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Auriemma not happy NCAA denied UConn’s appeal for Westbrook

Nov. 13, 2019 10:41 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma says there’s no other venue for the Huskies to follow now that the NCAA has denied an appeal that would have allowed Tennessee transfer Evina Westbrook with them this season. Auriemma made clear Wednesday night after a 64-51 win over Vanderbilt that...

Michigan State’s Izzo signs 2 top-100 recruits

Nov. 13, 2019 7:32 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has signed center Mady Sissoko and point guard AJ Hoggard. Izzo said Wednesday he may add another player or two to the recruiting class to help the team next season. The 6-foot-10, 215-pound Sissoko is from Mali. Sissoko averaged more than 12 points...

Kapler says he didn’t do enough for alleged assault victim

Nov. 13, 2019 7:05 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler said Wednesday that he should have sought the guidance of experts four years ago when dealing with a 17-year-old girl who contacted him about an assault reportedly witnessed by Los Angeles Dodgers minor leaguers. The teen later accused one...

Giants hire Gabe Kapler as manager to replace Bruce Bochy

Nov. 13, 2019 6:17 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gabe Kapler might need years to match the popularity of his predecessors with the San Francisco Giants. Farhan Zaidi believes he will get there eventually. Kapler has been hired as San Francisco’s manager a month after being fired from the same job by the Philadelphia Phillies....

AP Top 25 Podcast: Coaching carousel picks up speed

Nov. 13, 2019 3:22 PM EST

In the last two weeks, two Power Five coaches have been fired. College Football’s silly season is about to kick into hire gear. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports and The Athletic joins AP’s Ralph Russo in an all-coaching carousel episode. Where might...

USC rallies in 2nd half to beat South Dakota State 84-66

Nov. 13, 2019 1:03 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was senior night for Southern California and the season has barely begun. Nick Rakocevic and Jonah Mathews both went over the 1,000-point mark in their careers while helping the Trojans rally twice in the second half before pulling away to beat South Dakota State 84-66 Tuesday night....

MLB checking into report '17 Astros stole signs, broke rules

Nov. 12, 2019 8:39 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Major League Baseball has expanded its investigation into the Houston Astros after The Athletic website reported the team stole signs during home games in 2017 by using a camera positioned in center field. The report Tuesday quoted pitcher Mike Fiers, who played for the Astros that...

White Sox hire Coolbaugh as assistant hitting coach

Nov. 12, 2019 6:50 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have hired Scott Coolbaugh as their assistant hitting coach. The White Sox announced the move Tuesday. He will work with new hitting coach Frank Menechino. The 53-year-old Coolbaugh spent last season as the hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers' Triple-A Oklahoma...

Tigers announce several staff changes in organization

Nov. 12, 2019 6:07 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have hired former Los Angeles Angels bench coach Josh Paul as a quality control coach. The Tigers announced over 20 hires, promotions and staff changes Tuesday. Among the most significant are that Lance Parrish will serve as a special assistant to general manager Al Avila,...

Coyotes sign GM John Chayka to long-term extension

Nov. 11, 2019 6:17 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — John Chayka arrived in the desert with an analytics background and made a big splash when, at 26, he became the youngest general manager in North American sports history. As Chayka started to rebuild the Arizona Coyotes into playoff contenders, the recognition grew. On Monday, the...