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US water polo coaches returning for Paris Olympics

Dec. 07, 2021 09:31 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Right after the Summer Olympics, Adam Krikorian was done. Worn down by coaching the U.S. women's water polo team through a pandemic, he thought it might be time to try something new. Some two months after Tokyo, long after the glow of a third consecutive gold medal...

Column: US dignitaries shun Olympics. What about sponsors?

Dec. 07, 2021 04:15 AM EST

Refusing to send an official U.S. delegation while U.S. athletes compete at the Beijing Olympics is like dropping off dessert at a party you plan to protest by staying away. Your absence might cause a stir at the start, but it will be pretty much ignored by the time people tuck into their pie. ...

Boudreau's 1st game coaching Canucks is 4-0 win over Kings

Dec. 07, 2021 02:48 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Thatcher Demko made 30 saves and Bruce Boudreau won his first game as coach of the Vancouver Canucks in a 4-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night. The win came less than 24 hours after the Canucks cleaned house, firing general...

Tumultuous season ends with Oregon seeking new head coach

Dec. 07, 2021 01:44 AM EST

Just three days after losing the Pac-12 championship and their chance to salvage an up-and-down season with a Rose Bowl berth, the Oregon Ducks are looking for a new coach. Mario Cristobal became the head coach at Miami on Monday, returning to his alma mater, and Oregon athletic...

Flyers fire Vigneault amid skid; Yeo named interim coach

Dec. 06, 2021 23:37 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers fired coach Alain Vigneault on Monday with the team spiraling toward a franchise-worst losing streak, turning to yet another coach to try and end a Stanley Cup drought pushing 47 years. The Flyers have been one of NHL’s biggest flops...

After firing coach, Flyers drop 9th straight, 7-5 to Avs

Dec. 06, 2021 23:10 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Erik Johnson had a goal and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche beat Philadelphia 7-5 on Monday night to hand the Flyers their ninth straight loss just hours after they fired coach Alain Vigneault. Mike Yeo took over as interim coach of the Flyers, but they...

Giants close to 5th straight losing season after Miami loss

Dec. 06, 2021 19:34 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — As the losses mounted over the course of the season, the New York Giants could always look at the standings in the weak NFC and recognize they were a game or so out of a wild-card playoff berth. It's time to end the wishful thinking. The Giants (4-8)...

Napier's Florida staff starts taking shape with Toney, Hocke

Dec. 06, 2021 18:41 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — New Florida coach Billy Napier's staff is starting to take shape. Napier hired four assistants who spent the last four years with him at Louisiana-Lafayette, including Patrick Toney as the team's co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach and Mark Hocke as...

Colorado State brings in Nevada head coach Jay Norvell

Dec. 06, 2021 17:24 PM EST

Colorado State hired the first Black head football coach in program history Monday, bringing in Nevada's Jay Norvell to take over for Steve Addazio. Norvell is coming off a season in which he guided the Wolf Pack to an 8-4 record and a spot in the Quick Lane Bowl against Western...

Oregon's Cristobal takes Miami coaching job after Diaz fired

Dec. 06, 2021 17:16 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Mario Cristobal is going home again. Cristobal is leaving Oregon and returning to Miami, accepting an offer to become head coach at his alma mater, where he won two national championships as a player. He let the Ducks know of the decision Monday, his team...