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What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii's latest volcanic hazard

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is pouring into the sea and setting off a chemical reaction that...

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Pastor: Depression preceded fatal crash into restaurant

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man accused of crashing a car into a restaurant table full of loved ones, killing...

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After Senate primary loss, Blankenship tries third-party bid

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An undeterred Don Blankenship wants to continue his fight to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin...

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Kupcho finds redemption in NCAA title

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Wake Forest junior Jennifer Kupcho found redemption Monday by winning an NCAA title she squandered a...

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Protesters shut down commercial bridge linking Mexico, Texas

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — At least 200 demonstrators blocked a major commercial bridge between Mexico and Texas on Monday...

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3rd man guilty in beating of black man in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A third man has been found guilty in the beating of a black man who was left severely injured the...

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Tennessee Gov.: Sanctuary bill to become law sans signature

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday he will let a push against sanctuary cities to...

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Harbaugh plans to take Michigan team to South Africa in 2019

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says he is taking his team to South Africa in 2019.Harbaugh revealed the...

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Jury: NCAA did not defame former USC assistant coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurors in Los Angeles have found the NCAA did not defame former USC assistant coach Todd McNair over a case...

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South Carolina forward Chris Silva withdraws from NBA draft

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's leading scorer and rebounder Chris Silva is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning...

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Hall of Fame coach Holtz settles lawsuit with Daily Beast

Attorneys for Lou Holtz say the former Notre Dame coach and the news website The Daily Beast have settled a defamation lawsuit...

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LSU fighting for postseason life at SEC baseball tournament

LSU coach Paul Mainieri is a big fan of the drama that surrounds the opening day knockout round of the Southeastern Conference...

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Florida takes SEC player, pitcher, coach of the year awards

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Florida has taken home the Southeastern Conference player of the year, pitcher of the year and coach of the...

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3 teams feel at home with ACC baseball tourney back in NC

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament is back in central North Carolina after a year away, and...

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Georgia Tech guard Josh Okogie remains in NBA draft

ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Okogie has decided to remain in the NBA draft, ending his career at Georgia Tech after two seasons.The...

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LSU lands former Ohio State QB Burrow as grad transfer

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Ohio State quarterback Joe Burrow is transferring to LSU, where he will be eligible to play...

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QB Johnson transferring from Clemson after 1 season

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Hunter Johnson, one of the top quarterback prospects of the 2017 recruiting class, is leaving Clemson...

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Texas' Kody Clemens pleasantly surprised by newfound power

Nothing in his first two years at Texas suggested Kody Clemens would blossom into one of the top sluggers in the nation.The...

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Kansas fires AD, saying progress in some areas 'elusive'

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Sheahon Zenger brought an impeccable reputation to Kansas, where he was tasked with solidifying an...

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After a year lost to hoops scandal, Bowen seeks answers

Brian Bowen had the opportunity to spend a couple of days last week playing in real basketball games, replete with scoreboards...

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Weekend Sports In Brief

HORSE RACINGBALTIMORE (AP) — Justify emerged from the fog and sloshed his way to another impressive victory, holding off...

The OK -- The Travel Issue

LifeMay 6, 2018

As probably too many of my co-workers here at The Oklahoman can tell you, I bleed purple. In a newsroom and state where the favored college colors tend to crimson and cream or orange and black, that can make a fella feel, well, let's just say...

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LSU Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon dies at age 80

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Billy Cannon, the gifted running back who won the Heisman Trophy for LSU in 1959 with a memorable...

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Gophers get guard Brock Stull, grad transfer from Milwaukee

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has picked up another scholarship player for the upcoming season, getting shooting guard Brock...

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Johnny Manziel watches a lot, throws a little at CFL camp

HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Johnny Manziel spent much of the first day of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' training camp as an...

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Albany, Yale advance to NCAA lacrosse semifinals

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Freshman Tehoka Nanticoke scored three goals, including a critical one as time expired in the first...

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Johnny Manziel signs with CFL in path back to football

HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel is heading to the Canadian Football League, looking to salvage...

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College football coach in Japan to quit over ugly tackle

TOKYO (AP) — The head coach of a Japanese college football team says he will quit after a dangerous tackle by one of his...

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Friday's Sports In Brief

NHLLAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights were a 500-to-1 long shot to win the Stanley Cup before the NHL season began in...

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Syracuse recruiting director Asil Mulbah leaving for Bills

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse's director of recruiting operations is leaving the Orange for a position with the NFL's Buffalo...

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Florida Atlantic gave false information on female athletes

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Florida Atlantic University says it reported false information to the Department of Education,...

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Staley says Cuevas-Moore planning to stay at South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley says Bianca Cuevas-Moore will be back with the Gamecocks next season,...

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Albany faces Denver in NCAA lacrosse tourney quarterfinals

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Albany attackman Connor Fields is out of the running for college lacrosse's highest individual honor, and...

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Rose Bowl, Soldier Field among 15 CONCACAF Gold Cup sites

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, and Soldier Field in Chicago are among 15 venues for next...

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Louisville settles for $4.5 M with ex-AD Jurich over firing

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville reached a $4.5 million settlement with former athletic director Tom Jurich, who was fired in...

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Former 5-star QB Barnett transfers to USF after 'Bama, ASU

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Former Alabama and Arizona State quarterback Blake Barnett, once a five-star recruit, has transferred to...

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For some players, changes to draft rules may come too late

CHICAGO (AP) — Mo Bamba is fully convinced that he's ready for the NBA.He also believes that was the case a year ago.If Bamba —...

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Cal fires athletic department employee after investigation

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California at Berkeley fired a longtime member of the athletic department after an...

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Thursday's Sports In Brief

SPORTS BETTINGATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The prospect of legal sports betting throughout the United States has prompted a...

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Duke's Allen understands he has to address concerns head-on

CHICAGO (AP) — The way Grayson Allen sees it, he might as well attack this full-court press head-on.The guard from Duke...

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Back and better: Porter Jr. says he's best in draft class

CHICAGO (AP) — If given the chance, Michael Porter Jr. would have a simple question for those who touted him as the best NBA...

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Basketball 'escort queen' arrested on forged checks charge

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police have arrested the self-proclaimed "escort queen" at the center of a sex scandal involving the...

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Broncos add Colorado State QB Nick Stevens to roster

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway has changed his mind about adding another quarterback to the Denver Broncos' roster.The...

