College sports

FILE - In this Saturday, March 23, 2019, file photo, Princeton head coach Courtney Banghart reacts during the second half of a first round women's college basketball game against Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament in Raleigh, N.C. A person with knowledge of the situation says North Carolina has reached a deal with Princeton's Banghart to become the Tar Heels' next women's basketball coach. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
April 30, 2019 - 12:41 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has reached a deal with Princeton's Courtney Banghart to become the Tar Heels' next women's basketball coach, a person with knowledge of the situation said. The person spoke Monday night to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school hasn't...
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In this Sept. 22, 2018 photo, Washburn defensive back Corey Ballentine carries the ball during an NCAA college football game in Topeka, Kan. Police in Kansas are investigating a shooting that killed one current Washburn University football player and injured a former player just hours after he was drafted by the New York Giants. Topeka police say officers found 23-year-old defensive back Dwane Simmons dead when they investigated gunshots shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019. Ballentine is the wounded player who was picked by the Giants in the sixth round of the NFL draft Saturday. (Phil Anderson/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
April 29, 2019 - 6:45 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two Washburn University football players who were shot outside of an off-campus house party hours after one of them was drafted by the New York Giants were "in the wrong place at the wrong time," authorities said Monday. The shooting early Sunday killed defensive back Dwane...
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In this Sept. 22, 2018 photo, Washburn defensive back Corey Ballentine carries the ball during an NCAA college football game in Topeka, Kan. Police in Kansas are investigating a shooting that killed one current Washburn University football player and injured a former player just hours after he was drafted by the New York Giants. Topeka police say officers found 23-year-old defensive back Dwane Simmons dead when they investigated gunshots shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019. Ballentine is the wounded player who was picked by the Giants in the sixth round of the NFL draft Saturday. (Phil Anderson/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
April 29, 2019 - 6:35 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a Washburn University football player and wounding of a New York Giants draft pick (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The New York Giants say cornerback Corey Ballentine, who was shot Sunday in Topeka, Kansas, is recovering and will join the team for its...
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President Donald Trump holds up a jersey that was presented to him as he welcomed members of the Baylor women's basketball team, who are the 2019 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball National Champions, to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 29, 2019 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday hosted the Baylor University women's basketball team in the Oval Office — the team's third visit to the White House as national champions. The Lady Bears, who beat Notre Dame 82-81 earlier this month, were served fast food from Wendy's, McDonald's...
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This file photo provided by the Dallas County Sheriff's Office shows Thomas Johnson. The former Texas A&M football player is being tried for the killing of a jogger police say was hacked to death with a machete in 2015. Johnson's murder trial began Monday, April 29, 2019, after years of litigation over whether the 25-year old former wide receiver is mentally competent to be tried for the killing of David Stevens. (Dallas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
April 29, 2019 - 3:30 pm
DALLAS (AP) — David Stevens was out for his usual morning run in October of 2015 when he passed under a bridge on a Dallas jogging path. There, prosecutors say, he was accosted and hacked to death by a former Texas A&M football player wielding a machete. That player, Thomas Johnson, went on...
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Texas Tech coach Chris Beard, left, talks about Jarrett Culver, right, who declared to enter the NBA basketball draft during a news conference, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Lubbock, Texas. (Brad Tollefson/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP)
April 29, 2019 - 2:04 pm
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has made Chris Beard one of the nation's top-paid coaches in college basketball after he led the Red Raiders to their first national championship game. Beard, the AP national coach of the year, got a new contract Monday that will pay him an average of $4.575 million...
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FILE - In this March 15, 1994, file photo, Felipe Lopez, a senior at Rice High School in New York City, is named National High School Basketball Player of the Year during a news conference in New York. Lopez, once the top-rated player in the nation in high school, could never live up to the lofty expectations in college or the NBA. His story is told in the new film “The Dominican Dream.” (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)
April 29, 2019 - 2:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Felipe Lopez somehow forgot what all the attention was like. That would have been impossible to imagine 25 years ago, back when he practically owned magazine covers and newspaper headlines. But he has been out of the spotlight for a while, at least until it came time to promote a...
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In this Sept. 22, 2018 photo, Washburn defensive back Corey Ballentine carries the ball during an NCAA college football game in Topeka, Kan. Police in Kansas are investigating a shooting that killed one current Washburn University football player and injured a former player just hours after he was drafted by the New York Giants. Topeka police say officers found 23-year-old defensive back Dwane Simmons dead when they investigated gunshots shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019. Ballentine is the wounded player who was picked by the Giants in the sixth round of the NFL draft Saturday. (Phil Anderson/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
April 28, 2019 - 11:25 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Washburn University's joy over one of its own going to the pros quickly shifted to grief this weekend after a shooting killed a current Washburn football player and wounded the former member of the team who was drafted by the New York Giants just hours earlier. Police in Topeka...
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This undated photo provided by the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office shows Asia Devine Jackson. A woman has turned Jackson in to Lubbock police as police were seeking a suspect in the shooting of a Texas Tech football player. (Lubbock County Sheriff's Office via AP)
April 28, 2019 - 6:59 pm
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A 24-year-old man sought in the shooting of a Texas Tech University football player and a woman has turned himself in to Lubbock police. A police statement identifies the suspect as Asia Devine Jackson. He had been sought on a warrant alleging aggravated assault with a deadly...
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Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after the Arizona Cardinals selected Murray in the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 26, 2019 - 3:02 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — NFL teams showed some preference for quarterbacks, as always, and an infatuation with players who protect them and disrupt them during the first round of the draft. Maybe for the next two rounds they will go after the speed demons and running backs who, in many cases, fell...
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