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Several Colorado State football players dispute allegations

Aug. 8, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Several Colorado State football players released a shared statement on social media to support head coach Steve Addazio and dispute accusations against the program. The Rams have paused all football activities after a recent investigation started by the president of the...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2010, file photo, then-Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey shakes hands with Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano after an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y. Enjoying a life filled with golf and grandkids, Gailey was three years into a pretty typical retirement when it took a twist. Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores called and offered Gailey a job as offensive coordinator. “I was taken aback a little bit,” Gailey said Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, looking back on that transformative phone conversation seven months ago. (AP Photo/ Derek Gee, File)

Retirement on hold: Chan Gailey back at work for Dolphins

Aug. 8, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Living a life of golf and grandkids, Chan Gailey was three years into a pretty typical retirement when it took a twist. Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores called and offered Gailey a job as offensive coordinator. “I was taken aback a little bit,” Gailey said Saturday, reflecting...

Cleveland Indians acting manager Sandy Alomar Jr., right, talks with Francisco Lindor during the first inning in a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Indians hitting coach Van Burkleo opts out due to COVID-19

Aug. 8, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cleveland Indians hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo has opted out of the 2020 season due to concerns about contracting the coronavirus. Team President Chris Antonetti said Friday that Van Burkelo had been contemplating his departure for some time because of a personal high-risk condition and for...

Colorado State pauses football after allegations of racism

Aug. 7, 2020 11:18 PM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado State is pausing all football activities after an investigation started by the president of the university into the program’s handling of COVID-19 cases uncovered allegations of racism and verbal abuse toward athletes. Athletic director Joe Parker said he asked...

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2020, file photo, Ryan Christenson, of the Oakland Athletics baseball team, poses for a photo in Mesa, Ariz. Major League Baseball has been in touch with the Athletics about  bench coach Christenson making a gesture that appeared to be a Nazi salute following a win over the Texas Rangers. There has been no discipline announced against Christenson. He has apologized for raising his arm during a postgame celebration Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. The team is giving him the benefit of the doubt that he intended no harm. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

A's players, staff support coach after gesture, no penalty

Aug. 7, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Major League Baseball has been in touch with the Oakland Athletics about their bench coach making a gesture that appeared to be a Nazi salute following a win over the Texas Rangers. No discipline has been announced against coach Ryan Christenson, who has apologized for the gesture....

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2014, file photo, Portland head coach Eric Reveno instructs his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Gonzaga in Spokane, Wash. “We're looking for opportunities to make changes that will last,” said Reveno, now the Georgia Tech assistant basketball coach who sparked the movement to give college athletes a day off to vote in the Nov. 3 presidential election, even those who are right in the middle of their seasons. (AP Photo/Young Kwak, File)

Column: Beyond kneeling, T-shirts, sports push major changes

Aug. 7, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Kneeling is a powerful gesture. T-shirts send a meaningful message. Locking arms is a mighty symbol of unity in these troubled times. It doesn't stop there. If you look even deeper across the gamut of sports, a truly inspiring movement is emerging from the nation's social upheaval, sparked...

Coaches to have own Hall of Fame category for next 4 years

Aug. 7, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

Coaches will have their own category for being voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame — at least for the next four years. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Trustees on Friday approved a change in the selection process. Effective with the class of 2021, there will be 15 modern-era players as...

FILE - In this May 26, 2013, file photo, North Carolina head coach Mike Fox takes the field to accept the championship trophy following UNC's 4-1 win over Virginia Tech in an Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college baseball game in Durham, N.C. UNC announced Friday, Aug. 7 2020, that Fox would retire after 22 seasons at his alma mater that included seven trips to the College World Series. Longtime assistant Scott Forbes is taking over the program. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)

Fox retires as Tar Heels baseball coach; Forbes takes over

Aug. 7, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Mike Fox has retired as North Carolina’s baseball coach after seven trips to the College World Series, with the school promoting longtime assistant Scott Forbes to take over the program. The school announced Fox’s decision Friday after 22 seasons at his alma mater. He...

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2020, file photo, Texas Tech head coach Marlene Stollings reacts to a play in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor in Waco Texas. Texas Tech women's basketball players have accused Stollings and her staff of fostering a culture of abuse that led to an exodus from the program, according to a report published Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in USA Today. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte, File)

Texas Tech women's coach fired one day after report of abuse

Aug. 7, 2020 3:47 AM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech fired women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings on Thursday, a day after a scathing newspaper report alleging a culture of abuse in her program. Athletic director Kirby Hocutt announced the firing in a one-sentence statement while adding that he planned to address the...

A's coach apologizes for apparent Nazi salute

Aug. 7, 2020 12:08 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics bench coach Ryan Christenson has apologized for raising his arm during a postgame celebration in what looked like a Nazi salute. Christenson made the gesture while greeting closer Liam Hendriks following the A's 6-4 win over the Texas Rangers on Thursday. Hendriks...