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Rock Bridge's Sophie Cunningham fulfills All-American dream

Sophie Cunningham, a captain for Rock Bridge's girls basketball team, looks toward the basket before shooting a free throw on Wednesday during a game against Hickman. Cunningham was named a McDonald's All-American the same day.

Guard Sophie Cunningham is the Rock Bridge girls basketball program's all-time leading scorer.

Emily Miller, No. 4 Hickman girls upset No. 1 Rock Bridge

With a 10-point advantage,Hickman High School snapped a six-year losing streak to cross-town rival Rock Bridge High School.

MARK SELIG: Knock Calipari if you want, but he prepares players for success better than anyone in the game

Kentucky's head coach consistently churns out NBA-level talent, and the Wildcats' machine runs powerful and efficiently.

 

Top former coaches think No. 1 Kentucky is historically elite

Former coach and current ESPN broadcaster Seth Greenberg said Kentucky could compete with any college hoops team in history.

Rock Bridge's Sophie Cunningham named a McDonald's All-American

Sophie Cunningham, a 6-foot-1 senior guard at Rock Bridge High School and Missouri commit, cracked the 24-player roster, which was announced Wednesday.

Hine leads young Missouri tennis team to back-to-back home wins

Junior Kelli Hine showed her toughness as she won all of her matches from the No. 1 singles position, and big play from the younger members of the squad ensured the Tigers' victory in both meets.

Missouri wrestler named Mid-American Conference wrestler of the week

The No. 3 Missouri wrestling team continues to add to its accolades as Lavion Mayes was named the Mid-American Conference wrestler of the week.

Missouri softball has pair on preseason watch list

As Missouri softball prepares for the season, a prestigious awards watch list released its top-50 players to watch this season. Two players for the Tigers were named to the list, which made Missouri one of 12 teams in the nation with multiple players named.

Georgia managing surprising SEC run despite depleted roster

The Bulldogs have won five straight Southeastern Conference games. That matches their longest streak in the league in the last 14 years, and all of a sudden, the team is making a strong bid for its first NCAA tournament berth since 2011.

Ad from domestic violence group set to air during Super Bowl

No More, a group trying to end domestic violence and sexual assault, has released a commercial that is scheduled to air after the second quarter of the Super Bowl. The issue has become central for the NFL since Ray Rice was suspended for punching his then-fiancee in a casino elevator.

No. 6 Tennessee women's basketball seeking rare road victory over No. 10 Kentucky

The Lady Vols haven't won against a top-10 team on the road since 2008.

Academic misconduct among NCAA programs on the rise, official says

Vice president of enforcement Jon Duncan said Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press the cases involve both prospective and incoming athletes trying to become eligible for college competition, and enrolled athletes receiving impermissible assistance from university and athletic department personnel.

ANALYSIS: NFL-backed youth concussion laws lack bite

Washington state's landmark concussion law, passed in 2009, was named for a youth football player who nearly died after suffering two concussions in one game.

Australian Open semis feature new faces, old foes

It was difficult to tell who was more pleased with reaching the Australian Open semifinals: No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic advancing to his 25th at a Grand Slam tournament, or 19-year-old Madison Keys, who beat Venus Williams to get into her first.

Rams offensive coordinator target Nathaniel Hacket joins Jaguars

Nathaniel Hackett, a St. Louis Rams target for their offensive coordinator job, has been hired to become the Jaguars quarterbacks coach, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Jaguars have not announced the move.

NFL players who started young show more cognitive problems

Researchers tested 42 former players on their short-term memory, mental flexibility and problem solving and found those who picked up the sport before they were 12 years old functioned about 20 percent worse.

Why what's missing in states' youth concussion laws matters

Here's an explanation of why four key elements are important to states' concussion laws.

Facebook launching Trending Super Bowl for the big game

Facebook wants the hub to be one-stop shopping for all sorts of content for the game. Facebook only will present material posted by official owners, such as what the NFL is posting on its Facebook page, or interesting and enlightening items posted on individual Facebook pages by anyone.

 

South Carolina's bench helps No. 1 team stay perfect

South Carolina has used its tall, talented reserves to roll to a 19-0 record and looks to win its 20th straight game when it faces Alabama (12-10, 1-6 Southeastern Conference) on Thursday night. The backups include second-leading scorer in 6-foot-5 A'ja Wilson and top rebounder in 6-4 Alaina Coates, who was last year's SEC freshman of the year.

U.S. soccer loses 3-2 to Chile, extends winless streak to 5 games

With the loss to No. 14 Chile, they have lost three straight games for the first time since late 2009 and early 2010, and they have one victory in nine matches (1-5-3) since beating Ghana in their World Cup opener last June.

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