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  • Tulsa hires Mizzou's Haith

    Tulsa has hired Frank Haith as its men's basketball coach after he spent the last three years at Missouri.
    The 48-year-old Haith said Friday that the move came quickly. He says he was contacted Thursday and got more and more interested, particularly by the school's upcoming move to the American Athletic Conference.
    Haith was 76-28 at Missouri, which plays in the SEC.

    April 18, 2014

  • Strong makes Texas debut with spring scrimmage

    For the first time since 1997, the Texas Longhorns will suit up for a game without Mack Brown on the sideline.
    That Saturday is just the annual spring scrimmage hardly matters. This is Charlie Strong's burnt orange coaching debut, the first time he will put a Texas team on the field that has trained under his leadership, practiced his playbook and begun taking on the identity of the coach hired to dig the program out of four years of mediocrity.

    April 18, 2014

  • NFL: Saints agree to terms with WR Robert Meachem

    New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has re-signed veteran free-agent wide receiver Robert Meachem to a one-year contract.

    April 18, 2014

  • ACC WOMEN'S BB: UNC guard DeShields announces transfer

    North Carolina star freshman Diamond DeShields plans to transfer, coach Sylvia Hatchell said Thursday.
    In a statement from the school, Hatchell said she did not know ''or understand'' why DeShields was leaving.

    April 18, 2014

  • SEC MEN'S BB: Kentucky's Calipari awaits players' decisions

    Kentucky coach John Calipari has been too busy promoting his latest book to reflect on last week's NCAA championship game loss to Connecticut.
    Calipari must first deal with several issues, the most pressing of which is the futures of several of his highly touted freshmen. Some clarity began to emerge Thursday, when guard James Young became the first to announce that he will enter the NBA draft, leaving forward Julius Randle and twin guards Andrew and Aaron Harrison to decide if they will follow him as speculated or return for another season.

    April 18, 2014

  • Source: Mizzou's Haith front-runner for Tulsa men's basketball job

    Missouri coach Frank Haith is in position to replace Danny Manning at Tulsa.
    A person with knowledge of the situation at Tulsa says Haith is the front-runner for the job, and he traveled to the school on Thursday afternoon to discuss a possible deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because nothing had been finalized.

    April 18, 2014

  • NCAA could force hardship transfers to sit one year

    Student-athletes who seek transfers due to ''difficult life circumstances'' might have to sit out a season but gain an extra year of eligibility starting in 2015-16.

    April 18, 2014

  • NBA playoffs looking more wide-open than expected

    Before the season started, a poll suggested that the Miami Heat were the overwhelming favorite to win the NBA title, collecting a whopping 76 percent of ballots cast.
    The voters weren't some know-nothings, either.
    No, this was a polling of NBA general managers.

    April 18, 2014

  • NBA: Lakers wrap lousy season with uncertain future

    Although one of the worst seasons in Los Angeles Lakers history mercifully ended Wednesday night in San Antonio, the drama around the 16-time NBA champions is never finished.

    April 18, 2014

  • Tulsa businessman Kaiser joins Thunder ownership

    Tulsa businessman George B. Kaiser has joined the Oklahoma City Thunder's ownership team.
    Thunder chairman and CEO Clayton I. Bennett made the announcement Friday.

    April 18, 2014