Early signing period creating plenty of uncertainty

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — DaShon Bussell says he has not decided whether to sign with his school in December or wait until February. The Western Michigan-bound receiver likes having the option. ...

Creativity required for low-majors in the recruiting game

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jack Murphy zigzagged across his hometown, ducking into gyms to watch AAU basketball players on all points of the Las Vegas compass. Some stops lasted minutes, long ...

Duke is No. 1 in 1st regular-season AP Top 25, MSU is No. 2

Duke is No. 1 in The Associated Press' first regular-season poll of 2017-18. The Blue Devils were No. 1 in the preseason poll and received 34 of 65 first-place votes from a national ...

Elliott falls just short of earning championship spot

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Chase Elliott needed a victory to reach NASCAR's championship finale and had it in his sights, taking a late lead Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway. A pa...

Advice for overseas basketball tours: Be aware, respectful

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Washington coach Mike Hopkins has taken multiple teams overseas with USA Basketball, coaching in Olympics, world championships and various events. Each time a tea...

A guide to the 2017-18 college hoops season

North Carolina closed out the 2016-17 season by holding off upstart Gonzaga for its sixth national championship. April seems so long ago now. College basketball has...

Scandal hangs over college basketball headed in 2017-18

College basketball is better than ever on the floor. Scoring is up, stars players fill every corner of the country and fan support is sky high. Off the floor, it has an image problem...

Michigan State's Bridges tops AP preseason All-America team

Michigan State's Miles Bridges has everyone's attention. The 6-foot-7 sophomore headlines The Associated Press preseason All-America team as the leading vote-getter by a wide margin ...

Foreign tours give college hoops teams a boost

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Wisconsin's players hung out with koalas and kangaroos, learned the Haka dance, milked a cow and played a prank on former walk-on forward Aaron Moesch to reveal he would be on scho...

Pouliot scores twice, Sabres beat Coyotes 5-4

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Benoit Pouliut had two goals and an assist, and the Buffalo Sabres held off Arizona's furious late charge to beat the Coyotes 5-4 on Thursday night. Kyle Okpos...

Duke is No. 1 in AP preseason poll for second straight year

Duke was in good position to be ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press poll before landing Marvin Bagley III. Once the nation's top recruit decided to reclassify for this season, the Blue Devils became ...

Biopic 'Marshall' scores with those who knew late justice

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall's widow, Cecilia, has seen two showings of the new movie "Marshall" about her late husband. She liked it, but had one observation about actor ...

Thurgood Marshall movie faithful to the facts, and the man

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new movie about Thurgood Marshall focuses on rape case he worked on in 1941, well before he won a landmark school desegregation case and a quarter-century before he became a Suprem...

No. 21 USC rolls over Arizona State 48-17 behind Jones

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Ronald Jones II ran for 216 yards and two touchdowns, Sam Darnold revved up No. 21 Southern California's offense with three touchdown passes and the Trojans rolled to a 48-17 victo...

Blackhawks keep Coyotes winless with 4-2 victory

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Lance Bouma scored on a rebound with 4:24 left in the third period, Corey Crawford stopped 27 shots and the Chicago Blackhawks kept the Arizona Coyotes winless with a 4-2 victor...