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Washington Wizards fire coach Scott Brooks after 5 seasons

Jun. 16, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook, Bradley Beal and the Wizards will have another coach next season after general manager Tommy Sheppard decided the organization is better off moving on from coach Scott Brooks. Washington made the playoffs three times under Brooks but...

Rangers confirm Gallant has been hired to replace Quinn

Jun. 16, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

Gerard Gallant is the new coach of the New York Rangers and will be tasked with taking one of the NHL’s youngest clubs to the next level. The Rangers announced Gallant's hiring Wednesday after agreeing to a four-year contract with him this week. ...

Ducks replace 2 assistant coaches, hiring Stothers, Ward

Jun. 15, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have hired Geoff Ward and Mike Stothers to replace assistant coaches Mark Morrison and Marty Wilford. The Ducks announced the overhaul of head coach Dallas Eakins' staff Tuesday. Morrison and Wilford both could end up in other...

New Steelers OC Canada to lean on Roethlisberger, run game

Jun. 15, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger recently expressed the challenges of learning a new offense in his 18th NFL season. First-year offensive coordinator Matt Canada intends to build off the strengths of the two-time Super Bowl winner,...

Lotulelei eagerly rejoins Bills after year off from football

Jun. 15, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

For someone regarded by his Buffalo Bills teammates as a man of few words, defensive tackle Star Lotulelei sure had plenty to unpack following his year away from football. Saying he had no regrets in deciding 11 months ago to opt out of last season because of COVID-19...

TCU promotes former MLB pitcher Saarloos as new head coach

Jun. 15, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former big league pitcher Kirk Saarloos was named TCU's new head baseball coach Tuesday after nine seasons as the team's pitching coach that included four consecutive trips to the College World Series. Saarloos replaces Jim Schlossnagle, who...

Belichick not expecting Gilmore to attend minicamp this week

Jun. 15, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he doesn’t expect cornerback Stephon Gilmore to participate in any of the team’s remaining mandatory minicamp workouts this week. It's an indication that the former defensive player of the year...

AP source: New York Rangers hiring Gerard Gallant as coach

Jun. 14, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

Gerard Gallant is set to join one of hockey's oldest organizations instead of the NHL's newest franchise after reaching an agreement to coach the New York Rangers. Gallant and the Rangers have a deal for him to be their next coach, a person with direct knowledge of the...

AP source: New York Rangers reach agreement to hire Gerard Gallant as coach

Jun. 14, 2021 18:16 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — AP source: New York Rangers reach agreement to hire Gerard Gallant as coach.

Auburn adds Georgia transfer guard KD Johnson to hoop roster

Jun. 14, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Former Georgia guard K.D. Johnson is transferring to Southeastern Conference rival Auburn. Tigers coach Bruce Pearl said Monday that Johnson has signed an Athletics Financial Aid Agreement to play for Auburn next season. ...