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Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente looks on after an NCAA college football game against North Carolina State Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Blacksburg, Va. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)

Signs of conditioning issues concern for some ACC schools

Sep. 30, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

Virginia Tech’s twice-delayed season-opener could hardly have started any better. By the middle of the first quarter, the Hokies led North Carolina State 17-0 despite being without almost two dozen players for COVID-19 and injury-related issues, as well as two assistant coaches. The coronavirus had...

USA Bobsled, citing pandemic, skipping some World Cup races

Sep. 30, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

USA Bobsled and Skeleton is not sending sliders to Europe for at least the first half of the World Cup sliding season, part of a plan to keep its athletes and coaches as safe as possible during the coronavirus pandemic. At a minimum, the Americans are planning to miss four World Cup weekends — two in...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 file photo, Dallas Stars interim head coach Rick Bowness watches play from behind the bench during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Dallas. The Dallas Stars were in a miserable stretch when the NHL season came to a sudden and unexpected stop 4 1/2 months ago. Vegas was playing some of its best hockey after a coaching change. Both now have the same chance of being the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs, and a better chance to re-acclimate to playing again than having to jump right into a playoff series for the resumption of this unprecedented season because of the coronavirus (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter, File)

Dallas Stars' Rick Bowness still has 'passion' to coach

Sep. 29, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin felt empty. Jamie Benn, their longtime captain, was almost speechless. Like head coach Rick Bowness, who likely soon will shed the interim tag, they were disappointed and drained after more than two months inside the NHL bubble, where this most unusual season ended with a...

Swinney says No. 1 Tigers healthy, virus free after off week

Sep. 29, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney acknowledges how edgy he gets waiting for COVID-19 test results to come back for the top-ranked Tigers. And maybe, he said Tuesday, he was even more anxious this week after giving players Friday and Saturday off for Clemson's bye week. “Yeah, when you see that text message from...

Swinney: Not in favor of social justice messages on uniforms

Sep. 29, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney does not support messages of social justice or other issues on player uniforms. Swinney said Tuesday his stance is solely because he's a college football traditionalist who values the historic look of jerseys, not because he disagrees with efforts to combat social injustice. ...

Kansas State head coach Chris Klieman pumps his fist while running off the field after his team's 38-35 win over the Oklahoma in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Norman, Okla. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)

Oklahoma's upset loss to Kansas St. opens up Big 12 race

Sep. 29, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

It took one week for the Big 12 to bring just a little more strangeness to the year 2020. Five-time defending conference champion Oklahoma opened league play with a shocking home loss to Kansas State, perhaps opening the door for another program to finally to step in and claim the title. Iowa State, a rising...

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) throws a pass over Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, right, during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Zimmer seeks more from veterans on winless Vikings

Sep. 29, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After losing the first two games of the season for the first time in his seven years as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, Mike Zimmer acknowledged last week some surprise by the growing pains taking place on the side of the ball that's long been his expertise. “I probably...

Doc Rivers says on social media he is no longer the coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, thanks fans for their support

Sep. 29, 2020 3:49 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doc Rivers says on social media he is no longer the coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, thanks fans for their support.
Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia watches during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Lions moving on after ending 11-game, 11-month losing streak

Sep. 29, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Even though Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia had to wait 11 months to experience the thrill of victory, he insisted relief didn't describe his feelings. “I don’t ride the roller coaster," Patricia said Monday, a day after ending an 11-game losing streak at Arizona....

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, left, questions a call during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Doc Rivers out as Clippers' coach, after seven seasons

Sep. 29, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Doc Rivers would easily be considered the best coach in Los Angeles Clippers history. Most wins. Most playoff appearances. Top winning percentage. And now he's out. Rivers announced in a statement posted to Twitter on Monday that he is not returning as coach. The move comes...