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Loss to Columbia marks end of program for Benedictine-Springfield

The school is cutting more than its athletics programs at the spring 2015 semester.

Solid defense leads to solid offense for Columbia College in win over Benedictine-Springfield

Once Columbia withstood an early Benedictine-Springfield run, it ran away with a 82-43 win Thursday night.

Diversity report shows dip in gender, racial hiring in college sports

The report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) says NCAA member schools are hiring fewer women and minorities for sports jobs.

Columbia College women advance to AMC semifinal

Columbia College women's basketball beat out Lindenwood University-Belleville in the quarterfinals of the American Midwest Conference tournament on Wednesday night in Belleville, Illinois.

Vanderbilt stops skid with first-round SEC women's tournament win

Marqu'es Webb added 14 points and seven rebounds for Vanderbilt (15-15), which will play No. 6 seed Kentucky in the second round on Thursday.

Auburn beats Florida 71-49 in opening game of SEC women's tournament

Auburn (13-17), which will play No. 5 seed Texas A&M in the second round on Thursday, snapped a five-game losing streak against the Gators. The Tigers have now won four straight against SEC opponents after opening the season 0-13 in conference play.

Wichita State goes for second-straight MVC championship

The eighth-ranked Shockers (27-3, 17-1) were nearly perfect this year in the Missouri Valley Conference and are top seeds heading back to the same court where their dream season ended a year ago. They're peaking, too, after clinching their second straight regular-season title with a winner-take-all, 74-60 victory over No. 11 Northern Iowa last Saturday at home. The lone loss was by 16 at Northern Iowa on Jan. 31.

Adam Wainwright getting back up to speed after injury

 "That was perfect," Wainwright said of his first bullpen session at spring training since straining an abdominal muscle a week ago. "That's what I wanted."

 

An 11th straight Big 12 title in Kansas' sights

The Jayhawks can wrap up a share of the conference crown by beating No. 20 West Virginia on Tuesday night, or claim it outright if Oklahoma stumbles at Iowa State on Monday night.

Update: Auburn's Mason won't play at Missouri after father's death

The guard is Auburn's second-leading scorer this season.

Wild week leads to changes across college basketball's AP Top 25 poll

Maryland was the big riser after wins over Wisconsin and Michigan.

Wichita State beats Northern Iowa to win Missouri Valley title

Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet combined for 30 points, 14 assists and zero turnovers for Wichita State (27-3, 17-1). Three other Shockers — Tekele Cotton, Darius Carter and Evan Wessel — scored 11 points each.

Eric Hosmer hopes to build off postseason success with Royals

The first baseman is ready to up his game for the Royals after signing a two-year contract on Feb. 18.

No. 19 Baylor beats injury-plagued No. 20 West Virginia

Taurean Prince scored 20 points for his 13th consecutive double-figure scoring game, Rico Gathers had another double-double, and the Bears won their fourth consecutive game.

Tim Quarterman's triple-double leads LSU past Mississippi

Tim Quarterman had 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, and LSU pulled into a fourth-place tie in the Southeastern Conference with a 73-63 victory over Ole Miss.

Kentucky asserts dominance with 84-67 win over Akansas

Andrew Harrison and Trey Lyles each scored 18 points, and top-ranked Kentucky rolled past No. 18 Arkansas 84-67 Saturday to clinch the Southeastern Conference regular-season title.

Columbia College women couldn't close senior night game

William Woods controlled the pace of the second half and held on to a late lead to win 66-59.

David Ortiz vows to not change his routine despite new MLB rule

"I might run out of money," the slugger said. Major League Baseball can dock him, starting May 1, up to $500 per offense of a new rule for hitters at the plate.

NFL stadium construction plan approved near Los Angeles, backed by Rams owner

The city of Inglewood, California, has unanimously and emphatically approved a $2 billion stadium plan backed by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke that clears a path for a return to the Los Angeles area of the NFL for the first time in two decades.


Warm weather poses problems for Iditarod plans

 A lack of snow in the greater Anchorage area already has forced the official start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race to move 225 miles north from Willow to Fairbanks.

 

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