• Vandals use construction equipment on Santa Fe sports sites

    SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Vandals using heavy-duty construction equipment have damaged the track, a play clock and an athletics fence at a Southeast Texas school.

  • Morton resigns as assistant basketball coach at Seton Hall

    SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Dwayne Morton has resigned as an assistant basketball coach at Seton Hall.

  • Montana issues apology to NDSU for post-game incident

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The University of Montana’s athletic department has issued an apology to North Dakota State University football players, coaches and staff after a postgame incident Saturday involving a fan who confronted a Bison player on the field.

  • In this Nov. 22, 2014, file photo, Illinois offensive coordinator Bill Cubit talks to quarterback Reilly O'Toole (4) during an NCAA football game against Penn State in Champaign, Ill. Cubit has been named interim coach as Illinois abruptly fired head coach Tim Beckman one week before the start of the season Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, after an investigation of player mistreatment allegations revealed he had meddled in medical issues and inappropriately treated athletes who remained on scholarship after leaving the team. (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb, File)

    Cubit tries to focus on football amid Illinois uncertainty

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Next up for Bill Cubit is Illinois’ season opener against Kent State, and that’s it. The interim coach is focused on what he can control at the troubled school.

  • Crean questions leadership after latest legal problem

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana coach Tom Crean questioned his team’s leadership and challenged his players to make better decisions on and off the court Thursday.

  • Rutgers coach: Didn’t know of investigation when contacted

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers coach Kyle Flood said Wednesday that when he was contacted by university officials about communicating with a faculty member regarding the academic status of a player, he didn’t know he was being investigated for possibly violating school or NCAA rules.

  • Rutgers investigating communication between Flood, faculty

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers is investigating whether football coach Kyle Flood violated school or NCAA rules by contacting a faculty member about the academic status of a player.

  • In this June 23, 2015, file photo, Oakland Athletics fielding coach Ron Washington gives instructions during a pre-batting practice workout before a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas. Washington is back in the dugout where he got his big league start as a coach, promoted to third base coach for the Oakland Athletics on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, after the club dismissed Mike Gallego. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

    Athletics hire Ron Washington as third base coach

    SEATTLE (AP) — Ron Washington, the former Texas Rangers manager, has been hired as the Oakland Athletics third base coach after the club dismissed Mike Gallego on Monday.