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Final goodbye to college football coaching great Gagliardi

Oct. 15, 2018 8:02 PM EDT

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners have turned out to say goodbye to John Gagliardi, college football's winningest coach. About 1,500 people filled St. John's Abbey Church in Collegeville, Minnesota, on Monday for Gagliardi's funeral. He died Oct. 7 at the age of 91. The St. Cloud Times...

Struggling Buccaneers fire defensive coordinator Mike Smith

Oct. 15, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mike Smith is out as defensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, replaced by linebackers coach Mark Duffner. Riding a three-game losing streak and not showing any signs of being able to fix a porous unit that keeps undermining the team's chances of winning, the Bucs dismissed the...

Ex community college baseball coaches accused of misconduct

Oct. 15, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

CENTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Two former baseball coaches at an Iowa community college have been accused of misconduct by former players. Two ex-players at Indian Hills Community College claimed former head coach Cam Walker and assistant coach Steve Kletke provided false identities to foreign students so they...

Gase: Miami's Tannehill might return this week against Lions

Oct. 15, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The most prolific game of Brock Osweiler's career may have been a cameo. Or not. With Ryan Tannehill nursing an injury to his throwing shoulder, it was uncertain Monday whether Osweiler will get another start for the Miami Dolphins. Osweiler thrived as Tannehill's replacement Sunday,...

Witness grilled over texts to Kansas college hoops coach

Oct. 15, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for a former Adidas executive who's a defendant at a college basketball corruption trial zeroed in on Monday on communications between a recruiting fixer and the head coach at Kansas. On cross-examination in federal court in Manhattan, a key government witness, ex-Adidas consultant...

Chicago Cubs hire Anthony Iapoce as hitting coach

Oct. 15, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are turning to a familiar face to help with their inconsistent offense. Chicago hired Anthony Iapoce as its hitting coach on Monday, replacing the fired Chili Davis. The 45-year-old Iapoce was a special assistant in the Cubs' front office for three years from 2013-15,...

QB Tagovailoa scare a reminder Alabama's Plan B is good, too

Oct. 15, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama got quite a scare at the sight of starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on the ground clutching his right knee. But the situation could have been worse — on multiple levels. The Crimson Tide got a break, Tagovailoa was able to trot off the field and apparently won't...

Longtime Eastern Illinois football coach Bob Spoo dies at 80

Oct. 15, 2018 3:19 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Former Eastern Illinois coach Bob Spoo, whose players included future NFL quarterbacks Tony Romo and Jimmy Garoppolo, has died at age 80. The university says Spoo died Monday in Rockford, Illinois. School spokesman Rich Moser says Spoo had been ill in recent weeks. Spoo retired in...

Titans linebacker Morgan out 'few weeks,' Spain day to day

Oct. 15, 2018 1:51 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans coach Mike Vrabel says linebacker Derrick Morgan probably will miss "a few weeks" after hurting a shoulder against the Baltimore Ravens, though left guard Quinton Spain is day to day after hurting his right shoulder. Vrabel said Monday that it's unfortunate the Titans won't...

UCF picked to win American; Taylor preseason player of year

Oct. 15, 2018 12:06 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Central Florida has been picked by coaches to win the American Athletic Conference, and Knights point guard B.J. Taylor has been named the conference's preseason player of the year. UCF earned six of a possible 11 first-place votes and 114 points to edge Cincinnati for the No. 1 spot....