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LSU's Mainieri gets emotional as he heads into retirement

Jun. 13, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

Paul Mainieri couldn't contain his emotions while his team batted in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday. His team down nine runs to Tennessee in Knoxville, the retiring LSU coach looked straight ahead from his spot in the dugout, swallowed hard a couple times and took...

John Desko confident Syracuse men's lacrosse in good hands

Jun. 08, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

Fraught with emotion at the start of his final news conference at Syracuse, retiring men's lacrosse coach John Desko exuded confidence that the program he's helped build over the past 46 years as a player and coach will be in good hands. Desko, 63, announced his...

4 more SEC teams win NCAA regionals; USF's run keeps going

Jun. 08, 2021 02:18 AM EDT

Four more Southeastern Conference teams earned spots in the NCAA baseball tournament super regionals Monday night, while Stanford, Dallas Baptist and the upstart South Florida Bulls also continued their seasons. No. 1 overall seed Arkansas broke open its game against...

Longtime Syracuse men's lacrosse coach John Desko retiring

Jun. 08, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse men's lacrosse coach John Desko, who built a Hall of Fame career as both a player and coach, announced his retirement on Monday in the wake of a disappointing season. “The last 46 years at Syracuse have been an incredible experience and...

Arizona's Candrea retiring after 36 years, 8 national titles

Jun. 07, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Candrea is retiring after winning eight national championships and amassing more wins than any coach in college softball history during 36 years at Arizona. “It has been an honor to represent the University of Arizona for 36 years,” Candrea...

Alek Jacob goes the distance, Gonzaga beats LSU 3-0

Jun. 05, 2021 01:28 AM EDT

EUGENE. Ore. (AP) — Alek Jacob struck out nine and gave up four hits in a complete game shutout to help No. 2 regional seed Gonzaga beat third-seeded LSU 3-0 in a Eugene Regional opener on Friday night. Jacob escaped a jam in the fourth inning after giving up a lead-off...

Analysis: Coach K's legacy built on ability to reach players

Jun. 04, 2021 03:02 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — What makes Mike Krzyzewski unquestionably one of the greatest coaches in the history of American sports goes beyond his resume of impressive milestones. As he prepares for a final season at Duke, the success of the Hall of...

Seattle beats Indiana for Noelle Quinn's 1st win at helm

Jun. 02, 2021 00:38 AM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 28 points, Jewell Loyd added 18 and the Seattle Storm beat the Indiana Fever 88-73 on Tuesday night for coach Noelle Quinn's first victory. Quinn took over on Sunday after Dan Hughes abruptly announced his retirement, saying...

Noelle Quinn ready for challenge of leading Seattle Storm

May. 31, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Noelle Quinn is thrilled to join the lineage of former WNBA players to graduating from playing to being head coaches in the league. She’s honored to be the first Black head coach for the Seattle Storm. It’s just happening maybe sooner than anyone...

Dan Hughes, 66, abruptly retires as coach of Seattle Storm

May. 30, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes abruptly announced his retirement on Sunday, saying the rigors of being a head coach in the WNBA has taken a toll. Hughes, 66, said he will continue to serve as an assistant coach for the United States at the Tokyo Olympics,...