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Coach K on the cusp of a record


NEW YORK (AP) – Mike Krzyzewski (shuh-SHEF’-skee) is about to become No. 1 at winning at No. 1.
Krzyzewski coached a No. 1-ranked Duke team to victory for the 217th time Thursday night, matching John Wooden for that career record. Krzyzewski can set the record Friday night at Madison Square Garden if the 5-0 Blue Devils knock off Georgetown in the final of the 2K Empire Classic. The Hoyas defeated No. 22 Texas 82-66 in the opener.


Krzyzewski is 217-34 when the Blue Devils hold the top spot, a mark they hit this week in The Associated Press poll. Wooden went 217-11 with UCLA as the top-ranked team.


Duke is ranked No. 1 for the 143rd week, extending its own record, and has the top spot in the AP poll for the 20th season under Krzyzewski, also a record.




Sandusky expected in court for new sentencing in abuse case


BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is expected in a Pennsylvania courtroom to be resentenced after an appeals court said mandatory minimum sentences had been improperly applied against him.


The 75-year-old Sandusky will be resentenced Friday by Judge Maureen Skerda at the county courthouse in Bellefonte.


State Superior Court in February rejected many of Sandusky’s arguments but determined the sentencing was flawed.


Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse in 2012 and sentenced to 30 to 60 years. It’s unclear whether Skerda will issue a significantly different sentence.


Court filings in recent week indicate that there may also be argument about Sandusky’s designation as a sexually violent predator.




Ole Miss selects Keith Carter as its athletic director


OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi has removed the interim tag from Keith Carter’s title by officially naming him the school’s athletic director.


Carter had been working as Ole Miss’ interim athletic director since Ross Bjork’s departure in May. Bjork had been Ole Miss’ athletic director for seven years before leaving for the same position at Texas A&M.


Carter said in a university release Friday that “I have experienced championship heights at Ole Miss, and I will work to provide the leadership and resources necessary for our teams to compete at that level year in and year out.”


Carter is a former four-year starter for Ole Miss’ basketball team who helped the Rebels win Southeastern Conference Western Division titles in 1997 and 1998.


He joined Ole Miss’ athletic department in September 2009. His jobs have included overseeing the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation, serving as chief revenue officer and working as deputy athletic director for development and resource acquisition.




Fleetwood, Rahm chase as Lorenzo-Vera extends lead in Dubai


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Tommy Fleetwood and Jon Rahm, two of the five contenders for the Race to Dubai title, were the closest pursuers of Mike Lorenzo-Vera as the French golfer took a three-shot lead after the second round of the season-ending World Tour Championship.


Lorenzo-Vera, who is feeling the effects of a lung infection he caught in South Africa last week, bogeyed two of his final four holes but still managed to extend his one-stroke overnight lead with a 3-under 69 on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates.


Fleetwood and Rahm, who both need to win to stand a chance of finishing the season as European No. 1, were tied for second place on 9 under overall.


Bernd Wiesberger, the current leader of the Race to Dubai standings, was tied for 13th and six shots further back after a 71.




Kremlin says charges don’t hurt Russia’s Olympic plans


MOSCOW (AP) – The Kremlin says a raft of new charges against the Russian track federation won’t derail the country’s preparations to compete in next year’s Olympics.


Federation president Dmitry Shlyakhtin and anti-doping official Elena Ikonnikova were among seven people charged Thursday for allegedly faking medical documents used as an alibi by an athlete who failed to make himself available for drug testing.


Russia is also facing a World Anti-Doping Agency ruling next month on whether it manipulated data from a lab in Moscow.



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