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Washington St adds graduate transfer quarterback

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State has added a graduate transfer out of East Carolina who will compete for the job to...

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NCAA opens door to championships in states with sports bets

The NCAA is opening a door for states with legalized sports gambling to host NCAA championship events and officials in Nevada...

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ACC seeks to expand NCAA tourney by 4 teams, change rules

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference wants to expand the NCAA Tournament and change several college...

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Arkansas to continue playing in Little Rock through 2024

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Hunter Yurachek has been asked repeatedly since his hiring in December what he planned to do about...

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Liberty University to move from Big South to Atlantic Sun

Liberty University is moving 17 of its athletic programs from the Big South to the Atlantic Sun Conference.The school made the...

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Woman in false rape case says she never said she was raped

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A New York woman charged with lying about being raped by two college football players now says she...

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Wednesday's Sports In Brief

SEXUAL ASSAULTLANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University agreed to pay $500 million to settle claims from more than 300...

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Illini rely on student who geeks out on baseball analytics

Charlie Young, a student at the University of Illinois and a self-described baseball geek, was at the right place at the right...

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Coach in Japan denies telling players to commit fouls

TOKYO (AP) — The head coach of a Japanese college football team has denied instructing his players to commit fouls against...

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Fallout, investigations underway in Nassar scandal

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan State University's announcement Wednesday that it agreed to pay $500 million to settle claims from more...

The U.S. Air Force is getting close to receiving its next generation aircraft tanker.

BusinessMay 13, 2018

SEATTLE — Boeing Co. brought more than a dozen reporters to various production and testing facilities here earlier this month to update progress it has made toward delivering its first group of KC-46A Pegasus tankers to the U.S. Air Force. The...

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SEC visionary: Former Commissioner Mike Slive dies at 77

With bold vision, keen intellect and a gentle manner, Mike Slive guided the Southeastern Conference to unprecedented success...

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Calhoun says he expects to coach DIII Saint Joseph

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Noreaga Davis acknowledges being a little star struck when Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun came to...

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Seahawks sign first-round pick Rashaad Penny to rookie deal

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks signed first-round pick running back Rashaad Penny to his rookie contract...

Health

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___May 16Sun Sentinel on the reality for Israel after the...

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SEC: Former Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive, who guided league to college football dominance, dies at 77

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — SEC: Former Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive, who guided league to college football...

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Clemson early enrollee DT Belk leaving school after 4 months

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson is losing one of its highly regarded defensive line prospects in freshman tackle Josh Belk, who is...

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Boise State, Florida State set 2019 game in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Boise State and Florida State will open the 2019 season against each other in Jacksonville.The...

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The Latest: Nassar victims to get ESPYS courage award

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a settlement between Michigan State University and victims of sports doctor Larry Nassar...

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Duke reinstates K Austin Parker 5 months after dismissal

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke has reinstated specialist Austin Parker to the football team, five months after he was kicked off the...

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Former Georgia QB, Patriots RB Andy Johnson dies at 65

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Andy Johnson, who starred as Georgia's quarterback before going on to play running back with the New England...

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Texas and Alabama to play in 2022 and 2023

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas and Alabama, which last met in 2010 Rose Bowl, will play each other in 2022 and 2023.Texas officials...

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Alabama-Louisville to kickoff ABC's Saturday Night Football

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — National champion Alabama will face Louisville in ABC's first Saturday Night Football game, and Miami...

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Tuesday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALLSEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mariners All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano was suspended 80 games for violating baseball's...

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Judge halts ad bashing Arkansas justice seeking re-election

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A northwest Arkansas judge temporarily blocked some TV stations from running a conservative group's ad...

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South Dakota grad Mooney will immediately help Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — South Dakota graduate Matt Mooney is transferring to Texas Tech, where the guard will be eligible to play...

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Villanova to host Michigan in November rematch of NCAA final

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Villanova will host Michigan in a rematch of the 2018 NCAA Tournament final on Nov. 14 as part of the...

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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

App Store Official Charts for the week ending May 13, 2018:Top Paid iPhone Apps:1. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd.2. Heads Up!,...

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Monday's Sports In Brief

WASHINGTON (AP) — SPORTS BETTINGThe Supreme Court cleared the way for states coast to coast to legalize betting on sports,...

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NFL seeks help from Congress on sports gambling ruling

The NFL wants Congress to enact a framework for legalized sports betting in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that clears the...

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Ex-Clemson scoring leader Perry joins South Carolina, Staley

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Clemson leading scorer Nelly Perry is changing sides in the Palmetto State's biggest sports...

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Raiders sign 5th-round pick Johnny Townsend to rookie deal

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed fifth-round pick Johnny Townsend to a four-year contract.The team also...

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Coastal Carolina likes chances of catcher nailing stealers

Run at your own risk against Matt Beaird: Coastal Carolina's senior catcher has thrown out 22 of 32 would-be base...

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Anthony Holman to be College World Series' top administrator

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Anthony Holman has been named the NCAA's managing director for championships operations and playing...

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Blandino to be NCAA football's director of instant replay

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA says former NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino will be college football's director of...

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For Pete's sake: Saint Peter's 78-game losing streak is over

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Saint Peter's 78-game losing streak is finally over.Willie Krajnik pitched a three-hitter Sunday to...

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Former Mississippi football coach Billy Brewer dies at 83

Billy Brewer, the former Mississippi football star who went on to coach the Rebels to eight Egg Bowl victories over rival...

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Former BC player Clare Droesch dies after 6-year cancer bout

NEW YORK (AP) — Clare Droesch, the former Boston College women's basketball player who helped lead the Eagles to the 2004 Big...

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Rockets' Mike D'Antoni, king of the 3, draws singular praise

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry and Draymond Green admire Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni from afar for how he empowers all...

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South Carolina plans statue of hoops star A'ja Wilson

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Basketball star A'ja Wilson is getting a statue at South Carolina.University President Harris Pastides...

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Pittsburgh's Marcus Carr transfers to Minnesota basketball

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota men's basketball coach Richard Pitino says Pittsburgh's Marcus Carr will join the Gophers.Pitino...

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Bills sign linebacker Tremaine Edmunds to 4-year deal

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed first-round draft pick Tremaine Edmunds of Virginia Tech to a four-year...

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Unbeaten No. 1 Stony Brook women seeded 5th in NCAA lacrosse

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — The Stony Brook women's lacrosse team and Albany's men's team made history this year — both programs...

