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Former Georgia players testify against coach who organized 'Ponzi scheme'

Jonas Jennings, former Georgia football player, testified Thursday against his college coach, Jim Donnan, a man he once saw as "a father figure." Donnan is on trial with Gregory Crabtree for allegedly running a fraudulent investment scheme from September 2007 to December 2010.


Worker dies in construction accident at Brazil World Cup stadium

A worker at a World Cup stadium in Brazil died Thursday in an electrical accident, temporarily interrupting construction at one of the most-delayed venues only five weeks before the soccer tournament.

Pistorius ballistics expert focuses on arm wound

Wollie Wolmarans' testimony differed with a police ballistics expert, who said earlier at Pistorius' murder trial that the wound was suffered by Pistorius' girlfriend further away from the closed door as she fell back in the toilet cubicle and protectively covered her head with her arms.

Hearing on athletes' union worries activist

A former linebacker leading the drive to form the nation's first union for college athletes said Wednesday he fears a congressional hearing could be a step toward legislative barriers that would thwart unionization.

NBC extends Olympic deal through 2032 for $7.75 billion

In a stunning, pre-emptive deal negotiated secretly over six months, the International Olympic Committee awarded the exclusive U.S. broadcast rights to NBC on Wednesday for an additional six games.

Columbia College women's golf takes 2nd in conference

The Columbia College women's golf team finished in second place at the American Midwest Conference Championship.

Pistorius accused of 'sinister' remark in court

Oscar Pistorius was accused of making a "sinister" remark to a friend of Reeva Steenkamp, the woman he is accused of murdering, in the courtroom.

Tennessee men's basketball offseason features plenty of uncertainty

New Tennessee men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall is trying to restrengthen the team's recruiting class. He signed junior-college guard Kevin Punter, who was once committed to Missouri.

DC to become part of Big Ten tourney 'rotation'

Chicago and Indianapolis, the Big Ten tournament's traditional hosts, will continue to hold the event, but Washington will become part of what Commissioner Jim Delany called a "rotation."

Utah president backs review of fight song

Utah president David Pershing is asking the Office of Student Affairs to put together a committee that will weigh changes to the song, "Utah Man" after student government leaders and a faculty body passed resolutions urging changes.

Phelps enters 2 events at Charlotte Grand Prix

Michael Phelps will take another step in his comeback at a Grand Prix meet in Charlotte, N.C. on May 16.

Oregon State fires Obama's brother-in-law as head coach

Reversing his course from five weeks earlier, Oregon State athletics director De Carolis fired Craig Robinson on Monday, ending the tenure of a coach who brought prestige to the university but who failed to get the Beavers to the NCAA tournament during six seasons in Corvallis.

Kentucky Derby champ California Chrome faces lighter load

The Kentucky Derby champion looked fresh following his victory at Churchill Downs on Saturday. The colt stood seems to be handling his new fame well, standing tall and calm for photographers on the morning after his win.

California Chrome wins Kentucky Derby by 1 3/4 lengths

California Chrome made it look easy on Saturday while pulling away down the stretch to win the Kentucky Derby by 1 3/4 lengths.

Columbia College softball finishes 2nd, scores top player honors in AMC tournament

Columbia College finished as runner-up in the American Midwest Conference tournament, and the Cougars' top player got a nod as the AMC Player of the Year on Friday.

Stephens softball puts 2 on AMC All-Conference team

Stephens College softball players Jessica McConnell and Monica Nakamatsu earned American Midwest Conference recognition Friday despite the Stars' 11th-place finish in the conference standings.

Cougars win one, lose one in AMC tournament

Columbia College split a pair of games to stay alive in the American Midwest Conference's postseason tournament Thursday.

Kansas guard Naadir Tharpe decides to transfer

Kansas guard Naadir Tharpe will transfer closer to home for his final season of eligibility, ending a tumultuous run with the Jayhawks that included three Big 12 championships and multiple off-court distractions.

Derby jockey Anna Rose Napravnik looks to make history

In the male-dominated world of horse racing, Anna Rose Napravnik figured she'd have better luck if nobody noticed a woman's name in the track program.

She's not hiding from anyone now.

Kentucky Derby's second choice, Hoppertunity, scratched from race

Bob Baffert is down to one horse for the Kentucky Derby after early 6-1 second choice Hoppertunity was scratched Thursday because of a sore left front foot.