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FILE - In this June 20, 2014 file photo, Michael Phelps swims in a 100-meter butterfly heat at the Santa Clara International Grand Prix swim meet in Santa Clara, Calif. For Phelps, there's one last chance to get ready for the races that really matter. The winningest athlete in Olympic history will swim in three events at the University of Georgia, his final tuneup for the national championships in Southern California next month.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Michael Phelps a bit miffed that he’s not going faster

Thursday, July 10, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. — Michael Phelps has never been the patient type. He wants to go faster — right now. The winningest athlete in Olympic history figured he would be putting up better times by this stage of his comeback. “That the hard part for him,” his longtime coach, Bob Bowman, said Thursday. Phelps will get a final tuneup before the … 0

NCAA president calls for ‘scholarships for life’

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

WASHINGTON — NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports “scholarships for life” and other reforms in how athletes are treated, then did such a good job of casting himself as a powerless figurehead that one senator told him: “I can’t tell whether you’re in charge or whether you’re a … 0

Boston city council talks college athlete rights

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

BOSTON — Local universities expressed concern Tuesday that a proposed College Athletes Bill of Rights would cost them scholarships and commit them to lifelong health insurance for players who are injured during games. Testifying at a Boston City Council committee hearing, representatives from the area’s Division I schools balked at provisions that they said would put them at a competitive disadvantage on the … 0

UMass notebook: Minutemen to play in ESPN’s Season Tip-Off Marathon

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Another morning at Mullins. UMass will host a weekday morning game as part of ESPN’s Season Tip-Off Marathon for the third straight season. UMass sources confirmed the CBS Sports report that the Minutemen will play Manhattan on Nov. … 0

Pat Connaughton tells MLB he will return to Notre Dame to finish degree

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame pitcher Pat Connaughton is telling major league teams interested in drafting him that he plans to return to campus to play basketball and earn his business degree. The 6-foot-5 swingman who was third on the basketball team in scoring last season at … 0

Duke beats Notre Dame 11-9 to win NCAA lacrosse title

Monday, May 26, 2014

BALTIMORE — Two straight NCAA men’s lacrosse championships. Three in the last five years. Eight straight trips to the Final Four, half of which ended in an appearance in the title game. If that’s not a dynasty, what … 0

5 SEC teams are hosts for NCAA baseball regionals

Sunday, May 25, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. — Five Southeastern Conference teams are among the 16 hosts for regionals in the NCAA Division I baseball tournament. SEC tournament champion LSU and regular-season champion Florida are hosts, along with Mississippi, South Carolina and Vanderbilt. … 0

Weekend colleges: Amherst women’s lacrosse doubled up in national semifinal

Sunday, May 25, 2014

With just under 14 minutes left in regulation Saturday, the Amherst College women’s lacrosse team stood within a goal of defending national champion and second-ranked Salisbury. But the Lord Jeffs allowed the next four goals and their season came to an end with an 8-4 loss in the … 0

Judge orders NCAA suit to go to trial next month

Friday, May 23, 2014

A federal judge on Friday denied motions by the NCAA that would delay trial on an antitrust suit by former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon and others, ordering the trial to go forward next month in California. Judge Claudia Wilken ordered a June 9 trial in Oakland on … 0

UConn, Ollie ink $15 million, 5-year deal

Friday, May 23, 2014

STORRS, Conn. — Connecticut basketball coach Kevin Ollie has agreed to a $15 million, five-year contract with the national champion Huskies, the university announced Thursday. “It’s a humbling experience to be around the UConn fans and the UConn … 0

Alabama’s Thomas voted into College Hall of Fame

Friday, May 23, 2014

The late great Derrick Thomas grew up in Miami and played his entire 11-year NFL career in Kansas City. In between he spent four years at the University of Alabama, dominating on defense as few players have ever … 0

Thursday’s college recaps: Naomi Bates wrangles another national title for Amherst College

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Amherst College’s Naomi Bates is going out as a national champion. The Jeffs senior won the long jump at the NCAA Division III national championships at Ohio Wesleyan University. Bates won the event comfortably as her leap of 6.02 meters was over 8 inches better than Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Lexis … 0

Kings rally past Blackhawks 6-2 in Game 2

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

CHICAGO — Jeff Carter scored three of Los Angeles’ six straight goals, and the Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 on Wednesday night to leave the Western Conference final tied at one game apiece. Tyler Toffoli and Jake … 0