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Harper homers in third straight game to lead Phillies to win

Aug. 16, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Just like their laid-back new hitting coach, Phillies batters suddenly are relaxed. But they are doing some serious damage. Bryce Harper homered for the third straight game, Roman Quinn and J.T. Realmuto also went deep and Philadelphia's resurgent offense remained red-hot in an 8-4...

Former USC, South Carolina AD Mike McGee dies at 80

Aug. 16, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Southern California and South Carolina athletic director Mike McGee, a former Outland Trophy winner at Duke who hired Lou Holtz and Steve Spurrier to lead Gamecocks football, died Friday. He was 80. The University of South Carolina announced McGee's death, while Southern...

ESPN hires former Jaguars, Raiders coach Del Rio as analyst

Aug. 15, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

Jack Del Rio never shied away from giving his opinion as a player and a coach. He isn't about to change his approach as an ESPN analyst. ESPN announced the hiring Thursday of the former Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders coach. His first appearance will be Friday on "NFL Live." Del Rio appeared as a guest...

Memphis starting out eager to produce better finish

Aug. 15, 2019 2:45 AM EDT

Memphis has a couple more steps it wants to take in its bid to establish itself as one of the nation's top Group of Five programs. Each of the last two years, Memphis has fallen to Central Florida in the American Athletic Conference championship game. And even though Memphis has earned a school-record five...

Jeter noncommittal on Mattingly's future as manager

Aug. 14, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — His club seemingly headed to a second consecutive last-place finish in the NL East, Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter isn't ready to disclose whether manager Don Mattingly will return next season. "There hasn't been a decision yet," Jeter said before Miami hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers on...

Charlie Manuel back in Phillies uniform in his old dugout

Aug. 14, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Charlie Manuel was back in red pinstripes in his old dugout with a new role as hitting coach exactly six years to the day he managed his last game for the Philadelphia Phillies. Manuel joined the Phillies on Wednesday, one day after he was hired to replace John Mallee. The 75-year-old...

Patriots, Titans practice like trash-talking family reunion

Aug. 14, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Patriots' rookies surprised Titans coach Mike Vrabel at the start of their joint practice by serenading him for his 44th birthday. Vrabel knows who likely instigated the singing. "That was something that was unexpected but very appreciated," Vrabel said Wednesday. "It was a good...

Wizards hire Antwan Jamison as director of pro personnel

Aug. 14, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Wizards are continuing their front office overhaul by hiring Antawn Jamison as director of pro personnel. Jamison returns to Washington, where he played for six seasons as part of his 17-year NBA career. He spent the past two seasons as a scout for the Los Angeles Lakers. Jamison will...

Phillies hire former manager Charlie Manuel as hitting coach

Aug. 13, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have turned to the most successful manager in franchise history to revive their feeble offense. The Phillies hired Charlie Manuel to replace John Mallee as hitting coach on Tuesday before a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs. Manuel, who was working as...

Former Oklahoma running back Mike Gaddis dies at age 50

Aug. 13, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former University of Oklahoma running back Mike Gaddis, who former coach Barry Switzer called the best running back from the state of Oklahoma he ever signed, has died. He was 50. Switzer told The Associated Press Tuesday that Gaddis' father-in-law told him Gaddis died Monday at his...