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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...

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

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER | 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...

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...

University of Michigan officials told of abuse decades ago

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...

Penn State settles ‘outstanding issues’ with Paterno family

By MARK SCOLFORO | 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...

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...

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

By KEN TYSIAC | 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...

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...

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

By CLIFF BRUNT | 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...

Kobe Bryant among 8 finalists for Basketball Hall of Fame

By TIM REYNOLDS | 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...

Wesson brothers lift Ohio State over Rutgers 72-66

By MITCH STACY | 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...

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

By ELAINE GANLEY | 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...