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Anaheim Ducks hire Dallas Eakins as head coach

Jun. 17, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Dallas Eakins was named the Anaheim Ducks' coach on Monday, moving up from their AHL affiliate in San Diego for his second chance behind an NHL bench. The Ducks filled the NHL's last head coaching vacancy with the veteran coach who spent the past four seasons with the Gulls, leading...

Idaho fires coach Don Verlin following investigation

Jun. 14, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Idaho has fired basketball coach Don Verlin after he was placed on administrative leave following a consultant's report that found potential NCAA violations. Idaho announced the firing Friday. Verlin was placed on administrative leave May 28. The school said the decision was made after...

Nick Nurse's nomadic coaching path takes him to an NBA title

Jun. 14, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Whenever Toronto coach Nick Nurse needed inspiration this season, he merely needed to look at his office wall. Hanging there is a big photo, a finish-line shot of the 2015 Travers Stakes at historic Saratoga Race Course. There are two horses in the frame; one is Triple Crown winner...

Huskers bring back A&M aide Will Bolt as Erstad's successor

Jun. 14, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Will Bolt, the captain of Nebraska's most successful baseball teams, was named head coach of the Cornhuskers on Friday after five years as a Texas A&M assistant. The 39-year-old Bolt played shortstop on the Dave Van Horn-coached teams that reached the College World Series in 2001...

Arizona signs women's coach Adia Barnes through 2024

Jun. 14, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has signed women's basketball coach Adia Barnes to a contract extension through 2024. The school announced Barnes' extension Friday after the contract was approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. The leading scorer in Arizona history, Barnes returned to coach her alma mater in...

Sabres hire Mike Bales, Don Granato to coaching staff

Jun. 14, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Newly hired Buffalo Sabres coach Ralph Krueger has begun filling out his staff by hiring Don Granato and Mike Bales, who will take over as the goalie coach. Krueger also retained Steve Smith, who was an assistant under former Sabres coach Phil Housley, who was fired in April. The team...

Tennessee coach filmed rubbing girl's back to change schools

Jun. 14, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

EAGLEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A longtime Tennessee high school baseball coach is being stripped of his coaching duties and sent to another school over a video of him rubbing a female student's back. News outlets report Eagleville High coach and history teacher Travis Holland is being transferred to Holloway...

Arizona State's Herm Edwards to serve as professor

Jun. 13, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Herm Edwards is adding a new title at Arizona State: Professor. The school announced Thursday that the Arizona State head football coach will become a professor of practice at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Edwards will serve as a guest lecturer and...

Florida State's Mike Martin gets last shot at CWS title

Jun. 13, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

Florida State's Mike Martin improbably has one last chance to capture a College World Series title that has eluded college baseball's winningest coach during his 40-year career. Martin, 75, is retiring at the end of the season. His final team earned one of the last four at-large bids into the NCAA Tournament and...

The Latest: O'Reilly wins Conn Smythe as playoff MVP

Jun. 12, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest from Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final between Boston and St. Louis (all times local): 10:49 p.m. Ryan O'Reilly of the St. Louis Blues has been named the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the most valuable player of the playoffs. The gritty forward lifted the trophy on the ice moments...