USA softball coach: ’20 team resembles ’04 Olympic champs
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Ken Eriksen has flashbacks when he looks at the U.S. Olympic softball roster.
Eriksen was an assistant coach in 2004 when the United States won gold in Athens. Now the...
Australia completes 2020 Olympic softball field
Australia became the sixth and final team to earn a berth in next year's Olympic softball tournament, beating China 9-3 Sunday at Shanghai to finish 5-0 in the final round of Asia/Oceania...
Priceless: Behind Price, US wins 1st world gold in hammer
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The very first time DeAnna Price tried to throw the hammer, it smacked her in the head.
Nonprofit helps investigate remains found in Delaware field
SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is now assisting Delaware authorities in identifying the remains of a child found dumped in a softball field.
Applications being accepted for College World Series grants
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The annual grant program sponsored by the College World Series and NCAA is accepting applications through Oct. 1.
Since it began in 1973, the program has donated more than...
Police seek help in probe of child’s remains found in field
SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — Authorities in Delaware are reaching out to agencies across the region and state lines for help in investigating the remains of child found dumped in a softball...
Police investigate remains found near Delaware sports fields
SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — Police in a Delaware town say human remains have been uncovered near some softball fields used by children.
The Smyrna Police Department said in a news release that the...
Group backs Nebraska softball players who criticized coach
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A nonprofit group that advocates for athletes is expressing concern about the reinstatement of Nebraska's softball coach, who had been placed on administrative leave after...
Nebraska announces softball coach Rhonda Revelle to return
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Rhonda Revelle is back as Nebraska softball coach after going on paid administrative leave in July.
Athletic director Bill Moos announced Revelle's return Sunday night....
Little League World Series gets bigger by 4 teams
The Little League World Series is getting bigger.
And a team from Cuba will be making the trip to the tournament no later than 2022 under an expanded format announced Saturday.
Put me in, coach: Youth baseball participation on the rise
WASHINGTON (AP) — David Fox and his wife, Mary Ann, have a rule for their sons, 11-year-old Dewey and 8-year-old Jimmy: They have to play a team sport. The kids get to choose which one. Dewey...
Northwestern State is latest to sell beer at football games
NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Northwestern State University will become the latest Louisiana university to sell beer at its football games.
The Natchitoches (NAK'-a-dish) school announced its...
Sluggers from Iowa, Florida win home run derby at LLWS
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A softball slugger from Iowa and a baseball player from Florida won the inaugural Little League Home Run Derby on Saturday at the Little League World Series.
Professor, coach, among 14 arrested in prostitution raid
BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina university professor and a coach for a girls' softball team are among 14 people arrested for soliciting for prostitution.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A charitable organization founded by former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is donating about $3.2 million to renovate a baseball and softball complex at his...
Man accused of fatal Colorado park shooting arrested
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man accused of shooting a man whose body was found near a children's softball field faces a first-degree murder charge.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cities around Ohio are canceling outdoor concerts and softball games and opening up cooling centers to give residents relief from the heat.
Longtime Nebraska softball coach placed on leave
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The longtime coach of the Nebraska softball team has been placed on administrative leave while school officials address concerns raised by or about players.
Witt Jr., Lynch win national prep athletes of year
MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (AP) — Bobby Witt Jr. realized a childhood dream, getting selected No. 2 overall by the Kansas City Royals in the major league baseball draft.
Who’s on second? All-Star Game set to trot out free runners
CLEVELAND (AP) — We've seen Reggie hit the light tower, Pete Rose crush a catcher to score the winning run and a tribute to Ted Williams that sent shivers through Fenway Park.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College says its new indoor baseball and softball training facility will be named after the alumnus who helped popularize the ice bucket challenge.
CLAYTON, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say a convicted felon faked documents to get a job as a high school teacher.
WRAL-TV reports Clayton police say 40-year-old Torains Adaryll...
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Haley Harrison, the Idaho State softball player who went public with her mental-health issues, has been hired by the school's sports information department.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA softball player Rachel Garcia has earned the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year award.
Garcia was presented with the Honda Cup on Monday night in a ceremony at...
UCLA pitcher Rachel Garcia earns Honda Award for softball
UCLA pitcher Rachel Garcia has won the Honda Award for softball, a week after leading her team to the NCAA title.
