RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Six-time world player of the year Marta and the unretired Formiga will spearhead Brazil in the Women's World Cup in France, probably for the last time in their...
Vince Dooley braced for big news — good or bad — when University of Georgia President Jere Morehead and athletic director Greg McGarity interrupted his gardening for a surprise visit Thursday...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Forrest Gregg, the great Hall of Fame lineman for the mighty Green Bay Packers of the 1960s that Vince Lombardi called the "finest player I ever coached," died...
Rape trial of ex-Utah State football player begins
BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) — Defense attorneys for a former Utah State football player accused of sexually assaulting six women said during opening statements Monday that the women reported they had been assaulted because they wanted attention.
Prosecutors countered that Torrey Green was a predator who planned out his attacks in advance.
Maryland wins NCAA men’s soccer title, beating Akron 1-0
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Amar Sejdic scored on a penalty kick in the 57th minute and Maryland held off Akron 1-0 on Sunday night to win its fourth NCAA soccer title.
"It's a moment that I've thought of since I came to Maryland. I knew that if the moment came I wanted to be the guy to step up and take it," Sejdic said. "Scoring a goal in a meaningful match like that and celebrating with all the players is something that I'll remember forever."
Missing class ring from Oklahoma returned after 50 years
MIAMI, Okla. (AP) — A Miami High School 1966 Wardog class ring with a sparkling blue stone tucked away in a safe deposit box for 52 years was returned to the Wardog who wore it proudly for a brief time.
The ring was placed back in the hands of Robert O. Choate, now of Nacogdoches, Texas, through the efforts of many including Miami Public Library's Barbara Becker. The ring was worn on the Miami High School alumni's finger for the last time in July 1966.
Opening door to migrants, some Italians defy government line
ROME (AP) — Italy has made headlines as a hard place for migrants recently, with racist attacks against blacks on its soil and a new government closing Italian ports to people rescued in the Mediterranean Sea.
But not all Italians are on board, and some are even reaching out to migrants.
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian flags are everywhere, people are walking the streets wearing the national team's soccer jerseys and even dogs are sporting red-and-white collars.
Croatia has been gripped by anticipation and euphoria ahead of the national team's first World Cup final appearance against France on Sunday.
Despite rainy weather, thousands of people are expected to gather on city squares throughout the country to watch the game live on screens.
Dooley knows Smart’s challenge; ex-UGa coach beat Bear, Bama
ATLANTA (AP) — Before there was Kirby Smart vs. Nick Saban, another young second-year Georgia coach took on an Alabama coaching giant.
Vince Dooley was only 33 and trying to establish his program at Georgia when the Bulldogs opened the 1965 season with an 18-17 win over mighty Bear Bryant and the Crimson Tide.
The following spring, Dooley and his wife Barbara encountered the indomitable Bryant at the Southeastern Conference's annual meeting in Destin, Florida.
The joke among the 20 or so volunteers at BYU’s Student Athlete Building is that they keep their jobs until they are called on an LDS mission or die.
Dying in the service of your alma mater? There are worse ways to go.
It is hardly uncommon to consider Katy ISD loaded with soccer talent, skill and coaching. On the girls side alone, the district has produced the last seven of the last eight regional champions.
With Taylor, which boasts the lone state championship from 2006, Seven Lakes and Cinco Ranch regularly ranking among the region and state elite, getting through the district or third round of the playoffs is always a challenge.
Three sturdy scrapbooks were stacked across the coffee table in Barbara Babineaux's Port Arthur home while she arranged pictures of her second-youngest son.
"That's not the end of it," said Babineaux, picking up a picture of Jonathan kneeling in a University of Iowa football uniform. "There's quite a few that haven't been shown yet."
Oklahoma man sentenced in Broyles foundation fraud case
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man convicted of defrauding a charitable organization run by former University of Arkansas football coach Frank Broyles has been sentenced to two years in prison.
Kelly Nichols, 48, was sentenced Tuesday in Tulsa, the Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/2h0ek90 ) reported. Nichols was found guilty in November 2015 on one count of mail fraud, two counts of money laundering and three counts of bankruptcy fraud.
Alabama, Clemson assistants among Broyles Award finalists
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Coaches from Alabama, Clemson, Colorado, Michigan and Pittsburgh are the finalists for the Broyles Award, which honors the top assistant coach in college football.
John G. ‘Jackie’ Moore, football coach who revived Don Bosco Prep program, dies
Jackie Moore, a football coach who turned around a struggling Don Bosco Prep program in the 1990s and also enjoyed success in Hudson County, died Tuesday at his home in Hasbrouck Heights.
“He was a man who loved football, but you can’t say it was [his] life, because he was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather,” said Barbara Moore, his wife of 58 years.
When Tovar Sanchez first started playing football in the second grade his mother made a deal with him.
“Do you understand the idea of your position Tovar?” she asked him. “You want to sack the quarterback. If you can do that, I’ll give you 10 bucks.”
Sanchez made $280 that season.
“Sacking the quarterback has been his thing ever since he was 7 years old,” his mother Barbara said.
Senior wide receiver Kolten Mackey closed his locker after the fourth day of Silsbee High School football practice in August and walked past the field he said once felt like home.
There, on the sidelines, Mackey used to hold water bottles for Silsbee players while his dad, Kyle, coached the offense and his uncle, David Drake Jr., coached the defensive backs.
Kolten was in the first grade then - the same age Kyle was when his dad allowed him to be on the sidelines.
When Mac Bledsoe was growing up in Ellensburg, he was given some advice by a YMCA chief counselor.
"He said to write down your top 20 goals you'd like to achieve in life," Bledsoe said. "It was a challenge to yourself to see if you could live up to it."
So he sat down and started writing. He checked his list to make sure he was completing his goals, but never shared it with anyone. Not even his wife, Barbara.
At the Copa: Brazil is making itself at home in beach v’ball
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The fans chant their names, wave their flags and do a little samba in their seats whenever the Brazilians take the sand at the Copacabana Olympic beach volleyball venue.
If it's a lot of pressure for the hometown teams, they're handling it well.