Longtime Colorado coach and administrator Ceal Barry retires

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Longtime Colorado women's basketball coach-turned-administrator Ceal Barry will retire in July after spending 37 years in Boulder, the school said Tuesday. Barr...

List of sports events affected by the coronavirus pandemic

AQUATICS Asian water polo championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, from Feb. 12-16 canceled. Diving Grand Prix in Madrid from Feb. 14-16: China team withdrew. ...

AP Exclusive: Power Five spend big on lobbying Congress

The Power Five conferences spent $350,000 on lobbying in the first three months of 2020, more than they had previously spent in any full year, as part of a coordinated effort to influence Congress on ...

Olympic finalist runner banned 4 years for evading test

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic finalist Bralon Taplin lost his appeal against a four-year ban for dodging a doping test, and will miss the Tokyo Games and the next two track and field world cham...

Darner out as men's hoops coach at Green Bay after 5 years

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Linc Darner is out as the men's basketball coach at Green Bay after posting winning records in four of his five seasons on the job. Chancellor Michael Alexande...

Former manager and player Art Howe released from hospital

HOUSTON (AP) — Former major league manager and infielder Art Howe was released from a Houston hospital Sunday after a stay in intensive care because of the coronavirus. “Relief, back...

New MLB rules: shower at home, don't spit, Mr Met stay home

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will look somewhat like high school ball this year under protocols to deal with the new coronavirus, with showers at ballparks discouraged and players possibly ar...

Ethiopian athletes raise funds to fight virus in virtual run

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Tirunesh Dibaba ran in an empty stadium and Kenenisa Bekele inside his own home as the former Olympic champions raised funds Saturday for Ethiopia's fight against the coro...

Stefanidi overcomes heat to win pole vault Garden Clash

The strategy of reigning Olympic champion Katerina Stefanidi throughout a fast-paced, race-against-the-clock pole vault competition: keep cool. Not exactly easy on a sweltering day o...

Bye buy games? G5 could lose millions in Power 5 payouts

In 2018, with his school facing the possibility of cutting staff to make up a huge shortfall in state funding, Northern Illinois athletic director Sean Frazier added a football game at Florida State t...

WHO head urges global unity to help make Tokyo Olympics safe

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization said Saturday it will not be easy to make next year's Tokyo Olympics a safe global gathering after the pandemic. Speaking at ...

List of sports events affected by the coronavirus pandemic

AQUATICS Asian water polo championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, from Feb. 12-16 canceled. Diving Grand Prix in Madrid from Feb. 14-16: China team withdrew. ...

'Bull Durham' became a classic by avoiding clichés

Ron Shelton, the writer-director of “Bull Durham,” “White Men Can’t Jump” and “Tin Cup,” isn’t a big fan of sports movies. “Sports movies generally, I don’t like, and as a kid growin...

Former MLB All-Star, GM and executive Bob Watson dead at 74

HOUSTON (AP) — Bob Watson, a two-time All-Star as a player who later became the first black general manager to win a World Series with the New York Yankees in 1996, has died. He was 74. ...

Former big league manager, player Howe in ICU with virus

HOUSTON (AP) — Former major league manager and infielder Art Howe is in intensive care in a Houston hospital with the coronavirus. The 73-year-old Howe, best known as the manager of ...