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Harris: No joy for Brady’s bunch at Michigan

By John Harris
In Brady Hoke’s first season as coach, Michigan went 11-2 and won the Sugar Bowl. What’s Hoke done lately for the Wolverines? Not so much. It’s time to cue the Hoke-must-go debate following Michigan’s 26-10 home loss against Utah. Since …

College football extra: Power 5 programs mining junior college talent

By John Harris
Thursday night’s nationally televised game between No. 5 Auburn and No. 20 Kansas State showcased a growing trend in a sport that normally lavishes praise …

Harris: Quarterback Jerry Neuheisel follows in his father’s footsteps at UCLA

By John Harris
Like father, like son. The plan was for the father to coach his son, but everything changed when the father was fired. Still, former UCLA …

College football extra: Sundays can wait for Georgia star RB

By John Harris
Heisman Trophy candidate Todd Gurley plays running back and he’s really good, which means he probably won’t return to Georgia for his senior year. Due …

Knoch grad Sanks makes smooth volleyball transition

By William Whalen
You can take the kid out of Pittsburgh, but you can’t take Pittsburgh out of the kid. Eastern Kentucky women’s volleyball coach Lori Duncan would …

Website channels fantasy sports passion for charity

By Natasha Lindstrom
Justin Lamber can indulge his passion for fantasy football this season knowing that if crowned league champion, he’ll get to do more than boast about …

Quaker Valley grad Bouchard receives ACC honor at Notre Dame

By Gary Horvath
During his time at Quaker Valley, Clayton Bouchard embodied the term student-athlete. Not much has changed for the Sewickley native since moving on the the …

Golf Channel films ‘Arnie and Me’ program about Palmer in Latrobe area

By Stacey Federoff
With TV cameras rolling, Brother Norman Hipps, president of St. Vincent College, recalled his earliest memory of golf legend Arnold Palmer. As a teenager, possibly …

Marin Cilic wins U.S. Open for 1st Grand Slam title

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Unable to play in the U.S. Open a year ago because of a doping suspension, Marin Cilic now is the tournament’s champion. …

How grand! Serena wins 18th Slam

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Serena Williams ended a difficult Grand Slam season in the best way possible, winning her third consecutive U.S. Open championship and 18th …

Lessons to be learned from Dolphins’ bully scandal

By John Harris
Part of building a football team involves not only filling a locker room with talented players but also identifying and resolving potential conflicts. Players live …

Harris: Michigan St. has chance to show mettle vs. Oregon

By John Harris
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio doesn’t consider Saturday’s cross-country matchup at Oregon “the end-of-the-world-type situation.” Dantonio understands, however, what defeating the Ducks on the road …

Harris: Texas A&M reloads at quarterback with Hill

By John Harris
The stairs at Auburn must  not have been working A funny thing happened on the way to halftime during an early SEC meeting between Arkansas and Auburn. Heading from the press box to the locker room at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium, …

Harris: New Texas coach brings tough love to underachieving Longhorns

By John Harris
Shortly after being placed in charge, new Texas coach Charlie Strong went public with his desire to change the culture of the program. Texas finished …

Olympian Orozco leading in men’s all-around at P&G Gymnastics Nationals

By Karen Price 12:57 a.m.
Olympian John Orozco turned in the top all-around performance of Day 1 of the senior men’s competition at the P&G Gymnastics Nationals at Consol Energy …

Gymnastics Championships notebook: Olympian Douglas talks future, medals

By Karen Price and Andrew Erickson
Reigning Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas looks as if she could jump into Saturday’s competition and give current leader Simone Biles a run for her money. In fact, there was a time not too long ago when Douglas had every …