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Documents detail Hawkins’ payments in UNC case

Sunday, July 19, 2015

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — Newly unsealed documents in the case of a former college football player charged with violating North Carolina’s sports agent law suggest he funneled money to multiple Tar Heels players and set up meetings with agents and financial advisers trying to sign them to contracts. Christopher Hawkins was arrested in May for providing former player Robert Quinn thousands of dollars and helping him sell game-used equipment in 2010, … 0

A look back at some of the saddest own goals in soccer history

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Laura Bassett bent over, pulled her soccer jersey over her face and sobbed. Her teammates gathered around her, but nothing they said could make it better. Minutes earlier, the England defender had stretched out her leg to intercept a through ball in the last seconds of a Women’s World Cup semifinal against Japan. The ball deflected off her boot, past the England goalkeeper … 0

Hard times toughened Virginia for title run

Thursday, June 25, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. — Winning, and winning big, has been the standard for the Virginia baseball program since coach Brian O’Connor took over in 2004, and no excuses were allowed when the most trying circumstances cropped up. The Cavaliers entered the season without six everyday players and four key relief pitchers from the team that was College World Series runner-up to Vanderbilt. But with … 0

Syracuse coach Boeheim retiring in 3 years; AD out

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim will retire in three years and the university’s athletic director has resigned, the school announced Wednesday following a scathing NCAA report that imposed sanctions for violations that lasted more than a decade. Chancellor Kent Syverud said Wednesday that Boeheim, a … 0

Surprise! Huskies top dawg

Monday, March 16, 2015

UConn’s journey to a third straight national championship will begin at home. The Huskies are seeded first overall in the tournament and tops in the Albany Region, in search of a 10th overall title which would tie Geno … 0

Kentucky, Villanova, Duke, Wisconsin No.1’s

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Kentucky Wildcats ended up where everyone expected them on Selection Sunday: Seeded No. 1 on their quest to become the first undefeated team since 1976. Oh, but there were surprises when the bracket came out, too. Big-conference UCLA and Texas made it. Colorado State and Temple did … 0

Tough outs: Top seeds would rather avoid Ducks, Friars

Friday, March 13, 2015

There are several upset-minded teams lurking around the NCAA Tournament, just waiting to ruin the championship dreams of a high seed. It’s what makes the annual sporting event a spectacle and some of most-watched reality TV on the … 0

Oklahoma football condemns racist video

Thursday, March 12, 2015

NORMAN, Okla. — Saying they were committed to curing the “disease” of racism, Oklahoma football players called Thursday for the expulsion of fraternity leaders tied to a racist video and vowed to help the mostly white campus end its “culture of exclusivity.” “Our hope is to shed light … 0

A tourney loss not that bad for No. 1 Kentucky in SEC

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. — These Kentucky Wildcats have the chance to reach heights no team in the program’s history has ever achieved — become undefeated national champions. Losing seems unthinkable. On the other hand, a loss in this week’s … 0

Doton BC field hockey coach

Monday, March 9, 2015

CHESTNUT HILL — Greenfield native Kelly Doton already has an illustrious field-hockey resume. United States Olympian, two-time NCAA Division I National Champion, NCAA National Player of the Year, even Massachusetts State champion are all titles Doton could go by. On Monday afternoon, she added one more title. Eagles … 1

Fightin’ Irish ousts UM, 7-0

Sunday, March 8, 2015

A playoff series that got off to a historic start ended with a thud for UMass hockey Sunday night, when the Minutemen fell to Notre Dame, 7-0, in the third and deciding game of their first-round matchup in the Hockey East tournament in South Bend, Ind. UMass, the … 0

No. 1 Kentucky looks to sidestep recent finishes by unbeatens

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Top-ranked Kentucky is the fifth team to finish the regular season undefeated since Indiana ran the table in the 1975-76 season. The Wildcats are also trying not to come up short like the others did in their quest to duplicate the Hoosiers’ perfect championship campaign. The Wildcats knocked … 0

UMass no match for Colonials, 87-65

Sunday, March 8, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After skidding for the past two weeks, the University of Massachusetts men’s basketball team crash-landed in its season finale. At the Smith Center, the same building where the Minutemen overcame foul trouble and injury for a huge win last year, UMass delivered its worst 2015 … 0