• FILE- In this June 17, 2011, file photo, Virginia coach Brian O'Connor speaks during a news conference in Omaha, Neb. Virginia has reached the College World Series four of the last seven years, finished as the runner-up in 2014 and as national champion in 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, file)

    Defending champ Virginia not taking trips to CWS for granted

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Virginia has reached the College World Series four of the last seven years, finished as the runner-up in 2014 and as national champion in 2015.

  • Colts promote assistants Tim Berbenich, Jim Hostler

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano completed his revamped coaching staff Thursday, promoting Tim Berbenich to offensive assistant and assistant quarterbacks coach and naming Jim Hostler tight ends coach.

  • Raiders agree to extension to remain at Oakland Coliseum

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Four weeks after being stymied in their effort to move to Los Angeles, the Raiders agreed to a one-year extension lease extension to remain at the Oakland Coliseum on Thursday.

  • Lions sign Jerry Franklin, former Bears and Chiefs LB

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed linebacker Jerry Franklin.

  • Cal hires Spavital as offensive coordinator

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Jack Spavital has been hired by California as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach a month after he left Texas A&M by mutual agreement.

  • Raiders re-sign safety Nate Allen

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders re-signed safety Nate Allen on Thursday, two days after they released him.

  • Texas to let Baylor keep sex assault records private

    DALLAS (AP) — Baylor University can keep private campus police records that detail sexual assaults committed by two former football players against students, according to an opinion issued this week by the Texas attorney general’s office.

    Updated: 4:49 pm

  • Utah promotes 3 on coaching staff

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah football coach Kyle Whittingham has promoted Pablo Cano, Robert Blechen and Alema Fitisemanu to new staff positions.

  • Ex-president sues Penn State over Sandusky scandal backlash

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State’s ex-president has sued the university, saying it reneged on an agreement they struck when he stepped down in 2011, and filed another claiming former FBI director Louis Freeh defamed him through a blisteringly critical report about how the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal was handled.

    Updated: 3:55 pm

  • Workers construct the Mercedes Benz Stadium, the future home of the Atlanta Falcons, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Atlanta. The Falcons say their first year of PSL sales for their new Mercedes Benz Stadium has gone well. Even so, the idea of paying extra for the right to buy season tickets hasn’t been a hit for all fans. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

    Falcons early PSL sales blow projections ‘out of the water’

    ATLANTA (AP) — Personal seat license sales for the Atlanta Falcons’ new stadium have surpassed expectations set by the firm handling the process for the team.