• NBA's Derrick Rose accused of drugging, raping woman

    Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose said Thursday that a lawsuit filed recently in Los Angeles Superior Court accusing him of sexual misconduct is based on untrue allegations. "I am just focusing on staying healthy and getting ready for the season," Rose said in a statement. "I am not going to comment other than to say: I know the truth, and am confident I will be proven innocent." The lawsuit, first reported by TMZ Sports, was filed Wednesday by an unidentified woman who said she dated Rose from 2011 to 2013. She is accusing Rose and two friends of slipping a drug into her drink and later committing sexual acts against her will. The incident, she alleges, occurred in August 2013.

  • Roosevelt General hosts fundraiser

    Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    The Roosevelt General Hospital Foundation is hosting a fundraising skeet shoot at the Idsinga Dairy on Saturday morning. The event will last from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and competitors can sign-up for the contest on Saturday. There will also be grilled food provided for $5 per meal, according to Executive Director of the RGH Foundation Greg McFarland. The competition will be split into three divisions: Individual non-competitive, individual competitive and corporate (teams of four), according to McFarland. The proceeds of the event will go towards equipment catered to patient comfort such as a blanket warmer, televisions and an elliptical for physical therapy, said McFarland.

  • Sumlin's style a hit with players at Texas A&M

    Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — A visit to Texas A&M football practice is musically akin to a trip to a swanky hip-hop club in downtown Houston or a hotspot on Miami's South Beach. The Aggies opened fall practice with Drake's Meek Mill diss track "Back to Back" as a prelude to several other tunes on the cutting edge of rap. In the middle of the bobbing heads of more than a 100 young men in their late teens to early 20s was Kevin Sumlin, who at 51 just might be the coolest coach in college football. Just so we're all clear, Sumlin did not party with Rick Ross and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel during the weekend of the 2013 National Championship game.

  • Report: Thunder star Russell Westbrook getting married this weekend

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Last summer, Thunder star Russell Westbrook proposed to long-time girlfriend Nina Earl. This summer, the two are getting married. TMZ is reporting that Westbrook’s wedding will take place on Saturday in an undisclosed Los Angeles location. It’ll reportedly be a low-key event, which matches Westbrook’s private personality. The couple met at UCLA back in the late 2000s, when […]

  • Marshall connection helps lure D.C. guard to visit Wichita State

    Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Coach Sean McAloon went to Randolph-Macon, in part because of Wichita State basketball coach Gregg Marshall. So when he says guard Jeff Dowtin fits the Shockers, he knows more than most about Marshall’s style of coaching. “I’ve known Gregg since I was 16,” McAloon said. “He really helped get me there and become part of the Randolph-Macon family.” The two met when Marshall, also a Randolph-Macon grad, was an assistant at the College of Charleston. McAloon’s family asked him to help him find the right school. Marshall officiated several of his games at a summer camp in Charleston and started him on the path to the NCAA Division III school in Ashland, Va. Dowtin, a 6-foot-3 senior at St. John’s College High

  • Kansas City streetcar delay is not as bad as originally feared

    Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Kansas City’s streetcar vehicle delivery delay will not be as bad as city officials had feared, but they still can’t guarantee the system will be up and running with passengers in time for March Madness at the Sprint Center. The manufacturer, CAF USA, had told the city in July that the delivery date might be as late as mid-December, which raised the possibility that the streetcars might not be fully tested and operational for the Big 12 conference men’s basketball tournament. But delivery of the first of four vehicles is now expected in Kansas City by Oct. 29, Deputy Public Works Director Ralph Davis said Thursday. Davis traveled to Elmira, N.Y., earlier this week to meet with CAF USA officials and see the streetc

  • Lobos renew rivalry with UTEP Miners

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    ALBUQUERQUE — At long last, the once-dormant series between a pair of cherished Interstate 25 rivals has life. On Thursday, University of New Mexico men’s basketball head coach Craig Neal announced the Lobos will renew their longstanding home-and-home series with Texas-El Paso beginning next season. The Lobos and Miners will play in The Pit on Dec. 3, 2016, and return the favor with a game in the Don Haskins Center on Dec. 2, 2017. “I am excited to add UTEP to our schedule,” said Neal. “They are a historic and regional rival, and I know our fans are excited for this series as well.” Fans have been clamoring for a renewal of the rivalry for several years.

