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US basketball decides bigger is better with roster

U.S. team officials selected the 12 players who will travel to Spain for the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

Chicago advances to championship game in Little League World Series

The Great Lakes Region champions from Jackie Robinson West advanced to meet South Korea in Sunday's championship game.

Auburn wide receivers will be one of SEC's best units

The No. 6 Tigers should at least have a more dangerous receiving corps this season with top junior college prospect D'haquille Williams joining speedy deep threat Sammie Coates and Ricardo Louis. Expectations are certainly higher going into the opener with Arkansas on Aug. 30.

Teams test out a new helmet, but does it work?

With lawsuits and concern regarding concussions hanging over every level of football, the race to develop safer helmets and other equipment has never been more intense.

Columbia bow hunters learn ground rules for pursuing urban deer

Deer hunters in Columbia are using the city's bow hunting program to hunt deer on select city properties.

Kent State offensive lineman Jason Bitsko dies

Police believe Jason Bitsko died from an undetermined medical issue, the school said. The school said in a release the 21-year-old Bitsko was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment shortly before 9 a.m.

Carl Edwards joins Joe Gibbs Racing

Joe Gibbs Racing announces the addition of Columbia native Carl Edwards.

Colleges add luxury touches to new stadiums

Flashy college football stadiums offer a better game-day experience while also generating more revenue than their predecessors.

FIFA, Russia relations hit rough spot

Relations between FIFA and its next World Cup host, Russia, are under strain.

Notre Dame rallying around loss of players

Quarterback Everett Golson said the adversity of abruptly losing four teammates while Notre Dame investigates whether they were involved in academic dishonesty is bringing the Fighting Irish together.

Smith in charge of revamped Arkansas defense

Bret Bielema liked what he saw from Arkansas' new-look defense early during preseason camp.

Kratz, Vargas lead Royals over Twins 6-4

Erik Kratz homered twice after replacing an ailing Salvador Perez, and Jason Vargas pitched seven strong innings to lead the first-place Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.

Florida State still the team to beat

The Associated Press preseason Top 25 is out. Take a look at how the ballots break down, and find out what to watch for when the college football season begins this month.

Army grad Coach K takes Team USA to West Point

Auburn backup QB: Nick Marshall will win Heisman

The common presumption is that Jeremy Johnson will be the starter against Arkansas on Aug. 30. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has said only that Marshall won't start the game after the quarterback was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana in July.

Boonville 13 All-Stars play Glen Allen in Babe Ruth World Series

The Boonville 13 All-Stars start their journey to a Babe Ruth World Series Championship title.

Brian Kelly, Notre Dame face questions of leadership

It's been a tumultuous time at Notre Dame since Brian Kelly arrived following the 2009 season. Kelly was asked whether those issues reflected on his leadership.

Florida's Will Muschamp, Kansas' Charlie Weis on hot seat in 2014

Last season, Southern California and Texas changed coaches and created a cascade of corresponding moves.

A similar situation could play out this season, with a few coaches in high-profile positions heading into 2014 very much in need of winning records and quality victories.

Cousins injures right knee in Team USA practice

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins hurt his right knee when he got tangled with Anthony Davis after both big men hit the floor going after a loose ball during a scrimmage toward the end of Thursday's practice.

After going 4-8, Florida vows to return SEC elite

The Gators slogged through a miserable 2013 season.