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Iowa coach disbands diversity group created after 2020 probe

Jan. 16, 2022 16:59 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz has disbanded an alumni advisory committee that was created after a 2020 investigation found evidence of racial bias against Black players in his program and bullying behavior by some of his assistants. The Gazette reports ...

Coach K back, No. 8 Duke rolls inside to beat NC State

Jan. 15, 2022 17:36 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Mark Williams patrolled the lane with an assertive edge that had him cleaning up misses, swatting away shots and scoring through contact from defenders flailing to stop him. It was a reminder of the 7-foot-1 sophomore's potential up front for eighth-ranked Duke....

AP source: Vikings invite Hackett, 6 others for interviews

Jan. 15, 2022 16:44 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have begun the search for a new coach by seeking interviews with an initial slate of seven candidates, including Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. According to a person with knowledge of the process, speaking...

Joe B. Hall, who led Kentucky to 1978 NCAA title, dies at 93

Jan. 15, 2022 14:08 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Joe B. Hall took on the steep challenge of following a legend and created his own successful legacy. Hall, who succeeded Adolph Rupp and guided Kentucky to a national championship in 1978, has died. He was 93. The program announced Hall’s...

Graham resigns as Hawaii football coach amid controversy

Jan. 15, 2022 00:51 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Todd Graham resigned as the University of Hawaii’s football coach Friday, stepping down amid controversy after completing the second-year of a five-year contract. Graham resigned a week after former players and some parents testified before a state legislative...

NFL executives want, expect more Black coaches to be hired

Jan. 15, 2022 00:14 AM EST

The NFL has taken several steps to improve diversity among leadership positions, yet Mike Tomlin is the only Black head coach after Brian Flores and David Culley were fired this week. League officials say they want to see immediate improvement. “We’ve been working...

Former manager Ausmus named bench coach of Oakland Athletics

Jan. 14, 2022 21:49 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former Tigers and Angels manager Brad Ausmus will be the new bench coach of the Oakland Athletics under first-year manager Mark Kotsay. The A's announced Kotsay's staff Friday. Ausmus, who interviewed for the Mets managerial opening and has a 386-422 record...

Bears interview Flores for coach job, Ireland for GM opening

Jan. 14, 2022 20:08 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears interviewed former Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores and New Orleans Saints assistant general manager Jeff Ireland for their vacant coach and GM jobs on Friday. Flores was fired Monday by Miami after leading the Dolphins to a 24-25 record...

Texans GM says differences in opinion led to Culley's firing

Jan. 14, 2022 19:55 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans general manager Nick Caserio on Friday defended his decision to fire head coach David Culley after just one season, citing differences in opinion about the organization’s path forward. The Texans announced the firings of Culley and offensive...

Chip Kelly staying at UCLA, agrees to new 4-year contract

Jan. 14, 2022 19:49 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA football coach Chip Kelly agreed to a new four-year contract Friday after leading the Bruins to their best season since 2015. The agreement came two days before the $9 million buyout on Kelly’s original contract would have expired. Kelly said he had...