  • UMKC men's basketball schedule features power-conference foes

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    The University of Missouri-Kansas City will take on schools from the Big 12, SEC, ACC and Big Ten in men’s basketball this season. The school released its basketball schedule Thursday, and it features a home game with SEC opponent Mississippi State with new head coach Ben Howland on Dec. 12. The Kangaroos open the regular season Nov. 13 at Minnesota and will take visits to Iowa, Oklahoma State and Louisville before beginning Western Athletic Conference play on Jan. 7 against Seattle at home. All home games will be played at Municipal Auditorium, including double-headers with the UMKC women’s teams on Dec. 12 and Dec. 19. The Kangaroos return WAC player of the year Martez Harrison, a point guard who averaged a

  • Indiana Crean Basketball

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Indiana men's basketball coach Tom Crean talks with reporters in Indianapolis on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Crean questioned his team's leadership and challenged his players to make better decisions on and off the court Thursday. In his first public comments since Indiana's most recent legal embarrassment, the frustrated coach apologized to fans for having another legal run-in play out in public and insisted his top priority between now and November's season opener will be getting the program righted.

  • Crean questions leadership after latest legal problem

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A frustrated Tom Crean questioned the leadership of his Indiana team Thursday and said he was still contemplating punishments after two players were cited for illegal possession of an alcoholic beverage last weekend. The Hoosiers' coach was in Indianapolis to speak during a caravan for the Varsity Club and alumni association. It's the first time Crean has spoken publicly since the Indiana State Excise Police said they found sophomore Emmitt Holt and freshman Thomas Bryant with bottles of vodka in a parked car and neither was in the driver's seat. But Crean made it clear he's committed to cleaning things up.

  • BRIEF: Red Raiders to play Arkansas in the Big 12/ SEC Challenge

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Texas Tech men’s basketball is slated to take on Arkansas as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. The game will be televised nationally on ESPNU along with www.WatchESPN and the Watch ESPN app. Arkansas holds a 55-40 edge over the Red Raiders, but the two programs have met twice since the 1990-91 season while members of the Southwest Conference. Texas Tech defeated the Razorbacks 71-56 in 2006 in the last meeting between the two teams. This season, all 10 games of the Big 12/SEC Challenge are scheduled to be played on one day for the first time — a common bye date of Saturday, Jan. 30 during the conference schedules. The Big 12 has won the event over the SEC during its first two

  • Middle Tennessee adds Jacorey Williams, Aldonis Foote

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee has added former Arkansas forward Jacorey Williams and Trinity Valley Community College transfer Aldonis Foote to the program. Foote, a 6-foot-6 guard, will be eligible to play for Middle Tennessee immediately. Williams must sit out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer rules. Arkansas coach Mike Anderson said last week that Williams wouldn't return to the Razorbacks. Williams and two other Arkansas players were arrested last month, with police saying they used counterfeit money to buy merchandise at three locations near campus. In a school release Thursday announcing the additions of both players, Middle Tennessee coach Kermit Davis said "we have done our due diligence in

  • Stephanie Ready becomes full-time female NBA game analyst

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — FOX Sports Southeast has promoted Stephanie Ready to NBA game analyst covering the Charlotte Hornets. Ready is entering her 12th season with Hornets telecasts, previously working as the host of "Hornets LIVE!" and as a sideline reporter. She was an assistant coach in the NBA D-League, making her the first woman to coach a men's professional sports team. She also two spent seasons as an assistant coach for the men's basketball program at Coppin State, the first female to hold the position of full-time recruiting assistant on an NCAA Division I men's basketball staff. "I am so excited because this is why I got into sports broadcasting," Ready said. "Years ago I envisioned myself being a game analy

