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‘From the heart’: Mullin’s decision to leave St. John’s

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Mullin felt in his heart it was time to leave St. John’s. He stepped down this month after four years as coach at the school where he starred in the 1980s. “It got to a certain point for me to do something different,” Mullin told The Associated Press on Monday. […]
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SEC teams look to find defensive stoppers after draft exodus

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This week’s NFL draft showcases some of the Southeastern Conference’s top defensive players from a year ago. It also is a window into the SEC’s challenges this year. Last year’s Associated Press All-America team featured six defensive linemen or linebackers from the SEC: Alabama’s Quinnen Williams, Kentucky’s Josh Allen, LSU’s Devin […]
Tags: News, Sports, Alabama, NFL, Ap, College sports, SEC, Devin, Knoxville Tenn, Associated Press All America, Josh Allen, Quinnen Williams Kentucky


Jury selection begins in second trial over NCAA recruitment

NEW YORK (AP) — Jury selection has begun in the trial of an aspiring agent and a former amateur coach charged with bribing big-school coaches to boost their business relationship with amateur basketball players. The trial of business manager Christian Dawkins and ex-amateur league director Merl Code began Monday in Manhattan federal court. Testimony in […]
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Killian Tillie, Gonzaga’s 6-10 junior forward, the latest Zag to declare for the NBA draft

Other Zags already declaring for the NBA after a 34-3 season under coach Mark Few have been Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke and Zach Norvell, Jr.
Tags: News, Sports, Nba, College sports, Gonzaga, Mark Few, Killian Tillie Gonzaga, Rui Hachimura Brandon Clarke


Kansas State receiver Hunter Rison suspended after arrest

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State wide receiver Hunter Rison has been indefinitely suspended after his arrest on a domestic battery charge. The Manhattan Mercury reports that Riley County police arrested Rison on Friday on suspicion of domestic battery. The charge also covers knowingly or recklessly causing bodily harm to family or a person in […]
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Valorie Kondos Field’s last dance with UCLA gymnastics ends with 3rd place in NCAA championship

FORT WORTH, Texas — For the second straight year, UCLA gymnasts ended a national championship meet with tear-stained faces. Saturday’s weren’t the championship-winning kind. Instead of defending their national title, the Bruins faltered on their best event, scoring a season-low on floor and finishing third at the NCAA championships in Fort Worth, Texas with a team score of 197.5375. As the final scores flashed across the screen, with Oklahoma claiming its third NCAA title in four years and LSU f...
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UCLA defense steals the show in spring football game

LOS ANGELES — Toward the end of Saturday morning’s spring football game, UCLA’s alumni band leader yelled to his group: “OK, when they score we’re going to play ‘Sons of Westwood’!” Unfortunately for the band, the UCLA football team never got into the end zone on that particular drive, or the entire day for that matter. The Bruins’ spring practice season came to a close with just three points to show for it. A short J.J. Molson field goal from UCLA’s first-team offense on its third drive were th...
Tags: Texas, Oregon, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Austin, Soccer, College sports, Ucla, Thompson, Cincinnati, Chip Kelly, Burton, Howard, Kelly, Bruins


Kendall Ellis, aka “Relay Girl,” set for pro outdoor debut at Mt. SAC Relays

LOS ANGELES — A decade ago, Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus was dubbed the Carnegie Hall of American track and field. And for nearly a century it was indeed center stage to some of the sport’s greatest moments and its greatest stars. Rono, Lewis, Ryun, Eaton, Joyner-Kersee, Decker, Lavillenie, El Guerrouj and of course the late Steve Prefontaine all competed there, the timber holding up Hayward’s iconic East Grandstand rocking with their every step. A year ago Nike co-founder Ph...
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Miller and Wade will not testify in corruption trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Arizona coach Sean Miller and LSU coach Will Wade will not be required to testify in next week’s federal basketball corruption trial. U.S. District Court judge Edgardo Ramos ruled Friday that Miller and Wade were not relevant to the bribery trial that starts Monday. The two coaches had been subpoenaed in […]
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UCLA gymnastics ‘floor party’ seals NCAA finals berth

FORT WORTH, Texas — LSU’s purple and gold cheering section roared. The Tigers had inched ahead of second-ranked UCLA after three rotations of Friday’s NCAA semifinal. Through the loud chants, a key lyric of the background music in Fort Worth Convention Center seemed to pop out. “I feel better when I’m dancing,” the song said. Huddled in a corner near the floor, UCLA danced along. The Bruins weren’t fazed by a thin deficit entering the final rotation of Friday’s NCAA semifinal, dancing their way ...
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St. John’s hires Mike Anderson as basketball coach

