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Missouri attorney general backs high school football prayer

Dec. 6, 2019 4:28 PM EST

CAMERON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican attorney general is defending a local high school football coach who came under fire for allegedly leading students in prayer. At issue is a complaint against the Cameron R-1 School District from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, national association of...

No. 3 Clemson, No. 22 Virginia square off for ACC title

Dec. 6, 2019 1:52 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is happy his players can finally make the case for themselves that they are a championship-caliber team. The third-ranked Tigers (12-0; No. 3 CFP) take on No. 22 Virginia (9-3; No. 23 CFP) for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship on Saturday night,...

Florida to name basketball court after former coach Donovan

Dec. 6, 2019 1:38 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Billy Donovan is returning to Florida for good. The Gators are naming their basketball court after Donovan, who led them to back-to-back national championships, four Final Four appearances and six Southeastern Conference titles during his 19 years in Gainesville. “Billy...

Fresno State coach Jeff Tedford steps down after 3 seasons

Dec. 6, 2019 12:50 PM EST

Fresno State football coach Jeff Tedford is stepping down from the job after three seasons at his alma mater. The program tweeted a message from Tedford on Friday that read: “It is with a heavy heart that, today, I am announcing that I am stepping down as the head coach here at Fresno State.” The...

NFL At 100: Rooney Rule has its positives and its faults

Dec. 6, 2019 12:46 PM EST

In 2003, the NFL had three minority head coaches: future Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dungy, Herman Edwards and Marvin Lewis. In the 12 previous seasons, there had been six. Total. Considering that the majority of the players in the league 16 years ago were minorities, that imbalance was enormous. And...

Hoosiers, Allen agree to new 7-year, $27.3 million contract

Dec. 6, 2019 12:44 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana coach Tom Allen has agreed to a new seven-year contract worth more than $27 million. The deal announced Friday runs through the 2026 season and will average $3.9 million per year. Allen's 18 wins in his first three seasons are a school record. The Hoosiers this year beat...

Padres hire former Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild

Dec. 5, 2019 11:49 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild has been hired in the same position by the San Diego Padres. Rothschild is one of several newcomers on rookie manager Jayce Tingler’s staff announced Thursday. Rothschild spent the last nine seasons with the Yankees before...

Woman seeks dismissal of lawsuit against Luke Walton

Dec. 5, 2019 6:47 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former sportscaster Kelli Tennant is seeking dismissal of her sexual assault lawsuit against Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton, a court document shows. The request for dismissal of the civil case was filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The dismissal form did not include...

Column: Coach O turns out to be the perfect choice for LSU

Dec. 5, 2019 4:26 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — He comes at you with that raspy Cajun timbre, his words delivered from deep in the throat in rapid-fire succession, often requiring subtitles for those not raised in the backwaters of southern Louisiana. Ed Orgeron's portly, weathered face reveals every line and wrinkle of a man who would...

Clemson's Swinney, Cavs' Mendenhall on similar ACC paths

Dec. 5, 2019 2:59 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Bronco Mendenhall had only said a few words and Clemson's Dabo Swinney realized the new Virginia coach was more than a colleague: this was someone who understood how to lead a team to success. Mendenhall and the 22nd-ranked Cavaliers (9-3; No. 23 College Football Playoff) will square...