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Michigan football players raise their fists up in protest during the National Anthem, before an NCAA college football game against Penn State, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Ann Arbor, Mich.  (Junfu Han/The Ann Arbor News via AP)

Anthem protests spread to colleges, WNBA player sits

Liberty guard Brittany Boyd sat on the bench with her head bowed in prayer during the national anthem before a WNBA playoff game. Hours earlier, college football players for Michigan and Michigan State, along with a group of students at North Carolina, raised their fists during the playing of "The ...

Florida State running back Dalvin Cook (4) is hit by South Florida linebacker Nigel Harris (57) on a run during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Cook gets rolling, has 267 yards in win over South Florida

Those questions about whether Dalvin Cook can recover from a slow start? He just answered them. The shifty Florida State running back rushed for a career-high 267 yards and two touchdowns Saturday, helping the 13th-ranked Seminoles rebound from the most lopsided loss in school history with a 55-35 rout of ...

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams (34) celebrates his touchdown with wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Pittsburgh. Williams leads the NFL in rushing in his 11th pro season, Brown is the game's most dangerous wideout, and Ben Roethlisberger is making big plays. (AP Photo/Jared Wickerham, File)

Keystone Konfrontation: Unbeaten Steelers at unbeaten Eagles

Here come the unbeaten Steelers from Western Pennsylvania, crossing the Keystone State to meet the unbeaten Eagles. They only play every four years, but how cool it is that each is 2-0 and looking strong when they meet Sunday? Even without star running back Le'Veon Bell and emerging receiver Martavis ...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2015 file photo, former Tennessee State and Olympic women's track coach Ed Temple speaks during the dedication of his statue in Nashville, Tenn. Temple, the former Tennessee State track and field coach who led the U.S. women's team to 15 Olympic gold medals and helped break down racial and gender barriers in the sport, died Thursday night, Sept. 22, 2016. He was 89. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Ed Temple dies: Coached Wilma Rudolph to Olympic gold medals

Ed Temple, the former Tennessee State track and field coach whose Tigerbelles won 13 Olympic gold medals and helped break down racial and gender barriers in the sport, died Thursday night. He was 89. Temple's daughter, Edwina, told Tennessee State officials that her father died after an illness. He celebrated ...

WNBA playoffs set to begin with new format

The WNBA playoffs are ready to start with their own version of March Madness. Well sort of. The league changed the playoff format this season, adopting single-elimination games in the first two rounds before going to a best-of-five series in the semifinals. "I'm excited for it," said Los Angeles Sparks ...

This photo provided by Utah County Sheriff's Office shows Christopher Dewitt Craig. Authorities said Craig was arrested Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, after a Utah elementary school was evacuated when Craig allegedly said that there were explosives in his car, which was parked near the building. About 250 students along with faculty were evacuated from Eagle Valley Elementary Monday afternoon. Craig, 35, of Eagle Mountain was arrested after three hours of negotiations. (Utah County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Ex-coach arrested after Utah school evacuated for threats

A Utah man who was once a promising college basketball coach has been arrested after police said he forced the evacuation of an elementary school with what he claimed was a trunk full of explosives, authorities said Tuesday. After three hours of negotiations, no weapons or explosives were found and ...

Miami Dolphins Arian Foster (29), Kenny Stills (10) and Michael Thomas (31) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

The Latest: Adrian Peterson ruled out with knee injury

The Latest on Week 2 of the NFL season (all times Eastern): ___ 10:59 p.m. Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson has been ruled out for the rest of the game against Green Bay with an injured right knee. Peterson was injured after a 5-yard run late in the ...

Lonergan out as George Washington coach after investigation

George Washington has fired basketball coach Mike Lonergan. University provost Forrest Maltzman announced the move in a statement Saturday, which said Lonergan was no longer coach following an internal investigation. "The university has created and is committed to maintaining a community where all students, faculty and staff feel welcome and ...

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson looks for a receiver during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Florida State, Saturday, Sep. 17, 2016 in Louisville Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Jackson, No. 10 Louisville run over No. 2 Florida St 63-20

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson shrugged off chants of "Heisman! Heisman!" from Cardinals' fans and seemed satisfied knowing he had played a role in one of the program's biggest wins. A very big role worthy of all the adulation. Jackson ran for four touchdowns and threw for another as No. 10 ...

Steph Curry hopes for changes to LGBT law in North Carolina

Stephen Curry said he is disappointed to see sporting events pulled from his home state of North Carolina over a law that some say can lead to discrimination against LGBT people. And the two-time NBA MVP hopes lawmakers make changes to the so-called "bathroom bill" before more major events follow ...

ACC to relocate athletic championships from North Carolina

The Atlantic Coast Conference has followed the NCAA's lead and is removing all its athletic championships from North Carolina over a state law limiting protections for LGBT people. The ACC Council of Presidents voted Wednesday to relocate the league's championships until North Carolina repeals the law. The decision includes 10 ...

