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The Latest: Kobe Bryant service ends with Oscar-winning film

February 24, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in downtown Los Angeles (all times local):12:45 p.m.A selection from the short film “Dear Basketball” that won Kobe Bryant an Academy Award played on the big screens at Staples Center to wrap up a public m...

Former U of Texas tennis coach gets 6 months in college scam


February 24, 2020

BOSTON (AP) — The former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin was sentenced Monday to six months in prison for taking a $100,000 bribe as part of a sweeping college admissions scam.Michael Center collapsed into his chair and sobbed with his face in his hands after the judge declared h...

Onken, Siegrist help Villanova women upset No. 12 DePaul

February 23, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cameron Onken had the second triple-double in Villanova history, freshman star Madison Siegrist had a big double-double and the Wildcats pulled away in the second half to upset No. 12 DePaul 76-58 on Sunday.It made for a memorable sendoff in the last official home game for coach ...

University of Michigan officials told of abuse decades ago


February 22, 2020

ANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) — University of Michigan officials were warned more than four decades ago that one of its doctors was fondling patients during medical exams, but he continued working there despite a demotion and went on to allegedly abuse again as a physician with the school's athletic department...

Penn State settles ‘outstanding issues’ with Paterno family


February 21, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State and the family of the late head football coach Joe Paterno announced Friday they have resolved their differences eight years after he was fired following Jerry Sandusky's child molestation arrest, although the statue of the revered coach will not return to its place...

Mulkey fastest to 600 as No. 2 Baylor women top Texas Tech

February 18, 2020

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Kim Mulkey gathered her Baylor players for a quick chat before Queen Egbo grabbed the coach around the waist and hoisted her in the air.Call it a “Lady Bear” hug for the fastest coach to 600 wins in Division I history — men or women.Mulkey reached the milestone four games...

Georgia Tech stuns No. 4 N.C. State 65-61


February 16, 2020

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Francesca Pan delivered a brilliant performance at an opportune time.The Georgia Tech guard scored 13 of her 30 points in the first six minutes of the third quarter and the Yellow Jackets boosted their NCAA Tournament hopes by holding on for a 65-61 win over No. 4 N.C. State.The Yell...

The Latest: Miami’s Derrick Jones Jr. wins slam dunk contest

February 15, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Saturday night at NBA All-Star weekend. (all times local):9:45 p.m.Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. celebrated his 23rd birthday by winning the All-Star Slam Dunk Contest, edging Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon in a memorable showdown that required two tiebreaker...

Laurent, Boone lead Oklahoma State past No. 24 Texas Tech


February 15, 2020

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State wore throwback uniforms and got old-school results.The Cowboys honored their 1995 Final Four team with both their look and performance on Saturday. Jonathan Laurent and Kalib Boone each scored 16 points, and Oklahoma State beat No. 24 Texas Tech 73-70 for its f...

Kobe Bryant among 8 finalists for Basketball Hall of Fame


February 14, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — The list of finalists for the Basketball Hall of Fame is considerably shorter than usual.The voters really didn’t need more this year.Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett — 48 All-Star nods between them — headlined the class of eight finalists announced Friday by the Hall o...

Wesson brothers lift Ohio State over Rutgers 72-66


February 12, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rutgers and Ohio State are prime examples of how difficult it is on win on the road in the Big Ten this year.Rutgers, 1-4 on the road in conference games coming into the Wednesday night contest against Ohio State, climbed back from a 20-point deficit early in the second half ...

Raid, court case against writer mark France’s #MeToo moment


February 12, 2020

PARIS (AP) — Police raided a noted French publishing house Wednesday in their investigation of an 83-year-old writer who celebrated pedophilia in his work as court proceedings opened in another case against him.Investigators searched the offices of French publishing house Gallimard in connection with a preliminary inves...