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Maryland puts head coach DJ Durkin on leave after football player’s death

Maryland placed head coach DJ Durkin on administrative leave today while the school scrutinizes allegations of poor behavior by the football staff, apparent misdeeds that came to light following the death of a player on the practice field. Read More

Tony Finau ties PGA Championship record with 10 birdies

Tony Finau tried not to look at the opening two rounds of the PGA Championship as a Ryder Cup audition as he played alongside U.S. captain Jim Furyk. Read More

Ethics board warns county employees and elected officials against accepting Maui Invitational gifts

The Maui ethics board is advising county employees and elected officials to not accept gifts or tickets from college basketball tournament officials, warning that they could be seen as efforts to influence or reward them in the performance of their official duties. Read More
 

Mariota looks sharp with Titans’ new offense and head coach

Marcus Mariota is proving to be a quick study with a new coach installing yet another offensive system for the Tennessee Titans. Read More

College basketball coach pleads not guilty in punch that killed tourist

A rising college basketball coaching star accused of throwing a punch that killed a New York City tourist who had apparently mistaken him for an Uber driver pleaded not guilty today to an assault charge. Read More
 

Yankees finally show some gay pride

Faced with the potential embarrassment of being the only major league team never to have held a pride night at a game, the Yankees are developing a series of events next season tied to the celebration of the 1969 Stonewall riots, a team spokesman said. Read More

NCAA adopts college basketball reforms for agents, NBA draft

The NCAA is taking steps to try to clean up college basketball, carving out a limited role for agents to work with players and changing pivotal parts of its rules-enforcement system as part of numerous reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal. Read More
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Bartolo Colon might not have time to pass Juan Marichal again

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Bartolo Colon still has another lofty goal after becoming the top winning pitcher from Latin America. But there likely won’t be enough time left in his 21st big league season for the 45-year-old Texas Rangers right-hander. Read More

No easy answers on best heart check-up for young athletes

A large study of teenage soccer players in England found in-depth screening didn’t detect signs of trouble in some athletes who later died — yet allowed others at risk to get treated and back in the game. Read More

Agents land place in NCAA rule reforms

Agents will have at least a limited place within the NCAA structure when it comes to college basketball. Read More

Lebron James, Warriors, Rockets, Celtics highlight NBA TV schedule

NBA fans will get a smorgasbord of LeBron James in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform, the All-Star laden lineup of the defending champion Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets and the up-and-coming Boston Celtics as part of the league’s national television schedule. Read More

Goal for Alabama QB contenders Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts is to win titles

The Crimson Tide has two good options to choose from, and the decision will be based on what everything is at Alabama: Victories that make the Tide national and Southeastern Conference title contenders. Read More

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