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Griner's return, free agency raises charter flight concerns

Feb. 01, 2023 00:10 AM EST

Brittney Griner's return to the WNBA this summer after being traded in a dramatic prisoner swap in December with Russia has collided with free agency, creating potential travel complications for the league out of safety concerns for her. If Griner, who is a free agent but has said...

Cal fires swim coach McKeever over misconduct allegations

Jan. 31, 2023 22:46 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Longtime University of California women's swimming coach Teri McKeever was fired Tuesday following an investigation into alleged harassment, bullying and verbally abusive conduct, the school said in a statement. McKeever led the Golden Bears to four NCAA...

Falcons hire Gray from Packers as assistant head coach for D

Jan. 31, 2023 18:17 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons coach Arthur Smith continued to reshape his defensive staff by hiring Jerry Gray as the assistant head coach for defense on Tuesday. Gray, 60, brings 26 years of NFL coaching experience to Atlanta, including eight as a defensive...

49ers head into offseason with more questions at quarterback

Jan. 31, 2023 17:52 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers head into another offseason with major questions at quarterback after a season filled with injuries to the most important position ended without any of them physically able to throw the the ball downfield. Trey Lance, who began the...

AP source: Broncos get Payton as coach in deal with Saints

Jan. 31, 2023 17:51 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Saints that will make Sean Payton their head coach, a person with knowledge of the accord said Tuesday. The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the teams...

Reich's offensive background helped him land Carolina job

Jan. 31, 2023 16:14 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper said Frank Reich’s strong and qualified background as an offensive-minded coach is one of the primary reasons he hired him as the team’s new head coach. And, ultimately, one of the reasons the Panthers passed on...

Former Notre Dame midfielder Korbin Albert joins PSG women

Jan. 31, 2023 06:23 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — American midfielder Korbin Albert has signed a contract with French club Paris Saint-Germain until 2025 after forgoing her remaining eligibility at Notre Dame. Albert, of Grayslake, Illinois, was regarded as one of the best midfielders in college soccer. She scored 16...

Fox, Lyles help Kings outlast Timberwolves 118-111 in OT

Jan. 31, 2023 00:07 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — De'Aaron Fox scored 32 points and Trey Lyles had eight of his 11 points in overtime for the Sacramento Kings, who outlasted the Minnesota Timberwolves 118-111 on Monday night. Malik Monk scored 19 points, Domantas Sabonis had 17 points and 13 rebounds before...

Wizards end 22-game skid in San Antonio, beat Spurs 127-106

Jan. 30, 2023 23:48 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Deni Avdija had a career-high 25 points, Bradley Beal had 21 points and the Washington Wizards ended a 22-game losing streak to the Spurs in San Antonio with a 127-106 victory Monday night. Washington, which last won in San Antonio on Dec. 11, 1999, has won six...

Irving has 26, Nets beat Lakers 121-104 as James, Davis sit

Jan. 30, 2023 23:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving had 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 121-104 victory Monday night over the Los Angeles Lakers, who played without LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Irving had scored 30 or more in a career-best six straight games...