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Kiffin becomes coach at Ole Miss, steps down at FAU

Dec. 7, 2019 6:20 PM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Lane Kiffin is back in the SEC, taking over at Ole Miss. Kiffin and the Rebels made the announcement Saturday after Florida Atlantic defeated UAB in the Conference USA championship game, the Owls’ second league title in his three seasons. It had been college football’s...

Elleby leads Washington State over New Mexico State 63-54

Dec. 7, 2019 5:56 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — With 11 minutes left in the game and his team clinging to a 2-point lead, Washington State's CJ Elleby turned to his teammates on the floor and said "'This is our game.'' He was right. Elleby scored 20 points as Washington State hung on to beat New Mexico State 63-54 on Saturday at...

Royals sign former All-Star Rosenthal to minor league deal

Dec. 7, 2019 4:45 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals signed former All-Star reliever Trevor Rosenthal to a $2 million minor league contract that includes an invitation to big league spring training and up to $2.25 million in bonuses if he makes the major league roster. The 29-year-old Rosenthal was dismal with...

Lynx give coach, GM Cheryl Reeve multiyear extension

Dec. 7, 2019 12:45 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve has signed a multiyear contract extension. The Lynx made the announcement Friday but did not give specific terms. Reeve has guided the Lynx to four WNBA championships in 10 seasons. She added general manager duties in 2017....

NFL At 100: Rooney Rule has its positives and its faults

Dec. 7, 2019 11:11 AM EST

In 2003, the NFL had three minority head coaches: future Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dungy, Herman Edwards and Marvin Lewis. In the 12 previous seasons, there had been six. Total. Considering that the majority of the players in the league 16 years ago were minorities, that imbalance was enormous. And...

AP source: Ole Miss working to bring Kiffin back to SEC

Dec. 7, 2019 12:45 AM EST

A person familiar with the negotiations says Mississippi is working to hire FAU's Lane Kiffin to be its next head football coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday night because negotiations were ongoing and Kiffin still has a game to coach. Florida Atlantic faces UAB in...

Reports: Howard University football coach Ron Prince resigns

Dec. 7, 2019 12:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Howard University football coach Ron Prince resigned after less than a season on the job, according to multiple reports Friday night. The Washington Post and ESPN reported on their websites that Howard athletic director Kery Davis said the school and Prince agreed to mutually part ways....

Knicks fire David Fizdale, make Mike Miller interim coach

Dec. 6, 2019 8:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — David Fizdale was the latest coach tasked with trying to turn around the New York Knicks. He was given barely 100 games before the longtime losers decided it was time to try someone else. The Knicks cut ties with Fizdale and promoted assistant Mike Miller to interim head coach Friday after...

New York Knicks fire coach David Fizdale, person with knowledge of decision tells The Associated Press

Dec. 6, 2019 5:17 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Knicks fire coach David Fizdale, person with knowledge of decision tells The Associated Press.

CMU, Miami to meet in unexpected matchup for MAC title

Dec. 6, 2019 2:45 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — It was just over a year ago that Central Michigan introduced Jim McElwain as its new football coach, and at that point, the Chippewas were about as far from a championship as possible. They'd won one game all season, and that was against an FCS opponent. Now CMU is playing for a Mid-American...