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  • Austin Nichols’ dad says forward seeks transfer from Memphis

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis 6-foot-9 forward Austin Nichols is looking to transfer. Mark Nichols said Tuesday that “it doesn’t look like” his son will be back at Memphis, though he added the school has…

  • Avery Johnson Jr. transfers to Alabama, will play for dad

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Former Texas A&M point guard Avery Johnson Jr. will play for his father at Alabama. First-year Crimson Tide coach Avery Johnson announced Monday that his son is switching Southeastern Conference schools.…

  • Monday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Placed OF Nolan Reimold on paternity leave. Recalled INF Ryan Flaherty from Norfolk (IL). Agreed to terms with OF Ryan McKenna on a minor league contract. CLEVELAND INDIANS —…

  • South Carolina the new No. 1 in women’s hoops attendance

    South Carolina has ended Tennessee’s 11-year run atop the attendance standings in women’s basketball. The Gamecocks averaged 12,293 fans this past season at home, the most in the country. The Lady Vols were second with…

  • Monday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Placed OF Nolan Reimold on paternity leave. Recalled INF Ryan Flaherty from Norfolk (IL). Agreed to terms with OF Ryan McKenna on a minor league contract. CLEVELAND INDIANS —…

  • Syracuse leads nation in men’s basketball attendance again

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Syracuse is the attendance leader in men’s basketball, edging Kentucky for the second straight year. The NCAA said Monday that Syracuse averaged 23,854 fans per game last season, just ahead of Kentucky’s…

  • 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…