USC athletic director Pat Haden to step down in June

LOS ANGELES (AP) — University of Southern California athletic director Pat Haden will retire on June 30, ending his guidance of the Trojans through a tumultuous period in the school's history.

  • Written by GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer

Louisville announces postseason ban for men's basketball

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has announced a one-year postseason ban for its men's basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal in which an escort alleged that a former staffer paid her and other dancers to strip and have sex with recruits and players.

  • Written by GARY B. GRAVES, AP Sports Writer

Ada plant workers take pride in making Super Bowl footballs


ADA, Ohio (AP) — Every time Peyton Manning throws a pass or Cam Newton takes off to run in Sunday's Super Bowl, they'll be gripping a football made in a quaint Ohio village 2,000 miles away.

  • Written by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press