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  • Thursday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Sent 2B Jonathan Schoop to Frederick (Carolina) for a rehab assignment. BOSTON RED SOX — Activated C Ryan Hanigan from the 60-day DL. Optioned RHP Jonathan Aro to Pawtucket…

  • Parents of Illinois players don’t believe coach allegations

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The parents of a current University of Illinois women’s basketball player and an incoming recruit said Thursday that they don’t believe the allegations made by seven former players in a lawsuit…

  • Thursday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended N.Y. Mets C Adrian Abreu (Savannah-SAL) 80 games violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Sent 2B Jonathan Schoop to Frederick (Carolina) for…

  • Thursday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Sent 2B Jonathan Schoop to Frederick (Carolina) for a rehab assignment. CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Agreed to terms with SS Santo Vasquez, 3B Fernando Tatis, INF Brayant Nova and…

  • Anderson, Gordon and Thomas transfer to Seton Hall

    SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Two guards and a forward have transferred to Seton Hall. Coach Kevin Willard announced the transfer of forward Brawden Anderson, shooting guard Derrick Gordon and point guard Jevin Thomas on…

  • Ex-Illinois women’s basketball players sue school, coach

    URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Seven former University of Illinois women’s basketball players sued the university Wednesday, accusing coach Matt Bollant and a former assistant of violating their civil rights by using race to divide the…

  • New sports uniforms level the playing field for Muslim girls

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Girls in stylish athletic wear walk the runway as the sounds of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry blare from speakers. The crowd claps and cheers as the young models strike poses with…

  • Kansas adds UNC transfer guard Jessica Washington

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has added North Carolina transfer guard Jessica Washington. Washington spent two seasons with the Tar Heels. She will sit out next season and have two years of eligibility remaining. Coach…

  • Duquesne coach Jim Ferry receives contract extension

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Duquesne men’s basketball coach Jim Ferry signed a contract extension on Tuesday as his rebuilding project with the Dukes continues. Terms of the extension were not disclosed. Ferry is 33-58 in three…

  • Niagara hires Jada Pierce as women’s basketball coach

    LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) — Niagara University has hired Saint Joseph’s assistant Jada Pierce to become its women’s basketball coach. Pierce was hired on Tuesday after spending the past three seasons working under Cindy Griffin, helping…

  • Correction: Wisconsin-Ryan Retiring story

    In a story June 29 about coach Bo Ryan’s retirement plans, The Associated Press reported erroneously who hired Ryan at Wisconsin. It was Pat Richter, the Badgers’ athletic director at the time. A corrected version…

  • Vols’ Barnes: ‘No legs’ to Texas academic misconduct report

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes says he doesn’t have reason to be concerned about a Texas investigation into allegations of academic misconduct in its men’s basketball program. Texas hired an outside investigator…

  • Chicago Bulls introduce first round pick Bobby Portis

    CHICAGO (AP) — Growing up, Bobby Portis got accustomed to being the last player picked. So he prided himself on being the one who out-worked everyone else. Now, the Chicago Bulls first-round draft pick and…

  • New coaches, talented freshmen to add intrigue to SEC hoops

    Southeastern Conference basketball coaches are confident their league won’t take a step back in the post-Billy Donovan era. Donovan left for the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder in April after leading Florida to two national titles…

  • Calipari: Confederate flag ‘offends,’ should be removed

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari believes Confederate flags should be taken down. During a Southeastern Conference coaches conference call Monday, Calipari said that “obviously, it offends a portion of our society,…