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Josh Allen thrown for loss (of words) at meeting Jim Kelly

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The only time Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen ever felt rattled on his first day of practice was...

The OK -- The Food Issue

LifeFeb 4, 2018

Peanut butter. If I have one go-to food, that's it. Crunchy or smooth? Doesn't matter. Jif, Skippy or Peter Pan? Don't care. Love them all. On toast, on a cracker. Plain or with a pickle, like my mom taught me. Even on a hamburger. If you...

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Cowboys rookie Vander Esch takes big step on improbable path

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ask Leighton Vander Esch about his improbable path from eight-man high school football to first-round pick...

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Florida hires Texas Tech's Pinkins as associate head coach

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has hired former Texas Tech assistant Al Pinkins as associate head coach.Pinkins brings 15...

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NCAA rule limits football teams to 20 people on headsets

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA approved a rule limiting the number people who can communicate through headsets during a game to...

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Hubbard's career changed in dodgeball, led him to Bengals

CINCINNATI (AP) — Sam Hubbard was engrossed in a dodgeball game during his high school gym class when Ohio State coach Urban...

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Ridley enjoys 'more freedom' at Falcons rookie minicamp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Even with temperatures in the mid-80s for the opening day of the Falcons rookie minicamp, wide...

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Syracuse QB Zack Mahoney signs with CFL team

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Former Syracuse quarterback Zack Mahoney has signed as a free agent with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the...

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Gophers hire Kyle Lindsted as assistant from Wichita State

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has hired Kyle Lindsted as an assistant coach, after he spent the last three seasons in the same...

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Rudolph: In Pittsburgh to learn, not 'bother' Roethlisberger

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mason Rudolph started wearing the No. 2 while playing high school football in South Carolina. He kept it...

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Albany coach Scott Marr: NCAA lacrosse tourney a crapshoot

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — After his top-ranked Great Danes lost their first game of the season a month ago, Albany lacrosse coach...

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DeFoor immediately eligible at Georgia Tech after transfer

ATLANTA (AP) — Offensive lineman Jack DeFoor has been granted a waiver from the NCAA that makes him immediately eligible to...

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Giants sign 3 of 6 draft picks, start rookie minicamp

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have signed three of their six draft picks and 11 undrafted free agents.The...

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Out of uniform and not managing, Baker relishes watching son

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Darren Baker walks through the California dugout shortly before first pitch, finds his famous father in...

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Bears sign 6 of 7 draft picks

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have signed six of their seven draft picks, leaving Georgia linebacker and No. 8...

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NCAA rules 5 former Ole Miss players immediately eligible

The NCAA ruled five former Mississippi players will be allowed to play this season after transferring, granting waivers under a...

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Washington gives hefty raises as part of new assistant deals

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington co-defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake will make a guaranteed $1.1 million under his new contract with...

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Auburn RHP Mize goes from undrafted to possible top pick

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Casey Mize knows why he wasn't drafted out of high school as a raw, skinny kid with a limited arsenal...

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Georgia officer fired over arrest of former football player

ATLANTA (AP) — A police officer in suburban Atlanta has been fired after an internal investigation found he used unnecessary...

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Falcons reach agreement with DT Senat before rookie minicamp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with third-round draft pick Deadrin Senat, a defensive...

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South Carolina rolling toward postseason with recent surge

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — First-year South Carolina coach Mark Kingston is glad he's finally seeing the club he imagined last fall...

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Giants release former starting running back Paul Perkins

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Running back Paul Perkins was released by the New York Giants on Thursday with a non-football...

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Duke walk-on Besser to bike across the US for charity

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — One Duke men's basketball walk-on will spend his summer biking across the country.Brennan Besser plans to...

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Florida recruit Watkins released from jail following arrest

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — One of Florida's top recruits was released from jail early Wednesday after allegedly kicking a woman's car...

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Tessitore, Witten, McFarland, Salters on ESPN 'MNF' crew

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Tessitore calls his new gig at ESPN a "legacy job."Jason Witten notes he's joining "another iconic...

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Audits warned of lax Michigan State athletic money oversight

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Audits show Michigan State University's former athletic director Mark Hollis and former President...

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Indiana police officer killed in shootout honored as a hero

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A western Indiana police officer who was killed during a shootout with a homicide suspect was honored...

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Murder conviction overturned in 2015 Erie party slaying

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — An appeals court has overturned a murder conviction in a slaying at an outdoor party following an all-star...

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CBS Sports extends media rights deal with Navy through 2027

CBS Sports, Navy and the American Athletic Conference have agreed to a 10-year contract extension through 2027 that will keep...

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Memphis adds guard David Wingett to its recruiting class

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis has added shooting guard David Wingett to new coach Penny Hardaway's first recruiting class.The...

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South Carolina's Martin confident in Gamecocks' future

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Frank Martin is confident South Carolina will take a step forward next season, no matter who is on court...

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The Latest: Shootout-slain Indiana officer recalled as hero

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on the funeral for a slain western Indiana police officer (all times local):12:10 p.m.A...

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NHL teams thinking outside the box to find coaches

Jim Nill could have picked anyone from an extensive list of experienced out-of-work NHL coaches to fill the Dallas Stars'...

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Ex-Division III player found guilty of first-degree murder

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Division III college football player William Riley Gaul was found guilty on Tuesday of...

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K-State baseball coach Brad Hill to step down after season

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State baseball coach Brad Hill will step down after this season as the school's winningest coach,...

A refueling operator on a KC-46A Pegasus won't have to lie down on the job.

BusinessMay 13, 2018

The KC-46A Pegasus being developed by Boeing for the U.S. Air Force will provide the service with an aerial tanker that the manufacturer says will be more affordable to operate. Officials said lessons they learned from another military aircraft...

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Chattanooga's Jim Foster retires, ends career with 903 wins

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Jim Foster believes this is the right time for him to step away from women's basketball.After a...

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Timberwolves assistant coach Rick Brunson resigns

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves assistant coach Rick Brunson abruptly resigned Tuesday and the team said he had...

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Clemson adds size in 6-foot-10 UNC Asheville transfer Baehre

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has added its second 6-foot-10 transfer this offseason in UNC Asheville forward Jonathan...

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Thompson, Nored to assist Van Gundy on US basketball team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — John Thompson III and coach Ronald Nored of the G League's Long Island Nets will assist Jeff Van...

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QB Joe Burrow decides to transfer from Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Facing the possibility of sitting as a backup for a third season at Ohio State, quarterback Joe Burrow on...

