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LSU releases study on football team's economic impact on Baton Rouge

An economic study released by LSU's athletic department on Thursday found that Baton Rouge-area business sales related to the Tigers' sports programs has more than quadrupled since 2001 to nearly $400 million annually.

Minnesota advances on last-second goal in Frozen Four

Justin Holl scored a short-handed goal with 0.6 seconds left to give Minnesota a 2-1 victory over North Dakota on Thursday in the NCAA hockey semifinals.

UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon announces he's gay

Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay player in Division I men's basketball on Wednesday, making the announcement on ESPN and Outsports. Now he hopes to inspire others in similar situations.

Hall of Famer Bill Russell: Gay athletes face old questions

Bill Russell, who won 11 NBA championships with the Boston Celtics, said talk about whether gay athletes can be good teammates or if they might disrupt locker rooms are the same questions black athletes heard years ago.

Big win, but a long road ahead for college athletes union

Athletes for schools other than Northwestern have reached out about the possibility of unionization, labor organizers said.

 

Stephens College tennis player Cross named AMC Player of Week

Stephens College senior Emily Cross earned Player of the Week honors.

Pistorius wails while recalling shooting

A subdued Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday described dinner at home, chatting and looking at cell phone photos with Reeva Steenkamp on the last night of her life. Then he erupted in anguished howls and heaving sobs while testifying at his murder trial about the moments when he says he realized he shot his girlfriend through a closed toilet door.

Stephens, Columbia College softball doubleheader postponed

A doubleheader scheduled for Tuesday night between Stephens College and Columbia College was postponed until Monday. 

NBA rumors swirl around Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari

After Kentucky lost to Connecticut in the national championship game, talk about Kentucky coach John Calipari defecting to the NBA has increased.

Illinois looks forward to adding shooting it lacks

Illinois averaged six 3-pointers a game this season, but has three transfers joining the roster in 2014 who previously sat out under NCAA rules.

Sports chief: Brazil government must act on Rio

The head of Olympic summer sports federations called for urgent action Tuesday to tackle the critical delays facing the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro and accused the Brazilian government of neglecting the crisis.

Connecticut wins NCAA title 60-54 over Kentucky

No conference wanted them. Several teammates and their coach left them. The NCAA kept them out for a year.

UConn won it all anyway.

Ollie wins it all with UConn

Kevin Ollie spent the majority of the biggest game of his short college coaching career Monday night urging the UConn Huskies to a 60-54 victory over the Kentucky Wildcats.

Notre Dame, UConn set for historic title game

When the teams clash for the championship on Tuesday night, it will be the first time undefeated basketball teams have met for the NCAA national crown.

Oscar Pistorius takes witness stand for first time

The double-amputee runner testified Monday that he was trying to protect Reeva Steenkamp, his girlfriend, who died from multiple wounds after he shot her through a bathroom door in his home last year.

Rains washes out first day at Masters

Augusta National was open for only two hours because of storms, still enough time for a few players to see some of the changes to the golf course — even though this was supposed to be a year with really no change at all.

Columbia College softball inches toward top of AMC with wins on Senior Day

Columbia College celebrated its six seniors before sweeping Harris-Stowe State University in a doubleheader at Battle High School on Sunday afternoon.

Kentucky edges Wisconsin 74-73, will play for title

No, this was not an instant replay, though it certainly is turning into a highlight reel Kentucky and Aaron Harrison could get used to watching over and over again.

Harrison took a pass from his twin brother, Andrew, spotted up from NBA range and watched the ball rattle in for the lead with 5.7 seconds left to lift the Wildcats to a 74-73 victory Saturday night over Wisconsin in the Final Four.

Team chemistry key to UConn basketball's 63-53 win over Florida

It was a team effort when UConn beat Florida on Saturday night to move on to the title game.

Maryland settles in as 'uninvited guest' at women's Final Four

Brenda Frese and her Maryland Terrapins feel like uninvited guests at the Final Four.

And that's fine with the Terrapins coach.

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