .500.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It's not quite a badge of honor, though it beats the alternative. Lee Westwood was among 13 players who made the cut in all four majors this year, and he has the longest active streak of cuts made among those who have played them all.
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State's athletic department says its trainers and coaches followed the right procedures during an offseason workout in June after which a freshman football player died.
Top high school prospect Marvin Bagley III has committed to Duke and is eligible to play in the 2017-18 season, immediately making the Blue Devils a top national-title contender.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Chris James has waited long enough to take a handoff at Wisconsin.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Connie Carberg was incredibly antsy, barely able to contain her excitement a few moments before picking up the phone and making one of the most important calls in New York Jets history.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers made a big-time acquisition at wide receiver — at least for one practice.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pac-12 has hired Mark Shuken, the former CEO of DirecTV Sports Networks, to be president of the conference's cable networks.
CHICAGO (AP) — Notre Dame and Wisconsin will play at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in 2020 and Soldier Field in Chicago in 2021.
BELTON — It has been eight months since Mary Hardin-Baylor won its first national title, and a lot can change in 34 weeks.