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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2019, file photo, Wofford coach Mike Young yells to his players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Chattanooga in Chattanooga, Tenn. Virginia Tech has hired Young to replace Buzz Williams. The school announced the decision Sunday night, April 7. Young is scheduled to be formally introduced during a news conference Monday morning. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)
April 07, 2019 - 6:55 pm
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech has hired former Wofford men's basketball coach Mike Young to replace Buzz Williams. The school announced the decision Sunday night , just four days after Williams left to take the same job at Texas A&M. Young, a native of Radford, Virginia, about 10 miles...
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Buffalo Sabres head coach Phil Housley, top, Sam Reinhart (23), Zemgus Girgensons (28) and Kyle Okposo (21) react during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
April 07, 2019 - 5:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres' dreadful second-half free-fall left general manager Jason Botterill no choice but to fire coach Phil Housley after his second year on the job. "Today certainly wasn't an easy day, but the results in the second half were just not there. We were very...
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Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) and Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak (81) fight during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 07, 2019 - 3:56 pm
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Tom Wilson tries not to read everything about him on social media. You'd think being on the receiving end of endless tweets and messages that are, well, not suitable for work would be reason enough to skip them. But Wilson can't just ignore it all because sometimes it goes...
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April 07, 2019 - 1:38 pm
Arkansas has hired Nevada's Eric Musselman as its next men's basketball coach. The 54-year-old Musselman led a dramatic turnaround in Reno, leading the Wolf Pack to three NCAA Tournament in four years after a nine-year absence. Nevada reached the Sweet 16 in 2018, but lost in the first round to...
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov (86) scores on Boston Bruins' Tuukka Rask (40) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
April 07, 2019 - 1:11 pm
The team expected to win it all faces an opponent that loaded up for the same thing, the defending champions go up against a playoff newcomer and the wild West is wide open in the quest for the Stanley Cup. The NHL playoffs open Wednesday when the Presidents' Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning host...
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Calgary Flames forward Derek Ryan (10) celebrates his goal with teammates against the Los Angeles Kings during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, April 1, 2019, in Los Angeles. Flames won 7-2. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
April 07, 2019 - 12:49 pm
Whenever Eric Desjardins reunites with his 1993 Montreal Canadiens teammates, the topic of Canada's ongoing Stanley Cup drought doesn't come up in conversation. "We don't see it that way. Canadian team, American team, it's just that we were part of the NHL," the former star defenseman said. "Sure,...
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Florida Panthers Head coach Bob Boughner watches a replay during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Sunrise, Fla. The Devils defeated the Panthers 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
April 07, 2019 - 11:18 am
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Bob Boughner has become the latest coach to pay for Florida's almost-annual inability to reach the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Panthers fired Boughner on Sunday, ending his two-year tenure with the team with one year remaining on his contract. The Panthers didn't make the...
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Former Indiana men's basketball coach Bob Knight sits in the press box at Bart Kaufman Field during Indiana's baseball game against Penn State in Bloomington, Ind., Saturday, April 6, 2019. Knight made his first public appearance on campus since he was fired almost 19 years ago. The Big Ten Network was broadcasting the game when Knight made the impromptu golf cart ride to the field. (Alexis Oser/The Herald-Times via AP)
April 06, 2019 - 8:34 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Bob Knight returned to Indiana University on Saturday, the former basketball coach's first public appearance on campus since he was fired almost 19 years ago. Knight returned to watch the Hoosiers' baseball game against Penn State from the press box. The Big Ten Network was...
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April 05, 2019 - 1:21 pm
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Holton Hill has been suspended for the first four games of the season for violating NFL policy on performance-enhancing drugs. The league announced the punishment on Friday for Hill, who had a promising rookie year with extensive playing time while...
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold models the NFL football team's new "Gotham green" uniform Thursday, April 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 04, 2019 - 11:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New colors, a tweaked logo, flashy uniforms and fired-up fans and players. The New York Jets are the latest NFL franchise to switch up their playbooks and call for a major rebranding, with the team's revamped look unveiled Thursday night during a launch party at a midtown Manhattan...
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