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 By ERIC OLSON    Sports    March 29, 2020 

NCAA's greatest hits: Austin Carr's record 61 points in 1970

Austin Carr played for Notre Dame in an era when prolific scorers dominated college basketball. LSU's Pete Maravich was scoring 40 a night and still No. 1 on the points list. Niagara's Calvin Murphy, Purdue's Rick Mount and St. Bonaventure's Bob...

 

Lions reach deal with WR Geronimo Allison

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions agreed to terms with wide receiver Geronimo Allison. The Lions announced the move Sunday. The 26-year-old Allison comes to Detroit from division rival Green Bay. He caught 34 passes for 287 yards and two...

 
 By Rob Harris    Sports    March 29, 2020 

Visa extends athlete sponsorship to 2021 after Olympic delay

Visa has told its global roster of Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls their sponsorships will be extended into 2021 after the Tokyo Games were postponed, providing some financial certainty amid the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The...

 

BC-BBO--This Date in Baseball

March 31 1961 — The Pacific Coast League's proposal to use a designated hitter for the pitcher was rejected by the Professional Baseball Rules Committee by a vote of 8-1. 1968 — Seattle, the American League's second new team, announced its...

 
 By David Skretta    Sports    March 27, 2020

Royals new owner patiently awaiting rescheduled opening day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The morning dawned bright and sunny over Kauffman Stadium, just to the east of downtown Kansas City. The outfield grass was a perfectly manicured ocean of green, the infield dirt brushed as if by a fine-toothed comb. In the...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    March 26, 2020

College rodeo season put on hold

ALVA, Okla. – As the threat of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to strengthen, the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association last week decided to cancel the remaining events on the 2019-20 regional season. For Northwestern Oklahoma...

 

Court filing: Kansas coach 'encouraged' NCAA rule violations

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Athletics Inc. contends in a newly unsealed court filing it has evidence former football coach David Beaty "allowed and encouraged NCAA violations" while at the University of Kansas. The 66-page memo, which was filed...

 
 By AARON BEARD    Sports    March 25, 2020

Dayton double: Flyers' Toppin, Grant claim AP top honors

Obi Toppin and Anthony Grant spent the season transforming Dayton from an unranked team that wasn't even picked to win its conference into one of the nation's best, complete with the most wins in program history. The pair behind the Flyers' remarkabl...

 

Texans agree to contracts with 11 players in free agency

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have agreed to contracts with four free agents and re-signed seven other players. Houston agreed to a deal with receiver Randall Cobb, who spent last season with the Cowboys, in the wake of this week's trade of...

 
 By DAVID BRANDT    Sports    March 22, 2020

Kenyan Drake staying with Cardinals on one-year deal

Running back Kenyan Drake's agency says he will sign his one-year, $8.5 million tender to stay with the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals placed the transition tag on Drake earlier this week, which meant the player could negotiate a deal elsewhere...

 

Duke sophomore point guard Tre Jones declares for NBA draft

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke sophomore Tre Jones says he will enter the NBA draft. The point guard was named to the third team of The Associated Press All-America team on Friday after being named Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year by the...

 
 By IAN HARRISON    Sports    March 22, 2020

Jays' Shapiro expects 4-week spring training before season

TORONTO (AP) — With no sign of when training camps can resume, Toronto Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro says he thinks Major League Baseball would need at least a month of workouts and exhibition games before regular season play can begin. Opening...

 

AP Was There: Duke hangs on for '10 championship over Butler

A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. The AP game stories are being republished because the sport has been shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic....

 

Cowboys' Frederick retires, cites play after nerve disorder

Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick is retiring from the NFL at 29, the 2016 All-Pro saying he "could no longer perform at my highest level" after returning from a neurological disorder that sidelined him for a season. Frederick made the...

 

The Latest: Packers helping provide $1.5 million for relief

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Green Bay Packers are establishing funds that will provide $1.5 million to assist efforts to respond to the coronavirus in Brown County, Wisconsin - which...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    March 20, 2020

Zimmers finds Fort Scott success

ALVA, Okla. – Hannah Zimmers was excited to have qualified for championship round at a Central Plains Region rodeo for just the second time in her three-year college rodeo career. But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the short round at the Fort...

 
 By John Pye    Sports    March 20, 2020

The games go on: Australia's football leagues in action

An advertisement painted on the field near the center square would usually have summed up the hype of the Aussies rules season-opening game between Richmond and Carlton: Footy, Oh What a Feeling. Last September, a crowd of 100,014 packed into the...

 

Chiefs agree with ex-Giants CB Hamilton on 1-year contract

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs agreed to a one-year contract with former New York Giants cornerback Antonio Hamilton on Friday, the first deal made by the Super Bowl champions since the start of free agency earlier in the week. Kansas City...

 
 By JOHN MARSHALL    Sports    March 19, 2020

The marquee NCAA Tournament matchups that could have been

Seton Hall's Myles Powell and Marquette's Markus Howard went head to head during the regular season in a pair of games befitting two of college basketball's most dynamic players. The potential for a third meeting washed away with the cancellation of...

 
 By Dave Skretta    Sports    March 19, 2020

Kansas finishes No. 1 in final AP poll; Gonzaga, Dayton next

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self has spent much of the past week mulling ways to commemorate one of the more remarkable seasons in the school's proud basketball history, one that began with off-the-court distractions too numerous to...

 
 By Stephen Wade    Sports    March 19, 2020

Flame arrival faces rising tension Tokyo Olympics be delayed

TOKYO (AP) — The Olympic flame from Greece is set to arrive in Japan even as the opening of the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices suggesting the event should be postponed or canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The...

 

GAC to indefinitely suspend all conference athletic competitions

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference Council of Presidents announced an indefinite suspension of the conference's sports activities – practices and competitions – for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year effective...

 
 By Tim Reynolds    Sports    March 15, 2020

Gobert pledges $500,000 to help with relief, NBA shutdown

Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz offered the first of what he said will be "many steps" he will take to help with the coronavirus pandemic, pledging Saturday to donate more than $500,000 to relief efforts. Gobert, who was the first NBA player to test...

 
 By MARK THIESSEN    Sports    March 15, 2020

Iditarod mushes on; fans being urged to skip finish in Nome

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — As Iditarod mushers drove their dog teams across Alaska on Saturday, race officials scrambled to make last minute changes prompted by concerns over the new coronavirus, including asking fans not to fly to Nome for the...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings for March 10

Dilly Dilly 67 ½ wins 44 ½ losses Ms Deb's Hairstyling 58 ½ wins 53 ½ losses Next Frame 55 wins 57 losses Marshall's Oldtimers 55 wins 57 losses O'Bar 53 wins 59 losses Rollin Good Times 53 wins 59 losses The Bowl Movements 53 wins 59 losses...

 

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