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Don’t expect NCAA to react to OSU

The question often comes up when a serious scandal hits college sports: Where is the NCAA? Why isn’t the governing body of major college sports, you know, governing? Ohio State suspended Urban Meyer for three games for mishandling allegations of domestic violence against one of his ...

DeChambeau leads by four

PARAMUS, N.J. — Bryson DeChambeau described himself as a “man on a mission,” and he sure played like one Saturday in The Northern Trust. Now it’s a matter of which mission he’s on. DeChambeau made four birdies in a five-hole stretch around the turn to pull away from a fading ...

Mississippi player dead at 16

CLARKSDALE, Miss. — A Mississippi high school football player who collapsed on the sidelines of a game has died. Sophomore Dennis Mitchell, 16, collapsed on the field Friday night, news outlets reported. In a post on Byhalia High School’s Facebook page Saturday, the school announced ...

Newberry: Urban Liar perfect symbol for college sports

In less than a month, Urban Liar will be back on the job. Never mind the deceiving, the conniving, the covering up. Coach Liar (you might know him as Meyer, but let’s stick to a more suitable moniker) will return to the Ohio State sideline not much poorer for his troubles, with nothing to ...

US teams to rematch in title game

By Patrick Burns The Associated Press SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Those who had hoped to see a rematch of last week’s 11-inning thriller between Hawaii and Georgia at the Little League World Series got their wish. The two teams will meet again today, this time with a championship berth on ...

Football shouldn’t be treated as family

Football coaches talk a lot about creating a family atmosphere in their programs. They walk into the homes of teenagers and tell the loved ones of each recruit: We’ll make him not only a better player, but a better person. College football media guides are filled with coaching staff bios ...

Meyer will miss first 3 games

By Mitch Stacy The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State on Wednesday night suspended head football coach Urban Meyer three games for mishandling domestic violence accusations, punishing one of the sport’s most prominent leaders for keeping an assistant on staff for several years ...

Badgers suspend wide receiver

The Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin wide receiver Danny Davis was suspended for the first two games of the season on Wednesday, two days after his roommate was charged with felony sexual assault following an incident last April involving two women at his apartment. Quintez ...

Giants may sit Barkley

By Tom Canavan The Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The next time Saquon Barkley carries the ball in a game for the New York Giants may very well be the season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The No. 2 overall pick in the draft returned to practice Wednesday for the ...

A different level of Tiger-mania this time around

PARAMUS, N.J. — Tiger Woods seems to be bigger now than when he was good. Not that he’s all that bad. Remember, it was just seven months ago that Woods began his year not knowing how his game would respond to four back surgeries that limited him to 19 starts on the PGA Tour and kept him ...

IndyCar driver has work done on spinal cord during surgery

The Associated Press ALLENTOWN — IndyCar driver Robert Wickens had titanium rods and screws placed in his spine to stabilize a fracture associated with a spinal cord injury suffered in a weekend crash at Pocono Raceway. IndyCar said in a statement Tuesday the severity of the spinal cord ...

Adams going back to Cardinals

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Matt Adams is bringing his power bat back to the St. Louis Cardinals more than a year after they traded him away. The playoff-contending Cardinals got the 29-year-old first baseman and left fielder from the Washington Nationals on Tuesday for ...

Incognito released from jail

The Associated Press Former NFL player Richie Incognito is out of jail after being arrested on charges he threatened to shoot employees of an Arizona funeral home. The 35-year-old Incognito posted a $20,000 bond Tuesday afternoon. He has an Aug. 27 pretrial conference in Scottsdale ...

Nebraska expects same result

Nebraska comes into the volleyball season with eight newcomers on its 15-woman roster, and it would be easy for coach John Cook to look at this as a rebuilding year. Not happening. “This year we have a pretty good out in that over half our team is new, so those guys have no idea what it is ...

Love, Oliver, Grier headline preseason All-America team

Heisman Trophy runner-up Bryce Love of Stanford and Outland Trophy winner Ed Oliver of Houston highlight The Associated Press preseason All-America team. Chosen by AP poll voters, the team announced Tuesday also features West Virginia quarterback Will Grier and his teammate, receiver David ...

Veteran receivers embrace challenge

COLUMBUS, Ohio — During spring practice, coach Urban Meyer said Ohio State has failed to put an “elite” group of receivers on the field since the 2014 national championship squad that featured the likes of Devin Smith and Michael Thomas. This season’s experienced corps of receivers ...

Puerto Rico team that endured hurricane makes run

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — After a five-inning, 14 strikeout, no-hit performance, Roberto Joubert stepped off the mound and made his way toward the Puerto Rico dugout. An emphatic roar filled Volunteer Stadium, as miniature Puerto Rican flags waved in tandem with fatheads of each player. The ...

Ohio State to discuss Meyer on Wednesday

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State trustees set a private meeting for Wednesday to talk about the future of coach Urban Meyer as the university seeks to quickly move past a scandal that has consumed the football program for nearly a month. Meyer has been the subject of an investigation into the ...

Jags’ Ramsey, Fowler mum after suspension

By Mark Long The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Cornerback Jalen Ramsey and defensive end Dante Fowler are back from suspension, but neither is talking about what got them banned for a week or how they spent their time away. They were not available during an open locker room ...

Despite not dominating, Busch still wins

The Associated Press BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kyle Busch had cars strong enough to contend for his third sweep at Bristol Motor Speedway. Instead, he had two eventful races and left the track without a win. Busch arrived at Bristol trying to add to his career 21 national victories on the ...