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Brown-Turner’s jumper lifts NC State past Miami, 50-48

February 20, 2020

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Jakia Brown-Turner will likely remember her first game-winning shot as a collegian, even if she has no idea what play was called.The freshman scored scored a season-high-tying 18 points, including a go-ahead, baseline jumper...

Duo leads No. 18 Northwestern women past Rutgers 82-65

February 19, 2020

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Lindsey Pulliam and Veronica Burton combined for 50 points, 30 in a dominate middle two quarters as No. 18 Northwestern won its sixth straight by blitzing Rutgers 82-65 on Wednesday night.Pulliam finished with 27 points, hitting...

Clemson, Newman surprise No. 5 Louisville with 77-62 win

By PETE IACOBELLI | February 15, 2020

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's John Newman III had one goal against No. 5 Louisville — stay aggressive.That resolve brought the Tigers a stunning 77-62 upset win over the Cardinals — and another major moment in what's been an up-and-down season.Newman...

Memorial held for coach, family killed in Bryant crash

By AMY TAXIN | February 10, 2020

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The smiling faces of baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and daughter Alyssa shone in photos and videos cast on screens at Angel Stadium of them hitting the baseball field, basketball court and the beach.But as friends...

Sheffield’s 31 leads Elon past College of Charleston 72-65

February 8, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Marcuss Sheffield scored 31 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Elon knocked College of Charleston out of a tie for the league lead with a 72-65 victory on Saturday.Sheffield, a graduate transfer from Stanford, went 11 of 12 from...

Former major league outfielder Angel Echevarria dies at 48

February 8, 2020

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Former major league outfielder Angel Echevarria, who played seven seasons with three different teams, has died. He was 48.Rutgers, where he set a career home run record that has since been broken, announced his death Saturday...

Hobbs’ leads streaking Boise St. past Wyoming 67-62

February 5, 2020

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Alex Hobbs scored a career-high 24 points off the bench to help Boise State rally late for a 67-62 win over Wyoming on Tuesday night.Boise State (16-8, 8-4 Mountain West Conference) trailed 53-51 after Jake Hendricks made 1 of 2...

Johnson lead W. Michigan past Miami (OH) 64-60

February 4, 2020

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Brandon Johnson scored 21 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field and foul line and Western Michigan beat Miami (Ohio) 64-60 Tuesday night.Following Johnson's basket that broke a 58-all tie, Dae Dae Grant went to the foul line...

The Latest: Remains recovery at Bryant crash site underway

January 26, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant (all times local):8:30 p.m.Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says his department's helicopters were grounded due to weather in the area where a helicopter carrying...

Commentary: College baseball can breathe easier after Tony Gwyn makes recovery from cancer

By Andrew Singer | January 24, 2011

College baseball needs Tony Gwynn. The former San Diego Padre and current head coach of the San Diego State baseball team announced earlier this month that he is doing well after a series of cancer treatments for a malignant tumor in his parotid gland....