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Broncos' new coach Fangio a mix of old-fashioned, newfangled

Jul. 22, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Vic Fangio's first training camp in Denver has been rather quiet. That's by design. The Broncos' new coach isn't a big fan of yelling, so he mothballed the giant speakers that used to thrum throughout practice, requiring everybody to shout over the music to be heard. He actually...

Falcons open camp with questions about hiring of Durkin

Jul. 22, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Looking for a positive vibe after a disappointing season, the Atlanta Falcons instead faced scrutiny Monday over a coaching decision that would normally attract scant attention. Shortly after taking the field for their first practice, the Falcons announced former Maryland coach...

Girl wins $2.75M in lawsuit over abuse by former golf coach

Jul. 22, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — The Scottsbluff School District is paying a girl $2.75 million to settle a lawsuit she filed over sexual abuse committed by her former high school golf coach. The former coach, Mike Klein, is serving a 24-to-32-year prison sentence for four counts of abuse he was convicted of. The...

Wofford is preseason pick to win Southern Conference

Jul. 22, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Two-time defending Southern Conference champion Wofford has been picked by the league's head coaches and the media to win the title again this season. The Southern Conference announced the results Monday at its annual preseason football gathering. Wofford, which finished 9-4 last...

Georgia Sports Writers Awards

Jul. 22, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Winners of the 2018 Georgia Sports Writers Association contest. All were recognized at the organization's annual meeting in Lawrenceville, Georgia, on Sunday: DIVISION I Best Event Story On Deadline - Pro/College Sports 1. Travis Jaudon, Savannah Morning News (Ga. Southern wins...

NFL 2019: Camps set to open in sweltering conditions

Jul. 22, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

Until the NFL shortens its preseason, there will be one goal in late July and early August. Stay healthy. Unfortunately, nearly every team sustains significant injuries, some of which can be devastating for the regular season. Coaches and general managers will curse under their breath when they lose a key...

Ex-Denver coach Mike Shanahan takes in Broncos practice

Jul. 20, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Mike Shanahan attended a Denver Broncos practice for the first time since he was fired as coach on New Year's Eve 2008. "I was glad he was here," new head coach Vic Fangio said after practice Saturday. "I think it's good he's here. Mike's got a big part in the rich history of this...

Volunteer-run athletic program gives at-risk kids purpose

Jul. 20, 2019 8:23 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hours after learning that 14-year-old Jaykwon "Bobby" Sharp had been shot and killed, Michael Whitlow lay motionless in bed, weeping and staring at the ceiling, wondering whether he had done enough. Wondering whether 10 years of helping kids stay off the streets and on a basketball...

Georgia Tech adds veteran Mickie DeMoss to Fortner's staff

Jul. 19, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Tennessee assistant Mickie DeMoss has joined new Georgia Tech women's basketball coach Nell Fortner as chief of staff. The 63-year-old DeMoss brings 43 years coaching experience to the Yellow Jackets. DeMoss served on Vanderbilt's staff last season, working in offensive analytics,...

Michigan State fires women's rowing coach Matt Weise

Jul. 19, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State has fired women's rowing coach Matt Weise. Athletic department spokesman Matt Larson confirmed Friday that athletic director Bill Beekman told Weise on Tuesday that he wanted to go in a different direction with the program. Weise had spent 14 seasons as head coach...