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New redshirt rule opens door to creative thinking for coaches

College football coaches are generally excited about the NCAA's new redshirt rule, which allows a player to participate in up...

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Feds: Basketball coach bribed by indicted Florida man

MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities say a Florida businessman already charged with orchestrating a massive Medicare fraud scheme...

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Friday's Sports in Brief

PRO FOOTBALLMiami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said he hadn't decided whether to actually discipline players who protest during...

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Basketball 'escort queen' indicted on forged checks charges

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A woman who declared herself the "escort queen" of a sex scandal involving the University of...

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Baylor calls claims by former AD in court docs 'baseless'

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor says its former athletic director made "factually baseless assertions" in a court deposition when he...

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Decision to cut New Mexico men's soccer spurs anger

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The men's soccer team at the University of New Mexico has had a dozen NCAA tournament appearances and...

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Jury selected in rape trial of ex-Tennessee football players

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury has been selected in the rape trial of former Tennessee football players A.J. Johnson and...

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Column: Love cliches? They're a dime a dozen at this place

After a couple of days at the unrelenting babblefest known by the gloriously concise name of SEC 2018 Football Kickoff Media...

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Murphy: Sky Blue soccer woes 'unacceptable,' will be fixed

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says reports of bleak living and working conditions for members of the...

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Alabama is overwhelming media choice to win SEC championship

ATLANTA (AP) — Reigning national champion Alabama has been picked to win the Southeastern Conference championship in a...

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Thursday's Sports in Brief

PRO FOOTBALLThe NFL's two-month old national anthem policy is on hold.Hours after The Associated Press reported that Miami...

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It's college football's season of hope _ unless you're Vandy

ATLANTA (AP) — It's the season of hope in college football.Then there's Vanderbilt.The Commodores are the St. Louis Browns of...

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NCAA to study possible effects of widespread legal wagering

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA plans to study how the expansion of legalized betting could affect college athletics and member...

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Clemson reworks Venables contract to $2M for 5 years

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has made a second major statement this year about how much it wants to hold onto defensive...

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QB situation mostly unsettled in ACC's Atlantic Division

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference's Atlantic Division has more questions than answers when it comes to the...

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Former Florida State linebacker faces tax fraud charges

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida attorney who started at linebacker for Florida State's 1993 national championship team is...

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Clemson's pursuers have new looks in ACC's Atlantic Division

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Clemson looks ready for another year as the Atlantic Coast Conference favorite in a division that has...

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Saban's coaching tree casts large shadow over SEC Media Days

ATLANTA (AP) — There is no escaping Nick Saban's influence on the Southeastern Conference. His coaching tree was represented on...

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The Latest: Swinney undecided on Clemson's quarterback

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Atlantic Coast Conference's preseason media days (all times local):3:50 p.m.Clemson...

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New Mexico regents move forward with cutting sports

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Board of Regents at New Mexico's flagship university voted Thursday to eliminate four sports teams...

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North Carolina, UCLA, Michigan State part of Las Vegas event

LAS VEGAS (AP) — North Carolina, UCLA, Michigan State and Texas will play in an early season basketball tournament in Las...

Oklahoma camp offers help for childhood trauma victims

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Camp Hope offers help for childhood trauma victims

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The Latest: Fashion takes center stage at SEC Media Days

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on SEC Media Days (all times local):2 p.m.The final session of SEC Media Days turned into a bit of a...

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Different approach by ESPN for Monday night season opener

ESPN is going with a fresh approach for its first 2018 regular-season broadcast of "Monday Night Football."Two announcers with...

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Clemson's Brownell gets 6-year, $15 million contract

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Considered a recent "hot-seat" candidate, Clemson's Brad Brownell has the chance to become the...

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Duke basketball to appear in all-access show this fall

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke's basketball team will be the subject of an all-access show.The eight-episode series titled "Earn...

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Wednesday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALLThe Los Angeles Dodgers have won the Manny Machado sweepstakes, getting the prized All-Star shortstop from the...

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Malzahn to preview Auburn's outlook as SEC Media Days ends

ATLANTA (AP) — Gus Malzahn's Auburn Tigers are coming off an interesting 2017 season, enjoying the highs of wins over eventual...

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Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___July 15The Washington Post asks who is paying for the next...

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New Mexico to eliminate 4 sports to curb spending

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Four University of New Mexico sports are facing the chopping block - including the highly regarded...

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UNC: School reports secondary NCAA violations in football

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has reported secondary violations to the NCAA within the football program involving...

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ACC's Coastal teams hope experience leads to better defense

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — After three years of watching his team struggle to get stops, Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi sees the...

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The Latest: Miami's Richt making sure Canes have fullback

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on ACC Media Days (all times local):6:30 p.m.Miami coach Mark Richt said 2017 was the first...

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Nick Saban is still the star of the show at SEC Media Days

ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Saban peeked around the curtain, wondering if it was time to make his grand appearance.Everyone else at...

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Former Baylor DC Bennett addresses sexual assault scandal

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Bennett says the review launched by a legal firm after the...

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UNC's Fedora causes stir with CTE comment at ACC media days

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said Wednesday he doesn't believe it's been proven that football...

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Beilein agrees to extension with automatic rollovers

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach John Beilein has agreed to a contract extension through the 2022-23 season.The school...

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NCAA announces women's regional hoops sites for 2021, 2022

Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane, Washington, will be a host site for NCAA women's basketball regionals in 2021 and 2022.The...

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Ohio State assistant coach facing criminal trespass charge

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio State assistant coach has been charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass stemming from a dispute...

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The Latest: Odom beaten to fashion punch at SEC Media Days

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on SEC Media Days (all times local):3:40 p.m.As one of the lesser-known coaches in the league,...

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USA women's team to hold camp, exhibition in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. women's national team will get ready for the FIBA Basketball World Cup with a training camp and...

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Ex-Evansville coach Simmons to join Clemson basketball staff

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Former Evansville coach Marty Simmons has joined the Clemson staff.Tigers coach Brad Brownell also...

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SEC coaches don't want transfer rules to lead to free agency

ATLANTA (AP) — For all their talk about wanting what is best for players, SEC coaches draw the line at new rules pushing...

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New AD Bill Beekman gets 5-year deal at Michigan State

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State athletic director Bill Beekman's contract with the school runs through July 2023 and...

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Cumberland naming court after Coastal Carolina coach Ellis

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Coastal Carolina coach Cliff Ellis will have the basketball court at NAIA program Cumberland University...

