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Iowa hires Billy Taylor as assistant basketball coach

May. 22, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has hired former Lehigh and Ball State head coach Billy Taylor to be an assistant on Fran McCaffery's staff. Taylor, who spent three years as the director of basketball operations in Iowa City from 2014-16, will replace Andrew Francis, now with California. Taylor led Lehigh from...

Monty Williams hoping to give Suns some needed stability

May. 22, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have gone through coaches like tear-away racing visors, the count up to five in five years. The instability has hurt them on the court, the run of playoff-less appearances stretching to nine straight seasons with this year's 19-63 finish. Monty Williams, the man GM James...

Mariners' Gordon, Healy placed on IL, Bass signed

May. 21, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Seattle Mariners placed second baseman Dee Gordon and third baseman Ryon Healy on the 10-day injured list and signed right-hander Anthony Bass to a one-year contract with a $950,000 salary while in the major leagues. Gordon has a bruised right wrist and Healy lower back...

Jets sign wide receiver-kick returner Deonte Thompson

May. 21, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed free-agent wide receiver-kick returner Deonte Thompson, who played last season for Buffalo and Dallas. The Jets also announced Tuesday they have waived wide receiver Xavier Ubosi. The 30-year-old Thompson has 94 catches for 1,193 yards and four...

Lynx acquire frontcourt help in 2 deals for draft picks

May. 21, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx acquired Stephanie Talbot from Phoenix and Alaina Coates from Chicago in two separate trades on Tuesday for draft picks next year. Talbot started 24 games in 2017 and eight in 2018, averaging 4.0 points and 2.3 rebounds. She stepped up for the Mercury late last season...

Trail Blazers' cohesiveness helped them to conference finals

May. 21, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers faced a number of challenges on the journey to their first Western Conference finals in 19 years. But there was one they couldn't overcome: The Golden State Warriors. Portland's run in the playoffs, which captured fans' imaginations after Damian Lillard's...

Josh Jones not in attendance at Packers' OTAs

May. 21, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Packers would love nothing better than to put an offseason of turmoil behind them. Not so fast: Safety Josh Jones reportedly wants a trade. With just about everyone on the 90-man roster present on Tuesday for the second day of the team's voluntary organized team activities, Jones...

Wagner present, but not participating in Seahawks OTAs

May. 21, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Bobby Wagner will be present for the Seattle Seahawks' optional offseason activities. Just don't expect him to take part. That was the message delivered by the All-Pro middle linebacker Tuesday as Seattle continued the first week of organized team activities. Wagner's contract is up...

Frazier, Eaton exchange more barbs from a distance

May. 21, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets third baseman Todd Frazier and Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton were back at it with more barbs Tuesday. During New York's 5-3 win on Monday the two jawed at each other from a distance, prompting several Nationals to take a few steps out of the dugout before Frazier and Eaton were...

Mariota's approach to final year of contract: 'Let it ride'

May. 21, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Going into the final year of his rookie contract, Marcus Mariota hasn't changed anything about how he prepares for this season. That includes no talk of holding out or public demands for a new contract. The Titans quarterback and 2014 Heisman Trophy winner prefers to show up and...