USA Basketball Moving To Arizona From Colorado

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — USA Basketball is moving from Colorado Springs, Colo., to a new facility next to Arizona State University. USA Basketball announced on Wednesday that it will relocate its headquarters and training center to a $350 million


‘Bama No. 1 in preseason coaches’ poll; Ohio St 2

Alabama is No. 1 in the USA Today preseason coaches’ poll. The Crimson Tide was an overwhelming choice, receiving 58 of 62 first-place votes. Ohio State was second and received three first-place votes. Oregon is No. 3, Stanford is


PSU Reaches Milestone With End Of Transfer Rule

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The NCAA rule connected to Penn State’s sanctions that had the earliest impact on the football program is set to expire. Preseason camp begins Monday. Once a Nittany Lion takes part, that player no

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New Enforcement Policies Take Effect At NCAA

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA’s new enforcement rules are now in effect. Legislation passed last fall imposes tougher penalties on rule-breakers and holds coaches more accountable for their actions and those of their staffs. Other notable changes include ending the


Wall Gets Extension From Wizards

(AP) — Point guard John Wall has agreed to a contract extension with the Washington Wizards and two people familiar with the deal say is worth about $80 million over five years. The people spoke to The Associated Press


President Obama Honors UConn’s 2013 Championship Team

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama honored the Connecticut women’s basketball team Wednesday, calling its players incredible athletes, outstanding women, and role models on and off the court. Obama welcomed the Huskies at a White House ceremony commemorating their eighth


Miami Heat Schedule Finals Rematch For Preseason

(AP) — The Miami Heat have released their preseason schedule, including an NBA Finals rematch against San Antonio and two matchups with Brooklyn. The Spurs visit Miami on Oct. 19, their first meeting since the Heat prevailed in a


Rockets’ Jones Stomps Homeless Man’s Leg

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones has been arrested in Portland, Ore., and accused of stomping on a homeless man’s leg. Police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson says the incident happened early Wednesday outside a


LSU Baseball Signee Booked In Georgia

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia tell The Advocate ( ) that a signee with the LSU baseball team is one of seven men arrested on drug charges. Bartow County deputies say Dylan Cade Williams, of Rydal,


Jamaican Player Tests Positive At World Cup Qualifier

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A soccer player from Jamaica tested positive for a banned substance after a World Cup qualifying match against Honduras, the latest doping case involving athletes from the Caribbean island. The Jamaica Football Federation says a