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Frost hires former Husker coach Brown for off-field role

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has hired former assistant coach Ron Brown to help players off the field.Coach Scott Frost...

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Boxing organization giving college scholarships

Rebecca Maine was a heroin addict as a teenager. At times, she didn't see living very long as a viable option.Now, Maine is a...

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ACC's Swofford expects national rule on reporting injuries

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford expects an eventual new national rule requiring...

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Tuesday's Sports In Brief

BASEBALLWASHINGTON (AP) — Houston teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer homered on consecutive pitches from the Los...

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Baylor's Rhule able to focus more on football in 2nd season

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Matt Rhule feels like he has a completely different job going into his second season as Baylor's...

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Saban returns to SEC Media Days still on top of league

ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Saban should feel right at home at the College Football Hall of Fame, the facility hosting part of this...

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Big 12 Preview: Post Mayfield, can Oklahoma be derailed?

Oklahoma is the favorite again in the Big 12 even with Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield now in the NFL.Who will be the...

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Daniels and Tuohy named national prep athletes of the year

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (AP) — JT Daniels, a quarterback recruit for Southern California in 2019, and Katelyn Tuohy, dominant in...

Health Department says medical marijuana rollout on schedule despite chaos

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The past two weeks have brought chaos as the Board of Health passed regulations their top lawyer said weren’t legal, two groups sued, the attorney general told the board it overstepped its authority, the top health department lawyer resigned in...

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Don McAuliffe, star of '52 Michigan State title team, dies

Former Michigan State running back Don McAuliffe, a fighter in his youth, battled to the very end.The captain of Michigan...

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Clemson using Tide loss as motivation heading into fall camp

SUNSET, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's disappointing loss to Alabama in the College Football Playoff last January is never far from...

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Texas goes from compliant to committed, winning with Herman

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Texas has gone from compliant to committed under coach Tom Herman, and is winning again.When Herman...

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The Latest: Oklahoma State RB offsets questions elsewhere

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Big 12 football media days (all times local):___4 p.m.Oklahoma State Mike Gundy has plenty...

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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

App Store Official Charts for the week ending July 15, 2018:Top Paid iPhone Apps:1. Minecraft, Mojang2. Heads Up!, Warner...

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Gabe Rivera, Texas Tech star left paralyzed, dies at 57

Gabe Rivera, the overpowering "Senor Sack" lineman for Texas Tech who was paralyzed in a car accident while a Pittsburgh...

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The Latest: Mullen holding Gators accountable for behavior

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on SEC Media Days (all times local):5 p.m.Florida coach Dan Mullen believes his team has improved its...

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Pro sports leagues say racetrack filing is frivolous

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Lawyers for the four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA said late Monday that an attempt by a...

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Rangers agree to 2-year deal with Jimmy Vesey

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers have agreed to a two-year contract with restricted free agent forward Jimmy Vesey.The team...

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Georgia reloads for another championship run under Smart

ATLANTA (AP) — Even six months later, there was no way for Kirby Smart to dodge the question.The Georgia coach just knew he'd...

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Mike Kudla, former star Ohio State defensive end, dies at 34

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Mike Kudla, a star defensive end who played on Ohio State's 2002 national championship team, has died. He...

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College Football Playoff hires Big Sky commissioner as COO

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The College Football Playoff has hired Big Sky Commissioner Andrea Williams to be its chief operating...

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UNC free of NCAA issues for 1st time under AD Cunningham

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina athletics director Bubba Cunningham has spent nearly his entire tenure dealing with...

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Tom Stephens, original Patriot and 2-way player, dies at 82

BOSTON (AP) — Tom Stephens, an original member of the Patriots and a two-way player, has died at 82.According to a funeral...

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UConn forward undergoes knee surgery, out 4 to 6 months

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn says forward Mamadou Diarra has undergone successful surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left...

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Syracuse women's basketball coach gets contract extension

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse women's basketball coach Quentin Hillsman has agreed to a contract extension through 2024.The...

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Monday's Sports In Brief

BASEBALLWASHINGTON (AP) — The ball cleared the center field wall, and the sellout crowd roared. Bryce Harper threw his bat in...

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Kansas RB grieves over coach gunned down in Florida massacre

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Kansas running back Khalil Herbert still isn't comfortable talking publicly about his connection to the...

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4th ex-Wheaton football player pleads guilty in hazing case

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A fourth former member of a Christian college football team in suburban Chicago who faced felony charges...

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TCU surprises with QB at Big 12 media day; Sooner stays home

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — TCU coach Gary Patterson didn't bring Shawn Robinson to Big 12 media days to declare the young quarterback...

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Jets waive 2015 2nd-rounder Smith, sign safety Bryant

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets waived 2015 second-round draft pick Devin Smith and signed safety Brandon Bryant on...

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Sankey: New gambling laws could result in SEC injury reports

ATLANTA (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey says the Supreme Court ruling that struck down a federal law...

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Fisher's new challenge: Make Aggies tough, SEC champions

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimbo Fisher introduced himself to his new Texas A&M team with some insults and frank challenges.Right off the...

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The Latest: LSU's Orgeron looking for 'clear-cut' QB winner

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on SEC Media Days (all times local):4:55 p.m.LSU coach Ed Orgeron is looking for a starting...

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Houston, Phoenix among future Final Four sites

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Final Four is headed back to Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio and Indianapolis.The NCAA announced the...

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Ex-college basketball player sentenced in student's slaying

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A former Western Michigan University basketball player has been sentenced for his role in a robbery...

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Alabama to use metal detectors at Bryant-Denny Stadium

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama fans will be walking through metal detectors to get into Bryant-Denny Stadium this...

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New AD taking charge at Michigan St: 'We must do better'

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The new athletic director at Michigan State faces issues beyond just trying to win games and compete...

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Bowlsby has reasons to feel bullish about Big 12 Conference

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Bob Bowlsby never bought into the negative perceptions some have about the Big 12, and these days the...

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The Latest: Riley says Oklahoma capable of playoff return

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Big 12 media days (all times local):___2 p.m.Lincoln Riley says this Oklahoma team is the...

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Judge: Jewish heritage can be basis for race discrimination

Jewish people are protected by a law against racial discrimination in employment decisions, a federal magistrate judge has...

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Big 12's Bowlsby: 9 league games won't make all things equal

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby would prefer to have every conference playing nine league games, but he...

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Weekend Sports In Brief

WORLD CUPMOSCOW (AP) — France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 on Sunday in a match briefly interrupted by...

