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Here is the latest Pac-12 Conference sports news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 25th - 4:31am

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel has adjusted the targeting rule in college football. Video review officials are now allowed to overturn a targeting call if any element of the penalty cannot be confirmed. The adjustment means there will be no option for letting the call on the field stand during a review. The overtime format also was changed. Once a game reaches a fifth overtime, teams will run alternating 2-point plays instead of starting another drive at the opponent's 25-yard line.

Here is the latest Big Ten Conference sports news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 25th - 4:31am

Not long ago, drafting a tight end in the first round was taboo for NFL teams. On Thursday night, two might go very high. And they come from the same school. T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant of Iowa are projected to go early as the position has become more critical to offensive success.

Here is the latest SEC sports news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 25th - 4:31am

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel has adjusted the targeting rule in college football. Video review officials are now allowed to overturn a targeting call if any element of the penalty cannot be confirmed. The adjustment means there will be no option for letting the call on the field stand during a review. The overtime format also was changed. Once a game reaches a fifth overtime, teams will run alternating 2-point plays instead of starting another drive at the opponent's 25-yard line.

Here is the latest ACC sports news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 25th - 4:31am

Georgia Tech's offense has essentially spent spring practice trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. The transition from triple-option to no-huddle spread under new coach Geoff Collins is a daunting challenge on such short notice. While much of the attention has focused on the quarterback and receiver positions, it's also been a major adjustment for the guys in the trenches.

Here is the latest Big 12 Conference sports news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 25th - 4:31am

The Big 12 had never had such turnover in head football coaches until this spring. Four of the 10 Big 12 teams went through spring drills with new coaches. There are two new coaches in the Sunflower State, with Les Miles at Kansas and Chris Klieman at Kansas State. Both have won national titles, though at different levels. Matt Wells has taken over at Texas Tech and Neal Brown is now West Virginia's coach.

Lou Williams, Clippers force Game 6 against champ Warriors

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 25th - 4:07am

Lou Williams again came off the bench and knocked down big shot after big shot. Patrick Beverley crashed the boards at every chance. Danilo Gallinari drove the lane with authority.

Penn St. ex-president's case in US court as jail term looms

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 4:06am

A federal judge will consider ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier's argument that his conviction should be thrown out, a week before he's due to report to jail.

Clippers top Warriors...Rockets advance...Canes oust defending champs...Steelers extend Big Ben

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 3:47am

The Golden State Warriors were unable to close out their NBA first-round series, falling to the Los Angeles Clippers, 129-121 in Game 6. Lou Williams scored 33 points, had 10 assists and hit a big fadeaway jumper with 1:29 remaining to help Los Angeles close on a 13-5 run. Patrick Beverley took a big charge against Klay Thompson with 1:40 left and scored 17 points for his best outing of the series.

Pogba selected in Premier League team of the season

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 3:43am

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is the only player not from Manchester City or Liverpool to be selected in the Premier League's Team of the Year for the 2018-19 season.

Bruins and Blue Jackets ready for 1st playoff matchup

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 2:31am

The Boston Bruins have home-ice advantage through a potential trip to the Stanley Cup Final, and they have the Columbus Blue Jackets to thank for it.

Rockets advance, wait to see if they'll get shot at Warriors

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 1:11am

Minutes after the Houston Rockets eliminated the Utah Jazz to advance to the Western Conference semifinals for the third straight season they were already looking ahead to the possibility of getting another shot at the Golden State Warriors.

Nashville gets its chance to step up for NFL draft

Barry Wilner, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 1:09am

Broadway in downtown Nashville is as lively a place as any in America. The Las Vegas Strip, Times Square and Bourbon Street have nothing on it.

Yankees rally from 5 runs down for 6-5 win over Angels

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 25th - 1:01am

DJ LeMahieu hardly ever shows emotion between the lines, so his modest celebration after rounding first base must have meant his ninth-inning hit was something even bigger than the moment.

Clippers stay alive...Rockets advance...Canes oust Caps...Wainwright gets milestone win

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 12:06am

The Los Angeles Clippers have forced a Game 6 in their NBA first-round series by holding off the Golden State Warriors, 129-121. Lou Williams hit a fadeaway jumper with 1:29 left and finished with 33 points and 10 assists to help the Clippers overcome Kevin Durant's playoff career-high 45 points. Danilo Gallinari added 26 points and seven rebounds, while Montrezl (MAHN'-trehz) Harrell finished with 24 for Los Angeles.

Sounders rally from two goals down, tie Earthquakes 2-2

Mark Moschetti, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 25th - 12:04am

Harry Shipp's goal in Seattle's last game wasn't enough to get the Sounders any points.

Hurricanes stun defending champion Capitals in 2OT in Game 7

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 24th - 11:09pm

Justin Williams returned to the building that was the scene of his only Game 7 loss and left the ice relieved and redeemed after knocking off his old friends and defending Stanley Cup champions.

Baez, Heyward hit 3-run HRs in 6th as Cubs beat Dodgers 7-6

Andrew Seligman, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 24th - 10:33pm

Whether he is dazzling with his glove and arm, juking opponents on the base paths or coming up with the big hit, Javier Baez simply finds ways to deliver.

Verlander dominates Twins in Astros' 7-1 win

Joshua Koch, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 24th - 10:33pm

Watching Wade Miley go right at the Minnesota Twins' lineup the night before inspired Justin Verlander.

Hoskins taunts Rhame after near-beanings, Phils top Mets 6-0

Jake Seiner, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 24th - 10:19pm

Rhys Hoskins fired up the engines of an NL East rivalry by cooling down his jets after a memorable homer.