Number of eliminated college sports programs nearing 100

Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls stemming from the pandemic are approaching an unwelcome milestone: In coming days, the number of eliminated sports programs will almost surely pass 100. ...

Shortened MLB amateur draft to remain at New Jersey studio

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s shortened amateur draft will remain at the MLB Network studios in Secaucus, New Jersey, for the first round on June 10. MLB shortened the sele...

MOE probes alleged exploitation of Eswatini students by Taiwan university

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced on Thursday (May 28) that it is opening up an investigation into charges that Mingdao University (MDU) has allegedly been exploit...

Idaho State track athletes want transgender lawsuit tossed

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two female athletes at Idaho State University want a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a new state law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports, the ...

As Native Americans fight virus, basketball takes a timeout

PHOENIX (AP) — Basketball is woven into the fabric of Native American life. Kids dribble balls on dirt courts and shoot at makeshift rims on some reservations while tournaments are h...

HBCUs work to return to sports amid new coronavirus

In the 100 years since the Southwestern Athletic Conference was formed, the conference home for some of the nation’s most storied historically black colleges and universities has always found a way to...

Biden accuser's life marred by abuse and financial hardship

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — One thing is clear in the complicated, sometimes contradictory and often chaotic story of Tara Reade: Her life has not been easy. Her earliest childhoo...

Over 40 Eswatini students duped into skinning chickens in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 40 Eswatini students who thought they were realizing their dream of studying abroad were disheartened when they encountered harsh working conditions and long hours in...

MLB draft picks feel fortunate to avoid this year's process

CHICAGO (AP) — Ethan Hearn has some good friends who are eligible for baseball's amateur draft this year. Hearn is just an interested spectator this time around, and he feels pretty fortunate about hi...

AP source: MLB to cut amateur draft from 40 rounds to 5

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will cuts its amateur draft from 40 rounds to five this year, a move that figures to save teams about $30 million. Clubs gained the ability to r...

Slashed St. Ed's: Reeling school cuts teams, breaks hearts

Carlos Tercero had already been forced to move in with one of his teammates when St. Edward’s University closed its campus because of the pandemic, their seasons cut short like so many others across t...

Lives Lost: Alabama Medal of Honor winner downplayed heroism

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Decades after the Vietnam War, retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins had a simple way of explaining how he survived mortar attacks and rifle bullets that killed so many ...

With camps shut, families face summer in the great indoors

Welcome to summer in the great indoors. Parents around the country are learning their children’s summer camps will be canceled, delayed or moved online as the fallout from the corona...

NAIA, backed by NFL, to launch women's flag football

Women’s flag football will become a varsity sport for NAIA schools by next year, the organization announced Monday. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has secured ...

R.D. Hubbard, horse racing breeder, executive, dies at 84

LOS ANGELES (AP) — R.D. Hubbard, who bred, owned and raced thoroughbred and quarter horses and was an influential executive in the racing industry, has died. He was 84. Hubbard died ...