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Cavaliers fire coach J.B. Bickerstaff despite back-to-back playoffs appearances and steady progress

May. 23, 2024 14:20 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — J.B. Bickerstaff won and still lost his job. He dragged the Cleveland Cavaliers through some turbulent seasons, getting them back to the playoffs and deeper into the postseason than they've been without LeBron James on the roster in more than 30 years. ...

New Jersey Devils hire former Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe

May. 23, 2024 11:20 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Less than two weeks after being fired by the Toronto Maple Leafs, Sheldon Keefe has been hired by the New Jersey Devils and given the task of turning a young team led by a superstar forward into a Stanley Cup contender. Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald...

49ers assistant Brandon Staley looks for a coaching 'reset' after firing by Chargers

May. 23, 2024 06:01 AM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Staley's rise up the coaching ranks was meteoric, going from a Division III defensive coordinator to head coach in the NFL in a dizzying five-year span. Staley's stay at the top of the football coaching profession proved to be brief as he was...

Former Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe hired to coach the New Jersey Devils, source tells AP

May. 22, 2024 18:35 PM EDT
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Former Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe hired to coach the New Jersey Devils, source tells AP.

Left tackle Tristan Wirfs does not join teammates for start of Bucs OTA workouts

May. 21, 2024 16:52 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers left tackle Tristan Wirfs was a no-show Tuesday for the start of the club’s voluntary organized team activities. An All-Pro at right tackle two years ago, Wirfs made a smooth transition to left tackle last season and is scheduled to earn...

Vikings seek new deal with Justin Jefferson; star WR absent so far from workouts, AP source says

May. 20, 2024 21:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have one major piece of roster management remaining on their agenda before the regular season: signing superstar wide receiver Justin Jefferson to a contract extension. Without a new deal in place, Jefferson was absent on Monday when the...

The Hurricanes have their deal with coach Rod Brind'Amour, yet more free-agency challenges loom

May. 20, 2024 15:54 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have locked up their biggest free agent in coach Rod Brind'Amour. The work ahead could prove more challenging for president and general manager Don Waddell. The Hurricanes have had six straight playoff trips, including at least one...

Avalanche face hard decisions with Landeskog, Nichushkin in offseason after 2nd round loss to Dallas

May. 20, 2024 13:39 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The biggest factor in the direction of the Colorado Avalanche's offseason plans may just hinge on trust. Trust in whether captain Gabriel Landeskog can make a comeback after missing two full seasons with a knee injury. Trust also in whether Valeri Nichushkin can be...

Carolina Hurricanes re-sign coach Rod Brind'Amour and staff to multiyear deals

May. 19, 2024 14:18 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed coach Rod Brind’Amour and his staff to multiyear contracts, keeping one of the best in the NHL behind the bench around for the long term. The team announced the re-signings Sunday for Brind'Amour, assistants Jeff Daniels...

Toronto Maple Leafs hire Craig Berube as coach, hoping veteran can turn around longtime playoff woes

May. 17, 2024 17:42 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs hired Craig Berube as their coach on Friday, bringing in someone with Stanley Cup-winning experience to try to help the storied franchise end the longest championship drought in the NHL. Berube coached the St. Louis Blues to the Cup in 2019....