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Murray State hires Kentucky assistant Hood as head coach

Dec. 13, 2019 7:24 PM EST

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Murray State has hired Kentucky special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach Dean Hood as head football coach. Hood returns to the Ohio Valley Conference, where he went 44-19 with two conference titles and three FCS playoff berths from 2008-15 at Eastern Kentucky. He had spent the...

Memphis hires interim Ryan Silverfield as Tigers' new coach

Dec. 13, 2019 5:34 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis has hired Ryan Silverfield as the Tigers' new coach, removing the interim tag given to him Sunday when Mike Norvell left for Florida State. Athletic director Laird Veatch announced the hiring Friday, saying Memphis met with candidates from all over the country. Veatch said...

Gase, Darnold sideline exchange just more Jets frustration

Dec. 13, 2019 4:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The game was all but over when the New York Jets faced fourth-and-1 in Baltimore territory and Sam Darnold's hurried pass was knocked away from Jamison Crowder. A frustrated Darnold trudged to the sideline, where he was met by an equally exasperated coach Adam Gase. With the Jets trailing...

Saban, wife funding new Tuscaloosa center with $1.25M gift

Dec. 13, 2019 4:11 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban will help fund a new children's center in Tuscaloosa with gifts totaling $1.25 million, officials announced Friday. The Tuscaloosa News reported that Saban and his wife Terry at making a $1 million donation for what will become the...

NFL Notes: Meaty questions, deep cuts with Saints' Payton

Dec. 13, 2019 3:18 PM EST

Sean Payton responded to a grocery store butcher’s questioning of one of his play calls with a cutting retort about the quality of the meat behind the counter. The New Orleans Saints coach says he was really trying to be lighthearted about it, but also felt compelled to explain his decision to call for a...

Pederson says Grugier-Hill hiding concussion was 'selfish'

Dec. 13, 2019 2:07 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson says it was a “selfish act” for linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill to hide concussion symptoms from the team's medical staff during a game at Miami on Dec. 1. Grugier-Hill said Thursday that he told doctors he hurt his shoulder on the...

Army-Navy rivalry features Trump attending 120th game

Dec. 13, 2019 1:44 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Army's sensational turnaround under coach Jeff Monken has been highlighted by 10-win seasons, bowl game victories and even a spot in the national rankings. But a win Saturday against Navy would mean a bit more -- the Black Knights' senior class would go out with a sweep of the series....

Prep football coach Ralph Munger retires after 335 wins

Dec. 13, 2019 12:28 PM EST

ROCKFORD, Mich (AP) — Ralph Munger, one of the most successful high school football coaches in Michigan, is retiring after 335 victories and three state championships. Munger has been coach at Rockford High School, near Grand Rapids, since 1992. He earlier coached the football team at Frankenmuth High...

Sharks seek new voice after firing coach Peter DeBoer

Dec. 13, 2019 2:46 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Flying back home from a winless road trip, general manager Doug Wilson could feel the same lack of energy and excitement that had plagued the San Jose Sharks on the ice too often this season. So soon after the team landed, Wilson decided to do something he hadn't done in more than...

Rangers spoil Boughner's debut with 6-3 win over Sharks

Dec. 13, 2019 2:15 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Bob Boughner's debut as interim coach of the San Jose Sharks appeared to be heading in a good direction until Mika Zibanejad and Artemi Panarin took over in the third period. Zibanejad scored the tying and go-ahead goals in less than five minutes, Panarin added two insurance goals...