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Florida paying defensive coordinator Grantham $1.39M in 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is spending big in an effort to get its defense back among the nation's elite.The Gators gave...

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South Carolina adds grad transfer Campbell from Georgetown

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has landed some needed help at point guard with the addition of graduate transfer Tre...

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A record 4 Ivy Leaguers trying to make WNBA teams

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Leslie Robinson joined an exclusive club when she was drafted by the New York Liberty last month.The...

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Advisers aid baseball prospects, might do same in basketball

Evan Skoug had a decision to make his senior year of high school in 2014: go pro or go to college?He was rated the No. 1...

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Police: Couple fabricated child cancer to solicit donations

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a central New York couple pretended their 9-year-old son had blood cancer in order to solicit...

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Buffalo buzzing over Bills draft picks, Sabres lottery win

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills were so dull during their lean years, comedian Nick Bakay feared his body would fuse to...

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Both sides rest cases in murder trial of ex-football player

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jurors are expected to begin deliberations Tuesday in the first-degree murder trial of a former...

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Ga Tech's Gray, Stickler give up football for health issues

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech starters A.J Gray and Jake Stickler are giving up football because of medical issues.Coach Paul...

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Alabama releases contracts for football assistants

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — New Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley will make $1.2 million annually and defensive...

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Group: NCAA reforms should go further amid FBI hoops probe

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics supports recent reform proposals to the NCAA amid a federal corruption...

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Armon Gates named Nebraska aide after brief stay at Florida

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Less than a month after being named associate head coach at Florida, Armon Gates was introduced Monday as...

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Clemson adds Oral Roberts grad transfer to basketball team

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has added 6-foot-10 Javan White as a graduate transfer from Oral Roberts.White announced he was...

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Natalie Chou will transfer from Big 12 champion Baylor

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor forward Natalie Chou has decided to transfer and has been granted her release from the school after...

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Gopher coach: Strong finish, not regional host bid, is goal

Minnesota has won 16 of 18 games and put itself in the conversation for hosting an NCAA Tournament regional after a weekend...

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Wake Forest adds Rice transfer Miles Lester to hoop program

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest has added Rice transfer Miles Lester to its men's basketball program.Coach Danny Manning...

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Defending champ Maryland is top seed for lacrosse tournament

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Defending champion Maryland is the top seed for the men's NCAA lacrosse tournament.The first round...

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Cavaliers looking to get Zaccheaus the ball in open space

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia offensive coordinator Robert Anae and his staff have a huge task ahead of them this...

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Marian, CU-Boulder win titles at USA Cycling nationals

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Cycling powerhouse Marian University and the University of Colorado-Boulder won national...

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Florida State's Martin breaks record for NCAA baseball wins

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Florida State baseball coach Mike Martin has broken the record for most wins in NCAA history.The Seminoles...

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Point guard Brandon Williams recommits to Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Top recruit Brandon Williams has recommitted to Arizona after opening up his commitment in the wake of an...

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Forward Kaiser Gates leaves Xavier for pro basketball

CINCINNATI (AP) — Forward Kaiser Gates has decided to forego his senior season at Xavier and enter professional basketball,...

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College hoops coach catches 2 foul balls at Yankee Stadium

NEW YORK (AP) — Marist women's basketball coach Brian Giorgis usually tries to avoid fouls. On Saturday at Yankee Stadium, he...

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Chiefs open 3-day rookie minicamp after D-filled draft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Turns out there were enough bodies on offense for the Kansas City Chiefs to practice after all.The...

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Former SMU basketball coach and player Bob Prewitt has died

DALLAS (AP) — Bob Prewitt, who was part of SMU's only NCAA Final Four during three decades as a player and coach, has died. He...

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Auburn star Carlson ready as Vikings turn to rookie kicker

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Daniel Carlson's career-best field goal at Auburn was 56 yards. His confidence range indoors reaches 65....

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Three top Packers picks get started, 'hard work' ahead

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — For a host of rookies, the road to a spot on the Green Bay Packers' roster began on Friday. While what...

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Hawaii coach assails Oregon State's recruitment efforts

Hawaii coach Nick Rolovich called out Oregon State on social media for sending recruiting materials to his current...

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Mayfield confident QB competition won't divide Browns

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield intends to conquer, not divide.Although drafted by the win-starved Cleveland Browns with the...

Oklahoma motorcycle crashes on the rise with temperatures

NewsMay 6, 2018

As motorcyclists hit the roads as the weather warms, so do the number of crashes on Oklahoma roads, data shows.

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Researchers: Former NHL player Jeff Parker had brain disease

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Researchers say former NHL player Jeff Parker suffered from a brain disease that has been linked with...

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Former Ohio, Western Carolina hoops coach Larry Hunter dies

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Former Ohio and Western Carolina coach Larry Hunter has died.Western Carolina spokesman Daniel Hooker said...

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Army upbeat after spring ball, White House visit

Army finished spring with a visit to the White House after a standout season.The Black Knights were invited to Washington, D.C....

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Forward Matthew Moyer transfers to Vanderbilt from Syracuse

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Forward Matthew Moyer has transferred to Vanderbilt after spending the first two years of his college...

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Ivy Leaguers measure up for NFL personnel folks

NEW YORK (AP) — They're not comparable to Power Five players, or even guys from the MAC, AAC or Mountain West. At least not on...

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Pac-12 reports revenues topping $500 million for first time

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Pac-12 Conference reported revenues of $509 million for the 2016-17 financial year, surpassing...

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Jets waive quarterback Bryce Petty after 3 seasons

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have waived quarterback Bryce Petty, parting ways with their 2015 fourth-round...

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Audit finds mismanagement in Washington State athletics

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An internal audit has found extensive mismanagement within the budget-challenged Washington State...

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Saints add 4 undrafted rookies

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have added four undrafted rookie free agents, including former Ohio State...

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More sexual misconduct allegations against ex-Ohio St doctor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has received confidential reports alleging sexual misconduct from male athletes in...

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Penn State extends coach Pat Chambers through '22

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State has extended coach Pat Chambers' contract through the 2021-22 season.The Penn State board...

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Michigan State: Nassar's conduct did not violate NCAA rules

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The "abhorrent" criminal conduct by now-convicted sexual abuser Larry Nassar while he was a sports...

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Georgia coach Kirby Smart gets new 7-year, $49 million deal

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia coach Kirby Smart cashed in Thursday after leading the Bulldogs to the national championship...

