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Jets' Douglas fills out staff with Hogan, Savage, Alexander

Jun. 19, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Douglas filled out his front office staff with some familiar faces who have plenty of NFL experience. The New York Jets general manager hired Rex Hogan as the team's assistant GM, Chad Alexander as director of player personnel, Phil Savage as senior football adviser and Chris Nolan as a...

New York Islanders hire Jim Hiller an assistant coach

Jun. 19, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders have hired Jim Hiller as an assistant coach. The Islanders announced the addition to Barry Trotz's staff Wednesday. Hiller spent the past four seasons as an assistant with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was an assistant with the Detroit Red Wings during the...

Iowa fires volleyball coach, cooperating with NCAA

Jun. 19, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa fired volleyball coach Bond Shymansky on Wednesday, saying an independent investigation by an outside law firm determined he committed a major NCAA rules violation. Iowa said Shymansky intentionally provided an impermissible benefit to a prospect who went on to compete for the...

Preds hire Scuderi, Bordeleau, Rook as development coaches

Jun. 18, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have hired Rob Scuderi, Sebastien Bordeleau and Dave Rook as development coaches to help polish their prospects for the NHL. General manager David Poile announced the hirings Tuesday. Scuderi will develop defensemen, with Bordeleau working with forwards and...

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'...

For US men, Gold Cup finally brings chance for revival

Jun. 17, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — The overarching goal for the fledgling U.S. men's soccer team, as frequently stated by new coach Gregg Berhalter, has been to improve the perception of this sputtering program within the cutthroat hierarchy of global soccer. Though a strong performance in the CONCACAF Gold Cup probably...

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...

Minnesota wrestlers accused of criminal sexual conduct

Jun. 17, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A star wrestler for the University of Minnesota is shocked by his arrest on sexual misconduct charges, as he has nothing to hide and has been cooperating with investigators, his lawyer said Monday. Gable Steveson, 19, and teammate Dylan Martinez, 21, were arrested Saturday night on...

Oregon State's Adley Rutschman winner of Dick Howser Award

Jun. 15, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State catcher and top overall draft pick Adley Rutschman is winner of the Dick Howser Trophy as college baseball player of the year. The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced its major award winners Saturday. UCLA reliever Holden Powell was named Stopper of...

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...