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NC State back in Top 25, latest gain in Keatts' overhaul

Feb. 07, 2023 04:18 AM EST

Kevin Keatts believed he could change North Carolina State's trajectory. He's being proven right with the 22nd-ranked Wolfpack back in the AP Top 25. N.C. State cracked the rankings for the first time in four years Monday entering Tuesday's trip to No. 8 Virginia. That's one of six...

Vikings hire Brian Flores as defensive coordinator

Feb. 06, 2023 20:15 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings hired Brian Flores as their defensive coordinator on Monday, their first step toward trying to revive a once-dominant unit that ranked among the NFL's worst last season. Flores was a senior defensive assistant and linebackers coach this...

If Iowa offense ups its game, OC Brian Ferentz recoups pay

Feb. 06, 2023 18:25 PM EST

Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz is taking a pay cut as part of a new contract that will reward him if the Hawkeyes average 25 points and win at least seven games next season — and make it easier to fire him if they don’t. The athletic department on Monday released an...

Nielsen lays out goal for Falcons D: Just get stops

Feb. 06, 2023 16:19 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — At the start of his first week at the Atlanta Falcons practice facility, new defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen said he’s not willing to commit to a 4-3 or 3-4 as the base alignment of his multiple schemes. “Let’s just stop people,” Nielsen said...

Jesse Marsch fired by Leeds after nearly a year in charge

Feb. 06, 2023 13:35 PM EST

Jesse Marsch didn't get the chance to save Leeds from relegation again. The American coach was fired on Monday after nearly a year in charge of the English team, which looks set to be battling against relegation for the second straight season in the Premier League. ...

Coaching carousel spins perfectly for Bruins, Stars, Knights

Feb. 06, 2023 13:22 PM EST

Getting fired by the Boston Bruins didn't stop former coach Bruce Cassidy from picking up the phone and giving some advice when replacement Jim Montgomery called to ask. Getting fired by the Vegas Golden Knights also didn't stop Peter DeBoer from answering a call from Cassidy, who...

Jaromír Jágr scores his record 1,099th goal at almost 51

Feb. 06, 2023 09:56 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Jaromír Jágr celebrated his 51st birthday about a week early by scoring his 1,099th goal to overtake Wayne Gretzky at the top of the chart. Jágr, who will turn 51 on Feb. 15, scored for the Kladno Knights on Sunday in 5-4 loss at Trinec in the Czech league. ...

Timberwolves cruise to 128-98 win against Jokic-less Nuggets

Feb. 05, 2023 22:37 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — D’Angelo Russell had 14 of his 18 points in the first quarter and added 10 assists, Anthony Edwards scored 20 and the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised to a 128-98 win Sunday night against the Denver Nuggets, who were missing two-time MVP Nikola Jokic and three other starters on...

Siakam, Raptors rally past Grizzlies 106-103 as Morant sits

Feb. 05, 2023 22:01 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Pascal Siakam scored 19 points, including a pair of free throws with 9 seconds left, and the Toronto Raptors rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 106-103 on Sunday. Jaren Jackson Jr. missed a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds left that would...

Panthers hire Evero as new defensive coordinator

Feb. 05, 2023 17:43 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with Ejiro Evero on Sunday to be their new defensive coordinator. The 42-year-old Evero was the Denver Broncos defensive coordinator last season and was one of nine candidates to interview for the Panthers head...