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FILE - In this Friday, March 26, 2010, file photo, Tennessee's J.P. Prince, top, and Ohio State's Kyle Madsen fight for a rebound during an NCAA Midwest Regional college basketball game, in St. Louis. Eric Fleisher, the agent for Prince and fellow American basketball player Joseph Jones, said Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, he hopes they will be able to return to the country to finish their season. Prince and Jones remain in Dubai, where they were during a break when President Donald Trump temporarily suspended immigration from seven majority Muslim countries. Iran is among them and officials there threatened retaliation against the U.S., including limiting visas to U.S. citizens. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
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  • FILE - In this Friday, March 26, 2010, file photo, Tennessee's J.P. Prince, top, and Ohio State's Kyle Madsen fight for a rebound during an NCAA Midwest Regional college basketball game, in St. Louis. Eric Fleisher, the agent for Prince and fellow American basketball player Joseph Jones, said Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, he hopes they will be able to return to the country to finish their season. Prince and Jones remain in Dubai, where they were during a break when President Donald Trump temporarily suspended immigration from seven majority Muslim countries. Iran is among them and officials there threatened retaliation against the U.S., including limiting visas to U.S. citizens. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    2 US basketball players hope to return to team in Iran

    The agent for two Americans who play professional basketball in Iran hopes they will be able to return to the country to finish their season. J.P. Prince and Joseph Jones remain in Dubai, where they were during a break when President Donald Trump temporarily suspended immigration from seven majority Muslim countries. Iran is among them […]
  • Dallas coach honored as NFL’s top high school coach

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  • FILE - In this Wednesday, July 13, 2016, file photo, Sage Steele arrives at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Steele, an ESPN anchor who vented about missing her flight Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, on Instagram because of airport immigration protesters, is drawing criticism from people who say she is being insensitive. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

    ESPN’s Sage Steele criticizes protesters for flight delays

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  • Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr yells out at his team during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. The Warriors won the game 113-111. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

    Warriors coach derides Trump administration’s travel ban

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  • FILE - A Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 file photo of Britain's Mo Farah gesturing on the podium as he waits to receive his gold medal for the men's 5000-meter race during athletics events at the Summer Olympics inside Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration policy, saying Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, the temporary travel ban "seems to have made me an alien" and leaves him unsure whether he can return to his U.S home. Farah is a British citizen who was born in Somalia, one of seven predominantly Muslim nations subject to the executive order signed by Trump that currently bars entry to the United States. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

    Somalia-born Farah troubled by Trump’s travel ban

    Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, saying Sunday the temporary travel ban “seems to have made me an alien” and left him unsure whether he can return to his U.S. home. Farah is a British citizen who was born in Somalia, one of seven predominantly Muslim nations subject […]
  • FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2016 file photo, Baylor University Interim President Dr. David Garland watches play during an NCAA college basketball game against UCLA on  in Waco, Texas.  A former Baylor University student who says she was raped by two football players filed a federal lawsuit Friday, Jan 27, 2017 against the school that alleges there were dozens more assaults of women involving other players. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    New lawsuit against Baylor alleges 52 rapes in 4 years

    WACO, Texas (AP) — A former Baylor University student who says she was raped by two football players filed a federal lawsuit Friday against the school that alleges there were dozens more assaults of women involving other players. The lawsuit by the student, who is listed in the documents only as “Elizabeth Doe,” alleges at […]
  • Louisiana Tech’s Boykins, UAB’s Baxter suspended for fight

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  • FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, file photo, Oxford High School student Kwon Alexander dons an LSU cap signifying his intent to attend and play football there during a news conference on national signing day at Oxford High School in Oxford, Ala. The first Wednesday of February in college football has become a celebration of hat-picking suspense and hopeful speculation. Now the relatively new phenomena of national signing day as a spectacle could be heading toward extinction with the likely introduction of early signing period. Wednesday’s signing day will mark the end of an era. (Tamika Moore/AL.com via AP, File)

    Recruiting reforms could bring end to signing day circus

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  • UAB wins brawl-filled battle with Louisiana Tech, 79-70

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  • FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2015, file photo, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler speaks in Minneapolis. A university investigation called for punishing 10 players following an alleged sexual assault on campus last fall. Coach Tracy Claeys was fired in part because of his public support of his players differed with Kaler and athletic director Mark Coyle. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

    Hearings begin for suspended Minnesota football players

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