Michigan team plane slides off runway, players safe

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A plane carrying the Michigan men's basketball team slid off a runway during an aborted takeoff Wednesday, causing extensive damage to the aircraft and forcing passengers to exit through emergency doors onto wings and slides at Willow Run Airport.

  • Written by LARRY LAGE , AP Sports Writer

Bogut done, Smith back as Cavaliers stumble forward

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — The new center's season is over, cruelly ended by a shocking injury. One injured shooting guard has returned from a broken thumb while another is limping around on a sore foot.

Oh, the coach is still sick, too.

  • Written by TOM WITHERS , AP Sports Writer

Rutgers beats Ohio State, gets first Big 10 Tournament win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rutgers players saw the message loud and clear on the whiteboard in their locker room that read, "New Season," and they heard their first-year coach harp about never before winning a game in the Big Ten Tournament.

  • Written by STEPHEN WHYNO , AP Sports Writer

AP source: USOC to discuss USA Gymnastics president's fate

U.S. Olympic Committee officials will consider recommending the ouster of USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny at their board meeting Thursday amid the fallout from a sexual assault scandal surrounding a former team doctor, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.

  • Written by EDDIE PELLS , AP National Writer