Coach in Japan denies telling players to commit fouls

Kwansei Gakuin head coach Hideaki Toriuchi, right, and the team football director Hiromu Ono attend a press conference in Nishinomiya, western Japan Thursday May 17, 2018. The head coach of Nihon University football team has denied instructing his players to commit fouls against opponents after footage of a controversial tackle went viral. In the video played widely on Japanese television, a Kwansei Gakuin quarterback is blindsided with a late hit by a Nihon University player in the May 6 game. (Keiji Uesyo/Kyodo News via AP)

TOKYO (AP) — The head coach of a Japanese college football team has denied instructing his players to commit fouls against opponents after footage of a controversial tackle went viral.

SEC visionary: Former Commissioner Mike Slive dies at 77

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2012, file photo, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive talks with reporters during the SEC basketball media day in Hoover, Ala. Slive, the former SEC commissioner who guided the league through a period of unprecedented success and prosperity, died Wednesday, May 16, 2018. He was 77. The Southeastern Conference said Slive died in Birmingham, Ala., where he lived with his wife of 49 years, Liz. The conference didn’t provide the cause of death. Slive retired in 2015 after 13 years as commissioner. He was battling prostate cancer at the time he stepped down. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

With bold vision, keen intellect and a gentle manner, Mike Slive guided the Southeastern Conference to unprecedented success and prosperity in 13 years as commissioner. He pushed for a college football playoff years before others embraced it and was a steadying force during a time of enormous growth and volatility throughout college athletics.

Coastal Carolina likes chances of catcher nailing stealers

FILE - In this June 21, 2016 file photo, Coastal Carolina's Matt Beaird puts down a sacrifice bunt during the third inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game against TCU in Omaha, Neb. Run at your own risk against Beaird. Coastal Carolina's senior catcher has thrown out 22 of 32 would-be base stealers. That's 69 percent. Now consider the major league caught-stealing rate is 27 percent. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Run at your own risk against Matt Beaird: Coastal Carolina’s senior catcher has thrown out 22 of 32 would-be base stealers.

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