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  • Auburn defense want to make good impression, contain Gordon

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn defensive players have two big tasks heading into the Outback Bowl: Preparing to face Melvin Gordon and trying to make a good first impression on their new coordinator. The…

  • Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps pleaded guilty to drunken driving on Friday, almost three months after he was arrested after leaving a Baltimore casino. Phelps, 29, was arrested Sept. 30. Documents…

  • APNewsBreak: Sandusky won’t get his pension back

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced for…

  • Phelps pleads guilty to DUI charge

    WASHINGTON – Olympian Michael Phelps pleaded guilty Friday to drinking and driving in Baltimore. He was sentenced to 18 months of probation. A one-year jail sentence was suspended. He is not allowed to use any alcohol. Phelps, 29,…

  • Kenya official: Doping much worse in Russia, China

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The head of Kenya’s athletics federation said Friday the doping problem in his country is far less severe than in Russia or China. Athletics Kenya President Isaiah Kiplagat said the federation…

  • Kid Rock to perform pre-race concert at Daytona 500

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kid Rock will perform a pre-race concert at the Daytona 500 in February. Daytona International Speedway said Friday he will play several hits as well as new single “First Kiss.”…

  • Boy sends $1 allowance to help save UAB football

    DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — A 5-year-old Ohio boy hoping to save the scuttled football program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham thought more cash might be the solution, so he sent his entire allowance…

  • Ecclestone trying to revive South African GP

    MOSCOW (AP) — Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is working to return South Africa to the schedule. There has not been an F1 race in Africa since the last South African Grand Prix in 1993.…

  • AP Little All-America Team, List

    The Associated Press Little All-America team (top players from Division II, III and NAIA). FIRST TEAM OFFENSE Quarterback — Jason Vander Laan, junior, 6-foot-4, 241 pounds, Ferris State. Running backs — Terrell Watson, senior, 6-2,…

  • AP FCS All-America Team, List

    The Associated Press FCS All-America team. FIRST TEAM OFFENSE Quarterback — Vernon Adams, junior, 6-foot, 200 pounds, Eastern Washington. Running backs — Zach Zenner, senior, 6-0, 220, South Dakota State; Marshaun Coprich, junior, 5-9, 205,…

  • 2014 AP All-America Team, List

    The Associated Press All-America team. FIRST TEAM OFFENSE Quarterback — Marcus Mariota, junior, 6-foot-4, 219 pounds, Oregon Running backs — Melvin Gordon, junior, 6-1, 213, Wisconsin; Tevin Coleman, junior, 6-1, 210, Indiana. Tackles — Brandon…

  • Parity abounds among women’s hoops elite

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley is sure of two things this season — there’s more parity than ever at the top of women’s basketball and her Gamecocks likely won’t remain No.…

  • Best of the season’s 39 bowl games

    The College Football Playoff era is here and as the bowl season starts, it feels a bit like a New Year’s three-for-one special: Three big games instead of one. There’s still a bit of controversy…

  • No. 13 Iowa State adds McKay

    AMES, Iowa (AP) — College basketball fans have waited nearly two years to see Jameel McKay play. On Saturday, Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg will finally unveil the first true rim protector of his five-year…

  • 39 bowl games and a reason to watch every one

    Over the next three weeks, 38 bowl games and a national championship game will be played from Boise to the Bahamas and various points in between. You should watch them all. Here’s why: Saturday, Dec.…