C-USA FOOTBALL: North Texas coach McCarney gets new 5-year deal
North Texas coach Dan McCarney is getting a new five-year contract after leading the Mean Green to nine wins and their first bowl victory in 11 seasons.
School officials said Tuesday, only hours before spring practice began, that the deal was imminent. Attorneys were reviewing the new contract that will take McCarney through the 2018 season.
SEC FOOTBALL: Ole Miss begins spring drills after rough winter
Hugh Freeze is entering his third season as Mississippi's head coach, and he's optimistic the program is ready to compete in the Southeastern Conference's Western Division.
10-second rule to go up for NCAA approval Thursday
A proposed rule change that would penalize college football offenses for snapping the ball before 10 seconds had run off the 40-second play clock is scheduled to be reviewed one last time by an NCAA committee on Wednesday.
NFL: Eagles cut WR Avant
The Philadelphia Eagles have released wide receiver Jason Avant.
The Eagles cut ties with Avant on Tuesday. He played his first eight NFL seasons in Philadelphia and ranks 11th in team history with 297 receptions for 3,646 yards and 12 touchdowns.
NFL: Cowboys rework deals for Romo. Lee, Scandrick
The Dallas Cowboys are close to getting under the salary cap after restructuring the contracts of quarterback Tony Romo, linebacker Sean Lee and cornerback Orlando Scandrick.
NASCAR NOTEBOOK: Stewart still not 100 percent after Daytona
Tony Stewart came back from a broken right leg at the Daytona 500 still not fully healed, yet able to race.
By the time he arrived at Phoenix International Raceway, he also was annoyed - at all the questions about his health.
BIG 12 WOMEN'S BB: No. 11 West Virginia stuns No. 6 Baylor
Ever the self-proclaimed downer, West Virginia coach Mike Carey was quick to tell his No. 11 Mountaineers they still have one more game before being able to at least have a share of the Big 12 title.
BIG 12 WOMEN'S BB: Texas slips past Oklahoma State
Imani McGee-Stafford scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Texas to a 65-58 win over No. 18 Oklahoma State on Monday night.
AAC WOMEN'S BB: No. 1 UConn routs No. 3 Louisville
Even in a new league, Connecticut doesn't believe in sharing the wealth.
The top-ranked Huskies showed that in squashing No. 3 Louisville's quest to forge a tie in the American Athletic Conference by overwhelming the Cardinals on the boards and other areas.
Lots left to play for in Big 12
The only certainties about the Big 12 are that Kansas will finish in first place and TCU will be last.
For everyone else, the final week of the regular season represents a chance to either improve their postseason positioning or win over the NCAA tournament selection committee.
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