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QB questions abound in SEC with big stars gone

Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk throws in the first half against Ole Miss on Saturday at Vaught–Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss.

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.

Usain Bolt controversy steals bit of spotlight from Commonwealth Games competitions

Even as athletics medals were being won at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday, the spotlight was on the sprinter nowhere near the track: Usain Bolt.

Athletics Australia suspends coach for criticizing hurdles champion

Head coach Eric Hollingsworth was suspended after releasing an unauthorized statement criticizing an athlete for not attending the team's pre-Glasgow training camp, in preparation for the Commonwealth Games.

Mississippi State quarterback embraces SEC expectations

Quarterback Dak Prescott's breakout sophomore season produced some impressive moments last fall, including 13 touchdown runs, 10 touchdown passes and a comeback win over a bitter in-state rival. It also produced some rapidly skyrocketing expectations.

Less zone-read under new Washington coach

Robert Griffin III was among new generation of young, agile quarterbacks who appeared set to revolutionize the NFL two years ago with designed runs that kept defenses hopelessly off-balance, but the look plays a minor role in the Washington football team's scheme under new coach Jay Gruden.

Gyorko, Ross lead Padres to 3-1 win over Cardinals

 Jedd Gyorko singled in Yangervis Solarte with the go-ahead run with two outs in the sixth inning and Tyson Ross and the San Diego Padres beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Missouri Stealth provides avenue for girls to play college softball

All of the fast pitch softball program's 2013 and 2014 graduates received college scholarships, and some class of 2015 players have already committed to colleges.

 

UPDATE: NCAA suspends Missouri football's Levi Copelin for the season

Missouri wide receiver Levi Copelin, who had used a nutritional supplement not approved by the NCAA, was part of an already-thinning wide receiver corps for the 2014 season.

Missouri softball adds junior college All-American Anna Reed

Anna Reed, who led Division I junior college softball players with 96 RBIs last year, has signed with Missouri.

Sam factor prepares Rams for sensitivity session

Such guidance could be valuable for the St. Louis Rams, even if by all accounts they have welcomed Michael Sam into the fold.

Gibson pitches Twins to 2-1 victory over Royals

Gibson, who was shelled by Tampa Bay his last time out, has made a habit of rebounding back from ugly outings. He followed a miserable performance against the Angels with a strong one against Texas, and a lousy start against the Yankees with six shutout innings against Seattle.

Chiefs linebacker Johnson sets sights on record

The veteran is beginning his 10th season, coming off his third Pro Bowl, and closing in on the franchise record for tackles — he needs 19 to reach 1,000 for his career, which would be one more than Gary Spani recorded from 1978-86.

NCAA proposed settlement raises medical questions

A key feature of a proposed settlement of a head-injury lawsuit against the NCAA is the creation of a $70 million fund to pay for medical evaluations of current and former college players in several sports. The provision raises some sticky medical questions

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