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Gold medalist Jordyn Wieber to lead Arkansas gymnastics

Apr. 25, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has hired Olympic gold medalist and former world all-around champion Jordyn Wieber as head coach of its women's gymnastics team. Athletic director Hunter Yurachek announced the hiring Wednesday. Wieber, who just finished her third season as a volunteer assistant coach at...

Football lifer John Milligan to coach high school in Upton

Apr. 25, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

UPTON, Mass. (AP) — John Milligan has seen it all when it comes to football. From winning four consecutive Big Ten championships as a University of Michigan player in the 1980s, to chewing out current New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after bad throws as a graduate assistant - Milligan's been...

Bruins and Blue Jackets ready for 1st playoff matchup

Apr. 24, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins have home-ice advantage through a potential trip to the Stanley Cup Final, and they have the Columbus Blue Jackets to thank for it. They'll get a chance to show their gratitude in the TD Garden on Thursday night. The Bruins host Columbus in Game 1 of the second round...

DA declines to charge Chiefs' Hill in domestic violence case

Apr. 24, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A county prosecutor declined to charge Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill with a crime Wednesday in a domestic incident that involved his fiance and their 3-year-old child. Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe acknowledged that "we believe a crime has occurred, however,...

Predators disappointed after earliest playoff exit since '15

Apr. 24, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators had every piece in place for another long playoff run chasing the Stanley Cup. So they thought. Now they have a longer offseason to fix the NHL's worst power play and the issues that proved so costly in being ousted in the first round for the first time since...

MLS increases Kaku's suspension to 3 games

Apr. 24, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer has increased New York Red Bulls midfielder Kaku's suspension from one to three games and fined him for reckless conduct for kicking the ball into the sideline stands. The league announced the increased penalties Wednesday. Kaku initially received a red card and an...

Roethlisberger, 37, to remain with Steelers through 2021

Apr. 24, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have reiterated repeatedly during an eventful offseason that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger remains the team's unquestioned leader. They have handed him a new deal to prove it. The Steelers and the two-time Super Bowl winner agreed to terms on a contract extension...

Jackie Stiles leaving Missouri State to coach at Oklahoma

Apr. 24, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State women's basketball icon Jackie Stiles is leaving the school to be an assistant coach at Oklahoma. Oklahoma announced Wednesday that it hired Stiles, who has been on the Lady Bears coaching staff for six seasons under former coach Kellie Harper. The Springfield...

Chiefs' addition of Clark another controversial decision

Apr. 24, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have made a habit of inciting controversy during the NFL draft in the Andy Reid era by acquiring players that have a history of off-the-field issues. This year, they didn't even wait until the draft. The Chiefs swung a blockbuster trade with the Seattle...

Buffalo women's basketball coach agrees to 5-year extension

Apr. 24, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo has agreed to sign women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack to a five-year contract extension after she led the program to its third NCAA Tournament berth in four years. The new contract runs through the 2023-24 season and will pay her an annual base salary of $270,000,...