College baseball

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020, file photo, LSU baseball head coach Paul Mainieri watches his players practice before an NCAA college baseball game against Indiana, in Baton Rouge, La. The widely praised NCAA decision to extend the eligibility of spring sports athletes who had their seasons abruptly end because of the coronavirus pandemic creates headaches for baseball and softball coaches who have to manage rosters that could become unwieldy. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton, Fle)
March 31, 2020 - 6:28 pm
Widely hailed as the right thing to do for student-athlete welfare, the NCAA's decision to extend spring sports athletes' eligibility a year because of the coronavirus pandemic is causing consternation for baseball coaches. Ohio State's Greg Beals said Tuesday he isn't worried about 2021, when the...
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This March 12, 2020 shows a sports betting ticket at the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City, N.J. where all five games that were bet on were canceled due to coronavirus precautions. Most professional and college sports events in the U.S. have been suspended or delayed, leaving little to bet on. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
March 12, 2020 - 7:33 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There's still darts. Or New Zealand cricket. The fast-spreading coronavirus has led to an unprecedented slew of cancellations or suspensions of most major professional and college sports events in the U.S., particularly within the last 48 hours. Baseball, basketball,...
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A view of the empty Juventus stadium, as a measure against coronavirus contagion, prior to the Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Inter, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, March 8, 2020. Serie A played on Sunday despite calls from Italy’s sports minister and players’ association president to suspend the games in Italy’s top soccer division. (Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse via AP)
March 10, 2020 - 10:15 pm
The novel coronavirus outbreak, which has already reshaped the professional sports landscape in Europe, prompted new restrictions to restrict fan access in the U.S. on Tuesday, with major decisions looming about baseball's opening day and college basketball's NCAA Tournament. College games will be...
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Flowers and photos honor members of the Altobelli family outside Angel Stadium, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. Coach John Altobelli, 56, far right, his wife, Keri, 43, second from left, and his daughter Alyssa, 13, left, died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26 in Calabasas. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
February 24, 2020 - 10:56 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The six passengers traveling with Kobe Bryant and his daughter in the helicopter that crashed into a Southern California mountainside last month were joined by their love of basketball. Among them, two teammates of Bryant's 13-old-daughter, a coach with a rising profile in girls...
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Clemson's John Newman lll (15) drives to the basket as Louisville's Jordan Nwora, left, David Johnson, center, and Ryan McMahon defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Clemson, S.C. Clemson won 77-62. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
February 15, 2020 - 7:56 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's John Newman III had one goal against No. 5 Louisville — stay aggressive. That resolve brought the Tigers a stunning 77-62 upset win over the Cardinals — and another major moment in what's been an up-and-down season. Newman had a career-high 23 points as Clemson beat...
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Flags supporting President Donald Trump fly in the infield days before his appearance at the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Trump will find Daytona International Speedway as welcoming as one of his campaign rallies. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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February 15, 2020 - 2:14 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Stroll through the Daytona infield and fans can grab a seat next to President Donald Trump and get a sweet taste of impeachment. Debi Ringhaver is mixing cocktails for curious NASCAR fans who stop in their tracks at the sight of her lifesize mannequin of Trump, chilling...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2013, file photo, UCLA coach John Savage eyes the ball during NCAA college baseball practice at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. A new rule intended to help speed up the game also could thwart attempts to steal signs in college baseball. The NCAA will allow a pitcher to wear a wristband with a signal card when the season opens Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, allowing him and the catcher to look into the dugout to get pitch calls and eliminating the need for the catcher to relay the call with hand signs. (AP Photo/Eric Francis, File)
February 14, 2020 - 11:12 am
A new rule intended to help speed up the game also could thwart attempts to steal signs in college baseball. The NCAA will allow a pitcher to wear a wristband with a signal card when the season opens Friday, allowing him and the catcher to look into the dugout to get pitch calls and eliminating the...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2019, file photo, Vanderbilt players celebrate after defeating Michigan to win Game 3 of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals in Omaha, Neb. The Commodores won their second national championship since 2014, beating Michigan in the College World Series finals. Vanderbilt’s 59 wins set a Southeastern Conference record. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
February 11, 2020 - 1:22 pm
With almost all of its pitching staff back from the team that made the program's deepest postseason run, Louisville begins the season Friday ranked No. 1 in three of the six major polls. Defending national champion Vanderbilt lost six everyday players but is atop the other polls largely because it...
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Flowers and photos honor members of the Altobelli family outside Angel Stadium, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. Coach John Altobelli, 56, far right, his wife, Keri, 43, second from left, and his daughter Alyssa, 13, left, died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26 in Calabasas. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
February 10, 2020 - 10:55 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The smiling faces of baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and daughter Alyssa shone in photos and videos cast on screens at Angel Stadium of them hitting the baseball field, basketball court and the beach. But as friends and family remembered the couple and their...
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February 08, 2020 - 6:26 pm
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Former major league outfielder Angel Echevarria, who played seven seasons with three different teams, has died. He was 48. Rutgers, where he set a career home run record that has since been broken, announced his death Saturday but didn't provide further details. The...
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