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Preds hire Scuderi, Bordeleau, Rook as development coaches

Jun. 18, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have hired Rob Scuderi, Sebastien Bordeleau and Dave Rook as development coaches to help polish their prospects for the NHL. General manager David Poile announced the hirings Tuesday. Scuderi will develop defensemen, with Bordeleau working with forwards and...

Close to home: Anaheim Ducks promote Dallas Eakins to coach

Jun. 17, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Dallas Eakins spent the past four years developing the Anaheim Ducks' top prospects in San Diego and preparing himself for another NHL coaching opportunity. He is getting it with players he knows well, and with the organization that believes in them all. Eakins was hired as the Ducks'...

For US men, Gold Cup finally brings chance for revival

Jun. 17, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — The overarching goal for the fledgling U.S. men's soccer team, as frequently stated by new coach Gregg Berhalter, has been to improve the perception of this sputtering program within the cutthroat hierarchy of global soccer. Though a strong performance in the CONCACAF Gold Cup probably...

Rutgers hires Melissa Lehman as women's lacrosse coach

Jun. 17, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers has chosen Penn assistant coach Melissa Lehman to take over the women's lacrosse program. Athletic director Pat Hobbs announced the hiring Monday. Lehman replaces Laura Brand-Sias, who stepped down after 17 seasons. The Scarlet Knights were 5-11 this past season, including...

Minnesota wrestlers accused of criminal sexual conduct

Jun. 17, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A star wrestler for the University of Minnesota is shocked by his arrest on sexual misconduct charges, as he has nothing to hide and has been cooperating with investigators, his lawyer said Monday. Gable Steveson, 19, and teammate Dylan Martinez, 21, were arrested Saturday night on...

Oregon State's Adley Rutschman winner of Dick Howser Award

Jun. 15, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State catcher and top overall draft pick Adley Rutschman is winner of the Dick Howser Trophy as college baseball player of the year. The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced its major award winners Saturday. UCLA reliever Holden Powell was named Stopper of...

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...

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...

Cowboys' Prescott clicks quickly with new QB coach Kitna

Jun. 12, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott's new quarterbacks coach with the Dallas Cowboys has far more NFL starts and touchdown passes than either of his predecessors. Oh, and Jon Kitna easily has the most interceptions as well. "It's just the fact that I can tell them, 'I've already paid that cost for you. You...