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QB coach brings familiar face for Rodgers on Packers' staff

Feb. 18, 2019 5:53 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — When Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers gets ready for his 15th season, he'll be working with a new coach and offensive coordinator. Plus, for the first time in his career, he'll be directing a new offense. At least there will be a constant for the 35-year-old quarterback:...

Fifth former employee sues Newman University

Feb. 18, 2019 1:08 PM EST

WICHTA, Kan. (AP) — A former Newman University volleyball coach has become the fifth ex-employee to sue the Catholic university in recent months. Destiny Clark filed a federal lawsuit Thursday alleging that the private school and its athletic director retaliated against her, paid her less than promised and...

University of Missouri to start competitive chess team

Feb. 18, 2019 10:30 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri is starting a competitive chess team and has hired a Romanian grandmaster to coach it. The school said in a news release that Cristian Chirila has started recruiting a team of highly ranked players from around the world. They'll receive scholarships and live...

Women's basketball teams honor cancer survivors

Feb. 18, 2019 2:15 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Women's basketball teams across the country found many different ways to honor cancer survivors this week as part of the Play4Kay initiative. Texas A&M and Iowa had their players wear names on their jerseys of people who had touched their lives and battled cancer. Aggies coach Gary...

Ready, Aim, Tweet; Brown fires at Roethlisberger, Tomlin

Feb. 16, 2019 4:57 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Antonio Brown's laundry list of issues with the Pittsburgh Steelers appears to include a problem with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's leadership style and how head coach Mike Tomlin treated the Pro Bowl wide receiver during the regular-season finale against Cincinnati. Brown, who has...

Athletes prep for first girls wrestling tournament

Feb. 16, 2019 9:58 AM EST

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Samirah Price "learned moves without even knowing it," rolling around on the living room floor with her four older brothers. She refined her technique watching American Olympians Jordan Burroughs and Cary Kolat on YouTube, trying to replicate what she saw. Price joined the wrestling...

St. John's rallies to stun No. 8 Marquette 81-74

Feb. 15, 2019 9:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly seven years to the day of the biggest upset in St. John's women's basketball history, the Red Storm pulled off another top-10 stunner. Tiana England scored 20 points and St. John's rallied from a double-digit deficit to beat No. 8 Marquette 81-74 on Friday night. It was the first...

Basketball Hall of Fame announces finalists for 2019

Feb. 15, 2019 8:41 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Paul Westphal says it's an honor these days to have anyone remember that he played basketball. The Hall of Fame obviously remembers. Westphal is one of 13 people who were announced Friday as finalists for enshrinement later this year by the Basketball Hall of Fame. He's one of four...

Steve Sarkisian returns as Alabama's offensive coordinator

Feb. 15, 2019 5:12 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Steve Sarkisian is returning to Alabama as offensive coordinator, a position he held for the 2016 team for the national championship game loss to Clemson. Alabama coach Nick Saban announced the hiring of Sarkisian and six other assistants on Friday, along with the promotion of Pete...

Vols shuffle staff, add Ansley as defensive coordinator

Feb. 15, 2019 4:26 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is spending big to give coach Jeremy Pruitt a more experienced staff with some familiar faces. Pruitt announced staff changes Friday that included the hire of Derrick Ansley as a defensive coordinator who will handle all defensive calls. Pruitt had called Tennessee's...