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Hickman basketball's Jimmy Whitt includes Missouri in top nine

Hickman point guard and shooting guard Jimmy Whitt is one of the school's leading scorers. Despite his junior standing, Whitt received scholarship offers from 12 colleges including Missouri, Arkansas and Kansas State.

Hickman High School hoops star Jimmy Whitt has narrowed his list of colleges to nine. He said he cut down his list of colleges by talking to several of his AAU teammates from KC Pump N Run.

Ravens' Rice: His actions 'totally inexcusable'

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called "the biggest mistake of his life."

Tennessee enters preseason football camp relying on newcomers

Tennessee coach Butch Jones says he occasionally feels as though he's running an expansion team because the Volunteers have altered their roster so much since the end of last season.

Spurrier: Clowney was not distraction

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said having one of college football's top playmakers in Jadeveon Clowney was never a burden for the Gamecocks last season, no matter how big a distraction he seemed to be at times.

Cardinals top Padres 6-2 on trade deadline day

Pitcher Shelby Miller teared up after the game when talking about teammate Joe Kelly, who was traded to Boston earlier in the day.

Manziel battling playbook, Hoyer in first NFL camp

Less than a week into his first NFL training camp with the Cleveland Browns, Johnny Manziel is going through the typical growing pains of any rookie quarterback.

Fired band head says he was fixing vulgar culture

The attorney for Ohio State's fired band director released a document where the director tries to explain his actions.

Lackey goes from Red Sox to Cards for Kelly, Craig

The deal leaves the Red Sox without their top two starters. Both teams announced the move a few hours after the struggling Red Sox said they had sent their No. 1 starter, left-hander Jon Lester, to the Oakland Athletics with outfielder Jonny Gomes and cash for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and a 2015 draft pick.

Chiefs safety Berry leaves practice with injury

Berry was able to put weight on the leg, but was noticeably limping, and Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he was still awaiting word on the severity of the injury.

Tennis star Wozniacki to run NYC Marathon

Caroline Wozniacki always feels confident she can outrun her opponent on the tennis court. The former No. 1 player figures that with a bit more training, she can cover 26.2 miles.

NBA referee Violet Palmer plans to marry partner of 20 years

Violet Palmer broke barriers in 1997 when she became the first female to referee an NBA game.

Pass defenders learn on the job with Rams

While rebuilding, the Rams haven't been bashful about throwing rookies into the fray at any position.

QB questions abound in SEC with big stars gone

Quarterback battles and signal-caller questions abound in the Southeastern Conference going into preseason camps around the league.

Royals struggle to 3-2 win over Twins

Salvador Perez triggered a go-ahead rally with a double in the sixth inning and made several spectacular plays behind the plate, helping the Kansas City Royals to a scrappy 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.

Cardinals acquire Justin Masterson from Indians

The Indians had little choice but to give up Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals. The trade doesn't mean they're going to surrender the season.

Report: College sports shows dip in gender hiring

The 2013 report card released Wednesday by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport includes racial and gender personnel data at the NCAA headquarters as well as for university presidents, athletic directors, head football coaches, football coordinators and faculty athletic representatives at the 125 institutions in the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision.

UCLA's Pauley Pavilion drenched in hoops history

The court was inundated by 10 inches of water when a 93-year-old pipe burst.

Chiefs' Murray says bro, 'Bachelorette' very happy

Chiefs rookie Aaron Murray was tied up in meetings Monday night, at the same time millions of people were tuning into ABC to see whether his brother would be popping the question.

Chiefs QB Smith focusing on football, not contract

The moment when Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will no longer discuss his contract situation is rapidly approaching, even though he makes it seem as if the deadline has already passed.

Pat Riley insists Heat will be competitive

Miami Heat President Pat Riley expects the four-time defending Eastern Conference champions to compete once again this coming year. But much of his first session offering in-depth remarks about free agency revolved, predictably, about LeBron James.

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