Coaching

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo, United States' Kemba Walker is shown during the second half of an exhibition basketball game against Spain in Anaheim, Calif. The Boston Celtics will have at least three and possibly four players on the final 12-man roster that USA Basketball will take to China next week for the FIBA World Cup. So these Team USA practices have been a get-to-know-you bonus of sorts for new Celtics guard Kemba Walker and Boston teammates Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 28, 2019 - 10:08 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — It is gold or bust for U.S. as the two-time defending World Cup champions try to become the first nation to win three straight. Serbia, Spain and Greece are among the top teams that won't make it easy for the Americans. The tournament starts Saturday and there will be two teams...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2019, file photo, Clemson players huddle before the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama, in Santa Clara, Calif. For the first time, the defending national champion Tigers are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
August 26, 2019 - 11:43 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson fans should get used to seeing several new faces on defense this season, especially up front. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said some of the competition to replace the seven vacancies from last year's national championship squad is so tight "we don't know who's going to run...
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CORRECTS TO UPDATE WILSON IS LOST FOR THE SEASON - FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2019, file photo, North Dakota State running back Seth Wilson is wrapped up by Eastern Washington defensive back Nzuzi Webster (6), defensive back Anfernee Gurley, right, and linebacker Chris Ojoh (58) during the first half of the FCS championship NCAA college football game in Frisco, Texas. Wilson averaged more yards per carry last year than any other regular back and was expected to play a key role until he was lost for the season to knee injury for a team that is already replacing eight players on offense and seven on defenses. Despite all the holes to fill, the defending FCS champs are is ranked No. 1 in a preseason poll of FCS coaches. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter, File)
August 26, 2019 - 2:24 pm
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The most dominant team in the history of the Football Championship Subdivision has had turnovers in so many places — head coach, assistant coaches, quarterback and nearly 70% of its starting lineup. It would seem that this year's playoff might be more than the race for second...
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In this Aug. 5, 2019, photo, head coach Art Briles instructs his team during a practice at Mount Vernon High Schoo in Mount Vernon, Texas. Most of the town’s residents knew nothing about the possibility of Briles becoming coach until the school board unanimously approved his hiring in a special meeting on the Friday night going into Memorial Day weekend. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
August 26, 2019 - 10:47 am
MOUNT VERNON, Texas (AP) — In a small East Texas community, a few blocks from a quaint town square, Art Briles is coaching football again on American soil. He is some 200 miles and seemingly a lifetime away from Baylor, the school he led to the doorstep of the College Football Playoff five years...
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Florida players celebrate after defeating Miami 24-20 in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
August 25, 2019 - 1:18 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Defense has been Florida's identity for a dozen or so years, with the team developing more talent on that side of the ball and watching one successful coordinator after another leave for head coaching jobs. Once considered a fluke, it has become a foundation. And after another...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams, left, talks with chair umpire Carlos Ramos during the women's final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament against Naomi Osaka, of Japan, in New York. The indelible image from last year's U.S. Open does not involve anyone holding a trophy or making a particularly remarkable shot. It will be Williams pointing a finger at Ramos as she insisted he owed her an apology. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 25, 2019 - 12:52 pm
As the start of the 2019 U.S. Open approaches, the indelible image from last year's tournament does not involve a particularly remarkable shot or a champion holding a trophy. Instead, it is, and likely forever will remain, Serena Williams pointing her index finger at chair umpire Carlos Ramos while...
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August 25, 2019 - 10:08 am
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — In a story Aug. 23 about the many football players and coaches named Miles at Kansas and elsewhere, The Associated Press reported erroneously Trent Miles' job status. He is a former, not current, coach at Georgia State. The current coach is Shawn Elliott. A corrected version...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2019, file photo, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney kisses the championship trophy after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama, in Santa Clara, Calif. Clemson beat Alabama 44-16. For the first time, the defending national champion Tigers are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
August 25, 2019 - 8:08 am
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney knows how to draw a crowd. Hold one, too. Whether he is out running errands in Clemson, watching his sons play high school football a few years back, taking batting practice at St. Louis Cardinals camp or smiling in front of packs of TV cameras, the...
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) receives attention on the sideline after an injury in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 24, 2019 - 12:10 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he expects injured quarterback Cam Newton to return to practice "pretty soon," without giving a timetable. Rivera remains "cautiously optimistic" that Newton, who remains in a walking boot, will be ready for the Sept. 8 regular season opener...
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David Fox, from left, with his sons Dewey and Jimmy put their hands together as they wrap up practicing baseball at a nearby baseball field in northeast Washington, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. David Fox and his wife, Mary Ann, have a rule for their sons, 11-year-old Dewey and 8-year-old Jimmy: They have to play a team sport. The kids get to choose which one. Dewey tried soccer and Jimmy had a go at flag football, but every spring and fall, their first choice is baseball. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
August 23, 2019 - 2:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — David Fox and his wife, Mary Ann, have a rule for their sons, 11-year-old Dewey and 8-year-old Jimmy: They have to play a team sport. The kids get to choose which one. Dewey tried soccer and Jimmy had a go at flag football, but for them, nothing compares to baseball. "They always...
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