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Budenholzer's 'harmonious' exit starts Hawks' coach search

Apr. 26, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk on Thursday described coach Mike Budenholzer's exit as "harmonious" and "as mutual as parting can be." Schlenk also said the decision, finalized and announced late Wednesday , came after many discussions with Budenholzer and was not based on just one...

Pac-12's 5 new coaches wrap up spring practices

Apr. 26, 2018 1:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Pac-12 has five new coaches this season, so there was extra importance placed on spring football at UCLA, the two Arizona schools and the two Oregon schools. After months of talking about how they would do things differently, the new coaches had a chance to implement their systems on the...

Penn State's Barkley is best talent, but QBs to lead draft

Apr. 26, 2018 2:13 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Saquon Barkley is the best player in this year's draft. Yet he might not go in the first handful of picks Thursday night. Huh? Blame the desperation to find quarterbacks in great part for the possibility that the Penn State All-America running back could fall well below where his...

Mike Budenholzer out as coach of Atlanta Hawks

Apr. 25, 2018 11:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Mike Budenholzer wanted to coach elsewhere. The Atlanta Hawks finally agreed it's a good idea. The Hawks and Budenholzer mutually agreed to part ways Wednesday in a move announced by the team in a three-sentence statement. The decision was not totally unexpected as Budenholzer was granted...

Good spring start for Syracuse football _ no big injuries

Apr. 25, 2018 4:22 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Spring football ended on a most promising note for Syracuse and coach Dino Babers. In between treatments for testicular cancer and a bald head under his helmet as evidence of the struggle, quarterback Rex Culpepper hit tight end Ravian Pierce for a 17-yard touchdown on the final play...

Cardinals still in search of elusive long-term QB solution

Apr. 25, 2018 12:26 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — It's a new world for the Arizona Cardinals — a new head coach, new offense, new coordinators and an old problem. The team still needs a long-term solution at quarterback. When the Cardinals hired Carolina defensive coordinator Steve Wilks to replace the retired coach Bruce...

New GM but familiar needs on defense for Green Bay Packers

Apr. 25, 2018 12:12 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A new general manager is in charge of making the picks in the NFL draft this year for the Green Bay Packers, who are stocked with new faces on the coaching staff. So many changes this offseason and yet the Packers will have familiar priorities when the draft starts Thursday night. Think...

Giants facing quarterback questions with the No. 2 pick

Apr. 25, 2018 12:05 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Dave Gettleman and the New York Giants have to answer one question heading into the NFL draft with the second pick overall. Is there another Eli Manning? If the new general manager is convinced there is a guy who can lead to the team to a couple of Super Bowls — and the...

Coach Jon Gruden returns to practice field for Raiders

Apr. 24, 2018 8:28 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Jon Gruden yelled out instructions, called out plays and ran an NFL practice for the first time since leaving coaching nearly a decade ago in Tampa Bay. This was the day Gruden had been waiting for ever since he was hired for a second stint as Oakland Raiders coach. The Raiders...

Raiders keep same draft approach under new coach Gruden

Apr. 24, 2018 3:48 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The approach Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie takes into the NFL draft is no different with Jon Gruden as coach than it was in previous years with Jack Del Rio and Dennis Allen at the helm. "The board will still be doing the talking," McKenzie said. "It really will."...