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Panthers hire Richard Rodgers as secondary coach

Jul. 17, 2018 10:50 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have hired Richard Rodgers as the secondary coach and Jeff Imamura will be the assistant secondary/cornerbacks coach. Carolina also hired Vincent Rivera as defensive quality control coach Tuesday. Mark Carrier, who has served as the team's director of player engagement...

Carolina hires ex-NHL player Chynoweth as assistant coach

Jul. 17, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have hired former NHL player Dean Chynoweth as an assistant coach. General manager Don Waddell announced the hiring Tuesday, saying the former New York Islanders assistant brings "a great deal of experience as both a player and a coach to the organization." The...

College Football Playoff hires Big Sky commissioner as COO

Jul. 17, 2018 1:51 PM EDT

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The College Football Playoff has hired Big Sky Commissioner Andrea Williams to be its chief operating officer. Williams has led the Big Sky for the past two years. She has also been a member of the College Football Playoff's advisory committee and stadium operations team. Williams...

St. Louis stunner: Cards fire Matheny with club near .500

Jul. 15, 2018 2:42 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals aren't accustomed to stretches of mediocrity, and certainly not to reports of clubhouse unrest. The prospect of a third straight year without a postseason berth has spelled the end for manager Mike Matheny. Matheny was stunningly fired Saturday night following an...

AP NewsAlert

Jul. 14, 2018 11:22 PM EDT
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have fired manager Mike Matheny in his seventh season.

Grambling State hires Hall to lead softball program

Jul. 14, 2018 3:24 PM EDT

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Grambling State has new leadership at the helm of its softball program. GSU Athletic Director Paul Bryant confirmed to The News-Star the hiring of Nakeya Hall as the next Lady Tigers softball coach. Hall is the reigning top coach in the Southwestern Athletic Conference after leading...

Scandal-hit USOC picks golf executive Sarah Hirshland as CEO

Jul. 12, 2018 7:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Sarah Hirshland's biggest coup to date as a sports executive was brokering the billion-dollar deal that moved the TV home of golf's U.S. Open from NBC to Fox. Her next mission, as CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, will be more delicate — repairing a frayed relationship between...

Marlins suspend business relationship with Papa John's

Jul. 12, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins have suspended their business relationship with Papa John's after the company's chairman of the board apologized for using a racial slur and resigned. In a statement Thursday, the Marlins said "derogatory and insensitive comments" by John Schnatter weren't reflective of the...

Sabres hire Steve Smith to coaching staff

Jul. 11, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres coach Phil Housley has hired Steve Smith to his staff. Smith was a three-time Stanley Cup winner in Edmonton during a 16-year career, also playing for the Blackhawks and Flames. He has nine years of experience as an NHL assistant, including the past four in Carolina....

Panthers owner under contract to keep Richardson statue

Jul. 10, 2018 4:01 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While new Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper would like the focus to be on his plans for the team's future, he cannot completely put the franchise's sullied past behind him. Tepper has to keep the prominent statue of Panthers' founder Jerry Richardson outside of the stadium as part...