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Police: High school football coach fatally shot in home

Sep. 21, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida high school football coach was fatally shot at his home Monday morning, authorities said. Responding officers found Miami Senior High School football coach Corey Smith, 46, suffering from several gunshot wounds, according to a Miami-Dade police news release. Fire rescue...

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney talks with players after a defensive stop against Wake Forest during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Walt Unks/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

No. 1 Clemson, Swinney worried about COVID during bye week

Sep. 21, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has few worries about his football team on the field. Off it? That's another story. Swinney is concerned that the top-ranked Tigers' bye week — especially with players getting Friday and Saturday off — could result in the team having more contact with people and increase...

Deion Sanders smiles as he is introduced as Jackson State's head football coach at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss., Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (Eric Shelton/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)

‘Match made in heaven’: Deion Sanders to coach Jackson State

Sep. 21, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Deion Sanders wiped away tears of joy and passion before speaking. Jackson State’s new football coach then stated “I believe” many times about what he envisions happening on and off the field. “I have a commitment to excellence in each and every thing I...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (28) runs off the field with quarterback Tom Brady (12) after Fournette ran 46-yards for a score against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

Brady, Fournette lead Bucs over Panthers 31-17

Sep. 20, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady has a dazzling track record of winning, period. The six-time Super Bowl champion's perfect when it comes to rebounding from rare season-opening losses during a 21-year career after tasting victory with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the first time on Sunday. Brady threw for 217...

Dallas Cowboys' Chris Jones (6) and others celebrate with kicker Greg Zuerlein (2) after Zuerlein kicked a field goal to help the Cowboys to a 40-39 win against the Atlanta Falcons in an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Cowboys' rally stuns Falcons 40-39 in McCarthy's home debut

Sep. 20, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — One gamble after another failed for coach Mike McCarthy in his home debut with the Dallas Cowboys. A successful onside kick made them all moot. Greg Zuerlein kicked a 46-yard field goal as time expired, and the Cowboys overcame four fumbles and a 20-point deficit in the first...

The Thorns open the fall series with a 3-0 win over Utah

Sep. 20, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Sophia Smith, the No. 1 overall pick in the National Women's Soccer League draft this year, scored in her Portland debut and the Thorns beat the Utah Royals 3-0 in a fall series match Sunday. There was drama before the start. The Royals placed head coach Craig Harrington and...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day, front left, shakes hands with Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, front right, after an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Big Ten's third football schedule of the 2020 season is highlighted by Michigan-Ohio State on Dec. 12, the final day of the conference's regular-season and the latest date the rivals have ever played. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Huskers get tough draw; UCF rising star

Sep. 19, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

For the second straight weekend, the Big Ten made news without playing. Last week, the conference was in the process of putting together a restart plan for football. On Saturday, the Big Ten released its schedule 3.0, doing it a little bit at a time on Fox's Big Noon Kickoff pregame show. The Big Ten also took...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Florida State head football coach Mike Norvell speaks at n during an NCAA college football press conference in Tallahassee, Fla. Norvell has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not coach the Seminoles in-person this week as they prepare for Miami. He released a statement Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 saying he tested positive Friday. His wife and daughter tested negative Saturday morning, he said. (AP Photo/Phil Sears,  File)

FSU coach Norvell tests positive for virus before Miami

Sep. 19, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

Florida State coach Mike Norvell has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not coach the Seminoles in-person this week as they prepare for Miami. Norvell released a statement Saturday saying he tested positive a day earlier but is feeling fine. He said his wife and daughter tested negative Saturday. Florida State...

Boston College tight end Hunter Long (80) catches a touchdown pass against Duke Blue cornerback Leonard Johnson (33) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Durham, N.C. (Nell Redmond/Pool Photo via AP)

Jurkovec helps BC beat Duke 26-6 in Hafley’s debut

Sep. 19, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Phil Jurkovec threw for 300 yards and two touchdowns, Zay Flowers had 162 receiving yards, and Boston College beat Duke 26-6 on Saturday to give Jeff Hafley a win in his first game as a head coach. Hafley, who served as Ohio State’s co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach...

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2015, file photo, Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper, right, talks to assistant coach Rick Bowness during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks in Tampa, Fla. For the first time in NHL history, a coach is facing a former assistant in the Stanley Cup Final. Dallas Stars interim coach Bowness worked five years as an assistant under Cooper with the Lightning. They parted ways in 2008 and are now facing off in a series of old school vs. new school coaches. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Lightning's Cooper vs. Stars' Bowness is NHL coaching first

Sep. 19, 2020 3:28 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Two nights after the Dallas Stars advanced to the Stanley Cup Final, their coaching staff was seated at a table for dinner in the NHL bubble right next to their counterparts from the Tampa Bay Lightning. Lightning coach Jon Cooper got to chat with former assistant Rick Bowness, who...