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    Former Kansas football standout Keith Loneker dies at 46

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Keith Loneker, the former Kansas offensive lineman who spent three years in the NFL before becoming a modestly successful actor, died Thursday. He was 46. The school announced Loneker’s death in a statement. No cause was given, though son and current Kansas linebacker Keith Loneker Jr. said he’d been diagnosed with […]
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    Ex-Michigan State football player ordered to trial

    MASON, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan State football player Auston Robertson has been ordered to trial on sexual assault charges. A 20-year-old woman testified Thursday that Robertson raped her at her off-campus apartment in April. The defensive end from Fort Wayne, Indiana, was kicked off the team after he was charged. The woman said her […]
  • LSU pitcher Jared Poche' works against Florida State during the first inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) College

    Poche’ sets LSU wins mark, knocks Florida State out of CWS

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jared Poche’ returned to LSU for his senior season for moments like this. His freshman teammate, Jake Slaughter, just started making his memories. Poche’ became LSU’s career wins leader with a splendid performance over eight innings, Slaughter hit his first home run in three months for an early five-run cushion, and […]
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    Illini plan performance center, not stadium renovations

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman says plans for a $132 million renovation at Memorial Stadium are on hold and instead the school will break ground next year on a stand-alone football performance center. Whitman on Tuesday said that the new project will cost between $60 million and $80 million. It will […]
  • Florida's Austin Langworthy (44) runs past the Louisville dugout as he rounds the bases with a solo home run during the third inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) College

    Florida’s Singer hums along in 5-1 CWS win over Louisville

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Florida entered the College World Series last year with eight players taken in the first 10 rounds of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft and was an overwhelming favorite to win its first national title in baseball. The Gators scored three runs in 18 innings and became the first Southeastern Conference […]
  • TCU outfielders Josh Watson (7), Austen Wade, and Nolan Brown, right rear, celebrate following an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game against Texas A&M in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 20, 2017. TCU won 4-1, eliminating Texas A&M from the tournament. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) College

    Howard’s 12 Ks, Merrill HR help TCU oust Aggies from CWS 4-1

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Roommates Brian Howard and Ryan Merrill are going to have plenty to talk about around their apartment whenever they and the rest of the TCU Horned Frogs return to Fort Worth. Howard matched his career high with 12 strikeouts in seven-plus innings. Merrill, playing before friends and family in his hometown, […]
  • Oregon State's KJ Harrison, left, is followed by celebrating teammates after he hit a grand slam in the sixth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game against LSU in Omaha, Neb., Monday, June 19, 2017. Steven Kwan, Michael Gretler and Trevor Lamach also scored on the play. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) College

    Beavers’ streak at 23; Harrison slam fuels 13-1 win over LSU

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The dominance Oregon State has shown all season was on full display Monday night. Bryce Fehmel limited LSU to two hits in eight innings, KJ Harrison hit the first College World Series grand slam at TD Ameritrade Park, and Oregon State beat the Tigers 13-1 for its 23rd straight win. The […]
  • Florida State's Drew Mendoza (22) celebrates with J.C. Flowers (8) after scoring on a one-run single by Steven Wells in the second inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game against Cal State Fullerton in Omaha, Neb., Monday, June 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) College

    Florida State wins 6-4, knocks Cal State Fullerton from CWS

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Florida State’s dugout was a bit deflated after the Seminoles gave up three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to have a two-run lead against Cal State Fullerton turn into a one-run deficit. Things perked up when shortstop Timmy Richards couldn’t make a play on Taylor Walls’ grounder leading […]
  • Florida State's Drew Mendoza (22) celebrates with J.C. Flowers (8) after scoring on a one-run single by Steven Wells in the second inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game against Cal State Fullerton in Omaha, Neb., Monday, June 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) College

    Florida State wins 6-4, knocks Cal State Fullerton from CWS

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Florida State converted three walks, two infield singles and a double into three runs to take the lead in the seventh inning, and the Seminoles knocked Cal State Fullerton out of the College World Series with a 6-4 win Monday. The Seminoles (46-22) will play another elimination game Wednesday against the […]
  • Florida catcher Mike Rivera, left, congratulates reliever Michael Byrne after beating TCU 3-0 in an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Sunday, June 18, 2017. (Rebecca S. Gratz/Omaha World-Herald via AP) College

    Fabulous Faedo: Florida’s ace stymies TCU in 3-0 CWS victory

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Detroit Tigers’ brass must have been smiling after the performance Alex Faedo put on at TD Ameritrade Park. The Florida Gators sure were. Faedo limited TCU to two singles and struck out 11 in seven innings Sunday night, and Florida posted its first College World Series shutout since 1991 with […]