School athletics

Louisville's Seth Dawkins pulls in a pass for a touchdown as Florida State's Kyle Meyers defends in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Tallahassee Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)
October 21, 2017 - 5:30 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Blanton Creque's first game-winning field goal at any level of football came at the opportune time for Louisville. The sophomore's 34-yard field goal with five seconds remaining lifted the Cardinals to an emotional 31-28 win over Florida State on Saturday. The Cardinals (5-...
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October 19, 2017 - 8:55 pm
MLB-NLCS Game 5 tonight in Chicago CHICAGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are leading the Chicago Cubs 3-0 after 2 innings in Game 5 of the NLCS tonight. Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw is on the mound against Jose Quintana. MLB-ALCS-UNWANTED BREAKS Will ALCS off day zap Yankees momentum like it did...
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October 19, 2017 - 3:38 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A national women's rights group and three Massachusetts women filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the U.S. Education Department's new guidance on investigating campus sexual assaults. The Los Angeles-based Equal Means Equal and the three women, who have separately accused their...
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October 19, 2017 - 8:32 am
MLB-NLCS Cubs stay alive CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have extended their season by at least one more game by belting three home runs and getting strong pitching from Jake Arrieta (ar-ee-EH'-tuh) and the bullpen. Javier Baez slammed a pair of solo homers and Arrieta pitched into the seventh as...
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In this Oct. 14, 2017, photo, Florida fans wave cell phone lights and sing the Tom Petty song "I Won't Back Down" at the beginning of the fourth quarter of the team's NCAA college football game against Texas A&M in Gainesville, Fla. This is a new tradition to honor Gainesville native Tom Petty, who died earlier this month. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
October 19, 2017 - 3:25 am
In an era when it's increasingly difficult to get fans in the stadium, it apparently isn't so hard to get them into new rituals. Average attendance at the Football Bowl Subdivision level has dipped nearly 6 ½ percent over the last six years — from 46,632 in 2010 to 43,612 last season — and lagging...
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October 18, 2017 - 10:36 pm
MLB-NLCS Dodgers go for sweep, but Cubs lead through 5 CHICAGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are trying to complete a four-game sweep of the National League Championship Series, but the Cubs owned a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the fifth at Chicago's Wrigley Field. Javier Baez is the difference in...
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Acting University of Louisville President Dr. Greg Postel responds to questions following the University Board of Trustees meeting, Wednesday, Oct.. 18, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. In a 10-3 vote, the board terminated Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
October 18, 2017 - 7:44 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Tom Jurich was loyal to the coaches he hired at Louisville almost to a fault, supporting them through good and bad times during 20 years as the Cardinals athletic director. None more than men's basketball coach Rick Pitino. Jurich and Pitino faced many embarrassing...
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In this Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 photo, Kennesaw State University students and faculty along with Kenneth Sturkey, who dresses as the university's mascot Scrappy the Owl, rally in support of five cheerleaders who knelt during the national anthem at an NCAA college football game on Sept. 30, in Kennesaw, Ga. Sturkey said he donned the costume without permission to protest racial inequality. Republican state Rep. Earl Ehrhart, who chairs a Georgia House subcommittee in charge of funding the state's public universities, objected to the mascot's appearance at the rally. (Meris Lutz/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
October 17, 2017 - 6:32 pm
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — The student who wears the owl mascot costume at a Georgia public university where five cheerleaders knelt during the national anthem had no business leading a cross-campus march in support of the cheerleaders, an influential lawmaker said. Kenneth Sturkey, who dresses as...
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October 17, 2017 - 3:51 pm
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota athletic director Brian Faison said Tuesday he is retiring at the end of December after guiding the program through the transition to NCAA Division I athletics and the decision to drop the Fighting Sioux nickname after criticism that it was insensitive to American...
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