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Arkansas hires Kenny Payne as associate head coach under John Calipari

Apr. 18, 2024 23:04 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Kenny Payne was hired Thursday as associate head coach at Arkansas under John Calipari. Payne was fired last month after going 12-52 in two seasons as the head coach at Louisville, his alma mater. Before that, he spent 10 years as an...

Giants may consider QB in NFL draft as Daniel Jones recovers from ACL injury

Apr. 18, 2024 16:13 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The previous time the New York Giants had the sixth overall pick in the NFL draft was in 2019 and they surprised many by taking Daniel Jones of Duke to become the heir apparent to two-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback Eli Manning. Five years after the...

Dropping the ball: Jags hope to end decades of ineptitude when it comes to drafting receivers early

Apr. 18, 2024 14:09 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have been mostly inept at drafting wide receivers. They've repeatedly dropped the ball. They have selected nine wideouts over the first three rounds of the NFL draft in three decades of existence, and only two of...

The Steelers made splashy moves in free agency. Don't bet on a return to normalcy in the NFL draft

Apr. 18, 2024 14:02 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — There used to be a time — say the vast majority of the franchise's first 92 seasons — when the Pittsburgh Steelers would rely almost exclusively on the NFL draft to address whatever holes they might have on the roster. Those days appear to be over. ...

Marc-Andre Fleury signs a $2.5M extension with the Wild to return for next season at age 40

Apr. 17, 2024 16:30 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild signed goalie Marc-Andre Fleury to a one-year, $2.5 million contract extension on Wednesday, bringing back the veteran for his age-40 season. Fleury, who turns 40 on Nov. 28, has had a prolific season in which he passed Patrick Roy for...

Former Michigan center Tarris Reed Jr. announces he is transferring to UConn

Apr. 17, 2024 14:57 PM EDT

Former Michigan center Tarris Reed Jr. announced Wednesday that he is transferring to UConn. The 6-foot-10 sophomore averaged 9.0 points and 7.2 rebounds this past season. He entered the transfer portal shortly after Michigan fired coach Juwan Howard in the wake of an 8-24 campaign....

USA Basketball announces its men's team for the Paris Olympics

Apr. 17, 2024 11:56 AM EDT

USA Basketball studied every men's basketball game it has played for about two decades and a clear trend eventually appeared. When the defense isn't good enough, the Americans tend to get themselves into trouble. And the team for the Paris Olympics was built with that in mind. ...

Duke's Jeremy Roach announces plans to enter NBA draft and transfer portal

Apr. 17, 2024 11:56 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke's Jeremy Roach is declaring for the NBA draft and entering the transfer portal if he returns to college. The 6-foot-1 guard announced his plans in a social-media post Tuesday night. He has an additional year of eligibility remaining, granted by the NCAA to...

Barry Trotz switched from NHL coach to GM. It has been a success with Predators back in the playoffs

Apr. 17, 2024 06:14 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Barry Trotz never put a label on whether he was rebuilding, retooling or simply trying to reset the Nashville Predators during his first season as general manager. Revival might be the best word to describe what he has done. Not only has...

Buffalo Sabres fire head coach Don Granato after extending playoff drought to 13th season

Apr. 16, 2024 17:40 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Seven months after general manager Kevyn Adams declared the Sabres’ competitive window of opportunity as being open, it slammed shut on coach Don Granato, who was fired on Tuesday. Expressing his frustration and impatience, Adams launched what now stands as...