FILE - In this March 31, 2016, file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert answers questions during a news conference at the men's NCAA Final Four of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Houston. Basketball-crazed North Carolina has lost its next chance to host NCAA men's basketball tournament games along with several other championship events due to a state law that some say can lead to discrimination against LGBT people. Emmert said in statement Monday, Sept. 12 night that the governing body will delay announcements on future championship sites until early next year. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

The Latest: North Carolina Republican lawmaker wants repeal

The Latest on the NCAA's decision to pull some championship events from North Carolina because of state law that some say can lead to discrimination against LGBT people (all times local): 6:45 p.m. A Republican state senator says the North Carolina legislature should consider repealing the law she and other ...

N. Carolina student accuses football player of sex assault

A magistrate issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for a North Carolina football player accused of sexual battery and assault on a female student in February. The warrant charges Allen Artis, a 21-year-old junior linebacker From Marietta, Georgia, with two misdemeanors and says he had sex with the woman against her ...

FILE - In this March 20, 2015 file photo, Duke's Jahlil Okafor, left, shoots over Robert Morris's Rodney Pryor, right, during the second half of an NCAA tournament college basketball game in Charlotte, N.C. NCAA President Mark Emmert says it's up to the Atlantic Coast Conference and its members whether to follow the association's lead and pull events out of North Carolina because of a state law that some say can lead to discrimination against LGBT people. In an interview Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, with The Associated Press, Emmert said the association expects to take a financial hit for moving seven championship events and tournament games out of the state on short notice, but how much is unknown. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

NCAA turns up pressure on North Carolina over bathroom law

The NCAA's decision to pull seven championships out of North Carolina ratchets up the pressure on this college sports-crazy state to repeal its law on bathroom use by transgender people. Unlike the recent one-time cancellations by the NBA and various rock stars, the move by college sports' governing body could ...

NCAA president says association won't push ACC on NC law

NCAA President Mark Emmert says it is up to the Atlantic Coast Conference to decide whether it wants to follow the association's lead and pull events out of North Carolina because of a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people. In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press, ...

FILE - In this June 24, 2016 file photo, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory speaks during a candidate forum in Charlotte, N.C. The NCAA has pulled seven championship events from North Carolina, including opening-weekend men's basketball tournament games, for the coming year due to a state law that some say can lead to discrimination against LGBT people. In a news release Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, the NCAA says the decision by its board of governors came "because of the cumulative actions taken by the state concerning civil rights protections." The law known as HB2 was signed into law by Gov. McCrory earlier this year. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

NCAA pulls 7 postseason events out of NC due to LGBT law

The NCAA has pulled seven championship events from North Carolina, including opening-weekend men's basketball tournament games, for the coming year due to a state law that some say can lead to discrimination against LGBT people. In a news release Monday, the NCAA says the decision by its board of governors ...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2015, file photo, Duke NCAA college basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski answers a question during the Atlantic Coast Conference men's media day in Charlotte, N.C. The words Mike Krzyzewski uses to build winning basketball teams can develop stronger business ones. That’s the thought behind PowerForward, a digital, video-based program that uses the Duke and former U.S. Olympic coach’s themes to create discussions that can teach leadership in the corporate world. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Coach K wants to build more winning teams - business ones

The words Mike Krzyzewski uses to build winning basketball teams can develop stronger business ones. That's the thought behind PowerForward , a digital, interactive video program that uses the Duke and former U.S. Olympic coach's themes to create discussions that can teach leadership in the corporate world. Krzyzewski, who last ...

TCU head coach Gary Patterson yells from the sidelines during the first half of an NCAA college football game against South Dakota State on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Coach Gary Patterson says TCU defense has to be better

TCU coach Gary Patterson clearly was exaggerating when he said his 15th-ranked Horned Frogs have to improve on defense or risk giving up 1,000 yards and 1,000 points to Arkansas this weekend. Still, that sent a message to his players after the struggles against FCS team South Dakota State in ...

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz question a call during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Miami of Ohio, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Kirk Ferentz re-signs with Iowa through 2025 season

Kirk Ferentz has a new contract that will likely keep him with Iowa through the rest of his career. Iowa announced Tuesday that it has signed Ferentz to a six-year contract extension through the 2025 season. Ferentz, who is in his 18th season leading the Hawkeyes, will see his salary ...

Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly (10) looks for a receiver as he is pressured by Florida State defensive tackle Demarcus Christmas (90) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Francois, No. 4 Florida St rally past No. 11 Ole Miss 45-34

Deondre Francois was a little concerned after his first couple of drives Monday night. Things weren't going exactly as Florida State's redshirt freshman quarterback had hoped. Some critical passes floated high, some fell short, and the fourth-ranked Seminoles trailed No. 11 Mississippi by 22 points before the end of the ...

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