• NCAA Likely to Trim Five Seconds Off Shot Clock

    by Jason Smith 9015295804 May 2015

    University of Memphis coach Josh Pastner has long been an advocate of reducing the shot clock in men’s college basketball from 35 seconds to 24 to match the NBA and speed up the pace.

  • First-Time Football State Champs Face Recruiting Probe

    by Jami Frankenberry May 2015

    Five months after winning its first state championship, the Ocean Lakes High School football program is being investigated by the Beach District for "allegations of inappropriate recruiting practices," according to a Virginia Beach Public Schools spokesperson.

  • Pitching Rule Violation Strips Prep Team of Regional Win

    by Greg Lee May 2015

    The Coeur d'Alene baseball team isn't headed to state - at least not yet and not by the shortest route.

  • Opinion: Brady and Patriots Cheat, Allowed to Prosper

    by The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado) May 2015

    Peyton Manning's glove is legal, at least. He has worn it on 80-degree training camp days in August, 13-degree kickoffs in January, and it is legal. His glove doesn't advertise pizzas or luxury vehicles, so the Broncos quarterback isn't violating league sponsorship rules. His glove is usually -- maybe always, but these are not things I make a point to remember -- a distinct shade of orange, which fits under the colors approved by the NFL (Rule 5, Article 4, Section H): "Players ... also may wear gloves provided they are a solid white, a solid black, or a solid color that is an official color of the applicable club."

  • Coaches Contemplate College Basketball Scoring Fixes

    by Bruce Pascoe, Arizona Daily Star May 2015

    During their annual spring meetings at the Arizona Biltmore this week, Pac-12 basketball coaches are discussing proposed NCAA rules changes intended to increase scoring, which include cutting the shot clock from 35 seconds to 30 seconds and extending the restricted area from 3 to 4 feet in front of the basket.

  • District Residents Invited to Forum on 'Indians' Mascot

    by Doug Harlow May 2015

    Only residents of the school district and state legislators will be allowed to speak at a public hearing-style forum Monday night on continued use of the Indian image and name "Indians" for the high school sports mascot.

  • NHL Clause Gives Lowly Sabres Incentive to Raise Prices

    by John Vogl, The Buffalo News May 2015

    While saying their prospects are ready to bring the organization to its "next chapter," the Buffalo Sabres have raised season-ticket prices in every section of the arena.

  • Ventura, Calif., Bans Smoking in Parks, Sports Venues

    by Saff reports April 2015

    There are a whole lot more places where smokers are unwelcome in Ventura after the City Council’s approval to adopt an ordinance that bans smoking in many outside spaces.

  • FBI Offers Reward in Swim Coach Video Voyeur Case

    by Ryan Robinson April 2015

    The FBI is offering a reward to help track down a former Franklin & Marshall College swim coach who vanished after police accused him of secretly videotaping girls in a locker room there in 1998.

  • Portland Council Bans E-Cigarettes in Public Places

    by RANDY BILLINGS Staff Writer April 2015

    The City Council voted 7-1 Monday night to prohibit people from using e-cigarettes in public places, making Portland the 275th U.S. community to restrict use of the relatively new technology.