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Rainbow Wahine invited to WNIT

The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team has been invited to the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT). The Rainbow Wahine (17-13) wa...…
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2013 Diamond Head Classic field completed

HONOLULU (AP) – The 8-team field for the Diamond Head Classic in December is set after Akron joined the tournament. Officials for host school Hawaii said Friday...…

Michigan losing Hardaway Jr. to draft

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan guard Tim Hardaway Jr. is leaving the Wolverines early for the NBA draft. The 6-foot-6 junior announced his decision Wednesday. He is the second Michigan player to declare for early entry to…

Griner No. 1 pick by Phoenix Mercury in WNBA Draft

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Brittney Griner left an indelible mark on women’s college basketball. Now she’s ready to take on the pros. The Phoenix Mercury took Baylor’s star center with the top pick in the WNBA draft Monday…

Griner, Delle Donne, Diggins lead WNBA draft class

Brittney Griner, Elena Delle Donne and Skylar Diggins are expected to be the top three selections in this year’s highly touted WNBA draft. After that, it’s anybody’s guess. Phoenix has the envied No. 1 pick in the draft…

NCAA lashes back at Miami, citing personal attacks

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The NCAA office that investigated Miami athletics believes the Hurricanes are “grasping at straws” such as making personal attacks against investigators in their efforts to get the case against them dismissed. That stance,…

Good weather after 2012 heat at Boston Marathon

BOSTON (AP) — The heat was unprecedented and so was the offer: Any of the 27,000 runners in last year’s Boston Marathon could skip the race and automatically qualify for the 2013 edition instead. About 2,300 people took…

Burke leaving Michigan early for NBA draft

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The time was right for Trey Burke. The Michigan star made it official Sunday: He’s leaving the Wolverines to enter the NBA draft. The move came as no surprise after Burke was voted…

AP Source: Jordan nears deal to coach Rutgers

A person familiar with the situation tells the Associated Press that Eddie Jordan is nearing an agreement with Rutgers to replace Mike Rice as coach. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Jordan and Rutgers interim athletic…

Saint Louis removes interim from Crews title

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Just days removed from the start of fall practice in 2011-12, Rick Majerus needed an assistant coach — fast. Jim Crews had 24 hours to decide. “He said, ‘I think we’re going to win…

Obama congratulates UConn women on 8th NCAA title

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has congratulated coach Geno Auriemma (aw-ree-EH’-muh) and the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team on winning their eighth NCAA championship. The White House says that in a telephone call Wednesday, Obama commended…

Obama extends congrats to University of Louisville

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has congratulated coach Rick Pitino (pih-TEE’-noh) and the University of Louisville men’s basketball team on winning this year’s NCAA championship. The White House says Obama also congratulated Pitino on his induction into…

Cardinals fans celebrate both programs’ success

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — They haven’t stopped partying in Louisville. The latest celebration Wednesday was a bit more structured as the NCAA champion Cardinals’ men’s team and runner-up women’s squad received heroes’ welcomes at the KFC Yum! Center.…

Iowa State: NCAA case started with basketball aide

Iowa State released fresh details Wednesday of its internal investigation into NCAA recruiting violations, saying it found “a significant number” of impermissible calls and text messages made by coaches in football, men’s basketball and several other sports. The…

Indiana’s Cody Zeller heading to NBA

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana’s Cody Zeller turned down one chance to play in the NBA. He couldn’t say no twice. The 7-foot sophomore center who returned to school last fall for one more shot at a national…

Syracuse’s Carter-Williams entering NBA draft

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Four days after Syracuse lost in the national semifinals of the NCAA tournament, star point guard Michael Carter-Williams has decided to enter the NBA draft. “I want to thank coach (Jim) Boeheim and all…

With 8 titles, UConn starting next dynasty?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Stefanie Dolson grabbed the microphone on stage after the NCAA final and uttered four words: “President Obama, we’re ba-aaack!” With heralded freshman Breanna Stewart, sophomore Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and most of the team back, this…