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NCAA denies waiver appeal from Michigan State’s Joey Hauser

Nov. 21, 2019 5:29 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was taught by his mentor, the late Jud Heathcote, to give back to the game by being part of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The Hall of Famer is choosing not to do that anymore. A frustrated Izzo said Thursday he was resigning from...

Keefe: Toronto has enough talent for quick progress

Nov. 21, 2019 4:44 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — New Toronto Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe spent a decent chunk of a 30-minute morning skate on Thursday teaching instead of running drills. There’s a lot for his new team to learn and not much time to do it. The 39-year-old Keefe is now in charge of the Maple Leafs after...

Big Ten Spotlight: West Division coaches in long-term deals

Nov. 21, 2019 1:55 PM EST

Scott Frost received a two-year contract extension that will keep him at Nebraska through 2026. The university announced the extension on Saturday before Frost and the Cornhuskers took the field against Wisconsin. "I'm grateful,” Frost said. “This is where I want to be. People in Nebraska know me...

California Horse Racing Board elects vet as new chairman

Nov. 21, 2019 1:43 PM EST

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — The California Horse Racing Board has chosen a longtime veterinarian as its new chairman. Gregory Ferraro was elected Thursday during the board’s meeting at Del Mar racetrack north of San Diego. He was appointed to the governing body five months ago by Gov. Gavin Newsom....

Dillon hired as Phillies new hitting coach under Girardi

Nov. 21, 2019 1:38 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Dillon has been hired as hitting coach for the Philadelphia Phillies under new manager Joe Girardi. Dillon served as assistant hitting coach for the Washington Nationals for the past two seasons and previously spent two seasons as the minor league hitting coordinator for the Miami...

Underperforming Maple Leafs fire coach Mike Babcock

Nov. 20, 2019 6:42 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs have fired head coach Mike Babcock and replaced him with Sheldon Keefe. Babcock had a record of 9-10-4 in 2019-20 for the struggling Leafs, who are 0-5-1 in their last six games, including five straight losses in regulation. Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan flew...

Toronto Maple Leafs fire coach Mike Babcock

Nov. 20, 2019 4:37 PM EST
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Maple Leafs fire coach Mike Babcock.

Cherington on Pirates: scouting will drive success

Nov. 18, 2019 5:55 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Cherington earned three World Series rings with the Boston Red Sox, the last as general manager of the 2013 club that raced from worst to first. The challenge that lies ahead for Cherington with the Pittsburgh Pirates will be different. The market is smaller. So are the resources...

UCLA cruises past UNLV 71-54 for 3rd straight win

Nov. 16, 2019 1:49 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA had its best half of the season, led by a newly aggressive Chris Smith. The junior guard scored 14 of his 16 points in the first half to go with eight rebounds, Tyger Campbell added 15 points, and UCLA routed UNLV 71-54 on Friday night. The Bruins (3-0) led by 22 points in the first...

AP source: Pirates agree to hire Ben Cherington as GM

Nov. 15, 2019 4:40 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates have agreed to hire Ben Cherington as their general manager, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement had not been announced. Pittsburgh scheduled a news conference on...