  • ACC trio looking for championships in SEC with Gamecocks

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Coach Dawn Staley has built South Carolina to compete for national championships. And some of the very best players in the Atlantic Coast Conference have signed on for the run. This offseason, the Gamecocks have added the ACC's top rebounder from last year in Sarah Imovbioh of Virginia and two of its top-10 scorers in Kaela Davis of Georgia Tech and Allisha Gray of North Carolina. Imovbioh, who averaged 10.8 rebounds last season, came to South Carolina to win it all. "I want it so bad. That's one of the biggest goals, of coming down here, to make it to the finals," Imovbioh said this week. "Just to make it to the NCAA Tournament, just the experience, I want to be part of something special and coa

  • Bowl Eligible? South Carolina looking to host 1st bowl game

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Organizers of the annual college all-star game held in South Carolina are confident the contest known as The Medal of Honor Bowl will become the state's first traditional bowl game now that the Confederate flag no longer flies on Statehouse grounds. Game chairman Tom McQueeney said Thursday he's had positive talks with the NCAA in recent weeks about going forward with its new format for December 2016. The NCAA lifted its ban on South Carolina hosting predetermined championships with last month's decision on the Confederate flag. The all-star game was played the past two years and was not subject to NCAA sanctions. Organizers still need to find conference affiliations and a network.

  • Former University of Vermont basketball player retires

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A former University of Vermont basketball player is calling it quits. The Burlington Free Press reports (http://bfpne.ws/1JoFCir ) Taylor Coppenrath announced his retirement from a 10-year professional basketball career in Europe on Wednesday. Coppenrath helped the Catamounts to three straight NCAA tournaments. The team beat Syracuse in the first round of March Madness in 2005. Syracuse previously won the national championship in 2003. The 33-year-old Vermont native graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy and is returning to his alma mater as a full-time teacher and assistant coach with the boys basketball program. He started Wednesday. Coppenrath says he felt it was a good time to retire

  • KC streetcar delay not as bad as originally feared

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Kansas City’s streetcar delay will not be as bad as city officials had feared. The manufacturer, CAF USA, had told the city in July that the delivery date might be as late as mid-December, which raised the possibility that the streetcars might not be fully tested and ready to carry passengers in time for the March Madness Big 12 men’s basketball tournament. But delivery is now expected earlier than December, Deputy Public Works Director Ralph Davis told the Kansas City Streetcar Authority on Thursday. Davis traveled to Elmira, N.Y. earlier this week to meet with CAF USA officials and to see the streetcars as they were being custom built.

  • CBS survey: KU coaching job the fourth best in college hoops

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    So here’s a question that will be batted around each and every college basketball season — from this winter to when the NCAA Tournament features 256 teams in the year 2065. What is the best college head coaching job in the country — and more relevant in this part of the country, where does the KU job rank? CBS Sports set out to answer that question in its summer “Candid Coaches” series, and the answer is at once predictable and interesting. Kansas, according to an anonymous survey of college basketball coaches, is rated as the fourth-best job in the country, behind the top three of Kentucky, Duke and North Carolina, in that order. “Great tradition. Great fans. Coolest facility in the sport,” one anonymous

  • BRIEF: UMKC men's basketball schedule features power-conference foes

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    UMKC will take on schools from the Big 12, SEC, ACC and Big Ten in men’s basketball this season. The school released its basketball schedule on Thursday and features a home game with SEC opponent Mississippi State with new head coach Ben Howland on Dec. 12. The Kangaroos open the regular season on Nov. 13 at Minnesota and will take visits to Iowa, Oklahoma State and Louisville before beginning Western Athletic Conference play on Jan. 7 against Seattle at home. All home games will be played at Municipal Auditorium, including double headers with the UMKC women’s teams on Dec. 12 and Dec. 19. The Kangaroos return WAC player of the year Martez Harrison, a point guard who averaged a league-best 17.5 points.

  • University police: Buffalo forward Moss accused of stealing

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Forward Justin Moss was one of three Buffalo men's basketball players accused of stealing $650 out of a dorm room in June, some three months before the Mid-American Conference player of the year was dropped from the team. The allegation of theft was included in a University at Buffalo Police report obtained by the Associated Press following a request under the Freedom of Information Law. On Monday, the school announced that Moss was no longer a member of the team or enrolled in classes. The school declined to comment further by citing federal privacy laws protecting student records. The Buffalo News first reported the theft, which occurred on June 2.




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