• No. 6 Mississippi State rallies, tops Iowa State 85-81 in OT

    Mississippi State guard Morgan William celebrates with teammate Breanna Richardson (3) afar an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Ames, Iowa. William scored 24 points as Mississippi State won 85-81 in overtime. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    AMES, Iowa (AP) — No. 6 Mississippi State found itself five minutes away from its first loss — and a big one at that.

  • Nigeria wins women’s African Cup for 10th title out of 12

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Nigeria scored late to deny Cameroon a home triumph and extend its dominance of the women’s African Cup of Nations with a 1-0 win in the final on Saturday.

  • Harvard puts men’s cross country team on athletic probation

    BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University has placed its men’s cross country team on athletic probation after school lawyers found that the 2014 team made “crude and sexualized” documents about the women’s cross country team.

  • Athletics overwhelmingly backs broad reforms

    President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Sebastian Coe, delivers a speech during the 2016 World Athletics Gala Awards, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in Monaco.  Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, and Ethiopian long-distance runner Almaz Ayana were awarded " 2016 Athlete of the Year " by the International Athletic Foundation (IAAF). (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

    MONACO (AP) — Athletics leaders have overwhelmingly approved broad changes championed by the sport’s president, Sebastian Coe, to turn a corner on reputation-wrecking corruption and doping scandals.

  • Weise, No. 24 Oregon State women turn back Idaho 60-49

    WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Sydney Wiese scored 19 points and No. 24 Oregon State clamped down on Idaho down the stretch for a 60-49 win Friday night in the Maui Jim Maui Classic the Beavers are hosting.

  • Japanese teen Nasa Hataoka leads LPGA Tour Q-school

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Japanese teen Nasa Hataoka shot a 3-under 69 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the third of five rounds in the LPGA Tour qualifying tournament.

  • A look at sports stars who retired early

    FILE  - In this April 27, 1956 file photo, World heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano gestures at a new conference in New York after announcing his retirement from boxing. Marciano had been the world heavyweight champion for four years and won all 49 of his fights _ 43 by knockout _ when he retired in 1956 at the age of 32. The American wanted to spend more time with his family. (AP Photo, File)

    LONDON (AP) — Nico Rosberg stunned the world of Formula One and beyond by announcing his retirement on Friday at the age of 31, five days after winning his first drivers’ championship.

  • Epps has 30, No. 17 Kentucky women top No. 12 Sooners 82-68

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Makayla Epps scored 30 points and Maci Morris had 11 of her career-high 19 in the second half when No. 17 Kentucky pulled away for an 82-68 win over No. 12 Oklahoma in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Thursday night.

  • No. 2 UConn routs No. 15 DePaul 91-46 for 81st straight win

    Connecticut's Kia Nurse goes up for a basket as DePaul's Amarah Coleman, left, defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Kia Nurse scored a career-high 33 points and No. 2 UConn routed No. 15 DePaul 91-46 on Thursday night for its 81st straight victory.

  • Coaching group ‘concerned’ over lack of minority hires

    A group representing and advocating for minority coaches in college sports said Wednesday it was concerned that the football hiring season will pass without a single minority candidate filling an open position.