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November 09, 2017 - 4:56 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police say they believe they have found the gun used to kill former NBA player Lorenzen Wright, whose body was found in a swampy field in Tennessee seven years ago. Memphis Police Department spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said Thursday that the gun was found in a lake in Walnut,...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2003, file photo, parade grand marshal Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim, left, waves to fans with his wife, Juli, and son, Jimmy during the International Boxing Hall of Fame Parade of Champions in Canastota, N.Y. When Boeheim leads Syracuse against Cornell on Friday night, he'll be secretly rooting for one of the guys on the opposing bench to do well, just not well enough to upset the Orange. That player is Boeheim's oldest son Jimmy, a freshman forward for the Big Red. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli, File)
November 09, 2017 - 4:54 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Jim Boeheim has pretty much experienced everything during his long coaching tenure at Syracuse — Big East titles, Final Fours, a national championship, NCAA investigations and Hall of Fame induction. And yet, as he begins season No. 42 at his alma mater, Boeheim is about to...
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November 09, 2017 - 4:47 pm
No. 21 Michigan (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten) at Maryland (4-5, 2-4), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (Big Ten Network) Line: Michigan by 13 ½. Series record: Michigan leads 5-1 WHAT'S AT STAKE The Wolverines still have a shot at winning the East Division and playing in the Big Ten title game. For that to happen,...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2016, file photo, North Carolina's Seventh Woods dribbles against Kentucky during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Las Vegas. Ninth-ranked North Carolina has some uncertainty at the point when it opens the season Friday against Northern Iowa. Final Four Most Outstanding Player Joel Berry II is expected to miss the start of the year with a broken bone in his right hand, meaning sophomore Seventh Woods or freshman Jalek Felton are in line for significant minutes. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
November 09, 2017 - 4:45 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina knows it will start the season without point guard Joel Berry II due to a hand injury. Coach Roy Williams didn't sound so sure about much else for the ninth-ranked Tar Heels' opener Friday against Northern Iowa. Williams wouldn't say Thursday to who his...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2016, file photo, Washington coach Chris Petersen, right, shakes hands with Stanford coach David Shaw after the Huskies 44-6 win in an NCAA college football game in Seattle. Stanford looks to use a short week before hosting No. 9 Washington to put last week's loss at Washington State and last year's defeat against the Huskies in the past. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
November 09, 2017 - 4:44 pm
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — There are few benefits with playing on a Friday night with one less day of preparation and recovery. For Stanford at least, it's one less day to dwell on a late loss at Washington State that dealt a blow to the Cardinal's hope of winning a conference title. With No. 9...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie stands on the field before the team's NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Oakland, Calif. Smart draft picks by McKenzie were the key for the Raiders' transformation from a team that failed to produce a winning record for 13 years to one that won 12 games a year ago and was considered a top contender in the AFC this season. A lack of contributions from the past two draft classes are a major reason why the Raiders (4-5) have been a major disappointment this season and head into their bye week barely holding on to playoff hopes. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
November 09, 2017 - 4:41 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Smart draft picks by general manager Reggie McKenzie were the key for the Oakland Raiders' transformation from a team that failed to produce a winning record for 13 years to one that won 12 games a year ago and was considered a top contender in the AFC this season. A lack of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, UCLA head coach Steve Alford listens to questions during the Pac-12's NCAA college basketball media day, in San Francisco. Alford will sit the three players reportedly involved in a shoplifting incident in China for Saturday's game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai. Alford, however, declined to address the issue further. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
November 09, 2017 - 4:39 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Washington coach Mike Hopkins has taken multiple teams overseas with USA Basketball, coaching in Olympics, world championships and various events. Each time a team goes on an international trip, the message is the same: Enjoy yourselves, but realize you're in a foreign country...
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November 09, 2017 - 4:37 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton says injured cornerback Delvin Breaux is not expected to play this season because of a setback which occurred after he'd been designated to return from the club's injured reserve list. Payton, who addressed Breaux's status on Thursday, says, "Right now...
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November 09, 2017 - 4:36 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs have hired Jim Hickey as their pitching coach and moved Brandon Hyde to bench coach. Hickey spent 11 years as Tampa Bay's pitching coach before a split with the Rays at the end of the season. He is reuniting with his old boss Joe Maddon in Chicago and replacing Chris Bosio,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2017 file photo, Tennessee Titans inside linebacker Wesley Woodyard gestures to the crowd during the first half of an NFL football game between the Titans and the Baltimore Ravens in Nashville, Tenn. Woodyard is having such a strong season at linebacker for Tennessee that the Titans are having a hard time taking him off the field with Cincinnati up next. (AP Photo/James Kenney, File)
November 09, 2017 - 4:35 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard has done a few things in his 10 years as an NFL linebacker. Last week against Baltimore , Woodyard did something he had never done in all his years of football: He piled up 20 tackles. The veteran linebacker originally was credited...
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