Complaints in OKC about homelessness have skyrocketed

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The recent building boom in downtown Oklahoma City has exposed those who took shelter in a previously overlooked part of town.

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Oklahoma favored again going into Big 12 football media days

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma won another Big 12 title and made it to the College Football Playoff again in its first season...

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AP source: Michigan State set to hire Bill Beekman as AD

Michigan State is set to hire Bill Beekman as athletic director, a person with knowledge of the decision said Saturday. Beekman...

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Former Cal WR Robertson transferring home to Georgia

Former California wide receiver Demetris Robertson says he is transferring to Georgia, returning to his home state.Robertson...

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Wake Forest: former NBA All-Star Len Chappell dies at 77

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest says former basketball all-American and NBA All-Star Len Chappell has died.The school...

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Baylor settles lawsuit with woman who said players raped her

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University on Friday settled a federal Title IX lawsuit brought by a former volleyball player who...

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Alcorn's Simmons, Grambling's Christmas top All-SWAC picks

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alcorn State running back P.J. Simmons and Grambling State linebacker De'Arius Christmas are the...

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SWAC coaches, players embrace title game return to Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama State coach Donald Hill-Eley found out the Southwestern Athletic Conference was bringing its...

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Former UNC player Jalek Felton to play overseas this season

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina guard Jalek Felton will play professionally in Slovenia this upcoming season.The...

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College Football Playoff agrees to bowl games through 2026

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The College Football Playoff agreements for the Cotton Bowl Classic, Fiesta Bowl and Peach Bowl have been...

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Duke's White to chair NCAA selection committee for 2019-20

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Duke athletic director Kevin White will serve as the chairman of the NCAA Tournament selection committee in...

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Wake counting on 5-star freshman Jaylen Hoard

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Several players left Wake Forest early this offseason. Jaylen Hoard came aboard.The Demon Deacons'...

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Television academy: thumbs down on the latest reboots

NEW YORK (AP) — Television executives and many viewers love the idea of reviving series and ideas from the past. Emmy voters?...

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NFL announces latest winners of research competition

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has three new winners of a research competition aimed at improving equipment and player safety.The...

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Oklahoma State to sell beer at Boone Pickens Stadium

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State athletics will start selling beer at its venues this fall.The school made the...

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Monmouth names Josh James director of basketball operations

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Monmouth University has named former Hawk Josh James as director of basketball operations.Coach...

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Auburn, North Carolina football to meet in 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — Auburn and North Carolina football will meet in the 2020 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta.The teams will meet...

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Kim Barnes Arico receives extension through 2023 at Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan women's basketball coach Kim Barnes Arico has agreed to a contract extension through the...

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NC State's Yow savors Top 25 goal, even amid FBI hoops probe

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State finally owns the Top 25 national status that athletics director Debbie Yow has sought...

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SWAC to hold 2018 football title game in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Southwestern Athletic Conference has decided to continue holding its football championship game and...

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Oklahoma F Manek preparing for bigger role without Young

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Brady Manek's strong freshman season was largely overlooked while the college basketball world was...

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Ex-athletes: Creepy people, lewd atmosphere at Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It was no secret that a team doctor now being investigated for sexually abusing male athletes decades ago...

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New league not trying to replace college football

Phil Savage, the former NFL executive who has been a radio analyst for Alabama football for nine years, says the fledging...

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Alliance to allocate players using college affiliation first

When the Alliance of American Football makes its first snap next February, there could be lots of familiar names playing for...

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Former Michigan State, Lions coach Darryl Rogers dies

DETROIT (AP) — Darryl Rogers, who coached Michigan State to a share of the Big Ten title in 1978 and later took the helm for...

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House speaker defends Ohio congressman as 'man of integrity'

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday defended an Ohio congressman accused of ignoring ex-college...

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Kansas intent on changing football culture under Long

LARENCE, Kan. (AP) — Jeff Long didn't waste time making clear his focus as Kansas' new athletic director."I'd like to say one...

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Ex-Louisville players sue NCAA over vacated national title

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A group of former Louisville men's basketball players have filed a lawsuit against the NCAA over the...

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Tim Tebow to be inducted into Florida's ring of honor

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two-time national champion and 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow will be inducted into Florida's...

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Giants, Redskins make picks in NFL's supplemental draft

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Giants have spent a 2019 third-round draft pick on Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal, and...

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Western Kentucky AD proud of athletic, academic success

Western Kentucky athletic director Todd Stewart is proud of the school's ongoing success in competition and classwork.The...

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Ohio State transfer Wohlabaugh can play this fall at Duke

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA will allow Duke center Jack Wohlabaugh to play this fall after transferring from Ohio...

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Atlanta's Young finally gets shot going in summer league win

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's been a bumpy ride for Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young, but he finally got his shot going.The No. 5...

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Former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight dies at age 39

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight has died in Phoenix.The Maricopa County Medical...

From despair to hope: One woman's journey through mental illness

HealthJul 8, 2018

MUSKOGEE — After two years of hearing voices, Mary Hicks became convinced she needed to kill herself to save her children. She failed. Sometimes failure can be a good thing. In Hicks' case, failure meant that she finally got treatment for...

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Inexperienced Hawkeyes competing for carries in '18

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa typically asks a ton out of its running backs.The problem is that the Hawkeyes don't have a ton of...

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Sam Esposito, NC State coach and ex-White Sox, dies at 86

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sam Esposito, the North Carolina State baseball coach who played in the 1959 World Series for the Chicago...

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Changing of the guard: Gamecocks look to backcourt success

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is changing its approach this season, turning to its deep group of guards to keep the...

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Release of 5th 'Indiana Jones' movie pushed to 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Indiana Jones won't be swinging back into movie theaters until at least 2021.The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday...

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Restaurant closed after 39 cases of suspected salmonella

NORTH READING, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts restaurant has been shut down until further notice after nearly 40 people reported...

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Capital Gazette writer McNamara 'always fair in his writing'

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — John McNamara loved sports. Most of all, he loved watching and writing about Maryland...

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Alabama LB Terrell Lewis out indefinitely with ACL tear

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama linebacker Terrell Lewis has had surgery to repair a torn knee ligament.Crimson Tide coach Nick...

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Man shot on highway flags down passing ambulance

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a man who said he was shot while driving on a Massachusetts highway flagged down...

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Migration, outreach mean diversity is soccer's new normal

PARIS (AP) — When France's xenophobic fringes disparage the country's diverse World Cup team as more African than European,...

