Coaching

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2019, file photo, Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway watches during an NCAA college basketball game against Cincinnati in Memphis, Tenn. Former NBA stars Hardaway and Jerry Stackhouse have taken on new challenges with both trying to revive a pair of struggling college basketball programs about 200 miles apart in Tennessee. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)
August 12, 2019 - 10:09 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former NBA stars Penny Hardaway and Jerry Stackhouse have taken on new challenges with both trying to revive a pair of struggling college basketball programs about 200 miles apart along Interstate 40 in Tennessee. Hardaway played 14 seasons in the NBA and is embarking on his...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019, file photo, Ohio State defensive end Chase Young runs a drill during an NCAA college football practice in Columbus, Ohio. The confounding loss to unranked Purdue signaled rock bottom for the Ohio State defense last season. “We definitely don’t dwell on last season,” said defensive end Chase Young, who likely will be in an NFL training camp this time next year. “We had a coaching change, so we put last year in the past and we’re just facing forward, and we’re just trying to move the train.” (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
August 09, 2019 - 11:07 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State defense seemed to hit rock bottom in a confounding loss to unranked Purdue in the eighth game last season. But the weaknesses that led to the 49-20 blowout by the Boilermakers on Oct. 21 were on display most of the season, masked by a high-scoring Buckeyes...
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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) talks with the media prior to Alabama's fall camp fan-day college football scrimmage, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
August 08, 2019 - 11:38 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — It is the year of the veteran quarterback in the Southeastern Conference. Tua Tagovailoa and Jake Fromm are the headliners, but the league is loaded with experienced passers with double-digit starts under their belts at their current school or elsewhere. The SEC has eight...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2013, file photo, former New York Jets quarterback Chad Pennington smiles before the team's NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in East Rutherford, N.J. Pennington, the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year for the Jets in 2006 and for the Dolphins in 2008, is a member of the league’s Legends Youth Advisory Committee, which was launched earlier this year. It guides efforts to grow youth and high school football. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
August 08, 2019 - 12:02 am
Induction week at the Pro Football Hall of Fame wasn't just about the legends of the game. It also was about the kids. High school players. Middle schoolers. Youth teams. Sure, the highest level of the sport is celebrated in Canton, Ohio, each year. Inspiring youngsters to play, educating their...
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Former USA Basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, center, talks with former NBA coach Tom Thibodeau after the U.S. basketball training camp practice Wednesday, Aug 7 2019. Krzyzewski is in Las Vegas for a couple days to show support to new coach Gregg Popovich and his staff as they prepare for the FIBA World Cup in China. (AP Photo/Tim Reynolds)
August 07, 2019 - 3:46 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gregg Popovich somehow only met Mike Krzyzewski for the first time about four years ago, when the two coaching greats saw their paths finally cross when they were together at a USA Basketball event. They're a whole lot closer now. USA Basketball's coaching past was alongside its...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2018, file photo, Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons acknowledges the crowd before the Blue-White spring college football game in State College, Pa. Last year, Parsons put together the greatest freshman season for a linebacker in Penn State’s long history. He says he learned that earning a starting spot takes more than making a bunch of tackles. (Joe Hermitt/PennLive.com via AP)
August 07, 2019 - 1:48 pm
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Micah Parsons could hardly wait to see his face on the massive video board atop Beaver Stadium. He imagined how cool it would be to hear 107,000 fans roar when he was announced as a starting linebacker for Penn State — as a freshman. Parsons rolled into Happy Valley last...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2018, file photo, head coach head coach Gregg Popovich speaks with the media during a training camp for USA Basketball, in Las Vegas. USA Basketball opened training camp Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, for the FIBA World Cup, which starts Aug. 31 in China. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
August 06, 2019 - 3:35 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — USA Basketball coach Gregg Popovich typically has a month of NBA training camp and a half-dozen or so preseason games before he picks a San Antonio team, and then gets a few more months of the regular-season grind to mold those Spurs into playoff shape. These aren't the Spurs...
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Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian works his payers through drills during an NCAA college fall camp fan-day college football scrimmage, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
August 06, 2019 - 1:59 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Steve Sarkisian keeps hitting the jackpot when it comes to quarterbacks and other offensive playmakers. A former USC and Washington head coach, Sarkisian left the Crimson Tide after the national championship game in January 2017 to head to the NFL. He took over an offense...
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton waves to the crowd during a Fan Fest practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
August 06, 2019 - 10:14 am
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Cam Newton's return to game action will have to wait. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Newton and linebacker Luke Kuechly will not play in Thursday night's preseason opener against the Bears in Chicago, adding he's being extra cautious with both players. Newton is working his...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr speaks at a news conference after Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors in Oakland, Calif. Kerr knows that a new era of Warriors basketball is about to begin. He just doesn't know what that means yet. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
August 05, 2019 - 11:28 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr knows that a new era of Warriors basketball is about to begin. He just doesn't know what that means yet. It has been a rough summer for Kerr, whose roster is wildly different following the offseason departures of Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, DeMarcus...
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