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Rangers fire manager Chris Woodward short of his 500th game

Aug. 15, 2022 19:16 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers fired fourth-year manager Chris Woodward on Monday, a move made in hopes of building momentum toward next year, when the team has long expected to win again after a seasons-long rebuilding effort. The Rangers are on pace for their sixth...

The Texas Rangers have fired manager Chris Woodward in in his fourth season with the team

Aug. 15, 2022 14:44 PM EDT
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have fired manager Chris Woodward in in his fourth season with the team.

No. 2 Ohio St hungry to avenge Michigan loss, return to CFP

Aug. 15, 2022 12:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nine months later, the sting of losing to Michigan is still fresh for No. 2 Ohio State. That's the way it is in Columbus. Don't lose to Michigan. Doing so brings a year of pain and misery. “It was sickening,” receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba said...

Bills' OL Saffold focus on starting job after rib injury

Aug. 14, 2022 19:36 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Rodger Saffold is so excited to be back practicing since recovering from rib injuries sustained in a car accident, the Buffalo veteran offensive lineman doesn’t mind being used as “a dummy.” That’s the term Saffold used on Sunday in explaining how...

US women's hockey coach Wroblewski sidelined by COVID-19

Aug. 14, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The United States women’s national hockey team, which will feature 18 returning Olympians, took the ice for the first time Sunday to prepare for the world championships without new coach John Wroblewski, who tested positive for COVID-19. Wroblewski tested...

Watson apologizes, then struggles in Browns preseason debut

Aug. 12, 2022 23:58 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Deshaun Watson apologized before his preseason debut with the Cleveland Browns and then got an earful from opposing fans. Watson apologized Friday “to all the women I have impacted” after being accused by two dozen women of sexual misconduct during...

Pats rookies Strange, Thornton solid in preseason debut

Aug. 12, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — With most of their starters watching from the sideline after being given the night off, the Patriots used their first exhibition outing on Thursday night to evaluate the newest faces on their roster. After struggling to find productive contributors via the...

No Latino GMs in MLB after Avila firing, only 3 managers

Aug. 11, 2022 20:51 PM EDT

St. Louis Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol didn't realize there were no Latino general managers left in Major League Baseball after the Detroit Tigers fired Al Avila. Marmol himself is one of only three Latino on-field managers, along with Boston's Alex Cora and Washington's Dave...

Michigan State gives Tom Izzo new deal worth $6.2M per year

Aug. 11, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

Michigan State has signed coach Tom Izzo to a new deal valued at $6.2 million per season, giving him about $2 million more each year. The school announced the deal Thursday, saying that the five-year rollover contract will need to be approved by its board next month. ...

Contract standoff between Bears, star LB Smith continues

Aug. 11, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The contract standoff between the Chicago Bears and Roquan Smith continued Thursday with the star linebacker watching practice from the sideline and new coach Matt Eberflus saying he expects healthy players to participate on the field. The Bears removed...