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Study: NBA earns overall A grade in diversity hiring

Jun. 18, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A diversity report shows the NBA still leads men's professional sports leagues in racial and gender hiring practices. The annual report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida on Tuesday indicated almost identical scores from last year. The...

Pelicans extend coach Gentry's contract through 2021

Jun. 17, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin says the club is exercising its option to extend coach Alvin Gentry's contract through the 2020-21 season. Gentry has coached four seasons in New Orleans and made one playoff appearance, when New Orleans swept Portland in...

Michigan rides Henry's 3-hitter to 2-0 win over FSU at CWS

Jun. 17, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jesse Franklin hit the second pitch of the game out of TD Ameritrade Park. With the performance Tommy Henry was about to give, that was all the offense Michigan needed. Henry limited Florida State to three hits and Franklin's homer stood up in a 2-0 win Monday night that put the...

Close to home: Anaheim Ducks promote Dallas Eakins to coach

Jun. 17, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Dallas Eakins spent the past four years developing the Anaheim Ducks' top prospects in San Diego and preparing himself for another NHL coaching opportunity. He is getting it with players he knows well, and with the organization that believes in them all. Eakins was hired as the Ducks'...

More than 20 Mississippi students hospitalized in bus crash

Jun. 17, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

MCCARLEY, Miss. (AP) — A bus fell onto its side on a busy Mississippi highway Monday, causing more than 20 high school students to be hospitalized. One student was airlifted to a hospital with severe injuries, Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Ronnie Shive told The Greenwood Commonwealth . Shive...

Rutgers hires Melissa Lehman as women's lacrosse coach

Jun. 17, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers has chosen Penn assistant coach Melissa Lehman to take over the women's lacrosse program. Athletic director Pat Hobbs announced the hiring Monday. Lehman replaces Laura Brand-Sias, who stepped down after 17 seasons. The Scarlet Knights were 5-11 this past season, including...

Idaho's Lisa Johnson hired as Nebraska women's golf coach

Jun. 17, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has hired Lisa Johnson away from Idaho to be the Cornhuskers' new women's golf coach. Athletic director Bill Moos announced Monday that Johnson would take over for Robin Krapfl, who resigned last month after 32 seasons. Johnson was head coach at Idaho from 2007-19 and will be...

Idaho fires coach Don Verlin following investigation

Jun. 14, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Idaho has fired basketball coach Don Verlin after he was placed on administrative leave following a consultant's report that found potential NCAA violations. Idaho announced the firing Friday. Verlin was placed on administrative leave May 28. The school said the decision was made after...

Nick Nurse's nomadic coaching path takes him to an NBA title

Jun. 14, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Whenever Toronto coach Nick Nurse needed inspiration this season, he merely needed to look at his office wall. Hanging there is a big photo, a finish-line shot of the 2015 Travers Stakes at historic Saratoga Race Course. There are two horses in the frame; one is Triple Crown winner...

Huskers bring back A&M aide Will Bolt as Erstad's successor

Jun. 14, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Will Bolt, the captain of Nebraska's most successful baseball teams, was named head coach of the Cornhuskers on Friday after five years as a Texas A&M assistant. The 39-year-old Bolt played shortstop on the Dave Van Horn-coached teams that reached the College World Series in 2001...