Coaching

Texas Tech coach Chris Beard, left, talks about Jarrett Culver, right, who declared to enter the NBA basketball draft during a news conference, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Lubbock, Texas. (Brad Tollefson/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP)
April 29, 2019 - 11:04 am
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has made Chris Beard one of the nation's top-paid coaches in college basketball after he led the Red Raiders to their first national championship game. Beard, the AP national coach of the year, got a new contract Monday that will pay him an average of $4.575 million...
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Arizona Cardinals NFL football quarterback Kyler Murray is introduced, Friday, April 26, 2019, at the Cardinals' practice facility in Tempe, Ariz. Murray was the first overall pick in the 2019 NFL Football draft. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 26, 2019 - 7:05 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyler Murray met Kliff Kingsbury as a 15-year-old high school quarterback in Allen, Texas. Kingsbury recruited Murray when he was the offensive coordinator at Texas A&M and remained in touch with the talented quarterback as the coach at Texas Tech, even though he played for...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2017, file photo, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney celebrates defeating Alabama 35-31 in the NCAA college football playoff championship game, in Tampa, Fla. Swinney has agreed to the biggest contract in college football history, paying him $92 million over the next 10 years. Trustees approved the contract Friday, April 26, 2019, which runs through 2028. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
April 26, 2019 - 12:09 pm
Two national titles in three years have helped earn Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney the biggest contract in college football history. University trustees approved the 10 year, $92 million deal Friday. It runs through 2028 and includes two new clauses to make sure Swinney stays with the Tigers...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file photo, Duke forward Zion Williamson warms up before the start of an NCAA men's East Regional final college basketball game against Michigan State, in Washington. The player widely projected to be the NBA draft’s top overall pick came up at a college basketball corruption trial as jurors heard a recording of a Clemson coach who seemed eager for help recruiting him. The charismatic Zion Williamson played one year at Duke before entering the draft scheduled for June. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 25, 2019 - 2:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The player widely projected to be the NBA draft's top overall pick came up at a college basketball corruption trial Thursday as jurors heard a recording of a Clemson coach who seemed eager for help from an aspiring agent. The charismatic Zion Williamson played one year at Duke...
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April 24, 2019 - 3:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A key prosecution witness at a trial highlighting corruption in college basketball testified for a second day Wednesday about money he paid to college football players to secure them as clients as he described how vulnerable young athletes become prey for vulture-like agents and...
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Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella works with the team during the third period of Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 24, 2019 - 11:49 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Tortorella was being battered on social media a month or so ago by doubters who thought his act had gotten stale in Columbus. The 60-year-old Tortorella, the argument went, was having trouble getting his message across to a team that had loaded up with new talent at the...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans. The Sacramento Kings have hired Luke Walton as their coach just days after he parted ways with the Los Angeles Lakers following three losing seasons. The Kings announced Monday, April 15, 2019, that Walton will replace Dave Joerger. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman, File)
April 23, 2019 - 8:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — New Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton has been accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit by a former sports reporter. "I thought he was going to rape me," Kelli Tennant said at a news conference Tuesday, one day after TMZ reported that she was suing Walton. Tennant alleges that...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans. The Sacramento Kings have hired Luke Walton as their coach just days after he parted ways with the Los Angeles Lakers following three losing seasons. The Kings announced Monday, April 15, 2019, that Walton will replace Dave Joerger. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman, File)
April 23, 2019 - 5:46 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit that accuses Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton of sexual assault (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A former sports reporter who is suing Luke Walton for sexual assault says the new Sacramento Kings coach held her down, kissed and groped her in a hotel...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, Christian Dawkins arrives at federal court in New York. A prosecutor says greed led a fledgling manager of basketball players to bribe college coaches but defense lawyers say it was all an FBI setup. The characterizations came during opening statements Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in the second trial to result from a prosecution that has exposed a seedy side of college basketball recruitment. On trial are business manager Christian Dawkins and ex-amateur league director Merl Code. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 23, 2019 - 11:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A scandal in which college basketball coaches were bribed to steer NBA-bound players to favored agents and money managers was motivated by greed, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday — before defense lawyers criticized the case as an FBI-led setup. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eli Mark said...
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April 22, 2019 - 10:50 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have fired coach Igor Kokoskov after one season. The team announced Kokoskov's firing in a statement Monday night. A longtime NBA assistant, Kokoskov was the first European-born head coach in NBA history when Phoenix hired him to replace interim coach Jay Triano in...
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