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Butler adds Golden touch to incoming recruiting class

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Forward Bryce Golden, who averaged 15 points and eight rebounds during his senior season at Saint James...

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Lacrosse Hall of Famer Dick Edell of Maryland dies at 74

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Dick Edell, the Hall of Fame lacrosse coach who guided Maryland for 18 seasons, has died. He was...

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Rematch of Loyola-Nevada thriller set for November

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nevada and Loyola of Chicago will play in late November in a rematch of their riveting Sweet 16 matchup in the...

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Claridge, who helped Devaney turn around Huskers, dies at 76

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Dennis Claridge, the quarterback who helped College Football Hall of Fame coach Bob Devaney turn a...

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Wake Forest adds grad transfer Johnson from Northern Arizona

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest has added guard Torry Johnson as a graduate transfer from Northern Arizona.Men's...

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Miami extends coach Mark Richt's contract through 2023

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Mark Richt is being rewarded for getting Miami football back on track.The Hurricanes extended Richt's...

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Yearbook names wheelchair athlete 'most accident prone'

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois high school is reprinting yearbooks that mocked a partially paralyzed senior who is a...

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Coach: WNBA champs Lynx still waiting for White House invite

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve says the team is still waiting for a White House invitation after winning...

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AP source: DU's Jim Montgomery is next coach of Dallas Stars

DENVER (AP) — The Dallas Stars reached into the collegiate ranks to find their new head coach.It's a strategy that's certainly...

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Tulane's Frazier hires agent, foregoes remaining eligibility

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane coach Mike Dunleavy says junior wing player Melvin Frazier has decided to hire an agent and forego...

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University of Tennessee chancellor being forced out of post

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee chancellor Beverly Davenport is being forced out of her post after less than 15 months at the...

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Siena hires Jamion Christian as men's basketball coach

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Although the search for a new coach took longer than many expected, Siena knew it had the right man for the...

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Improved Florida streaking toward another CWS appearance

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — What the Florida baseball team is doing this season is downright ridiculous, even for a defending...

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Michigan wrapping up another trip abroad under Jim Harbaugh

PARIS (AP) — Michigan's football team gathered for a group shot atop Pont des Arts overlooking the Seine River after witnessing...

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Nova's Wright fetes hoops title with pope-pourri of events

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay Wright had some time to chat before he met with Michelle Obama. The former first lady was in...

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Michigan township reopens 7 sex assault cases

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in a Michigan community have reopened seven sexual assault cases, prompted by a...

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Wake Forest adds grad transfer Ikenna Smart from Buffalo

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest has added forward Ikenna Smart as a graduate transfer from Buffalo to its men's...

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NCAA VP for hoops Gavitt meeting with coach about reform

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Dan Gavitt, the NCAA's vice president of men's basketball, will be making the rounds this month,...

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Football coaches transfer idea: Graduates earn a year back

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The American Football Coaches Association wants the NCAA to consider allowing players who transfer and...

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Ex-Richmond guard Fore heading to Vols as graduate transfer

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Richmond guard Khwan Fore says he's heading to Tennessee as a graduate transfer.Fore announced...

Residents near an old Oklahoma refinery started feeling sick. Now work there has stopped

NewsMay 5, 2018

“It rolls in like a cloud. Then, when the wind blows, it gets worse,” Monique Timmons said of the odorous gas that she and her neighbors blame for their sudden onset of troubled breathing, headaches, nausea and stomach pains.

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Chicago State hires former Bears, Notre Dame DT Zorich as AD

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Chicago Bears and Notre Dame defensive tackle Chris Zorich has been hired as athletic director at Chicago...

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Tradition, tradition! Harvard-Yale play The Game at Fenway

BOSTON (AP) — Yale football captain Kyle Mullen thought he would have one more chance to play in The Game at Harvard Stadium, a...

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Trump honors Army's football team, jokes about space force

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is honoring Army's football team at the White House and predicting the service...

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NC State adds C Wyatt Walker, a grad transfer from Samford

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has added center Wyatt Walker as a graduate transfer from Samford.Coach Kevin Keatts...

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Column: Payne's influence on American sports is undeniable

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Billy Payne is pondering the next chapter in his life.No, it won't be anything close to organizing an...

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Rozier (29 pts), Tatum (28) help Celtics beat 76ers 117-101

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's rising stars stalled The Process and led the Celtics to victory in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference...

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Indiana's Mr. Basketball staying home to play for Hoosiers

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Romeo Langford finally ended the speculation about his college plans Monday.He's staying home, at...

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DePaul extends Bruno's contract through 2023-24

CHICAGO (AP) — DePaul has extended coach Doug Bruno's contract through the 2023-24 season.Bruno, a Chicago product who played...

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DL Dylan Thompson transfers from Ohio State to Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia says defensive lineman Dylan Thompson has transferred from Ohio State to the Cavaliers.The...

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Clemson seeking balance with old and new on loaded D-line

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has a big balancing act ahead this season with its loaded defensive line.The Tigers, who tied...

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Williams says Redskins had 'inside information' on Guice

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — If other teams worried about LSU running back Derrius Guice's character, prompting his fall from...

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Jaguars sign 13 rookies, cut punter Nortman, receiver Strong

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed 13 undrafted rookies and cut veteran punter Brad Nortman and...

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Oklahoma State follows slow start with a run at Big 12 title

No one would have argued in late March with prognosticators who picked Oklahoma State to finish in the bottom tier of the Big...

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Robert Morris G Dachon Burke to join Cornhuskers as transfer

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Robert Morris guard Dachon Burke is transferring to Nebraska, where he'll have two seasons of eligibility...

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Police, prosecutors review arrest of ex-football player

ATLANTA (AP) — Police and prosecutors in Georgia say they're reviewing the arrest of a former football player whose lawyers say...

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Shot taker: Ogunbowale set for Dancing With the Stars

NEW YORK (AP) — Hooping with Kobe and Ellen. Going from the big dance to a big dance competition. Making the cover of Sports...

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Convicting America's Dad: Inside the Bill Cosby prosecution

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — In the tense moments before a jury convicted Bill Cosby of sexual assault, the prosecutor who had...

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Florida State center Ike Obiagu says he will transfer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State center Ike Obiagu says he is leaving the team and plans to transfer.The 7-foot freshman...

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Shaquem Griffin finally hears his name at NFL draft

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Shaquem Griffin came back. The crowd loved it.Players in attendance not selected in the first two days...

