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Utah State fires coach Blake Anderson for 'significant violations of his contractual obligations'

Jul. 18, 2024 23:45 PM EDT

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Utah State fired coach Blake Anderson for “significant violations of his contractual obligations” on Thursday, 16 days after the school informed him that he would be dismissed following an external review that found he failed to comply with Title IX policies regarding the...

Patrick Vieira leaves Strasbourg ahead of French season, becomes candidate for US job

Jul. 18, 2024 17:28 PM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Patrick Vieira left as coach of the French club Strasbourg on Thursday less than one month before the Ligue 1 season starts, making him a candidate to succeed Gregg Berhalter as U.S. national team coach. Strasburg, owned by the parent company of England's...

Evgeny Kuznetsov clears unconditional waivers, has his NHL contract terminated by the Hurricanes

Jul. 18, 2024 12:46 PM EDT

Evgeny Kuznetsov had his contract terminated Thursday after clearing unconditional waivers, bringing an abrupt end to the talented but inconsistent center's NHL career, at least for the time being. The Carolina Hurricanes put Kuznetsov on unconditional waivers Wednesday for the...

Nick Saban is back at SEC Media Days, 6 months after retiring and asking the questions now

Jul. 17, 2024 19:10 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Nick Saban is at SEC Media Days again, six months after retiring as Alabama coach. This time he's asking the questions as part of ESPN's SEC Network coverage of the four-day event. “I’m still a coach at heart. So I want to ask the coaches questions...

Connecticut acquires Marina Mabrey from Chicago for Rachel Banham, Moriah Jefferson and draft pick

Jul. 17, 2024 16:22 PM EDT

The Connecticut Sun acquired Marina Mabrey from the Chicago Sky for Rachel Banham, Moriah Jefferson and the team's 2025 first-round pick on Wednesday. Mabrey was averaging 14 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.5 assists for the Sky this season while starting 24 games. She was originally...

The Islanders have signed restricted free agent forward Simon Holmstrom to a 1-year contract

Jul. 16, 2024 17:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders have signed forward Simon Holmstrom to a one-year contract. The Islanders announced the signing with the 23-year-old restricted free agent from Sweden on Tuesday. Holmstrom had 15 goals and 10 assists in 75 games with the...

On 'incredible day,' Kylian Mbappé welcomed by Real Madrid fans at packed Santiago Bernabeu Stadium

Jul. 16, 2024 10:54 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Kylian Mbappé finally put on a Real Madrid jersey on Tuesday, fulfilling his childhood dream in front of a packed Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Nearly 80,000 fans were in hand at the Bernabeu to welcome the 25-year-old France star during his official presentation as the...

Browns, kicker Dustin Hopkins agree on 3-year, $15.9 million contract extension, AP source says

Jul. 15, 2024 19:40 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kicker Dustin Hopkins has agreed to a three-year, $15.9 million contract extension with the Cleveland Browns, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Monday night. Hopkins was a major weapon for Cleveland last season after coming over...

Quinton Byfield agrees to a 5-year, $31.25 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings

Jul. 15, 2024 19:37 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Forward Quinton Byfield has agreed to a five-year, $31.25 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings announced the deal Monday for Byfield, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NHL draft. The contract runs through the 2028-29 season. ...

England manager Gareth Southgate leaves his future open for now after a Euro 2024 final loss

Jul. 14, 2024 20:18 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Gareth Southgate is leaving his future as England manager open for now after his team's 2-1 loss to Spain in the Euro 2024 final. Southgate's contract expires in December and it's unclear whether he might sign an extension that would cover upcoming tournaments such...