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Ready, Aim, Tweet; Brown fires at Roethlisberger, Tomlin

Feb. 16, 2019 4:57 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Antonio Brown's laundry list of issues with the Pittsburgh Steelers appears to include a problem with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's leadership style and how head coach Mike Tomlin treated the Pro Bowl wide receiver during the regular-season finale against Cincinnati. Brown, who has...

St. John's rallies to stun No. 8 Marquette 81-74

Feb. 15, 2019 9:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly seven years to the day of the biggest upset in St. John's women's basketball history, the Red Storm pulled off another top-10 stunner. Tiana England scored 20 points and St. John's rallied from a double-digit deficit to beat No. 8 Marquette 81-74 on Friday night. It was the first...

Basketball Hall of Fame announces finalists for 2019

Feb. 15, 2019 8:41 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Paul Westphal says it's an honor these days to have anyone remember that he played basketball. The Hall of Fame obviously remembers. Westphal is one of 13 people who were announced Friday as finalists for enshrinement later this year by the Basketball Hall of Fame. He's one of four...

Steve Sarkisian returns as Alabama's offensive coordinator

Feb. 15, 2019 5:12 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Steve Sarkisian is returning to Alabama as offensive coordinator, a position he held for the 2016 team for the national championship game loss to Clemson. Alabama coach Nick Saban announced the hiring of Sarkisian and six other assistants on Friday, along with the promotion of Pete...

Vols shuffle staff, add Ansley as defensive coordinator

Feb. 15, 2019 4:26 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is spending big to give coach Jeremy Pruitt a more experienced staff with some familiar faces. Pruitt announced staff changes Friday that included the hire of Derrick Ansley as a defensive coordinator who will handle all defensive calls. Pruitt had called Tennessee's...

Former EMU football coach Rick Rasnick dies at age 59

Feb. 15, 2019 4:12 PM EST

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Rick Rasnick, who coached Eastern Michigan's football team from 1995-99 and led the program to its last winning season for over two decades, has died. He was 59. The school says Rasnick died Wednesday. Rasnick coached EMU to a 6-5 mark in 1995, and the team's next winning season...

With Martz in charge, pro football returns to San Diego

Feb. 15, 2019 3:36 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Nearly 51 years ago, Mike Martz took his future wife, Julie, on their first date to watch Don Coryell's San Diego State Aztecs at what was then called San Diego Stadium. "I can't tell you what section. It was behind the Aztecs' bench on the 50-yard line, about halfway up the stands on the...

Ex-college hockey coach's court-ordered award now $4.2M

Feb. 14, 2019 9:25 AM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A discrimination and retaliation award is growing for a former women's hockey coach who sued the University of Minnesota Duluth. A federal judge granted a motion Wednesday to award Shannon Miller an additional $460,000 in pay and future benefits. That brings the total award to the...

New Jersey moves to limit contact in high school football

Feb. 13, 2019 5:41 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The executive committee of the organization that governs New Jersey high school athletes has approved a proposal to drastically reduce contact in football before and during the season. The proposal passed Wednesday by the executive committee of the New Jersey State Interscholastic...

Mason names Gdowski offensive coordinator, adds 3 coaches

Feb. 13, 2019 5:03 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason has promoted Gerry Gdowski to offensive coordinator and hired a trio of new assistant coaches. Mason announced his new coaches Wednesday, adding Devin Fitzsimmons as special teams coordinator and tight ends coach, Nick Eason for defensive line and Tim...