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Coaches, others plead not guilty in college admissions scam

BOSTON (AP) — Athletic coaches charged in a sweeping college admissions scam pleaded not guilty Monday to taking bribes from wealthy parents in exchange for helping students get into elite universities such as Georgetown. They appeared in Boston’s federal court nearly two weeks after they were arrested in what authorities have described as the biggest […]

No Lambeau, but NFL’s 100th season will kickoff with Packers at Bears

PHOENIX (AP) — As part of the celebration of its 100th season, the NFL will have the Packers play at the Bears in the Thursday night kickoff game Sept. 5. Traditionally, the Super Bowl champion is the home team for the prime-time opener, but the league wants to salute historic rivalries in 2019. No rivalry […]

Gustafson, Iowa blow past Missouri and into Sweet 16

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Megan Gustafson and the surging Hawkeyes are off to the Sweet 16. Iowa might evolve into a true Final Four contender if Gustafson can get the kind of help that she got from her teammates on Sunday. The junior, Gustafson (pictured above, pointing), a Port Wing, Wis., native, had 24 […]

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announces retirement

BOSTON (AP) — The party’s over for Rob Gronkowski. Then again, it might just be getting started. The New England Patriots’ fun-loving, touchdown-spiking tight end announced Sunday that he is retiring from the NFL after nine mostly dominant, Super Bowl-filled seasons. The four-time All-Pro posted his decision on Instagram , saying that a few months […]

Hobbled Antetokounmpo lifts Bucks past Cavs

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo seems to have recovered quickly from a recent ankle sprain. Antetokounmpo showed few signs he was bothered by the ailing right ankle, getting 26 points and 10 rebounds to lift to Milwaukee Bucks over the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-105 on Sunday. After experiencing no problems in the pregame workout, Antetokounmpo played […]

Wisconsin wins 5th NCAA women’s hockey title

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Senior captains Sophia Shaver and Annie Pankowski each scored, and Wisconsin won its fifth NCAA women’s hockey championship with a 2-0 victory over Minnesota on Sunday. Kristen Campbell, named the most outstanding player, pitched her 11th shutout of the season, including a victory over two-time defending champion Clarkson in the Frozen […]

Morant’s triple-double leads Murray St upset over Marquette

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The game was in hand for Murray State and sensational point guard Ja Morant, who dominated Marquette in every way. With a chance to make some NCAA Tournament history, Morant’s coach told him to hit the boards and grab the rebound that would push him to an elusive triple-double. Morant went […]

Lopez’s 3-pointers have become a key for NBA-best Bucks

In case more proof was needed that the game of basketball has changed wildly in the last few years, check out the starting center for the team with the best record in the NBA — he is often nowhere near the basket. It’s by design. Milwaukee’s Brook Lopez hardly ever took 3-pointers in high school, […]

Evers picks Wisconsin to defeat Duke for NCAA championship

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers might just be the biggest homer in Wisconsin. Evers said the Badgers will somehow beat Duke to win the NCAA men’s basketball championship. Evers, a Wisconsin alumnus, issued a news release Thursday predicting Wisconsin, Duke, Texas Tech and North Carolina will reach the Final Four. He predicts Badgers […]

Colleges weigh fate of students with tainted applications

BOSTON (AP) — In the wake of a massive college bribery scheme, the schools caught in the middle have been left facing a thorny question: What to do about the students who may have been admitted through fraud? The University of Southern California announced late Monday it had placed holds on an undisclosed number of […]

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