College sports

FILE - In this March 28, 2019 file photo, Michigan coach John Beilein shouts during the first half of the team's NCAA men's college basketball tournament West Region semifinal against Texas Tech in Anaheim, Calif. Cleveland has signed Beilein to a five-year contract, three people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday, May 13. The deal came together quickly in the past 24 hours and was finalized Sunday after the Cavs had spent the weekend in Denver interviewing several NBA assistants. The people spoke to The AP condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the hire. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
May 13, 2019 - 2:29 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — John Beilein has spent a coaching lifetime taking ordinary programs and turning them into consistent winning ones. All in college. He's getting his NBA shot. The Cavaliers ended a monthlong search Monday by hiring Beilein, a 66-year-old offensive mastermind who made Michigan a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2018, file photo, Memphis head coach Mike Norvell watches players warm up before an NCAA college football game against Central Florida, in Memphis, Tenn. The portal is the NCAA’s cryptic name for the database it maintains to track which athletes, in all sports, have notified their schools they wish to transfer. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)
May 13, 2019 - 2:02 am
Justin Crouse, director of player personnel for Memphis, makes his first check of the transfer portal around 8 a.m. each day, searching for new names in the NCAA's database of football players looking for a new school. He checks again at lunch and one more time — at least — before he calls it day...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 1998, file photo, Arizona coach Dick Tomey, left, congratulates linebacker DaShon Polk after the Wildcats 23-20 win over Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl NCAA college football game in San Diego. Tomey, the winningest football coach in University of Arizona history, died Friday night, May 10, 2019, in Tucson, Ariz. He was 80. Tomey was 183-145-7 overall in 20 years as head coach at Hawaii, Arizona and San Jose State. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in December. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
May 11, 2019 - 4:37 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Dick Tomey, the winningest football coach in University of Arizona history, has died at 80. He died surrounded by family Friday night in Tucson, his family and the university said. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in December. Tomey spent 14 years at Arizona, going 95-64 while...
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May 09, 2019 - 8:22 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed No. 1 overall draft pick Kyler Murray to a four-year contract worth about $35 million with a team option for a fifth. The deal announced Thursday includes a signing bonus of more than $23 million. Arizona also signed five other draft picks tor...
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May 08, 2019 - 11:59 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sports betting will become legal in Indiana and construction of two new casinos will be allowed in the state under a bill signed by the governor on Wednesday. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb endorsed the bill on his final day to act on the measure approved by lawmakers after they...
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Christian Dawkins stands outside federal court Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in New York. Dawkins and and youth basketball coach Merl Code were convicted on a conspiracy count, but acquitted of some other charges. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 08, 2019 - 6:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An aspiring sports business manager and an amateur basketball coach were convicted of bribery conspiracy Wednesday at a trial that showed top college coaches were paid off to steer NBA-bound athletes to favored handlers. The verdict capped the two-week trial of Christian Dawkins and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2019, file photo, West Virginia University's new NCAA college football head coach Neal Brown gestures while speaking during an introductory press conference in Morgantown, W.Va. The 2019 Most Likely to Succeed list ranks the new hires in FBS. (Ron Rittenhouse/The Dominion-Post via AP, File)
May 08, 2019 - 10:59 am
There are 27 head coaches starting new jobs in major college football this season. Which ones are most likely to have successful tenures? On the last AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , USA Today's Paul Myerberg joins the show to pick apart Ralph Russo's Most Likely to Succeed rankings of new FBS...
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May 07, 2019 - 6:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An Atlanta clothier and former NBA referee pleaded guilty in a college basketball scandal Tuesday, admitting to teaming up with ex-Auburn basketball assistant coach Chuck Person in a bribery scheme. Rashan Michel, 44, of Atlanta, pleaded guilty to bribery conspiracy, acknowledging a...
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Max Homa poses with the trophy after winning the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek)
May 07, 2019 - 4:18 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — He was among the best as an amateur, winning a prestigious national title and moving onto the PGA Tour. While he never thought it was going to be easy, making it tougher was seeing so many peers from his college days collecting trophies as he wondered when, if ever, his turn...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, Christian Dawkins arrives at federal court in New York. A jury began deliberating on Monday, May 6, 2019, at the trial of Dawkins, a business manager, and youth basketball coach Merl Code, both accused of secretly bribing assistant college basketball coaches. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 06, 2019 - 5:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A jury began deliberating on Monday at the trial of a business manager and another defendant accused of secretly bribing assistant college basketball coaches. The deliberations in federal court in Manhattan followed closing arguments by lawyers for Christian Dawkins and youth...
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