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Former ASU, Baylor DC Bennett addresses sexual assault scandal

College Football

FORT WORTH, Texas — Former Arizona State and Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Bennett says the review launched by a legal firm after the school's sexual assault scandal included an interview he describes as a "fraud."

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NAU football slotted 3rd in preseason Big Sky coaches and media poll

College Football

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Northern Arizona football team sits at No. 3 in the Big Sky Conference Preseason Polls for both the coaches and media, each of which were announced on Monday morning during 2018 Big Sky Football Kickoff festivities by league officials.

College Football Playoff hires Big Sky commissioner as COO

College Football

IRVING, Texas — The College Football Playoff has hired Big Sky Commissioner Andrea Williams to be its chief operating officer.

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Yavapai softball hires new pitching coach, recruiting coordinator

Junior College Softball

PRESCOTT — Fifth-year Yavapai College softball coach Doug Eastman on Friday announced the hiring of Erika Bennett as the program’s new pitching coach/recruiting coordinator.

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Roughriders infielder Sacco, coach Cougill to join NJCAA national team

Junior College Baseball

PRESCOTT — The NJCAA National Baseball team’s 26-man roster for the 84th annual National Baseball Congress (NBC) World Series, announced Wednesday, includes Yavapai College infielder Tony Sacco. Roughriders coach Ryan Cougill was also tapped as one of the team’s assistant coaches.

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Braves, D-backs, Dodgers fail to sign top draft picks

MLB

NEW YORK — The top draft picks of the Atlanta Braves, Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers failed to sign before Friday's deadline, giving each of those teams an extra selection in the first round of next June's amateur draft.

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Embry-Riddle names Michael Trujillo next women’s basketball coach

College Basketball

PRESCOTT — After an extensive national search, Embry-Riddle named Michael Trujillo as its next head women’s basketball coach, the university announced Tuesday afternoon.

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Oregon State wins College World Series, beating Arkansas 5-0

College Baseball

OMAHA, Neb. — Freshman Kevin Abel threw a two-hitter for his record fourth victory in the College World Series, and Oregon State beat Arkansas 5-0 on Thursday night for its third national championship.

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Yavapai soccer releases 2018 schedule

Junior College Soccer

PRESCOTT — The 30th season of Yavapai College soccer will begin with the stalwart program’s conference and road opener Thursday, Aug. 23, at Phoenix College.

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Oregon St. offense keeps humming in 12-2 win over Miss. St.

College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. — It has been decades since an offense at the College World Series has been as prolific as Oregon State’s.

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Arizona State will have more size, lineup options this season

College Basketball

TEMPE — Arizona State was one of college basketball’s biggest surprises during the 2017-18 season, rising to No. 3 in the AP Top 25 and making the NCAA Tournament for the first time in four years. The Sun Devils’ run came a year ahead of their coach’s schedule.

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Yavapai softball player Jaydee Boursaw named NJCAA National Player of the Year

Junior College Softball

PRESCOTT — Yavapai College standout softball player Jaydee Boursaw will have one more award to make room for on an already crowded shelf of offseason recognition as the NJCAA named her the 2018 National Player of the Year on Thursday morning.

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Royals, Tigers to play regular season game in Omaha

MLB

OMAHA, Neb. — Major League Baseball will come to Omaha for a day next year as part of an initiative to take the product to new places, commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday.

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Kowar strikes out 13 in Gators’ 6-1 CWS win over Texas

College Baseball

OMAHA, Neb. — Jackson Kowar struck out a career-high 13 in 6 2/3 innings, Jonathan India hit a three-run homer and defending national champion Florida eliminated Texas from the College World Series with a 6-1 win on Tuesday.

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Oregon St. rallies after delay to beat Huskies 14-5 at CWS

College Baseball

OMAHA, Neb. — Oregon State kept things loose in the clubhouse during a weather delay that stretched to 4 ½ hours at the College World Series.

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Preview: Young, Sexton headline list of point guards in NBA draft

NBA

There’s little question about where to start when looking at the top point guard prospects in the NBA draft: Trae Young and Collin Sexton.

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Embry-Riddle’s Jaime Long named Cal Pac AD of the Year

College Athletics

PRESCOTT — Wearing several hats in any one job seems to be the norm these days, but for Embry-Riddle Athletic Director Jaime Long, she takes it to the extreme.

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Super Regional Primer: 16 teams are vying for 8 spots in CWS

College Baseball

OMAHA, Neb. — Super regionals are the next stop on the NCAA Tournament’s road to Omaha. The eight best-of-three series starting Friday and Saturday will determine the field for the College World Series.

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Florida State tops Washington to win first WCWS title

College Softball

OKLAHOMA CITY — Pitcher Meghan King settled down after a rough start to complete a record-setting Women’s College World Series, and Florida State beat Washington 8-3 on Tuesday night to claim its first national title.

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Little Rocket: Tigers pick Clemens’ son on Day 2 of draft

Sports in Brief

NEW YORK — The Detroit Tigers have selected Texas second baseman Kody Clemens, son of seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens, to lead off the second day of the Major League Baseball draft.

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Florida State tops Washington, takes lead in title series

College Softball

OKLAHOMA CITY — Something had to give. Both Florida State's Meghan King and Washington's Gabbie Plain entered Game 1 of the Women's College World Series championship series with two wins and no earned runs allowed in Oklahoma City.

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Stetson, Washington, Minnesota going to 1st super regionals

College Baseball

The Stetson Hatters use the hashtag “OmaHats” on their baseball Twitter account, a nod to the city that’s home to the College World Series.

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Arizona has plenty of offseason work after tumultuous season

College Basketball

TUCSON — Arizona went through one of the program’s most tumultuous seasons in 2017-18.

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Preview: Oklahoma seeks third straight national softball title

College Softball

OKLAHOMA CITY — The two-time defending national softball champion Oklahoma Sooners might be better than ever.

Everett wins NCAA title in playoff

College Golf

STILLWATER, Okla. — Broc Everett made his first college golf title one to remember. Given a second chance, on the 18th hole, Everett poured in a 15-foot birdie putt in a playoff to beat Brandon Mancheno of Auburn and win the NCAA men’s individual title Monday at Karsten Creek Golf Club.

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