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Michigan hires Juwan Howard as basketball coach

May. 22, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Juwan Howard is coming back to Michigan. The former member of the Fab Five agreed to a five-year deal, which will pay him $2 million in his first year, on Wednesday to lead the Wolverines. "As a 'Michigan Man' I know the place our program has in college basketball and I embrace the...

Pagano puts stamp on Bears 'D' after year out of coaching

May. 22, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chuck Pagano made the most of his time away from the sideline. He's also glad to be coaching again. The Chicago Bears' new defensive coordinator gets to put his stamp on a unit that emerged as one of the best the past four seasons under Vic Fangio, particularly now that offseason...

Notre Dame's Brey: Transferring players need 'deterrent'

May. 22, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NCAA is granting too many waivers allowing players who transfer to compete immediately, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said Wednesday, calling the requirement that players sit out a year a useful "deterrent" to players switching schools. Brey made his comments at a meeting of the Knight...

Couple who accused Georgia Tech's Pastner charged

May. 22, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona couple is facing more criminal charges for allegedly trying to implicate Georgia Tech basketball coach Josh Pastner in a sexual assault, according to court records. Prosecutors in Oro Valley, where Ron Bell lives, brought additional charges against him Friday, the...

Coach: Not a big deal that Cam Newton isn't throwing yet

May. 22, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton still isn't throwing a football four months after surgery on his throwing shoulder. Panthers coach Ron Rivera isn't worried. Rivera downplayed Newton sitting out of passing drills at organized team activities (OTAs) on Wednesday, saying it's a "really big...

Iowa hires Billy Taylor as assistant basketball coach

May. 22, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has hired former Lehigh and Ball State head coach Billy Taylor to be an assistant on Fran McCaffery's staff. Taylor, who spent three years as the director of basketball operations in Iowa City from 2014-16, will replace Andrew Francis, now with California. Taylor led Lehigh from...

AP Top 25 Podcast: Fitzgerald on transfers, Wildcats new QB

May. 22, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

Coming off a surprising appearance in the Big Ten title game, Northwestern and coach Pat Fitzgerald replace a four-year starting quarterback with a former five-star recruit this season. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Fitzgerald plays it coy with the Wildcats' quarterback competition. He is not...

Kenya's Olympic track coach banned 10 years for corruption

May. 22, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

The Kenyan track team coach who was sent home from the 2016 Olympics was banned for 10 years Wednesday for seeking a bribe of $12,000 to help athletes beat doping tests. Michael Rotich was banned by the IAAF ethics board following a three-year investigation prompted by an undercover sting by British newspaper The...

Monty Williams hoping to give Suns some needed stability

May. 22, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have gone through coaches like tear-away racing visors, the count up to five in five years. The instability has hurt them on the court, the run of playoff-less appearances stretching to nine straight seasons with this year's 19-63 finish. Monty Williams, the man GM James...

UCLA: Terry Donahue, retired football coach, has cancer

May. 21, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Terry Donahue, the winningest football coach in UCLA and Pac-12 history, has been diagnosed with cancer. The university says the 74-year-old former coach was released from UC San Diego's Jacobs Medical Center on Tuesday, four days after having surgery. Donahue will soon begin...