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Jets fill needs on Day 3, but Darnold will define NY's draft

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets kicked off the NFL draft by getting their quarterback of the future — who might...

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Texans address needs in draft, add competition to roster

HOUSTON (AP) — In Brian Gaine's first draft as the general manager of the Houston Texans, he wanted to add three things to the...

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Rams get busy after slow start, add depth as draft concludes

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams made one pick through the first two days of the NFL draft.They made 10 picks...

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Raiders draft DT Maurice Hurst despite heart concerns

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders finished the NFL draft by taking another risk, although this one could come with an...

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Persistent Lions again put focus on running game in draft

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have been nothing if not persistent in the NFL draft.The Lions picked an offensive...

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Florida State's Martin ties record for NCAA baseball wins

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State baseball coach Mike Martin has tied Augie Garrido for the most victories in NCAA...

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Titans choose quality over quantity with 4 draft picks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans' draft strategy underscores how close they believe they are to competing for a...

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Chargers add depth throughout lineup in productive NFL draft

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers could have declared this NFL draft to be a victory after they got Derwin...

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Vikings fill needs, focus on athletes on draft's third day

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — As he maneuvered through the NFL draft on Saturday, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman...

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'Trader Tom' keeps streak intact as Falcons add offense

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Through more than a decade as Atlanta Falcons general manager, Thomas Dimitroff has always found a...

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Griffin steals show, but Seahawks show commitment in draft

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Shaquem Griffin deservedly received the bulk of the attention when the Seattle Seahawks drafted the star...

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Post-draft Cowboys moving on without Bryant, maybe Witten

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys kept talking up the receivers they already had going into the NFL draft after dumping...

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No linebackers, but Steelers bullish on offense-heavy draft

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers didn't take an inside linebacker in the NFL draft.That doesn't mean they didn't want...

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Rosen the big prize as Cardinals emphasize offense in draft

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals' 2018 draft made its reputation on Day 1 with the selection of a player who the team...

Technology and efficiency gains have boosted the oil industry

Business1 day ago

After a career in operations, Jason Pigott suddenly found himself in charge of information technology at Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. "At first I had no idea why I was leading IT, but putting operations and IT together has...

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Bottom's up: Browns begin climb with bold moves in NFL draft

CLEVELAND (AP) — From the start, the Browns took chances in the NFL draft.After 0-16, what did they have to lose?Cleveland's...

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Chicago Bears turn to defense on final day of draft

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — While the Chicago Bears addressed one need at linebacker early in the NFL draft, their problem at...

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49ers fortify defense on final day of NFL draft

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers built around quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo early in the NFL draft, then used...

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Redskins now have motivated running back in Derrius Guice

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Derrius Guice walked onto his new home field taking cellphone video of his surroundings and waving to...

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Jaguars use NFL draft to build for future, not this fall

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars used the NFL draft to build for the future, not necessarily this fall.They...

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Super Bowl champions add depth and rugby star in draft

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Super Bowl champions Philadelphia Eagles used the NFL draft to add another playmaker, restock their...

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New Oregon State coach keeps competition going at QB

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Former Beavers quarterback Jonathan Smith caps his first spring as Oregon State's coach with a lot of...

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Legion of Griffins: 1-handed LB joins twin on Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Shaquem Griffin had walked away from his cellphone, on his way to use the restroom, when it buzzed. His...

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Newsome gets emotional during last draft with Ravens

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Working the phones and making shrewd picks that addressed the present and future needs of the...

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Dolphins don't draft QB, leaving Tannehill's status secure

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins have been saying all offseason that Ryan Tannehill will be their starting quarterback in...

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Panthers upgrade speed to keep up with NFC South

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — General manager Marty Hurney felt he needed to upgrade team speed after the Panthers failed to win the...

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Elway goes with maturity, experience in 2018 NFL draft

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — For the Denver Broncos, long-shot projects are so last year.Instead, long-term prospects are what...

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Buccaneers believe defensive holes filled in draft

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers believe they accomplished their major goals of upgrading the defensive line and a...

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The Latest: SMU receiver Trey Quinn is 'Mr. Irrelevant'

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft Saturday (all times local):6:15 p.m."Mr. Irrelevant" 2018 is SMU receiver...

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Giants score big in draft with Barkley, Hernandez and value

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After finishing his first draft as general manager of the New York Giants, Dave Gettleman got a...

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Jayhawks wrap up spring practice with fan showcase

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The fact that Kansas coach David Beaty had to scrap the traditional spring game in favor of an open...

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Fitted with ankle bracelet, Cosby to be prisoner inside home

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two days after his conviction, Bill Cosby has already started life as an inmate — though his surroundings...

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NFL Draft: Hurst, Crosby, Hines among best left for day 3

With four rounds left in the NFL draft, there are still plenty of gems left to be unearthed.The draft concludes with rounds...

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Buccaneers might look for safety final day of NFL draft

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have three picks and may look at adding depth at safety during the final four...

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Saints could have a busy final day of the draft with 5 picks

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints enter the NFL draft's final day with five picks spread across the last four...

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Redskins have defensive holes to fill on third day of draft

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — After plugging holes on the defensive and offensive lines and at running back, the Washington Redskins...

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Trades leave Titans with long wait between draft picks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans will have a long wait between picks in the NFL draft.After trading up to acquire...

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Broncos enter last day of NFL draft with 4 picks

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway has added size, strength and seasoning to the Denver Broncos' roster after spending much of...

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Patriots have 5 picks on 3rd day of NFL draft

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots head into the final day of the NFL draft still without a successor for Tom...

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Browns enter third day of draft with 5 picks

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns will not be on the clock when the NFL draft resumes Saturday.After picking first on both Thursday...

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Buffalo Bills close draft with 5 picks over final 4 rounds

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Offensive line depth and receiver remain two of the Buffalo Bills most pressing needs with five picks...

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Steelers eye defensive depth as draft wraps up

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers will try to add some defensive depth over the final four rounds of the NFL draft.The...

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Jets enter Day 3 of draft with pick in each of last 4 rounds

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets head into the final day of the NFL draft with four more picks — at least for...

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Giants need receiver, cornerback with final 2 picks in draft

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants probably aren't going to stray far from their board in the final day of the...

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QB Allen eager to clear the air with Bills teammates

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills defensive end Lorenzo Alexander is ready to give rookie first-round pick Josh Allen the benefit...

