Conference USA sets bowl lineup for 2020-25

DALLAS (AP) — Conference USA has secured its bowl lineup through the 2025 season, with seven guaranteed postseason appearances each year. The league on Thursday announced its agreeme...

CupCheck: 10 major leaguers market game, help fight cancer

CINCINNATI (AP) — On an off day in Los Angeles four years ago, a group of major leaguers players went to Manhattan Beach and played the prototype for a new game. Curt Casali, Matt An...

Georgia State QB Ellington joining coaching staff

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Georgia State quarterback Dan Ellington, the team’s starter the last two years, is joining coach Shawn Elliott’s staff as an assistant coach. Ellington will se...

Trump eyes older voters in Florida for any sign of faltering

SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's path to reelection runs through places like Sun City Center, a former cow pasture south of Tampa, Florida, that's now home to a booming retirement...

A funeral director fights for New York's coronavirus dead

NEW YORK (AP) — Jesus Pujols has fetched the deceased from emergency rooms. He has stepped over bodies in refrigerated trailers. The funeral homes he serves are storing remains by the dozen, often in ...

Sex. Drugs. Virus. Venezuela elites still party in pandemic

MIAMI (AP) — They whiled away the week on a sex- and drug-fueled romp: dancing on white-sand beaches and frolicking on a paradisaical Caribbean island with prostitutes from Europe, some snapping selfi...

Pandemic fallout: NCAA slashes distribution by $375 million

Canceling March Madness because of the coronavirus pandemic will cost the NCAA about $375 million that it would have distributed to 350 schools across the nation. Some will be able t...

UNF, hoops coach Matthew Driscoll agree to 3-year extension

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — North Florida and men's basketball coach Matthew Driscoll have agreed to a three-year contract extension. Athletic director Lee Moon made the announcement F...

Georgia Southern beats Georgia St. 81-62 in Sun Belt tourney

ATLANTA (AP) — Quan Jackson had 19 points, Isaiah Crawley scored 15 points and grabbed 16 rebounds and No. 5 seed Georgia Southern beat fourth-seeded Georgia State 81-62 on Wednesday night in a Sun Be...

No fans, no fun: Athletes uneasy over empty-arena solutions

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — As U.S. sports leagues weigh whether to bar fans from ballparks and stadiums to help stall the coronavirus outbreak, San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija is one of the...

Ride with Jake: Burton impact felt over bittersweet weekend

VAIL, Colo. (AP) — One of Jake Burton Carpenter’s earliest sales trips didn’t work out so great. He loaded up his station wagon with 30 freshly built snowboards. He came home with all of them — plus f...

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

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 ...

Taiwan employees should have right to refuse returning to China: Lawmaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan legislator Hung Sun-han (洪申翰) and Taiwan Labor Front Secretary-General Sun Yu-lien (孫友聯) held a press conference Monday (Feb. 17), urging the government to protect ...

First-time legislators breathe new life into Taiwan's Legislative Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 10th class of legislators was sworn in at Taiwan's Legislative Yuan on Saturday (Feb. 1), with several newcomers rolling out their blueprints to transform Taiwan i...

Bryant hailed as 'true Olympic champion' by IOC president

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Kobe Bryant was as “an outstanding and true Olympic champion,” IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday. The basketball great, who was killed in a helicopte...