Pac-12 reprimands officials over Wisconsin-Arizona State game ending

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Pac-12 Conference game officials who presided over a controversial finish to this weekend's Wisconsin-Arizona State football contest were reprimanded Monday.

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Head of Pac-12 refs resigns under fire

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., April 4 (UPI) -- The Pacific-12 Conference announced Thursday the league's head of basketball officials had resigned due to controversial comments he made last month.

Big Ten, Pac-12 to collaborate more

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences said Wednesday they are moving into a closer collaboration including a preseason football game at the Rose Bowl.
USC's Kiffin fined, player suspended

USC's Kiffin fined, player suspended

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- University of Southern California head football Coach Lane Kiffin was fined for making critical comments about officiating, the Pac-12 said Monday.

Pac-12 suspends 10 players for fight

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The Pac-12 Conference announced Friday that 10 players had been suspended following an on-field fight during Thursday's Arizona-UCLA game in Tucson.

Pac-12 to stand pat at a dozen

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The leaders of the Pac-12 said late Tuesday they had decided not to expand beyond their current dozen schools.

Pac-12 launches new cable TV networks

NEW YORK, July 27 (UPI) -- The Pac-12 Conference inaugurated a package of seven new TV sports networks Wednesday in New York, boasting agreements with major cable operators.

Pac-12 inks TV deal with ESPN, Fox

PHOENIX, May 4 (UPI) -- The Pac-12 Conference said Wednesday it has signed a rich television rights deal with ESPN and Fox Sports and also will start its own TV network.

Pac-10 Conference to be called Pac-12

NEW YORK, July 27 (UPI) -- The Pac-10 Conference will be known as the Pac-12 starting with the 2011-12 season, with the addition of two new teams, conference officials said Tuesday.

Pac-10 considers expanding

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The Pac-10 Conference is seriously considering expansion, Commissioner Larry Scott said Tuesday.

VA to ease rules on PTSD

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Regulations proposed by the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department would lower the burden of proof for non-combat vets claiming post-traumatic stress disorder.

Allaster named CEO of WTA Tour

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 13 (UPI) -- Stacey Allaster was named Monday chairman and chief executive officer of the WTA Tour.

WTA Tour head to be PAC-10 commissioner

MIAMI, March 24 (UPI) -- Larry Scott announced Tuesday he will resign as head of the WTA Tour to become commissioner of the Pac-10 Conference July 1.
No. 1-ranked Henin retires from tennis

No. 1-ranked Henin retires from tennis

LIMELETTE, Belgium, May 14 (UPI) -- Justin Henin, the world No. 1-ranked women's tennis player, said in her native Belgium Wednesday she is immediately retiring from competitive tennis.

WTA introduces plan to help women players

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The Women's Tennis Association has instituted an initiative designed to enhance player safety, health and well-being.

Report: Hingis to fight drug allegation

LONDON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis has decided to challenge an allegedly positive drug test, a report says.

Hingis retires amid drug investigation

GLATTBRUGG, Switzerland, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Former world No. 1 women's tennis player Martina Hingis admitted she is under investigation after testing positive for cocaine use at this year's Wimbledon.

Williams sisters have a beef with the WTA

LOS ANGELES, March 29 (UPI) -- Richard Williams threatened legal action against the Women's Tennis Association if his daughters are forced to play at Indian Wells, Calif., in the future.

Changes to come in women's tennis

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The Web site of the women's tennis tour reported Sunday that a committee has been formed to address the issue of player withdrawals next year. The WTA noted that top player withdrawals in women's tennis have reached an all-time high this year and that mor

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WTA names Larry Scott CEO

MIAMI, March 29 (UPI) -- Larry Scott, who had spent the last 11 years on the ATP Tour, Saturday was introduced as the new chairman of the WTA Tour.

Pipe bombs found in Texas, Colorado

OMAHA, May 7 (UPI) -- The pipe bomb scare continued to move West Tuesday with the discovery of a pipe bomb in near Amarillo, Texas, a day after two were found in Colorado mailboxes. "A device was found in a rural mailbox near Amarillo about 11:30 p.m. last night," said Bureau