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The Latest: More support flows from Capitol Hill to Jordan

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a former Ohio State team doctor accused of sexually abusing athletes (all times...

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Sarkisian loses $30M lawsuit against USC over firing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian has lost a $30 million lawsuit that claimed he was improperly...

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Duke AD looks ahead after Blue Devils came 'close' in 17-18

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke took a step forward during the recently completed academic year. Athletic director Kevin White thinks...

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Alabama dismisses linebacker VanDarius Cowan from team

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has dismissed linebacker VanDarius Cowan from the team for violating unspecified team...

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Cyprien returns to college as Texas Tech assistant after NBA

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Glynn Cyprien has returned to the college ranks as an assistant coach at Texas Tech after spending the...

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Royals sign 16-year-old Japanese pitcher for $322,500

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kaito Yuki is headed to the Kansas City Royals organization instead of attending high school in...

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Haiti unrest strands a number of US volunteer groups

Volunteer groups from several U.S. states were stranded in Haiti Sunday after violent protests over fuel prices canceled...

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California, long a holdout, adopts mass immigration hearings

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge was irritated when an attorney for dozens of people charged with crossing the border illegally...

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The Latest: TS Beryl disintegrates as heads for Caribbean

MIAMI (AP) — The latest on tropical storms in the Atlantic (all times local):5 p.m.Tropical Storm Beryl has disintegrated as it...

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Former coach of NBA player found dead had grown concerned

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former coach and family friend of onetime Sacramento Kings and UCLA basketball player Tyler Honeycutt says...

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Porch floor collapses, injuring at least 15 partygoers

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A porch collapsed at a Connecticut home, sending over a dozen people to the hospital.Approximately 20...

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Father, 4 daughters from New Jersey killed in Delaware crash

TOWNSEND, Del. (AP) — A father who died along with his four daughters in a Delaware highway crash was a native of the...

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Tulsa business helps man facing arrest for late DVD rental

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A business has helped an Oklahoma man who had been facing a more than $200 fine and a warrant for his...

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Timbers top Earthquakes 2-1, now unbeaten in 11 MLS matches

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Samuel Armenteros scored two goals and the Portland Timbers extended their MLS unbeaten streak to 11...

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Reynolds has 2 HRs, 10 RBIs, Nationals rout Marlins 18-4

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Reynolds may have sent his manager toward a sleepless night.How is Dave Martinez supposed to rest when...

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Wildfires rage through California amid heat rage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters toiled in stifling heat Saturday on the lines of destructive wildfires across the U.S. West,...

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The Latest: Largest California wildfire over half contained

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local):8:50 p.m.The largest of the California...

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Varner, Kraft tied for lead at Greenbrier in West Virginia

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Harold Varner and Kelly Kraft are looking to add to the crop of first-time winners on the...

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Family of Ohio State doctor says it's cooperating in probe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The family of a former Ohio State University team doctor accused by athletes of sexual misconduct says it...

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Ex-coach: Former NBA player Tyler Honeycutt dies in suicide

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former coach and family friend says onetime Sacramento Kings and UCLA basketball player Tyler Honeycutt...

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Minnesota Timberwolves sign Ohio State's Keita Bates-Diop

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed rookie forward Keita Bates-Diop to an undisclosed deal.The team...

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Police: Man says he'd kill supporters of Trump, congressman

NESCONSET, N.Y. (AP) — Police say an angry Long Island man nearly backed over a campaign worker moments after saying he wanted...

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Bennett: Great World Cup a 'Propaganda Coup' for Russians

"Men in Blazers" co-host Roger Bennett says the upbeat mood and sparkling stadiums that make this the most entertaining World...

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Wisconsin Badgers wrestler killed in Illinois vehicle crash

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A University of Wisconsin wrestler was killed in a vehicle crash in Illinois, according to police and the...

Testing more than 7,000 unsubmitted rape kits in Oklahoma could cost $9.5M+

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Testing more than 7,000 untested rape kits that have been identified in Oklahoma could potentially cost anywhere from $9.5 million to close to $12 million, based on estimates provided in a report by a statewide task force that has been examining...

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Police: 'Despondent' driver caused crash that killed puppy

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say a heartbroken driver intentionally crashed his vehicle, causing a five-car pileup that...

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How the trade war is changing minds in a Senate battleground

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jimmy Tosh's sprawling hog farm in rural Tennessee is an unlikely battleground in the fight for control...

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Froome and Quintana struggle in opening Tour de France stage

FONTENAY-LE-COMTE, France (AP) — Chris Froome tumbled off the road into a grassy field in the opening stage of the Tour de...

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Oklahoma sees more severe earthquakes, fewer overall

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's 4.0 earthquakes are up significantly this year, but the overall rate of earthquakes is...

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The Latest: Goleta fire burns homes in Santa Barbara County

HORNBROOK, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in the Western United States (all times local):11:50 p.m.Authorities are now...

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California fire kills 1 as heat stokes blazes in Western US

HORNBROOK, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire raging through drought-stricken timber and brush near California's border with Oregon...

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Southern California hit by record-breaking heat wave

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California sizzled Friday in record-breaking heat from the desert to the sea, with widespread...

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4 children, 1 adult in NJ family killed in Delaware crash

TOWNSEND, Del. (AP) — Five members of a New Jersey family, including four children, were killed Friday in a crash on a Delaware...

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The Latest: Temperature hits 108 in downtown Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Southern California's heat wave (all times local):6:50 p.m.The National Weather Service says...

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Defense lawyers ask to move Manafort trial, cite publicity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, asked a federal judge Friday to...

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Ex-athletes say Ohio State doc groped, ogled men for years

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — On paper, Richard Strauss was a well-regarded Ohio State University physician who examined young athletes...

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Family: University must disarm officers after fatality

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The family of a black man who was fatally shot by Portland State University campus police demanded Friday...

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UCLA's McDonald, 23, reaches Wimbledon's 4th round in debut

LONDON (AP) — Mackenzie McDonald earned post-match kudos from John McEnroe and something else pretty significant Friday: a spot...

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Old arrests surface for Wisconsin Democratic candidate Bryce

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin Democrat running to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan apologized Friday for a 1998 drunken...

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Federal judge fines Chinese wind turbine maker $1.5 million

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge in Wisconsin fined a Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Friday for stealing trade secrets...

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Baylor denies allegations of racism, cover-up in lawsuit

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former Baylor University athletic director's claims that the school used black football players as...

