Coaching

DELETES REFERENCE TO OUDIN BEATING THREE OTHER SEEDED PLAYERS ALONG THE WAY - Retired tennis player Melanie Oudin coaches young players at Windward Lake Club, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in Alpharetta, Ga. In 2009, Oudin pulled off four upsets at the U.S. Open, including against Maria Sharapova, to become the youngest quarterfinalist at Flushing Meadows since Serena Williams in 1999. (AP Photo/John Amis)
September 05, 2019 - 7:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, Melanie Oudin says with a laugh, she still has the shoes. If you followed tennis at all in 2009 or watched even a bit of that year's U.S. Open, you know the ones: size 9½, pink-and-yellow, with the word "BELIEVE" in all caps on the heel. And you know Oudin (oo-DAN'): a 5-foot-6...
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FILE - In this Sept. 31, 2019, file photo, Southern California quarterback Kedon Slovis is shown during an NCAA college football game against Fresno State, in Los Angeles. Slovis couldn't believe he woke up last Sunday as Southern California's starting quarterback. With J.T. Daniels out for the season, the freshman backup is improbably in charge when the Trojans face No. 23 Stanford's tough defense. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)
September 04, 2019 - 4:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kedon Slovis enrolled early at Southern California this year as an unheralded recruit expected to provide quarterback depth in the seasons ahead. Slovis quietly wanted a whole lot more for himself, and he wanted it to happen a whole lot quicker. He never imagined it quite this...
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Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, right, runs up field as teammate Nicholas Petit-Frere, left, blocks Florida Atlantic defensive end Tim Bonner during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State beat Florida Atlantic 45-21. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
September 03, 2019 - 1:40 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Justin Fields accounted for five touchdowns in his debut as Ohio State's starting quarterback, but his coach's favorite play was when the sophomore scrambled out of the pocket and threw the ball out of bounds to avoid a sack in the second quarter. That showed that the Georgia...
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United States' coach Gregg Popovich briefs the team before a Group E match against Czech Republic for the FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. U.S. defeats Czech Republic 88-67. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 02, 2019 - 12:12 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Will Voigt epitomizes how basketball is a global game. The coach of Angola's national team at this World Cup speaks no fewer than six languages and doesn't regularly get his mail because he's hardly ever near Idaho — the place he currently calls home. He grew up in Vermont, went to...
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Ohio State defenders Baron Browning, top, and Jashon Cornell, tackle Florida Atlantic receiver Willie Wright during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
September 01, 2019 - 1:20 pm
To fix a defense that statistically was the worst in Ohio State history, new coach Ryan Day went to the wedding planners' playbook: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. There are much tougher tests to come for the fifth-ranked Buckeyes. But against Florida Atlantic, the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, center, speaks with linebackers coach Brian Flores, left, and defensive line coach Brendan Daly during an NFL football team practice, in Foxborough, Mass. Flores is now the head coach of the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins hired Flores even though the Patriots’ Way hasn’t worked elsewhere. While Belichick owns a record six Super Bowl championship rings, his former New England assistants have combined for one playoff victory as head coaches. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
August 31, 2019 - 3:37 pm
MIAMI (AP) — On a sweltering August morning early in training camp, Miami Dolphins first-year coach Brian Flores made a mistake. It was a mental lapse involving the defense, the sort of thing he rails against every day. And so Flores did what his players do as punishment in such situations,...
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U.S head coach Gregg Popovich talks to player in a time-out during their exhibition basketball game in Melbourne, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
August 29, 2019 - 1:00 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — Even now, U.S coach Gregg Popovich remains a military man. Nearly a half-century after his graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy, it hasn't been uncommon in recent San Antonio Spurs offseasons for Popovich to return for workouts on the wooded trails of that campus in Colorado...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 file photo, Michigan defensive back Myles Sims (6) watches from the sideline in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Penn State in Ann Arbor, Mich. With the college football season set to start for most teams this weekend, the NCAA has been handing down rulings left and right in waiver cases involving transfers seeking immediate eligibility. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)
August 28, 2019 - 3:47 pm
With the college football season set to start for most teams this weekend, the NCAA has been handing down rulings left and right in waiver cases involving transfers seeking immediate eligibility. Tennessee and Iowa got good news on a couple of high-profile players. Georgia Tech got one of its two...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, file photo, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck speaks during a news conference following the team's NFL preseason football game against the Chicago Bears, in Indianapolis. The Colts launch into the post-Luck era with his successor on the bench. Coach Frank Reich plans to sit Jacoby Brissett against the Bengals on Thursday night, the Colts’ first game since Andrew Luck announced his retirement. Either Phillip Walker or Chad Kelly will start, competing for the No. 2 job. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
August 28, 2019 - 2:06 pm
The Indianapolis Colts launch into the post-Luck era with his successor on the bench. Coach Frank Reich plans to sit Jacoby Brissett against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night, the Colts' first game since Andrew Luck announced his retirement. Either Phillip Walker or Chad Kelly will start,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019, file photo, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day talks with players during NCAA college football practice, in Columbus, Ohio. Day is taking over a program that went 83-9 in seven seasons under Meyer. The Buckeyes hardly needed a makeover and Day has not felt compelled to put his so-called stamp on Ohio State as he transitioned from offensive coordinator to head coach. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
August 28, 2019 - 10:24 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The head coach's office at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center is right off the locker room. A player could step out of one and right into the other. To encourage the Buckeyes to do just that, Ryan Day made a few changes to the space since taking over for Urban Meyer. The area...
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