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Arizona’s McDonald to return for senior season

Arizona guard Aari McDonald will return for her senior season, bypassing a chance to leave early for the WNBA. “I am already counting down the days until I can get back on the court with my teammates and I can’t wait to play one more season in front of the best fans in the country,” […]

Kobe, Duncan, Garnett headline Basketball Hall of Fame class

Kobe Bryant’s resume has yet another entry to validate his greatness: He’s now, officially, a Hall of Famer. And he’s got plenty of elite company in the 2020 class, one that may be as glitzy as any. Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin […]

Study: Gonzaga, Michigan top academics-based NCAA brackets

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gonzaga and Michigan stood out in a study that seeded men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament brackets based on graduation rates, academic success and diversity in the head-coaching ranks. The Zags were a No. 1 seed in both brackets released Thursday by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at […]

Ionescu, Sabally, Cox headline WNBA mock draft

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press had a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers hold a mock draft over the course of the season. This is the final installment with the draft on Friday. The coaches weren’t allowed to select players for their own team. Oregon players Sabrina Ionescu and Satou Sabally are […]

The Latest: Dougie Hamilton ready to play if season resumes

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Carolina Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell said All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton would be ready to play if the season resumes after breaking his left leg in January. Hamilton needed surgery and had been listed as out indefinitely before […]

Study: racial graduation-rate gap grows for men’s NCAA teams

A diversity report for graduation rates among potential NCAA Tournament teams found a larger gap between white and black men’s players from the previous year, while male players continue to lag behind their female counterparts overall. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida released two annual studies this week examining […]

The Latest: Eagles’ Dillard helping athletes at alma mater

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Current Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Andre Dillard is helping the athletes at his alma mater. Dillard helped cover the costs of care packages that were sent to every athlete at Washington State. Thepackages included strength and conditioning items, nutritional supplements […]

The Latest: NCAA suspends infraction hearings, arguments

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The NCAA says hearings and oral arguments in infractions cases have been suspended through May 31 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The NCAA announced the move in a statement on its website Friday. It applies to cases before the infractions committee, appeals […]

Women’s basketball coaches deal with reality of no NCAAs

NEW YORK (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley knows that Monday was supposed to be the night that women’s basketball got put in the national spotlight with the NCAA Tournament bracket reveal. She was set to watch the selection show with her team and thousands of Gamecocks fans at Colonial Life Arena. But with […]

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