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NFL includes 7 rookie officials for upcoming season

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL roster of game officials for the upcoming season includes seven rookies among the 121.The newcomers...

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Gators' Dressel, Gamecocks' Wilson are SEC athletes of year

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Florida swimmer Caeleb Dressel and South Carolina basketball player A'ja Wilson have been named the...

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Maryland releases subpoenas for records in FBI hoops probe

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Maryland has joined the list of schools to receive a grand jury subpoena seeking records in the ongoing...

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Twins sign first-round pick Larnach for $2.55 million

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins signed first-round draft pick Trevor Larnach just one day before Major League Baseball's...

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Kansas hires ex-Arkansas AD Jeff Long to lead athletics

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The major reasons the athletic director job at Kansas became available nearly two months ago are...

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North Dakota's Geno Crandall transferring to Gonzaga

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — North Dakota's Geno Crandall is moving to Gonzaga as a graduate transfer and will be eligible to play...

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Radio and television personality Ed Schultz dies at 64

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Veteran broadcasting personality Ed Schultz, whose career took him from quarterbacking at a Minnesota...

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Celtics sign 1st-round pick Robert Williams to contract

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have signed first-round draft pick Robert Williams.The team announced the signing Thursday....

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Cards' Jackson, Irish's Ogunbowale named ACC's top athletes

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson and Notre Dame women's basketball player Arike Ogunbowale are the...

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Georgia QB Jake Fromm has broken bone in non-throwing hand

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm has a broken bone in his left hand but isn't expected to miss any summer...

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NCAA prepares minority coordinators for head coaching jobs

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Camera lighting made beads of sweat emerge from Tony Elliott's forehead as he fielded questions ranging...

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Koreas begin basketball friendlies in latest peace gesture

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas on Wednesday began two days of friendly basketball games in Pyongyang in their...

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The Latest: Kevon Looney to re-sign with Warriors

The Latest on NBA free agency (all times EDT):8:20 p.m.A person with direct knowledge of the agreement says versatile big man...

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Ex-wrestlers say congressman knew of alleged Ohio St abuse

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio congressman isn't being truthful when asserting he was unaware of allegations that a now-dead...

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The Latest: Law firm says it asked congressman for interview

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on two former Ohio State wrestlers' allegations that U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan knew athletes were...

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Florida State AD Stan Wilcox has busy agenda for 2018-19

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State's athletic department is thriving under Stan Wilcox.Since Wilcox became the Seminoles'...

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Owens says he will give induction speech at Chattanooga

Terrell Owens has decided to celebrate his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame at Chattanooga, where he played college...

Rural hospitals fight to remain fiscally viable

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A community's physical and economic health is at stake as rural hospitals across Oklahoma and the United States struggle to remain viable. The largely rural Sooner State is particularly at-risk as changes in technology, insurance coverage and...

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Duke's Brittain Brown ready for his chance as starting RB

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke hopes good things keep happening when the Blue Devils give the ball to Brittain Brown.The redshirt...

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Jackson scores 29, outshines Young in Summer League debut

Jaren Jackson Jr.'s Summer League debut couldn't have gone much better.The same can't be said for Trae Young.Jackson, the...

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The Latest: Slain trooper was a college football standout

ERWIN, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a New York state trooper (all times local):4:45 p.m.A 29-year-old New York...

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AP college basketball writer Jim O'Connell dead at age 64

NEW YORK (AP) — Few held court like Jim O'Connell.Whether you were Coach K, a TV analyst, a fellow sports writer or a fan, he...

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Seton Hall hires Woodward as assistant basketball coach

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Seton Hall has hired Duane Woodward as an assistant basketball coach.The Big East Conference school...

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The Latest: Lance Stephenson joining LeBron on Lakers

The Latest on NBA free agency (all times EDT):10:45 p.m.Lance Stephenson is joining LeBron James in Los Angeles.Stephenson...

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Grizzlies sign first-round draft pick Jaren Jackson Jr.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed first-round draft pick Jaren Jackson Jr., a 6-foot-11 forward from...

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Kings sign 1st round pick Marvin Bagley III

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings have signed first-round pick Marvin Bagley III to a contract.General manager...

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Annapolis-bred Belichick laments newspaper shooting

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is expressing sympathy for the families and friends of those...

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Sabathia, homer-happy Yankees top Boston 8-1 for best record

NEW YORK (AP) — Packed house, summer heat, Red Sox-Yankees for the best record in baseball.So, CC Sabathia, did it feel like a...

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Jayhawks' Vick announces he will return for senior season

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lagerald Vick has decided to return to Kansas for his senior season, nearly three months after he...

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Beavers' coach says '16 NCAA snub sparked championship run

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The popular narrative has been that Oregon State's run to the national championship was fueled by the...

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Illinois signs prep forward Anthony Higgs from Baltimore

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Prep forward Anthony Higgs has signed with Illinois and will join the program next season.Higgs,...

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Utah State football player accused of rape at party

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah State football player has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman at a party, marking the...

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Drake calls out Rick Pitino in song on new album

Rapper Drake, a well-known Kentucky Wildcats fan, calls out former Louisville coach Rick Pitino in a song on his new...

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Correction: CWS Finals story

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — In a story June 28 about the College World Series between Oregon State and Arkansas, The Associated Press...

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Which team is most likely to be next 1st-time CFP team

In four seasons of the College Football Playoff a total of nine programs have filled the 16 semifinal spots. Which teams could...

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Oregon State wins College World Series for third national title, beating Arkansas 5-0 in Game 3

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State wins College World Series for third national title, beating Arkansas 5-0 in Game 3.

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NFL suspends Bucs QB Jameis Winston for 3 games

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will open the season without quarterback Jameis Winston, who has been suspended...

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Duke extends baseball coach's contract through 2025

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke and baseball coach Chris Pollard have agreed to a contract extension through the 2025 season.Athletic...

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Wrestler Snyder 1st to repeat as Big Ten athlete of year

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Ohio State wrestling star Kyle Snyder is the first in Big Ten history to repeat as the conference's male...

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Auf Wiedersehen: Germany is out, and now what happens?

If you had an NCAA-style World Cup bracket, the ousting of Germany probably left it busted.The defending champions are out of...

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Fans throng Florida arena, mourn slain rapper XXXTentacion

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Loudspeakers blasted songs by the late rapper XXXTentacion as thousands of fans chanting his...

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Chinese court hands US football coach 4-year prison sentence

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court sentenced former American football player Wendell Brown to four years in prison Thursday for...

