• July 26, 2016


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Woman shares her sexual assault story with Baylor players

WACO, Texas (AP) — A woman who said she was raped by two Oregon State football players and two other men in 1998 shared her story with the Baylor football team Monday.

Comeback route: NFL reinstates wide receiver Josh Gordon

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon's curious and complicated career has taken a new turn.

Brandi Chastain: On headers, concussions, soccer wages

NEW YORK (AP) — Brandi Chastain is confident the U.S. women's soccer team can win the gold medal again in Rio, is advocating for fewer headers in youth games and dealing with her son's diagnosis of Crohn's disease.

Crash kills Nebraska punter, former Michigan State punter

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler died in a car crash in Wisconsin after working at a kicking clinic, a sheriff's department official said Sunday. LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye was injured in the crash.

Former NFL coach Dennis Green dies at 67

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dennis Green, the trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona Cardinals, has died. He was 67.

Dustin Johnson, Luke List share Canadian Open lead

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Dustin Johnson started and finished the day tied with Luke List for the Canadian Open lead. The U.S. Open champion had to make up a lot of ground to do it.

OSU officials: Coger died after 40-minute outdoor workout

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died from an enlarged heart after a 40-minute team workout on the football stadium stairs in hot weather, officials said Friday.

With Charlotte out, New Orleans favorite for NBA All-Star

NEW YORK (AP) — As the NBA looks for a new home for the 2017 All-Star Game, cities are lining up with open arms to welcome LeBron James, Stephen Curry and the hundred million or so dollars the festivities would bring to the local economy.

ACC, ESPN extend deal to 2036 that includes new ACC Network

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford said Thursday the league has extended its media deal with ESPN through the 2035-36 season, which includes the eventual launch of an ACC TV channel.

While US basketball readies for Rio, Popovich preps for 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski is working with his team when suddenly Gregg Popovich enters the gym with his own guys looking to play ball.

Ex-NFL player sues insurer for denying concussion claim

A former NFL player who suffered what the league deemed a career-ending concussion has sued insurer Lloyd's of London for denying a $1 million insurance policy for professional athletes.

Former Baylor DE Oakman indicted on sexual assault charge

WACO, Texas (AP) — Former Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman was indicted Wednesday by a Texas grand jury on a charge of sexually assaulting a woman at his apartment earlier this year.

Pick Six: Pivotal players to watch in the Pac-12

The Pac-12 has one Heisman Trophy favorite in Stanford's Christian McCaffrey, another legitimate contender in Oregon's Royce Freeman and maybe the most talented quarterback in the country west of Deshaun Watson in UCLA's Josh Rosen.

UMHB tops ASC poll; DE Smith named preseason defensive MVP

BELTON — It’s less than eight weeks until Mary Hardin-Baylor’s season opener and, like clockwork, the Crusaders are the favorites in the American Southwest Conference.

For the 14th consecutive year, UMHB has been picked to win the ASC in the league’s annual preseason coaches and media poll.

Big 12 moves toward expansion, will evaluate candidates

The Big 12 is accepting resumes from expansion candidates.

NCAA: No. 1 overall seed to choose tourney site preference

NEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA says the top overall seed in the men's NCAA Tournament will be able to pick its location to play for the first and second round and regional sites.

Cal's Australia game is new move to take football Down Under

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California coach Sonny Dykes has prepared for the travel challenges associated with a season-opening game in Sydney.

Former Vanderbilt player sentenced to 15 years for dorm rape

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Vanderbilt football player was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison after he was convicted of taking part in the gang rape of an unconscious female student.

Medical examiner: Ex-Patriot Brace died of heart condition

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts medical examiner's office has ruled that former New England Patriots defensive lineman Ron Brace likely died from an irregular heartbeat combined with a heart condition caused by high blood pressure.

Football player tells cops: I was punched by Draymond Green

DETROIT (AP) — Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green struck a Michigan State football player in the jaw during a weekend confrontation near campus, tried to apologize and then had to sit in jail for a while until he could sober up, according to a police report released Wednesday.

CFP will consider moving semifinal games off New Year's Eve

The College Football Playoff is considering moving future semifinals off New Year's Eve after television ratings for last season's games plunged.

Mack Rhoades leaving Missouri to be Baylor's new AD

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor has chosen Mack Rhoades from Missouri as its new athletic director.

LEADING OFF: Triple-A All-Stars, draft picks near deadline

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:

Bryant's blast off Sale highlights Cubs' All-Star outing

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kris Bryant probably won't get another first-pitch fastball from White Sox ace Chris Sale when the Chicago Cubs slugger bats against the left-hander during the City Series in a couple of weeks.