Top 25 Podcast: Texas HS hires Art Briles … Why?

Sports 05/29/19, 13:02

Former Baylor coach Art Briles has returned to coaching football in the United States, landing a gig at a mid-sized East Texas high school.The hiring of Briles by the Mount Vernon Independent School District was surprising to many. On the latest edition of the AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, ...

Marv Lewis joins football staff at Arizona State as adviser

Football 05/28/19, 14:33

Former Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is joining Arizona State coach Herm Edwards' staff as a special adviser.The school announced the hiring on Tuesday. Lewis spent 16 seasons coaching the Bengals and is the franchise's all-time wins leader with 131. He led Cincinnati to seven playoff appearances, including five straight ...

On the rebound: coaches Cassidy, Berube in Stanley Cup Final

Hockey 05/25/19, 12:08

Bruce Cassidy has come a long way from writing his first NHL practice plan on a napkin.Craig Berube hasn't changed a bit from the moment he was fired from his first NHL head coaching job.Two roads diverged in a crazy world of hockey and brought them to this Stanley Cup ...

Texas high school hires former Baylor coach Art Briles

Sports 05/24/19, 19:28

Art Briles, the former Baylor football coach who was fired three years ago amid a sexual assault scandal at the Baptist school, has been hired to lead an East Texas high school program. Mount Vernon superintendent Jason McCullough announced Friday the board of trustees had approved a two-year contract with Briles, ...

Jets’ Gase: There was no power struggle with Maccagnan

Football 05/20/19, 15:04

New York Jets coach Adam Gase disagrees with the perception that there was a power struggle between him and Mike Maccagnan, which resulted in the general manager being fired last week.Speaking to reporters briefly at the team facility Monday, Gase says the new general manager will have control of the ...

Ralph Krueger returns to NHL as Sabres coach

Hockey 05/15/19, 11:41

Ralph Krueger changed his mind on returning to coaching in the NHL just in time to give the Buffalo Sabres the experience they wanted behind the bench.Krueger was named Sabres coach on Wednesday after spending the past five years as chairman of English Premier League soccer club Southampton FC. Krueger ...

source: Sabres hire Ralph Krueger as coach

Sports 05/14/19, 22:26

The Buffalo Sabres are hoping Ralph Krueger can turn around the once-proud franchise in the midst of an eight-year playoff drought.A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that the Sabres have hired Krueger as coach. The person spoke to the AP on Tuesday night on condition of ...

Russian anti-doping head demands purge of track federation

Sports 05/13/19, 15:01

The entire management and coaching staff of Russia's athletics federation should be removed from their posts, the CEO of the country's anti-doping agency demanded on Monday.In a bid to end a years-long stalemate over drug use which has led to many Russian stars being barred from major athletics events, Yuri ...

Longtime NFL coach Gunther Cunningham dies at 72

Sports 05/13/19, 12:08

Gunther Cunningham's life would have been vastly different had his family not emigrated from postwar Germany, settling in California when he was a young boy.For one thing, he almost certainly never would have dedicated his life to football.Yet Cunningham would go to spend more than five decades in the game, ...

Source: Lakers to interview Vogel for coaching job

Basketball 05/09/19, 18:38

The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to quickly rebound in their head coaching search after failing to land Tyronn Lue.A person familiar with the search said former Indiana and Orlando coach Frank Vogel will be interviewed for the opening. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity ...

NBA commissioner Silver wants more female refs _ and coaches

Sports 05/09/19, 17:05

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants half of all new referees joining the league to be women — and he would like to see teams hire female coaches, too.In an appearance Thursday for The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., Silver said two of the past five refs added from the developmental ...

3 Clemson stars highlight Raiders rookie class

Football 05/03/19, 18:00

Coach Jon Gruden has already altered one aspect of rookie minicamp for the Oakland Raiders based on what the team did in the draft.Gruden said the coaching staff will don Clemson shirts on the final day of the weekend minicamp in homage to the three draft picks from the national-champion ...

Suns tap 76ers assistant Monty Williams as new coach

Basketball 05/03/19, 11:51

Philadelphia 76ers assistant Monty Williams will be the new coach of the Phoenix Suns, replacing Igor Kokoskov, who was fired last week after one disappointing season.The Suns announced Friday that they had come to terms with Williams, who will join Phoenix after the 76ers complete their run in the NBA ...

Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes diagnosed with cancer

Health 04/19/19, 17:04

Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes has been diagnosed with an undisclosed form of cancer that was discovered after a recent emergency appendectomy.Hughes said in a video released by the team Friday that a treatment plan is still being finalized by doctors at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle but that he ...

Rookie coaches enjoying chess match that comes in playoffs

Sports 04/19/19, 15:40

Rod Brind'Amour does not think what he is doing is anything special. Brind'Amour not only has the Carolina Hurricanes in the playoffs in his first season as coach but has made the necessary adjustments to tie their series against the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals at two games apiece. Along ...

St. John’s hires Mike Anderson as basketball coach

Sports 04/19/19, 12:17

Mike Anderson is getting another chance at St. John's.Anderson was hired as Red Storm coach on Friday after he was fired by Arkansas last month. He also had head coaching stints at Missouri and UAB before leading the Razorbacks to five postseason appearances and a 169-102 record in eight seasons."Coach ...

Plenty of coaching changes around SEC during offseason

Football 04/19/19, 11:35

There has been plenty of coaching turnover in the Southeastern Conference this offseason, just not involving any head coaches.This will be the first year since 2006 that the SEC begins a season with no new head coaches. But despite the continuity at the top, there has been nearly a 40 ...

UNC’s Hatchell resigns after findings from program review

Sports 04/19/19, 00:12

North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell resigned Thursday after an external review found she had made "racially insensitive" comments and applied "undue influence" regarding players' ability to compete through medical issues.The school issued a release late Thursday announcing the Hall of Famer's resignation and findings from the review by ...

Flyers turn to winner Vigneault to snap championship drought

Hockey 04/18/19, 15:52

The Tampa Bay Lightning team that just flamed out in the first round of the playoffs is dotted with former New York Rangers who played in the 2014 Stanley Cup Final:Ryan Callahan, Ryan McDonagh, Dan Girardi, Anton Stralman, J.T. Miller all helped the Rangers to get within three wins of ...

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