CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — University of Miami President Donna Shalala would prefer Hurricane athletes get their degrees before leaving school, taking advantage of the scholarships they've been afforded.
And she knows that won't always be the case, of course.
So very quietly, and for several years now, Miami has offered the next best thing.
Lifetime scholarships, as some call it, are a hot topic around the NCAA right now, with a...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The recipe for small-market success in baseball generally goes something like this: Develop talent through your farm system, strike on a couple reclamation projects, uncover a few diamonds in the rough and then make one or two big trades to put you over the top.
The Kansas City Royals have followed that blueprint to near-perfection, a big reason why the long-downtrodden franchise is leading the AL Central and on the cusp of its first playoff...
BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Kevin Durant stands front and center in a billboard that hangs high above the outside of the arena where the U.S. will play its first-round games at the FIBA Basketball World Cup.
But he's not here. Neither are Spurs teammates Tony Parker of France and Manu Ginobili of Argentina. They're all sitting this one out. Plenty of big names remain, from Derrick Rose and Kyrie Irving with the Americans to Spain's Gasol brothers.
NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Jordan Spieth has spent his second season going to PGA Tour courses he had seen only once, each of them filled with various memories.
The best ones are in Boston.
Spieth didn't win the Deutsche Bank Championship a year ago, though it sure felt like it. He played the final round on Labor Day with Phil Mickelson and turned in what he still calls the best round of his life. The 21-year-old Texan finished birdie-birdie-birdie-eagle...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska opens its 125th football season Saturday when Florida Atlantic visits Memorial Stadium.
Coach Bo Pelini says he expects the Cornhuskers to be better on both sides of the ball. He has a second-year starter in quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr., the nation's top returning rusher in Ameer Abdullah and one of the Big Ten's best receivers in Kenny Bell.
The Huskers also have what could be one of the conference's top defensive...
ATLANTA (AP) — Bo Wallace wants to close his college career in style.
He'd rather forget the way his final season started out.
The Mississippi senior was picked off three times in the first half, and the No. 18 Rebels struggled to a 7-6 lead heading to the fourth quarter against Boise State. But Wallace tossed three of his four touchdown passes in the final period — on consecutive throws, no less — and Ole Miss pulled away for a sloppy 35-13 victory...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin knows his Aggies have more to accomplish. Still, he couldn't help but take pride in the team's dominating show at Southeastern Conference power South Carolina.
"We're not where we want to be, but I'll put it this way: We're not going anywhere anytime soon," Sumlin said after the 21st-ranked Aggies beat No. 9 South Carolina 52-21 Thursday night.