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Mike Macdonald returning to Ravens as defensive coordinator

Jan. 27, 2022 22:39 PM EST

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have hired Mike Macdonald as their defensive coordinator, bringing him back from the college ranks after a season at Michigan. The Ravens announced the move Thursday night. The 34-year-old Macdonald was Michigan's...

Chicago Bears hire Colts DC Matt Eberflus as head coach

Jan. 27, 2022 20:52 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Eberflus is the new coach of the Chicago Bears, tasked with turning around a franchise mired in mediocrity for much of the past decade. The Bears announced Eberflus' hiring on Thursday night. He spent the past four years as Indianapolis’ defensive coordinator....

James, 1st-timers Morant, Wiggins named All-Star starters

Jan. 27, 2022 20:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James will return to Cleveland as an All-Star Game captain, with another former Cavaliers No. 1 pick joining him as this season's surprise selection. Golden State's Andrew Wiggins was voted to his first All-Star Game, with Memphis guard Ja Morant also set for...

Vikes GM: Wall Street to NFL is 'different canvas, same art'

Jan. 27, 2022 20:19 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Kwesi Adofo-Mensah spent his first eight years out of Princeton on Wall Street, working as a commodities trader and a portfolio manager. Crossing the country to continue his studies and become an economics professor at Stanford was only the start of a sharp turn...

AP source: Kane joining Oilers after being cleared by NHL

Jan. 27, 2022 19:22 PM EST

The NHL has cleared Evander Kane after an investigation into his cross-border travel during the holiday break, paving the way for him to join the Edmonton Oilers. A person with knowledge of the deal said Thursday that Kane has agreed to terms with the Oilers on a contract for the...

Broncos hire Packers OC Nathaniel Hackett as their new coach

Jan. 27, 2022 18:50 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett has agreed to become the Denver Broncos' new head coach. He replaces Vic Fangio, who was fired a day after the Broncos finished 7-10, their sixth consecutive season out of the playoffs and fifth...

Brian Flores talks to Giants about vacant head coaching job

Jan. 27, 2022 18:44 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Recently fired Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores has interviewed for the vacant job with the New York Giants. The 40-year-old Flores met with co-owners Steve Tisch and John Mara, new general manager Joe Schoen and senior vice president of player...

AP source: Raiders make request to interview Josh McDaniels

Jan. 27, 2022 18:44 PM EST

The Las Vegas Raiders have made a request to interview New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels for their head coach opening. A person familiar with the search said Thursday the Raiders made the request to speak with McDaniels about filling the void left when Jon Gruden...

MLB not requiring COVID-19 vaccines for minor leaguers

Jan. 27, 2022 15:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will not require players with minor league contracts to be vaccinated against COVID-19 this season but is mandating that most staff receive the shots. While players with major league contracts are unionized and rules regarding them must be...

'It's a man's world': Male athletes leading way in NIL money

Jan. 27, 2022 15:14 PM EST

Male athletes are leading the way six months after the NCAA cleared the way for college athletes to earn money on their celebrity. They lead in total name, image and likeness compensation and have more NIL deals than women, according to third-party data from July 1 through Dec. 31...