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FILE - In this Dec. 9. 2018, file photo, Grand Canyon coach Dan Majerle watches his team play Nevada during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Phoenix. Former men's basketball coach Dan Majerle has filed a lawsuit for breach of contract after being fired by Grand Canyon in March 2020. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb, File)

Fired coach Majerle sues GCU for breach of contract

May. 19, 2020 9:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former men's basketball coach Dan Majerle has filed a lawsuit for breach of contract after being fired by Grand Canyon earlier this year. In the lawsuit filed in Superior Court on Monday, Majerle seeks the full amount of a contract that ran through 2022-23 before he was fired after seven...

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions during a season ticket member fan forum before practice at the Cleveland Browns NFL football team's training camp facility in Berea, Ohio. Several NFL teams are reopening their training facilities Tuesday, May 19, 2020, while many are prohibited by government restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. Commissioner Roger Goodell gave the 32 clubs the go-ahead for limited reopenings as long as state and local municipalities allow them. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

NFL owners make changes to enhance diversity on many levels

May. 19, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

Changes designed to enhance opportunities for minorities to get executive, head coaching and coordinator positions were passed Tuesday by NFL owners. They include addendums to the Rooney Rule, which has fallen short in its goal of increasing diversity in the league. “We feel the package of steps and...

USC hires Jeremy Kipp as men's and women's swim coach

May. 19, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeremy Kipp is the new head coach of Southern California’s men’s and women’s swimming teams, replacing Dave Salo, who is retiring after 14 years. Kipp spent the last two years in a similar job at Northwestern, where his teams were among the best in program history....

Ex-Stanford two-sport star Zach Hoffpauir dies at 26

May. 16, 2020 1:14 AM EDT

Zach Hoffpauir, a two-sport standout at Stanford who earned All-Pac 12 honors as a safety in football and played two seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ minor league system, has died at age 26. The University of Northern Colorado, where Hoffpauir was hired in February as an assistant football coach in...

Saints add versatile running back, returner Montgomery

May. 15, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have signed veteran running back Ty Montgomery, general manager Mickey Loomis said Friday. The 6-foot, 216-pound Montgomery comes to New Orleans after spending last season in largely a reserve and special teams role with the New York Jets. Montgomery rushed 15...

Chicago State hires Sardin as women's basketball coach

May. 15, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago State hired Tiffany Sardin as coach Friday, hoping the former Virginia star can transform a struggling program in her hometown. Chicago State has had nine straight losing seasons, failing to win more than six games a year in that span. Misty Opat resigned as coach last month after...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry, center, poses for a photo with owners Jimmy Haslam, left, and Dee Haslam, right, after speaking during a news conference at the NFL football team's training facility in Berea, Ohio. The Cleveland Browns have hired former 49ers executive Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as their new vice president of football operations under first-year general manager Andrew Berry. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Browns hire former 49ers exec Adofo-Mensah as assistant GM

May. 15, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have hired former 49ers executive Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as their new vice president of football operations — a top assistant to first-year general manager Andrew Berry. Adofo-Mensah will join a new staff in Cleveland after Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 1972, file photo, UCLA quarterback Mark Harmon, left, son of former Michigan Heisman Trophy winner Tom Harmon, works out with coach Pepper Rodgers, right, in Los Angeles. Rodgers, a colorful personality who helped Georgia Tech to an unbeaten season as a player in 1952 and went on to coach the Yellow Jackets as well as Kansas, UCLA and in the United States Football League, died Thursday, May 14, 2020, at the age of 88. His alma mater announced his death. A statement from Georgia Tech said Rodgers died in Reston, Va. No cause was given.  (AP Photo/GB, File)

Colorful player, coach Pepper Rodgers dies at age 88

May. 15, 2020 1:16 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Pepper Rodgers, a colorful personality who helped Georgia Tech to an unbeaten season as a player in 1952 and went on to coach the Yellow Jackets as well as Kansas, UCLA and Memphis teams in both the USFL and CFL, died Thursday. He was 88. A statement from his alma mater said Rodgers died in...

Saints bring back reserve lineman Omameh

May. 14, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has re-signed offensive lineman Patrick Omameh. The 6-foot-4, 327-pound Omameh joined New Orleans at the start of training camp last season and appeared in 14 regular-season games with one start. The seven-year veteran...

FILE - In this July 28, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer gestures while talking to players during NFL football training camp in Mankato, Minn. First-round draft pick Jeff Gladney will be the latest young cornerback to be challenged by Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, whose tough-love teaching has helped develop several solid pros at his pet position. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King, File)

Vikes' Zimmer sequestering at ranch with assistant coach son

May. 14, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Zimmer has managed to conduct some extra strategy sessions during this sequestered NFL offseason, despite being disconnected from all of his players and almost all of his staff. That's because the Minnesota Vikings head coach has his newly appointed co-defensive coordinator spending...