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The Florida Panthers skate off the ice after their team's 5-1 loss to the New York Islanders in an NHL Stanley Cup Playoff qualifying round hockey game in Toronto, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

Dale Tallon, after 10 seasons, out as Florida Panthers' GM

Aug. 10, 2020 8:09 AM EDT

The Florida Panthers will have a new general manager next season, making the announcement early Monday that Dale Tallon is leaving the franchise after 10 years. Tallon’s contract as president of hockey operations and general manager expired July 1, and was extended by Panthers owner Vincent Viola to get...

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 4, 2006 filer, Italy's Andrea Pirlo celebrates his side's first goal by teammate Fabio Grosso in the extra time of the semifinal World Cup soccer match between Germany and Italy in Dortmund, Germany. World Cup winner Pirlo was named Thursday, July 30, 2020, coach of Juventus’ under-23 team, which plays in Serie C. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

Pirlo hired to replace fired Sarri at Juventus

Aug. 8, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

TURIN, Italy (AP) — World Cup winner Andrea Pirlo was named Juventus’ new coach on Saturday, hours after Maurizio Sarri was fired. Pirlo was given a two-year contract, Juventus announced. Sarri was fired after his first season in charge ended with the team’s Champions League exit. Despite...

Saints sign linebacker Bradham, activate linebacker Ellis

Aug. 7, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have signed linebacker Nigel Bradham and activated linebacker Kaden Elliss from the club's Reserve/Covid-19 list, general manager Mickey Loomis said Friday. The 6-foot-2, 241-pound Bradham is an eight-year veteran out of Florida State who began his NFL career as a...

Arizona Coyotes' Michael Grabner (40) celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Coyotes advance with 4-3 overtime win over Predators

Aug. 7, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes got a reprieve when the postseason was expanded for the NHL's restarted season, only to face the distraction of their general manager resigning right before leaving for Edmonton. More adversity hit when Nashville sent Game 4 of the Stanley Cup qualifier series...

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2020, file photo, Texas Tech head coach Marlene Stollings reacts to a play in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor in Waco Texas. Texas Tech women's basketball players have accused Stollings and her staff of fostering a culture of abuse that led to an exodus from the program, according to a report published Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in USA Today. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte, File)

Texas Tech women's coach fired one day after report of abuse

Aug. 7, 2020 3:47 AM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech fired women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings on Thursday, a day after a scathing newspaper report alleging a culture of abuse in her program. Athletic director Kirby Hocutt announced the firing in a one-sentence statement while adding that he planned to address the...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) looks to pass during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in East Rutherford, N.J. Jones is facing a much different challenge in his second season with the Giants. The No. 6 pick overall in the 2019 NFL draft is no longer a rookie and he is not at training camp as the understudy and heir apparent to Eli Manning as the Giants' quarterback. Unless something drastic happens, Jones will be the starter when New York kicks off the Joe Judge-era as coach in a Monday night home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. (AP Photo/Vera Nieuwenhuis, File)

Jones facing new challenges in 2nd year with new O, no Eli

Aug. 6, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

Daniel Jones is facing a much different challenge in his second season with the New York Giants. The No. 6 pick overall in last year's draft is no longer a rookie, and he is not at training camp as the understudy and heir apparent to Eli Manning as the Giants' quarterback. Unless something drastic happens, Jones...

Maryland football coach forms group to aid minority hiring

Aug. 6, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland football coach Michael Locksley has helped create an organization designed to give minority coaches a better chance to be hired and advance at the college and pro level. Locksley announced Thursday the formation of the National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches. The...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018 file photo, Larry Nassar, former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation's top gymnasts, appears in Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Mich. The sentencing Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, of former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach Kathie Klages to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and university doctor Larry Nassar is the latest development from the sexual assault scandal that has rocked the school.  (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

Aug. 4, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

The sentencing Tuesday of a former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach Kathie Klages to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and university doctor Larry Nassar is the latest development from the sexual assault scandal. Nassar was convicted on charges related to...

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. The Vikings have signed Spielman to a multi-year contract extension(AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Vikings sign GM Spielman to multi-year contract extension

Aug. 3, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have doubled down on their reliance on stability as a vital ingredient for securing that elusive Super Bowl trophy. The Vikings signed general manager Rick Spielman to a multi-year contract extension on Monday, matching their recent commitment to head coach Mike...

Cowboys dump Forbath, clear path for 'Greg the Leg' Zuerlein

Aug. 1, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys released Kai Forbath on Saturday, clearing the way for Greg Zuerlein to be their kicker in 2020. Forbath signed a one-year contract in March after making all 10 kicks as the midseason replacement for a struggling Brett Maher in 2019. Zuerlein signed a three-year...