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Correction: NIT-Wichita St-Clemson story

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — In a story March 24 about an NIT game between Wichita State and Clemson, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Wichita State's next game is Thursday night. Wichita State's next game is Tuesday night, not Thursday night. A corrected version of the story is below: Haynes-Jones carries Wichita St. past Clemson…

Honoring rivalries: Packers at Bears to open 2019 schedule

PHOENIX (AP) — As part of the celebration of its 100th season, the NFL will break from tradition and feature the Packers vs. the Bears in its season opener Sept. 5. Usually, the Super Bowl champion is the home team for the prime-time opener, but the league wants to salute historic rivalries in 2019. None…

Medical examiner seeking cause of Ga. Tech player's death

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's medical examiner plans further tests to determine the cause of Georgia Tech defensive lineman Brandon Adams' death. The 21-year-old Adams died Saturday . An autopsy was performed Monday. Officer Stephanie Brown, an Atlanta Police spokeswoman, says the GBI's medical examiner's office needs more lab tests, including toxicology…

Coaches, others plead not guilty in college admissions scam

BOSTON (AP) — Athletic coaches charged in a sweeping college admissions scam pleaded not guilty Monday to taking bribes from wealthy parents in exchange for helping students get into elite universities such as Georgetown. They appeared in Boston's federal court nearly two weeks after they were arrested in what authorities have described as the biggest…

Column: NASCAR schedule may not be the overhaul fans sought

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway will not be part of next year's NASCAR schedule, so come to terms with that now. Fans have a wish list of changes for NASCAR's stale and stagnant schedule, and they have been led to believe series leadership heard their desires. The highly anticipated 2020 schedule is expected…

Jets re-sign Brandon Copeland, Neal Sterling

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have re-signed outside linebacker Brandon Copeland and tight end Neal Sterling. Copeland had a career-high five sacks last year in his first season with the Jets. He played in every game and started 10, finishing with 47 tackles, 20 quarterback hits and three pass defenses —…

Jake Arrieta convinced Phillies are a playoff team

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Jake Arrieta has no doubt the Philadelphia Phillies will be successful this season. "Of course I think we're a playoff team," Arrieta said Monday after the Phillies completed spring training with a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. The 33-year old right-hander allowed two runs, six hits and struck out…

NASCAR sets qualifying rules to avoid another embarrassment

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR tweaked its qualifying procedures Monday to avoid a repeat of the session two weeks ago in which all 12 drivers in the final round failed to log an official lap. NASCAR senior vice president of competition Scott Miller accused the drivers of "making a mockery out of the qualifying process"…

Barnes, Tennessee look for another signature win vs Purdue

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes heads to his first Sweet 16 in over a decade looking for another win against an opponent the Volunteers beat last season to signify their emergence as a national contender. The Vols knocked off then-18th ranked Purdue 78-75 in overtime at the Battle 4 Atlantis in November…