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North and South Korea combining in 3 sports at Asian Games

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Olympic Council of Asia says North and South Korea will field combined teams in three sports —...

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Trump dubs Heitkamp a 'liberal Democrat,' urges her defeat

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump urged voters Wednesday to fire "liberal Democrat" Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in November,...

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Carolina is home for Brind'Amour: 'I bleed Hurricane red'

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Rod Brind'Amour came to Carolina in 2000 and never left.He worked his way up the Carolina Hurricanes'...

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Ground Game: Will family separation outcry hurt Texas GOP?

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Ted Cruz, the firebrand Republican senator, and Beto O'Rourke, the ex-punk rocker turned Democratic...

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Oregon St. wins 5-3 to force Game 3; Hogs crying over foul

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State hadn't been able to catch a break in the College World Series finals. And then the ninth inning...

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Frustration, heartbreak for migrant parents looking for kids

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — In an unmarked brick building a few blocks from the Mexican border, immigrant parents clutched folders of...

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Lawyer for Wendell Brown says Chinese court sentences former Ball State football player to 4 years' prison for bar fight

BEIJING (AP) — Lawyer for Wendell Brown says Chinese court sentences former Ball State football player to 4 years' prison for...

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The Latest: Some California residents allowed back home

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):7:25 p.m.Officials have allowed about 1,000 residents...

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Alabama's top lawyer shares his grief about wife's suicide

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In an emotional appearance, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall opened up to reporters Wednesday...

Oklahoma veteran fought in some of largest naval battles of WW II

NewsJul 2, 2018

William MacKelvie, an Oklahoma veteran, fought in some of WW II's largest naval battles in the Pacific.

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Longtime Vols broadcaster Ward honored at tribute ceremony

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer praised John Ward for bringing "life and feeling to our...

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Workers of Hawaii agency that sent false alert seen sleeping

HONOLULU (AP) — An employee of the Hawaii agency that mistakenly sent cellphone and broadcast alerts about an imminent missile...

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President Trump's list of Supreme Court candidates

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's list of candidates for the Supreme Court, posted on White House website last...

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The Latest: Plaintiff hopes ruling will spare other mothers

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on immigrant parents and children separated at the U.S. border (all times local):6 p.m.The...

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Jury: Dr. Dre's Beats headphones owes ex-partner $25 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury on Wednesday found that Dr. Dre, music mogul Jimmy Iovine and their headphone company Beats...

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The Latest: Texas executes man condemned for 1979 killing

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Texas inmate who confessed to numerous killings and rapes...

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CTE Q&A: What happened to Tyler Hilinski, what can be done

The news that Tyler Hilinski, the Washington State quarterback who shot himself with a rifle in January and left a suicide...

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Ex-Baylor athletic director: Black athletes made scapegoats

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The former athletic director at Baylor University alleges that regents schemed to make black football...

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Prosecutor: Retirement home blast intended to kill neighbor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 77-year-old man set off an explosion in a California retirement home in an attempt to kill his neighbor...

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Wisconsin legislative leader open to incentives for Harley

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he's open to considering tax breaks to keep Harley-Davidson jobs...

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Iowa politicians scurry to comply with ban on self-promotion

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michael Fitzgerald, Iowa's longtime state treasurer, in some ways has become synonymous with college...

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Oklahoma health official: Rules ready for medical marijuana

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The head of Oklahoma's health agency said Wednesday there's a framework in place to get the medical...

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Sabres acquire Sheary, Hunwick in trade with Penguins

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres general manager Jason Botterill is drawing from his championship past in Pittsburgh to provide a...

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Desperation 'you can smell' as pot shops sell untested weed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bargain basement bud is on the menu in California, but you need to act fast to cash in on the cheap...

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Anti-GOP, strong marijuana turnout highlight Oklahoma races

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's primary election was marked by an energetic push from pro-education groups that helped oust...

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Colorado Dems, GOP eagerly launch governor's contest

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates wasted little time Wednesday in staking out their...

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Supreme Court hands Illinois governor a rare win over unions

CHICAGO (AP) — The Supreme Court's ruling in an Illinois labor case gave Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner a rare victory in his...

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Maryland's Jealous ready to climb political 'Everest'

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Ben Jealous says he's ready to do what some say is Maryland's political equivalent of climbing Mount...

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Electric rates may be cut after failed nuclear plants

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Customers of South Carolina Electric & Gas could see their rates temporarily cut by nearly 15 percent,...

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Officer charged in death of black teen who was shot in back

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A white police officer was charged Wednesday with homicide in the death of an unarmed black teenager who was...

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The Latest: SC lawmakers OK rate cuts for failed nuke plants

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a rate cuts after a nuclear project failed in South Carolina (all times local):4:45...

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Atlantic Richfield ordered to pay $29M for pollution cleanup

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — BP-owned Atlantic Richfield Co. must pay nearly $29 million for the cleanup of arsenic that is threatening...

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Firm hired to investigate lawmaker also donated to him

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A law firm that cleared one of Ohio's most powerful state lawmakers of a sexual harassment allegation in...

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The Latest: Health official: Oklahoma prepped for marijuana

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on Oklahoma's primary election (all times local):2:55 p.m.Oklahoma's interim health...

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AR-15 rifle, handgun stolen out of parked police cruiser

NORWAY, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine say an assault-style rifle was among two firearms stolen from a parked state police...

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Naked, unarmed man dies after officers take him into custody

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — An unarmed, naked man died after an encounter with police in northern Virginia in which the man was trying...

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Agreement reached to end children's book infringement case

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group that preserves and promotes the work of a deaf, self-taught Idaho artist whose creations appear in...

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Endangered species listing considered for rare Nevada toad

RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials have agreed to consider Endangered Species Act protection for a rare toad in northern...

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NBC Sports hires former ref McAulay as on-air rules analyst

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC Sports has hired former NFL official Terry McAulay as an on-air rules analyst for its coverage of "Sunday...

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Man freed in 1980 killing wins another legal round

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An appeals court has handed another legal victory to a man who spent 36 years locked up for a New Orleans...

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Ex-mayor, businessman in GOP runoff for Oklahoma governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma City mayor and a Tulsa businessman who ran as a political outsider are advancing to a...

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The Latest: Teen shot by cop showed hands, had no gun: DA

EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen near...

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"Swamp Brothers" seek help finding rare white gator Snowball

BUSHNELL, Fla. (AP) — A rare white alligator named Snowball was apparently stolen from a north Florida reptile farm owned by...

These dogs are helping change lives.

