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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016, file photo, Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart speaks during a press conference in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart says he is retiring effective June 30 after a five-year run in which he managed the consolidation of the men's and women's athletic departments while also dealing with plenty of controversy. (Adam Lau /Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)

Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart to retire in June 2017

Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart will retire next summer after a tumultuous tenure that included consolidation of the men's and women's athletic departments, improvements in fundraising and facilities and the settlement of a Title IX lawsuit. Hart's announcement Thursday came six weeks after Tennessee reached a $2.48 million settlement in ...

In this May 12, 2013 photo provided by ESPN Images.  John Saunders poses on the set of "The Sports Reporters" in Studio A in Bristol, Conn. Saunders, who has hosted "The Sports Reporters" for the last 15 years, has died, the ESPN announced Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. He was 61. (Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images via AP)

Versatile ESPN sportscaster John Saunders dies at 61

John Saunders, the versatile sportscaster who has hosted ESPN's "The Sports Reporters" for the last 15 years, has died, the network announced Wednesday. He was 61. Saunders joined ESPN in 1986. The Canadian did play-by-play, led NHL Stanley Cup and World Series coverage on ESPN and ABC, and hosted studio ...

Serbia guard Nevena Jovanovic loses control of the ball after running into United States guard Diana Taurasi during the first half of a women's basketball game at the Youth Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

US rolls on, routs Serbia 110-84 in women's basketball

Diana Taurasi and her U.S. teammates knew they'd be in for a test against Serbia. The end result was another blowout victory, but the Americans couldn't put it on cruise control like they had in their first two wins. Taurasi scored 22 of her Olympic-best 25 points in the first ...

An Alabama fan holds up an autographed football during an NCAA college football fan day, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Study: 83% of NCAA violations involve football, basketball

Big-money sports football and men's basketball were involved in 83 percent of NCAA Division I major infractions cases from 1953 to 2014, according to the first study of its kind released Tuesday. Probation and public reprimand and censure were the most common penalties. Temple University's Sport Industry Research Center prepared ...

Australia guard Penny Taylor (7) is fouled by France forward Endy Miyem during the second half of a women's basketball game at the Youth Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Golden opportunity looms for Aussies in women's basketball

Penny Taylor and her Australian teammates knew what was at stake. A win over France would put them in the driver's seat in Group A, meaning they'd potentially avoid playing the U.S. until the women's basketball gold medal game. Taylor helped them also get a measure of revenge in the ...

United States center Brittney Griner (15) blocks a shot by Senegal center Maimouna Diarra, during the first half of a women's basketball game at the Youth Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

US women hoops rout Senegal 121-56 in record fashion

Diana Taurasi and the U.S. women's basketball team opened their Olympics with a record rout. The Americans were not expected to be challenged on Sunday by Senegal, and the only real suspense was how many records they would set. When it ended, they had set three Olympic marks: Points scored ...

FILE - In this July 29, 2016, file photo, United States' Brittney Griner walks on the court during the first half of a women's exhibition basketball game, in Bridgeport, Conn. Griner and the the U.S. women's basketball team begin its Olympic play against Senegal on Sunday, Aug. 7. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Fans like dunks, but Griner eyeing Olympic shot block mark

Brittney Griner would love to be the second woman to dunk in the Olympics, though it's not the piece of history she really hopes to get. That individual goal would be setting the shot block record. "That's the one I really want," the 6-foot-8 Griner said. "Dunking is nice, but ...

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, Missouri head coach Frank Haith, left, slows down player Jabari Brown, right, who brings the ball upcourt during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Vanderbilt in Columbia, Mo. Haith, the former coach at Miami, was suspended for five games by the NCAA at the start of the 2013-14 season for inadequately monitoring former assistants interactions with a disgraced Miami booster and then trying to cover up a five-figure hush money payment to keep potential violations hidden. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson, File)

NCAA accepts Missouri's sanctions, adds year of probation

The NCAA has accepted Missouri's self-imposed sanctions over infractions involving its men's basketball program, but it tacked on a year of probation through August of next year. The NCAA infractions committee panel's findings over what it said were roughly $11,400 in improper inducements and benefits given to players and a ...

United States' Diana Taurasi, left, talks with coach Geno Auriemma during a timeout in the second half of an exhibition basketball game against Canada, Friday, July 29, 2016, in Bridgeport, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Taurasi, 4 former UConn stars help overwhelm Canada 83-43

Just after the United States routed Canada by 40 points, Geno Auriemma and his UConn greats posed for a group photo on the court. The five former UConn players, who helped the Huskies win 10 of their 11 national championships, received one last rousing ovation from the crowd. A fitting ...

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