After trying year, Dayton rallies around college hoops team
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Trey Landers survived one of his hometown's worst moments. Now he's contributing to one of its best. A Dayton native, the senior guard has helped lead the University of Dayton basketball team to its best start ever at 26-2 and to No.
NCAA committee proposes 2-minute limit on replay reviews
Players ejected from games for targeting will be allowed to remain in the bench area and replay reviews will be limited to two minutes if proposals by the NCAA football rules committee are passed.
More MLB players available for Olympic baseball qualifying
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. may get some better players for its second attempt to qualify for the Olympic baseball tournament. Major League Baseball and the players' association agreed to make players not likely to be on 26-man major league rosters available for the Americas qualifying tournament, to be played in Arizona from March 22-26.
Woods takes 3rd straight week off by skipping Bay Hill
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods is taking a third straight week off by deciding against playing the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.
Senior Bowl helps some draft prospects prep for NFL combine
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Linebacker Malik Harrison came to the NFL's annual scouting combine fully prepared. He expected the early mornings, the late nights and the wall-to-wall interview schedules.
Michigan gets more than 100 complaints against former doctor
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A University of Michigan hotline has received more than 100 “unique complaints” about a late physician accused of sexual abuse by former patients, including athletes who encountered him as a team doctor, the school announced Friday.
Column: Hammer drops on China's Sun after years of suspicion
This time, the hammer dropped on Sun Yang. Long the target of anti-doping crusaders, the Chinese swimming star received a stunning eight-year ban from a Swiss court — the maximum penalty and one that effectively ends the 28-year-old's career — for a vial-smashing encounter with drug testers.
Report: Los Angeles deputies shared Kobe Bryant crash photos
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether deputies shared graphic photos of the helicopter crash scene where Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others were killed, according to a newspaper report.
No injuries reported when crane collapses at LA stadium site
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A large construction crane collapsed Friday morning outside SoFi Stadium, the new home of the NFL's Los Angeles Chargers and Rams, according to the fire department.
Ski racing community starts to back away from toxic wax
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — At ski races across the United States, competitors are starting to abandon a type of wax many count on for speed amid concerns it contains potentially hazardous chemicals that threaten human health and could reach streams and other critical groundwater sources.
Infantino: Soccer without fans no long-term virus solution
HOLYWOOD, Northern Ireland (AP) — Playing soccer matches in the long term without fans is unsustainable, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Friday as a fast-spreading new virus caused havoc with sporting events.
Olympic champion Sun Yang banned for 8 years in doping case
GENEVA (AP) — When the hammer came down on a container holding a vial of Sun Yang's blood, it ultimately shattered the career of China's greatest swimmer.
USOPC relying on facts and planning to deal with coronavirus
DENVER (AP) — It's a spreadsheet that covers 52 sports and nearly six dozen venues — a laundry list of places around the globe where Olympic hopefuls were expected to be competing over the next few months.
Bach tries to boost Olympic morale in Japan, speaks to media
TOKYO (AP) — Hoping to boost morale in Japan by assuring people that the Tokyo Olympics will be held as scheduled, IOC President Thomas Bach held a conference call limited to three of Japan's main media outlets — newspapers Asahi and Yomiuri, and the Kyodo news agency.
Playful push uncovers childhood disease, propels marathoner
A push. That's what guided Tyler Andrews to Atlanta for the U.S. Olympic marathon trials this weekend. From himself, to rebel against the traditional model of what a distance runner should resemble coming out of high school.
Working the count; 30-somethings grinding to extend careers
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jarrod Dyson kept waiting for the phone to ring. As December faded and the hot stove cooled, one thought kept running through the free agent outfielder's mind.
Sale to start season where he ended 2019: on injured list
Boston ace Chris Sale will start this season in the same place he ended 2019: on the injured list. The left-hander will be placed on the IL after reporting to spring training with pneumonia.
Ritchie has goal, assist in Bruins' 4-3 win over Stars
BOSTON (AP) — In Nick Ritchie's second game, the Boston Bruins saw the player they were hoping for. The former Ducks forward had a goal and an assist for his first points since Boston acquired him at the trade deadline, and the NHL-leading Bruins snapped a two-game losing streak by beating the Dallas Stars 4-3 on Thursday night.
MLB appoints 1st black umpire crew chief
NEW YORK (AP) — Kerwin Danley became the first African American umpire crew chief in Major League Baseball when a series of promotions, additions and retirements were announced Thursday.
Former Michigan wrestlers urge more victims to 'speak up'
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — The whistleblower whose letter to University of Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel alleging sexual assault sparked an investigation into a former school doctor says he was inspired by the women who testified against convicted Michigan State physician Larry Nassar.
Lawmakers push for Curt Flood's enshrinement in Hall of Fame
WASHINGTON (AP) — Curt Flood's widow has a simple explanation for why her late husband, who is revered by players for sacrificing his career to advocate for free agency, has not been enshrined in baseball's Hall of Fame.
Lewis, English ride exemptions to early Honda Classic lead
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Sponsor exemptions are basically free-play gifts handed out by the people in charge of golf tournaments, a handful of invitations available most weeks to those who wouldn’t have otherwise qualified for an event.
Whiff: Nats closer Doolittle calmed by lavender oil on glove
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Washington Nationals reliever Sean Doolittle moves a glove out of the way as he reaches into a shelf in his spring training locker and grabs a different one, which he then hands over with a simple, if unusual, instruction: “Smell it.” So, of course, you do -- getting a sweet whiff of lavender, the sort you might get from a candle or bowl of potpourri.
Media giant Discovery insured against Olympic disruption
Baseball and basketball played before empty stands. Soccer leagues delayed matches. Clubs left out of Asian competitions or matches were forced to relocate.
US women's pursuit takes gold at track cycling championships
BERLIN (AP) — Once again, the Americans will head to the Olympics as the gold-medal favorite in the women's team pursuit. The question now is whether they can finish the job.