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UConn: Ollie fired for impermissible contact, workouts

Jun. 21, 2018 10:32 AM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut says it fired men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie after finding NCAA violations that included improper workouts and improper contact with recruits by Ollie and former UConn star Ray Allen. The violations are laid out in more than 1,300 pages of documents...

The Latest: Lineup leak not bothering England at World Cup

Jun. 21, 2018 10:09 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 5:05 p.m. England defender Trent Alexander-Arnold says manager Gareth Southgate is yet to announce his team for the World Cup game against Panama, despite photographs circulating of a note that appeared to indicate a potential lineup....

Billy Connors, longtime pitching coach, dies at 76

Jun. 20, 2018 9:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Connors, a three-time New York Yankees pitching coach and confidant of late owner George Steinbrenner, has died. He was 76. The Yankees said Wednesday that Connors died Saturday. The team held a moment of silence before their game Wednesday night against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee...

Growing pains, high expectations face Titans' new head coach

Jun. 20, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Vrabel has been around the NFL long enough to know that he will have some growing pains as a first-time head coach. His goal with the Tennessee Titans is pretty basic. Don't make the same mistake twice. "There's going to be a lot of things that are going to come up for the...

Casey says Pistons have plenty of talent in place

Jun. 20, 2018 7:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Dwane Casey looks at the roster of the Detroit Pistons and sees a core of players capable of a lot more than the team accomplished last season. "Our time is now," Casey said. The Pistons introduced Casey as their new coach Wednesday, over a week after hiring him to replace Stan Van Gundy....

Texas to settle discrimination suit with former track coach

Jun. 20, 2018 12:59 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas has agreed to settle a race and gender discrimination lawsuit filed by former women's track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out of her job in 2013 after the school learned she had a relationship with an athlete a decade earlier. Kearney, who is black, had...

South African who lost his legs fulfills football dream

Jun. 20, 2018 7:41 AM EDT

WINDERVELDT, South Africa (AP) — Tebogo Mofokeng's legs were amputated when he was a toddler in South Africa, but that didn't stop him from fulfilling his dream of coaching young football players. Mofokeng, 18, is following the World Cup closely, but on Sunday morning he was on a dusty field in...

Bugel, Thomas win PFWA's assistant coach award

Jun. 19, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

Joe Bugel and Emmitt Thomas are winners of the 2018 Paul "Dr. Z" Zimmerman Award given by the Professional Football Writers of America for work as an NFL assistant coach. Bugel spent 27 of his 32 NFL seasons as an assistant coach and is best known for building Washington's famous Hogs offensive line unit as the...

Oklahoma approves 5-years, $25 million for Lincoln Riley

Jun. 19, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lincoln Riley got a major raise a year ago based on potential. This one was based on results. Oklahoma will pay its football coach $25 million over the next five years, including $4.8 million this season. Oklahoma's Board of Regents approved the new numbers on Tuesday. The 34-year-old...

Chris Duhon named Illinois State assistant coach

Jun. 19, 2018 1:31 PM EDT

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Former Chicago Bulls point guard Chris Duhon has joined the staff of Illinois State University as an assistant coach. Illinois State coach Dan Muller announced Duhon's appointment Monday, saying he brings "a high level of on-the-court experience and success" to the university's...