• In this Nov. 7, 2015, file photo, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney celebrates after their 23-17 win over Florida State in an NCAA college football game in Clemson, S.C. Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25. Clemson is No. 2. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)

    Clemson football coach made impermissible FaceTime call

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson’s athletic department reported 15 violations to the NCAA in the past year, including three by the defending Atlantic Coast Conference football champions.

  • Coaches for Mongolia's Mandakhnaran Ganzorig strip in protest after a loss to Uzbekistan's Ikhtiyor Navruzov during the men's 65-kg freestyle bronze medal wrestling match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Mongolia’s Olympic wrestling protest gets public backing

    ULAAN BATAAR, Mongolia (AP) — A skin-baring protest by a pair of Mongolian wrestling coaches at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics might have struck some observers as slightly bizarre. Back home in their landlocked Asian nation, however, it’s been praised as the appropriate response to bad refereeing.

  • Dantonio says O’Connor is Michigan State’s No. 1 QB

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio has named fifth-year senior Tyler O’Connor the team’s No. 1 quarterback.

  • Minot names courts after LSU coaching legend Dale Brown

    MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Former longtime Louisiana State University men’s basketball coach Dale Brown has been honored by his North Dakota hometown.

  • China head coach Jenny Lang Ping speaks with members of the team during a women's gold medal volleyball match against Serbia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    China captures women’s volleyball gold, coach makes history

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Head held high as she took the court moments after her Chinese team entered the arena, Jenny Lang Ping waved and smiled in several directions then paced around the floor observing China’s championship opponent from Serbia.

  • Russia's Vladlena Bobrovnikova, right, and France's Allison Pineau challenge for the ball during the women's final handball match between France and Russia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    Russia wins women’s handball gold over France

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Russia won a hard-fought contest against France to take Olympic women’s handball gold Saturday, drawing motivation from a speech by coach Evgeny Trefilov that emphasized the team’s underdog status.

  • Germany's Dzsenifer Marozsan (10) celebrates with her teammates scoring hers side's first goal during the final of the women's Olympic football tournament between Germany and Sweden at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Neid goes out with gold as Germany defeats Sweden 2-1

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With her arms raised in victory, coach Silvia Neid ran onto the field to join the celebration of Germany’s first Olympic gold medal — even jumping onto the players’ dogpile.

  • Germany's Dzsenifer Marozsan (10) celebrates with her teammates scoring hers side's first goal during the final of the women's Olympic football tournament between Germany and Sweden at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Neid goes out with gold as Germany defeats Sweden 2-1

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With her arms raised in victory, coach Silvia Neid ran onto the field to join the celebration of Germany’s first Olympic gold medal — even jumping onto the players’ dogpile.

  • Florida’s McElwain: Tabor, Lewis will return next week

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Jim McElwain says two suspended players, cornerback Jalen Tabor and tight end C’yontai Lewis, will return to the team Thursday.

  • Cardinals coach Arians released from hospital, rejoins team

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has been released from the hospital after an overnight stay and has rejoined the team at its hotel.