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Michael Phelps all in with cross-country move with Bob Bowman — The geography of American swimming underwent a startling, seismic shift Friday when Bob Bowman became the new coach at Arizona State University. Westward, ho. Bowman is best known as Michael Phelps' coach since childhood, though he has developed other internationally elite swimmers as well.

How Stephen Curry went from ignored college recruit to possible NBA MVP — The NBA will announce its Most Valuable Player soon, and by most accounts the favorite to win is Golden State's Stephen Curry. If that happens, the Davidson College product will join the ranks of the most under-recruited MVPs in NBA history. He might even lead the class.

Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott wins AAU Sullivan Award — Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott won the AAU Sullivan Award on Sunday as the most outstanding U.S. amateur athlete who also demonstrates premier leadership, character and sportsmanship. Elliott helped lead the Buckeyes to the national championship, earning MVP honors in the national semifinal and title games.

SEC feeling college football recruiting heat due to Big Ten's attempted talent raids — From the days of Reconstruction, Southerners have not always reacted kindly to Northern interlopers. "Carpetbaggers" was hardly a term of endearment. The stakes are far less serious now than they were then, but college football coaches from the Southeastern and Atlantic Coast conferences may feel similarly regarding Yankee invaders.

Ohio State's three-man QB battle rages on as coaches refuse to commit in spring — COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State offensive coordinator Ed Warinner sat at a round table Saturday, reporters ringing him two deep after the Buckeyes' spring game. Demand for information was high. Supply was low. "The position you all want to talk about," Warinner said, "there's nothing else to talk about there."

Buckeyes set spring game record as staggering number of fans pack Ohio Stadium — COLUMBUS, Ohio - Very few college football teams in America have the stadium size or fan base to draw 99,000 fans to a game. Only one can draw that many to a spring scrimmage. An announced throng of 99,391 nearly filled 104,944-seat Ohio Stadium on Saturday for the defending national champion Ohio State Buckeyes ' spring scrimmage.

2015 NBA playoff predictions

The year college basketball's coaching carousel got weird — The fact that Greg Gard is, as of this writing, still the associate head basketball coach at Wisconsin is great news for the Badgers. It is bad news for the rest of college basketball, because it speaks to the nonsensical nature of the hires made in the sport.

Wisconsin's Bo Ryan On One And Done | Inside The Final Four — Watch the video Wisconsin's Bo Ryan On One And Done | Inside The Final Four on Yahoo Sports . The Badgers Head Basketball Coach explains his views on one and done players.

Mike Krzyzewski adapts, turns one-and-done into Duke's fifth title — INDIANAPOLIS - The Krzyzewski family picture at midcourt looked rather different from the scene in this same city in 1991. Back then, when Mike Krzyzewski was winning his first national title, there was just the Duke coach, his wife, Mickie, and his three daughters.
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Apr 27, 2015

RT @swimswamnews: Kentucky High School realigns region structure, perennial powerhouses St. Xavier, Sacred Heart both move

Apr 27, 2015

RT @JeffEisenberg: College basketball's draft declaration winners and losers now that the early-entry deadline has passed.

Apr 26, 2015

@LangoschMLB: implied last night but confirmed this morning that Wainwright does have Achilles injury. will know severity tomorrow.” Swell.

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