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2 Western Michigan players, including Central Catholic grad, face criminal charges, kicked off team

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Western Michigan kicked linebacker Ron George, a Central Catholic graduate, and receiver Bryson White off the team Sunday after a prosecutor announced ...

Despite increased money, TV exposure, college football still dominated by blue-blood programs

Parity in college football, or the idea of it, was all the rage in 1984. Scholarship reductions implemented six years earlier and increased TV exposure ...

Who are the favorites to emerge from Power 5 conferences?

ACC Favorite Florida State: The Seminoles have 17 returning starters from 10-victory team, including running back Dalvin Cook, who could reach 4,000 career yards. Contenders ...

Western Pa. natives Fratangelo, Riske part of U.S. Open main draws

Two Western Pennsylvania players are in the singles draw for the U.S. Open. Plum native and Boca Raton, Fla., resident Bjorn Fratangelo, playing in his ...

Solo suspended from U.S. women's national team for 6 months

CHICAGO — U.S. women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo has been suspended for six months for what U.S. Soccer termed conduct "counter to the organization's ...

Cost of high school football stadium in Texas hits $70M

McKINNEY, Texas — Rising construction costs have pushed the price tag for a high school stadium north of Dallas to a whopping $70 million. Voters ...

Starr resigns, cuts ties with Baylor

AUSTIN, Texas — Former Baylor University President Ken Starr resigned his post as a law school professor Friday, severing his last tie with the faith-based ...

Longtime ESPN broadcaster Saunders dies at 61

NEW YORK — John Saunders, the versatile sportscaster who has hosted ESPN's "The Sports Reporters" for the past 15 years, died Wednesday, the network announced. ...

Furyk makes history with round of 58

CROMWELL, Conn. — Jim Furyk has a place in PGA Tour history all to himself with a new magic number in golf. Three years after ...

Walker shoots bogey-free 67, earns 1-shot victory at PGA Championship

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — Jimmy Walker did everything required of a major champion on the longest final day in 64 years at a PGA Championship. And then ...

Meet the Olympians with Western Pennsylvania ties

Fencing Aug. 6-14 Monica Aksamit, 26 (alternate) Event: Foil Local connection: Penn State graduate (Matawan, N.J.) Notable: During her collegiate career, Aksamit was a ...

Wet finish for Wheatcroft at Canadian Open

Steve Wheatcroft's chance for his first PGA Tour victory was dampened Sunday on the 18th hole at the Canadian Open. Wheatcroft, a Trinity graduate, needed a ...

NBA moving All-Star Game out of Charlotte, cites LGBT law

The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for ...

Olympic greats gather in Pittsburgh to salute trailblazing black medalists

The Olympic stars came out Monday night at the Senator John Heinz History Center, a glittering cast whose sparkle outshone their trove of medals. There was ...

Diaz unanimously outpoints Monessen boxer Vasquez

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Felix Diaz unanimously outpointed Sammy Vasquez on Saturday night in a super lightweight bout. The 10-round fight was initially announced as a ...

NBA legend Duncan retires after 19 seasons, 5 titles 

Tim Duncan spent nearly two decades as the quiet storm in the middle of the San Antonio Spurs franchise, putting the team on his broad ...