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UMass to unveil statues of school's basketball icons

Jun. 19, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts has announced plans to unveil statues of two of the best men's basketball players as well as two of the best basketball coaches in school history outside the team's Amherst arena. The statues of Julius “Dr. J”...

Football, YMCA volunteer charged with underage sex

Jun. 19, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A volunteer football coach and YMCA youth advocate has been charged with child rape and sex trafficking, officials said. Kharee Louis-Jeune, 33, of Brockton, faces charges including child rape, trafficking a person for sexual servitude, possession...

Canadiens beat Golden Knights 3-2 in OT to take 2-1 lead

Jun. 19, 2021 02:50 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Luke Richardson didn’t envision his debut as an NHL head coach coming this way. But he’ll take it. Josh Anderson scored his second goal of the game at 12:53 of overtime and Carey Price made 43 saves as Montreal beat the Vegas...

In it to win it: Texas not just happy to be in CWS this time

Jun. 18, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Texas is making its record 37th appearance in the College World Series and, unlike the last time it was here in 2018, coach David Pierce believes this team has the makings to be national champion. The Longhorns (47-15) went 5-0 through their regional...

Mavericks figure to keep focus on Doncic amid sudden shakeup

Jun. 18, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Mark Cuban is suddenly without a coach and general manager after the Dallas Mavericks were one of the models of stability in the NBA for more than a decade. The owner's next moves figure to be all about superstar Luka Doncic following coach Rick Carlisle's...

NFL holding its inaugural General Manager Forum next week

Jun. 18, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

The NFL is holding its inaugural General Manager Forum next week in an effort to increase minority hiring in front offices. The forum, named after Ozzie Newsome, will be held virtually on Monday ahead of the fourth annual Quarterback Coaching Summit. There are only four...

As Olympics near, Warriors' Brown eager for Nigerian chance

Jun. 18, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

There was a small hurdle that officials from the Nigerian basketball federation had to clear before they could even talk to Golden State Warriors assistant coach Mike Brown about becoming their men’s national coach. They needed his phone number. ...

Washington beats Dream for Mike Thibault's 350th career win

Jun. 17, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ariel Atkins scored 32 points, Theresa Plaisance added 25, and the short-handed Washington Mystics beat the Atlanta Dream 96-93 on Thursday night for coach Mike Thibault's 350th victory Natasha Cloud made two free throws with 24.6 seconds left to...

Clippers' Leonard listed as out for Friday's Game 6 vs. Utah

Jun. 17, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard is officially out Friday night for Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Utah Jazz, but coach Tyronn Lue did not have any update on if it will be longer. Leonard sprained his right knee Monday night in...

Carlisle steps down as Mavs' coach, one day after GM departs

Jun. 17, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

Rick Carlisle stepped down as coach of the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, the second major departure for that franchise in as many days. Carlisle spent 13 seasons in Dallas, leading the Mavericks to the 2011 NBA title. His decision was announced one day after general...