Athlete recruiting

CORRECTS DATE - In this July 8, 2018 photo, Kaito Yuki poses for photographers at a press conference in Osaka, western Japan. Yuki is headed to the Kansas City Royals organization instead of attending high school in Japan. The team signed Yuki, a 16-year-old pitcher, out of junior high to a standard seven-year minor league contract Sunday. He is thought to be the first Japanese junior high school player to sign with a major league club. (Kyodo News via AP)
July 09, 2018 - 1:16 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kaito Yuki is headed to the Kansas City Royals organization instead of attending high school in Japan. The team signed Yuki, a 16-year-old pitcher, out of junior high to a standard seven-year minor league contract Sunday. He is thought to be the first Japanese junior high...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie watches from the sideline during the first half an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn. Ollie was fired in March amid an NCAA investigation. In response to open records requests from The Associated Press and other news organizations, UConn president Susan Herbst on Monday, June 25, released a June 19 letter upholding Ollie's firing, which said the former men's basketball coach had a pattern of breaking NCAA rules and committed serious violations. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
June 25, 2018 - 1:14 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn President Susan Herbst told Kevin Ollie she was upholding his firing because the former men's basketball coach had a pattern of breaking NCAA rules and committed serious violations, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press. The school released the June 19...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, then-Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie watches the first half an NCAA college basketball game, in Storrs, Conn. The University of Connecticut says it fired men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie after finding NCAA violations that included improper workouts and improper contact with recruits by Ollie and former UConn star Ray Allen. In a statement to The Associated Press on Thursday, June 21, 2018, Ollie's lawyer Jacques Parenteau called the infractions cited by UConn in firing Ollie minimal and isolated. He also says they fail to justify withholding the more than $10 million they believe Ollie is owed under his contract. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
June 21, 2018 - 12:54 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut fired men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie after finding NCAA violations that included improper training sessions and improper contact with recruits by Ollie and former UConn star Ray Allen, according to documents released by the school. The...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, the NCAA headquarters is shown in Indianapolis. College athletes will no longer need permission from their coach or school to transfer and receive financial aid from another school. The NCAA Division I Council approved the change Wednesday, June 13, 2018. It takes effect Oct. 15. Standoffs between athletes and coaches over transfers have often led to embarrassing results for schools standing in the way of player who wishes to leave. Last spring at Kansas State, reserve receiver Corey Sutton said he was blocked him from transferring to 35 schools by coach Bill Snyder before the school finally relented after public pressure. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
June 13, 2018 - 2:36 pm
College athletes will no longer need permission from their coach or school to transfer and receive financial aid from another school. The NCAA Division I Council approved the change effective Oct. 15 on Wednesday. The council also decided that D-I football players will be allowed to play in up to...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray (1) passes during an NCAA college football spring intrasquad game in Norman, Okla. Oklahoma’s quarterback competition took an unexpected twist at the Major League Baseball draft. Murray, the favorite to replace Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield this season as Oklahoma’s starter, was selected ninth overall by the Oakland Athletics. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
June 04, 2018 - 11:00 pm
Oklahoma's quarterback competition took an unexpected twist at the Major League Baseball draft. Kyler Murray, the favorite to replace Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield as the Sooners' starter this year, was selected ninth overall by the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. The speedy Murray has...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 2, 2018 file photo, Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo (10) chases the loose ball against Michigan's Charles Matthews (1) during the second half in the championship game of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament in San Antonio. NBA draft decisions by underclassmen will help shape the 2018-19 college basketball season. The winners and losers at the deadline to withdraw from the NBA draft by players who did not hire an agent. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
May 30, 2018 - 5:28 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The deadline for college players to withdraw from the NBA draft has a widespread impact, from the individuals involved to their families to the teams who may select them in June. The decisions made on or just before Wednesday's deadline also will have a lasting effect on the 2018-19...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2017, file photo, TCU catcher Evan Skoug (9) hits a grand slam home run during the sixth inning of an NCAA college baseball game against UT Arlington in Fort Worth, Texas. Skoug had a decision to make his senior year of high school in 2014: go pro or go to college? NCAA rules governing baseball and ice hockey allow high school players to hire advisers as long as those advisers are paid their normal fees. Also, baseball and hockey players who are drafted are allowed to retain college eligibility as long as they don’t sign a contract. Under proposals put forth last week by the Condoleezza Rice-headed Commission on College Basketball, facets of those baseball-hockey rules would be applied to high school and college basketball players. (Max Faulkner/Star-Telegram via AP, File)
May 08, 2018 - 3:08 am
Evan Skoug had a decision to make his senior year of high school in 2014: go pro or go to college? He was rated the No. 1 prospect in Illinois for the Major League Baseball draft that year, and he had signed a letter of intent to play catcher at TCU. Skoug ended up going to TCU, but not before he...
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April 28, 2018 - 7:20 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft Saturday (all times local): 6:15 p.m. "Mr. Irrelevant" 2018 is SMU receiver Trey Quinn. Quinn was the final player selected in the three-day NFL draft, No. 256 overall by the Washington Redskins. After playing his first two seasons at LSU, the 6-...
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April 28, 2018 - 6:33 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft Saturday (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The Dallas Cowboys have acquired defensive lineman Jihad Ward from Oakland for receiver and kick returner Ryan Switzer. It's the second trade of the day for the Cowboys involving a receiver, this time with one...
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a news conference at the NCAA headquarters, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Indianapolis. The Commission on College Basketball led by Rice, released a detailed 60-page report Wednesday, seven months after the NCAA formed the group to respond to a federal corruption investigation that rocked college basketball. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
April 25, 2018 - 3:16 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Commission on College Basketball sharply directed the NCAA to take control of the sport, calling for sweeping reforms to separate pro and college tracks, permit players to return to school after going undrafted by the NBA and ban cheating coaches for life. The independent...
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