NewsJul 7, 2018

Program at Mabel Basset Correctional Center lets women inmates train dogs

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Harrison Ford, Calista Flockhart and son make pizza stop

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — May the slice be with you."Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" star Harrison Ford has stopped for some pizza...

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CBS Sports hires former NFL ref Steratore as rules analyst

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS Sports has hired former referee Gene Steratore as a rules analyst for its NFL broadcasts.Steratore retired...

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Trump-backed South Carolina Gov. McMaster wins GOP runoff

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's earliest and most loyal supporters won a key runoff Tuesday, as South...

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Sanchez, Garcia rally White Sox to 8-4 victory over Twins

CHICAGO (AP) — Once the Chicago White Sox got started, Yolmer Sanchez wouldn't be stopped.Sanchez matched a career high with...

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Former NAACP president Jealous wins Dem gov nom in Maryland

BALTIMORE (AP) — Former NAACP President Ben Jealous won the Maryland Democratic nomination for governor on Tuesday, giving him...

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Primary Takeaways: A liberal newcomer ousts top Dem leader

An ambitious senior Democrat in the House lost his job Tuesday in a stunning primary upset. Mitt Romney moved closer to an...

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Democratic heavyweight loses in New York as Trump picks win

NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump's party came together, a 28-year-old liberal activist ousted top House Democrat Joe Crowley in...

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Left-versus-Trump showdown for Colorado governor's seat

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's primary delivered a left-versus-Trump showdown for this year's gubernatorial elections, with...

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The Latest: In Oklahoma, Republicans ousted over teacher pay

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primaries and runoffs in seven states (all times local):1:30 a.m.It was a mixed bag for...

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Mixed bag for teachers, bad night for legislative incumbents

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It was a mixed bag for teachers running for political office in Oklahoma but clearly a bad night for...

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Judge: Separated families must be reunited within 30 days

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A judge in California on Tuesday ordered U.S. border authorities to reunite separated families within 30...

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The Latest: Bad night for GOP incumbents who opposed taxes

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on Oklahoma's primary election (all times local):12:15 a.m.It was a mixed bag for teachers...

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Arkansas beats Heimlich, Beavers 4-1 in CWS finals opener

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Arkansas didn't hit much against Luke Heimlich and Christian Chamberlain in Game 1 of the College World...

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Oklahoma voters approve medical marijuana despite opposition

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters on Tuesday backed the medicinal use of marijuana, overcoming a late opposition campaign...

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Cornett in GOP runoff for Oklahoma governor; 2nd spot close

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters on Tuesday began to winnow a crowded field of candidates seeking the state's top job, but...

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Sen. Ben Cardin wins primary over Chelsea Manning, 6 others

BALTIMORE (AP) — Some incumbent Democrats have felt heat this election cycle as they faced self-styled progressive challengers...

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Mississippi Dems pick party stalwart Baria in Senate runoff

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Democrats in Tuesday's runoff gave their U.S. Senate nomination to state Rep. David Baria,...

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Man protesting VA burns self in front of Georgia Capitol

ATLANTA (AP) — A man who identified himself as an Air Force veteran strapped fireworks to his chest and lit himself on fire...

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California wildfire grows, 1,500 under evacuation orders

SPRING VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire that has burned some two dozen homes and buildings gained thousands...

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State Sen William Timmons wins Republican nomination for US Rep. Trey Gowdy's open seat in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State Sen William Timmons wins Republican nomination for US Rep. Trey Gowdy's open seat in South Carolina.

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The Latest: Minneapolis protesters oppose travel ban ruling

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding President Donald Trump's ban on travel from several...

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Oklahoma voters approve medical marijuana state question despite opposition from law enforcement, faith leaders

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters approve medical marijuana state question despite opposition from law enforcement, faith...

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Judge in Virginia lets case against Manafort move forward

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia rejected a bid by President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul...

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Party stalwart Baria beats newcomer in Mississippi Dem Senate runoff, setting up longshot race with incumbent Wicker

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Party stalwart Baria beats newcomer in Mississippi Dem Senate runoff, setting up longshot race with...

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Sen. Ben Cardin wins Democratic nomination over convicted leaker Chelsea Manning, 6 others in Maryland race

BALTIMORE (AP) — Sen. Ben Cardin wins Democratic nomination over convicted leaker Chelsea Manning, 6 others in Maryland race.

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Gov. Henry McMaster, a loyal Trump supporter, wins South Carolina GOP primary runoff, defeating businessman John Warren

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster, a loyal Trump supporter, wins South Carolina GOP primary runoff, defeating...

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Beilein: Offer from Pistons would have been tough decision

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — John Beilein says he was never offered the Detroit Pistons' coaching job."I never really had to make...

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1 dead, 12 hurt in construction explosion at Texas hospital

GATESVILLE, Texas (AP) — One construction worker was killed and a dozen others were injured after an explosion at an addition...

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The Latest: Hospital CEO: Gas line perhaps involved in blast

GATESVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on an explosion at a Central Texas hospital construction site (all times local):7:30...

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Redwood grove on California coast to become public park

STEWARTS POINT, Calif. (AP) — An environmental group said Tuesday that it is acquiring a grove in Northern California with...

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Wisconsin's Harley-loving governor put in bind with Trump

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's full-throttled love of Harley-Davidson motorcycles has been intertwined with...

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Former Penn State president Spanier loses criminal appeal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State president Graham Spanier lost an appeal Tuesday of his misdemeanor conviction for...

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Enemy turned ally: Poliovirus is used to fight brain tumors

One of the world's most dreaded viruses has been turned into a treatment to fight deadly brain tumors. Survival was better than...

Federal pay prevents Oklahoma City VA from filling some doctor positions

NewsJul 9, 2018

There are 21 job openings at the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center and many of them may never be filled.

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Wolves rookies realize playing time must be earned

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves used the draft to add a pair of players possessing the skills they want for the...

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Driver who hit pole, knocking power out, charged with DUI

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts driver who hit a telephone pole with his pickup truck in Rhode Island, knocking out...

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Oregon man sent to psychiatric hospital for beheading mother

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A man who decapitated his mother on Mother's Day and walked into a rural Oregon grocery store holding...

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Border Patrol: Smugglers abandoned 57 immigrants in Arizona

LUKEVILLE, Ariz. (AP) — An underage pregnant girl, a toddler and over a dozen youths were among a group of 57 Central American...

