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Tarkanian's legacy built at UNLV

Jerry Tarkanian, who won a national title at UNLV and made the school synonymous with basketball, died Wednesday after several years of health issues. He was 84.

Gaines, Georgia top Texas A&M 62-53

Kenny Gaines scored 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting, and Charles Mann added 14 to help Georgia beat Texas A&M 62-53 on Wednesday night.

SEC looks primed for another College World Series run

Vanderbilt is coming off its first national championship after beating Virginia in the College World Series in June. LSU won a national title in 2009 while South Carolina took home back-to-back championships in 2010 and 2011.

Tarkanian's career filled with memorable moments

He chewed towels courtside as his teams chewed through opponents. Jerry Tarkanian had a style unlike any other coach, and in the bright lights of Las Vegas his Runnin' Rebels were the biggest stars of all.

Chicago Little League team stripped of U.S. championship

Only last summer, the all-black Jackie Robinson West team was the toast of Chicago and was honored with trips to San Francisco and to the White House.

But the sport's governing body announced that team officials had engaged in a Little League version of political gerrymandering.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announces deals in hopes of keeping Rams

Along with leaders of a power company and railroad association, Gov. Jay Nixon held a news conference Tuesday near the proposed site for the 64,000-seat, open-air stadium that would replace the Edward Jones Dome.

Tony Dorsett played football 'not knowing' his struggle with dementia would result

In a radio interview, Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett talked about his current fight with dementia. "I signed up for this when, I guess, I started playing football so many years ago," he said. "But, obviously, not knowing that the end was going to be like this."

Portis, Qualls help No. 24 Arkansas beat Auburn, 101-87

The game stretched nearly two hours and 30 minutes with a combined 54 fouls and four technicals called.

Domestic violence charges against Greg Hardy dismissed

Prosecutors dismissed domestic violence charges against the Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be-free agent after they said the accuser in the case could not be found.

Trouble follows NFL into 2015

Disturbing developments surrounded some players during the 2014 NFL season. Conduct issues continue into 2015, with at least eight players arrested, a star suspended, an agent indicted and a Hall of Famer fired.

Kentucky unanimous No. 1 in AP poll for second straight week

The Wildcats are followed by Virginia, Gonzaga and Duke.

Expanded All-Star break presents new challenges this season

The NBA doubled the days off between games this season after players encouraged Commissioner Adam Silver to rework the schedule. Teams will have a minimum break of eight days between games.

Smith's impact goes beyond UNC, basketball after his death

The former North Carolina coach died Saturday night.

NFL Films founder Ed Sabol dies

"Ed Sabol transformed how America watched football and all sports," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. Sabol died at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Monday.

Florida AD Foley understands 'angst' caused by Muschamp

Jeremy Foley has gotten plenty of flak for how things unfolded with Muschamp, who was fired in late November with three years remaining on his deal. Auburn hired Muschamp less than two weeks later, and Muschamp recruited against Florida while still getting paid by the Gators.

No. 2 UConn women rout No. 1 South Carolina 87-62

This was the 54th meeting between the top two teams in the nation, and the 20th time that the Huskies have been involved in that matchup. They improved to 17-3 in those games.

NBA All-Star weekend brings basketball's best to Big Apple

During a season of struggle for the Knicks and Nets, passionate New York basketball fans have something to be excited about.

LSU cruises to 71-60 win over Alabama

With the new lineup, LSU (17-6, 6-4) jumped out to an 8-2 lead in the first three minutes. Then, the Tigers outscored the Crimson Tide 9-2 in the first three minutes of the second half to go in front 39-22.

Philly University coach Herb Magee earns 1,000th career win

Magee hit the milestone with the Rams' 80-60 win over Post on Saturday. He has won all 1,000 games over 48 seasons at the 3,600-student private Division II university in Philadelphia.

Arkansas extends Bielema's contract through 2020

Following its first winning season in three years, the school announced the signing of its football coach to a two-year contract extension on Saturday, keeping Bret Bielema with the Razorbacks through 2020.

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