National Sports

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to retire after Rose Bowl

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Urban Meyer, the highly successful coach who won three national championships and sparked controversy this season for his handling of domestic violence allegations against a now-fired assistant at Ohio State, he will retire after the ...

Berhalter says US Soccer needs direction and development

By RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Gregg Berhalter says he inherits a U.S. soccer team "with potential," one that needs "direction" and "development" after missing the World Cup for the first time since the 1980s. Berhalter, who spent the past five seasons as coach of Major ...

No. 2 Clemson dominates AP All-ACC team again with 11 Tigers

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — No. 2 Clemson once again dominated the Associated Press All-Atlantic Coast Conference teams and individual awards released Tuesday. The four-time defending league champions placed 11 players on the two teams as selected by a panel of 14 sports writers who cover the ...

Hunt video just latest case of NFL’s inconsistent discipline

By ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer The NFL is still out of its league when it comes to disciplining players for troubles off the field. Kareem Hunt is the latest example of the NFL's delayed and inconsistent approach toward serious matters despite league efforts to improve following its ...

TOP 25 THIS WEEK: Furman plays for 1st time with ranking

By AARON BEARD, AP Basketball Writer RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Furman coach Bob Richey wants his players to savor the program's first appearance in the AP Top 25 poll, yet also remember how much work it took to get there. He's hoping that approach will keep the 25th-ranked Paladins building ...

Redskins QB McCoy breaks fibula in right leg, out for season

By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Washington Redskins are accustomed to the knot in the stomach and the bad news that inevitably hits when a quarterback goes down: Colt McCoy is done for the year with a broken right leg, the same fate as his predecessor, Alex ...

With Olympics looming, surf star captures a bigger prize

By EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer If Australia's Stephanie Gilmore captures the gold medal when surfing makes its Olympic debut two years from now, it might not be her most meaningful win. Gilmore, who is talked about as possibly the greatest athlete of all time in her sport, takes pride in ...

Impressive wins push Michigan to No. 5 in new AP Top 25 poll

By AARON BEARD, AP Basketball Writer RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Maybe AP Top 25 voters were a bit too low on Michigan to start the season. That isn't the case anymore. The Wolverines (8-0, 1-0 Big Ten) have made a rapid rise to reach No. 5 in Monday's latest poll behind Gonzaga, Kansas, Duke and ...

No. 1 Alabama has 5 players first-team AP All-SEC selections

By The Associated Press Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is the offensive player of the year and one of five members of the top-ranked Crimson Tide to earn first-team honors on The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference team. No. 16 Kentucky (No. 14 College Football Playoff ) has the ...

Chicago Bulls fire coach Fred Hoiberg; Boylen takes over

CHICAGO (AP) — The skidding Chicago Bulls fired coach Fred Hoiberg on Monday and promoted associate head coach Jim Boylen in hopes of lifting the team from the bottom of the standings. The Bulls have been hit hard by injuries this season, but at 5-19 only two teams have worse ...