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Athletic trainers: Coaches still influence health decisions

Jun. 26, 2019 2:14 AM EDT

More than one-third of college athletic trainers say coaches influence the hiring and firing of their schools' sports-medicine staffs, a finding that counters an NCAA-recommended protocol urging medical staff to make decisions about athlete health independent of coaches and administrators. Among the 1,796...

Hawaii skydiving crash victims included young couple, sailor

Jun. 25, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — All 11 people on board a skydiving plane died when it crashed and burned at a small airfield north of Honolulu last week. It was the worst civilian aviation accident in the U.S. since 2011. The Honolulu Medical Examiner's office has identified seven victims, including a young couple from...

Bucks' Horst wins Executive of the Year, heads back to work

Jun. 25, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks general manager Jon Horst took a break from his busy schedule Monday night to collect the 2018-19 NBA Executive of the Year Award. Horst won the honor during the league's awards show in Santa Monica, California, four days after he and his staff put a bow on the draft and...

James Wade has Sky playing well with wins in 5 of last 6

Jun. 25, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After a slow start, first-year coach James Wade has simplified things for the Chicago Sky, and it's paid off. The Sky have won five of their last six games, including a victory over the Connecticut Sun. "You have this vision you want to throw so much at them. Sometimes the best thing is to...

Smith revitalized for Cal coaching job after Liberty stint

Jun. 25, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Hall of Fame Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer once told Charmin Smith coaching would absolutely be in her future. Smith didn't see it at the time. Pursuing an engineering career had become her backup plan after Smith got cut from the WNBA when "someone named Sue Bird came in to the...

Blues sign coach Craig Berube to 3-year contract extension

Jun. 25, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Blues made official Tuesday what everyone had expected the moment Craig Berube led St. Louis to a remarkable turnaround capped by the first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history. They stripped the interim tag from his title and signed him to three-year contract. Berube had been...

Oklahoma State adds Cunningham to coaching staff

Jun. 25, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State has hired Cannen Cunningham as an assistant basketball coach. Cunningham, a former SMU star, spent last season at Tulane as the associate director of video operations under Mike Dunleavy Sr. He was responsible for acquiring, editing and distributing team film to the...

Timberwolves hire Pablo Prigioni as assistant coach

Jun. 25, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have hired Pablo Prigioni as an assistant coach, after the native of Argentina spent last season on staff with the Brooklyn Nets. Prigioni spent the majority of his 20-year playing career in the Spanish League. He became the NBA's oldest rookie at age 35 in the...

Thai cave boys mark year since ordeal with Buddhist rites

Jun. 24, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The 12 young Thai soccer players and their coach who grabbed global attention last year when they were trapped in a flooded cave for more than two weeks marked the anniversary of their ordeal with a religious ceremony Monday. The boys who became known as the Wild Boars, their...

AP source: Big East votes to invite UConn to rejoin

Jun. 24, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The presidents of the schools in the Big East voted Monday to extend an invitation to UConn to rejoin the conference for basketball and other sports. A person with firsthand knowledge confirmed that the schools' presidents voted by conference call on Monday morning. That person...