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St. Augustine's University fires longtime track coach

Jul. 1, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — George Williams, longtime track and field coach at St. Augustine’s College and a former coach with the U.S. Olympic team, has been fired, his attorney said Wednesday. Nicholas Sanservino Jr., the attorney representing Williams, released a statement confirming that the...

Louisiana-Monroe signs football coach to 2-year extension

Jun. 26, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Louisiana-Monroe has signed its football coach to a 2-year contract extension that keeps him with the Warhawks through the 2022 season. Athletics Director Scott McDonald said, in a news release, that the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System approved the new deal...

Titans lure Birch from NFL office, add 2 other executives

Jun. 25, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have lured Adolpho Birch away from the NFL office to join their front office and hired two other new executives. The Titans announced Thursday that Birch is their new senior vice president for business affairs and chief legal officer. Birch spent the past 24...

Knicks hire Wesley as executive VP, seek July coach decision

Jun. 24, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — William Wesley, known for his connections throughout basketball, has joined the New York Knicks as executive vice president/senior basketball adviser. A decision on a coach could be next, with the Knicks hoping by the end of July. New president Leon Rose announced the hiring of...

FILE - In this March 24, 2019, file photo, Detroit Lions owner and chairwoman Martha Firestone Ford, right, along with daughter Sheila Hamp, arrives at the annual NFL owners meetings in Phoenix. Martha Firestone Ford is stepping down as principal owner of the Detroit Lions. The Lions announced Tuesday, June 23, 2020, that Ford's daughter, Sheila Ford Hamp, is taking over as the team's principal owner and chairman. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)

Ford stepping down as Lions owner, daughter taking over

Jun. 23, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Sheila Ford Hamp went to visit with NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle in 1973 after being part of the first class of women who went to Yale as freshmen and graduated. She told him all she ever wanted to do was work for the league. As the daughter of the Detroit Lions’ owner, she had...

Recent Kansas editorials

Jun. 23, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

The Topeka Capital-Journal, June 22 Coaches at the University of Kansas and Kansas State University have signed statements declaring Election Day a mandatory day off for athletes, ensuring no practice or competition will interfere with getting student athletes to the polls in November. The coaches made the move...

FILE - In this June 27, 2014, file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder vice president and assistant general manager Troy Weaver, left, holds a jersey with forward Josh Huestis as Huestis is introduced during a news conference in Oklahoma City. The Detroit Pistons hired former Oklahoma City Thunder executive Troy Weaver as their new general manager Thursday, June 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Timing now right as Weaver takes over as Detroit's GM

Jun. 22, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The timing eventually worked out for Troy Weaver and the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons introduced Weaver as their new general manager on a video conference Monday. The former Oklahoma City Thunder executive joins a Detroit team that was interested in him previously — and he takes over...

North Carolina A&T names Will Jones men's basketball coach

Jun. 18, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Will Jones' 19-game stint as North Carolina A&T's interim men's basketball coach not only earned him Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference coach of the year honors, but also the full-time job. The school made the announcement Thursday. The Aggies were 14-5 under Jones last year. He...

Detroit Pistons hire Thunder executive Troy Weaver as new GM

Jun. 18, 2020 11:36 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons hired former Oklahoma City Thunder executive Troy Weaver as their new general manager Thursday. The 52-year-old Weaver spent the past 12 seasons with the Thunder, including three-plus years as vice president of basketball operations. He served eight seasons as vice...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Snow walks the sideline in an NCAA college football game against West Virginia in Waco, Texas. Carolina Panthers new defensive coordinator Phil Snow has a monumental task ahead of him, returning the once proud Carolina defense to among the best in the league without retired linebacker Luke Kuechly. Carolina's defense is coming off a season in which they allowed 29.4 points per game, the second-most in the league.  (AP Photo/Jerry Larson, File)

Snow faces huge task restoring once-proud Panthers defense

Jun. 17, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers new defensive coordinator Phil Snow is well aware of the big challenge ahead. The energetic 64-year-old Snow is tasked with rebuilding a once-proud defense that sustained an enormous falloff last year allowing 29.4 points per game — second most in the NFL....