Sports

Column: Shame on college football for lack of black coaches

  • Feb 08, 2020

Colleges around the country wrapped up their football signing classes this week, proudly touting scores of African-American athletes as the next big stars. It’s a whole different situation on the sideline. Segregation still rules the coaching ranks. And not just the top guys. A review o

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Maryland rallies to beat Illinois 75-66

  • Feb 08, 2020

CHAMPAIGN, Ill.  — Anthony Cowan scored 20 points and ninth-ranked Maryland held on to beat No. 20 Illinois 75-66 on Friday night. The Terrapins (19-4, 9-3 Big Ten) took sole possession of first place in the conference with the win. Illinois (16-7, 8-4) fell into second place. Illinois led

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Spring training: time for pitchers, catchers and cheaters

  • Feb 08, 2020

ORLANDO, Fla.  — Baseball returns to the field next week when pitchers, catchers and cheaters report to spring training. Fans await the annual sunny scenes of favorites stretching on bright green grass in Florida and Arizona. This year the players bring along dark clouds of scandal —

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Jason Day climbs within 2 of the lead at Pebble Beach

  • Feb 08, 2020

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.  — Jason Day received a warm reminder Friday at Pebble Beach how good it feels to hit shots the way he wants, make a bunch of putts and see his name high on the leaderboard. Day made two long birdie putts across the green, holed a 40-yard wedge for eagle on the dangerous par-5

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Probe: Bryant helicopter was 100 feet from clear skies

  • Feb 08, 2020

LOS ANGELES  — A witness to the deadly crash of a helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and eight others said it sounded normal just before slamming into a hillside and wreckage examined by experts at the scene showed no sign of engine failure, federal investigators said in a report released Friday. The

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30 years after Tyson fight, Buster Douglas is ‘feeling good’

  • Feb 07, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — Thirty years after his hard-fought victory against boxing titan Mike Tyson, Buster Douglas is feeling healthy and basking in the glory he says he was denied at the time. “Right now, everything is looking up,” Douglas said in a recent Associated Press interview, noting

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MLB mulls live video limits, may rule on Red Sox next week

  • Feb 07, 2020

ORLANDO, Fla.  — Major League Baseball intends to impose new limits on what live video is available to teams, and Commissioner Rob Manfred hopes to complete his investigation into alleged electronic sign stealing by the Boston Red Sox before spring training camps open next week. “I think you

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Covington has clutch debut, Rockets outlast Lakers 121-111

  • Feb 07, 2020

LOS ANGELES  — Nobody taller than 6-foot-6 was in Houston’s starting lineup, and a heavily bearded guard lost the opening tip. Nobody bigger than 6-foot-7 Robert Covington played for the Rockets in a game between division leaders at Staples Center. Because Russell Westbrook went wild and Cov

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Hectic end to the NBA’s trade window, but some teams sat out

  • Feb 07, 2020

MIAMI  — Most of the top NBA playoff contenders stayed out of the down-to-the-wire frenzy at the trade deadline. Miami and the Los Angeles Clippers beefed up instead. And a slew of other teams — including the Golden State Warriors — made moves with short-term finances and long-

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