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Anderson is getting another chance at St. John’s. Anderson was hired as Red Storm coach on Friday after he was fired by Arkansas last month. He also had head coaching stints at Missouri and UAB before leading the Razorbacks to five postseason appearances and a 169-102 record in eight seasons. […]
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Plenty of coaching changes around SEC during offseason

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — There has been plenty of coaching turnover in the Southeastern Conference this offseason, just not involving any head coaches. This will be the first year since 2006 that the SEC begins a season with no new head coaches. But despite the continuity at the top, there has been nearly a 40 […]
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7 Big Ten teams will extend QB competitions into preseason

The week started with nine of the 14 Big Ten teams coming out of spring practices planning to continue quarterback auditions in August. The number was down to seven by Friday. First-year coach Ryan Day of defending conference champion Ohio State insisted after the Buckeyes’ spring game last Saturday he hadn’t decided between Georgia transfer […]
Tags: News, Sports, Georgia, College sports, Ohio State, Buckeyes, Ryan Day


UNC’s Hatchell resigns after findings from program review

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell has resigned after an external review found she had made “racially insensitive” comments and applied “undue influence” regarding players’ ability to compete through medical issues. The school issued a release late Thursday announcing the Hall of Famer’s resignation and findings from the review by […]
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Mick Cronin hires longtime assistant Darren Savino to UCLA men’s basketball staff

Mick Cronin’s first hire at his new job is an old friend from his previous stop. The newly minted UCLA men’s basketball coach hired former Cincinnati associate head coach Darren Savino for the same role in Westwood, the school announced Thursday. Savino was seen on campus Thursday speaking with Cronin and UCLA administrators. “Mick and I know each other very well, and we can’t wait to get to work in Westwood,” Savino said in a statement. “UCLA has a tremendous athletic tradition and is a world-c...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Ucla, Cincinnati, Chip Kelly, Darren, Mick, Cronin, Northern Kentucky, Bearcats, Westwood, Savino, Murray State


UCLA football hopes extra practice fortifies pass rush

LOS ANGELES — Every practice for five weeks, UCLA defensive linemen repeatedly ran through the same circuit of drills every morning. They smacked tackling dummies, high-stepped over cones and rushed at a grad assistant pretending to be a quarterback … then did it all over again the next day. The Bruins, tied for the fewest sacks in the Pac-12 last year, hope the extra practice produces a much-needed pass rush. “We weren’t great at that last year and it’s something we have to obviously improve up...
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Video: Osa Odighizuwa encouraged, not satisfied with improving pass rush

Defensive lineman Osa Odighizuwa talks about how UCLA has improved its pass rush this spring and how the Bruins can stay on track for fall. Related Articles Video: Chip Kelly still undecided about UCLA’s spring game format UCLA football practice report day 12: No. 1 defense dominates scrimmage UCLA football coach Chip Kelly calls walk-ons ‘the backbone’ of the program Video: Chip Kelly main...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ucla, Chip Kelly, Bruins, UCLA Video, Osa Odighizuwa, Kyle Philips, UCLA Football, College-football


Video: Odua Isibor displays versatility for UCLA defense

Outside linebacker Odua Isibor talks about transitioning to a defensive line role, which NFL players he studies for inspiration and how UCLA has worked to improve the pass rush this season. Related Articles Video: Chip Kelly still undecided about UCLA’s spring game format UCLA football practice report day 12: No. 1 defense dominates scrimmage UCLA football coach Chip Kelly calls walk-ons ‘the backbone’ of the program ...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ucla, Chip Kelly, UCLA Video, Kyle Philips, UCLA Football, Odua Isibor, College-football


Video: Chip Kelly still undecided about UCLA’s spring game format

Head coach Chip Kelly talks about how he and the coaches will decide on a spring game format after Thursday’s practice, the quarterback competition between Dorian Thompson-Robinson and Austin Burton and UCLA’s pass rush. Related Articles UCLA football practice report day 12: No. 1 defense dominates scrimmage UCLA football coach Chip Kelly calls walk-ons ‘the backbone’ of the program Video: Chip Kelly maintains ‘daily ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ucla, Chip Kelly, UCLA Video, Greg Dulcich, Dorian Thompson Robinson, Kyle Philips, UCLA Football, Austin Burton, College-football


