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Vikings interview Cowboys coordinators for head coach job

Jan. 19, 2022 20:56 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings completed head coach interviews Wednesday with the two top assistants for the Dallas Cowboys: offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. Moore just finished his fourth season with the Cowboys and third in the...

49ers, Packers hope to avoid more special teams mishaps

Jan. 19, 2022 19:01 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Kyle Shanahan has a simple request for the San Francisco 49ers special teams units each week. With a dynamic offense and fearsome pass rush leading a stout defense, he just wants to avoid catastrophes in the kicking game. “My number...

Arians to appeal $50,000 fine for slapping player's helmet

Jan. 19, 2022 18:42 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians says he'll appeal a $50,000 fine imposed by the NFL for slapping the helmet of one of his players during last Sunday's 31-15 NFC wild-card playoff victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Arians said he was trying to prevent...

Former NFL players among North Carolina sports hall class

Jan. 19, 2022 14:25 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A trio of former National Football League players, a member of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame and a holdover from 2021 highlight the new class of inductees for the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. The hall, which announced the new class on Wednesday,...

AP source: Vikings seek interview with Rams' Raheem Morris

Jan. 18, 2022 22:22 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have added Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris to their candidate list for head coach. According to a person with knowledge of the process, speaking Tuesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the...

AP source: Panthers interview Jay Gruden, 3 others for OC

Jan. 18, 2022 22:05 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have expanded their offensive coordinator search to include former Washington coach Jay Gruden and three others, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity...

Becky Hammon: 'Right time' to leave NBA, return to WNBA

Jan. 18, 2022 20:17 PM EST

Becky Hammon said she has always followed her heart and not worried about what other people think of her career decisions. There were concerns when she chose to play at Colorado State instead of a bigger school. There was backlash about her playing for Russia in the Olympics and now...

Nick Saban, others urge Manchin to protect voting rights

Jan. 18, 2022 20:13 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and other prominent sports figures with ties to West Virginia have urged U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin to support sweeping legislation to protect the right to vote. Saban was joined by NBA Hall of Famer Jerry...

Steelers' Tomlin: 'all options' on the table at QB in 2022

Jan. 18, 2022 14:35 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — For the first time in Mike Tomlin's long tenure as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, he enters the offseason unsure of who his starting quarterback will be in the fall. The only certainty is that it won't be Ben Roethlisberger, who has given every...

No. 10 Arizona's Barnes reprimanded for comment on officials

Jan. 18, 2022 13:08 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Pac-12 Conference has reprimanded No. 10 Arizona women's basketball coach Adia Barnes for public comments about officiating following a game against Oregon last weekend. Barnes was incensed following a testy 68-66 loss to the Ducks on Saturday that included...