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Northwestern fires Fitzgerald after hazing allegations surface


EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern fired football head coach Pat Fitzgerald on Monday amid a hazing scandal that called into question his leadership of the program and damaged the university’s reputation after it mishandled its response to the allegations.

Miley pitches strong, combines with relievers to shut out Reds


MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wade Miley pitched six strong innings and the Milwaukee Brewers made a first-inning run stand up in a 1-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.

Huggins says he never resigned as WVU coach, wants job back


Bob Huggins says he never resigned as West Virginia’s basketball coach following a drunken-driving arrest and wants his job back, according to a letter from his attorney to the university.

Senzel saves run in 9th, homers leading off 10th as Reds sweep Nats


WASHINGTON (AP) — Nick Senzel made a leaping catch against the right-field wall to save a run in the ninth inning, then hit a two-run homer leading off the 10th to lift the Cincinnati Reds over the Nationals 5-4 on Thursday for their first series sweep at Washington since 2006.

From prodigy to project, Cavs rookie Bates rediscovers joy on twisted path to NBA


INDEPENDENCE (AP) — Before holding his first interview session as a pro, Cavaliers’ second-round draft pick Emoni Bates politely introduced himself to media members.

Sparked by Elly, Reds are winning and having fun doing it


WASHINGTON (AP) — Elly De La Cruz walked through the clubhouse wearing a shirt with his face and nickname, “La Cocoa,” on it.

Votto hits home run as Reds edge Nationals


WASHINGTON (AP) — Joey Votto hit a two-run home run to end an 0-for-21 slump, Ian Gibaut pitched out of a jam in the sixth inning, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series.

Cavaliers come out firing in free agency


CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers came out firing in free agency.

IRS throws chill into collectives paying college athletes while claiming nonprofit status


The rapidly expanding landscape of nonprofit, donor-backed collectives paying college athletes to promote charities has been hit with a potentially seismic disruption.

NCAA adopts new gambling guidelines that include permanent bans


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA is updating its reinstatement process for athletes involved in sports wagering.


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