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No. 5 Duke rolls after Citadel coach taken to hospital

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — No. 5 Duke beat The Citadel 107-81 Monday night after Bulldogs coach Duggar Baucom collapsed on the court early in the first half and was taken to a hospital. Baucom fell along the sideline barely a minute into the game and was taken to Duke University Hospital. The ...

Week 12 preview: Power 5 league title matchups taking shape

With two weeks left in the regular season, top-ranked Georgia is the only Power Five team to have clinched a spot in its conference championship game. More tickets to title games should be punched this weekend. Second-ranked Alabama (9-1, 5-1, No. 2 CFP), with a victory over No. 21 Arkansas ...

Knaus thriving in management role at Hendrick Motorsports

BRASELTON, Ga. (AP) — Back on top of the pit stand in his natural habitat, Chad Knaus rattled off a list of instructions to his crew ahead of qualifying for the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. "Make sure we don't have upside down windshield wipers," he radioed. "One thing I don't like is to ...

NASCAR to resume practice and qualifying in 2022

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will return both practice and qualifying to its weekend schedule for all three national series in 2022. The on-track activity had been mostly scrapped the last two seasons during the pandemic. NASCAR traditionally hosted three-day weekends for its races but ...

No Bahamas cupcakes: Top women’s teams meet in hoops tourney

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — There will be a wealth of women's basketball talent in the Bahamas over the next 10 days with seven of the top nine teams in The Associated Press poll playing in a pair of new tournaments on the island. Top-ranked South Carolina and No. 2 UConn could meet for ...

Newton to start at QB for Panthers, Walker could still play

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Matt Rhule said Cam Newton will start Sunday at quarterback against the Washington Football Team. Rhule said P.J. Walker, who started in Carolina's 34-10 win against the Arizona Cardinals last week, could still see action as well since there are portions ...

Jim Calhoun: Not planning leisurely retirement

Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun's first attempt at retirement lasted less than six years and the 79-year-old said Friday he's not expecting to spend his second one on a golf course. Calhoun, who led UConn to three NCAA titles before hanging up his whistle the first time in 2012, ...

Patriots back in playoff hunt, primed for another run

Here come the Patriots. After one season of irrelevance after Tom Brady decamped for Tampa Bay, the six-time Super Bowl champions are back in the conversation for an AFC East title — or perhaps more, in a conference with no dominant team. New England has won five in a row behind rookie ...

Name drop: Guardians’ launch starts with store sign smashing

CLEVELAND (AP) — A special opening day for the newly named Cleveland Guardians began with a bang. Not the one they hoped for, either. As fans were buying the first available Guardians merchandise on Friday as the team officially transitioned from Indians after 106 years, a sign installed ...

Boutier makes big run for 65 to open 4-shot lead at Tiburon

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — What looked to be a wide-open race for the richest prize in women's golf is now in the hands of Celine Boutier, who made seven birdies over the last 10 holes for a 7-under 65 and a four-shot lead Friday in the CME Group Tour Championship. For so much of the wind-blown ...