Coaching

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden watches the game against the New York Giants during the second half of an NFL football game, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants defeated the Redskins 24-3. Gruden was fired as head coach of the Washington Redskins on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, after an 0-5 start to the sixth season of a tenure that featured only one playoff appearance. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
October 07, 2019 - 11:52 am
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Owner Dan Snyder and President Bruce Allen summoned coach Jay Gruden to the Washington Redskins' facility before dawn Monday to tell him he was being fired. "It was a brief conversation," Allen said. Now comes a longer conversation about the status of the floundering franchise...
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Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden watches play against the New England Patriots during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 07, 2019 - 4:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jay Gruden has been fired as head coach of the Washington Redskins after an 0-5 start to his sixth season. The team announced the move Monday and said offensive line coach Bill Callahan would replace Gruden on an interim basis. Owner Daniel Snyder and team president Bruce Allen...
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October 06, 2019 - 1:39 pm
PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) — Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt has left his post as coach of Greek club Olympiakos two months after announcing he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. In a statement on the club website, Blatt said that "after a long and respectful discussion between the...
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Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne stands on the court in the first half of Game 2 of basketball's WNBA Finals against the Connecticut Sun, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 05, 2019 - 2:28 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Washington Mystics coach Mike Thibault says his team is prepared to play the pivotal Game 3 of the WNBA Finals without league MVP Elena Delle Donne and guard Ariel Atkins. The pair combined for 43 points last week in leading the Mystics to a nine-point opening-game win, but...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, United States coach Jill Ellis, left, watches the players warm-up before the Women's World Cup final soccer match against the Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. The two-time FIFA women's coach of the year will lead the World Cup champions women's national team against South Korea in her final game before retiring on Sunday in Chicago. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
October 05, 2019 - 12:17 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Retiring U.S. Soccer women's national team coach Jill Ellis already knows she'll be emotional on Sunday at Soldier Field. The two-time FIFA women's coach of the year will lead the World Cup champions in the finale of their six-game victory tour when the U.S. team faces South Korea. "...
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Former amateur basketball league director Merl Code leaves federal court after sentencing, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in New York. Code was sentenced to three months in prison for his role in a college basketball bribery scheme that focused on NBA-bound athletes. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 04, 2019 - 10:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An amateur coach was sentenced to three months in prison Friday for his role in a college basketball bribery scheme that sought to steer impressionable NBA-bound athletes toward fledgling money managers and handlers. Merl Code, 45, was sentenced in Manhattan federal court by Judge...
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FILE - In this May 6Nike CEO and President Mark Parker talks at the finish line of a 2 hours marathon, at the Monza Formula One racetrack, Italy, Saturday, May 6, 2017. Parker has found himself at the center of doping scandal that has brought down renown track coach Alberto Salazar, who ran an elite training program bankrolled by the world’s largest sports apparel company. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
October 03, 2019 - 9:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nike CEO Mark Parker’s involvement in a doping scandal that brought down renowned track coach Alberto Salazar raises questions about whether the company _ or Parker _ will face any repercussions. Salazar and a doctor received a four-year ban from the sport from the U.S. Anti-Doping...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2019, file photo, Michigan State's Cassius Winston (5) drives past Minnesota's Dupree McBrayer (1) during the second half of a second round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, in Des Moines, Iowa. Cassius Winston is the unanimous pick for Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year. The vote by media announced Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, was hardly a surprise considering Winston was selected Big Ten Player of the Year last season. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
October 02, 2019 - 2:32 pm
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo had little doubt All-America guard Cassius Winston would return for his senior season rather than jump to the NBA. And it wasn’t just because he needed another year of college ball. “No. 1, I know enough people in the NBA that kind of know where...
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FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2015, file photo, former Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill watches from the sidelines during the first half of the Quick Lane Bowl NCAA college football game against Central Michigan in Detroit. Some of the most experienced head coaches in the Atlantic Coast Conference aren’t exactly coaches anymore. North Carolina, Florida State and Virginia Tech have hired former head coaches to advisory or analytical positions in the past 10 months. The programs benefit from having an extra voice of experience. The ex-coaches themselves see it as a way to stay involved in the sport without having to do any on-field coaching or recruiting. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
October 02, 2019 - 8:15 am
Some of the most experienced head coaches in the Atlantic Coast Conference aren’t exactly coaches anymore. Three schools _ North Carolina, Florida State and Virginia Tech _ have hired former head coaches to advisory or analytical positions in the past 10 months, providing an additional voice of...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, file photo, College Football Hall of Fame inductee London Fletcher, left, and his high school and college coach Mike Moran pose following their surprise reunion and ride on the Goodyear Blimp in Cleveland. It's been an emotional whirlwind lately for Fletcher, who was enshrined last week in the Washington Redskins' Ring of Honor. He'll soon become a member of the College Football Hall of Fame — inducted along with Goodyear's iconic blimp, the first non-player or coach elected. (AP Photo/Phil Long, File)
October 02, 2019 - 6:19 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — London Fletcher looked down and traced his unlikely path to football stardom. From more than 1,000 feet above his hometown, Fletcher gazed out one of the Goodyear Blimp's gondola windows and memories flashed before him. Below, he could see his childhood home on Giddings Road, where...
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