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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...

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...

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....

Ex-Minn. coach Lucia picked to run new CCHA hockey league

Jun. 17, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

Former Minnesota coach Don Lucia was named commissioner Wednesday of the newly formed Central Collegiate Hockey Association, an NCAA Division I league set to start in the 2021-22 season. Lucia won two national championships and made five trips to the Frozen Four over 19 seasons running the Gophers, until retiring...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo, New York Giants coach Joe Judge speaks during a news conference in East Rutherford, N.J. Since taking over as the New York Giants coach in January, Joe Judge has made the team and its welfare his main focus.  His approach to being the head guy for the first time was to be prepared, demanding, disciplined and ready to adjust. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Judge says Giants' will approach social issues as a team

Jun. 17, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

Even before he has spent one day with his full team, Joe Judge has been tested in unforeseen ways. Two months after starting his new job as coach of the New York Giants, the coronavirus pandemic hit. The Giants had to learn as a young team with a new coach and staff how to conduct business and even a draft...