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Knicks fire David Fizdale, make Mike Miller interim coach

Dec. 6, 2019 8:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — David Fizdale was the latest coach tasked with trying to turn around the New York Knicks. He was given barely 100 games before the longtime losers decided it was time to try someone else. The Knicks cut ties with Fizdale and promoted assistant Mike Miller to interim head coach Friday after...

NFL coaching carousel started spinning early this year

Dec. 6, 2019 5:44 PM EST

Judging by the jump start, it looks like we're headed for a ninth consecutive season with at least a half-dozen NFL head coaches getting canned. The coaching carousel began whirling earlier than usual this season with Jay Gruden getting fired by the Washington Redskins in October after an 0-5 start and Ron...

New York Knicks fire coach David Fizdale, person with knowledge of decision tells The Associated Press

Dec. 6, 2019 5:17 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Knicks fire coach David Fizdale, person with knowledge of decision tells The Associated Press.

No. 3 Clemson, No. 22 Virginia square off for ACC title

Dec. 6, 2019 1:52 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is happy his players can finally make the case for themselves that they are a championship-caliber team. The third-ranked Tigers (12-0; No. 3 CFP) take on No. 22 Virginia (9-3; No. 23 CFP) for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship on Saturday night,...

Florida to name basketball court after former coach Donovan

Dec. 6, 2019 1:38 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Billy Donovan is returning to Florida for good. The Gators are naming their basketball court after Donovan, who led them to back-to-back national championships, four Final Four appearances and six Southeastern Conference titles during his 19 years in Gainesville. “Billy...

Fresno State coach Jeff Tedford steps down after 3 seasons

Dec. 6, 2019 12:50 PM EST

Fresno State football coach Jeff Tedford is stepping down from the job after three seasons at his alma mater. The program tweeted a message from Tedford on Friday that read: “It is with a heavy heart that, today, I am announcing that I am stepping down as the head coach here at Fresno State.” The...

NFL At 100: Rooney Rule has its positives and its faults

Dec. 6, 2019 12:46 PM EST

In 2003, the NFL had three minority head coaches: future Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dungy, Herman Edwards and Marvin Lewis. In the 12 previous seasons, there had been six. Total. Considering that the majority of the players in the league 16 years ago were minorities, that imbalance was enormous. And...

Hoosiers, Allen agree to new 7-year, $27.3 million contract

Dec. 6, 2019 12:44 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana coach Tom Allen has agreed to a new seven-year contract worth more than $27 million. The deal announced Friday runs through the 2026 season and will average $3.9 million per year. Allen's 18 wins in his first three seasons are a school record. The Hoosiers this year beat...

Padres hire former Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild

Dec. 5, 2019 11:49 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild has been hired in the same position by the San Diego Padres. Rothschild is one of several newcomers on rookie manager Jayce Tingler’s staff announced Thursday. Rothschild spent the last nine seasons with the Yankees before...

Woman seeks dismissal of lawsuit against Luke Walton

Dec. 5, 2019 6:47 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former sportscaster Kelli Tennant is seeking dismissal of her sexual assault lawsuit against Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton, a court document shows. The request for dismissal of the civil case was filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The dismissal form did not include...