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  • Michael Phelps’ DUI trial set Friday in Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps is set for trial on drunken driving and other charges. The 18-time gold medalist was arrested on Sept. 30. Documents show that the 29-year-old was leaving the Horseshoe Casino when he was pulled over for speeding and crossing the double yellow line on a highway. Police say…

  • 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. 1 for long. Staley and the Gamecocks (10-0) are the top-ranked women’s team in the land for the fourth consecutive…

  • 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 just like there was in the BCS — ask Baylor and TCU — but most college football fans believe the…

  • 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 tenure. McKay’s 665-day wait between competitive games will end when the 13th-ranked Cyclones (8-1) face Drake (2-8) on a neutral…

  • 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. 20 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Nevada (minus 1) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Why watch? Someone thought it would be fun to…

  • Australian Open goes back to The Australian course

    SYDNEY (AP) — American Jordan Spieth will have an opportunity to defend his Australian Open title next year on the same course he won the tournament on three weeks ago. Golf Australia said Friday that The Australian Golf Club in Sydney will host the tournament for the 19th time. Dates for the event, as well…

  • Thursday’s College Basketball

    EAST Canisius 60, Stony Brook 59, OT Duke 66, UConn 56 LIU Brooklyn 69, FIU 58 Lincoln (Pa.) 61, Pace 49 Quinnipiac 80, Lehigh 65 Rider 62, Morgan St. 48 Temple 82, Delaware 62 Yale 57, Vermont 56 SOUTH Austin Peay 76, Oakland City 52 Barton 93, Fayetteville St. 70 Charlotte 75, Appalachian St. 65…

  • Utah State holds on to beat Bakersfield 57-56

    LOGAN, Utah (AP) — David Collette scored 18 points and Utah State held on to beat Cal State Bakersfield 57-56 in the World Vision Classic on Thursday night. Chris Smith added 15 points and Jalen Moore 12 for the Aggies (5-4). Sean Harris made a free throw with six seconds left, which offset a 3…

  • Thursday’s Major College Basketball Scores

    EAST Canisius 60, Stony Brook 59, OT Duke 66, UConn 56 LIU Brooklyn 69, FIU 58 Quinnipiac 80, Lehigh 65 Rider 62, Morgan St. 48 Temple 82, Delaware 62 Yale 57, Vermont 56 SOUTH Austin Peay 76, Oakland City 52 Charlotte 75, Appalachian St. 65 Georgia Southern 76, Stetson 67 Jackson St. 66, Southern Miss.…

  • Idaho coasts to 86-39 win over lower-division Walla Walla

    MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Connor Hill scored 19 points, hitting 5 of 7 from 3-point range, to help propel Idaho to an 86-39 win over Walla Walla University on Thursday night. Sekou Wiggs contributed 13 points and dished out five assists. Chad Sherwood and Arkadiy Mkrtychyan added 12 points apiece, and Victor Sanders had 10…

  • Thursday’s Women’s Basketball Scores

    EAST Duquesne 92, St. Francis (Pa.) 52 New Hampshire 60, Dartmouth 44 Pittsburgh 59, Ball St. 47 Richard Stockton 65, Eastern 61 Rider 67, UMBC 55 Seton Hall 79, Fairfield 47 SOUTH Charlotte 66, Presbyterian 50 Freed-Hardeman 77, Missouri Baptist 54 Lander 90, Clayton St. 81 Lee 80, North Alabama 72 Miami 74, UCLA 67…

  • Pacific holds off Nevada 69-65

    STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — T.J. Wallace scored 16 points and Pacific held off Nevada’s comeback bid to win 69-65 on Thursday. Trailing 35-17 at the break, Nevada (2-8) came storming back in the second, outscoring Pacific 35-17 to tie it at 52 with 6:12 left. But moments later Pacific’s Alec Kobre nailed a 3-pointer for…

  • Moore, No. 10 Louisville beat Grand Canyon 65-51

    PHOENIX (AP) — Louisville coach Jeff Walz lectured his team so long after the game that he missed his radio interview. Fans hoping to talk to Cardinals players had to exit the arena before he was through in the locker room. Walz had plenty to say __ little of it positive __ after the 10th-ranked…

  • Oregon State rolls past DePaul 90-59.

    CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Victor Robbins scored a career-high 27 points as Oregon State dominated DePaul 90-59 on Thursday night. Olaf Schaftenaar added a career-high 21 points, and Gary Payton II had 15 points and five steals for the Beavers (8-2). Jamee Crockett had 14 points for the Blue Demons (6-4). Schaftenaar scored 11 of…

  • Evansville beats Ohio 81-69 in OT

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — D.J. Ballentine scored 23 points, including eight in overtime, to lead Evansville to an 81-69 comeback win over Ohio on Thursday. The Purple Aces (8-2) scored 12 unanswered points in OT and made 23 of 28 free throws. Ohio built a five-point second-half lead, 57-52, on a 3-pointer by Javarez Willis,…