College sports

Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma speaks to reporters during his charity golf event on Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Hartford Golf Club in West Hartford, Conn. UConn is expected to announce this week that they are leaving the American Athletic Conference and rejoining the Big East for basketball and other sports. Auriemma cautioned fans that the Big East is not the same conference it previously was. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
June 26, 2019 - 2:03 am
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees is expected to accept an invitation to move most of the school's athletic teams from the American Athletic Conference to the Big East. The board has added the vote to a regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday morning. The Huskies...
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Vanderbilt pitcher Kumar Rockeer (80) walks off the mound in the second inning against Michigan in Game 2 of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 25, 2019 - 10:54 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kumar Rocker struck out 11 while pitching 6 1/3 innings of three-hit ball, and Vanderbilt got to Michigan's shaky bullpen in a 4-1 win in Game 2 of the College World Series finals Tuesday night. The Commodores (58-12) forced a winner-take-all Game 3 on Wednesday night at TD...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo, UCLA's Rachel Garcia pitches against Oklahoma during the first inning of Game 2 of the best-of-three championship series in the NCAA softball Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City. UCLA softball player Rachel Garcia has been named Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year. Garcia was presented with the Honda Cup on Monday night, June 24, 2019, in a ceremony at Galen Center on the USC campus.(AP Photo/Alonzo Adams, File)
June 25, 2019 - 9:08 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA softball player Rachel Garcia has earned the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year award. Garcia was presented with the Honda Cup on Monday night in a ceremony at Galen Center on the USC campus. The junior pitcher from Palmdale, California, was selected most outstanding...
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Michigan's Jimmy Kerr, center, is congratulated after hitting a 2-run home run against Vanderbilt during the seventh inning in Game 1 of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals in Omaha, Neb., Monday, June 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 24, 2019 - 11:58 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michigan could sense the momentum slipping away. Jimmy Kerr got it back. Kerr homered for the third time in the College World Series, this time after Vanderbilt pulled within one in the sixth inning, and the Wolverines beat the Commodores 7-4 in Game 1 of the best-of-three finals...
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Michigan coach Erik Bakich and Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin share a laugh during a news conference Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Omaha, Neb. When Michigan (49-20) opens the best-of-three CWS finals against No. 2 national seed Vanderbilt (57-11) on Monday night, it will be playing its ninth game at TD Ameritrade in 34 days. (Z Long/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
June 23, 2019 - 4:56 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin gets right to the point when he discusses his protege, Erik Bakich. He's proud of him. He's impressed with what he has accomplished at Michigan. He's his biggest fan. Now he wants to beat him. Corbin's Commodores and Bakich's Wolverines have never...
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June 22, 2019 - 7:02 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A University of Connecticut official says the school is working to leave the American Athletic Conference and return to the Big East for basketball and other sports. The official confirmed Saturday that there have been talks with the Big East, but said they were not aware any...
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Vanderbilt's JJ Bleday (51) scores against Louisville catcher Henry Davis on a double by Ethan Paul during the ninth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 22, 2019 - 1:02 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt came to the College World Series ranked in the top five in all the major offensive categories. The Commodores have a .400 hitter, the No. 4 overall draft pick and three of the top 20 run producers in the nation. Through 8 1/3 innings against Louisville pitcher Luke...
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Michigan's Jimmy Kerr, left, is greeted by Jack Blomgren (2) and Jesse Franklin (7) at the dugout after scoring a run against Texas Tech on an RBI double by Blake Nelson in the first inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 21, 2019 - 7:22 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michigan has gone from being an anxious team playing not to lose the Big Ten regular-season championship a month ago to one that is carefree and just two wins away from the national championship. The Wolverines ended up letting that conference title slip away, and it was a lesson...
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Oregon's Bol Bol smiles before the NBA basketball draft Thursday, June 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
June 20, 2019 - 11:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Thursday's NBA draft (all times local): 11 p.m. The first round of the NBA draft is complete. Milwaukee selected USC guard Kevin Porter Jr. with the 30th and final pick of the first round. Perhaps the biggest surprise is that 7-foot-2 freshman Bol Bol from Oregon is...
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Retiring Florida State coach Mike Martin tips his hat to spectators following the team's NCAA College World Series baseball game against Texas Tech in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Texas Tech won 4-1. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 20, 2019 - 12:23 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When Texas Tech's Taylor Floyd struck out Reese Albert to end the game — and Mike Martin's career — the Florida State coach walked up the dugout steps, took off his glasses and strode across the field to shake hands with the opposing coach one more time. While the fans at TD...
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