Coaching

FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, in Washington. The wife of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died. She was 67. The Spurs confirmed Erin Popovich's death Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The team didn't provide further details. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
April 19, 2018 - 8:27 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died. She was 67. The Spurs confirmed Erin Popovich's death Wednesday. The team didn't provide further details. "We mourn the loss of Erin," Spurs general manager RC Buford said in a team statement. "She was a strong,...
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April 16, 2018 - 11:36 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A rooster was thrown onto the field in Russia's second-tier soccer league as an apparent act of homophobic abuse against a coach. Footage from Sunday's game between Fakel Voronezh and Luch-Energiya Vladivostok shows a fan picking up the apparently distressed bird, taking it to the...
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FILE - In this June 20, 1999, file photo, Dallas Stars coach Ken Hitchcock hoists the Stanley Cup after the Stars defeated the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 in triple overtime in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals in Buffalo, N.Y. Stars coach Ken Hitchcock is retiring, ending a 22-year career as the third-winningest coach in NHL history. Hitchcock will become a consultant for the team he led to its only Stanley Cup championship in 1999. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
April 13, 2018 - 3:39 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ken Hitchcock wasn't sure how long he would coach the Dallas Stars the second time around after 15 years away. Turned out to be one season. The coach who led Dallas to its only Stanley Cup championship retired Friday, ending a 22-year career as the third-winningest coach in NHL...
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April 13, 2018 - 3:10 pm
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — St. Cloud State has hired Brett Larson, an assistant coach for national champion Minnesota-Duluth, as its hockey coach. Larson takes over a program that was a national power under Bob Motzko, who last month took the top job at Minnesota. Larson, a Duluth native, played at...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2018, file photo, Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford is shown during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, in Boston. The Hornets have fired coach Steve Clifford after the team failed to reach the playoffs for the third time in the last four seasons. The move comes after a meeting with new general manager Mitch Kupchak on Friday, April 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 13, 2018 - 1:58 pm
First the general manager, now the coach. In another move aimed at getting the Charlotte Hornets on track, majority owner Michael Jordan fired coach Steve Clifford on Friday after the team went 36-46 and failed to reach the playoffs for the third time in the last four seasons. Clifford had a year...
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April 12, 2018 - 10:28 pm
BASEBALL COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE — Suspended Boston RHP Joe Kelly six games and N.Y. Yankees 1B Tyler Austin five games, pending appeals, for their parts in a bench-clearing incident during Wednesday's game. American League BOSTON RED SOX — Placed LHP Bobby Poyner on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP...
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April 12, 2018 - 8:15 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former Texas-Arlington coach Scott Cross has joined TCU as an assistant coach. Horned Frogs coach Jamie Dixon announced Cross' hiring Thursday. TCU, which this season went to its first NCAA Tournament since 1998, had a staff opening after assistant David Patrick left last...
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April 12, 2018 - 7:28 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State coach Kevin Keatts is recovering from knee surgery. Athletics spokesman Fred Demarest said Keatts needed the procedure Thursday to repair a torn right patellar tendon suffered Wednesday. Demarest said the surgery was successful and Keatts was resting at...
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April 12, 2018 - 7:22 pm
Clemson has turned to former Florida coach Amanda Butler to turn around its troubled women's basketball program. Athletic spokesman Joe Galbraith said the school's Board of Trustees approved a four-year contract Thursday. He said financial terms of the deal were not immediately available. Butler...
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April 12, 2018 - 6:58 pm
BASEBALL COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE — Suspended Boston RHP Joe Kelly six games and N.Y. Yankees 1B Tyler Austin five games, pending appeals, for their parts in a bench-clearing incident during Wednesday's game. American League BOSTON RED SOX — Placed LHP Bobby Poyner on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP...
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