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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...

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....

AP sources: NLCS, Series star Kendrick, Nats agree for 2020

Dec. 6, 2019 2:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Postseason star Howie Kendrick and the World Series champion Washington Nationals agreed to a $6.25 million, one-year contract, according to two people with knowledge of the negotiations. Speaking on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal was still pending a successful physical...

Florida to name basketball court after former coach Donovan

Dec. 6, 2019 1:38 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Billy Donovan is returning to Florida for good. The Gators are naming their basketball court after Donovan, who led them to back-to-back national championships, four Final Four appearances and six Southeastern Conference titles during his 19 years in Gainesville. “Billy...

AP Source: Twins, Pineda agree to 2-year, $20M deal

Dec. 5, 2019 11:03 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and starting pitcher Michael Pineda agreed Thursday to a two-year, $20 million contract to bring the right-hander back after a suspension for a banned diuretic, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition...

Anderson gets $1,775,000 from Giants, could earn $2,625,000

Dec. 5, 2019 6:05 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Left-hander Tyler Anderson has a $1,775,000 salary as part of his contract with the San Francisco Giants and would earn $2,625,000 if he is healthy for most of the season and pitches 130 or more innings. Anderson’s deal, announced Tuesday, includes $500,000 in roster bonuses and...

Woman trampled by horse in North Dakota has died

Dec. 5, 2019 11:43 AM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Canadian woman trampled while moving horses at North Dakota University's Equine Center has died from her injuries. according to colleagues. WPS Transport owner Sarah Champoux said Kim Elliott, of Alberta, Canada, was kicked by a horse she was preparing to transport, knocked to the...

Angels get Dylan Bundy from O's for 4 pitchers

Dec. 4, 2019 8:35 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels acquired right-hander Dylan Bundy from the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday in a trade for four minor league pitchers. The 27-year-old Bundy has been a durable starter with a nasty slider for the past four seasons with the Orioles, who chose him with the fourth...

Cohen to increase stake in Mets; Wilpons remain in control

Dec. 4, 2019 6:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A hedge fund manager whose company paid $1.8 billion in U.S. criminal and civil settlements is in negotiations to increase his stake in the New York Mets, who left open the possibility he eventually could become controlling owner. The team said Wednesday the deal between Sterling Partners...

Panthers owner leaning toward offensive-minded head coach

Dec. 4, 2019 4:34 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers owner David Tepper has hinted that Carolina’s next head coach will be someone with an offensive background. "In the modern NFL, I think there is a preference for offensive coordinators (and) I think there are reasons for that,” Tepper said late Tuesday....