Sports team management changes

FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo, Joe Tsai speaks to reporters during a news conference before a WNBA exhibition basketball game between the New York Liberty and China in New York. The Brooklyn Nets have a new owner and a new CEO. Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai completed his purchase of the team and Barclays Center on Wednesday,Sept. 18, 2019, then announced that he had hired former Turner Broadcasting President David Levy to oversee both. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
September 18, 2019 - 11:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have a new owner and a new CEO. Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai completed his purchase of the team and Barclays Center on Wednesday, then announced that he had hired former Turner Broadcasting President David Levy to oversee both. Tsai's purchase of the Nets was...
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Kansas State head coach Chris Klieman cheers on his players during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Bowling Green Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
September 12, 2019 - 12:02 pm
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State rolled past Nicholls to begin Chris Klieman's tenure with the Wildcats in style, then trounced Bowling Green last weekend to keep the momentum going. Time for the first big test of the season. The Wildcats head to Mississippi State for a Big 12-SEC showdown on...
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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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FILE - At left, in a May 22, 2019, file photo, Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy smiles during NFL football practice in Lake Forest, Ill. At right, in an Aug. 8, 2019, file photo, Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur walks onto the field before an NFL preseason football game against the Houston Texans, in Green Bay, Wis. The NFL's most ancient rivals open the league's 100th season with a flipped script: A year after the Bears went to Green Bay to open the season with a new look under coach Matt Nagy, the Packers are trying to do the same at Chicago under coach Matt LaFleur, a drastic change for quarterback Aaron Rodgers going against Khalil Mack and the Bears' defense. (AP Photo/File)
September 04, 2019 - 7:37 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The NFL's oldest rivalry takes on a different look to open the league's 100th season. It's a role reversal for the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. A year after new coach Matt Nagy took quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears to Lambeau Field to kick off the season, the...
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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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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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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2019, file photo, Liberty head coach Hugh Freeze attends an NCAA college football practice in Lynchburg, Va. Freeze still does not know if he will be on the sidelines for his debut with the Flames against No. 22 Syracuse, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. Freeze had back surgery on Aug. 16 and has been staying in a hotel near campus because he is not allowed to climb steps, including at his home. (Taylor Irby/The News & Advance via AP, File)
August 26, 2019 - 2:36 pm
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — New Liberty coach Hugh Freeze still doesn't know if he will be on the sidelines for his debut with the Flames against No. 22 Syracuse Saturday night. Right now, he's not even on the field. He is helping to run practices from a hotel room. Freeze had back surgery on Aug. 16 and...
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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 - This combination of file photos shows new Kansas football coach Les Miles, left, at an NCAA college football news conference in Lawrence, Kan., Nov. 18, 2018, and Chris Klieman introduced as the 35th Kansas State head football coach in Manhattan, Kan., Dec. 12, 2018. The two schools took vastly different approaches to hiring new head coaches. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
August 21, 2019 - 2:20 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — About the only thing the football programs at Kansas and Kansas State have had in common much of the past three decades is the often desolate stretch of Interstate 70 that connects them. The Jayhawks have the proud tradition of John Riggins and Gale Sayers, yet recent success...
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