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Pacers perform well, but miss injured star Tyrese Haliburton late in Game 3 loss to the Celtics

May. 26, 2024 01:07 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tyrese Haliburton desperately wanted to help his teammates fight their way back into the Eastern Conference finals. Others within the organization decided that he couldn’t, forcing Haliburton to sit out Game 3 against Boston on Saturday night. ...

After firing, Cavs embark on coaching search with All-Star Donovan Mitchell's future bigger priority

May. 24, 2024 15:15 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Before starting his summer break, Donovan Mitchell let the Cavaliers know he's happy in Cleveland and excited about the future. With a new coach. While Mitchell didn't speak publicly about J.B. Bickerstaff or their relationship, the All-Star...

Cavaliers fire coach J.B. Bickerstaff despite back-to-back playoff appearances and steady progress

May. 23, 2024 20:16 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — J.B. Bickerstaff won and still lost his job. He dragged the Cleveland Cavaliers through some turbulent seasons, getting them back to the playoffs and deeper into the postseason than they've been without LeBron James on the roster in more than 30 years. ...

The LA Kings won't change their defense-first philosophy with new coach Jim Hiller in charge

May. 23, 2024 17:58 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Jim Hiller is sticking to the hard-nosed, defense-first philosophy that got the Los Angeles Kings to the first round of the playoffs — and no farther — in each of the past three seasons. General manager Rob Blake introduced Hiller as the Kings'...

Avs captain Gabriel Landeskog looking to return next season after missing 2 years with knee injury

May. 23, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The first sign this wasn't a Gabriel Landeskog retirement announcement: The Colorado captain showed up wearing an Avalanche hat, shirt and shorts as if he'd just gone through a workout. “I think I'd dress up a bit more," he cracked Thursday as he chatted...

New Jersey Devils hire former Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe

May. 23, 2024 11:20 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Less than two weeks after being fired by the Toronto Maple Leafs, Sheldon Keefe has been hired by the New Jersey Devils and given the task of turning a young team led by a superstar forward into a Stanley Cup contender. Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald...

49ers assistant Brandon Staley looks for a coaching 'reset' after firing by Chargers

May. 23, 2024 06:01 AM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Staley's rise up the coaching ranks was meteoric, going from a Division III defensive coordinator to head coach in the NFL in a dizzying five-year span. Staley's stay at the top of the football coaching profession proved to be brief as he was...

Former Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe hired to coach the New Jersey Devils, source tells AP

May. 22, 2024 18:35 PM EDT
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Former Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe hired to coach the New Jersey Devils, source tells AP.

Left tackle Tristan Wirfs does not join teammates for start of Bucs OTA workouts

May. 21, 2024 16:52 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers left tackle Tristan Wirfs was a no-show Tuesday for the start of the club’s voluntary organized team activities. An All-Pro at right tackle two years ago, Wirfs made a smooth transition to left tackle last season and is scheduled to earn...

Vikings seek new deal with Justin Jefferson; star WR absent so far from workouts, AP source says

May. 20, 2024 21:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have one major piece of roster management remaining on their agenda before the regular season: signing superstar wide receiver Justin Jefferson to a contract extension. Without a new deal in place, Jefferson was absent on Monday when the...