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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher talks with his team as wide receiver Ainias Smith (17) looks on as they play Arkansas during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Arlington, Texas. Texas A&M's football program was placed on probation and Fisher given a six-month show cause order by the NCAA on Thursday, July 2, 2020, after the Aggies were found to have violated recruiting and other rules beginning in January 2018. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)

Texas A&M, Jimbo Fisher handed recruiting penalties by NCAA

Jul. 2, 2020 8:47 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M's football program was placed on probation and coach Jimbo Fisher given a six-month show cause order by the NCAA on Thursday after the Aggies were found to have violated recruiting and other rules beginning in January 2018. Fisher, who had just been hired by...

Attorney: School asked track coach to take pay cut

Jul. 2, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Longtime track and field coach George Williams was asked by St. Augustine’s University to take a 50% pay cut and give up his job as athletic director before he was fired, his attorney said Thursday. Williams and attorney Nicholas Sanservino Jr. told reporters that St....

Fewer preseason games is another challenge for NFL coaches

Jul. 2, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

Fewer preseason games following an offseason without on-field workouts creates more challenges for new coaches, players who changed teams and rookies. The NFL is cutting the exhibition schedule in half and pushing back the start of the preseason to allow teams more time to train because the coronavirus pandemic...

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...