What to know about UCLA gymnastics in the NCAA championships

LOS ANGELES — The UCLA gymnastics team is two meets away from a second straight national championship. The Bruins barely mentioned that fact this week heading into the NCAA championships in Fort Worth, Texas. “The personality of our team is more about focusing on the little things and focusing on taking one event as a time or taking one skill at a time, even,” junior Gracie Kramer said. “Because we have that mentality, it’s more fun and it’s surprising when the numbers fall into place.” The Brui...
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Katelyn Ohashi hopes to keep joy in new UCLA gymnastics floor routine despite backlash

LOS ANGELES — If there was one thing the internet could agree on, it was Katelyn Ohashi’s first floor routine this year. The senior’s dimpled smile, unbridled joy and breath-taking tumbling made her an instant viral sensation as she danced to a medley of Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and Earth, Wind & Fire. The world wide web didn’t react as kindly to her second routine. After debuting a revised floor routine at the Pac-12 championships on March 26, Ohashi wrote a post on her blog ...
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Barnes says buyout likely kept him from taking UCLA job

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes believes he’d be coaching UCLA’s men’s basketball team right now if buyout negotiations hadn’t broken down. Barnes’ contract required Tennessee to receive $5 million if he had left for another job before Monday. The buyout is slightly less now. Barnes spoke with UCLA officials, but a deal […]
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Huskies find their offense at last in 11-1 baseball victory over Santa Clara

The Huskies were coming off a series at Stanford in which they scored just five runs in three games, but sent 10 hitters to the plate and scored five runs in the first inning Monday.
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Duke’s Zion Williamson declares for NBA Draft, projected as top overall pick

Duke freshman Zion Williamson sits behind the Oscar Robertson Trophy at a news conference where he was awarded the U.S. Basketball Writers Association College Player of the Year award at the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) Duke forward Zion Williamson speaks with the news media in the Duke locker room after an NCAA men’s East Regional final college basketball game against Michigan State in Washington March 31,...
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Huskies run softball winning streak to 13 games behind Morganne Flores’ two HRs

Gabbie Plain went the distance for the Huskies, allowing three hits in seven innings and striking out 11.
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Why Clay Helton is happy with USC’s progress after final spring practice

LOS ANGELES — One last full-pad scrimmage, a 70-yard bomb of a touchdown pass and a little scuffle between teammates, and USC’s spring football season came to an end on Saturday morning. The Trojans wrapped up their 15th practice of the spring. The team started five weeks ago with several questions surrounding it. How would the offensive players transition to the new coordinator Graham Harrell and his Air Raid attack? How would the defense adjust to losing several of its key pieces and leaders? ...
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UCLA football practice report day 12: No. 1 defense dominates scrimmage

Saturday was the last open practice before the spring game. UCLA had an extended live scrimmage at the end of practice with the first-team defense flexing its muscle. Next week’s practices on Tuesday and Thursday are closed to the public and Saturday’s spring game is at 11 a.m. at Drake Stadium. The format for the spring game is unknown at this point. Here are links to wrap up Saturday’s coverage Why walk-ons will be the “backbone” of the UCLA football program under Chip Kelly Video interview...
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UCLA football coach Chip Kelly calls walk-ons ‘the backbone’ of the program

LOS ANGELES — UCLA doesn’t tweet out celebratory graphics when a new walk-on signs on National Signing Day. Names of preferred walk-ons aren’t listed on the final list of signees every year. But to head coach Chip Kelly, the hidden gems are just as important to his program as the top-rated recruit. “You’re kind of looking for those sneaky-good kids that maybe everybody else has kind of passed on,” Kelly said of signing walk-ons every year. “But it’ll be the backbone (of what we’re doing). It was...
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Video: Chip Kelly maintains ‘daily competition’ at UCLA

Head coach Chip Kelly talks about how he maintains a competitive atmosphere at practices, improvements he’s seen in Dorian Thompson-Robinson and Austin Burton and how the coaching staff has meshed together this year in their second season together. Related Articles Video: Kyle Philips returns after injury-shortened freshman season Video: Greg Dulcich makes impact as walk-on tight end Video: Chase Cota breaks down UCLA...
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Video: Kyle Philips returns after injury-shortened freshman season

Receiver Kyle Philips talks about his recovery from a concussion last season that allowed him to only play four games last year and what he learned in the short freshman debut. Related Articles Video: Chip Kelly maintains ‘daily competition’ at UCLA Video: Greg Dulcich makes impact as walk-on tight end Video: Chase Cota breaks down UCLA’s unique receivers group Video: Jayce Smalley hopes to...
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