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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2013 file photo former head coach Jim Lambright smiles as he stands at a concourse entrance in the newly renovated Husky Stadium in Seattle. Lambright has died at age 77, the school announced on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Lambright spent nearly four decades associated with the Washington program as a player, assistant coach and head coach. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)

Former Washington football coach Jim Lambright dies at 77

Mar. 29, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Former Washington football coach Jim Lambright has died at age 77, the school announced on Sunday. Lambright spent nearly four decades associated with the Washington program as a player, assistant coach and head coach. “I'm deeply saddened by the news of Coach Lambright's passing....

WMU promotes assistant Bates to head basketball coach

Mar. 28, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Western Michigan promoted Clayton Bates to be its basketball coach Saturday, with its athletic director saying the coronavirus crisis impacted the school's search. Bates was previously an associate head coach for WMU. He replaces Steve Hawkins, whose tenure ended this month after 17...

The Latest: Sparks guard Wiese tests positive for virus

Mar. 27, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Los Angeles Sparks guard Sydney Wiese posted on Twitter that she tested positive for COVID-19. Wiese said that she was “feeling well — fortunate to only show mild symptoms, but I am capable of spreading...

Villanova hires Denise Dillon as new women's hoops coach

Mar. 27, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Villanova hired former star Denise Dillon as its new women's basketball coach Friday. Dillon, who has spent the last 17 years as the head coach of Drexel, played at Villanova for former coach Harry Perretta, who retired after 42 seasons at the school. Dillon compiled a 329-204 (.617)...

** HOLD FOR STORY ** In this April 11, 2019, photo, provided by Davis Thompson, University of Georgia student-athletes and roommates from left: Ashley Andersen, Morgan Coppoc, Tyler Armistead and Dalaney Hans pose before attending a concert together in Athens, Georgia. Georgia tennis player Morgan Coppoc finds herself in a situation similar to so many other college athletes across the country, back home and hundreds of miles away from campus, lost without her routine and her teammates. Still, she is regularly hearing from her coaches with both updates for the entire team with latest details about the coronavirus and individual check-ins. The UGA counseling also office got in touch with Coppoc immediately and then again to offer sessions by phone that she would have typically attended in person. (Davis Thompson via AP)

Coaches find ways to support young athletes feeling adrift

Mar. 27, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Morgan Coppoc finds herself in a situation similar to so many other college athletes across the country, hundreds of miles away from campus and lost without her routine and her tennis teammates at Georgia. Still, she is regularly hearing from her coaches for individual check-ins as...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, Samantha Rapoport speaks at the NFL Women's Forum in Indianapolis. The forum was begun by Rapoport, the league's senior director of diversity and inclusion. The idea is simple: providing opportunities. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)

New playbook: Women rising through NFL ranks at many levels

Mar. 27, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sophia Lewin was 12 years old when she told her father about her career goal: coaching football. Her dad didn't exactly scoff, but he suggested perhaps scouting would be a more attainable profession. Nowadays, there are women handling both jobs. According to 2019 research by the Institute...

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2018, file photo, Tennessee Titans' Tajae Sharpe (19) makes a touchdown catch against Indianapolis Colts' Kenny Moore during the second half of an NFL football gam, in Indianapolis. After the departure of Stefon Diggs, the Vikings have turned to Sharpe to fill a startling void at wide receiver. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Staying Sharpe: New Vikings receiver follows Diggs departure

Mar. 26, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — To fill a glaring hole at wide receiver opened by the departure of Stefon Diggs, the Minnesota Vikings have turned first to Tajaé Sharpe. Whenever NFL teams are able to gather for practice, Sharpe should at least have a head start on offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's playbook. ...

UIC hires former Texas, Michigan assistant Yaklich as coach

Mar. 26, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois-Chicago hired former Texas and Michigan assistant Luke Yaklich as coach on Thursday. The 43-year-old Yaklich grew up in Illinois, played at Illinois State and coached high school ball in the state before serving as an assistant at his alma mater from 2013-2017. He spent two years...

FILE - In this March 24, 2013, file photo, Florida Gulf Coast's Chase Fieler, top, dunks over San Diego State's Deshawn Stephens during the first half of a third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Philadelphia. The Dunk City Effect, as it's called, accounted for a 35 percent increase in freshman applications following the NCAA run, boosted enrollment from about 13,000 to  more than 15,000, and the academic reputation has been enhanced with higher caliber students being admitted. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

NCAA's storied party crashers includes 'Dunk City,' Loyola

Mar. 26, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

If not for those magical eight days seven years ago, Florida Gulf Coast might still be that upstart school trying to create an identity in the Sunshine State, never mind nationally. Dunk City changed everything. The high-flying Eagles and their showstopping offense earned their place in NCAA Tournament lore when,...

Burcar elevated to full-time coach at Northern Arizona

Mar. 25, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Shane Burcar will be Northern Arizona's full-time basketball coach. The school announced Wednesday that Burcar will have the interim tag removed after leading the Lumberjacks to 16 wins last season. "Despite very broad interest from outstanding coaches throughout the western United...