(AP) - Manny Machado will be wearing a new uniform when he plays his next game, and other hitters will be on the move in the next couple weeks. Teams seeking to boost their offense will have several options to land a big bat. Mike Moustakas, Scooter Gennett, Asdrubal Cabrera and former AL MVP Josh Donaldson are among the players who could be available for the right price.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska has hired former assistant coach Ron Brown to help develop players off the field. Coach Scott Frost says Brown will serve as director of player development. Brown was a Huskers assistant from 1987 through 2003 and again from 2008 to through 2014. Brown was associate head coach at Liberty University for the past three seasons, working for another former Nebraska quarterback, head coach Turner Gill.
(AP) - Spokane, Washington will host NCAA women's basketball regionals in 2021 and 2022. Other hosts for 2021 are Cincinnati, Albany, New York, and H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, Texas, near Austin. In 2022, Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas, will host along with Spokane.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - The top-ranked U.S. will bring a veteran group to the four-team Tournament of Nations, which begins next week with a match against Japan in Kansas City, Kansas. U.S. coach Jill Ellis announced her training roster of 25 players and all but three have played for the national team this year. Brazil plays Australia in the other opening match of the round-robin tournament.
ATLANTA (AP) - As one of the lesser-known coaches in the league, Missouri's Barry Odom was hoping to make a splash at Southeastern Conference Media Days. Sorry, it's already been done. Odom says he planned to wear custom-made Jordan sneakers to the event at the College Football Hall of Fame. But Florida's new coach Dan Mullen had already pulled off that fashion statement during his appearance the previous day. So Odom stuck with his boring dress shoes.
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