Garcia hit a walk-off homer in the semifinal win over Washington on June 2,...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A dugout and portable outhouses were burned at a softball field in Wasilla.
Anchorage television station KTUU reports the damage occurred Monday afternoon and forced...
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Things to know about NCAA super regionals
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Super regionals are the next stop on the NCAA baseball tournament's Road to Omaha.
Four of the best-of-three series are Friday through Sunday, with the other four Saturday...
UCLA tops Oklahoma to win 13th national title
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — UCLA is back on top.
Kinsley Washington's RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted the Bruins past Oklahoma 5-4 on Tuesday night, and UCLA won the...
UCLA hits 4 HRs, routs Oklahoma 16-3 in softball Game 1
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After rolling past Oklahoma in record fashion, the UCLA Bruins now have to forget about it.
Rachel Garcia hit a two-run homer and gave up one run in five innings, and...
All-American pitching matchup key to Oklahoma-UCLA series
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An elite pitching matchup between UCLA's Rachel Garcia and Oklahoma's Giselle "G'' Juarez will play a major role in determining which team wins the Women's College World...
Garcia’s walk-off HR leads UCLA into championship series
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — UCLA coach Kelly Inouye-Perez tried hard not to slight any of the great performances she's seen in three decades with the program.
Florida’s Barnhill gets show of respect from Alabama
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Florida coach Tim Walton felt Kelly Barnhill deserved better than to have her decorated career end in embarrassment.
Barnhill had been one of the nation's elite pitchers...
Parents of kids on different teams try to balance busy lives
MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — It's an issue that many parents deal with when it comes to having multiple children play baseball or softball in different age groups at different locations.
Alabama routs Florida to stay alive in WCWS
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kaylee Tow hit a three-run homer in Alabama's six-run first inning and the Crimson Tide routed Florida 15-3 in a Women's College World Series elimination game Saturday...
Oklahoma tops Alabama 3-2 in WCWS, faces Oklahoma St. next
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma will face an old rival in a new scenario at the Women's College World Series on Friday night.
Giselle "G'' Juarez threw a complete game to help the Sooners beat...
Jordan’s 3-run homer leads UCLA past Minnesota in WCWS
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Minnesota was building momentum in its first Women's College World Series appearance.
UCLA's Aaliyah Jordan crushed it. Her three-run homer in the sixth inning helped...
Minnesota, Oklahoma among teams vying for WCWS title
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two years ago, Minnesota was ranked No. 1 in the USA Today/NFCA softball poll heading into the NCAA Tournament.
Somehow, the Golden Gophers weren't even a national seed...
Gophers softball coach taking team to new heights
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Jamie Trachsel took the job as Gophers softball coach, she inherited a No.?1-ranked program that the NCAA had just controversially passed on for playing host to a...
MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — A former Mitchell softball coach has been sentenced to spend five years in prison for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl last year.
Idaho State’s Haley Harrison still fighting off the darkness
The darkness rolls in like an invisible fog, draping over every thought, compounding until the internal agony becomes unbearable.
Haley Harrison built a facade to mask its clutches,...
College softball player’s hazing lawsuit settled
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A former student-athlete at a Massachusetts college who says she was injured in a hazing incident has settled her lawsuit against the school.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Central Michigan softball coach Margo Jonker is retiring after 40 seasons and 1,268 victories.
The school announced Jonker's retirement Monday. She's ninth on...
Oklahoma softball sets mark with 39th straight win
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma set a single-season Division I softball record with its 39th consecutive win, defeating Texas Tech 8-0 in six innings Friday in a Big 12 Tournament opener.
Oklahoma takes NCAA-record win streak into Big 12 tourney
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's elite softball program has outdone itself this time.
The Sooners, who have won two of the past three national titles, have matched the Division I record for...
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A former college softball player fatally shot while driving in eastern Iowa will be memorialized Friday at a funeral Mass in her Kansas hometown.
USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex undergoes major changes
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Things will look much different than in past years at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex when the Women's College World Series begins later this month.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — There's no indication a woman fatally shot while driving over a highway bridge in northeast Iowa was targeted, police said Tuesday as they sought surveillance or trail camera...