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Oregon, Arizona St athletes challenge NCAA in federal court

Oregon, Arizona St athletes challenge NCAA in federal court

Attorneys filed a lawsuit against the NCAA in federal court Monday that seeks to prevent the association from limiting the amount of money athletes can make off their names, images and likenesses. The antitrust lawsuit by attorneys representing two current college athletes also seeks damages for potential past earnings athletes have been denied by current…

Lawsuit: Coach told Drake player to lie after shooting

Lawsuit: Coach told Drake player to lie after shooting

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Drake University student who was accidentally shot in the head by a basketball player alleges in a lawsuit that a coach instructed the player to lie to police. Nathaniel Miller Jr. filed the lawsuit this week against the university, Bulldogs forward Tremell Murphy and the managers of the off-campus…

Jason Terry returning to Arizona as assistant coach

Jason Terry returning to Arizona as assistant coach

Former Arizona star Jason Terry is headed back to the desert. Arizona hired Terry as an assistant basketball coach Thursday, filling a hole on Sean Miller’s staff after Justin Gainey left to become Marquette’s associate head coach. “My family and I are excited to be part of the incredible Tucson community again, where our story…

Timberwolves to reopen practice facility at Mayo Clinic Square

Timberwolves to reopen practice facility at Mayo Clinic Square

The Minnesota Timberwolves are poised to reopen their practice facility. They will schedule voluntary sessions for players starting Thursday. More Timberwolves coverage About half of NBA teams have begun arranging workouts, since Commissioner Adam Silver gave the go-ahead two weeks ago, subject to state and local guidelines. Only one coach and one player will be…

Poll: Americans maintain virus precautions as states reopen

Poll: Americans maintain virus precautions as states reopen

WASHINGTON — Most Americans say they are wearing masks. They are still by and large avoiding restaurants. And the vast majority are still staying at least six feet from others when out and about. Even as states and metropolitan areas throughout the country relax restrictions on social and economic life during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic,…

Poll: Americans maintain virus precautions as states reopen

Poll: Americans maintain virus precautions as states reopen

WASHINGTON — Most Americans say they are wearing masks. They are still by and large avoiding restaurants. And the vast majority are still staying at least six feet from others when out and about. Even as states and metropolitan areas throughout the country relax restrictions on social and economic life during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic,…

MSU coach, former Texas Tech title guard Noel Johnson dies

MSU coach, former Texas Tech title guard Noel Johnson dies

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — Longtime Midwestern State women’s basketball coach Noel Johnson, the point guard for Texas Tech’s 1993 national championship team, has died. She was 47. Midwestern State said Johnson died Tuesday following a 14-month bout with ovarian cancer. Johnson’s 159 wins in 12 seasons as Midwestern State’s coach were the most in…

The flipside of ‘Hoosiers’

The flipside of ‘Hoosiers’

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The 1954 Indiana high school basketball tournament remains so vivid in Leon Agullana’s memory it’s as if he never left Muncie Central. He can rattle off the magical, same-day sweep of top-ranked Fort Wayne North and second-ranked Mississinewa that set up the Bearcats’ chance at a fifth state championship. He can recall…

Mountain West to eliminate some postseason tournaments

Mountain West to eliminate some postseason tournaments

The Mountain West is eliminating postseason tournaments in baseball, men’s and women’s tennis and women’s soccer and shortening other postseason events. At the end of the conference’s virtual spring meetings, the Mountain West announced Monday several cost-cutting measures, including an 18% reduction in operating budget. The conference will reduce baseball and softball series from three…