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Report: Lax Goodwill Omaha allowed CEO to make $1 mln a year

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The board responsible for overseeing Goodwill Omaha allowed the prominent charity to stray from its core...

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Judge: Agency failed to justify Idaho wildlife-killing plans

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal agency's justifications for killing coyotes and mountain lions and other predators in Idaho to...

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Washington State football player had brain damage at suicide

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The family of the Washington State football player who died of suicide in January said the 21-year-old...

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South Florida hires CFP exec Kelly as athletic director

South Florida on Monday hired Michael Kelly, the chief operating officer of the College Football Playoff, to be its athletic...

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LEADING OFF: Cubs check Darvish, ace matchup in Philly

A look at what's happening around baseball today:CHECK HIMThe Chicago Cubs might have further word on Yu Darvish after the...

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Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel wins Honda Cup

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olympic champion swimmer Simone Manuel of Stanford won the Honda Cup on Monday night for collegiate woman...

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Game 1 of College World Series finals postponed by rain

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Game 1 of the College World Series finals between Arkansas and Oregon State was postponed until Tuesday...

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Court backs NCAA transfer rule requiring year off

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court has backed an NCAA rule requiring most football players who transfer schools to sit out...

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Correction: Basketball to Music Hall story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story June 23 about the planned restoration of a Brooklyn theater, The Associated Press erroneously...

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Texas hires Oregon softball coach Mike White

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas hired Oregon softball coach Mike White on Monday to lead a program that has been a...

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Mississippi St hires Chris Lemonis as next baseball coach

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State has hired Indiana's Chris Lemonis to be its next baseball coach.Lemonis, 48, has led...

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Ex-Richmond guard Khawn Fore signs to play for Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former Richmond starting guard Khawn Fore has signed to play his final season of college basketball at...

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New law may allow UConn coach to keep son as assistant

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bill recently passed by the Connecticut state legislature may allow UConn football coach Randy Edsall...

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DiVincenzo can hook up dad, a Bucks fan, with new gear

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Donte DiVincenzo's dad can dust off the old Milwaukee Bucks jerseys he used wear as a fan while he was growing...

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Life sentence for man in slaying of Michigan college student

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A man convicted of murder in the robbery and death of a Western Michigan University student has been...

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UConn president says Ollie committed serious violations

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn President Susan Herbst told Kevin Ollie she was upholding his firing because the former men's...

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College scandals put sports doctors under new scrutiny

Allegations of sexual abuse carried out over decades by team physicians at Michigan State and Ohio State are sending ripples...

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Oregon State out to finish redemption tour against Arkansas

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State has won 109 of 127 baseball games over two seasons with mostly the same cast of players. The...

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Veteran women's college basketball ref Rachelle Jones dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran women's college basketball official Rachelle Jones has died after a seven-year fight with cancer.Jones...

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Some boosters want South Dakota's Augustana on bigger stage

Perhaps the biggest proponent of taking a small private university in South Dakota into the realm of big-time college athletics...

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Oregon St. beats Miss. St. 5-2, plays Arkansas in CWS finals

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kevin Abel and Jake Mulholland made it look easy for Oregon State.Until it wasn't.Abel turned in the...

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Shannon Miller returns to coach CWHL's Calgary Inferno

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Former Minnesota-Duluth coach Shannon Miller is returning to coaching with the Canadian Women's Hockey...

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Oklahoma State AD Mike Holder gets 3-year contract extension

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder has received a three-year contract extension, with his annual...

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Ex-Bears football player indicted for assaulting deputy

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — A former Chicago Bears and Ohio State University football player who authorities say was ordered to leave...

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Gators chomped: Arkansas off to CWS finals, tops Florida 5-2

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn had a simple message for his Razorbacks before they played Florida for a spot...

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Arkansas eliminates defending champ Florida at CWS

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Isaiah Campbell limited Florida to two hits over 5 1/3 innings, Arkansas scored four times in five innings...

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Oregon St. offense keeps humming in 12-2 win over Miss. St.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It has been decades since an offense at the College World Series has been as prolific as Oregon State's.The...

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UNC, baseball coach agree in principle to new deal

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has reached an agreement in principle for baseball coach Mike Fox to return next...

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UM fan prohibited from social media posts on Missoula woman

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A University of Montana athletics fan cannot make any more social media posts referring to a woman who...

Cleanup to resume at former oil refinery site near Duncan, Oklahoma

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Nebraska women add Fla International guard as grad transfer

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Kristian Hudson of Florida International is joining the Nebraska women's basketball team as a graduate...

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Thunder take Hall with 53rd pick, Hervey with 57th

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Thunder hope they have run into some more good luck in the second round.Oklahoma City took Virginia...

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Utah Jazz select Grayson Allen with 21st pick

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A reputation as a dirty player followed Grayson Allen throughout his career at Duke. Allen is hoping he...

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Timberwolves take Georgia Tech G Josh Okogie with 20th pick

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves could have used their draft picks in deals to help clear space under the salary...

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Rockets get USC's Melton, Purdue's Edwards on draft night

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets believe they got a steal by adding Southern California's De'Anthony Melton with the 46th...

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Pelicans use only draft pick to take Penn State guard Carr

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans addressed have a couple of major, uncertain free-agent concerns and they used...

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Gators hold off Texas Tech 9-6 at CWS to make bracket final

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Florida carried a five-run lead into the bottom of the seventh inning against Texas Tech. Gators coach Kevin...

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Cavs select Bama's Sexton to help convince LeBron to stay

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — The Cavaliers selected a point guard and pitch man.Moments after the team selected Collin Sexton with...

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Lakers land German big man Moritz Wagner with 1st-round pick

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Moritz Wagner grew up in Berlin dreaming of an NBA career, and he went all the way to Michigan to...

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Grizzlies draft Jaren Jackson with fourth overall pick

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jaren Jackson Jr. is so excited about heading to the Memphis Grizzlies as the fourth overall pick in the...

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Clippers come out of first round with new-look backcourt

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers have a new backcourt duo.Kentucky point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was the 11th pick of the...

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Spurs draft Miami guard Lonnie Walker, USC big man Metu

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Lonnie Walker IV has simple goals for his rookie season in the NBA.Walker wants to work hard, do whatever...

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Bulls go big, take Carter at No. 7, Hutchison at No. 22

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls gave Lauri Markkanen a frontcourt running mate by drafting Duke's Wendell Carter Jr. Then they...

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Hornets land Miles Bridges, Devonte Graham in NBA draft

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Miles Bridges' versatility convinced Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak to take a chance on him in...