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Cowboys draft Texas T Connor Williams WR Michael Gallup

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys didn't do anything about the possible departure of Jason Witten on the second day of...

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Rams finally make first pick, grab TCU OT Noteboom

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have been aggressive in making trades and signing free agents this offseason,...

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49ers draft WR Dante Pettis out of Washington

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers got more help for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on Friday by trading up in the...

Auto thefts decline in Oklahoma City

NewsMay 14, 2018

Auto thefts in Oklahoma City have declined by about 30 percent since 2012. Police said although it's difficult to say why the number of thefts increase or decrease from one year to the next, advances in technology likely have played a role in the...

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Broncos add 2 big bangers on offense in Sutton, Freeman

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — On Day 2 of the NFL draft, Denver Broncos general manager John Elway began fixing the mess on offense,...

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Chargers stay defensive with USC's Nwosu, NC State's Jones

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Not many football players can go from high school to the NFL without leaving a 17-mile radius.Uchenna...

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Seeing Green: Seahawks get DL help drafting Rasheem Green

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Pete Carroll dipped back into the Southern California pipeline to fill a need on the Seattle Seahawks...

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Bucs draft USC RB Ronald Jones II, 2 CBs and guard on Day 2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers turned to offense with their first of three picks in the second round, taking USC...

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Texans select Stanford safety Justin Reid in third round

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Reid might have a leg up on most rookies when he joins the Houston Texans after spending years learning...

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Cardinals address WR needs with player from just down road

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona addressed a need in the second round of the NFL draft, selecting wide receiver Christian Kirk of...

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Steelers grab Oklahoma State tandem Rudolph and Washington

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mason Rudolph and James Washington spent four years lighting up defenses across the Big 12, setting records...

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Guice's draft slide ends with Redskins taking him 59th

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Derrius Guice heard the rumors and wondered why he kept slipping in the NFL draft.Projected to be a...

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Raiders trade back again to get defensive lineman in draft

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Jon Gruden's first NFL draft since leaving the broadcast booth has been a busy one.One day after trading...

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Falcons go with defense in 2nd, 3rd rounds of draft

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff turned their focus to defense in the...

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Panthers add LSU's Jackson, Tennessee's Gaulden to secondary

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers turned their attention to the secondary on the second day of the NFL draft — and...

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The Latest: Lower divisions score 6 draft picks

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local):10:25 p.m.South Carolina State linebacker Darius Leonard...

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Secondary first: Packers take Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers prioritized the secondary first in the NFL draft.Josh Jackson is joining a...

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After 2 more deals, Ravens get Oklahoma's Brown and Andrews

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Making three trades during the first round of the NFL draft evidently wasn't enough action for...

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Chiefs trade up for Ole Miss DE Breeland Speaks in 2nd round

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid knows when Brett Veach has unearthed a prospect he really likes because the Kansas City...

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Long wait for QB selection on 2nd night of draft

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Maybe NFL teams got exhausted from scrambling to pick quarterbacks in the first round of the draft.It...

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Colts take LB Leonard, OG Smith to open 2nd night of draft

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Second-year Colts general manager Chris Ballard has used five NFL draft picks in two days on prospects he...

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Patriots grab Florida DB Duke Dawson in 2nd round of draft

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots grabbed a replacement for Super Bowl hero-turned-scapegoat Malcolm Butler on...

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The replacement?: Browns address tackle hole left by Thomas

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The massive hole on the left side of Cleveland's offensive line may be shrinking.Needing to find a...

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Dolphins take TE Gesicki, LB Baker on 2nd day of draft

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins concede that Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki could block better. They drafted him...

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Titans move up again, draft Boston College linebacker Landry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans willingly paid a big price to make sure their defense got younger and deeper on...

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Patterson eligible for Mich., good news for other transfers

Quarterback Shea Patterson is eligible to play for Michigan this year after the NCAA granted the Mississippi transfer's request...

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Guard Milan Acquaah will transfer from Washington State

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The exodus from the Washington State basketball program has continued, with guard Milan Acquaah...

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New act: Mayfield plans to drop on-field antics in NFL

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield is leaving the college hijinks on campus.Now that he's in the NFL, the brash quarterback who...

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Cosby confined to his home as team decries 'public lynching'

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's team blasted his sexual-assault trial as a "public lynching" Friday and began looking ahead...

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Patriots select Georgia OL Wynn, RB Michel in 1st round

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Just call the New England Patriots the University of Georgia north.The Patriots used their two...

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Basketball program co-founder charged with raping player

RADCLIFF, Ky. (AP) — A man who co-founded a local basketball program in Kentucky is accused of raping one of its teen...

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No, Johnny, no: Browns sure top pick Mayfield is no Manziel

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield's flag-planting, crotch-grabbing antics didn't deter the Browns. They ignored his height, did...

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Bills trade up 5 spots to draft QB Josh Allen with 7th pick

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Josh Allen is grateful the Buffalo Bills maintained their faith in him after a last-minute...

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Vermont women's basketball coach resigns amid investigation

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont's head women's basketball coach has resigned after two seasons.Chris Day's...

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Homebound: Most teams stay local for spring practices

Teams that hold spring practice sessions out of town each year believe it prepares their players for road games while providing...

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Trades leave Bills with just 1 pick on Day 2 of NFL draft

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are going to have to play the waiting game to address their needs at either...

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Panthers expected to address defense on Day 2 of NFL draft

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers are expected to turn their attention to the defensive side of the ball on day two...

A new Cold War? Depends on who you ask.

NewsMay 7, 2018

With tensions between Russia and the U.S. heating up, we talk to a Russian living in Oklahoma and Oklahomans living in Russia.

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Redskins could look to help run game on Day 2 of NFL draft

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins could decide it's time to help their running game on Day 2 of the NFL draft.After...

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Linebacker in hand, Titans hold 2 picks for 2nd day of draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans started the NFL draft by selecting Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans, to help new...

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Rudolph, Hernandez, Landry among best available for Day 2

The first round of the NFL draft ended with a few players still left in the green room at AT&T Stadium, including an...

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After drafting Darnold, Jets have to wait a while on Day 2

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets took care of their biggest need in the first round, drafting USC quarterback Sam...

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Browns holding 3 picks in second round of NFL draft

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns will again pick first on Day 2 of the NFL draft.Cleveland has the No. 33 overall pick, a...

