STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut has hired Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco as its football coach. The school announced the move early Thursday morning and said it would hold an afternoon news conference to introduce Diaco.
Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide ___ --HOME PLATE COLLISONS SET TO BE BANNED One of baseball's iconic plays — the collision at home plate between catcher and base runner — is set to be banned to prevent injury.
BOSTON (AP) — Doc Rivers picked up another win in Boston. The coach who led the Celtics to the 2008 NBA title returned for the first time with the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night and beat Boston 96-88.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Pete Rose sounded bowled over. Charlie Hustle, who famously flattened Ray Fosse to score the winning run in the 1970 All-Star game, couldn't believe Major League Baseball intends to eliminate home-plate collisions by 2015 at the latest.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama kicker Cade Foster received a supportive note from former President George W. Bush. Foster missed two field goal attempts and had a third blocked in the Crimson Tide's 34-28 loss to Auburn on Nov.
Mapping out her Olympics preparation after a three-race test, Lindsey Vonn will skip this weekend's World Cup stop at St. Moritz, Switzerland, and is planning to return to the circuit in a downhill at Val d'Isere, France, on Dec.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Smith and Jamaal Charles make the headlines for the Kansas City Chiefs and rightfully so. The quarterback and running back are the biggest names on one of the NFL's surprise teams.
MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — It's a good thing the mayor of World Cup city Manaus has a sense of humor. Because some of the stuff being said about this historic city deep in the heart of the Amazon jungle is laughable.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin took aim with little resistance, and the Washington Capitals staged an improbable comeback. Ovechkin scored four goals, including the equalizer with 32.4 seconds left in regulation, and the Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-5 in a shootout Tuesday night.