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Coastal Carolina's G.K. Young (37) is hugged by Anthony Marks after hitting a two-run home run against Arizona in the sixth inning in Game 3 of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, June 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Champion Chanticleers: Coastal Carolina wins CWS vs. Arizona

Coastal Carolina coach Gary Gilmore often said he just wanted his team to reach the College World Series. Until this week, he never imagined the Chanticleers would do so much more: They're heading back to Conway, South Carolina, with the school's first national championship in any sport. The Chanticleers defeated ...

Kevin Cordes, right, swims next to Nick Fink during a men's 200-meter breaststroke semifinal at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Wednesday, June 29, 2016, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Who's new on the US Olympic swimming team for Rio

Michael Phelps wondered whether the younger generation of swimmers is ready to fill his very large shoes. The 18-time Olympic champion is finding out that, yes, the new kids are all right. He'll be seeing several fresh faces on the U.S. team at next month's Rio Games. Phelps was just ...

3 new coaches look forward to competing in Big 12

Brad Underwood embraces the rich history at Oklahoma State. One of the Big 12's three new men's basketball coaches, Underwood takes over a program built by Henry Iba and Eddie Sutton. Though Oklahoma State's previous coach, Travis Ford, was successful by many standards, unhappy fans stopped coming to games, forcing ...

Coastal Carolina's Anthony Marks reacts to scoring on a Connor Owings single against Arizona in the eighth inning in Game 2 of the NCAA Men's College World Series finals baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Ted Kirk)

Coastal Carolina beats Arizona 5-4 to even CWS finals

Coastal Carolina's incredible postseason run isn't over yet. Connor Owings' bloop RBI single sparked a three-run eighth inning, and the Chanticleers beat Arizona 5-4 on Tuesday night to send the College World Series finals to a deciding Game 3. Mike Morrison was sensational in his first start of the season, ...

Flowers lay alongside a basketball fans have left at the Pat Summitt statue on the University of Tennessee campus Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in Knoxville, Tenn.  Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who uplifted the women's game from obscurity to national prominence during her career at Tennessee, died Tuesday morning, June 28, 2016. She was 64. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Players, coaches make pilgrimage; say goodbye to Pat Summitt

Dozens of Pat Summitt's former Tennessee players and coaches descended on Knoxville over the weekend, making the basketball pilgrimage to say their final goodbyes to the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history. Summitt, who died Tuesday morning at age 64, was much more than just their coach. She ...

FILE - In this April 8, 2008, file photo, Tennessee coach Pat Summitt holds up the net as her son, Tyler, looks on after Tennessee beat Stanford 64-48 to win its eighth national women's basketball championship, at the NCAA women's basketball tournament Final Four in Tampa, Fla.  Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who uplifted the women's game from obscurity to national prominence during her career at Tennessee, died Tuesday morning, June 28, 2016. She was 64. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

The Latest: Geno: Pat Summitt had 'indelible impact' on game

The Latest on Pat Summitt, the former Tennessee women's basketball coach who died Tuesday at age 64. (all times local): ___ 7 p.m. The New York Yankees and Texas Rangers honored Pat Summitt with a moment of silence before their game at Yankee Stadium. A picture of Summitt holding a ...

Hawaii to play in Pearl Harbor basketball invitational

The University of Hawaii men's basketball team will play in the Fox Sports Pearl Harbor Invitational in December, part of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The university said in a statement Tuesday that Hawaii will join California, Princeton, and Seton Hall in the two-day tournament beginning ...

Arizona's Cody Ramer (13) is congratulated after scoring on a Ryan Aguilar single against Coastal Carolina in the first inning of Game 1 of the NCAA Men's College World Series finals baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Ted Kirk)

Arizona's Cloney shuts down Chanticleers in 3-0 Game 1 win

JC Cloney just keeps rolling along at the College World Series, pushing Arizona to the doorstep of its second national championship in five years. Cloney pitched a four-hitter, Ryan Aguilar drove in two runs and the Wildcats beat Coastal Carolina 3-0 in Game 1 of the College World Series finals ...

Past few days 'difficult' for former Tennessee coach Summitt

Pat Summitt's family said Sunday that the last few days have been difficult for the former Tennessee women's basketball coach as her Alzheimer's disease progresses. Amid reports of Summitt's failing health, her family issued a statement asking for prayers and saying that the 64-year-old Summitt is surrounded by the people ...

Coastal Carolina's Mike Morrison (25) and Bobby Holmes, rear, hug following their 7-5 win over TCU in an NCAA men's College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Ted Kirk)

Surprise, surprise: Chanticleers, Arizona set for CWS finals

All those SEC and ACC heavyweights are long gone from the NCAA Tournament, and the last two Big 12 teams went home this weekend. The College World Series championship comes down to two teams that were not expected to even make it to Omaha, let alone the finals. Coastal Carolina ...

Coastal Carolina starting pitcher Alex Cunningham (18) throws during the first inning of an NCAA men's College World Series baseball game against TCU in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Coastal Carolina beats TCU 7-5, to face Arizona in finals

It's 1,300 miles from Conway, South Carolina, to Omaha, and it might as well have been a million miles between the two when Gary Gilmore took over the Coastal Carolina baseball program in 1996. Now, here he and the Chanticleers are, getting ready to play Arizona in a best-of-three series ...

Arizona starting pitcher Bobby Dalbec (3) throws during the first inning of an NCAA men's College World Series baseball game against Oklahoma State in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Arizona heading to CWS finals after 5-1 win over Cowboys

The celebration was subdued after Arizona earned its spot in the College World Series finals. A bunch of players gathered in the outfield grass and tried out some funny dance moves. That was all. The dogpile can wait. The Wildcats are looking for an even bigger party. Led by Bobby ...

Briles officially out at Baylor after sexual assault scandal

Baylor and Art Briles have mutually agreed to part ways, almost a month after the release of a scathing report over the university's handling of sexual assault complaints against football players which led school regents to suspend the coach "with intent to terminate." A statement released by the university Friday ...

Coastal Carolina catcher David Parrett tags Texas Tech's Eric Gutierrez (12) out at home in the second inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, June 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Coastal Carolina capitalizes on Texas Tech errors, wins 7-5

Coastal Carolina's incredible postseason run will continue for at least another day. The Chanticleers got a big boost offensively from an unlikely source, and they capitalized on Texas Tech's struggles in the field to beat the Red Raiders 7-5 on Thursday night in a College World Series elimination game. The ...

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, left, poses for a photo with Jaylen Brown after Brown was selected third overall by the Boston Celtics during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 23, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Celtics resist overtures, pick Jaylen Brown with third pick

With little mystery surrounding how the first two picks would go in Thursday's NBA draft, the Celtics responded to wider theories about selection No. 3 by keeping things simple. Despite receiving a lot of interest from teams looking to trade into the slot, Boston stayed put and took Jaylen Brown ...

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