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Texas Tech basketball coach Chris Beard speaks during a news conference after being named The Associated Press College Basketball Coach of the Year Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 04, 2019 - 4:21 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chris Beard of Texas Tech had a cheering, boisterous audience as he took stage Thursday to accept the trophy as The Associated Press men's college basketball coach of the year — his players and family filling the front row to celebrate his success as their own. He was happy to...
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Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw directs her team during practice at the women's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. Notre Dame faces Connecticut in a national semifinal on Friday.(AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 04, 2019 - 12:22 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Muffet McGraw says it's time for more women in positions of power in all walks of life, including women's basketball. "When you look at men's basketball, 99% of the jobs go to men, why shouldn't 100 or 99% of the jobs in women's basketball go to women?" the Notre Dame women's...
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In this Wednesday, March 20, 2019 photo, Ryan Straschnitzki speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Philadelphia, Straschnitzki, a young hockey player was paralyzed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Canada. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
April 04, 2019 - 11:04 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tom Straschnitzki was wrangling his fussy youngest child when his iPhone buzzed. His hands full, Tom put the phone on speaker and heard the terrifying sound of his oldest son calling from a bus and screaming for help. "Dad, you've got to help this time! You've got to save the...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2015, file photo, members of the Biloxi Shuckers minor league baseball team eat lunch before practice at the Pensacola Blue Wahoos' stadium in Pensacola, Fla. Minor leaguers at the lowest levels can make as little as $1,100 per month despite spending 50-to-70 hours per week at the ballpark. A lawsuit alleging MLB violated minimum wage and overtime requirements was pre-empted in 2018 when Congress passed the “Save America’s Pastime Act,” which stripped minor leaguers of the protection of federal minimum wage laws. (AP Photo/Michael Spooneybarger, File)
April 04, 2019 - 4:05 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Jeremy Wolf loved being a professional baseball player. The New York Mets were his favorite team as a child, and it was a dream fulfilled when they selected him in the 31st round in 2016. The reality was something else. From first pitch to the final out was a blast, but the time...
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Cagliari fans shout to Juventus's Moise Kean, center with back to camera, after he scored his side's second goal during a Serie A soccer match between Cagliari and Juventus at the Sardegna Arena Stadium in Cagliari, Italy, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Cagliari fans shouted racist chants at Kean after the 19-year-old scored in the 85th minute, the chants were so bad that Cagliari captain Luca Ceppitelli rushed in to protect the youngster and ask the fans to stop. (Fabio Murru/ANSA via AP)
April 03, 2019 - 3:51 pm
MILAN (AP) — A black player for Italy's most popular soccer club won support from other European players Wednesday, a day after he was subjected to a torrent of racist abuse from an opposing team's fans. Juventus forward Moise Kean scored his team's second goal against Cagliari late in the 2-0...
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In this Dec. 21, 2018 photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball warms up before an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in Los Angeles. Lonzo Ball and his company Big Baller Brand are suing co-founder Alan Foster, alleging he conspired to steal millions of dollars from the shoe and clothing line. The lawsuit filed Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Los Angeles Superior Court says Foster concocted "a fraudulent scheme" to enrich himself with company money and also use it to buy property in Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 03, 2019 - 1:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball and his company Big Baller Brand are suing co-founder Alan Foster, alleging he conspired to steal millions of dollars from the shoe and clothing line. Foster concocted "a fraudulent scheme" to enrich himself with company money and also...
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A portion of the rook is darkened with curtains as U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis prepares for the NCAA college basketball Final Four, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)
April 03, 2019 - 12:45 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The losses last weekend by Duke, Gonzaga, Kentucky and Purdue pulled the curtains on their seasons, one painful game short of the Final Four. Those teams that made it to Minneapolis ? The guys from Michigan State, Texas Tech, Auburn and Virginia will be greeted, literally, by...
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Antonio Armstrong, Jr. listens to opening arguments by prosecutors inside 178 Criminal Courthouse Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Houston. Armstrong Jr. faces capital murder charges for allegedly murdering his parents in their Bellaire home in 2016. (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
April 02, 2019 - 1:53 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say house alarms and motion detectors indicate a Houston teenager whose father was a standout linebacker for Texas A&M before a brief NFL career fatally shot his parents. Jurors were told during opening statements Tuesday that no one forced their way into the home and...
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UConn forward Katie Lou Samuelson greets fans outside Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn., Tuesday, April 2, 2019, as the team leaves campus for a record 12th straight trip to the women's NCAA college basketball Final Four. UConn will be seeking its 12th national title. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
April 02, 2019 - 12:11 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma is a bit bemused by what seems like a renewed sense of enthusiasm in the Huskies fan base. Hundreds of supporters, some lined up three or four deep behind barriers, waited almost an hour outside Gampel Pavilion on Tuesday to cheer the team as it headed...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2019, file photo, Duke's RJ Barrett, left, hugs Zion Williamson after Duke defeated Florida State in the NCAA college basketball championship game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, in Charlotte, N.C. Duke's Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett are the second freshman teammates to earn first-team All-America honors. Williamson and Barrett headed The Associated Press All-America team released on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, joined by Tennessee's Grant Williams, Murray State's Ja Morant and Cassius Winston of Michigan State. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)
April 02, 2019 - 11:03 am
The season did not end as Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett intended. The fabulous freshmen came to Duke to win a national championship and their bid came up short with a loss to Michigan State in the Elite Eight. Williamson and Barrett still managed to make a bit of history. The Duke duo was named to...
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