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Giants probably will look for linemen on second day of draft

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants will probably look to improve their lines in the second day of the NFL draft...

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The Latest: Guice among those in green room when round ended

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local):11:25 p.m.LSU running back Derrius Guice, Iowa...

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Vikings enter draft's 2nd day with offensive line on minds

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings enter the second day of the NFL draft with the 62nd and 94th overall picks and a...

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Cowboys not feeling urgency to draft receiver without Bryant

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys are feeling more confident that they might have replaced Dez Bryant in free agency, so...

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Pac-12's 5 new coaches wrap up spring practices

PHOENIX (AP) — The Pac-12 has five new coaches this season, so there was extra importance placed on spring football at UCLA,...

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Vikings take UCF cornerback Mike Hughes in 1st round

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings selected Central Florida cornerback Mike Hughes with the 30th pick in the first round...

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Bears could seek pass rusher, offensive line help on Day 2

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears might look for a pass rusher or help on the offensive line when the draft resumes...

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Bears draft Georgia LB Roquan Smith with No. 8 pick in draft

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Roquan Smith mentioned Dick Butkus and Mike Singletary, Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs. The Georgia...

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Seattle stunner: Seahawks select RB Rashaad Penny

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Once again, John Schneider and Pete Carroll left observers a little surprised by the Seattle Seahawks'...

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Fowles sparks US women to 83-46 exhibition rout of China

SEATTLE (AP) — It was the team's first game in almost two years. But Sylvia Fowles already could feel things clicking.Fowles...

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Saints trade up to bolster edge pass rush with Davenport

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints moved decisively to ramp up their pass rush in the NFL draft with a trade that...

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Panthers select WR D.J. Moore from Maryland in first round

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Coach Ron Rivera received a text from Cam Newton immediately after the Carolina Panthers selected...

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Titans trade up 3 spots for Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Linebacker Rashaan Evans couldn't be happier after the Tennessee Titans drafted him with the No. 22...

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Timeline in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case

Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in 2004 at his home near Philadelphia. The 80-year-old...

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Back to 'Bama: Redskins draft DL Da'Ron Payne at No. 13

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Taking a defensive lineman from Alabama in the first round for the second consecutive year, the Washington...

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Buccaneers draft Washington DT Vita Vea in 1st round

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are intent on building a defense capable of helping quarterback Jameis Winston end...

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Cardinals trade up, nab UCLA QB Josh Rosen at No. 10

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals made their long-awaited move for a potential franchise quarterback, trading up five...

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NFL Draft: First-round player thumbnails

A thumbnail look at the players selected in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night (x-denotes early entry).1....

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Broncos grab Bradley Chubb to team with Von Miller

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Bradley Chubb and Von Miller are big fans of one another. Now they're teammates, too.Seven months after...

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Jets draft USC quarterback Sam Darnold with No. 3 pick

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The cool, calm and confident kid from Southern California is going from Hollywood to the Big...

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Giants pass on QB, take running back Saquon Barkley at No. 2

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants passed on an heir apparent to two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and took a...

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SDSU says new stadium could be expanded for NFL team

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State said Thursday that its proposed new 35,000-seat football stadium could be expanded to 55,000...

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The Cleveland Browns select Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma first in the NFL draft

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Cleveland Browns select Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma first in the...

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Tennessee Tech, Michigan have college baseball's top streaks

The longest winning streak in Division I baseball right now belongs to a team from the Ohio Valley Conference that has only...

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Lady Vols add Washington State graduate transfer Lou Brown

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lou Brown is leaving Washington State for Tennessee as a graduate transfer to spend her final season of...

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Purdue football coach Jeff Brohm gets 2-year extension

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue football coach Jeff Brohm has received a two-year contract extension through 2024.The...

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WNBA players get better fit with new uniforms

NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA uniforms are getting an upgrade this year thanks to the league's new partnership with Nike.Players spent...

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Former SIU coach Jerry Kill to head athletics department

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Former Southern Illinois football coach Jerry Kill is taking over the athletics department, effective...

Low enrollment may force OKC district to close schools

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Oklahoma City Public Schools will consider closing some schools, expanding others and redrafting boundaries before the end of the year to cut costs amid declining enrollments.

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Air Force Academy investigates sports hazing allegations

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The Air Force Academy says it's investigating its swimming and lacrosse teams for alleged...

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Pac-12 football players poised to break out in the fall

Some of the Pac-12 Conference players who could have breakout seasons and be impact players in 2018:ARIZONAQB Khalil Tate,...

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Washington St has questions at QB now that Falk has moved on

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — After years of enjoying the record-setting exploits of quarterback Luke Falk, Washington State faces big...

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NFL finds no evidence of inappropriate questions to RB Guice

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL says it found no evidence any team asked LSU running back Derrius Guice inappropriate questions during...

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Penn State's Barkley is best talent, but QBs to lead draft

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Saquon Barkley is the best player in this year's draft. Yet he might not go in the first handful of...

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Florida State's Martin closes in on NCAA baseball win record

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Mike Martin has seen college baseball grow on and off the diamond during his 39 seasons roaming...

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FANTASY PLAYS: Tidbits from around the fantasy world

Saquon Barkley will receive a phone call on Thursday night, instantly making him both a millionaire and the savior of a...

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Coach's accusers: Schools should end relationships with him

CHICAGO (AP) — Several dozen colleges have kept ties to an influential volleyball coach long after he was publicly accused of...

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Dozens of schools keep ties to coach accused of sexual abuse

CHICAGO (AP) — Several dozen colleges have kept ties to an influential volleyball coach long after he was publicly accused of...

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Watson announces transfer from Michigan to Dayton

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ibi Watson says he's transferring from Michigan to play basketball at Dayton.The 6-foot-5 Watson made the...

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Loyola-Chicago rewards Moser with new deal through 2025-26

CHICAGO (AP) — Loyola-Chicago rewarded coach Porter Moser with a new contract through the 2025-26 season for a captivating...

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Big 12 football players poised to break out in the fall

Some of the Big 12 Conference players who could have breakout seasons and be impact players in 2018:BAYLORDE BJ Thompson,...

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Longtime Rice coach Wayne Graham says he's out after season

HOUSTON (AP) — Wayne Graham, the oldest coach in Division I baseball, says this will be his last season at Rice.The 82-year-old...

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NCAA begins work of implementing complex basketball reforms

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The most difficult part of the NCAA's attempt to clean up college basketball begins now.Hours after former...